Intense Primer Pro Build - Demo
The Primer ticks a lot of different boxes when it comes to versatility. The bigger 29-inch wheels and progressive geometry will appeal to riders looking for a quick and snappy ride. “I designed the Primer to be a Swiss army knife type of bike that could be used for everyday riding, but would be edgy enough to do a marathon event or even an enduro race,” explained Intense designer Jeff Steber.
The 130 millimeters of front and rear travel put this bike into the aggressive trailbike category, but the lightweight build competes with some cross-country race bikes.
Intense was originally known for its aluminum frames welded in its Southern California facility. The Primer uses a full-carbon frame and rear triangle, along with a carbon fiber upper link. The higher-end Factory and Pro builds use a lighter Primer SL carbon. Titanium hardware is used throughout the bike to shave grams. The frame is built on the capable JS Tuned suspension that is adjustable between 115 and 130 millimeters, depending on the rider’s preference.
Frame: Minor signs of shoe rub on chainstay and crankset, Paint chips on rear triangle.
Drivetrain: Cleaned, tuned and inspected for wear or damage.
Brakes: Cleaned and inspected for damage or excessive wear.
Wheels: Trued wheels and inspected for damage or excessive wear. Rims have minor finish imperfections.
Suspension: Suspension cleaned and inspected for damage and wear.