Intense 2020 Sniper XC 29 Elite Bike - Unisex 6005-839

Intense 2020 Sniper XC 29 Elite Bike - Unisex


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A podium-ready XC machine. This bike is primed for personal bests and race-level performance. It's ultra-fast on technical climbs while delivering all-round-awesome performance through mixed terrain and tricky descents. JS Tuned suspension offers a sublime climbing experience while greasing out the rough patches. This top-level XC racer thoughtfully pairs hyperlight 29er wheels with finely tuned geometry, resulting in a fast and stable ride. Fox Performance fork and shocks, a full carbon wheelset, and a carbon crank...the Sniper XC Elite is the perfect precision tool to ride at the top of your game.

  • 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 SC fork provides 100mm of travel.
  • FOX Factory DPS rear shock with 100mm of travel and 3-position lever for open, medium and firm settings.
  • Kindshock Carbon LEV Ci dropper seatpost offers 125mm (S) 150mm (M/L) or 175mm (XL) of travel.
  • Truvativ Stylo Carbon crank uses DUB standard and is paired with a 34T chainring.
  • SRAM Eagle X01 shifter and Eagle XX1 derailleur for an powerful 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 is ultra comfy.
  • 148x12mm spacing in the rear and 110x15mm in the front boosts stiffness.
  • E13 XCX race Carbon wheelset features a 24mm 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 10.43kg (Medium)
Ideal for Cross-country riding
Frame Intense Sniper XC carbon
Front travel 100mm
Fork Fox Float 32 SC Performance
Rear shock Fox Float DPS Performance 3 Pos
Rear travel 100mm
Stem Intense Recon 50mm 31.8mm
Seatpost Kindshock Carbon LEV Ci 125mm travel
Headset Integrated
Handlebars Intense Flat 760mm 31.8mm
Grips/tape Intense Nano Foam

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

Shimano XT (hydraulic disc)
Brake levers Shimano XT
Shifters SRAM X01 Eagle
Derailleur (front) N/A
Derailleur (rear) SRAM XX1 Eagle
Crank + rings Truvativ Stylo Carbon 34T
Bottom bracket Truvativ Pressfit DUB
Pedals Sold separately

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

SRAM XG-1295 Eagle 12-speed 10-50T
Chain SRAM Eagle GX
Tires Maxxis Rekon 29 x 2.25
Wheel E13 XCX Race Carbon
Saddle Fabric Line Wide Elite
Made in Taiwan