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Regular price $4,499.00 Sale price$3,299.00
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With the Sniper XC we have created a pure full-suspension XC bike with a true INTENSE spirit. It is a complete system that is designed to work as one in a super light and durable frame.

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The Sniper XC is all about off-road speed… both up and down. It is fast and fiery, a truly innovative XC bike. It loves going uphill, but it always has one eye on the descents. A longer toptube, shorter stem, wider bars, lower bottom bracket, and slacker head angle all make for an exciting yet balanced bike. It is a complete system that is designed to work as one.Featuring a super lightweight full carbon frame (4lbs 5oz size Medium), rolling on 29” wheels, with progressive XC geometry. The Sniper XC is all about off-road speed… both up and down. It is fast and fiery, a truly innovative XC bike…
BUILD EXPERT
WEIGHT 25 lbs 9 oz // 11.59 kg
FRAME Sniper 29 XC Monocoque Carbon Front and Rear Triangle, Carbon Top Link, Titanium Hardware, Internal Shift, Dropper Post and Brake Routing, Flak Guard. 100mm (4") Travel, Universal Derailleur Hanger (UDH), SRAM T-Type compatible.
FORK FOX Performance 32 Float SC, 100mm, Grip Damper 3-Pos Microadjust
SHOCK FOX Performance Float DPS, 3-Pos w/ Adjust
WHEELSET e*Thirteen XCX Alloy 29" 24mm
HUBS INTENSE Alloy
TIRES Maxxis Rekon Maxx Speed EXO 3C 29" x 2.25"
SHIFTER Shimano SLX 12SP, I-SPEC
DERAILLEUR Shimano SLX 12SP
CRANK Shimano SLX 12SP M7100 12sp, 34t 170mm (SM), 175mm (MD/LG/XL)
CASSETTE Shimano SLX
CHAIN Shimano SLX
BOTTOM BRACKET Shimano BB92
SEATPOST INTENSE Dropper Recon, 125mm (SM), 150mm (MD), 170mm (L/XL)
SADDLE WTB Silverado with Steel Rails
HANDLEBAR INTENSE Recon Flat 760mm
STEM INTENSE Recon XC, 60mm (SM/MD), 70mm (LG/XL)
HEADSET Cane Creek AER Integrated, IS41-IS52/40
BRAKESET Shimano BR-M6100, Shimano RT56 Rotors 160mm Front and Rear
GRIP INTENSE Foam

BASED OFF HIGH SETTING

HIGH SETTING SM MD LG XL
WHEELBASE 1127mm / 44.4" 1152mm / 45.37 1179mm / 46.4" 1206mm / 47.5"
TOPTUBE LENGTH 584mm / 23.0" 609mm / 24.0" 635mm / 25" 660mm / 26"
CHAINSTAY LENGTH 439mm / 17.3" 439mm / 17.3" 439mm / 17.3" 439mm / 17.3"
HEADTUBE LENGTH 90mm / 3.54" 95mm / 3.7" 105mm / 4.13" 115mm / 4.5"
HEADTUBE ANGLE 67.5°
67.5°
67.5°
67.5°
REACH 421mm / 16.6" 444.5mm / 17.5" 468mm / 18.4" 490mm / 19.3"
STACK 570mm / 22.45" 575mm / 22.6" 584mm / 23" 593mm / 23.4"
BB HEIGHT 330mm / 13.0" 330mm / 13.0" 330mm / 13.0" 330mm / 13.0"
BB DROP 38mm / 1.50" 38mm / 1.50" 38mm / 1.50" 38mm / 1.50"
SEATTUBE ANGLE 74° 74° 74° 74°
SEATTUBE LENGTH 406mm / 16"
437mm / 17.2"
488mm / 19.2"
538mm / 21.2"
STANDOVER HEIGHT 769mm / 30.3" 771mm / 30.4" 776mm / 30.4" 781mm / 30.75
FORK AXLE TO CROWN 503.7mm / 19.8" 503mm / 19.8" 503.7mm / 19.8" 503mm / 19.8"
FORK OFFSET 44mm / 1.73" 44mm / 1.73" 44mm / 1.73" 44mm / 1.73"
FRONT CENTER 689mm / 27.1" 715mm / 28.1" 742mm / 29.2" 768mm / 30.2"

MODERN DAY XC

It’s all about geometry. Long, low, and slack is no longer just for the downhill crowd, it’s the ‘new normal’ for XC trail bikes too… it’s really a game-changer. We believe that short-travel bikes should descend like their long-travel siblings, so with the Sniper XC, we've created an XC trail bike with an aggressive DH spirit.

LIGHT, FAST, AGILE, FUN

We know that riding the Sniper will fill you with confidence. Climbing, descending, or cruising along… it does it all with powerful yet efficient ease. The way the Sniper covers the ground so quickly and effortlessly is inspiring, and it is nothing short of a revelation on the descents.

OPTIMIZED PEDALING

For the Sniper XC our engineering team focused on optimized pedaling performance, tweaking the shock tune to suit typical XC riding terrain. The suspension for the Sniper was designed for supple sensitivity on small bumps, mid-support for hard pedaling efficiency in and out of the saddle, and a good progression to the end of the stroke.

THE JS TUNED XC LINK

We talk about JS Suspension a lot here at INTENSE. JS stands for Jeff Steber (our founder and CEO); simply put, it is a sophisticated suspension system that uses two counter-rotating links to connect the front and rear triangles of the bike. The links are precisely placed to separate the pedaling and braking forces from the suspension performance. Every model in our range has its own personal and specific JS tune.

ALL FULLY BUILT BIKES COME WITH A COMPLEMENTARY TOOL KIT, SO YOU CAN BUILD AND MAINTAIN YOUR BIKE.

WHOLE BIKE WARRANTY

The INTENSE Warranty covers the frame and parts so you don't have to worry about the hassle.

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CRASH REPLACEMENT

If your frame is damaged from a crash we will make a replacement available at a discounted charge.

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EXCHANGE AND RETURNS

INTENSE wants you to love your new bike! If you don’t, simply send it back for a full refund.

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