I just got the following from Intense:
Dear Intense Dealer or Distributor,
The first batch of the new Spider 2 frames are in heat treat and will be heading off to powdercoat today! The more time we spend on this new bike, the more we like it. We recently built one up with a 140 mm for and 2.35 tires. It rides like a mini Tracer. The same frame with a 120 mm fork and 2.0 tires makes a great xc race bike. Its the lowest priced Intense and its still 100% made in the USA.