The Intense Spider may be a newer model in the Intense line but it has been a popular edition to the team. This lovely piece of kit was put together to be the Swiss Army Knife of bikes, build for all day epics, XC excursions and taming the more turbulent trails. Intense’s adjustable travel settings helps with that as well as some of the most trusted high end kit you can buy. The MRP Stage fork may be new like this frame but has already proven to be great contender in the top end market with quality and service intervals further apart than almost all its competitors. The same goes for the hand built wheels with the Stans Flow MK3 rims which may be new but as we all know now, Stans alloy is about as good as alloy gets. The rest of the build is all tried and tested with Shimano to pull it along and to stop it still while Thomson and King bits keep this high end trail killer classy.