After the recent launch of Intense’s first plus bike we have more to keep the taste buds tingling. The Intense Primer is a new addition to the 29er category and takes over from the Spider 29 comp.
Words: Ieuan Williams Photos: Callum Philpott
Straight off the bat you can see that there is a real air of quality in every inch of this bike. From the clean cut paint work and detailing down to the parts spec on the build. The single sided rear stay also adds a look slick, clean and refined touch to the carbon frame. This is a real no nonsense bike.
For 2017, Jeff Steber has really focused on making these new look Intense frames with a longer reach and a shorter rear stay length. These updates are accompanied with the new I box link and a super low standover height – this bike seems to have an awful lot going for itself.
The Primer comes with four different builds and two frame options. The two lower specification builds the ‘Foundation’ and ‘Expert’ come with a standard carbon layout, stainless hardware, alloy top link and cheaper parts spec starting out at £4,099. This then ranges up to the top two builds the ‘Pro’ and ‘Factory’ topping out at an impressive £7,999 but with ti hardware, a lighter carbon layout in the SL frame, a carbon top link and what can only be described at a dream specification build you can see where the money is!