Intense 2020 Sniper XC 29 Expert Bike - Unisex 6005-837

Intense 2020 Sniper XC 29 Expert Bike - Unisex

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Built to be faster and lighter. This XC machine is built for speed, but it still sends on technical climbs or twisty track descents. JS Tuned suspension offers a beautifully efficient climbing experience while easing out the bumps in the trail. The 29er wheels, paired with finely tuned geometry, deliver and fast and smooth ride when time is your enemy. With 100mm of travel in the front and rear, you get a balance of pedalling efficiency and top performance through a variety of conditions. Fox Performance fork and shocks, Stan's Crest wheels and comfort boosting dropper post, the Sniper XC Expert is packed with tech to last for years of next-level riding.

  • Full carbon frame and top link, with aluminum lower link, provides a stiff and compliant ride.
  • JS Tuned rear linkage results in efficient climbing with high performance on descent.
  • Slack head tube angle coupled with 44mm offset combines the benefits of a big-travel bike with the responsiveness of a short-travel trail ripper.
  • Long wheelbase and low BB height improves stability when riding fast on rough terrain.
  • Internal routing prevents cable rattle and keeps them protected.
  • FOX Performance Elite 32 fork provides 100mm of travel.
  • FOX Performance Elite DPS rear shock with 100mm of travel and 3-position lever for open, medium and firm settings.
  • Intense Recon dropper offers 125mm (S) 150mm (M/L) or 170mm (XL) of travel.
  • SRAM NX Eagle alloy crank uses DUB standard and is equipped with a 32T ring.
  • SRAM NX Eagle shifter and derailleur for a 1x12 drivetrain.
  • Shimano M500 hydraulic disc brakes with 160mm rotors front and rear.
  • 760mm wide Intense Recon alloy handlebars provide a comfortable riding position.
  • WTB Silverado Sport saddle with Cr-Mo rails is ultra comfy.
  • 148x12mm spacing in the rear and 110x15mm in the front boosts stiffness.
  • Stan's Crest wheelset features a 23mm inner rim width.
  • Maxxis Rekon tires in 2.25in. width are designed for aggressive XC trails.
  • 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 1 year after purchase.
  • 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

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Weight 10.93kg (Medium)
Ideal for Cross-country riding
Frame Intense Sniper XC carbon
Front travel 100mm
Fork Fox Float 32 Performance Elite
Rear shock Fox Float DPS Performance Elite
Rear travel 100mm
Stem Intense Recon 45mm 31.8mm
Seatpost Intense Recon with 150mm travel
Headset Cane Creek 40
Handlebars Intense Recon 760mm 31.8mm
Grips/tape Intense Nano Foam

Mechanical disc brakes are more powerful than rim brakes, but less powerful than hydraulic brakes.

Shimano M500 (hydraulic disc)
Brake levers Shimano M500 Disc
Shifters SRAM NX Eagle
Derailleur (front) N/A
Derailleur (rear) SRAM NX Eagle
Crank + rings SRAM NX Eagle 32T
Bottom bracket Truvativ Pressfit DUB
Pedals Sold separately
Hub (front) Alloy
Hub (rear)

The hub affects a bike’s rolling efficiency. Internally geared hubs require significantly less maintenance.


Cassettes with a smaller range allow you to go faster; a bigger range makes climbing hills easier.

SRAM PG 1230 Eagle 12-speed 11-50T
Chain SRAM Eagle NX
Tires Maxxis Rekon 29 x 2.25
Wheel Stan's Crest M1
Saddle WTB Silverado Sport
Made in Taiwan