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    "Official" Intense Spider 275 Pic and Info Thread

    I'm currently awaiting mine which is due in the next month or so, so I thought I would create a thread to post our setups on.

    Here are the parts I've picked for mine and I will post some pics as soon as I get the bike, this will be my 8th (or is it 9?!) Intense and one I've been hoping they'd build for a while!

    Intense Spider 275 - Size Large
    Cane Creek Inline
    Marzocchi 350 NCR 140mm
    Shimano XT brakes 200/180
    SRAM XO1/XX1
    Rockshox Reverb 150 Stealth Connectamajig
    Raceface Turbine 35 Stem 50mm
    Raceface Next SL bars
    Raceface Next SL Cinch Cranks 32T (I have a set of Hope Purple Cranks on order but not sure if they'll ever make them or if they will be as nice as my RF)
    Hope Tech Enduro 27.5 SP wheelset in purple with matching top cap, seat collar and Deity Valve Caps
    Hope Headset
    Bontrager Montrose Elite Saddle
    Bontrager SE3 2.20 Rear, SE4 2.35 front tyres

    I can't wait, I keep looking at the parts I have waiting and keep getting so excited!

    Last edited by Just J; 02-06-2015 at 01:43 AM.

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    "Official" Intense Spider 275 Pic and Info Thread

    Just found this vid on the Intense Bombers Facebook page, looks like a fairly burley DH run on the Spider 275.

    http://vimeo.com/119028808?from=facebook

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    I am really looking forward to throwing a leg over one of these. Bike looks sick. Can't wait to see the builds roll in.

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    "Official" Intense Spider 275 Pic and Info Thread

    I'm having a test ride next weekend, I just wish it was mine though!

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    I can't believe the lack of excitement about this bike, it really looks the business. I guess people realize that Intense announces and then deliveries can take a while.

    Very interested to hear your thoughts JustJ, lucky b....

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    "Official" Intense Spider 275 Pic and Info Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by WilliamK View Post
    I can't believe the lack of excitement about this bike, it really looks the business. I guess people realize that Intense announces and then deliveries can take a while.

    Very interested to hear your thoughts JustJ, lucky b....
    Ha ha thanks! Yeah I'll definitely post my thoughts up.

    I think you either get this bike or you don't. It hasn't got the "E" word anywhere near it in the sales bumpf so that will possibly be a reason why too.

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    That will be a pimp ass bike!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHROMAG19 View Post
    That will be a pimp ass bike!
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    😀 I hope so!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just J View Post
    😀 I hope so!
    I just wish rhey had more color options. Sounds like you are going silver?

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    "Official" Intense Spider 275 Pic and Info Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by CHROMAG19 View Post
    I just wish rhey had more color options. Sounds like you are going silver?
    All will be revealed, but nope not silver... I know they will have more colours later on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just J View Post
    All will be revealed, but nope not silver... I know they will have more colours later on.
    Nice.. I'm debating on the spider 275 or the T275 alloy...

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    For Colorado riding, I would take the Spider 275 for everything but lift assist and Moab trips. Those short *ss stays and shorter travel will beg to be boosted off everything. Just have to pay the price by leaning forward more on climbs and slamming the front wheel down more in the turns.

    The T275 will be faster down if you are looking to set Strava's, but the Spider rider will arrive with a larger smile, based on my paper/e-test ride. I am pretty sure my paper test ride would bear itself out.

    Edit: And its not getting much press because its aluminum, IMHO. This thing comes out in carbon, you will hear a lot more about it.

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    "Official" Intense Spider 275 Pic and Info Thread

    I really wanted an alloy Intense because it's what they do best, I'm done with carbon for now based on experiences elsewhere but yeah you are right, most people expect carbon these days. But I bet that will happen at some point, just not for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithrider View Post
    Edit: And its not getting much press because its aluminum, IMHO. This thing comes out in carbon, you will hear a lot more about it.
    Bingo.....Carbon is Gucci whereas aluminum is the steel of yesteryear. I think it will be a great frame. It's introduction made me consider the Intense Spider as my next ride.

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    Looking forward to your review J. Awesome build kit you have gathered!

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    "Official" Intense Spider 275 Pic and Info Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by tp806 View Post
    Looking forward to your review J. Awesome build kit you have gathered!
    Ha ha thanks, I'll start taking some pics of the parts soon.

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    Curious about it, but 7.5lb short travel frame is not exactly a point for excitement. Wonna see how it will come out and if good, wait for carbon version.

    Suren I do get whole mini DH concept and frame needed to be sturdy, but not 7+lb sturdy.
    I used to run tubes like you are, but then I got thorn in my wheel.

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    "Official" Intense Spider 275 Pic and Info Thread

    One the the best bikes I've owned had short travel and it's frame weighed over 7lbs, it was a Santa Cruz Nickel and was an absolute blast. I'm hoping for similar things from the Spider.

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    I wonder how it would handle with a 150mm fork?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHROMAG19 View Post
    I wonder how it would handle with a 150mm fork?
    ... and sticking 26" wheels in there.

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    Can I come with?

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    Where are we going?...

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    what size headset does this frame take?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just J View Post
    Where are we going?...
    Test ride!

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    "Official" Intense Spider 275 Pic and Info Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by ultimatetodd View Post
    Test ride!
    Might be a bit far for you to come but I'll share my thoughts once I get to swing my leg over it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just J View Post
    Might be a bit far for you to come but I'll share my thoughts once I get to swing my leg over it!
    I was mostly joking.

    Love to hear your thoughts. I'm looking to replace my Tracer 275 with a bike like this.

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    "Official" Intense Spider 275 Pic and Info Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by ultimatetodd View Post
    I was mostly joking.

    Love to hear your thoughts. I'm looking to replace my Tracer 275 with a bike like this.
    I knew you were joking but it will be a pleasure to share some pics and thoughts.

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    "Official" Intense Spider 275 Pic and Info Thread

    Here are some pics of the first Spider in the UK kindly loaned to me by my local Intense dealer and Extra who are the UK's Intense Distributor. 😃

    Quick first impressions are that the colour is fantastic although my pics don't do it justice, it's as well made as Intense's always are but the foundation build is heavy at just over 32lbs with my pedals and GPS.

    I'll be riding it tomorrow morning so hopefully I'll be able to get a good feel for the bike and let you know my thoughts...








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    "Official" Intense Spider 275 Pic and Info Thread

    My first impressions

    Please bear in mind that I only had a limited time on the bike today, a little over 12 miles over 3 hours or so, the bike needs to go back to the distributor tomorrow otherwise I'd have planned on riding it tomorrow too.

    So the bike is heavy with the foundation build and uses a pretty basic rear shock, this becomes apparent when peddling up hills, but I'm impressed as it's still clear that this bike is a very good climber.

    The bike is a size too small for me but it still felt long enough to be fairly comfortable but the large will feel better for me.

    I love the way the bike feels when stamping on the pedals whilst standing up l, it just firms up and gets the job done, with my build kit this thing is going to be a rocket.

    On wide, open rocky chunder the 27.5" wheels are never going to bang through things like a good trail 29er can (I'm comparing it to a SB95c) but I'm beginning to accept these trade offs and in all fairness it felt better than my old Tracer 275 at handling my benchmark but if trail that I like to test these things out on. I was still able to take advantage of the bike on the bits of trail that suit me and that I normally enjoy most on my 29ers. However, where it wins hands down is where you'd expect it to, this thing simply rules on the twisty, tight downhills that my woods are littered with. Soaking everything up and feeling like you're brain is kind of connected to it directly. In short it feels awesome!!

    I'm not going to bore you any longer, I didn't ride it long enough to say much more plus the conditions today were mainly mud after the recent snow thaw, so weren't ideal, but I like the bike and I'm glad I have one on order as I'm pretty certain that mine will be everything I'm looking for from my next bike. 😃




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    Thanks JustJ, thanks for the brief tease and confirmation. So she sprints great between features or twists and then it gets the nip and tuck on huh. Berms, natural or otherwise, are a dream I suspect.

    Nice picture at the gate, colour stands out. Good one. cheers W

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    Quote Originally Posted by WilliamK View Post
    Thanks JustJ, thanks for the brief tease and confirmation. So she sprints great between features or twists and then it gets the nip and tuck on huh. Berms, natural or otherwise, are a dream I suspect.

    Nice picture at the gate, colour stands out. Good one. cheers W
    Ha ha thanks, yeah that's a pretty good breakdown of my experience with the bike! 😄

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    So you would get this over a tracer 275?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHROMAG19 View Post
    So you would get this over a tracer 275?
    Well this is the Tracer 275 that I owned last year. I prefer the way the Spider pedals yet is still able to get rowdy when needed. The Tracer, to me, felt a bit less keen to pedal so I often chose my Yeti SB95c to ride over it. Although the Tracer was a hoot on the DH. I've also spent a bit of time on the Tracer T275 carbon and that seriously is the best thing I've ever had on the downhills although again it's peddling performance wasn't up to the Spiders.

    So in short, yes I'd personally buy a Spider over a Tracer 275 because it suits my riding better.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Just J View Post
    So in short, yes I'd personally buy a Spider over a Tracer 275 because it suits my riding better.
    This is exactly what I'm looking for. I'm currently on a Tracer 275, and it's more bike than I need/use so the Spider 275 sounds like the right style bike for me.

    I tried out a 5010 yesterday and am trying to find a Transition Scout to try out.

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    "Official" Intense Spider 275 Pic and Info Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by ultimatetodd View Post
    This is exactly what I'm looking for. I'm currently on a Tracer 275, and it's more bike than I need/use so the Spider 275 sounds like the right style bike for me.

    I tried out a 5010 yesterday and am trying to find a Transition Scout to try out.
    Yeah the Scout is such a cool looking bike too and they've really got the quality dialled on it, it was second on my list of 27.5" bikes with the 5010 third.

    The Banshee Phantom, Evil Following and Transiton Smuggler were the 29ers in contention. I'm keeping my 29" wheels and Pikes just incase one of them happens to find its way into my garage once I sell my Yeti! LOL

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    "Official" Intense Spider 275 Pic and Info Thread

    Purple schmurple.


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    If anyone is looking for a spider and want to be taken care of give Antonio a call at DG Cycles in Glendora,Ca. Looks like he just got a foundation build in. http://instagram.com/p/zS_YEqFoaQ/

    Curious if they will do a carbon build of this bike.

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    Yes they will. Actually an exciting time with the Intense product, they announce that there is a new bike coming every 6 months. Expect something new in April and again at the end of the year. My bet is a carbon one of these for Sea Otter.

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    good thread - and just saw this frame at my lbs - it is way better looking in person and i have yet to see a pic capture it. that frame is silly light and that paint job is like a matter finish - it feels like a carbon frame to the touch. i think this is gonna be a winner for Intense. I like the way they updated the linkage and underbelly - really clean now. If i had the $$ for another bike - this one checks all the boxes

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    I've got a Large Frame coming in later this week. I'm transferring all of the parts over from my T275C build.

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    Ordinary, what becomes of the T275c?
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    "Official" Intense Spider 275 Pic and Info Thread

    Just seen this on Instagram, it's got me REALLY excited to see mine now!!



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    I sold the frame. Sweet bike, but it was too much for my trails. Hoping the Spider hits the sweet spot.

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    She's no lightweight, coming in at 8.125lbs. as seen, but should be fun!!!

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    Looks awesome can't wait to see it built up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ordinarybikes View Post
    She's no lightweight, coming in at 8.125lbs. as seen, but should be fun!!!
    Holy sh!t, that IS heavy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam-IntenseCustServ View Post

    Hey Sam it's always interesting to see what Lopes sets his bikes up with. I agree with him too, the Spider 275's suspension definitely feels better than the Tracers.

    How's Rick getting on with my frame?... 😉😄

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    "Official" Intense Spider 275 Pic and Info Thread

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    Looks burly and I love the short lower link! Reminds me of my DW Link bikes.

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