Regular price $5,699.00

Evolved from excellence the new INTENSE Primer is true to the trail providing outstanding performance that stands out from the crowd thanks to a striking design while delivering a confidence-inspiring trail ride every time.

Tested and developed with some of the fastest athletes, the 2020 INTENSE Primer models feature a brand new fully-carbon frame, utilizing the latest technology and specifically tailored for each of the 27.5” and 29” wheel-sizes with a hands-on, passionate approach. Complimenting 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 ideal for long climbs and chunky descents.


 TRAVEL (FRONT/REAR): 150mm/140mm
WHEEL SIZE: 27.5" / 650b
HT ANGLE: 65.2 ̊ / 64.6 ̊
REACH: 420mm / 16.5" (Small)  //  450mm / 17.72" (Medium)  // 475mm / 18.7" (Large)  //  505mm / 19.9" (XL)



FRAME Primer 27.5” 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 Factory 34 / 150MM / Boost / Quick Release Axle / 44mm Offset
SHOCK Fox Factory DPX2 / 210MM x 50MM / 3-position (Open, Trail, Lock-out)


WHEELS E13 LG1 Enduro Race 30MM / Boost
HUBS LG1 Race SL hubs 32 Hole 15x110 front, 12x148 rear hub 6-bolt, XD
RIMS E13 LG1 Enduro Race 30MM / Boost
TIRES Front: Maxxis High Roller II 27.5" x 2.50” // Rear: Maxxis Agressor 27.5x 2.30”


SHIFTERS Sram GX Eagle 12-speed
REAR DERAILLEUR Sram X01 Eagle 12-speed
CRANK Tru-Vativ Stylo Alloy 6K Eagle 12sp / DUB / 32t / 170MM / Boost
CASSETTE Sram XG 1295 Eagle 12-speed 10-50t

Sram GX Eagle 12-speed

BOTTOM BRACKET DUB BSA 73mm Bottom Bracket (Threaded)


SADDLE Fabric Scoop Radius Elite 
SEATPOST Fox Factory Transfer 31.6MM / 125MM SM / 150MM MD-LG / 175MM XL (Frame Size Specific)
HANDLEBAR Intense Recon Carbon 780MM
STEM Intense Recon Elite 50MM
HEADSET Cane Creek 40 / ZS44-EC49
BRAKESET Shimano XT M8020 Front (Four Piston) 180mm Rotors / Shimano XT M8000 Rear (Two Piston) 180mm Rotors
GRIPS Intense

*Parts/Spec are subject to change without notice.

Included with each complete bike is an Intense Cycles branded torque wrench set and shock pump, precision tools to keep your new bike in peak performance.  



SIZE  Small  Medium  Large  Extra Large 
A: SEAT TUBE LENGTH  395 mm/ 15.55" 418.3 mm/ 16.5" 444.3 mm/ 17.5" 479.25 mm/ 18.9"

565.9 mm/ 22.3"

594.3 mm/ 23.4"

622.4 mm/ 24.5"

658.9 mm/ 25.9"

C: STACK  571.9 mm / 22.5" 585.8 mm / 23.1" 595.1 mm / 23.4" 609 mm/ 23.98"
D: REACH  420 mm/ 16.5" 450 mm/ 17.72" 475 mm/ 18.7" 505 mm/ 19.9"
E: BB HEIGHT  345 mm/ 13.59" 345 mm/ 13.59" 345 mm/ 13.59" 345 mm/ 13.59"
F: BB DROP  8.48 mm/ 0.33" 8.6 mm/ 0.34" 8.78 mm/ 0.35" 8.96 mm/ 0.35"
G: HEAD TUBE LENGTH  90 mm/ 3.54" 105 mm/ 4.13" 115 mm/ 4.53" 130 mm/ 5.1"
H: HEAD TUBE ANGLE  65.2˚ 65.2˚ 65.2˚ 65.2˚
I: SEAT TUBE ANGLE (EFFECTIVE)  74.9˚ 74.9˚ 74.9˚ 74.9˚
J: STANDOVER HEIGHT  791.5 mm/ 31.2" 791.5 mm/ 31.2" 794.7 mm/ 31.3"" 803.6 mm/ 31.6"
K: CHAINSTAY LENGTH  432 mm/ 17.0" 432 mm/ 17.0" 432 mm/ 17.0" 432 mm/ 17.0"
L: WHEELBASE  1152.8 mm/ 45.4" 1182.8 mm/ 46.6" 1211.9 mm/ 47.7" 1250 mm/ 49.2"


SIZE  Small  Medium  Large  Extra Large 
A: SEAT TUBE LENGTH  395 mm/ 15.55" 418.3 mm/ 16.5" 444.3 mm/ 17.5" 479.25 mm/ 18.9"
B: TOP TUBE LENGTH 567.9 mm/ 22.4"


596.4 mm/ 23.5"

624.5 mm/ 24.6"

661.1 mm/ 26"

C: STACK  576.1 mm/ 22.68" 590 mm/ 23.23" 599.6 mm / 23.6" 613.7 mm/ 24.2"
D: REACH  414 mm/ 16.3" 444 mm/ 17.48" 469 mm/ 18.46" 499 mm/ 19.64"
E: BB HEIGHT  337.8 mm/ 13.3" 337.6 mm/ 13.3" 337.3 mm/ 13.3" 337 mm/ 13.3"
F: BB DROP  15.9 mm/ 0.62"

16.1 mm/ 0.63"

16.4 mm/ 0.64" 16.7 mm/ 0.66"
G: HEAD TUBE LENGTH  90 mm/ 3.54" 105 mm/ 4.13" 115 mm/ 4.53" 130 mm/ 5.1"
H: HEAD TUBE ANGLE  64.6˚ 64.6˚ 64.6˚ 64.6˚
I: SEAT TUBE ANGLE (EFFECTIVE)  74.3˚ 74.3˚ 74.3˚ 74.3˚
J: STANDOVER HEIGHT  785.8 mm/ 30.9" 785.5 mm/ 30.9" 789 mm/ 31.1" 797.9 mm/ 31.4"
K: CHAINSTAY LENGTH  432 mm/ 17.0" 432 mm/ 17.0" 432 mm/ 17.0" 432 mm/ 17.0"
L: WHEELBASE  1154.3 mm/ 45.5" 1184.3 mm/ 46.6" 1213.4 mm/ 47.8" 1251.5 mm/ 49.27"


  1. How long is the warranty period for my INTENSE?
    • 5-year limited warranty on carbon frames (except Downhill)
    • 3-year limited warranty on XC/Trail/Enduro aluminum 
    • 3-year limited warranty on carbon downhill frames
    • 2-year limited warranty on aluminum Downhill and Enduro frames
  2. What is the widest tire that will fit my bike?
    • With the wide variety of rim widths and tire dimensions, there is no way to accurately determine what your actual tire width will be with your component spec. A general rule of thumb is 2.4 for XC/TRAIL bikes (Primer, Recluse, Spider, Sniper), 2.6 for ENDURO/DOWNHILL BIKES  (Carbine, Tracer, M16, M29, TAZER), and 3.0 for plus tire (ACV) frame/bike options.
  3. What type of bottom bracket do I need for my bike?
    • Excluding our downhill bikes, all carbon frames Use a BB92 and has a 73mm BB shell width.
    • Excluding our downhill bikes, all alloy frames use a threaded BB and has a 73mm BB shell width.
    • All downhill bikes use a threaded BB and has a 83mm BB shell width.
  4. Where is my serial number located?
    • The serial number on your INTENSE frame is located on the front triangle on the back/underside of the bottom bracket. The serial number for the rear triangle is located on the forward facing surface of the cross brace. For more bike specific locations, click here.
  5. What are the shock size specs for my bike? ( Eye to Eye and Stroke) (Reducer Size)
    • If you have a question of shock hardware specs, please call or email into our customer service hotline. Info is located in the “service” tab. Otherwise please visit ROCK SHOX or FOX for specifications.
  6. What is the longest dropper post that will fit in my seat tube? (Maximum Insertion)
    • The maximum length of your dropper post is based solely on the size frame you are using and the lower tube length of the dropper post used. All of our frames are capable of at least a 150mm dropper post but are capable of running a dropper post with a lower tube length up to 225mm on a small (S) and 260mm on medium (M), large (L) and extra-large (XL) frames.
  7. How much sag should I run on my rear shock?
    • INTENSE recommends that your sag be set at 30% for all XC/Trail/Enduro models and 35% for Downhill models. For a demonstration and more information, check out the tech video ( Click Here).
  8. How much does a particular frame, or built model weigh?
    • The specific frame/bike weight will be listed on our website under your bikes product page. 
  9. Where can I purchase a particular part for my Intense?
    • Small parts are available for all current and some previous models of bikes going back 3 years. You will find this tab on our website home page on the top OR click here to be directed to our small parts web store. If your model or bike is not listed on the website, please call us at (951) 307-9211 | Click on the Live Chat button on the bottom right of the screen | or email our customer service at
  10. Is there touch up paint available for my bike?
    • No, currently there is not touch up paint option available yet. This is still under development.
  11. Can I use an Angle set headset for my bike?
    • Yes, all our external headset cup frames are capable of running an angle set headset. Although with most of our bikes and our JS-Tuned geometry, typically the bikes geometry is matched with our component spec to make that particular bike perform at its best for its intended use.
  12. What is the recommended spring rate for my bike and body weight?
    • For specific sag measurements and suspension set up, please refer to the user manual for your model of bike. Or, click here to see the tech video demonstration.
  13. How can I register my bike?
    • Registering your new INTENSE is quick and easy. From our home page, click on the “service” tab. Then select “register your ride”, fill out the required fields and your registration will be complete. Click on this register my bike link. 
  14. I am the second owner of my bike, do I still have a warranty?
    • INTENSE promises that new INTENSE frames will be free from defects in materials and workmanship. This limited warranty applies to the original owner only and is non-transferable. The original owner must register their purchase within 90-days on the INTENSE website Register My Bike. INTENSE will, at its discretion, repair or replace any frame that it determines to be manufacturing defective during the warranty period. In order to exercise your right under the INTENSE Limited Warranty, the frameset must be presented to an authorized INTENSE dealer, INTENSE distributor or to INTENSE, LLC., together with the proof of purchase.
  15. Can I ride my bike if I see a crack/dent on the frame?
    • You should always do a post-ride and pre-ride bike check. Click here to see how. If while doing your pre-ride or post-ride inspection of your frame and all its components you see a dent, crack or surface imperfection, please contact your local INTENSE dealer or email or call into our service hotline. you will find this information under the service tab on our home page.
  16. Do you still make INTENSE BMX Bikes?
    • No, we no longer are apart of the INTENSE brand of BMX bikes.
  17. How much torque should I use to tighten my bolts?
    • The torque settings, as with any high-performance machine are very important to reliability and overall performance. The specific torque values are located in the user manual. Or, you can Click Here to see the tech video.
  18. Is there an owner’s manual for my bike?
    • The user manual for your specific model of INTENSE bike is located in the accessory box shipped with your INTENSE bike or you can download it from the bike manual page on our website.
  19. Where can I demo an INTENSE bike?
    • Click here to see a schedule of upcoming demo events. Or call our office to schedule a demo near you (951) 307-9211
  20. How do I know it's time to have my bike serviced?
    • As a responsible owner of your high-performance mountain bike, it is important to stay on your  scheduled maintenance program. Preventing problems from happening should be your number one priority to ensure the best performance, reliability, safety and life out of your INTENSE mountain bike. For more information on how to maintain your bike properly please check out the tech video here.
  21. What is recommended for seatpost and seat tube care?
    • INTENSE recommends that the seatpost be installed with a thin coating of waterproof grease. This is something that should be checked, cleaned and re-prepped quarterly.

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