The 2019 Primer Foundation is the entry model to the Primer range, offering you a fast, efficient and capable trail-eating 29er with a carefully selected spec that gives maximum fun and the best ride experience at a tempting price point.
Using our NM frame, the 2019 Primer Foundation boasts full uni-directional carbon monocoque front and rear triangles and an alloy top link. Our superior frame quality and is finished with internal cable routing and integrated chainstay and BB flack guards.
Componentry on the 2019 Primer Foundation includes RockShox suspension, full 12-speed SRAM NX Eagle group SRAM NX / GX 11-speed drivetain, Intense Recon dropper and cockpit, WTB saddle and Shimano M500 brakes. This makes for the ideal ready to ride package built around a quality frame that provides the ideal platform for future upgrades.
The performance RockShox Revelation RC 29 Solo Air fork and RockShox Monarch RL shock will be tuned specifically for you by our own in-house Intense Cycles UK mechanics so you can get straight onto the trails and ride with confidence.
140mm front, 130mm rear travel
RockShox Revelation RC 29 Solo Air fork
RockShox Monarch RL shock
SRAM NX Eagle 12-speed Drivetrain
Shimano M500 brakes
About The Primer
The Primer is a fast trail 29er that can do it all. Most at home on natural singletrack, rocky trail centre descents and technical climbs, it's ideal for the majority of UK trails.
Shorter chainstays, a slack head angle and steeper seat tube create an aggressive, expertly balanced geometry. This makes the Primer feels like it has more than its 130mm of JS Tuned travel, so it can take on all but the gnarliest and steepest terrain.
Whatever you throw at it, the Primer is the most capable, sprightly and playful trail 29er you're likely to throw your leg over.
If you're looking for one versatile bike in your quiver that almost as fast going uphill as it is down, it has to be the Primer.
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, Intense, Peaty's, PUSH, Sidi, Silca, Stages, Troy Lee Designs and Wolf Tooth.