It may be hard to believe it once you feel how nimble, stable, and quick it is, but Intense's Spider 29 Comp Factory Build only has two wheels. You’ll feel like an eight-legged creature over rock gardens and gnarly descents, though, and that’s no accident. The Spider is built around Intense's monocoque, uni-directional carbon frame with 115-130mm VPP suspension that ensures exceptional pedaling power on the way up and total control on the way down. The lynchpin of the frame's responsiveness is Cane Creek's DBinline shock that takes on the big hits and the small chatter with equal ease. Up front, a RockShox Revelation RCT3 fork gives you a balanced feel all over the trail with 130mm of plush travel. Quick and nimble yet able to steamroll rocks and roots, the 29-inch ENVE/DT Swiss carbon wheels get up to speed in a hurry and stay there, while Maxxis Ardent tires stick in corners and dig in on the climbs. It's just as ready for the race course as it is for the Sunday ride thanks to a slick-shifting SRAM XX1 drivetrain with the right gear for the climbs and the sprint to the finish. An FSA handlebar, Thomson Elite stem, legendary Shimano XTR brakes, and a Reverb Stealth dropper post round out this perfect Factory build. Ensnare all the gnar you can manage with the Spider.
|Frame||Intense monocoque UD carbon with VPP suspension, 150-130mm-travel|
|Fork||RockShox Revelation RCT3, 130mm travel|
|Rear Shock||Cane Creek DBinline Air|
|Hubs||DT Swiss 240|
|Tires||Maxxis Ardent, 29 x 2.25|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM XX1 X-Horizon|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM XG-1199, 11-speed: 10-42|
|Handlebars||Thomson Trail Carbon, 750mm|
|Tape/Grips||Intense Dual Density Lock-On|
|Brake Levers||Shimano XTR|
|Brakes||Shimano XTR hydraulic disc|
|Saddle||WTB Volt Team|
|Seat Post||RockShox Reverb Stealth, 125mm travel|
* Subject to change without notice.