The Sniper Trail Expert offers a great balance of exhilarating all-day trail performance and value. We've carefully selected quality components to make the most of this confident, lightweight machine to make your days on the trail as fun and fast as possible.
The NM frame of the Sniper Trail Expert features full uni-directional carbon monocoque front and rear triangles and an alloy top link. The whole bike weighs in at less than 26lbs in size medium.
The spec arms you for long days on the trail where you're pedalling up and down at speed and includes SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain, DT Swiss wheels, Kindshock Carbon LEV Ci dropper, Renthal bars, Fox suspension and Shimano XT brakes. It's a high-performance setup for any enduro racer.
The Fox performance 34 fork and Fox Performance Elite DPS shock will be tuned specifically for you by our own Intense mechanics so you can get straight onto the trails and ride with confidence.
120mm front, 120mm rear travel
FOX Performance Elite 34 fork
FOX Performance Elite DPS shock
SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain
Shimano XT brakes
About The Sniper
Available in trail and XC flavours, the Sniper is designed for riders who prefer to skip the uplift and take on climbs, but still want the descending confidence of a longer-travel rig. This is no twitchy XC bike – the 29" wheels and progressive geometry make for a stable ride that goes where you point it.
With a longer front-centre per size and specced with a short 50mm stem, the Sniper offers a comfortable fit with precise steering while the long wheelbase provides stability and traction while riding fast and rough terrain. An ideal BB height of 330mm on the Sniper XC and 338mm on the Sniper Trail keeps your pedals out of the dirt and while maintaining a low centre of gravity.
The slack head tube angle coupled with the 44mm offset fork on the 100mm XC Sniper, and 51mm offset on the 120mm Sniper Trail, give the forgiving and confidence-inspiring ride of a big travel bike with the responsiveness of a short travel trail ripper.
If going fast over varied terrain and having as much fun uphill as down gets your juices flowing, this dedicated hard-pedalling machine is the Intense for you.
Sniper Trail Expert Specs
As with all our JS Tuned bikes, we've carefully selected the component spec for the Sniper Trail Expert to give you the best possible performance at this bike level.
|FRAME||Sniper 29 Monocoque UD Carbon Front and Rear Triangle, Carbon Top Link, Alloy Lower Link, Internal Derailleur Routing, w/ 148 x12 mm spacing, 120 mm travel|
|FORK||FOX Performance Elite 34 Matte Black, 3 Position Adjust 29, 51mm offset, 120mm, Boost Kabolt 110x15mm|
|SHOCK||FOX Performance Elite DPS, 165x45 mm|
|WHEELS||DT Swiss M1900 Spline 29" wheels, 28 hole, Centerlock, on DT Swiss 110x15mm front / 148x12mm, XD rear hubs|
|TYRES||Maxxis 29x2.35 Forekaster Folding, 120 TPI, DC/EXO/TR|
|SHIFTERS||SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed trigger|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||SRAM GX Eagle 12 speed|
|CRANK||SRAM Stylo Alloy Eagle Boost GXP 175mm, 34T|
|CASSETTE||SRAM XG1275 X01 Eagle 12 speed, 10-50T|
|CHAIN||SRAM GX Eagle 12 speed|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||SRAM BB92|
|SADDLE||WTB Silverado Race|
|SEATPOST||Kindshock Carbon LEV Ci, 125mm dropper|
|BARS||Renthal Fatbar 760mm alloy|
|STEM||Intense Recon 50mm|
|HEADSET||Cane Creek AER Integrated Headset, Aluminum Bearing Series, IS41-IS52/40|
|BRAKES||Shimano XT Centerlock hydraulic disc, disc 180mm front, 160mm rear|
|GRIPS||Intense Nano Foam|
NOTE - Pedals not included, but receive £10 off a set of DMR V12 pedals when you buy an Intense bike.
|Top Tube Length:||B||584mm||609mm||635mm||660mm|
|Chain Stay Length:||C||439mm||439mm||439mm||439mm|
|Head Tube Length:||D||90mm||95mm||105mm||115mm|
|Head Tube Angle:||E||66.5°||66.5°||66.5°||66.5°|
|Seat Tube Angle (Effective):||I||73°||73°||73°||73°|
|Seat Tube Angle (Actual):||J||68.4°||68.4°||68.4°||68.4°|
|Seat Tube Length:||K||406mm||437mm||488mm||538mm|
|Fork Axle To Crown:||527.1mm||527.1mm||527.1mm||527.1mm|
|Lower Headset Stack Height:||1mm||1mm||1mm||1mm|
Picking the perfect size for you depends on your height, leg length and riding style. Start by referring to the chart below. If you're between sizes, we generally suggest sizing up. If you've got any sizing queries, talk to our experts at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01454 550343.
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