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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

Weight10.43kg (Medium)
Ideal for
  • Cross-country riding
FrameIntense Sniper XC carbon
ForkFox Float 32 SC Performance
Front travel100mm
Rear travel100mm
Rear shockFox Float DPS Performance 3 Pos
StemIntense Recon 50mm 31.8mm
SeatpostKindshock Carbon LEV Ci 125mm travel
HandlebarsIntense Flat 760mm 31.8mm
Grips/tapeIntense Nano Foam
  • Shimano XT (hydraulic disc)
Brake leversShimano XT
ShiftersSRAM X01 Eagle
Derailleur (front)N/A
Derailleur (rear)SRAM XX1 Eagle
Crank + ringsTruvativ Stylo Carbon 34T
Bottom bracketTruvativ Pressfit DUB
PedalsSold separately
SRAM XG-1295 Eagle 12-speed 10-50T
ChainSRAM Eagle GX
  • Maxxis Rekon 29 x 2.25
WheelE13 XCX Race Carbon
SaddleFabric Line Wide Elite
Made inTaiwan


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