Intense Primer

Trading up to a versatile Bend bike

The Build

Matt came to us with a mountain bike that had seen many miles on trail and was ready for an update. This can happen to the best of bikes overtime, even with routine maintenance like Matt’s bike. We worked with Matt to build a new Intense Primer frame on ENVE wheels with some of his old bikes parts. These parts included a recently upgraded XT di2 drivetrain that cleaned up great! The Primer allows you to choose from 115mm or 130mm of rear travel and rides with 140mm of travel in the front. With this adjustable travel you are able to dial in the suspension for your riding style.


Build Specs

  • Frame: Intense Primer 115/130mm
  • Headset: Chris King
  • Seatpost: Bike Yoke 125mm
  • Saddle: SQlab
  • Fork: RockShox Pike RCT3 Debonair 140mm
  • Stem: Syntace Megaforce 40mm
  • Handlebar: SQlab 30x Alloy 780mm
  • Grips: ESI Fit XC
  • Drivetrain: Shimano Deore XT Di2
  • Brakes: Shimano XTR M9020
  • Rotors: Shimano Deore XT 180mm Fr/Rr
  • Crank: Shimano XT M8000
  • BB: Chris King Pressfit 92
  • Cassette: Shimano XT M8000
  • Chain: Shimano XT M8000
  • Wheels:¬†ENVE M60 HV / DT 240s
  • F-Tire: Maxxis Ardent Race 2.35
  • R-Tire: Maxxis Ardent Race 2.2
  • Pedals: Shimano XTR Trail 9020


Custom Intense Primer with ENVE wheels
Matt, standing next to his new custom Intense Primer build.


Build Team

Jacob Horsley
Master Technician

John Frey

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