My custom Intense Primer by Phillip Hobbs

Lets have a look at my latest bike. My Intense Primer I've built for everyday trail riding. I got the frame out of Defcon Cycles here in Australia and have built it up with a variety of parts from my old Canfield Riot and new parts specifically for the build. The goal was a relatively lightweight trail bike that wasn't going to compromise me when the going gets tough.

This is a picture after I finished the build. Quite happy with the black on silver frameset and the slightly stealthy look that resulted

This is a picture after I finished the build. Quite happy with the black on silver frameset and the slightly stealthy look that resulted

I've been tuning the DB Inline IL over the last few rides and I'm at the point where I'm very happy with it

I've been tuning the DB Inline IL over the last few rides and I'm at the point where I'm very happy with it

This 140mm Pike has been with me over 3 bikes now. A fresh service and a Vorsprung Luftkappe upgrade and its performing better than ever

This 140mm Pike has been with me over 3 bikes now. A fresh service and a Vorsprung Luftkappe upgrade and its performing better than ever

Chromag Bars and Stem (780mm and 50mm respectively) have been carried over to this build

Chromag Bars and Stem (780mm and 50mm respectively) have been carried over to this build

Intense Primer Chromag bar
Backcountry Research strap
Samurai tyre plugs

As most of my rides are less than 30kms I've tried to follow the 'pack-less' philosophy. Quick link taped to the front brake line. Samurai Tyre plug kit in each bar end and a Backcountry Rapid strap that holds a tube, 2x CO2 cannisters and a couple of tyre levers. All I've got to bring with me is a multitool in my pocket. I'll be looking at eventually migrating the multitool to the bike somewhere.

XTR drivetrain is again moved over from bike to bike. I've added a Oneup 45t large cog to help when the legs get blown out on those big days.

XTR drivetrain is again moved over from bike to bike. I've added a Oneup 45t large cog to help when the legs get blown out on those big days.

Raceface Next SL
Shimano XTR Pedals

Both the Raceface Next SL cranks and Shimano XTR pedals have been with me for many years now. Both still going strong. The pedals have been serviced a few times in that time period.

Hope Tech E4 brakes front and rear with 183mm floating rotors take care of slowing the bike down. Tons of power and great modulation.

Hope Tech E4 brakes front and rear with 183mm floating rotors take care of slowing the bike down. Tons of power and great modulation.

Fox Transfer dropper post. 150mm of drop and no issue so far over two bikes.

Fox Transfer dropper post. 150mm of drop and no issue so far over two bikes.

Industry 9 hubs on Zelvy RBL carbon rims. Boost spacing in the rear but normal 15x100 in the front.

Industry 9 hubs on Zelvy RBL carbon rims. Boost spacing in the rear but normal 15x100 in the front.

Black Intense Primer

The bike as it sits, weighs 12.7kg with pedals. I'm really happy with the way its riding, both up and down. The only planned mods is to possibly bling it up a bit with some titanium and aluminum bolts. The setup will change with the seasons and depending on where I'm going to be riding. Mostly just tyre swaps so I'm not caught out.