Intense 2021 Primer 29 Expert MTB


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Our 140mm/150mm travel Primer 29 trail bike is pure perfection… everywhere. Rolling on super-fast 29” wheels the Primer 29 will give you trail-flattening speed over any obstacle, both on tough climbs and technical descents.

In short, the Primer 29 is the ultimate all-round premium trail bike. It could be the only mountain bike you’ll ever need.
The Primer 29 trail bike is the most versatile model in our range. With 140mm of rear travel and 150mm up front we have designed a bike that is capable and balanced off road, but also nimble and fun at the same time. The Primer is a bike that is equally at home on long all-day rides, laps in your local woods or a multi-day adventures. It gives a confidence inspiring trail ride, it’s the ultimate all-rounder.
Fast rolling, balanced, powerful and fun.
The frame is the heart and soul of any bike, and all of our Primers are built around our perfectly designed monocoque carbon frame, with a dual-strut design rear triangle, optimized carbon fibre layup, a carbon top link, titanium hardware throughout, internal (and silent) tubes for shifter, dropper post and brake routing, ISCG05 mounts, Flak guard armour frame protection on the downtube, a threaded bottom bracket shell and our adjustable ‘Flip Chip’ technology.
What is a flip chip? Or adjustable geometry.
Our Flip Chip technology allows you to quickly switch between two positions to alter the Primer’s geometry which gives you different handling characteristics. The ‘Low’ setting is for most normal everyday riding, but if you are mainly going to be hitting the downhills then you have the ability to easily switch to the ‘Lower’ setting. Going from the Low to Lower mode slackens the headangle by 0.6º, drops the bottom bracket by 7mm and shortens the reach by 6mm (figures for Primer 29 in Large). What this means is that the bike in the Lowest setting will eat up the descents and rail any corner even more so than before. It’s your choice.
The js tuned trail link.
We talk a lot about JS Tuned here at INTENSE. JS stands for Jeff Steber (our founder and CEO) and simply put it is a system that focuses on all of the individual parts that make up one of our bikes: from suspension, geometry, wheel size, materials and component spec. The key element of JS Tuned is our suspension system that uses two counter-rotating links to connect the front and rear triangles of the bike. The links are specifically placed to allow for separation between the pedalling and braking forces from the suspension performance. Every model in our range has its own personal and specific JS tune.


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Frame: Primer 29” Optimized Layup Monocoque UD Carbon Front and Rear Triangle, Carbon top link, Ti hardware, internal shift, dropper post and brake routing. ISCG05 mounts, flack guard armour, 140mm (5.5″) travel
Fork: Fox Performance Float 36, 29″ 150mm Travel, GRIP, 51mm offset, Boost 110x15mm
Shock: Fox Performance Float DPX2, 210mm x 50mm (140mm), 3-position (open/trail/closed)
Wheelset: ETHIRTEEN LG1 Enduro Race 30MM Rim INTENSE Alloy Hub/ Boost
Hubs: INTENSE Alloy hubs 32 Hole 15×110 front, 12×148 rear hub 6-bolt
Tyres: Front: Maxxis Minion DHR II WT Exo+ 29″x 2.4”
  Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II WT Exo+ 29″x 2.4”
Shifter: Sram NX Eagle 12SP Trigger
Rear derailleur: Sram NX Eagle 12SP
Crank: Sram NX Eagle 12SP, DUB, 32t, 170mm SM-LG/ 175mm XL / Boost
Cassette: Sram PG1230 Eagle 12SP, 11-50T
Chain: Sram NX Eagle 12SP
Bottom bracket: Sram DUB BSA 73MM Bottom Bracket (Threaded)
Saddle: WTB Silverado Sport w/ Cr-Mo Rails
Seatpost: INTENSE Recon 31.6mm dropper, 125mm SM / 150mm MD-LG /  170mm XL
Handlebar: INTENSE Recon Alloy 780mm
Stem: INTENSE Recon 45mm
Headset: Tange Seiki ZS44-EC49/40
Brakeset: Shimano M6120 Front (Four Piston) 180mm Rotors / Shimano M6120 Rear (Four Piston) 180mm Rotors

*All specifications listed are subject to change without notice.* Accessories sold separately*

Low Setting

Note: 29 geometry taken at top out with 557mm axle to crown length and 51mm fork offset.

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Size Small Medium Large X-Large
A: SEATTUBE LENGTH 408.4MM/ 16.08” 430.8MM/ 16.96” 451MM/ 17.8” 475.5MM/ 18.7” 
B: EFFECTIVE TOPTUBE 577MM/ 22.7” 607.4MM/ 23.9” 635.6MM/ 25” 672MM/ 26.5”  
C: STACK 610.9MM / 24” 611MM / 24” 620.4MM / 24.42” 638.9MM/ 25.2” 
D: REACH 420 mm/ 16.5″ 450 mm/ 17.72″ 475 mm/ 18.7″ 505MM/ 19.9”  
E: BB HEIGHT 345 mm/ 13.59″ 345 mm/ 13.59″ 345 mm/ 13.59″ 345 mm/ 13.59″
F: BB DROP 30.3MM/ 1.2” 30.4MM/ 1.2” 30.52MM/ 1.2” 30.66MM/ 1.21” 
G: HEADTUBE LENGTH 90 mm/ 3.54″ 90MM/ 3.54” 100MM/ 3.94” 120MM/ 4.7”  
H: HEADTUBE ANGLE 65.9 ? 65.9 ? 65.9 ?  65.9 ? 
I: SEATTUBE ANGLE 75 ? 75 ? 75 ?  75 ? 
J: STANDOVER HEIGHT 813.3MM/ 32” 812.6MM/ 32” 817MM/ 32.16” 826MM/ 32.5” 
K: CHAINSTAY LENGTH 440MM/ 17.3”” 440MM/ 17.3” 440MM/ 17.3”  440MM/ 17.3” 
L: WHEELBASE 1167.9MM/ 46” 1198MM/ 47.2 1226.9MM/ 48.3” 1264.9MM/ 49.8”
SUGGESTED RIDER HEIGHT 5’0″-5’6″ 5’5″-5’10” 5’9″-6’1″  5’11”-6’6″


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