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Intense Cycles Spider 29 Comp Expert Complete Mountain Bike - 2014
Retail Price: $6399.00
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The supercar-inspired handling of the Intense Spider 29 Comp Expert Complete Mountain Bike doesn't take long to make itself known. Named after the stunning Italian masterpiece, the Spider features striking carbon fiber lines and responsive VPP suspension that serve to honor its muse. With either 4. 5 or 5 inches of available travel, it has plenty of give for rocky trails, but make no mistake, the suspension feel is responsive, and it handles best when ridden with calculated aggression. And with it draped in FOX suspension, a Shimano drivetrain, and a top-tier finishing kit, you can be sure that the build will bring out the Spider's best attributes. Ride your local trails, or race the weekly XC series, the Spider will be happy pretty much anywhere, so long as it's going fast. Like the rest of the bikes within Intense's lineup, the Spider's refined trail manners can be chalked up to its 4. 5 or 5 inches of adjustable VPP suspension. It's a suspension platform that offers a fantastic blend of pedaling efficiency and trail-erasing smoothness. VPP employs two aluminum counter-rotating links to achieve this balance. The upper link provides most of the rotation as the bike compresses into the sag point. This yields a vertical wheel path, which you'll notice in the form of a firm feel when you get on the pedals. As the bike compresses deeper into the suspension, the lower link activates, moving the axle path in a rearward direction. The rearward axle path enables the rear wheel to travel out of the way of square-edged impacts. Suspension is nothing without the geometry to match, and needless to say, the Spider has that covered. Starting at the front, the 68. 5 degree head angle is stable at high speeds, while still being sharp enough to hold a line on the most demanding climbs. Roomy top tube lengths combine with the steeper seat angle, allowing for a relaxed riding position with today's shorter stem lengths. A 13. 2-inch bottom bracket height is amply low for railing ...