If you can only have just one bike, the Spider 275C is a perfect weapon, a truly Swiss Army knife. It performs well in the most unlikely situations, it's fast, agile, comfy and very sexy. Nominee for Trail bike of the year since now.
[R]evolution Magazine, Australia
Jeff and the his team of engineers extraordinary attention to design detail isn't only apparent when you stand back and marvel at the Spider 275 Carbon in all it’s beauty… but when you hop on board and start riding this bike you instantly experience that exhilarating Intense Cycles DNA coming to life on the trail, screaming performance, fun and speed. Few, if any, 130mm travel 27.5" bikes, feel this plush and bottomless. The Spider 275 Carbon’s JS Tuned linkage design (essentially a big leap forward from the old VPP design) sets a new benchmark. It delivers bucket loads of noticeable stiffness, and whilst fully active the efficiency of power transfer from pedal stroke to rear wheel is truly astounding. In a single word, the all-new Intense Spider 275 Carbon is, impressive. Very, very impressive! (Okay, so that was actually three words, my bad!)