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Intense 2020 Sniper XC 29 Pro Bike - Unisex


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Race friends or foes (or yourself) on this light XC rig. But don't be deceived by its long and low appearance. It's fast on tricky climbs and totally transcendent on descents. JS Tuned suspension delivers a smooth and bob-free climbing experience while keeping things buttery through mixed terrain. Like you'd expect from a race-ready XC rig, the 29er wheels are paired with finely tuned geometry. Fast rolling and stable, it's prepped with 100mm of travel in the front and rear, striking a beautiful balance of pedalling efficiency, versatility and top-end performance. With Fox top-of-the-line Factory fork and shocks, industry-leading DT Swiss wheels, and a gram-shaving carbon crank, the Sniper XC Pro commits to 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 Factory 32 fork uses the incredibly hard Kashima coating and provides 100mm of travel
  • FOX Factory DPS Kashima 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 (S) 150mm (M/L) or 175mm (XL) of travel
  • Truvativ Stylo Carbon fibre crank uses DUB standard and comes with a 34T ring
  • SRAM Eagle GX shifter and X01 derailleur for a 1x12 drivetrain
  • Shimano XT hydraulic disc brakes with 160mm rotors front and rear
  • 760mm wide Intense Recon Carbon handlebars provide a comfortable riding position
  • Fabric Line Wide Elite saddle with Cr-Mo rails is ultra comfy
  • 148x12mm spacing in the rear and 110x15mm in the front boosts stiffness
  • DT Swiss X1700 Spline wheelset are laced on DT Swiss 240 hubs and features a 25mm 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

Weight10.6kg (Medium)
Ideal for
  • Cross-country riding
  • Trail riding
FrameIntense Sniper XC SL carbon
ForkFox Factory 32 Kashima
Front travel100mm
Rear travel100mm
Rear shockFox Factory DPS Kashima
StemIntense Recon Elite 50mm 31.8mm
SeatpostKindshock Carbon LEV Ci 125mm travel
HandlebarsIntense Recon Carbon 760mm 31.8mm
Grips/tapeIntense Nano Foam
  • Shimano XT (hydraulic disc)
Brake leversShimano XT
ShiftersSRAM GX Eagle
Derailleur (front)N/A
Derailleur (rear)SRAM X01 Eagle
Crank + ringsTruvativ Stylo Carbon 34T
Bottom bracketTruvativ Pressfit DUB
PedalsSold separately
SRAM XG-1275 Eagle 12-speed 10-50T
ChainSRAM Eagle GX
  • Maxxis Rekon 29 x 2.25
WheelDT Swiss X1700 Spline
SaddleFabric Line Wide Elite
Made inTaiwan


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