Intense has made a name for itself producing niche, quality and ultimately sought-after products. The new Spider 275 Carbon carries a lofty price tag that matches its ambition of no-compromise trail riding performance. But is it worth it?
The Spider isn’t a brand-new design, sharing both its geometry and suspension platform with the alloy-framed model introduced in 2015. As the name suggests, the new bike uses carbon front and rear ends plus a carbon top link on the SL version to help drop weight. You also get Boost 148 rear wheel spacing and a number of other specific details.
The Spider Carbon is meant to be a do-it-all trail bike
Intense has licensed the VPP suspension design for many years from Santa Cruz and until recently the suspension characteristics have been shared too. Now, though, the license has ended.
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