2021 PRIMER S
2021 PRIMER S
2021 PRIMER S
2021 PRIMER S
2021 PRIMER S

2021 PRIMER S


Regular price
$3,299.00

OVERVIEW  |  FEATURES | SPECS  | GEOMETRY

TRUE TO THE TRAIL.

Our high spec Primer S is pure trail bike perfection… everywhere. Rolling on super-fast 29” wheels the Primer S will give you aggressive yet efficient trail-flattening speed over any obstacle, both on tough climbs and technical descents. In short, the Primer S is the ultimate all-round premium trail bike. It could be the only mountain bike you’ll ever need.

 QUICK STANDOUTS

 TRAVEL (FRONT/REAR): 150mm/140mm
WHEEL SIZE: 29"
BUILD WEIGHT: (Size Medium Tubeless) 31lbs 11oz
FRAME WEIGHT: (Size Medium)
7lbs 6oz
HT ANGLE: 65.2 ̊ Low Setting/ 64.6 ̊ Lower Setting
REACH: 420mm / 16.5" (Small)  //  450mm / 17.72" (Medium)  // 475mm / 18.7" (Large)  //  505mm / 19.9" (XL)

 

VERSATILITY.

The Primer S trail bike is the highest spec’d model in the Primer range. We’ve teamed up with legendary Swedish suspension specialists Öhlins to provide you with 140mm of rear travel and 150mm up front via their awesome TTX22M coil shock and RFX 36 M.2 air fork. The Primer S build is similar in many ways to the Primer 29 Pro, except that we have swapped out a few choice components just for you. It’s a quality package.

 

With the Primer S we have designed a bike that is capable and balanced off road, but also nimble and fun at the same time. The Primer S is a bike that is equally at home on long all-day rides, laps in your local woods or multi-day adventures. It gives a confidence inspiring trail ride, it’s the ultimate all-rounder.


ASSURED, BALANCED, NIMBLE 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 fiber layup, a carbon top link, titanium hardware throughout, internal (and silent) tubes for shifter, dropper post and brake routing, ISCG05 mounts, Flak guard armor 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 pedaling and braking forces from the suspension performance. Every model in our range has its own personal and specific JS tune.

SPECS

FRAME Primer S 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 Ohlins RFX 36 M.2 / 150mm / Boost
SHOCK Ohlins TTX22M Coil / 210mm x 50mm (140mm)

WHEELS/TIRES

WHEELS ETHIRTEEN LG1 Enduro Race 30MM Rim ETHIRTEEN Alloy Hub/ Boost
HUBS ETHIRTEEN hubs 32 Hole 15x110 front, 12x148 rear hub 6-bolt
RIMS E13 LG1 Enduro Race / 29” x 30MM Front / Rear / Boost
SPOKES E13
TIRES

Front: Maxxis Minion DHR II WT Exo+ 29"x 2.4”

Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II WT Exo+ 29"x 2.4”

DRIVETRAIN

SHIFTERS Shimano XT 12SP I-Spec
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano XT 12SP
FRONT DERAILLEUR N/A
CRANK ETHIRTEEN TRS Plus 12SP / 32t / 170MM SM-LG/ 175mm XL / Boost
CASSETTE Shimano XT 12SP / 11-51T
CHAIN

Shimano XT 12SP

CHAIN GUIDE N/A
BOTTOM BRACKET EThirteen 30MM (Threaded)

COMPONENTS

SADDLE SDG Radar w/ Cr-Mo Rails
SEATPOST ETHIRTEEN Infinite Dropper 31.6MM / 120MM SM / 150MM MD / 180MM LG-XL (Frame Size Specific)
HANDLEBAR ETHIRTEEN Race Carbon 35x800mm 
STEM ETHIRTEEN Plus 35 40mm
HEADSET Cane Creek 40 / ZS44-EC49
BRAKESET Magura MT7 Pro Front (Four Piston) Magura Storm HC 203mm Rotors / Magura MT7 Pro Rear (Four Piston) Magura Storm HC 180mm Rotors
GRIPS Intense

*Parts/Spec are subject to change without notice.


GEOMETRY

LOW SETTING

NOTE: 29 GEOMETRY TAKEN AT TOP OUT WITH 557MM AXLE TO CROWN LENGTH AND 51MM FORK OFFSET.

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"

LOWER SETTING

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 579.5MM/ 22.8” 609.6MM/ 24.0” 637.9MM/ 25.1”  674.3MM/ 26.55”
C: STACK 615MM/ 24.2” 615.4MM/ 24.23” 624.9MM / 24.6” 643.5MM/ 25.3”
D: REACH 414 MM/ 16.3" 444 MM/ 17.48" 469MM/ 18.46” 499MM/ 19.64”
E: BB HEIGHT 337MM/ 13.3” 337MM/ 13.3” 337MM/ 13.3” 337MM/ 13.3” 
F: BB DROP 37.7MM/ 1.48” 37.9MM/ 1.48” 38.1MM/ 1.5” 38.4MM/ 1.5”
G: HEADTUBE LENGTH 90MM/ 3.54” 90MM/ 3.54” 100MM/ 3.94” 120MM/ 4.7” 
H: HEADTUBE ANGLE 65.3 ̊ 65.3 ̊ 65.3 ̊  65.3 ̊
I: SEATTUBE ANGLE 74.3 ̊ 74.3˚ 74.3˚  74.3˚
J: STANDOVER HEIGHT 807.6MM/ 31.8” 807.6MM/ 31.8” 811MM/ 31.9” 820MM/ 32.3” 
K: CHAINSTAY LENGTH 440MM/ 17.3” 440MM/ 17.3” 440MM/ 17.3” 440MM/ 17.3” 
L: WHEELBASE 1168.9MM/ 46” 1199MM/ 47.2” 1227.82MM/ 48.3” 1265.8MM/ 49.83”
SUGGESTED RIDER HEIGHT 5'0"-5'6" 5'5"-5'10" 5'9"-6'1"   5'11"-6'6"