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Intense 2019 Sniper XC Expert Bicycle - Unisex


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Many years in the making, the Sniper is ready to take the top step at XC races. In true Intense fashion, the Sniper is long and low, but don’t let that fool you. This bike is designed to go fast on technical climbs, smooth rolling terrain and tricky descents. JS Tuned suspension makes for a super-smooth, bob-free climbing experience while providing a plush ride when the trail gets rowdy. Like you'd expect from a top-level XC racing bike, the fast 29in. wheels paired with finely tuned geometry make for a bike that rolls fast and feels stable. With 100mm of travel in the front and rear, you can expect high pedalling efficiency and top performance in a wide variety of conditions. From a Fox Performance fork and shocks, to DT Swiss wheels, to a dropper post that uses carbon fibre to drop even more weight, the Sniper XC Expert is packed with tech to last you years of riding.

  • Carbon frame with carbon top link and aluminum lower link is a stiff and strong ride
  • Bottom bracket height of 33cm keeps your pedals off the dirt and helps keep your centre of gravity nice and low when riding
  • JS Tuned rear linkage results in efficient climbing and descending performance
  • Slack head tube angle coupled with the 44mm offset fork brings forgiveness and confidence of a big-travel bike with the responsiveness of a short-travel trail ripper
  • Long wheelbase helps provide stability and traction while riding fast and rough terrain
  • 148x12mm spacing in the rear and 110x15mm in the front boosts stiffness
  • Flack guard protects the downtube, chainstay and seatstay from chain slap and rock lift-off
  • Internal routing prevents cable rattle and keeps them protected
  • FOX Performance Elite 32 fork provides 100mm of travel
  • 3-position adjustment allows you to switch from firm to medium to open on the fly
  • FOX Performance Elite DPS rear shock with 100mm of travel and 3-position lever for open, medium and firm settings
  • Kindshock Carbon LEV Ci dropper seatpost uses carbon fibre to reduce the weight and offers 125mm of travel
  • DT Swiss XR 1900 Spline wheelset features a 25mm inner rim width
  • Maxxis Rekon tires in 2.25in. width are designed for aggressive XC trails
  • Truvativ Stylo alloy crank with 34T ring is light and stiff
  • SRAM Eagle GX shifter and derailleur for a 1x12 drivetrain
  • Shimano XT hydraulic disc brakes with 160mm rotors front and rear
  • WTB Silverado Race saddle is equipped with Cr-Mo rails
  • Intense Flat bars are 760mm wide
  • Extra-large bearing diameters and internal cable sleeves for easy maintenance
  • Bikes are covered by MEC's Rocksolid Guarantee and Bike Service Agreement. You can bring your Intense Bike to any MEC bike shop for free adjustments and minor maintenance for 2 years after purchase
  • Buy an Intense bike, get 2 years of free top-level bike service that includes drivetrain tune-ups, wheel truing, 2 brake bleeds, 2 fork and shock services and minor part installs
  • Includes an Intense gift box with over $150 of free stuff – like a torque wrench set, shock pump, and extra valve stems for going tubeless
  • Based in Temecula, California, Intense Cycles has been building aggressive, game-changing and flat-out rad mountain bikes since 1993

Tech specs

Weight10.9kg (Silver/Black Medium)
Ideal for
  • Cross-country riding
FrameIntense Sniper XC carbon
ForkFox Float 32 Performance Elite
Front travel100mm
Rear travel100mm
Rear shockFox Float DPS Performance Elite
StemIntense Recon 50mm 31.8mm
SeatpostKindshock Carbon LEV Ci 125mm travel
HeadsetCane Creek AER
HandlebarsIntense Flat 760mm 31.8mm
Grips/tapeIntense Nano Foam
  • Shimano XT (hydraulic disc)
Brake leversShimano XT
ShiftersSRAM GX Eagle
Derailleur (rear)SRAM GX Eagle
Crank + ringsTruvativ Stylo 34T
Bottom bracketSRAM Pressfit GXP BB92
PedalsSold separately
SRAM XG-1275 Eagle 12-speed 10-50T
ChainSRAM Eagle GX
  • Maxxis Rekon 29 x 2.25
WheelDT Swiss XR1900 Spline
SaddleWTB Silverado Race
Made inTaiwan


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