Mountain Equipment Company

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

Weight10.93kg (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 45mm 31.8mm
SeatpostIntense Recon with 150mm travel
HeadsetCane Creek 40
HandlebarsIntense Recon 760mm 31.8mm
Grips/tapeIntense Nano Foam
  • Shimano M500 (hydraulic disc)
Brake leversShimano M500 Disc
ShiftersSRAM NX Eagle
Derailleur (front)N/A
Derailleur (rear)SRAM NX Eagle
Crank + ringsSRAM NX Eagle 32T
Bottom bracketTruvativ Pressfit DUB
PedalsSold separately
Hub (front)Alloy
SRAM PG 1230 Eagle 12-speed 11-50T
ChainSRAM Eagle NX
  • Maxxis Rekon 29 x 2.25
WheelStan's Crest M1
SaddleWTB Silverado Sport
Made inTaiwan


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