2021 Intense Primer | Everything You Need to Know.

Intense have put the Primer under the microscope and updated specs and pricing throughout the range, while the mullet option gets dropped.

Three specs, two wheel sizes and a frame option make up the 2021 Intense Primer range, with the focus on better specs and pricing.

Key features:

  • Full carbon fibre frame
  • 140mm rear travel
  • 150mm front travel
  • 27.5” or 29” wheels
  • JS Tuned linkage
  • Flip Chip Technology
  • Specific frame geometry for each wheel size
  • UK.IntenseCycles.com

The 2021 Intense Primer retains the high modulus carbon fibre same frame, sporting 140mm rear wheel travel via it’s JS (Jeff Steber) Tuned links, and designed around a 150mm fork.

Three spec options are built around two different wheel sizes, with both wheel sizes getting their own specific geometry. The range starts with the Expert build at £3,499.99, rising to the Ohlins-equipped S at £5,499.99. Conspicuous by its absence is the lack of mullet option.

As with Intense tradition, you get the option of a fairly muted colour scheme and a more gawdy hue should that tickle your fancy.

Intense are now available in the UK direct as distribution moves direct via Intense Cycles UK.

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Little has changed in terms of the frame with the focus being on spec and pricing for the 2021 Primer range.

On the size large Primer 275 in its low setting you get a roomy 475mm reach and a 451mm seat tube length, a 65.2º head angle combined with a 74.9º seat tube angle. Wheelbase is 1211.9 and a 432mm chainstay.

If you prefer the big wheels, then the Primer 29, in Large and low, you get the same reach and seat tube length combo, with head angle steeping slightly to 65.9º with the same for the seat tube angle at 75º. Wheelbase extends to 1226.9mm with a longer 440mm chainstay.

2021 Intense Primer models

Intense Primer 275/29 Expert

Key features:

  • Fox Float 36 Performance 150mm fork
  • Fox Float Performance DPX2 shock
  • SRAM NX Eagle 12-speed drive
  • Shimano Deore 4-piston brakes
  • E13 LG1 rims on Intense hubs
  • Intense Recon dropper
  • £3,499.99 RRP

Intense Primer 275/29 Pro

Key features:

  • Fox Float 36 Performance Elite 150mm fork
  • Fox Float Performance Elite DPX2 shock
  • Shimano XT 12-speed drive
  • Shimano XT 4-piston brakes
  • E13 LG1 Enduro Race wheelset
  • E13 Infinite Dropper
  • £4,799.99 RRP

Intense Primer S

Key features:

  • Ohlins RXF 36 M.2 Air 150mm fork
  • Ohlins TTX22M Coil shock
  • Shimano XT 12-speed drive
  • Magura MT7 Pro brakes
  • E13 LG1 Enduro Race wheelset
  • E13 Inifinte dropper
  • £5,499.99 RRP

Check out the full 2021 Intense Primer range on Intense’s website here.