PRIMER FOUNDATION BUILD

Regular price €3,057.02 Sale price €2,475.21

Price includes tax and duties in CE countries


The Foundation Build Primer is our entry level build with an NM frame. We've carefully selected and tested each component to provide an exception ride experience at our most competitive price point. The Foundation build comes with Intense branded alloy bars, stem and hubs. 

All bikes come pre-built and tuned through Intense Cycles authorized mechanics and will arrive to you with minimum assembly. 

 

QUICK STANDOUTS

 TRAVEL (FRONT/REAR): 140mm/130mm
WHEEL SIZE: 29"
BUILD WEIGHT (NO PEDALS) 13,15 kg.
FRAME WEIGHT: 2,72 kg.
HT ANGLE: 67.5 ̊
REACH: 408mm/16.1" (Small)  //  431mm/17" (Medium)  // 453mm/17.8" (Large)  //  477mm/18.8" (XL)

FOUNDATION BUILD SPECIFICATIONS

FRAME Primer 29 Monocoque UD Carbon Front and Rear Triangle, Alloy Top Link, Internal Derailleur Routing, Integrated protector, w/ 148 x12 mm spacing, 115 -130 mm travel
FORK Rock Shox Revelation RC 29, Solo Air, 140mm, Boost 110x15mm
SHOCK Rock Shox Monarch RL, 200x51mm
WHEELSET 

WHEELS Intense Foundation 29"
HUBS Intense Tuned, 6 Bolt, 110x15mm, 32 Hole Front / 148x12mm, 32 Hole Rear
RIMS Race Face AR 27, 29", 32 Hole
SPOKES DT Swiss Champion
TIRES Maxxis 29x2.35 Forekaster F120 DC/EXO/TR
DRIVETRAIN 

SHIFTERS Sram NX 12speed Trigger
REAR DERAILLEUR Sram NX 12speed
FRONT DERAILLEUR N/A
CRANK Sram NX EAGLE DUB 175mm, 32T
CASSETTE Sram PG1230 EAGLE 11-50T
CHAIN Sram NX Eagle 12speed
CHAIN GUIDE N/A
BOTTOM BRACKET SRAM PF DUB BB92
COMPONENTS 

SADDLE WTB Silverado Sport w/ Steel Rails
SEATPOST Intense 31.6mm, 150mm Dropper
HANDLEBAR Intense Recon 760mm Alloy, 31.8 mm diameter
STEM Intense Recon 45mm, 31.8 mm diameter
HEADSET Intense Tapered
BRAKESET Shimano M500 6 Bolt 180mm FR / 160mm RR
GRIPS Intense Lock-On

 

GIFT WITH YOUR NEW BIKE

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.

GEOMETRY (mm / inch)

Geometry Chart Image
SIZE  Small  Medium  Large  Extra Large 
A: SEAT TUBE LENGTH  432 
17.0 
457 
18.0 
483 
19.0 
508 
20.0 
B: EFFECTIVE TOP TUBE  572 
22.5 
597 
23.5 
622 
24.5 
648 
25.5 
C: STACK  609 
24.0 
616 
24.3 
628 
24.7 
632 
24.9 
D: REACH  408 
16.1 
431 
17.0 
453 
17.8 
477 
18.8 
E: BB HEIGHT  337 
13.3 
337 
13.3 
337 
13.3 
337 
13.3 
F: BB DROP 



G: HEAD TUBE LENGTH  94 
3.7 
102 
4.0 
114 
4.5 
119 
4.7 
H: HEAD TUBE ANGLE  67.5°  67.5°  67.5°  67.5° 
I: SEAT TUBE ANGLE  72.3°  72.3°  72.3°  72.3° 
J: STANDOVER HEIGHT  800 
31.5 
803 
31.6 
809 
31.9 
811 
31.9 
K: CHAINSTAY LENGTH  438 
17.2 
438 
17.2 
438 
17.2 
438 
17.2 
L: WHEELBASE  1130 
44.5 
1156 
45.5 
1181 
46.5 
1207 
47.5

FIND YOUR SIZING

 

Customer Reviews

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M.W.
Great performing bike!

I haven’t ridden many times I mud yet but I’d love to see an integrated spoiler/protection mounted as standard to keep mud off the rear end links and bushings. I made a protection myself from an old tire tube, when I noticed that the mud collects quickly in the link area. This will make the life span longer of the bike.

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n.M.
Great bike in all conditions

The primer is a much more capable bike that it looks.
After upgrading few parts (most important change tis he fork, replaced by a Fox 34 factory, working way better tan the revelation when things get harder), I have now the ideal bike for my pratice : living in the French Alps, I was looking for a fun bike when going down, but pedalling well enough for long way up. The Primer answers all my needs, very lively on smooth trails, and never limited in hard terrain.
The frame in this black version is very strong, it still looking as new.

A great bike, modern geometry all rounder.

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F.S.N.
Love it

I was moving from a 26" bike and the difference is huge. I like the way the bike gets and keep the speed whatever the ground conditions are. It is stable, solid, rigid and fast. I like the geometry and the way the suspension works, I feel no pedalling contamination. Unfortunately, I have move away from my known trails at the same time I git the new bike, so a direct comparison is not simple. But, I still love it.

I was dreaming on owning an Intense Bike since many years ago. Now that I am an owner I do not regret it.

I only have a problem with my seatpost, it loses air pressure and stops working properly. In principle I need to pump air almost every week which is not very handy and I do not do which is a bit annoying .

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  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/Endurol aluminum and 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, 2.6 for enduro/downhill and 3.0 for plus tire frame options.
  3. Is my frame compatible with Eagle?
    • All Intense mountain bikes featuring 142mm and boost 148 rear wheel spacing will fit SRAM Eagle Drivetrain with the appropriate offset front chain ring. 6mm offset for non boost applications and 3mm offset for 148 boost applications.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 email into our customer service eu@intensecycles.com. Otherwise please visit ROCK SHOX or FOX for specifications.
  7. 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 and 260mm on medium, large and XL frames.
  8. 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 the downhill models. For a demonstration and more information, check out the tech video section.
  9. 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. You can also see a chart with frame and bike weights here. (Please note that a variable of 100G should be given).
  10. Where can I purchase a particular part for my Intense?
    • Yes, 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 of bike is not listed on the website, please call into or email our customer service hotline. Info for this is on the “service” tab on the home page.
  11. 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.
  12. 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 JSTuned geometry, typically the bikes geometry are matched with our component spec to make that particular bike perform at its best for its intended use.
  13. 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.
  14. How can I register my bike?
    • Registering your new Intense is quick and easy. Click on this register my bike link.
  15. Can I purchase parts directly through you?
    • Yes, 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. If your model of bike is not listed on the website, please call into or email our customer service hotline. Info for this is on the “service” tab on the home page.
  16. 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 nontransferable. The original owner must register his purchase within 90 days on this link. 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 Cycles Limited Warranty, the frameset must be presented to an authorized Intense dealer, Intense distributor or to Intense Cycles, Inc., together with the proof of purchase.
  17. 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.
  18. Do you still make Intense BMX Bikes?
    • No, we no longer are apart of the intense brand of BMX bikes.
  19. 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.
  20. Is there an owner’s manual for my bike model?
    • 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.
  21. Where can I demo an Intense bike at?
    • Sorry, no demo events availables at this moment, we are working on it.
  22. 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.
  23. 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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