Intense Spider FRO XC Full Suspension

4.8/5 (5 Reviews)

Product Description

The Intense Spider FRO, the bike bred for the crosscountry racer where speed and weight are a top priority... when second isn't a choice!

Construction \\ 6061 Aluminum CNC Machined by "Intense Cycles" construction, Easton Intense Proprietary EA-6X tubes.
Shock \\ Fox Float RP23 Air
Recommended fork length \\ 80mm to 100mm
Other \\ Disc brake compatible, Replaceable derailleur hanger, Custom Max type bearing, one piece Top Shock Link
Travel \\ 4"
Weight \\ 6 lbs

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by cannonf600 a Cross Country Rider from tennessee,usa

Date Reviewed: December 9, 2010

Strengths:    light for aluminum-pedals great-rides great-hand made by intense in the usa-looks cool-handles great.

Weaknesses:    bearing life about a year-cost when new-does not have the carbon "ride"

Bottom Line:   
this is a great bike that cut over a pound of frame weight off my blur classic and rides and pedals better.the yeti asr carbon and blur lt carbon i rode on demo rides have that carbon "ride"that i really like but are $$$.the spider fro has the steepest angles that i know of(72 head and 74 seat)and can zip in and out of tight single track but is still stable downhill.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   2003 fisher sugar-2005 blur classic-pivot mach 4-yeti asr carbon-blur lt carbon-epic-spider 29

Bike Setup:   xt-rp23-f100rlc-roval wheels

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Intense Rider a Cross Country Rider from Australia

Date Reviewed: September 27, 2010

Strengths:    This bikep is amazing. Steep geometry means it has a snappy feel to it while the plush suspension eats bumps.
Frame is light, and looks exotic.

Weaknesses:    Pivots require care. I have changed the bearings once in a year which is not bad.

Bottom Line:   
By far the plushest xc bike i have ridden. On a rough course, fastest full sus out there period.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $4500.00

Purchased At:   online

Similar Products Used:   Specialized epic 2010 - the intense is far more plush and responsive to small bumps.
Giant xtc - I dont understand why people still race hardtails. The Spider is far quicker no matter the course.

Bike Setup:   Fox forks, rp23 rear. Stans Rims

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by FonyGear a Cross Country Rider from Thailand

Date Reviewed: April 28, 2010

Strengths:    very light frame

Weaknesses:    The VPP bearing's needed for maintenance very offen.

Bottom Line:   
very great both up and down hill.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $4500.00

Purchased At:   assembled by myself

Similar Products Used:   xc blur

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bwolfman55 a Cross Country Rider from San Clemente, CA

Date Reviewed: September 26, 2009

Strengths:    Super dependable
Light Weight
Not Carbon
Very stiff
Built in the US

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Throw away your Specialized. This bike will blow the average XC bike out of the water. Not only is this bike light weight but it is very reliable. Rode though the BC Bike Race with no issues. It climbs like a beast and can rip any downhill with ease. Highly recommend to any XC rider or endurance racer who likes to ride all day everyday of the week.

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Favorite Trail:   Los Pinos

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Intense Tracer, Specialized Epic S Works

Bike Setup:   Full XTR, Mavic SL wheelset other lightish stuff

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by yoelst a Racer from Wausau, WI, USA

Date Reviewed: September 11, 2008

Strengths:    Agressive geometry, VPP, light, strong, minimal maintenance

Weaknesses:    Styling - Stickers?!
No Ano

Bottom Line:   
Comparing the Santa Cruz Blur XC and the Intense Spyder FRO, the nod goes to the Spyder FRO for suspension design and durability. In my experience with the Blur I had the pivot fail in less than six months and the warranty process was a hassle. I have not had any issues with workmanship, frame design, geometry, etc. of the Intense Spyder FRO.

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Favorite Trail:   Underdown

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $2200.00

Purchased At:   RBikes

Similar Products Used:   Kona King Supreme, Santa Cruz Blur XC, Titus Racer X

Bike Setup:   Intense Spyder FRO Sz. Med., Navy Blue, RP23 shock
Stans ZTR Race wheelset, SID World Cup Fork, Race Face Deus XC Crank, 34T Salsa front ring, Rohloff Chain guide, XTR 11-34 Cassette, 10sp Chain, Ti h2o cage, 4Ti Egg Beaters, Ritchey 120mm WCS Stem, FSA Orbit headset, Easton Carbon bar

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