Earlier this year Intense invited us to their Spider 275C launch where we got a chance to experience the latest and greatest Intense bike. The new Spider is available in various build specifications (Factory, Pro, Expert, and Foundation) and inside we’ve captured a lot of detail shots for you in the first part of the review as well as some video walking you through the key updates in Part 1 of our review.
In the video below, we captured some footage from our group ride in Laugna Beach as well as some riding in North Carolina (Dupont). Chad Peterson explains who the Spider 275C is for, the specifications, and more in the video.
Riding Video and details on the Spider 275C with Chad Peterson (Laugna Beach / Dupont State Forest)
Brian Lopes has been instrumental to Intense Cycles with the Spider and the video below features Lopes shredding on the new Intense Spider 275C.
Video: Lopes on the Spider 275C
The Spider 275 features Intense’s JS Tuned suspension
JS Tuned is a refined suspension system, designed to work with each individual Intense bike model to optimize its individual kinematics, geometry, wheel size, drivetrain and component spec.
The system is a culmination of the real world experience of the Intense Cycles founder and designer Jeff Steber, the Intense engineering team, the Factory Team riders and other experienced brand test pilots. – Intense Cycles
Intense articluates the JS Tuned system through 6 key points outlined below
How It Works:
JS Tuned uses two short, counter-rotating links that offer the ability to fine-tune shock rates and wheel path in perfect harmony to create a balanced, active suspension system that climbs and accelerates as well as the system descends. Key points of JS Tuned:
Efficiency: A compact, integrated system that not only provides ride efficiency but also offers strength, stiffness and manufacturability with the added bonus of being low-maintenance
Segment Specific: Each model’s suspension is fine tuned with a top-quality platform, designed to create world-class segment leaders whether aimed at XC/ light Trail, Trail / Enduro or DH.
Balanced Braking:The counter-rotating links achieve a balance of traction and stability under braking forces with minimal impact to the bike’s geometry.
Balanced Pedal Forces: Counter-rotating links allow flexibility in shock rates and wheel path to create a refined balanced platform that climbs & accelerates as well it descends.
Structural Integrity: The JS Tunes structural integrity is superior due to the combination of short, stiff links and unified rear triangle, combined with large 15mm collet bolts and angular-contact bearings.
Low Maintenance: Easy to replace, high quality, angular-contact bearing with grease ports along with 15mm Collet bolt system.
Spider Frame Features:
4 Sizes – S,M,L,XL
Adjustable Travel: 4.5″ to 5″ (115mm-130mm)
27.5” Wheel size
Integrated BOOST 148 x 12 dropouts
5.96 lbs / 2,705 grams = Standard frame w/ alloy link, no shock
4.48 lbs / 2,490 grams = SL Super Light frame w/ carbon link, no shock
ISCG 05 Mounts
INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING
Internal Seat Tube Cable Routing for dropper posts
Monocoque front triangle
H20 Bottle Fitment
FLK – GRD Downtube and Chainstay protection
Tapered Head Tube
Direct Mount Front Derailluer
Angular Contact/Collet Bearing System with replaceable Grease Zerks