2021 PRIMER 275
2021 PRIMER 275
2021 PRIMER 275
2021 PRIMER 275
2021 PRIMER 275
2021 PRIMER 275
2021 PRIMER 275
2021 PRIMER 275
2021 PRIMER 275
2021 PRIMER 275
2021 PRIMER 275
2021 PRIMER 275
2021 PRIMER 275
2021 PRIMER 275

2021 PRIMER 275


Regular price £2,399.00

OVERVIEW  |  FEATURES | SPECS  | GEOMETRY

TRUE TO THE TRAIL.

Our 140mm/150mm travel Primer trail bike is pure perfection… everywhere. The Primer 275 has all of the DNA of its bigger wheeled sibling, the Primer 29, but this time on nimble 27.5” wheels. You still get trail-flattening speed over any obstacle, both on tough climbs and technical descents, but the smaller wheels make the bike slightly more responsive and agile, and better suited to tighter trails. In short, the Primer is the ultimate all-round performance trail bike, whether you prefer 29” or 27.5” wheels. It could be the only mountain bike you’ll ever need.

 QUICK STANDOUTS

 TRAVEL (FRONT/REAR): 150mm/140mm
WHEEL SIZE: 27.5" / 650b
PRO BUILD WEIGHT: (Size Medium Tubeless) 30lbs 6oz
FRAME WEIGHT: (Size Medium With Shock)
6lbs 12oz
HT ANGLE: 65.2 ̊ / 64.6 ̊
REACH: 420mm / 16.5" (Small)  //  450mm / 17.72" (Medium)  // 475mm / 18.7" (Large)  //  505mm / 19.9" (XL)

 

VERSATILITY.

The Primer trail bike is the most versatile model in our range. With 140mm of rear travel and 150mm up front we have designed a bike that is capable and balanced, but also nimble and fun at the same time. We have tweaked the geometry on the 275 so that it has the exact same ride characteristics as the Primer 29, just with smaller wheels. So, with the Primer 275 you have a bike that is equally at home on long all-day rides, laps in your local woods or multi-day adventures. It gives a confidence inspiring trail ride, it’s the ultimate all-rounder.

ASSURED, BALANCED, NIMBLE AND FUN.

The frame is the heart and soul of any bike, and all of our Primers are built around our perfectly designed monocoque carbon frame, with a dual-strut design rear triangle, optimized carbon fiber layup, a carbon top link, titanium hardware throughout, internal (and silent) tubes for shifter, dropper post and brake routing, ISCG05 mounts, Flak guard armor frame protection on the downtube, a threaded bottom bracket shell and our adjustable ‘Flip Chip’ technology.


What is Flip Chip? Adjustable Geometry.

Our Flip Chip technology allows you to quickly switch between two positions to alter the Primer’s geometry which gives you different handling characteristics. The ‘Low’ setting is for most normal everyday riding, but if you are mainly going to be hitting the downhills then you have the ability to easily switch to the ‘Lower’ setting. Going from the Low to Lower mode slackens the headangle by 0.6º, drops the bottom bracket by 7mm and shortens the reach by 6mm (figures for Primer 29 in Large). What this means is that the bike in the Lowest setting will eat up the descents and rail any corner even more so than before. It’s your choice.


THE JS TUNED TRAIL LINK.

We talk a lot about JS Tuned here at INTENSE. JS stands for Jeff Steber (our founder and CEO) and simply put it is a system that focuses on all of the individual parts that make up one of our bikes: from suspension, geometry, wheel size, materials and component spec. The key element of JS Tuned is our suspension system that uses two counter-rotating links to connect the front and rear triangles of the bike. The links are specifically placed to allow for separation between the pedaling and braking forces from the suspension performance. Every model in our range has its own personal and specific JS tune.

SPECS

FRAME EXPERT BUILD PRO BUILD
FRAME Primer 27.5” Trail Monocoque Carbon Frame. Optimized Layup carbon fiber. Carbon top link, Titanium hardware, Internal shift, dropper post and brake routing. ISCG05 mounts, Flak guard armor. Primer 27.5” Trail Monocoque Carbon Frame. Optimized Layup carbon fiber. Carbon top link, Titanium hardware, Internal shift, dropper post and brake routing. ISCG05 mounts, Flak guard armor.
FORK Fox Performance 36 / 150MM / Boost / Quick Release Axle / 44mm Offset Fox Performance Elite 36 / 150MM / Boost / Quick Release Axle / 44mm Offset
SHOCK Fox Performance Float DPX2 / 210MM x 50MM / 3-position (Open, Trail, Lock-out) Fox Performance Elite Float DPX2 / 210MM x 50MM / 3-position (Open, Trail, Lock-out)
WHEELSET ETHIRTEEN LG1 Enduro Race 30MM Rim INTENSE Alloy Hub/ Boost ETHIRTEEN LG1 Enduro Race 30MM Rim INTENSE Alloy Hub/ Boost
WHEELS ETHIRTEEN LG1 Enduro Race 30MM / Boost ETHIRTEEN LG1 Enduro Race 30MM / Boost
HUBS INTENSE Alloy hubs 32 Hole 15x110 front, 12x148 rear hub 6-bolt ETHIRTEEN hubs 32 Hole 15x110 front, 12x148 rear hub 6-bolt
TIRES

Front: Maxxis Minion DHR II WT Exo+ 27.5"x 2.4”

Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II WT Exo+ 27.5"x 2.4”

Front: Maxxis Minion DHR II WT Exo+ 27.5"x 2.4”

Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II WT Exo+ 27.5"x 2.4”

SHIFTER Sram NX Eagle 12SP Shimano XT 12SP I-Spec
REAR DERAILLEUR Sram NX Eagle 12SP Shimano XT 12SP
CRANK Sram NX Eagle 12SP, DUB, 32t, 170mm / Boost ETHIRTEEN TRS Plus 12SP / 32t / 170MM / Boost
CASSETTE Sram PG1230 Eagle 12SP, 11-50T Shimano XT 12SP / 11-51T
CHAIN Sram NX Eagle 12SP Shimano XT 12SP
CHAIN GUIDE N/A N/A
BOTTOM BRACKET Sram DUB BSA 73MM Bottom Bracket (Threaded) EThirteen 30MM (Threaded)
SADDLE WTB Silverado Sport Fabric Scoop Radius Elite
SEATPOST INTENSE Recon Dropper 31.6MM / 125MM SM / 150MM MD / 17MM LG (Frame Size Specific) Ethirteen Infinite Dropper 31.6MM / 120MM SM / 150MM MD / 180MM LG (Frame Size Specific)
HANDLEBAR Intense Recon Alloy 780mm  Intense Recon Carbon Elite 780mm 
STEM Intense Recon 45mm Intense Recon Elite 50MM
HEADSET Tange Seiki ZS44-EC49/40 Cane Creek 40 ZS44-EC49/40
BRAKESET Shimano M6120 Front (Four Piston) 180mm Rotors / Shimano M6120 Rear (Four Piston) 180mm Rotors Shimano XT M8120 Front (Four Piston) 180mm Rotors / Shimano XT M8120 Rear (Four Piston) 180mm Rotors
GRIPS INTENSE INTENSE

GEOMETRY

LOW SETTING

GEOMETRY NOTE: GEOMETRY TAKEN AT TOP OUT WITH 539MM AXLE TO CROWN LENGTH AND 44MM FORK OFFSET

SIZE Small Medium Large  
A: SEATTUBE LENGTH 395 mm/ 15.55" 418.3 mm/ 16.5" 444.3 mm/ 17.5"  
B: EFFECTIVE TOPTUBE 565.9 mm/ 22.3" 594.3 mm/ 23.4" 622.4 mm/ 24.5"  
C: STACK 571.9 mm / 22.5" 585.8 mm / 23.1" 595.1 mm / 23.4"  
D: REACH 420 mm/ 16.5" 450 mm/ 17.72" 475 mm/ 18.7"  
E: BB HEIGHT 345 mm/ 13.59" 345 mm/ 13.59" 345 mm/ 13.59"  
F: BB DROP 8.48 mm/ 0.33" 8.6 mm/ 0.34" 8.78 mm/ 0.35"  
G: HEADTUBE LENGTH 90 mm/ 3.54" 105 mm/ 4.13" 115 mm/ 4.53"  
H: HEADTUBE ANGLE 65.2˚ 65.2˚ 65.2˚  
I: SEATTUBE ANGLE 74.9˚ 74.9˚ 74.9˚  
J: STANDOVER HEIGHT 791.5 mm/ 31.2" 791.5 mm/ 31.2" 794.7 mm/ 31.3"  
K: CHAINSTAY LENGTH 432 mm/ 17.0" 432 mm/ 17.0" 432 mm/ 17.0"v  
L: WHEELBASE 1152.8 mm/ 45.4" 1182.8 mm/ 46.6" 1211.9 mm/ 47.7"  
SUGGESTED RIDER HEIGHT 5'0"-5'6" 5'5"-5'10" 5'9"-6'1"  

LOWER SETTING

SIZE Small Medium Large  
A: SEATTUBE LENGTH 395 mm/ 15.55" 418.3 mm/ 16.5" 444.3 mm/ 17.5"  
B: EFFECTIVE TOPTUBE 567.9 mm/ 22.4" 596.4 mm/ 23.5" 624.5 mm/ 24.6"  
C: STACK 576.1 mm/ 22.68" 590 mm/ 23.23" 599.6 mm / 23.6"  
D: REACH 414 mm/ 16.3" 444 mm/ 17.48" 469 mm/ 18.46"  
E: BB HEIGHT 337.8 mm/ 13.3" 337.8 mm/ 13.3" 337.8 mm/ 13.3"  
F: BB DROP 15.9 mm/ 0.62" 16.1 mm/ 0.63" 16.4 mm/ 0.64"  
G: HEADTUBE LENGTH 90 mm/ 3.54" 105 mm/ 4.13" 115 mm/ 4.53"  
H: HEADTUBE ANGLE 64.6˚ 64.6˚ 64.6˚  
I: SEATTUBE ANGLE 74.3˚ 74.3˚ 74.3˚  
J: STANDOVER HEIGHT 785.8 mm/ 30.9" 785.8 mm/ 30.9" 789 mm/ 31.1"  
K: CHAINSTAY LENGTH 432 mm/ 17.0" 432 mm/ 17.0" 432 mm/ 17.0"v  
L: WHEELBASE 1154.3 mm/ 45.5" 1184.3 mm/ 46.6" 1213.4 mm/ 47.8"  
SUGGESTED RIDER HEIGHT 5'0"-5'6" 5'5"-5'10" 5'9"-6'1"