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Intense Cycles Primer Expert

Intense Cycles Primer Expert
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Intense's Primer delivers all the benefits of a twenty-niner with the responsiveness of a two seven five. The Primer's dialed geometry and 115mm-130mm of adjustable travel come together to create a magical ride that's part XC rocket, part aggressive trail bike, and a whole lot of fun ripping across miles of singletrack. Intense founder Jeff Steber tweaked the VPP suspension design to ensure sure-footed stability when it's time to drop the hammer. The Primer adheres to modern rider preference with a longer front center, short chainstays, slack head angle, and steeper seat tube, providing more room in the cockpit and tons of control for blasting through rough sections of trail. These slight changes to frame design, combined with Boost axle spacing, allow for the use of wider tires and more lateral stiffness—two improvements that'll help you rail tight turns and clean technical lines like never before. The Primer Expert Build gives you a solid mix of components, like Shimano's trusted XT brakes and transmission, for no-nonsense performance you can count on. Paired with the lauded suppleness of RockShox' Pike RC fork and Monarch RC3 Debonair shock, this Primer is ready to rock right out the door.


Frame Primer 29 Monocoque UD Carbon Front and Rear Triangle, Alloy Top Link, Internal Derailleur Routing, Integrated protector, 115 -130 mm travel
Fork RockShox Pike RC, 29” 15QR Thru Axle, 140mm Travel, BOOST
Headset TS Intense Headset, 25 mm of spacers
Rear Shock RockShox Monarch RC3 Debonair, 200x 51 mm
Axles 110x15 (front); 148x12 (rear)
Rims/Wheels DT Swiss M 1900 SPLINE® 29" BOOST, Tubeless Ready
Hubs 28 Hole DT Swiss SPLINE® hub with pawl drive system, silk matt black (front); 148x12 BOOST Hub Shimano Driver, centerlock (rear)
Spokes DT Competition 2.0/1.8/2.0
Tires Schwalbe Nobby Nic Snakeskin, PSC Folding, 29x2.35 (front), 29x2.25 (rear)
Crankset Race Face Turbine
Chainrings 32T
Chain Shimano 11 speed
Rear Cogs Shimano DEORE XT, 11-SPEED, 11-46
Shifters Shimano DEORE XT, RIGHT, 11-SPEED
Handlebars RENTHAL FatBar LITE 20mm - 760mm
Tape/Grips Intense Dual Density Lock-On
Stem Thomson Elite X4: 50mm
Brake Levers Shimano XT Hydraulic
Brakes Shimano XT Hydraulic Disc, centerlock rotors, 180 mm front and 160 mm rear
Saddle WTB Silverado Race
Seat Post RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6mm x 420 mm, zero offset, 125 mm of travel

* Subject to change without notice.


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