INTENSE SNIPER

The Sniper is a ground-up, dedicated, hard pedalling XC 29er. We think short travel rigs should descend like their long-travel siblings so in the Sniper we've created an XC bike with a DH spirit – stable, controllable and goes where you point it.

The Sniper in two different travel models: the Sniper XC features 100mm front and rear while the Sniper T boasts 120mm.

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Sniper XC Expert

XC / 29" / 100mm

The 2020 Sniper XC Expert combines our top-end frame with quality components to bring the Intense attitude to cross-country riding with eXCellent value.

£3,999

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From £64.03 per month, subject to status, conditions apply.

Sniper XC Pro

XC / 29" / 100mm

The 2020 Sniper XC Pro combines our top-end frame with race-ready components including carbon bars and Fox Factory suspension to bring the Intense attitude to cross-country competition.

£4,999

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From £80.04 per month, subject to status, conditions apply.

Sniper XC Elite

XC / 29" / 100mm

The 2020 Sniper XC Elite combines our top-end frame with high-spec components including carbon Wheels and bars plus Fox Factory suspension to bring the Intense attitude to cross-country racing.

£6,299

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From £100.86 per month, subject to status, conditions apply.

Sniper T Expert

The 2020 Sniper T Expert combines our top-end frame with quality components to make a high-performance XC bike with the spirit of a downhiller in a great value package.

£3,999

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Sniper T Pro

The 2020 Sniper T Pro combines our top-end frame with quality components including carbon bars and Fox Factory suspension to make a high-performance, great-spec XC bike with the spirit of a downhiller.

£4,999

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Sniper T Elite

The 2020 Sniper T Elite combines our top-end frame with our highest-spec package including carbon Wheels and bars plus Fox Factory suspension to make the ultimate high-performance XC bike with the spirit of a downhiller.

£6,299

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Intense Sniper 2020

THE SNIPER

The Sniper is our XC thrasher, but don't be fooled, it's got the Intense spirit through and through.

This is no twitchy XC bike: with 29” wheels and progressive XC/trail geometry, you get a stable ride that handles beautifully with confident, quick climbing and descending to match its longer-travel siblings.

The Sniper XC and Sniper T use the same frame platform but have different travel. The Sniper XC has 100mm front and rear while the Sniper T has 120mm.

WHO'S IT FOR?

The Sniper really is a fun bike that any rider can get a kick out of whether you're a lycra-clad XC racer or a DH demon looking for a bike that goes uphill almost as fast as it goes down. Whatever your riding style, the Sniper is the bike you will want to be riding when you're not getting uplifts to the top of a course. 

Intense Sniper 2020

WHAT TERRAIN DOES IT LOVE?

The Sniper is all about rolling terrain and maintaining face-rippling speed. It'll let you fly up climbs and then zip down trails as nothing more than a blur to the riders you'll be passing.

KEY SPECS

  • Built for XC
  • 29" wheels for flat-out speed over the flowing terrain
  • 100 or 120mm travel options
  • JS Tuned suspension for optimised leverage curve and axle path
  • Fox forks and shocks across the range
  • SRAM 12-speed drivetrains across the range
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REAL RIDERS SAY

Thoroughly enjoying each ride with a massive grin since getting the Carbine… The bike does absolutely everything I want it to. Climbs well, provides plenty of room & comfort and descends like a real beastie. It eats terrain in a plush and encouraging way, like it's just nudging you to say you can go that bit quicker if you want to, yet at the same time is still very forgiving… Frankly brilliant I would say.

djr655

I thought it might be possible that the Foundation spec might cause to me to take up the 14 day ride or return offer. I couldn't have been more wrong! The bike was perfectly set up after I gave them my height weight and riding style. As a result the first ride had me sending, dropping, rocking and rolling! The bike is so balanced and in addition pedalled really well up hills. A fantastic bike… with amazing service from Intense.

Daniel G

Utterly impressed with the quality of the bike and how Intense treated me. The ride is fast and covers ground and any obstacle with ease. A modern 29er with long travel for any and every type of ride...

David S

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By adding aggressive steering geometry to its interactive suspension, Intense has created a viscerally-involving bike that’s impressively light and good value too...

At 12.28kg, the Sniper Trail is noticeably lighter than most trail bikes and its suspension also firms up obviously when you put the power down, so it loves to unleash explosive acceleration at every opportunity...

A brilliant tech-trail racer/ripper for aggro pedal heads after a responsive, interactive ride.

BikeRadar

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XC bikes are anything but dead when they’re as well designed as the Sniper: they are fast, fun and entertaining...

Oh boy, does this bike climb - REALLY climb - like there’s a small motor tucked away down in the bottom bracket, or you’ve constantly got a tailwind pushing you up the hill...

...there’s no hint of twitchiness when you’re really ragging along. The way it covers ground so quickly and effortlessly is intoxicating...

This bike is nothing short of a revelation on the descents. It’s all due to the geometry and the equipment, including the dropper post, which gives this XC race bike trail bike-esque handling when it comes to anything steep and entertaining. Basically, you can enjoy the descents as much as the climbs...

The Sniper is so much more versatile and fun than any XC bike I’ve ridden ever. It could be used for racing as much as for big mountain all-day rides, and short weekend blasts around the local woods.

PinkBike

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As far as I’m concerned, the Sniper Trail is the perfect climbing bike. If you get stuck behind a friend who happens to be riding a typical trail bike, you’ll find yourself buzzing their tires repeatedly until they curse at you and let you by. It makes you want to stand up and crank in the way that cross-country bikes do, but also holds better traction and is much more forgiving over roots and rocks...

The Sniper Trail is on the cross-country end of the trail spectrum, offering outstanding pedaling efficiency blended with capable geometry and rear suspension that’s there when you need it most.

BikeMag

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COMPARE MODEL SPECS

SNIPER XC EXPERT

£3,999

  • Fox Performance Float 32 fork
  • Fox Performance Float DPS shock
  • SRAM NX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain
  • Shimano M500 brakes
  • Intense Recon 31.6mm dropper
  • Intense Recon Alloy 780mm bars
  • Stans Crest Alloy Wheels

SNIPER XC PRO

£4,999

  • Fox Factory Float 32 fork
  • Fox Factory Float DPS shock
  • SRAM GX/X01 Eagle 12-speed drivetrain
  • Shimano XT M8000 brakes
  • Kindshock Carbon LEV Ci 31.6mm dropper
  • Intense Recon Flat 760mm Carbon bars
  • 29" DT Swiss X1700 Alloy wheels

SNIPER XC ELITE

£6,299

  • Fox Factory Float 32 fork
  • Fox Factory Float DPS shock
  • SRAM X01/XX1 Eagle Drivetrain
  • Shimano XT M8000 brakes
  • Kindshock Carbon LEV Ci 31.6mm dropper
  • Intense Recon Flat 760mm Carbon bars
  • E*thirteen XCX Carbon wheels

SNIPER T EXPERT

£3,999

  • Fox Performance Float 34 fork
  • Fox Performance Float DPS shock
  • SRAM NX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain
  • Shimano M500 brakes
  • Intense Recon 31.6mm dropper
  • Intense Recon Alloy 780mm bars
  • E*thirteen TRS+ Alloy Wheels

SNIPER T PRO

£4,999

  • Fox Factory Float 34 fork
  • Fox Factory Float DPS shock
  • SRAM GX/X01 Eagle 12-speed drivetrain
  • Shimano XT M8000 brakes
  • Kindshock Carbon LEV Ci 31.6mm dropper
  • Intense Recon Flat 760mm Carbon bars
  • E*thirteen TRS+ Alloy Wheels

SNIPER T ELITE

£6,299

  • Fox Factory Float 34 fork
  • Fox Factory Float DPS shock
  • SRAM X01/XX1 Eagle Drivetrain
  • Shimano XT M8000 brakes
  • Kindshock Carbon LEV Ci 31.6mm dropper
  • Intense Recon Flat 760mm Carbon bars
  • E*thirteen XCX Carbon wheels