Intense Cycles sent over some quick details on their new Sniper bike. It is available in a XC 100mm and a Trail 120mm travel version. Details inside.
The Sniper is a ground-up, dedicated, pedaling machine with two different travel versions, XC 100mm and Trail 120mm. Short travel rigs should descend like their long travel siblings and that’s what we’ve done. This is no “Twitchy XC bike”. With the 29” wheel size and progressive XC/Trail geometry, you get a stable ride that goes where you point it. Offered with a standard hardware package as well as a light weight SL package to shave some grams, the Sniper takes XC Race and Trail riding to the next level.
Longer front center per-size and spec’d with a short 50mm stem gives you a comfortable fit with precise steering.
Slack headtube angle coupled with the 44mm offset fork on the 100mm Sniper and 51mm offset on the Sniper Trail give these bikes the forgiveness and confidence of a big travel bike with the responsiveness of a short travel trail ripper.
Long wheelbase is a huge asset in providing stability and traction while riding fast and rough sections.
An ideal BB height of 13” on Sniper and 13.3” Sniper trail keeps your pedals out of the dirt and still maintains a nice low center of mass while riding.
The Sniper XC comes in 4 Builds: Factory, Elite, Pro and Expert. The Sniper Trail comes in 2 Builds: Pro and Expert.