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Intense Cycles Primer Foundation

Intense Cycles Primer Foundation
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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 a little 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 Foundation Build makes jumping into the world of carbon-framed trail bikes a little less intimidating with a smart mix of parts and components. The SRAM NX/GX 1x drivetrain paired with the solid-performing Race Face Aeffect crankset provide efficient power transmission, and the lauded RockShox Pike RC fork and Monarch R Debonair shock combo offer performance capabilities you'll love.


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 R Debonair, 200x 51 mm
Axles 110x15 (front); 148x12 (rear)
Rims/Wheels Sun Helix TR25, 29", Tubeless Ready
Hubs Intense 32 Hole
Spokes DT Swiss Champion
Tires Schwalbe Nobby Nic Snakeskin, PSC Folding, 29x2.35 (front), 29x2.25 (rear)
Crankset Race Face Aeffect
Chainrings 32T
Chain SRAM NX 11 Speed
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX 11 Speed
Rear Cogs SRAM NX 11-42, 11 speed
Shifters SRAM NX, 11 speed
Handlebars Intense Recon 31.8 x 18 x 760 mm
Tape/Grips Intense Dual Density Lock-On
Stem Intense, 50mm
Brake Levers Shimano BL M506
Brakes Shimano BL M506 180 mm front and 160 mm rear
Saddle WTB Silverado SPORT
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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