New Intense Spider 275C Launches

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Intense Cycles has just taken the wraps off its new full carbon Spider 275C. Offering 115-130mm adjustable rear travel, Boost spacing at the rear and a frame design that gives a massively dropped top tube, it seems to have all the modern ‘must-have’ touches.

It’s two years since the launch of the 27.5in Carbon Tracer and the carbonification of the Intense line continues. We’ll bring you more news from the Sea Otter in a couple of weeks’ time.

Here’s the spec list for the Pro build – which’ll cost £5400 in the UK when they’re out in May.
A frame-only will be £2899

Here is the Pro spec for you. How dropped is that top tube?

SPIDER 275 C Pro Build
Adjustable travel: 4.5” to 5” (115mm to 130mm)
27.5” wheel size
Integrated Boost 148 x 12 dropouts
SL Spider is 300g lighter with titanium hardware, high modulus carbon fiber and carbon top link
Standard Spider is manufactured with EPS molding technology
Internal cable routing
Internal seat tube cable routing for dropper posts
Monocoque front triangle
H2O bottle fitment
Downtime and chain stay flack guard protection
Tapered head tube
Direct mount front derailleur
Angular contact/collet bearing system with replaceable grease zerks

Spider 275C UK Pricing:
Frame with Fox Performance Elite Rear Shock = £2899
Pro Edition Bike = £5499

Due in May.

For more details, see the Intense Spider microsite


Singletrack Editor

Chipps wasn’t around for the dawn of mountain biking in the UK, but he likes to claim that he arrived in time for second breakfast (about the time he shows up for work, then…) starting in the bike trade in 1990 and becoming a full time mountain bike journalist at the start of 1994. Over the subsequent quarter century, he has seen mountain bike culture flourish and diversify and bike technology go from rigid steel frames to fully suspended carbon fibre (and sometimes back to rigid steel as well.)

His riding style is best described as ‘medium, wheels on the ground, trail riding’ though he’s been spotted doing everything from endurance downhill racing to 24 hour cross country racing. He favours mid-travel trail bikes and claims to be wheel-size, gear, brake and tyre agnostic. In fact, his garage spans most bicycle flavours, taking in steel hardtails, carbon trail bikes, even a mountain bike tandem, along with road, touring and gravel/cyclocross bikes.

While he’s happy to chat about bikes all day, his real interest is in the people and places that bikes can introduce you to and he talks as fondly about the trails he’s ridden and riders he’s met as the bikes that took him there.

Comments (2)

    Nice to see Intense considering a lady’s modesty with their frame design.

    I have no doubt it will be yet another Intense triumph of style over substance.There is no argument,Intense bikes are lookers but my Intense was my worst ever mountain bike purchase – nothing else has come close,not even crappy Sealskinz pseudo waterproof socks

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