Mountain Equipment Company

Intense 2020 Primer 27.5 Expert Bike - Unisex


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The bike for trail escape artists. Twisty tight singletrack and hairpin turns don't bother you. And this machine has the manoeuvrability for you to squirm out of terrain traps or squeeze through the steep and narrow. Bomber shocks keep your ride a fun-fest, no matter what the trail of the day is. Agile and nimble, it's geometry positions you effectively for cruel climbs and jaw droppers, and whatever falls in between.

  • Full carbon frame scales down the weight while keeping your ride feel nimble and agile
  • Agressive enduro/trail geometry gives a 65.2 degree headtube angle
  • Reach: Small (420 mm); Medium (450 mm); and Large (475 mm)
  • Internal cable routing keeps shifter, seatpost and brake cables tidy
  • Fox Performance 34 fork absorbs shock with 150mm of travel
  • Fox Performance DPX2 (3-pos) handles well on small or big bumps
  • SRAM NX Eagle crankset gives you lively power on hills, bumps or loose sections
  • Shimano M500/M520 hydraulic disc brakes provide powerful all-conditions braking
  • SRAM NX Eagle shifters give rapid response gearing
  • SRAM NX Eagle rear derailleur provides quick gear changes
  • SRAM NX Eagle chain for durable drive power
  • Dropper seat post
  • Front tire: Maxxis High Roller II 27.5 x 2.5
  • Rear tire: Maxxis Agressor 27.5 x 2.3
  • Bikes are covered by MEC's Rocksolid Guarantee and Bike Service Agreement. You can bring your Intense Bike to any MEC bike shop for free adjustments and minor maintenance for 1 year after purchase
  • Includes an Intense gift box with over $150 of free stuff – like a torque wrench set, shock pump and extra valve stems for going tubeless
  • Based in Temecula, California, Intense Cycles have been building aggressive, game-changing and flat-out rad mountain bikes since 1993

Tech specs

Weight13.72kg (Medium)
Ideal for
  • Trail riding
  • Enduro
FrameIntense Primer 27.5 carbon
ForkFox Float 34 Performance
Front travel150mm
Rear travel140mm
Rear shockFox Factory DPX2
StemIntense Recon 45mm 31.8mm
SeatpostIntense Recon
HeadsetIntense TS
HandlebarsIntense Recon 780mm 31.8mm
Grips/tapeIntense Dual Density Lock-on
  • Shimano M520 (hydraulic disc)
  • Shimano M500 (hydraulic disc)
Brake leversShimano M500 Disc
ShiftersSRAM NX Eagle
Derailleur (front)N/A
Derailleur (rear)SRAM NX Eagle
Crank + ringsSRAM NX DUB 32T
Bottom bracketDUB BSA
PedalsSold separately
Hub (front)Alloy
SRAM PG 1230 Eagle 12-speed 11-50T
ChainSRAM Eagle NX
RimsE13 LG1 Enduro Race
SaddleWTB Silverado Sport
Made inTaiwan


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