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    New Intense Primer 29er!

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    A 29" trail dominating machine! 115-130mm of travel and weighing in at 25lbs (the bike i weighed) for the Factory model this thing is going to be fun!

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    Intense Primer 29 first ride report - Mtbr.com
    Intense Primer Factory first ride review - BikeRadar
    Intense Primer 29 Review: Is it really a 29er?!
    Singletrack Magazine | Review: Intense Primer 29 Factory

    *thanks Sam for the links*
    Vital “First Look” First Look: 2016 Intense Primer 29 - Mountain Biking Pictures - Vital MTB

    TwentyNine Inches: Intense Primer 29er: On Test

    Dirt Mag UK: https://dirtmountainbike.com/bike-re...irst-look.html

    MBR (UK): Here's the new Intense Primer 29 - MBR

    MountainBike Gateway: First Look: 2016 Intense Primer 29

    Downhill 24: Intense Primer set to destroy the trails - Downhill 24

    “The Latest” THE LATEST | Intense Introduces New Primer 29er Trail Bike
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    nice looking primer

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    Keep an eye out on Instagram. The new bike will be revealed there first.

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    My Carbine is going to get jealous soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JCWages View Post
    Keep an eye out on Instagram. The new bike will be revealed there first.

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    Thanks a lot, just waisted 30 minutes looking at pictures
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    Quote Originally Posted by vice grips View Post
    Thanks a lot, just waisted 30 minutes looking at pictures
    My pleasure! Haha

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    Looks like a 29er!!!! So not what I am waiting for right now. Are we getting one or two more bikes after this? I am not sure if the uzzi counts as one of the five new bikes or not as it's a this year release?

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    The bike looks amazing, but im not surprised are you? I have not had the pleasure to ride it yet, but should have a review on a modified Pro model shortly, 140 fork Derby/Hope wheels and my personal cockpit wider bars longer seatpost. Those that have ride time on the Primer say 27.5 fun with 29.5 fast! It is not the same frame as the ACV, it will not take a 3" tire in the back. Maybe a 2.8 but not in any kind of mud. they designed the primer to be a seek and destroy fun trail bike and didn't want to sacrifice performance and im glad they didn't feel pressured by the trend of making every one happy with one bike. I had a Hightower that I only rode once with plus wheels and had 29ers in it the rest of the time. I sold the HT once I learned about the primer and what it's capable of and I can't wait to get mine.
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    OK, wasn't aware of these new bikes from Intense, look really nice. In reading the Enduro Mag review found the link to the ACV review and just wondered, does anyone else find it weird that the STA on the ACV is 71* and on the Primer it's 75*?
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    Vital “First Look” First Look: 2016 Intense Primer 29 - Mountain Biking Pictures - Vital MTB

    Enduro Test: Intense Primer 29 Review: Is it really a 29er?!

    TwentyNine Inches: Intense Primer 29er: On Test

    Bike Radar (UK): Intense Primer Factory first ride review - BikeRadar USA

    Dirt Mag UK: https://dirtmountainbike.com/bike-re...irst-look.html

    MBR (UK): Here's the new Intense Primer 29 - MBR

    SingleTrack (UK): Singletrack Magazine | Review: Intense Primer 29 Factory

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    Downhill 24: Intense Primer set to destroy the trails - Downhill 24

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    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx View Post
    OK, wasn't aware of these new bikes from Intense, look really nice. In reading the Enduro Mag review found the link to the ACV review and just wondered, does anyone else find it weird that the STA on the ACV is 71* and on the Primer it's 75*?
    Could one of them be a missprint ? I have learned to take their geo numbers with a grain of salt. If you look at the Spider 29C Geometry listing you will see the medium wheelbase listed at 44" (same as the small, it is supposed to be 45, with large at 46) I told them about it months ago, but like several attempts at contacting customer service; never got a response and they never bothered fixing it.
    Looks like a great bike !!! Wonder about the tire width max in the back.
    imho, they dropped the ball (very unlike Intense engineering move.)
    All three builds have a paltry 2.25 stock. I am running a 2.35 on Spider 29. Would expect them to at least oem a 29/2.35,2.4~5 back there "nowadays" even for it's intended use. Geez, even the new 115mm Tallboy will take a 3.00 tire max.
    Think I might being go with the ACV with the double (stiffer) support brace in back and just angleset the ha steeper by a degree and maybe get close to the same feel with more clearance in back.
    So really all I want is a primer front triangle (then I can run a 2x10/11 and have a good little steeper ha), with a ACV rear triangle. Is that too much too ask on a brand new bike from Intense
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    Pretty much the bike I have been waiting for. There is no mention when they will be available, especially the frame only SL along with the $$? Complete builds dont work for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glovemtb View Post
    Could one of them be a missprint ? I have learned to take their geo numbers with a grain of salt. If you look at the Spider 29C Geometry listing you will see the medium wheelbase listed at 44" (same as the small, it is supposed to be 45, with large at 46) I told them about it months ago, but like several attempts at contacting customer service; never got a response and they never bothered fixing it.
    Looks like a great bike !!! Wonder about the tire width max in the back.
    imho, they dropped the ball (very unlike Intense engineering move.)
    All three builds have a paltry 2.25 stock. I am running a 2.35 on Spider 29. Would expect them to at least oem a 29/2.35,2.4~5 back there "nowadays" even for it's intended use. Geez, even the new 115mm Tallboy will take a 3.00 tire max.
    Think I might being go with the ACV with the double (stiffer) support brace in back and just angleset the ha steeper by a degree and maybe get close to the same feel with more clearance in back.
    So really all I want is a primer front triangle (then I can run a 2x10/11 and have a good little steeper ha), with a ACV rear triangle. Is that too much too ask on a brand new bike from Intense
    It's not meant to be a convertible plus bike 29er mongrel. They tuned it to be the best it can be as a 29er trail bike. It should have no problem running a high volume 2.4 rear tire. I have run the Trail Boss 2.4 on my Spider 275c with no clearance issues at all.

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    Can anyone tell me the price of the Expert build? Considering this as an alternative to a Switchblade, which is currently at the top of my list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abq clydesdale View Post
    can anyone tell me the price of the expert build? Considering this as an alternative to a switchblade, which is currently at the top of my list.

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    Thanks Sam. For some reason I was confusing the Pro and Expert. I see the Expert price in the MTBR article now. I think I actually prefer the Expert components over the Pro.
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    I'm curious to anyone's thoughts on a new Expert Primer build ($5900) versus an "old" 2015 Carbine GX build (on sale for $3000) listed on JensonUSA:

    Intense Carbine 29 GX Jenson Bike 2015 > Bikes > Mountain Bikes | Jenson USA

    These 2 builds parts wise look the most comparable to me and the geometry between the 2 frames looks more similar than different to my eyes (big caveat, I don't have a ton of experience on FS bikes).

    I'm located in North Central Texas so 80%+ of my riding would fall squarely in the cross country category and I get along just fine on my current 29" HT, however I do like the idea of owning a "swiss army" bike and the FS 2015 Carbine at only $3000 is very tempting.

    But I'd still like opinions of more experienced riders on what compromises I might be buying into?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx View Post
    OK, wasn't aware of these new bikes from Intense, look really nice. In reading the Enduro Mag review found the link to the ACV review and just wondered, does anyone else find it weird that the STA on the ACV is 71* and on the Primer it's 75*?
    There is an Effective and an Actual STA. ACV Actual is 71* and the Primer is 72.3*

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    Quote Originally Posted by icelt View Post
    I'm curious to anyone's thoughts on a new Expert Primer build ($5900) versus an "old" 2015 Carbine GX build (on sale for $3000) listed on JensonUSA:

    Intense Carbine 29 GX Jenson Bike 2015 > Bikes > Mountain Bikes | Jenson USA

    These 2 builds parts wise look the most comparable to me and the geometry between the 2 frames looks more similar than different to my eyes (big caveat, I don't have a ton of experience on FS bikes).

    I'm located in North Central Texas so 80%+ of my riding would fall squarely in the cross country category and I get along just fine on my current 29" HT, however I do like the idea of owning a "swiss army" bike and the FS 2015 Carbine at only $3000 is very tempting.

    But I'd still like opinions of more experienced riders on what compromises I might be buying into?
    I have rode both of these bikes the Carbine 29 and the Primer 29 and they are completely different riding bikes. Even with exact same components the ride characteristics of the bikes are different. To me, the Carbine 29 felt like a boat getting up on plane and once it was on plane it would just go and go over everything that was put in it's way. It was a decent climbing bike but I found myself in granny gear a lot climbing. On the Primer I don't think I ever made it into granny gear on the climbs. It was ridiculously efficient.

    It really comes down to ride preference. If you're looking to ride trail and venture into XC with a little bit of All mountain thrown in, then the Primer is your bike. If you're looking to ride more aggressive with All Mountain and some trail thrown in than the Carbine 29 is for you.

    I wasn't expecting to like the Primer when I rode it, I have my Spider 275C and was thinking that it was going to be the same ride but on a wheel size I'm not a fan of (29). 29's have always been intimidating to me since I've got short legs but as soon as I started riding the Primer I was blown away. It wasn't the same as my Spider 275C, it wasn't as "playful", but it was purposeful. With the Carbine 29 there would be a little bit of lag coming out of turns and getting onto the pedals. With the Primer it was like a slot car in the turns and as soon as I would start a peddle stroke I could immediately feel momentum increasing. It felt like sports car, so reactive.

    So again, it comes down to the riding you want to do. I enjoy Trail, I like putting on some miles and gaining some elevation, I really enjoy enjoy my Spider 275C for this. However I wouldn't mind having a Primer in the stable too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABQ Clydesdale View Post
    Thanks Sam. For some reason I was confusing the Pro and Expert. I see the Expert price in the MTBR article now. I think I actually prefer the Expert components over the Pro.
    Aside from components the Pro Model comes with a Carbon top link, titanium hardware, and is the SL Carbon layup (about 300 grams lighter than the expert). If you're a weight weenie it's one thing to consider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glovemtb View Post
    Could one of them be a missprint ? I have learned to take their geo numbers with a grain of salt. If you look at the Spider 29C Geometry listing you will see the medium wheelbase listed at 44" (same as the small, it is supposed to be 45, with large at 46) I told them about it months ago, but like several attempts at contacting customer service; never got a response and they never bothered fixing it.
    Looks like a great bike !!! Wonder about the tire width max in the back.
    imho, they dropped the ball (very unlike Intense engineering move.)
    All three builds have a paltry 2.25 stock. I am running a 2.35 on Spider 29. Would expect them to at least oem a 29/2.35,2.4~5 back there "nowadays" even for it's intended use. Geez, even the new 115mm Tallboy will take a 3.00 tire max.
    Think I might being go with the ACV with the double (stiffer) support brace in back and just angleset the ha steeper by a degree and maybe get close to the same feel with more clearance in back.
    So really all I want is a primer front triangle (then I can run a 2x10/11 and have a good little steeper ha), with a ACV rear triangle. Is that too much too ask on a brand new bike from Intense
    Looks like someone listened to you on the Spider 29 spec.

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    Yes, but they listed it as just STA, how am I supposed to know which is which? Guess bad reporting by Enduro Mag. Also since we're getting technical and nothing specific to Intense, this goes to ALL manufacturers with seat tubes that have bends in them, the Effective STA will change as the sizes change ST length because that's how it works, so you cannot actually just say Effective STA is "X" unless you are only referring to "X" height above the BB - the SM will have a effective STA than the XL.

    Other than that, as I said, nice looking bikes, for sure, really like the colourway splits.

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    There is an Effective and an Actual STA. ACV Actual is 71* and the Primer is 72.3*
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    @icdlt: I recommend the Primer over the Carbine.

    I have already been in conversations with my LBS to see if a frame-only option is available and have posted my CB Riot and Banshee Phantom for sale as well. This bike is just what I was looking for!

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    Holy crap there's some nice bikes coming out lately for us 29er lovers.

    This one looks perfect for the trails I ride. $4700 aud for frame only in Aus is pretty bloody steep though, but par for the course over here for boutique offerings.

    Thing that held me back on the Yeti that pushes me towards this is having that water bottle mount in the front triangle. Having gone from the Following to the Riot, I really miss having the bottle in a useable location for short local rides.

    Now I need to find a way to justify this to the minister of finance because I like what I'm seeing!

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    I see that mtbr hung the Primer by the shock. Is that a rough indication of where the complete bike's "balance point" is?

    Can I ask someone hold up a stock Prime Expert by the the bottom of the top tube so that it is balances with a light hand grip?

    I noticed the Spider 275c's Expert build was somewhere above the shock, and I really think that played a huge role in how easy the bike was to ride. Interested in testing this theory some more.

    I also have to add, that the upper swing link being 1 piece, and also having the bearings housed in it, rather than in the top tube, is the kind of "feature" I like to hear from brands trying to differentiate from others. Tired of hearing things like the suspension being the highlight. Technology is supposed to enrich lives, making it more achievable to attain a higher quality experience, and/or making things more convenient to live with (and hopefully less frustrating). Having marketing surround this, not blatantly told through words, but shown visually (the message should be clear and impactful), is something I'd applaud.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam-IntenseCustServ View Post
    Reviews are live! See below
    Here's the new Intense Primer 29 - MBR
    - This review from MBR stood out for me. I loved seeing all the engineering details in their photos. Huge cut above the rest.

    What's up with the last 3 links?
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    Quote Originally Posted by creativefletch View Post
    I have rode both of these bikes the Carbine 29 and the Primer 29 and they are completely different riding bikes. Even with exact same components the ride characteristics of the bikes are different. To me, the Carbine 29 felt like a boat getting up on plane and once it was on plane it would just go and go over everything that was put in it's way. It was a decent climbing bike but I found myself in granny gear a lot climbing. On the Primer I don't think I ever made it into granny gear on the climbs. It was ridiculously efficient.

    It really comes down to ride preference. If you're looking to ride trail and venture into XC with a little bit of All mountain thrown in, then the Primer is your bike. If you're looking to ride more aggressive with All Mountain and some trail thrown in than the Carbine 29 is for you.

    I wasn't expecting to like the Primer when I rode it, I have my Spider 275C and was thinking that it was going to be the same ride but on a wheel size I'm not a fan of (29). 29's have always been intimidating to me since I've got short legs but as soon as I started riding the Primer I was blown away. It wasn't the same as my Spider 275C, it wasn't as "playful", but it was purposeful. With the Carbine 29 there would be a little bit of lag coming out of turns and getting onto the pedals. With the Primer it was like a slot car in the turns and as soon as I would start a peddle stroke I could immediately feel momentum increasing. It felt like sports car, so reactive.

    So again, it comes down to the riding you want to do. I enjoy Trail, I like putting on some miles and gaining some elevation, I really enjoy enjoy my Spider 275C for this. However I wouldn't mind having a Primer in the stable too.
    Thank you for the in depth feedback. Very much appreciated.

    I think I agree with your suggestion that all things being equal the Primer would most fit my qualifications. However the elephant in the room presently is the price difference between the two (basically $3000 less for the Carbine).

    That's nothing to sneeze at and given that either FS bike would be solely for fun and exercise would the Primer really be worth all that extra coin?

    Then again looking at the Jeffsy, and comparing the geo's, it's even more similar to the Primer and still a good $2800 less. It'll carry a bit more weight being aluminum but that's less concerning for me given the cost difference.


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    @icdlt: I recommend the Primer over the Carbine.
    Yeah based on initial impressions it is quite enticing I agree. However as I mull all this over in my brain I'm reminding myself of a board gaming concept... basically goes something like this, "games that FIRED other games out of your collection."

    Is the Primer such a big evolution of the platform that it fires the Carbine?

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    I've currently got a Spider 29c with 140 Pike, which seems pretty close geo wise...can anyone compare and contrast the ride and handling differences between these two bikes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nels View Post
    I've currently got a Spider 29c with 140 Pike, which seems pretty close geo wise...can anyone compare and contrast the ride and handling differences between these two bikes?
    Exactly what I was thinking... Though I have no intent to change my Spider 29 C (140mm fork) any time soon
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    The upper two models are specked with a 130 fork and the lower two with a 140. Why is that?

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    Seatpost a bit tall but doable for me. I'm curious to know if this bike has more anti-squat than the Spider 29 Comp/C...something I want and that the Spider does not really have. I like the fact that is is more supple off the sag point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icelt View Post
    Thank you for the in depth feedback. Very much appreciated.

    I think I agree with your suggestion that all things being equal the Primer would most fit my qualifications. However the elephant in the room presently is the price difference between the two (basically $3000 less for the Carbine).

    That's nothing to sneeze at and given that either FS bike would be solely for fun and exercise would the Primer really be worth all that extra coin?

    Then again looking at the Jeffsy, and comparing the geo's, it's even more similar to the Primer and still a good $2800 less. It'll carry a bit more weight being aluminum but that's less concerning for me given the cost difference.




    Yeah based on initial impressions it is quite enticing I agree. However as I mull all this over in my brain I'm reminding myself of a board gaming concept... basically goes something like this, "games that FIRED other games out of your collection."

    Is the Primer such a big evolution of the platform that it fires the Carbine?
    The Primer wasn't developed to "fire" the Carbine. It was designed as a dedicated 29" trail bike at 115-130mm travel. The Carbine is a 29" All-Mountain/Enduro bike at 145-160mm travel. Both ride very different and excel in different areas. I could ride park on the Carbine, I wouldn't ride park on the Primer. I could ride all day with 4,000 elevation gain on the Primer, I wouldn't do it on the Carbine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicane32 View Post
    The upper two models are specked with a 130 fork and the lower two with a 140. Why is that?
    According to Jake they chose a different travel fork travel for the Factory/Pro vs. the Expert/Foundation to keep the geometry the same.

    "The Axle to crown height on a 140mm pike is the same as a 130mm fox.
    The Primer 29 was built around a 130mm fork. With that in mind putting a 130mm pike on the Foundation / Expert bike would change the geo. And the head tube angle would be way too steep."

    They did the same thing for the Spider 275c. I was confused by this at first until it was explained. Thanks Jake!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCWages View Post
    According to Jake they chose a different travel fork travel for the Factory/Pro vs. the Expert/Foundation to keep the geometry the same.

    "The Axle to crown height on a 140mm pike is the same as a 130mm fox.
    The Primer 29 was built around a 130mm fork. With that in mind putting a 130mm pike on the Foundation / Expert bike would change the geo. And the head tube angle would be way too steep."

    They did the same thing for the Spider 275c. I was confused by this at first until it was explained. Thanks Jake!
    Ya, that makes perfect sense. I noticed the forks were different, but didn't think about the height difference between the two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicane32 View Post
    Ya, that makes perfect sense. I noticed the forks were different, but didn't think about the height difference between the two.
    Me either. It's on of those DUH moments once it was explained.

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    So which DT Swiss carbon wheels are sold with the Factory build? Intense website (and your screen grab above show narrow (21.5mm internal) rim XRC1200. Whereas Pinkbike and 29inches show test bike photos of a more logical XMC1200 which has a 24mm internal rim. So which is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lodestone View Post
    So which DT Swiss carbon wheels are sold with the Factory build? Intense website (and your screen grab above show narrow (21.5mm internal) rim XRC1200. Whereas Pinkbike and 29inches show test bike photos of a more logical XMC1200 which has a 24mm internal rim. So which is it?
    The wheels are XMC1200. The test bikes ridden by the media used a different cassette because the Eagle cassette wasn't available for test bikes yet. So sometimes spec parts are not available at the time of a photoshoot or the spec is changed right before official rollout. In this case, the Intense website shows the correct wheel. I believe the pictures I posted also show the XMC1200.

    Oops, I see what you mean now. I'll see that the spec list gets corrected. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCWages View Post
    According to Jake they chose a different travel fork travel for the Factory/Pro vs. the Expert/Foundation to keep the geometry the same.

    "The Axle to crown height on a 140mm pike is the same as a 130mm fox.
    The Primer 29 was built around a 130mm fork. With that in mind putting a 130mm pike on the Foundation / Expert bike would change the geo. And the head tube angle would be way too steep."

    They did the same thing for the Spider 275c. I was confused by this at first until it was explained. Thanks Jake!
    Is that because of Boost? Had the impression that the RS Pike had longer A2C than most other brands with same travel without Boost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Varaxis View Post
    Is that because of Boost? Had the impression that the RS Pike had longer A2C than most other brands with same travel without Boost.
    You're correct in this statement. The Fox 34 and MRP Stage forks are shorter A2C than the Pikes. Pike 140, 551mm A2C, Fox 34 140, 547mm A2C, Stage 140, 548 A2C.

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    Okay so when is the next bike coming and what is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shrink View Post
    Okay so when is the next bike coming and what is it?
    ^^ This guy.

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    . I love my uzzi and I am waiting for a mini uzzi. Be it a new tracer or carbine 275 successor idk. 150 travel range with short rear and long front. 65-66 HTA. Thanks !

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    Quote Originally Posted by shrink View Post
    . I love my uzzi and I am waiting for a mini uzzi. Be it a new tracer or carbine 275 successor idk. 150 travel range with short rear and long front. 65-66 HTA. Thanks !
    Watch what you wish for or you may wind up broke. Selling yourself on the streets so you can afford a new fix (bike). That's how I feel sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCWages View Post
    Watch what you wish for or you may wind up broke. Selling yourself on the streets so you can afford a new fix (bike). That's how I feel sometimes.

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    I always feel funny telling someone that I can't afford something and than they look at my bike and say, "YA right"

    Mini uzzi Mmmmmm short chain stays Ggggrgggg
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    Quote Originally Posted by vice grips View Post
    I always feel funny telling someone that I can't afford something and than they look at my bike and say, "YA right"

    Mini uzzi Mmmmmm short chain stays Ggggrgggg
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    Back on topic, I updated the Factory Build Sheet in the first post to reflect the DT Siwss XMC1200 wheel question and it has been updated on the Intense website. Thanks Cody@Intense and thanks Lodestone for the catch.

    New Intense Primer 29er!-primer-factory-build-specs.jpg

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    These are the upcoming demos and I believe most will have a Primer and ACV available for demo although you may have to pre-register to get a ride.

    New Intense Primer 29er!-demos.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by creativefletch View Post
    The Primer wasn't developed to "fire" the Carbine. It was designed as a dedicated 29" trail bike at 115-130mm travel. The Carbine is a 29" All-Mountain/Enduro bike at 145-160mm travel. Both ride very different and excel in different areas. I could ride park on the Carbine, I wouldn't ride park on the Primer. I could ride all day with 4,000 elevation gain on the Primer, I wouldn't do it on the Carbine.
    Yeah in retrospect the "fired" analogy wasn't intended to sound so dramatic. But your further explanation in response does underscore better for me that each bike is different enough to not be directly comparable in all riding environments.

    It does seem that the Primer is the more immediate fit for the riding I presently do and reasonably foresee, but at $5900 it's also simply too rich for my blood.

    Are there any readily available demo bikes that ride "fairly" similar to the Carbine? I guess readily available in my neck of the woods includes Trek, Niner and Specialized. As much as I'd love to visit Cali and visit a demo location to go riding it ain't gonna happen.

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