Monday, December 01, 2008

Intense Spider 2!

With all of the hoopla about the Tracer VP and the rest of the redesigned Intense 2009 line, it seems that the Spider has been forgotten. There was talk at Intense about keeping the uberlight and racy Spider FRO and dropping the Spider altogether, but Intense dealers and loyal fans lobbied hard for a bike to fill the gap between the Spider FRO and the Tracer VP.

Lo and behold...

The 2009 Intense Spider 2!

Here's the stats:

Spider 2Gen 2 VPP
New AC bearings w/ zerks
4.5" to 5" adjustable travel
70 head angle 73 seat angle
16.75" chainstay
100 to 130 fork range ( 120mm opt)5.5 lb frame

Nice! A light 5.5 lb 5" travel frame. Very nice. Running a 140 fork on that will probably slacken the head angle out to 69 or so. I feel that there will be a lot of folks looking at this bike for a great light all arounder.

As always, I'll keep the blog posted as I learn more!

1 comment:

debaser said...

Damn! That looks sweet.