Regular price €5,371.07 Sale price €4,508.26

Price includes tax and duties in CE countries


The Elite Build Sniper is our second highest build spec. We've carefully selected and tested each component, offering Intense branded carbon wheels, handlebars, and stem to provide an exceptional ride experience at an aggressive price.


All bikes come pre-built and tuned through Intense Cycles authorized mechanics and will arrive to you with minimum assembly. 

Included with each complete bike is an Intense Cycles branded torquewrench set and shock pump, precision tools to keep your new bike in peak performance. 


 TRAVEL (FRONT/REAR): 100mm/100mm
FRAME WEIGHT: 1,83 kg. (Size Medium)
HT ANGLE: 67.5 ̊
421 mm / 16.6” (Small)  // 445 mm/ 17.5" (Medium)  //
468 mm / 18.4” (Large)  // 490 mm / 19.3” (XL)


Sniper 29 SL Monocoque UD Carbon Front and Rear Triangle, Carbon Top Link, Magnesium Lower Link, Internal Derailleur Routing, Ti Hardware, w/ 148 x12 mm spacing, 100 mm travel
FOX Factory 32 Kashima, 3 Postion Adjust 29, 44 mm rake, 100mm, Boost Kabolt 110x15mm
FOX Factory DPS, Kashima, 165 x 40 mm
HUBS DT Swiss 350 Classic, 6 Bolt, 110x15mm, 28 Hole Front / 148x12mm, XD, 28 Hole Rear
RIMS INTENSE RECON TRAIL 29" Carbon 28 Hole, 30mm Inner channel
Maxxis 29x2.25 Rekon Maxxspeed Folding, 120 TPI, DC/EXO/TR
SHIFTERS Sram GX Eagle 12speed Trigger
REAR DERAILLEUR Sram X01 Eagle 12speed
CRANK Sram DUB Stylo Carbon Eagle Boost GXP 175mm, 34T
CASSETTE Sram XG1295 X01 Eagle 12speed, 10-50T
CHAIN Sram GX Eagle 12speed
BOTTOM BRACKET Sram DUB Pressfit 30 mm BB92
SADDLE Fabric Line Elite w/ Cr-Mo Rails
SEATPOST Kindshock Carbon LEV Ci, 125 mm Dropper
HANDLEBAR Intense Flat 760mm Carbon
STEM Intense Recon ELITE 50mm
HEADSET Cane Creek AER Integrated Headset, Aluminum Bearing Series, IS41-IS52/40
BRAKESET Shimano XT Centerlock, 160mm FR / 160mm RR
GRIPS Intense Nano Foam
BIKE WEIGHT 11,02 kg. (Size Medium)

*Parts/Spec are subject to change without notice. 

Maximum Recommended Rider Weight: 113 kg.



GEOMETRY (mm/inch) 

SIZE  Small  Medium  Large  Extra Large 

406 mm / 16”

437 mm / 17.2”

488 mm / 19.2”

538 mm / 21.2”


584 mm / 23.0”

609 mm / 24.0”

635 mm / 25”

660 mm / 26”


570 mm / 22.45”

575 mm / 22.6”

584 mm / 23”

593 mm / 23.4”


421 mm / 16.6”

445 mm/ 17.5"

468 mm / 18.4”

490 mm / 19.3”


330 mm / 13.0”

330 mm / 13.0”

330 mm / 13.0”

330 mm / 13.0”


38 mm / 1.50”

38 mm / 1.50”

38 mm / 1.50”

38 mm / 1.50”


90 mm / 3.54”

95 mm / 3.7”

105 mm / 4.13”

115 mm / 4.5”

H: HEAD TUBE ANGLE  67.5 °  67.5 °  67.5 °  67.5 ° 
I: SEAT TUBE ANGLE  74 °  74 °  74 °  74 ° 

769 mm / 30.3”

771 mm / 30.4”

776 mm / 30.5”

781 mm / 30.75”


439 mm / 17.3”

439 mm / 17.3”

439 mm / 17.3”

439 mm / 17.3”


1127 mm / 44.4”

1152 mm / 45.37”

1179 mm / 46.4”

1206 mm / 47.5”


Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
a bike from another star, riding at another dimension

Hey all together!!!
What an incredible bike for me from Intense!!!! You promised not too much when stating...that Sniper XC Elite will take "riding to the next Level"!

I used to ride over the last years only XC race hardtails and was very convincent About their Performance ….but when starting with Alpcrosses in the last years I got sometimes Problems on Rough Trails and steep Terrain.
So I was Looking for an XC bike which can share the Features of an XC Hardtail and - at the same time - the Performance of Trail bikes . A pure Trail bike was never an Option for me due to higher wheight and too much Suspension which is not in line with my riding/climing in the mountains.
Beginning of this year I discoverd at the Internet an article in the bike journal on Sniper XC Elite with the title " In the crossline of Speed" and was so much enthusiastic About the Overall Performance of Sniper. I thought … thats's it what I am Looking for ...having a bike with which I can share XC Race and Trail riding. When riding the last few days on my home Trails with new Sniper it was really so exciting for me of the new experiences... and I was recalling your Statement "next Level riding" in Rough Terrain with higher Speed - without any fear but confidence- what I can really confirm !!! Congratulation to Intense having built such a marvelous bike which I can recommend for all XC Hardtail riders who want to stay to XC Race but Need sometimes ...a bike enabling them to go down steep Rough Trails with high Speed and having still nearly all Advantages of an Trailbike . So I am very proud riding today an Intense bike and I understand now why Intense is "Cult" !!
Thanks to all the great staff of Intense and of Course to Jeff Steber for their great Performance all have done a great Job to put "riding into a new dimenson " making People like me so happy...riding is my life…. Best regards Pille

ein Traum von MTB

das Sniper hat meine Erwartungen voll erfüllen können. Die Verarbeitung des Rahmens wirkt sehr hochwertig, vor allem wenn man sich den Rahmen mal von innen ansieht. Auffällig und sehr bequem sind die Zugführungen im Rahmen, beim Wechsel ist kein gefummel notwendig und alles ist sauber aufgeräumt. Intense hat es geschafft ein MTB zu entwickeln das vollkommen leise über die Trails jagd, kein geklappere von Kette, Züge ect. ... TOP! Das Fahrwerk arbeitet hervorragend, schnelles ansprechen im ruppigem Gelände, kaum Wippen beim pedallieren und kein Durchschlagen des Dämpfers bei voller Auslastung. Das angenehmste ist aber das niedrige Gewicht, Größe S, 10,8kg mit Pedale! Insgesammt vermittelt es den Eindruck ein leichtes Renn XC Bike zu fahren aber mit den Vorzügen eines reinem Trailbikes. Die Geometie lässt einem Spaß und Sicherheit in anspruchsvollen Trails haben. Bin gespannt wie das Sniper auf lange, dauerhafte Belastungen reagiert. Ich konnte keine Probleme bei den Komponenten feststellen, auch der Dämpfer/Umlenkung leisten ihre Arbeit. Intense hat im Vergleich zu vielen anderen Herstellern gut geschulte Leute in der Werkstatt, bei der Montage wurden alle relevanten Teile und Verbindungen gefettet. Überragende Präzision bei den Laufrädern! Konnte keinerlei Seiten und Höhenschlag im Zentrierständer feststellen, TOP! Sniper wird seinen Preis gerecht, klarer Kauftipp!

Sniper xc

Rides absolute awesome. But have had some trouble with rear shock and link.


Constant problems with out of spec parts

Fast, stable and playfull

Faster then my XC buddy's bike.
Playfull, every bump changes in a jump or pump.
Stable enough to go for it in de downhill.
Great bike!


  1. How long is the warranty period for my Intense?
    • 5-year limited warranty on carbon frames (except Downhill)
    • 3-year limited warranty on XC/Trail/Endurol aluminum and carbon Downhill frames
    • 2-year limited warranty on aluminum Downhill and Enduro frames
  2. What is the widest tire that will fit my bike?
    • With the wide variety of rim widths and tire dimensions,there is no way to accurately determine what your actual tire width will be with your component spec. A general rule of thumb is 2.4 for xc/trail, 2.6 for enduro/downhill and 3.0 for plus tire frame options.
  3. Is my frame compatible with Eagle?
    • All Intense mountain bikes featuring 142mm and boost 148 rear wheel spacing will fit SRAM Eagle Drivetrain with the appropriate offset front chain ring. 6mm offset for non boost applications and 3mm offset for 148 boost applications.
  4. What type of bottom bracket do I need for my bike?
    • Excluding our downhill bikes, all carbon frames Use a bb92 and has a 73mm BB shell width.
    • Excluding our downhill bikes, all alloy frames use a threaded bb and has a 73mm BB shell width.
    • All downhill bikes use a threaded bb and has a 83mm BB shell width.
  5. Where is my serial number located?
    • The serial number on your Intense frame is located on the front triangle on the back/underside of the bottom bracket. The serial number for the rear triangle is located on the forward facing surface of the cross brace.
  6. What are the shock size specs for my bike? ( Eye to Eye and Stroke) (Reducer Size)
    • If you have a question of shock hardware specs, please email into our customer service Otherwise please visit ROCK SHOX or FOX for specifications.
  7. What is the longest dropper post that will fit in my seat tube? (Maximum Insertion)
    • The maximum length of your dropper post is based solely on the size frame you are using and the lower tube length of the dropper post used. All of our frames are capable of at least a 150mm dropper post but are capable of running a dropper post with a lower tube length up to 225mm on a small and 260mm on medium, large and XL frames.
  8. How much sag should I run on my rear shock?
    • Intense recommends that your sag be set at 30% for all xc/trail/enduro models and 35% for the downhill models. For a demonstration and more information, check out the tech video section.
  9. How much does a particular frame, or built model weigh?
    • The specific frame/bike weight will be listed on our website under your bikes product page. You can also see a chart with frame and bike weights here. (Please note that a variable of 100G should be given).
  10. Where can I purchase a particular part for my Intense?
    • Yes, small parts are available for all current and some previous models of bikes going back 3 years. You will find this tab on our website home page on the top or click here to be directed to our small parts web store. If your model of bike is not listed on the website, please call into or email our customer service hotline. Info for this is on the “service” tab on the home page.
  11. Is there touch up paint available for my bike?
    • No, currently there is not touch up paint option available yet. This is still under development.
  12. Can I use an Angle set headset for my bike?
    • Yes, all our external headset cup frames are capable of running an angle set headset. Although with most of our bikes and our JSTuned geometry, typically the bikes geometry are matched with our component spec to make that particular bike perform at its best for its intended use.
  13. What is the recommended spring rate for my bike and body weight?
    • For specific sag measurements and suspension set up, please refer to the user manual for your model of bike. Or, click here to see the tech video demonstration.
  14. How can I register my bike?
    • Registering your new Intense is quick and easy. Click on this register my bike link.
  15. Can I purchase parts directly through you?
    • Yes, small parts are available for all current and some previous models of bikes going back 3 years. You will find this tab on our website home page on the top. If your model of bike is not listed on the website, please call into or email our customer service hotline. Info for this is on the “service” tab on the home page.
  16. I am the second owner of my bike, Do I still have a warranty?
    • Intense promises that new Intense frames will be free from defects in materials and workmanship. This limited warranty applies to the original owner only and is nontransferable. The original owner must register his purchase within 90 days on this link. Intense will, at its discretion, repair or replace any frame that it determines to be manufacturing defective during the warranty period. In order to exercise your right under the Intense Cycles Limited Warranty, the frameset must be presented to an authorized Intense dealer, Intense distributor or to Intense Cycles, Inc., together with the proof of purchase.
  17. Can I ride my bike if I see a crack/dent on the frame?
    • You should always do a post-ride and pre-ride bike check. Click here to see how. If while doing your pre ride or post ride inspection of your frame and all its components you see a dent, crack or surface imperfection, please contact your local intense dealer or email or call into our service hotline.
  18. Do you still make Intense BMX Bikes?
    • No, we no longer are apart of the intense brand of BMX bikes.
  19. How much torque should I use to tighten my bolts?
    • The torque settings, as with any high performance machine are very important to reliability and overall performance. The specific torque values are located in the user manual. Or, you can click here to see the tech video.
  20. Is there an owner’s manual for my bike model?
    • The user manual for your specific model of intense bike is located in the accessory box shipped with your intense bike or you can download it from the bike manual page on our website.
  21. Where can I demo an Intense bike at?
    • Sorry, no demo events availables at this moment, we are working on it.
  22. How do I know it's time to have my bike serviced
    • As a responsible owner of your high performance mountain bike, it is important to stay on your  scheduled maintenance program. Preventing problems from happening should be your number one priority to ensure the best performance, reliability, safety and life out of your Intense mountain bike. For more information on how to maintain your bike properly please check out the tech video here.
  23. What is recommended for seatpost and seat tube care?
    • Intense recommends that the seatpost be installed with a thin coating of waterproof grease. This is something that should be checked, cleaned and re-prepped quarterly.

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