PURE SPEED MACHINE.
With the Sniper T we have created a pure full-suspension cross-country trail bike with a true INTENSE spirit. With the same soul as its sibling the Sniper XC, it features a super lightweight full carbon frame, rolling on 29” wheels, with progressive XC trail geometry but this time with 120mm of travel. The extra 20mm of suspension means that the Sniper T is still all about off-road speed… both up and down, but that you get a slightly plusher ride. It is fast, fiery and fun, a truly innovative XC trail bike… INTENSE style.
|EXPERT BUILD WEIGHT: (Size Medium Tubeless)||27 lbs 14 oz / Small / Medium / Large / XL|
|PRO BUILD WEIGHT: (Size Medium Tubeless)||26 lbs 2 oz / Small / Medium / Large / XL|
|ELITE BUILD WEIGHT: (Size Medium Tubeless)||25 lbs / Small / Medium / Large / XL
|FRAME WEIGHT: (Size Medium)
||5 lbs 6 oz / Small / Medium / Large / XL
|HT ANGLE:||66.5 ̊|
|REACH:||410.7MM / 16.2” (Small) // 434.8MM / 17.1” (Medium) // 458MM / 18.0” (Large) // 480.3MM / 18.9” (XL)|
MODERN DAY XC.
It’s all about the geometry. Long, low and slack is no longer just for the downhill crowd, it’s the ‘new normal’ for XC trail bikes too… it’s real a game changer. We believe that short travel bikes should descend like their long-travel siblings, so with the Sniper T we've created an XC trail bike with an aggressive DH spirit. It loves going uphill, but it always has one eye on the descents. A longer top tube, shorter stem, wider bars, lower bottom bracket and slacker head angle all make for an exciting yet balanced bike. It is a complete system that is designed to work as one.
The Sniper T’s numbers are progressive, with geometry and design that’s normally only seen on trail or enduro bikes… but it works. With sharp and crisp handling, and responsive pedaling, it is confident and efficient on the climbs – and with its extra travel it is now even more stable, controlled and direct on the descents. Add into that mix dropper posts and 1x12 gearing and you have what we believe to be the ultimate cross-country trail bike.
LIGHT, FAST, AGILE, AND FUN.
We know that riding the Sniper T will fill you with confidence. Climbing, descending or cruising along… it does it all with a powerful yet efficient ease. The way the Sniper covers the ground so quickly and effortlessly is inspiring and it is nothing short of a revelation on the descents.
The Sniper T is our trail bike thrasher, and it's got the INTENSE spirit through and through. Sitting in the middle ground between a full-on XC bike (Sniper XC) and a slightly longer travel trail bike (Primer) the Sniper T offers the best of both worlds. You won’t be disappointed. It’s everything you could want in a modern day cross-country trail bike.
THE JS TUNED XC (CROSS COUNTRY) LINK.
We talk about JS Suspension a lot here at INTENSE. JS stands for Jeff Steber (our founder and CEO) and simply put it is a refined suspension system that uses two counter-rotating links to connect the front and rear triangles of the bike. The links are specifically placed to allow for separation between the pedaling and braking forces from the suspension performance. Every model in our range has its own personal and specific JS tune.
For the Sniper T our engineering team put the focus on optimized pedaling performance, tweaking the shock tune to suit typical trail riding terrain. The suspension for the Sniper was designed for supple sensitivity on small bumps, mid-support for a hard pedaling efficiency in and out of the saddle, and a good progression through the end of the stroke, and of course with the Sniper T you get the luxury of a bit more travel.
|FRAME||Sniper 29 T Monocoque Carbon Front and Rear Triangle, Carbon Top Link, Titanium Hardware, Internal Shift, Dropper Post and Brake Routing, Flak Guard. 120MM (4.7") Travel||Sniper 29 T Monocoque Carbon Front and Rear Triangle, Carbon Top Link, Titanium Hardware, Internal Shift, Dropper Post and Brake Routing, Flak Guard. 120MM (4.7") Travel||Sniper 29 T Monocoque Carbon Front and Rear Triangle, Carbon Top Link, Titanium Hardware, Internal Shift, Dropper Post and Brake Routing, Flak Guard. 120MM (4.7") Travel|
|FORK||Fox Performance Float 34 SC, 29" 120mm Travel, GRIP, 51mm offset, Boost 110x15mm, Quick Release axle||Fox Performance Elite Float 34 SC, 29" 120mm Travel, Fit4, 51mm offset, Boost 110x15mm, Quick Release axle||Fox Factory Float 34 SC, 29" 120mm Travel, Kashima coat, Fit4, 51mm offset, Boost 110x15mm, Quick Release axle|
|SHOCK||Fox Performance Float DPS, 165mm x 45mm (120mm Travel), 3-position (open/trail/closed)||Fox Performance Elite Float DPS, 165mm x 45mm (120mm Travel), 3-position (open/trail/closed)||Fox Factory Float DPS, Kashima Coat, 165mm x 45mm (120mm Travel), 3-position (open/trail/closed)|
|WHEELSET||ETHIRTEEN XCX XC 27MM Alloy Rim INTENSE Alloy Hub/ Boost||ETHIRTEEN XCX XC 27MM Alloy Rim ETHIRTEEN Alloy Hub/ Boost||ETHIRTEEN XCX XC 28MM Carbon Rim ETHIRTEEN Carbon Hub/ Boost|
|HUBS||INTENSE hubs 32 Hole 15x110 front, 12x148 rear hub 6-bolt||ETHIRTEEN hubs 28 Hole 15x110 front, 12x148 rear hub 6-bolt||ETHIRTEEN hubs 28 Hole 15x110 front, 12x148 rear hub 6-bolt|
|TIRES||Maxxis Forekaster Dual Compound 3C Exo+ 29x2.35"||Maxxis Forekaster Dual Compound 3C Exo+ 29x2.35"||Maxxis Forekaster Dual Compound 3C Exo+ 29x2.35"|
|SHIFTER||Sram NX Eagle 12SP Trigger||Sram GX Eagle 12SP||Sram X01 Eagle 12SP|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||Sram NX Eagle 12SP||Sram X01 Eagle 12SP||Sram X01 Eagle 12SP|
|CRANK||Sram NX Eagle 12SP, DUB, 32t / 170mm SM/ 175mm MD-XL / Boost||TRU-VATIV STYLO CARBON EAGLE 12SP / DUB / 34T 170MM SM / 175MM MD-XL / BOOST||TRU-VATIV STYLO CARBON EAGLE 12SP / DUB / 34T 170MM SM / 175MM MD-XL / BOOST|
|CASSETTE||Sram PG1230 Eagle 12SP, 11-50T||Sram XG 1275 Eagle 12SP / 10-52T||Sram XG 1295 Eagle 12SP / 10-52T|
|CHAIN||Sram NX Eagle 12SP||Sram GX Eagle 12SP||Sram GX Eagle 12SP|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||Sram DUB BB92||Sram DUB BB92||Sram DUB BB92|
|SADDLE||WTB Silverado Sport w/ Cr-Mo Rails||Fabric Line Wide Elite w/ Cr-Mo Rails||Fabric Line Wide Elite w/ Cr-Mo Rails|
|SEATPOST||INTENSE Recon 31.6mm dropper, 125mm SM / 150mm MD-LG / 170mm XL||KINDSHOCK LEV CL 31.6MM
125MM SM / 150MM MD / 175MM LG-XL
KINDSHOCK LEV CL 31.6MM
125MM SM / 150MM MD / 175MM LG-XL
|HANDLEBAR||INTENSE Recon Alloy 760mm||INTENSE Recon Carbon Elite 760mm||INTENSE Recon Carbon Elite 760mm|
|STEM||INTENSE Recon 45mm||INTENSE Recon Elite 50mm||INTENSE Recon Elite 50mm|
|HEADSET||TANGE SEIKI INTEGRATED / IS41-IS52 / 40||TANGE SEIKI INTEGRATED / IS41-IS52 / 40||
TANGE SEIKI INTEGRATED / IS41-IS52 / 40
|BRAKESET||Shimano M6100 Front (Two Piston) 180mm Rotors / Shimano M6100 Rear (Two Piston) 160mm Rotors||Shimano XT M8100 Front (Two Piston) 180mm Rotors / Shimano XT M8100 Rear (Two Piston) 160mm Rotors||Shimano XT M8100 Front (Two Piston) 180mm Rotors / Shimano XT M8100 Rear (Two Piston) 160mm Rotors|
NOTE: GEOMETRY TAKEN AT TOP OUT WITH 527.1MM AXLE TO CROWN LENGTH, WITH 120MM TRAVEL FORK AND 51MM FORK OFFSET.
|WHEELBASE||1142mm / 45”||1168mm / 46”||1195mm / 47”||1221mm / 48”|
|TOP TUBE LENGTH||587.9mm / 23.1”||613mm / 24.1”||639mm / 25.2”||664mm / 26.1”|
|CHAIN STAY LENGTH||439mm / 17.3”||439mm / 17.3”||439mm / 17.3”||439mm / 17.3”|
|HEAD TUBE LENGTH||90mm / 3.54”||95mm / 3.7”||105mm / 4.13”||115mm / 4.5”|
|HEAD TUBE ANGLE||66.5°||66.5°||66.5°||66.5°|
|REACH||410.7mm / 16.2”||434.8mm / 17.1”||458mm / 18.0”||480.3mm / 18.9”|
|STACK||577mm / 22.7”||582mm / 22.9”||592mm / 23.3”||601mm / 23.7”|
|BB HEIGHT||338mm / 13.3”||338mm / 13.3”||338mm / 13.3”||330mm / 13.0”|
|BB DROP||38mm / 1.50”||38mm / 1.50”||38mm / 1.50”||38mm / 1.50”|
|SEAT TUBE ANGLE||73°||73°||73°||73°|
|SEAT TUBE LENGTH||406mm / 16”||437mm / 17.2”||488mm / 19.2”||538mm / 21.2”|
|STANDOVER HEIGHT||779mm / 30.7”||781mm / 30.76”||786mm / 31”||791mm / 31.2”|
|FORK AXLE TO CROWN||527.1mm / 20.75"||527.1mm / 20.75"||527.1mm / 20.75"||527.1mm / 20.75"|
|FORK OFFSET||51mm / 2.01"||51mm / 2.01"||51mm / 2.01"||51mm / 2.01"|
|FRONT CENTER||704mm / 27.7"||730mm / 28.7"||757mm / 29.8"||783mm / 31"|
FIND YOUR SIZING
We know how important it is to choose the correct size of bike, and this guide is here to help you make the right choice. If you need more in detail advice, check the Find Your Size section.
Buying a bike in these crazy times isn't easy. Have to admit that Intense wasn't my first choice, but due to the fact that they had stock I started to consider a Sniper T. It was growing on me and now that i've bought and riden it, i'm a satisfied owner. The bike is versatile due to it's capability to climb fast and descend like a bike with more travel than this 120mm. Perfect for my type of riding. The relative long seattube made me choose a size large instead of the recommended XL, although i'm longer than the sizing chart recommends (189cm/6'2"). But it's perfect for me (prefer a shorter reach) and I can even fit al long travel dropper if i want to. So far a very happy Intense Cycles owner and customer.
Yes, I am very pleased with the bike, I was intense and they still delight me. This is another piece in my collection.
Es lo que esperava , àgil, impresionante bajando i muy bien subiendo
Super XC/trail bike with perfect specs. I can only recommend the bike for XC/trail use.
Of course one should be aware of the limitation of 120 mm travel, but for general XC/marathon/trail use, it's a brilliant blend.
This bike is very very nice and it has great efectivity, good up hill and very good down hill.
Thank you for your fast service!