New do-it-all Intense Spider 275C trail bike arriving in the UK soon
Following today's exciting news of Intense Cycles joining the Saddleback family, we're proud to announce that we will be bringing the newly revealed Spider 275C to the UK from late April.
The launch of the new Spider 275C marks the first in a new generation of bikes to come from Intense over the next 12 months. The Spider is designed to be a fast, playful, lightweight trail bike for those that like to get a little sideways. With an adjustable 115-130mm of sublime rear suspension delivered via the JS tuned Virtual Pivot Point linkage, paired to either a 130 or 140mm travel fork, the Spider is the ideal UK trail bike.
The Spider 275C's frame is full carbon with the Factory and Pro build bikes boasting SL frames featuring a carbon top link and titanium hardware as well as more high modulus fibres in the weave, which save a further 300g on the already svelte design of the Expert and Foundation build frames. All the Spider 275C frames have Boost 148 x 12mm dropouts to fit the latest Boost wheels, which are stiffer and more stable than their 142mm counterparts.
The Spider 275C also features super short 419mm chainstays, which contribute to the bike's highly flickable and extremely fun ride. The other geometry highlight is the on-trend extended reach, allowing for very centralised weight on the bike and more room to manoeuvre. Due to this longer reach, all Spider models come equipped with a 50mm stem and 760mm bars as standard, giving snappy, precise steering and the extra stability provided by a wider bar.
The JS-tuned suspension design delivers either 115mm or 130mm of rear wheel travel thanks to two mounting points. Moving between settings does not affect the bike's geometry, however running the 115mm setting creates a more progressive suspension curve, giving the bike a little more pop and a firmer platform for rides that involve a little more pedalling.
While all Spider models come equipped with 1x11 set-ups with 32t chainrings, the frame is also equipped to take a direct-mount front derailleur for those who prefer to ride with a double upfront. ISCG 05 tabs also allow for a chainguide to be fitted.
The bike has already received rave reviews from the likes of Pinkbike's Vernon Felton, who said: "Light enough to be raced cross-country, yet capable enough to tackle seriously technical trails. Intense just popped out the proverbial unicorn. If you are looking for an all-mountain or enduro bike that will consistently save your bacon, you should opt for something with a bit more travel. As an all purprose trail bike, however, this thing is way more fun than it has a right to be."
Intense Spider 275C builds
The Spider 275C will be available in four complete builds and a frameset option. The top-of-the-line Factory build offers the lighter, high modulus frame with a SRAM XX1 group and Race Face Next SL cranks; Shimano XTR brakes; FOX Performance Elite 34 Float forks and matching FOX Performance Elite FLOAT shock; and DT Swiss XMC 1200 Spline 275 Boost wheelset for £7,999.99.
The Pro build retains the lighter frame with a SRAM X1 / X01 group and Race Face Next cranks; SRAM Guide RS brakes; FOX Performance Elite 34 Float forks and FOX Performance Elite Float shock; and DT Swiss M1700 wheelset for £5,699.99
The Expert model features a Deore XT group with Race Face Turbine cranks; Shimano XT brakes; RockShox Pike RC fork and Monarch RC3 Debonair shock; and DT Swiss M1900 Spline 275 Boost wheelset for £5,199.99.
Finally, the Foundation level bike comes with a SRAM GX / Shimano Deore group with Race Face Aeffect cranks; SRAM Guide brakes; RockShox Pike RC fork and Monarch R Debonair shock; and custom Sun Helix Boost wheelset for £4,199.99.
If you want to spec the bike yourself, the Spider 275C SL frameset is available for £2,899.99.
Stay tuned to Saddleback for the latest on the bikes, which are due to arrive late April.
If you are interested in becoming an Intense dealer, please get in touch with your local area sales representative:
South West and Ireland – Oli Hunter – 07917 462225 – firstname.lastname@example.org
South East – Justin Hoy – 07917 462224 – email@example.com
The North – Michael Fish – 07917 462223 – firstname.lastname@example.org