The Sniper Trail Expert offers a great balance of exhilarating all-day trail performance and value. We've carefully selected quality components to make the most of this confident, lightweight machine to make your days on the trail as fun and fast as possible.
The NM frame of the Sniper Trail Expert features full uni-directional carbon monocoque front and rear triangles and an alloy top link. The whole bike weighs in at less than 26lbs in size medium.
The spec arms you for long days on the trail where you're pedalling up and down at speed and includes SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain, DT Swiss wheels, Kindshock Carbon LEV Ci dropper, Renthal bars, Fox suspension and Shimano XT brakes. It's a high-performance setup for any enduro racer.
The Fox performance 34 fork and Fox Performance Elite DPS shock will be tuned specifically for you by our own Intense mechanics so you can get straight onto the trails and ride with confidence.
120mm front, 120mm rear travel
FOX Performance Elite 34 fork
FOX Performance Elite DPS shock
SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain
Shimano XT brakes
About The Sniper
Available in trail and XC flavours, the Sniper is designed for riders who prefer to skip the uplift and take on climbs, but still want the descending confidence of a longer-travel rig. This is no twitchy XC bike – the 29" wheels and progressive geometry make for a stable ride that goes where you point it.
With a longer front-centre per size and specced with a short 50mm stem, the Sniper offers a comfortable fit with precise steering while the long wheelbase provides stability and traction while riding fast and rough terrain. An ideal BB height of 330mm on the Sniper XC and 338mm on the Sniper Trail keeps your pedals out of the dirt and while maintaining a low centre of gravity.
The slack head tube angle coupled with the 44mm offset fork on the 100mm XC Sniper, and 51mm offset on the 120mm Sniper Trail, give the forgiving and confidence-inspiring ride of a big travel bike with the responsiveness of a short travel trail ripper.
If going fast over varied terrain and having as much fun uphill as down gets your juices flowing, this dedicated hard-pedalling machine is the Intense for you.
ABOUT Intense Cycles
Founded in 1993, Intense changed mountain bike racing forever with the M1, the first true full-suspension downhill bike. Racing remains at the heart of everything Intense does with the US brand continuing to innovate across XC, trail, enduro and DH disciplines. Every Intense bike is made to the very highest standards with extraordinary attention to detail and an exceptional finish – making you stand out as a true mountain biker on the trails. Read more about Intense.
Founded by real cycling enthusiasts in 2004, our passion for elite performance runs through everything we do at Saddleback. Our team of dedicated roadies, mountain bikers and triathletes practice what we preach to bring you the finest cycling products and a superior service to match. We're the official UK home of 3T, Castelli, Chris King, ENVE, HJC, Intense, Moots Cycles, Peaty's, PUSH, Sidi, Silca, Sportful, Stages, Troy Lee Designs and Wolf Tooth.