The 2018 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.
Using our NM frame, the 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 frame protector and BB flack guard.
Componentry on the 2018 Primer Foundation includes RockShox suspension, SRAM NX / GX 11-speed drivetain, Race Face crank and dropper, WTB saddle, Intense Recon cockpit 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 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 / GX 11-speed Drivetrain
Shimano M500 brakes
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.
As with all our JS Tuned bikes, we've carefully selected the component spec for the Primer Foundation to give you the best possible performance at this bike level.
|FRAME||Primer 29 monocoque uni-directional carbon front and rear triangle, alloy top link, internal shift, dropper post and brake routing, flack guard armour, Boost 148x12mm spacing, 115-130mm travel|
|FORK||Rock Shox Revelation RC 29 Solo Air, 140mm, Boost 110x15mm|
|SHOCK||Rock Shox Monarch RL, 200x51mm|
|WHEELS||Intense Foundation 29" wheels with 32-hole Race Face AR 27 rims, Intense Tuned six-bolt 110x15mm front / 148x12mm rear hubs and DT Swiss Champion spokes|
|TYRES||Maxxis 29x2.35 Forekaster F120 DC/EXO/TR|
|SHIFTERS||SRAM NX 11-speed trigger|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||SRAM GX 11 speed|
|CRANK||Race Face Aeffect 175mm, 30T|
|CASSETTE||SRAM PG1130 11 speed, 11-42T|
|CHAIN||SRAM PC1110 11 speed|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||Race Face BB92|
|SADDLE||WTB Silverado Sport|
|SEATPOST||Race Face Aeffect 31.6mm, 150mm dropper|
|BARS||Intense Recon 760mm alloy|
|STEM||Intense Recon 45mm|
|HEADSET||Intense Tapered Alloy|
|BRAKES||Shimano M500 hydraulic disc 180mm front, 160mm rear|
NOTE - Pedals not included, but receive £10 off a set of DMR V12 pedals when you buy an Intense bike.
Parts and specification are subject to change without notice.Maximum recommended rider weight 113kg (250lbs).
|Top Tube Length:||B||572mm||597mm||622mm||648mm|
|Chain Stay Length:||C||438mm||438mm||438mm||438mm|
|Head Tube Length:||D||94mm||102mm||114mm||119mm|
|Head Tube Angle:||E||67.5°||67.5°||67.5°||67.5°|
|Seat Tube Angle (Effective):||I||75°||75°||75°||75°|
|Seat Tube Angle (Actual):||J||72.3°||72.3°||72.3°||72.3°|
|Seat Tube Length:||K||432mm||457mm||483mm||508mm|
Picking the perfect size for you depends on your height, leg length and riding style. Start by referring to the chart below. If you're between sizes, we generally suggest sizing up. If you've got any sizing queries, talk to our experts at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01454 550343.
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