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.
|BUILD WEIGHT: (Size Medium Tubeless)||31 lbs 11 oz / Small / Medium / Large / XL
|FRAME WEIGHT: (Size Medium With Shock)
||7 lbs 6 oz / Small / Medium / Large / XL
|HT ANGLE:||65.3 ̊ Low Setting/ 64.7 ̊ Lower Setting
|REACH:||420mm / 16.5" (Small) // 450mm / 17.72" (Medium) // 475mm / 18.7" (Large) // 505mm / 19.9" (XL)|
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.
|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|
Ohlins TTX22M Coil / 210mm x 50mm (140mm) / Front Reducer Size - 20mm. X 6mm., Rear Reducer Size - 20 mm. x 8 mm.
350 lbs (S Size for 54 - 64 kg rider weight) / 450 lbs (M Size for 64 - 73 kg rider weight) / 500 lbs (L Size for 73 - 80 kg rider weight) / 550 lbs (XL Size for 80 - 84 kgs rider weight).
|WHEELS||ETHIRTEEN LG1 Enduro 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 / Boost|
Front: Maxxis Minion DHR II WT Exo+ 29"x 2.4”
Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II WT Exo+ 29"x 2.4”
|SHIFTERS||Shimano XT 12SP I-Spec|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||Shimano XT 12SP|
|CRANK||ETHIRTEEN TRS Plus 12SP / 32t / 170MM SM-LG/ 175mm XL / Boost|
|CASSETTE||Shimano XT 12SP / 11-51T|
Shimano XT 12SP
|BOTTOM BRACKET||EThirteen 30MM (Threaded)|
|SADDLE||SDG Radar w/ Cr-Mo Rails|
|SEATPOST||ETHIRTEEN Vario Infinite Dropper w/ adjustable travel 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|
*Parts/Spec are subject to change without notice.
NOTE: 29 GEOMETRY TAKEN AT TOP OUT WITH 557MM AXLE TO CROWN LENGTH AND 51MM FORK OFFSET.
|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||65.3 ̊||65.3 ̊||65.3 ̊||65.3 ̊|
|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||154-166cm||164-177cm||175-187cm||185-197cm|
|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||64.7 ̊||64.7 ̊||64.7 ̊||64.7 ̊|
|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||154-166cm||164-177cm
FIND YOUR SIZING
We know how important it is to choose the correct size of bike, and this guide is here to help you make the right choice. If you need more in detail advice, check the Find Your Size section.
Vélo surprenant, très joueur malgré les roues en 29
Suspensions ohlins au top
Bike is excellent except for some small things. It was put together on a Monday morning .. had to shorten the brake hoses and the dropper post cable. Cassette wasn’t tightened. The thru axles need a torque tool and a very long Allen key. You can’t remove the rear wheel with a plain bike tool. Why not DT Swiss ?? Then you don’t need any tools ! eThirteen dropper rattles .. it has play (2 or 3 degrees) apparently that’s normal but my old Specialized dropper was rock solid even after 8 years. The bike is big and heavy .. but very stable. It’s best suited for building up speed downhill. Ohlins is beautiful, attracts a lot of attention. The spring I received was too light. Despite being exactly in the middle of the weight range (medium). Intense can’t replace this .. so 100€ extra to get an extra spring.
No esperaba algo así... realmente es un misil. He tenido ya 5 intense, y esta es sin duda, la mejor. Efectiva pero divertida a la vez. Las suspensiones, brutales, los frenos, potentes pero modulables... y les acompaña exquisita selección de componentes
Finally i rode the primer S for the first time properly on the trails and I must say that I’m very happy with the bike.
Climbing was very comfortable, even without turning the coil in the firm position it climbed very well.
Riding downhill i really had a wow moment (or much more than one).
I rode my primer on the same downhill where I used to ride with my Uzzi 650b with 180 mm fork travel and about 170 mm on the back, and I must say that i didn’t miss any mm travel.
I got immediately confident with the bike and had the feeling i could ride faster....next time 😜.
I’m really happy for my choice and i just can say to anybody that is looking and thinking about purchasing this bike, go for it!