Intense Spider XVP Mountain Bike 17" M Medium 27.5" Front 26" Rear SWEEEEET!!!!! for sale
Insanely great mountain bike for sale.... Intense Spider XVP 17" C-C Medium frame, (100% MADE IN USA, not China!!) heavily modified to bring it into the modern era. This was fantastic VPP frame "back in the day" but seriously needed more modern geometry. So.... has new 27.5" Rockshox Judy 120 fork, new wheelset including 27.5" Sun Inferno 27 Front, 26" Sun Inferno 29 Rear. Tires are basically new as well, Specialized Butcher Grid 2.3" on front, Schwalbe Nobby Nic Dual Compound Double Defense 2.35" on rear. This gives the best of both worlds, moto-style, with the larger diameter front wheel giving great rollover and cornering, and the fatty rear giving huge traction. Rear tire is huge and tight fit in the swingarm, and is perfect for dry conditions, but for mud you will likely want something smaller and more mud-specific back there. can include an old Specialized Team Control 2.0 if you want it, it's well worn but still good tire for mud, and best of all, it's free.
Frame geometry has been brought into the modern era as well. Look at the pics carefully, and you will see that the VPP geometry on this bike is really VERY similar to the modern VPP linkage geometry from both Intense and Santa Cruz, the two best VPP designers in the world. This bike rides like dream both up and down!! Some important numbers: Head tube angle 66 degrees, bottom bracket height 34cm, top tube horizontal 60cm, wheelbase 110.5cm, chainstays 43cm. (These are very close, but just measured with tape measure, so you may get slightly different if you try it.). Absolutely unique one-of-a-kind bike, and one the best all-around mountain bikes you will find at under $5000. Not real downhill bike, not real XC bike, just great "one bike to do it all", AKA REAL mountain bike. Best fit for riders 5'5"-5'9". Currently has 45mm stem and 740mm riser bars, which work really well with the modern geometry, but easy to replace of course. New lock-on grips.
Really nice parts on the rest of the bike, XTR derailleurs and cassette, XT shifters, Chris King headset, Race Face cranks, Hayes Nine hydraulic disc brakes, etc. really quality bike that will give many miles of fun. PLEASE NOTE that the seatpost and saddle are NOT INCLUDED in this sale-- the seatpost because 99% of people will want to put dropper in there (it's standard 31.6), and the seat because that's personal thing.... In the photos, the seat is approximately at the right height for someone with 30" inseam, which is why left it and the seatpost in for the photos, so you could get an idea of where it would normally be. But to repeat, saddle and seatpost are NOT INCLUDED with this auction!!!! The QR seatpost clamp and Fyxation platform pedals shown in the pics ARE included.
Please ask questions before bidding. It is obviously used bike, so although everything is in good working condition right now, and I'm not aware of any issues, it may need maintenance and/or repairs at any time, and obviously as used bike it does NOT come with warranty. However, it is still better bike (both in build quality and ride quality) than many new bikes being sold today for many times the cost, and should give you many happy years!
Will be well packed for shipping, and you will need to be able to do some basic re-assembly like putting the fork/bars/wheels/pedals/etc. back on, etc. Happy to answer questions if you have any. Thanks for looking, I'm going to miss this bike! On May-25-20 at 13:25:34 PDT, seller added the following information:Someone asked for clarification about frame size... frame measures 17” center to center, or 19” to top of seat clamp. Also, found spare rear derailleur hanger in my parts box and will include it with the bike. Never needed one but it’s still good to have it... :)
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