Intense Spider 275 Trail Mountain Bike

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Intense bicycles are handcrafted with a fervent attention to detail matching their fans’ same verve for riding them. A double butted aluminum frame with hydroformed tubes keeps the Spider light and super tough for its intended use on any kind of trail in front of it. Thanks to a pivot point above the bottom bracket, the bike’s compact chainstays make for a snappy, quick ride feel. The RockShox Revelation fork is adjustable to 130mm for absorbing all manner of trail undulations or rock jumps.

A longer front-center area accommodates shorter stem lengths typically used for all-arounder trail bikes. A steep head tube angle helps make the Spider a great climber; it’s quick to accelerate and pogo stick-springy going uphill. The bike comes with often scarce bottle cage mounts inside the front triangle and grease ports on pivots. Cable routing is external for easy changes, but thankfully stays tight and clean looking.

In some situations, the Spider can get a touch unstable at high speed, but overall is agile in tight spots and reliable in turns, intuitively boosting a rider’s confidence to plunge forth into most any challenge. This is a fun bike itching to play hard, with two other available build options with the Foundation being the entry-level build and the Pro build is top of the line, so you can choose what fits you and your checkbook the best.Rating: 5/5

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