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Intense Cycles Sniper T Elite - 2021

Intense Cycles Sniper T Elite
  • Color: Blue/Grey
  • Color: Black/Grey
$7,499.99
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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, and a truly innovative XC trail bike…INTENSE style.

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 really 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.

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.

bike frame with labeled dimensions
Bike Sizes:
SmallMediumLargeExtra Large
A. Reach 410.7mm / 16.2” 434.8mm / 17.1” 458mm / 18.0” 480.3mm / 18.9”
B. Stack 577mm / 22.7” 582mm / 22.9” 592mm / 23.3” 601mm / 23.7”
C. Standover 779mm / 30.7” 781mm / 30.76” 786mm / 31” 791mm / 31.2”
D. Effective Top Tube 587.9mm / 23.1” 613mm / 24.1” 639mm / 25.2” 664mm / 26.1”
E. Head Tube Angle 66.5° 66.5° 66.5° 66.5°
F. Head Tube Length 90mm / 3.54” 95mm / 3.7” 105mm / 4.13” 115mm / 4.5”
G. Seat Tube Angle 73° 73° 73° 73°
H. Seat Tube Length 406mm / 16” 437mm / 17.2” 488mm / 19.2” 538mm / 21.2”
I. Bottom Bracket Height 338mm / 13.3” 338mm / 13.3” 338mm / 13.3” 330mm / 13.0”
J. Bottom Bracket Drop 38mm / 1.50” 38mm / 1.50” 38mm / 1.50” 38mm / 1.50”
K. Fork Rake/Offset 51mm / 2.01" 51mm / 2.01" 51mm / 2.01" 51mm / 2.01"
M. Wheelbase 1142mm / 45” 1168mm / 46” 1195mm / 47” 1221mm / 48”
N. Front to Center 704mm / 27.7" 730mm / 28.7" 757mm / 29.8" 783mm / 31"
O. Chainstay Length 439mm / 17.3” 439mm / 17.3” 439mm / 17.3” 439mm / 17.3”
Fork Length 527.1mm / 20.75" 527.1mm / 20.75" 527.1mm / 20.75" 527.1mm / 20.75"

Specs

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
Fork Fox Factory Float 34 SC, 29" 120mm Travel, Kashima coat, Fit4, 51mm offset, Boost 110x15mm, Quick Release axle
Rear Shock Fox Factory Float DPS, Kashima Coat, 165mm x 45mm (120mm Travel), 3-position (open/trail/closed)
Wheels ETHIRTEEN XCX XC 28MM Carbon Rim, ETHIRTEEN Carbon Hub/ Boost
Hubs ETHIRTEEN hubs 28 Hole 15x110 front, 12x148 rear hub, 6-bolt
Tires Maxxis Forekaster Dual Compound 3C Exo+ 29 x 2.35"
Bottom Bracket Sram DUB BB92
Crankset TRU-VATIV STYLO CARBON EAGLE 12SP / DUB / 34T 170MM SM / 175MM MD-XL / BOOST
Shifters Sram X01 Eagle 12SP
Rear Derailleur Sram X01 Eagle 12SP
Cassette/Freewheel Sram XG 1295 Eagle 12SP / 10-52T
Chain Sram GX Eagle 12SP
Brakes Shimano XT M8100 Front (Two Piston) 180mm Rotors / Shimano XT M8100 Rear (Two Piston) 160mm Rotors
Handlebars INTENSE Recon Carbon Elite 760mm
Tape/Grips INTENSE
Stem INTENSE Recon Elite 50mm
Headset CANE CREEK AER INTEGRATED / IS41-IS52 / 40
Saddle Fabric Line Wide Elite w/Cr-Mo Rails
Pedals Sold separately

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Blue/Grey / Medium 810058932129 21SCP9ELTM-RED-FJM-NA 11521STEL+2
Blue/Grey / Large 810058932105 21SCP9ELTL-RED-FJM-NA 11521STEL+3
Blue/Grey / X-Large 810058932150 21SCP9ELTX-RED-FJM-NA 11521STEL+4
Black/Grey / Small 810058932136 21SCP9ELTS-BLK-FJM-NA
Black/Grey / Medium 810058932112 21SCP9ELTM-BLK-FJM-NA
Black/Grey / Large 810058932099 21SCP9ELTL-BLK-FJM-NA
Black/Grey / X-Large 810058932143 21SCP9ELTX-BLK-FJM-NA

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