Intense Spider FRO XC Full Suspension

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

User Reviews (5)

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cannonf600   Cross Country Rider [Dec 09, 2010]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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.

Similar Products Used: 2003 fisher sugar-2005 blur classic-pivot mach 4-yeti asr carbon-blur lt carbon-epic-spider 29
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5
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5
Intense Rider   Cross Country Rider [Sep 27, 2010]
Strength:

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.

Weakness:

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

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

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.
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5
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FonyGear   Cross Country Rider [Apr 28, 2010]
Strength:

very light frame

Weakness:

The VPP bearing's needed for maintenance very offen.

very great both up and down hill.

Similar Products Used: xc blur
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4
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5
bwolfman55   Cross Country Rider [Sep 26, 2009]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

None

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.

Similar Products Used: Intense Tracer, Specialized Epic S Works
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5
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5
yoelst   Racer [Sep 11, 2008]
Strength:

Agressive geometry, VPP, light, strong, minimal maintenance

Weakness:

Styling - Stickers?!
No Ano

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.

Similar Products Used: Kona King Supreme, Santa Cruz Blur XC, Titus Racer X
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5
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4
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