Geometry-wise there have been a few changes for the 2021 Intense Primer. But most of the hype will be about colourways, spec sheets and price points
Details of the 2021 Intense Primer Expert carbon trail bike. New specs, nicer colourways and keener price points than previous years.
2021 Intense Primer Expert need to know
- 140mm rear travel
- 150mm fork travel
- 27.5 or 29in wheel models
- Carbon frame inc. top linkage
- Titanium hardware
- JS Tuned supension design
- Flip-chip geometry adjustment
- Flak Guards down tube protection
- ISCG 05 mounts
- Threaded BB
- SRP £3499
- Intense Primer Factory frame SRP £2399
- Direct from Intense Cycles Europe
From an initial glance, geometry-wise there have been a few changes for the 2021 Intense Primer. But most of the hype will be about colourways, spec sheets and price points.
Spec highlights on the Primer Expert include Fox 36 fork, E-Thirteen Infinite dropper post, Shimano XT drivetrain and Maxxis Minion DHR II WT EXO+ tyres.
Geometry then. The head and seat angles remain broadly similar but the reach has increased roughly an inch and the bottom bracker height has been raised a bit. Chanstya length remains at 440mm.
Intense Cycles: “The Primer trail bike is the most versatile model in our range. With 140mm of rear wheel travel and 150mm up front we have designed a bike that is assured and balanced, nimble and fun. The Primer is a bike that is equally at home on long all-day rides, laps in your local woods or multi-day adventures.”
Jeff Steber, Intense founder and CEO: “For me the Primer is the very epitome of what a modern-day mountain bike should be. It climbs with ease, descends with confidence… and it does everything else in-between with great style. It is such a capable bike… it’s a pleasure to ride.”
Intense Primer Expert specs
You can but dream…
Before we go, here’s a quick squizz at the 2021 Intense Primer S with Ohlins bouncy bits. Yours for £5499, which doesn’t actually sound ridiculously expensive compared to rival bike brands with similar heritage claims as Intense.
- 29in wheels front and rear
- Öhlins RXF 36 M.2 air forks and TTX22M coil shock
- Maguara MT7 brakes
- Shimano XT drivetrain
- Maxxis Minion DHR II EXO+ WT tyres
- E-Thirteen Infinite dropper post
- SRP £5499