True to the trail
The 2020 Primer 29 Expert combines our latest trail-optimised frame platform with 29" wheels, a great spec level and top value.
Completely redesigned from the ground up, the Primer 29 Expert is exquisitely made from our Optimised Layup carbon boasting a monocoque frame and more rigid dual-strut rear triangle. The bike also makes use of our all-new JS Trail Link carbon top link, which with a turn of the new Flip Chip axle bolt allows you to tweak the Primer's geometry to better suit fast flowy trails or rougher terrain.
The frame is completed with quality detailing including titanium hardware, rattle-free internal shift, brake and dropper cable guides and thicker, broader rubber frame protectors. It's also beautifully painted in rich, crisp colours with decal-free logos for a high-end finish that sets it apart from the competition.
If you're looking for an agile, versatile performance-driven trail bike that'll thunder down trails at speed, the 2020 Primer 29 Expert is the ideal partner to help you reach the next level.
When it comes to spec, we've loaded the Primer 29 Expert with everything you need for an elevating trail-riding experience. Highlights include Fox Performance suspension, SRAM NX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain, size-specific dropper posts, E13 LG1 wheels wrapped in Maxxis rubber and Shimano hydraulic stopping power.
The high-quality Fox Performance 34 fork and Fox Performance DPX2 shock will be tuned specifically for you by our own Intense Cycles UK mechanics so you can get straight onto the trails and ride with confidence.
29" E13 LG1 wheels
150mm front, 140mm rear travel
Fox Performance 34 fork
Fox Performance DPX2 shock
SRAM NX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain
Shimano M520/M500 brakes
Intense Recon 31.6mm dropper post
Intense Recon Alloy 780mm bars
About The Primer 29
The Primer is our one-bike quiver, 140mm do-everything trail bike with longer, slacker, more aggressive geometry. The Primer offers outstanding, confidence-inspiring rideability built specifically for the trail. Available in three wheel sizes – 27.5”, 29” and the staggered Primer S with its 29” wheel up front and 27.5” at the rear – the Primer range offers something for everyone, each designed to offer exceptional performance.
A combination of race-inspired development and our dedication to excellence has meant hundreds of hours of prototyping and testing by the Intense team and Intense Factory Racing, resulting in innovative new design features.
The completely revised frame utilises our new JS Trail Link, which perfectly bridges the gap between XC pedalling efficiency and bump compliance of the Enduro link. Using our new Flip Chip geometry, within a few seconds you can transform the Primer’s head tube and seat tube angle, bottom bracket height and suspension – flipping between firmer rear suspension for faster, less technical terrain or maximum suppleness when things get rocky.
We’ve also created a new dual-strut design rear triangle that makes the most of your power while reducing flex for a deft, confidence-inspiring ride experience. Other changes include a threaded bottom bracket for rock solid bearing performance and larger, thicker rubber frame protectors.
Fox suspension maintains our trail-focused approach, while we’ve specced each model carefully to give the right balance of performance at each price point so whether you want a great spec, better spec or the best spec, we’ve got you covered with a bike that’s more than ready to take on the battle of the trails.
Primer 29 Expert Specs
As with all our JS Tuned bikes, we've carefully selected the component spec for the Primer 29 Expert to give you the best possible performance at this bike level.
|FRAME||Primer 29 Optimised Layup monocoque uni-directional carbon front and rear triangle, carbon top link, titanium hardware, internal cable routing, flak guard armour, Boost 148x12mm spacing, 140mm travel, ISCG05 mounts|
|FORK||Fox Performance 34, 150mm, Boost|
|SHOCK||Fox Performance DPX2, 210x50mm|
|WHEELS||E13 LG1 Enduro Race 30mm Rim, Intense Alloy Hub, Boost.|
|TYRES||Maxxis High Roller II 29 x 2.50" front, Maxxis Agressor 29 x 2.30" rear|
|SHIFTERS||SRAM NX Eagle 12-speed|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||SRAM NX Eagle 12-speed|
|CRANK||SRAM NX Eagle 12-speed, 170mm, 32T, Boost|
|CASSETTE||SRAM PG 1230 Eagle 12sp, 11-50t|
|CHAIN||SRAM NX Eagle 12-speed|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||TruVativ DUB|
|SADDLE||WTB Silverado Sport|
|SEATPOST||Intense Recon Dropper 31.6mm – 125mm S, 150mm M-L, 175mm XL|
|BARS||Intense Recon 780mm|
|STEM||Intense Recon 45mm|
|BRAKES||Shimano hydraulic disc, M520 180mm front, M500 180mm rear|
Parts and specification are subject to change without notice.Maximum recommended rider weight 113kg (250lbs).
Picking the perfect size for you depends on your height, leg length and riding style. Use the geometry above as a starting point – if you've got any sizing queries, talk to our experts at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01454 550343.
ABOUT Intense Cycles
Founded in 1993, Intense changed mountain bike racing forever with the M1, the first true full-suspension downhill bike. Racing remains at the heart of everything Intense does with the US brand continuing to innovate across XC, trail, enduro and DH disciplines. Every Intense bike is made to the very highest standards with extraordinary attention to detail and an exceptional finish – making you stand out as a true mountain biker on the trails. Read more about Intense.
Founded by real cycling enthusiasts in 2004, our passion for elite performance runs through everything we do at Saddleback. Our team of dedicated roadies, mountain bikers and triathletes practice what we preach to bring you the finest cycling products and a superior service to match. We're the official UK home of 3T, Castelli, Chris King, ENVE, HJC, Intense, Moots Cycles, Peaty's, PUSH, Sidi, Silca, Stages, Troy Lee Designs and Wolf Tooth.