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.
|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|
|Tires||MAXXIS REKON MAXX SPEED EXO 3C 29 x 2.25”|
|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|
|Stem||INTENSE Recon 45mm|
|Headset||TANGE SEIKI INTEGRATED / IS41-IS52 / 40|
|Seatpost||INTENSE Recon 31.6mm dropper, 125mm SM / 150mm MD-LG / 170mm XL|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Sport w/ Cr-Mo Rails|
* Subject to change without notice.