PURE SPEED MACHINE.
With the Sniper XC we have created a pure full-suspension XC bike with a true INTENSE spirit. 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…
|EXPERT / PRO BUILD WEIGHTS: (Size Medium Tubeless)||24lbs 5oz / 23lbs 13oz
|FRAME WEIGHT: (Size Medium)
|HT ANGLE:||67.5 ̊|
|REACH:||421MM / 16.6” (Small) // 444.5MM / 17.5” (Medium) // 468MM / 18.4” (Large) // 490MM / 19.3” (XL)|
MODERN DAY XC.
It’s all about the 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 real 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. It loves going uphill, but it always has one eye on the descents. A longer top tube, 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.
The Sniper XC’s numbers are progressive, with geometry and design that’s normally only seen on trail or enduro bikes… but it works. With sharp and crisp handling, and responsive pedaling, it is confident and efficient on the climbs – stable, controlled and direct on the descents. Add into that mix dropper posts and 1x12 gearing and you have what we believe to be the ultimate XC bike for the modern age.
LIGHT, FAST, AGILE, AND FUN.
We know that riding the Sniper will fill you with confidence. At 4lbs 8oz for a size medium it is one of the lightest full suspension XC frames on the market, easily holding its own amongst its competitors. Climbing, descending or cruising along… it does it all with a 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.
The Sniper XC is our cross-country thrasher, but don't be fooled, it's got the INTENSE spirit through and through. We know that you won’t be disappointed. It’s everything you could want in a modern day XC bike.
THE JS TUNED XC (CROSS COUNTRY) LINK.
We talk about JS Suspension a lot here at INTENSE. JS stands for Jeff Steber (our founder and CEO) and simply put it is a refined suspension system that uses two counter-rotating links to connect the front and rear triangles of the bike. The links are specifically placed to allow for separation between the pedaling and braking forces from the suspension performance. Every model in our range has its own personal and specific JS tune.
For the Sniper XC our engineering team put the focus 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 a hard pedaling efficiency in and out of the saddle, and a good progression through to the end of the stroke.
|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||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|
|FORK||Fox Performance Float 32 SC, 29" 100mm Travel, GRIP, 44mm offset, Boost 110x15mm, Kabolt axle||Fox Performance Elite Float 32 SC, 29" 100mm Travel, Fit4, 44mm offset, Boost 110x15mm, Kabolt axle|
|SHOCK||Fox Performance Float DPS, 165mm x 40mm (100mm Travel), 3-position (open/trail/closed)||Fox Performance Elite Float DPS, 165mm x 40mm (100mm Travel), 3-position (open/trail/closed)|
|WHEELSET||ETHIRTEEN XCX XC 24MM Alloy Rim INTENSE Alloy Hub/ Boost||DT Swiss XR1700 25MM Rim / Boost
|HUBS||INTENSE hubs 32 Hole 15x110 front, 12x148 rear hub 6-bolt||DT Swiss 350 hubs 28 Hole 15x110 front, 12x148 rear hub 6-bolt|
MAXXIS REKON MAXX SPEED EXO 3C 29” X 2.25”
MAXXIS REKON MAXX SPEED EXO 3C 29” X 2.25”
|SHIFTER||Shimano SLX 12SP Ispec
||Shimano XT 12SP Ispec|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||Shimano SLX 12SP||Shimano XT 12SP|
|CRANK||Shimano SLX 12SP / 34T / 170MM SM / 175MM MD-XL / BOOST||Shimano XT 12SP / 34T / 170MM SM / 175MM MD-XL / BOOST|
|CASSETTE||Shimano SLX 12SP / 11-51T||Shimano XT 12SP / 11-51T|
|CHAIN||Shimano SLX 12SP||Shimano XT 12SP|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||Shimano BB92||Shimano BB92|
|SADDLE||WTB Silverado Sport w/ Cr-Mo Rails||Fabric Line Wide Elite w/ Cr-Mo Rails|
|SEATPOST||INTENSE Recon 31.6mm dropper, 125mm SM / 150mm MD-LG / 170mm XL||KINDSHOCK LEV Ci 31.6MM
125MM SM / 150MM MD / 175MM LG-XL
|HANDLEBAR||INTENSE Recon Alloy 760mm||INTENSE Recon Carbon Elite 760mm|
|STEM||INTENSE Recon 45mm||INTENSE Recon Elite 50mm|
|HEADSET||TANGE SEIKI INTEGRATED / IS41-IS52 / 40||TANGE SEIKI INTEGRATED / IS41-IS52 / 40
|BRAKESET||Shimano M6100 Front (Two Piston) 160mm Rotors / Shimano M6100 Rear (Two Piston) 160mm Rotors||Shimano XT M8100 Front (Two Piston) 160mm Rotors / Shimano XT M8100 Rear (Two Piston) 160mm Rotors|
GEOMETRY TAKEN AT TOP OUT WITH 503.7MM AXLE TO CROWN LENGTH, WITH 100MM TRAVEL FORK AND 44MM FORK OFFSET.
|WHEELBASE||1127mm / 44.4”||1152mm / 45.37”||1179mm / 46.4”||1206mm / 47.5”|
|TOP TUBE LENGTH||584mm / 23.0”||609mm / 24.0”||635mm / 25”||660mm / 26”|
|CHAIN STAY LENGTH||439mm / 17.3”||439mm / 17.3”||439mm / 17.3”||439mm / 17.3”|
|HEAD TUBE LENGTH||90mm / 3.54”||95mm / 3.7”||105mm / 4.13”||115mm / 4.5”|
|HEAD TUBE 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”|
|SEAT TUBE ANGLE||74°||74°||74°||74°|
|SEAT TUBE LENGTH||406mm / 16”||437mm / 17.2”||488mm / 19.2”||538mm / 21.2”|
|STANDOVER HEIGHT||769mm / 30.3”||771mm / 30.4”||776mm / 30.5”||781mm / 30.75”|
|FORK AXLE TO CROWN||503.7mm / 19.8"||503.7mm / 19.8"||503.7mm / 19.8"||503.7mm / 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"|
FIND YOUR SIZING
We know how important it is to choose the correct size of bike, and this guide is here to help you make the right choice. If you need more in detail advice, check the Find Your Size section.