True to the trail
The 2020 Primer 29 Elite combines our redesigned trail-optimised platform with 29" wheels and a truly elite spec level to give you a head-turner that'll perform daily as well as on the big occasions.
Completely redesigned from the ground up, the Primer 29 Elite 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 a high-performance trail bike with bags of agility that'll take on rough trails at speed and boasts race-ready carbon wheels, the 2020 Primer 29 Elite is the ultimate 29er in the Primer range.
The Primer 29 Elite's spec sheet really sings with E13 LG1 Enduro Race Carbon wheels, Fox Factory suspension, SRAM X01 drivetrain, TruVativ carbon cranks, carbon bars, Fox Factory Transfer dropper and Shimano XT brakes.
The high-performance Fox Factory 34 fork and Fox Factory 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 Enduro Race Carbon wheels
150mm front, 140mm rear travel
Fox Factory 34 fork
Fox Factory DPX2 shock
SRAM X01 Eagle 12-speed drivetrain
Shimano XT brakes
Fox Factory Transfer 31.6mm dropper post
Intense Recon Carbon 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 Elite Specs
As with all our JS Tuned bikes, we've carefully selected the component spec for the Primer 29 Elite 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 Factory 34, 150mm, Boost|
|SHOCK||Fox Factory DPX2, 210x50mm|
|WHEELS||E13 LG1 Enduro Race Carbon 30mm, Boost.|
|TYRES||Maxxis High Roller II 29 x 2.50" front, Maxxis Agressor 29 x 2.30" rear|
|SHIFTERS||SRAM X01 Eagle 12-speed|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||SRAM X01 Eagle 12-speed|
|CRANK||TruVativ Stylo Carbon Eagle 12-speed DUB, 32t, 170mm, Boost|
|CASSETTE||SRAM XG1295 Eagle 12-speed, 11-50t|
|CHAIN||SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||TruVativ DUB|
|SADDLE||Fabric Scoop Radius Elite|
|SEATPOST||Fox Factory Transfer dropper 31.6mm – 125mm S, 150mm M-L, 175mm XL|
|BARS||Intense Recon Carbon 780mm|
|STEM||Intense Recon Elite 50mm|
|HEADSET||Cane Creek 40 ZS44-EC49|
|BRAKES||Shimano hydraulic disc, XTM8020 180mm front, XTM8000 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.