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Intense Cycles Sniper XC Expert

Intense Cycles Sniper XC Expert
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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, 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, and a truly innovative XC bike.

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, 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, while being 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.

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.

bike frame with labeled dimensions
Bike Sizes:
SmallMediumLargeExtra Large
A. Reach 421mm / 16.6" 444.5mm / 17.5" 468mm / 18.4" 490mm / 19.3"
B. Stack 570mm / 22.45" 575mm / 22.6" 584mm / 23" 593mm / 23.4"
C. Standover 769mm / 30.3" 771mm / 30.4" 776mm / 30.5" 781mm / 30.75"
D. Effective Top Tube 584mm / 23.0" 609mm / 24.0" 635mm / 25" 660mm / 26"
E. Head Tube Angle 67.5° 67.5° 67.5° 67.5°
F. Head Tube Length 90mm / 3.54" 95mm / 3.7" 105mm / 4.13" 115mm / 4.5"
G. Seat Tube Angle 74° 74° 74° 74°
H. Seat Tube Length 406mm / 16" 437mm / 17.2" 488mm / 19.2" 538mm / 21.2"
I. Bottom Bracket Height 330mm / 13.0" 330mm / 13.0" 330mm / 13.0" 330mm / 13.0"
J. Bottom Bracket Drop 38mm / 1.50" 38mm / 1.50" 38mm / 1.50" 38mm / 1.50"
K. Fork Rake/Offset 44mm / 1.73" 44mm / 1.73" 44mm / 1.73" 44mm / 1.73"
M. Wheelbase 1127mm / 44.4" 1152mm / 45.37" 1179mm / 46.4" 1206mm / 47.5"
N. Front to Center 689mm / 27.1" 715mm / 28.1" 742mm / 29.2" 768mm / 30.2"
O. Chainstay Length 439mm / 17.3" 439mm / 17.3" 439mm / 17.3" 439mm / 17.3"
Fork Length 503.7mm / 19.8" 503.7mm / 19.8" 503.7mm / 19.8" 503.7mm / 19.8"


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
Fork Fox Performance Float 32 SC, 29" 100mm Travel, GRIP, 44mm offset, Boost 110x15mm, Kabolt axle
Rear Shock Fox Performance Float DPS, 165mm x 40mm (100mm Travel), 3-position (open/trail/closed)
Wheels ETHIRTEEN XCX XC 24MM Alloy Rim, INTENSE Alloy Hub/ Boost
Hubs INTENSE hubs 32 Hole 15x110 front, 12x148 rear hub, 6-bolt
Bottom Bracket Shimano BB92
Crankset Shimano SLX 12SP / 34T / 170MM SM / 175MM MD-XL / BOOST
Shifters Shimano SLX 12SP Ispec
Rear Derailleur Shimano SLX 12SP
Cassette/Freewheel Shimano SLX 12SP / 11-51T
Chain Shimano SLX 12SP
Brakes Shimano M6100 Front (Two Piston) 160mm Rotors / Shimano M6100 Rear (Two Piston) 160mm Rotors
Handlebars INTENSE Recon Alloy 760mm
Tape/Grips INTENSE
Stem INTENSE Recon 45mm
Seatpost INTENSE Recon 31.6mm dropper, 125mm SM / 150mm MD-LG / 170mm XL
Saddle WTB Silverado Sport w/ Cr-Mo Rails
Pedals Sold separately

* Subject to change without notice.