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Intense Cycles Sniper XC Expert

Intense Cycles Sniper XC Expert
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A downhill-inspired XC bike might sound conflicting, but at Intense, it's reality. With more aggressive geometry than traditional XC race rigs, the Sniper lineup provides more stability at speed and down demanding race courses and trail networks. The Sniper is setting the benchmark for lightweight frames that offer confidence-inspiring geometry and peak pedal efficiency. The Sniper rewards fitness on long, epic rides/races while allowing you to conserve energy on technical terrain or downhills.

The Sniper XC Expert build offers performance level components at an aggressive price point. Key standouts are Fox Performance suspension, a 12-speed NX Drivetrain, and a lightweight Stan's Crest wheelset.

Dropper posts

A dropper seatpost allows you to quickly lower and raise your seat to give you an ideal riding position. Dropping your seat creates a lower center of gravity for better control and maneuverability on steep descents, while raising it puts you at normal riding height for efficient pedaling.

Construction can include either hydraulic- or cable-actuated systems and the post’s travel can either be infinitely adjustable or stopped at set intervals, depending on the model.

Dropper seatposts come in standard lengths and diameters and vary by the amount of travel.


Frame Sniper 29 Optimized Layup Monocoque UD Carbon Front and Rear Triangle, Carbon Top Link, magnesium Lower Link, Internal Derailleur Routing, Ti Hardware, w/ 148x12 mm spacing, 100mm travel, Two (2) water bottle mounts
Fork Fox Performance Float 32 Stepcast, 29", 3-Position Adjust, GRIP, 44mm offset, 100mm, Boost 110x15mm, Kabolt Axle
Headset Cane Creek AER Integrated Headset, Aluminum Bearing Series, IS41-IS52/40
Rear Shock Fox Performance Float DPS, 165 x 40 mm
Axles Front: 110x15mm
Rear: 148x12mm
Rims/Wheels 29" Stans Crest Alloy Wheels, 23mm inner width
Hubs Intense: 28 Hole Front / 28 Hole, XD Rear
Spokes DT Swiss Champion
Tires Maxxis 29x2.25 Rekon Folding, 120 TPI, DC/EXO/TR
Crankset SRAM NX Eagle 12 speed, DUB, 175mm, Boost
Chainrings 32T
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB Pressfit
Chain SRAM NX Eagle 12 speed
Rear Derailleur SRAM NX Eagle 12 speed
Cassette/Rear Cogs SRAM PG 1230 Eagle 12-speed, 11-50T
Shifters SRAM NX Eagle 12 speed
Handlebars Intense Recon Flat 760mm Alloy
Tape/Grips Intense Nano Foam
Stem Intense Recon 45mm
Brakes Shimano M500 Hydraulic Disc 160mm rotors
Saddle WTB Silverado Sport w/ Cr-Mo Rails
Seat Post Intense Recon 31.6mm Dropper, 125mm (SM), 150mm (MD/LG), 170mm (XL)

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option MPN
Red / Medium 20XCP9EXPM-RED-FJM-NA