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Intense Cycles Primer S Expert

Intense Cycles Primer S Expert
  • Color: Grey
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For more aggressive trail riders that are looking for a firmer and more responsive setup, the Intense Primer S delivers when it comes to all-around trail and enduro riding performance. Featuring all of the benefits of the Intense Primer, the S model boasts an innovative 279 wheel set-up, with a 29" wheel in the front for easy rolling over tough terrain paired with a 27.5" rear wheel for maximum maneuverability and traction when firing down the trails. The Primer S is light for enjoyable climbing but fast and aggressive for challenging descents.

Tested and developed with some of the fastest athletes, the 2020 INTENSE Primer models feature a brand new full-carbon frame, utilizing the latest technology and specifically tailored for each wheel-size with a hands-on, passionate approach. Complementing the frame is a new JS Trail Link system, which offers incredible performance on mixed terrain thanks to its ideal curve through the travel with a positive pedal platform, which ensures the INTENSE Primer is well-suited to both long climbs and chunky descents.

- Primer S "279" Trail Monocoque Carbon Frame
- Fox Performance 36 150mm fork
- Fox Performance DPX2 shock
- SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain
- E13 LG1 Enduro Race wheels with Intense alloy hubs

Wider than standard yet narrower than fat, plus-size rims and tires hit the sweet spot in grip, stability, and speed, giving you more confidence on technical terrain. Compared to a standard tire you’ll feel grip in places you wouldn’t expect thanks to a bigger contact patch and greater rollover clearance. More air volume allows lower tire pressures which softens bumps and increases float on sand or snow. Whether you’re a novice or an expert, the benefits of plus-size tires and rims will amplify your mountain biking fun.

A dropper seatpost allows you to quickly lower and raise your seat to give you an ideal riding position. Dropping your seat creates a lower center of gravity for better control and maneuverability on steep descents, while raising it puts you at normal riding height for efficient pedaling.

Construction can include either hydraulic- or cable-actuated systems and the post’s travel can either be infinitely adjustable or stopped at set intervals, depending on the model.

Dropper seatposts come in standard lengths and diameters and vary by the amount of travel.


Frame PRIMER S “279” Trail Monocoque Carbon Frame, Optimized Layup Carbon fiber, Carbon top link, Titanium hardware, Internal shift, dropper post, and brake routing, ISCG05 mounts, Flak guard armor
Fork Fox Performance 36 / 150mm / Boost /  Quick Release Axle / 51mm Offset
Headset INTENSE Tapered
Rear Shock Fox Performance DPX2 / 210m x 50m / 3-position (Open, Trail, Lock-out)
Axles Front: 15 x 110mm Boost thru-axle
Rear: 12 x 148mm Boost thru-axle
Rims/Wheels E13 LG1 Enduro Race / 29” x 30mm Front / 27.5” x 35mm Rear / Boost
Hubs INTENSE alloy hubs 32 Hole 6-bolt, XD
Spokes E13
Tires Front: Maxxis Minion DHR II 29 x 2.60"
Rear: Maxxis Rekon+ 27.5 x 2.80"
Crankset SRAM NX Eagle 12-speed / DUB / 170mm / Boost
Chainrings 32T
Bottom Bracket DUB BSA 73mm Bottom Bracket (Threaded)
Chain SRAM NX Eagle 12-speed
Rear Derailleur SRAM NX Eagle 12-speed
Cassette/Rear Cogs SRAM PG 1230 Eagle 12sp / 11-50T
Shifters SRAM NX Eagle 12-speed
Handlebars INTENSE Recon Alloy 780mm
Tape/Grips INTENSE
Stem INTENSE Recon 45mm
Brakes Shimano M520 Front (Four Piston) 180mm Rotors / Shimano M500 Rear (Two Piston) 180mm Rotors
Saddle WTB Silverado Sport
Seat Post INTENSE Recon Dropper 31.6mm / 125mm SM / 150mm MD-LG/ 170mm XL
Accessories & Extras Intense Cycles branded torque wrench set and shock pump

* Subject to change without notice.



Part Numbers

Option MPN
Grey / Small 20ACP7EXPS-STP-FJM-NA
Grey / Medium 20ACP7EXPM-STP-FJM-NA
Grey / Large 20ACP7EXPL-STP-FJM-NA
Grey / X-Large 20ACP7EXPX-STP-FJM-NA