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The Intense Spider 275 is Brian Lopes' go-to bike for the not-quite-so-gnarly trails out there. He sets it up as light as he can get away with, without sacrificing the performance that his riding style requires. Listen in as Brian discusses his set-up with us, and check the spec list below for the details of the build.



Intense Spider 275 – 130mm travel setting
X-Fusion Sweep fork – set at 130mm (with a prototype new cartridge that Brian has been testing since last year, featuring Hi/Lo speed compression and rebound adjustments)
Prototype X-Fusion inline air shock
Maxxis High Roller 2 EXO casing, 3c up front, single compound in the rear
Renthal bar and stem, bar at 740mm, 20mm rise, 50mm stem
ODI “O” Grip, wired on
Magura MT7 4-piston brake, 180mm rotors front and rear
KS Lev 150mm dropper post
WTB saddle
New XTR 11-speed cassette and rear derailleur and shifter
Single Wolftooth ring up front, 34T
”Old” XTR cranks, 175mm crank arms
XTR XC pedals
Chris King Headset and BB
Novatec wheels, Diablo front, Flowtrail rear
KMC chain

Credit: Dan Severson
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3 comments
  • g1701gst

    3/2/2015 8:45 AM

    I think that dropper post is new and unannounced. I have been wanting an all black KS Lev 150mm integra. I hope this gets announced and is available soon.

  • craig82

    2/27/2015 4:23 AM

    I agree about the parking but how is this a setup from a decade ago?

  • Scrub

    2/26/2015 5:50 PM

    How many parking spaces does this one take up?