Intense Spider 29

by FatBob on July 3, 2011

Intense Cycles is shipping their new Intense Spider 29. Click on the link to read Intense Cycles description of their new bike.The Spider 29 is a 100 to 120mm travel bike. It is a bike designed to cover a wide range of riding styles. Of course as all Intense bikes, it is designed around the VPP(virtual Pivot Point) suspension design.

Intense Spider 29 Complete taken from Intense Cycles Website

Raw finish, one of many paint(or lack of) options

Works Red. I am not usually a fan of red bikes but this is beautiful !

29eronline likes Intense bikes because they are hand built in a small intimate shop in Southern California. Another cool thing about Intense Cycles is they are very accessible. I noticed this when I went to Sea Otter a couple of seasons ago. I went to the Intense booth and met Jeff Steber himself, who took time to talk and explain his bikes to me. This is so rare to be able to talk to the owner of a company in a busy setting. Not only that but he never seemed rushed and was very down to earth. Add to this the pride in craftsmanship and the willingness to push design and this is a company I like to support. Check out these pictures of the Intense Spider 29er being built taken from Intense Cycles website

Hand Built in Southern California one of the last in house bike builders

Detail ! that engraving is insane. This is the underside of the down tube

Still it is really how the bike rides that counts the most. Many of you will have already heard or seen this bike and followed it's development after its announcement at Interbike last September. So why are we talking about it now ? We will be receiving an Intense Spider 29 for review at 29eronline. when it gets here we will do a thorough write up and video of its options and features followed by our video reviews. Keep watching here at 29eronline.