The Sniper FRO has one purpose—to race. Built on the progressive Sniper XC frame we've set out to build one of the lightest production full-suspension XC bikes on the market. Featuring the new Rockshox Sid SL Ultimate Fork, Sid Luxe Ultimate RL shock, and a full SRAM AXS XX1 drivetrain, the Sniper FRO is ready to leave it all out on the race course.
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 XC'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—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 XC bike for the modern age.
We know that riding the Sniper will fill you with confidence. At 4lbs 8oz for a size medium, it is one of the lightest full suspension XC frames on the market, easily holding its own amongst its competitors. 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 XC is our cross-country thrasher, but don't be fooled, it's got the INTENSE spirit through and through. We know that you won't be disappointed. It's everything you could want in a modern-day XC bike.
|A. Reach||421mm / 16.6”||444.5mm / 17.5”||468mm / 18.4”||490mm / 19.3”|
|B. Stack||570mm / 22.45”||575mm / 22.6”||584mm / 23”||593mm / 23.4”|
|C. Standover||769mm / 30.3”||771mm / 30.4”||776mm / 30.5”||781mm / 30.75”|
|D. Effective Top Tube||584mm / 23.0”||609mm / 24.0”||635mm / 25”||660mm / 26”|
|E. Head Tube Angle||67.5°||67.5°||67.5°||67.5°|
|F. Head Tube Length||90mm / 3.54”||95mm / 3.7”||105mm / 4.13”||115mm / 4.5”|
|G. Seat Tube Angle||74°||74°||74°||74°|
|H. Seat Tube Length||406mm / 16”||437mm / 17.2”||488mm / 19.2”||538mm / 21.2”|
|I. Bottom Bracket Height||330mm / 13.0”||330mm / 13.0”||330mm / 13.0”||330mm / 13.0”|
|J. Bottom Bracket Drop||38mm / 1.50”||38mm / 1.50”||38mm / 1.50”||38mm / 1.50”|
|K. Fork Rake/Offset||44mm / 1.73"||44mm / 1.73"||44mm / 1.73"||44mm / 1.73"|
|M. Wheelbase||1127mm / 44.4”||1152mm / 45.37”||1179mm / 46.4”||1206mm / 47.5”|
|N. Front to Center||689mm / 27.1"||715mm / 28.1"||742mm / 29.2"||768mm / 30.2"|
|O. Chainstay Length||439mm / 17.3”||439mm / 17.3”||439mm / 17.3”||439mm / 17.3”|
|Fork Length||503.7mm / 19.8"||503.7mm / 19.8"||503.7mm / 19.8"||503.7mm / 19.8"|
|Frame||Sniper 29 XC Monocoque Carbon Front and Rear Triangle, Carbon Top Link, Titanium Hardware, Internal Shift, Dropper Post and Brake Routing, Flak Guard. 100mm (4") Travel|
|Fork||Rockshox SID SL ULTlMATE 100mm / Boost|
|Rear Shock||Rockshox SID LUXE ULTlMATE RL 165mm x 40mm (100mm Travel), 2-position (open/closed)|
|Wheels||ETHIRTEEN XCX Race Carbon 24mm / Boost|
|Hubs||ETHIRTEEN hubs 28 Hole 15x110 front, 12x148 rear hub, Centerlock|
|Tires||MAXXIS IKON MAXX SPEED EXO 3C 29 x 2.20"|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB BB92|
|Crankset||SRAM XX1 AXS Eagle 12SP/ DUB / 34T, 170mm SM / 175mm MD-XL / Boost|
|Shifters||SRAM XX1 AXS Eagle 12SP, Trigger|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM XX1 AXS Eagle, 12SP|
|Cassette/Freewheel||SRAM XG 1299 EAGLE, 12SP / 10-52T|
|Chain||SRAM XX1 Eagle, 12SP|
|Brakes||SRAM Level Ultimate Carbon 160mm Rotors Front and Rear|
|Handlebars||INTENSE Recon Elite Carbon 760mm|
|Stem||INTENSE Recon Elite 50mm|
|Headset||TANGE SEIKI INTEGRATED / IS41-IS52 / 40|
|Seatpost||Kindshock LEV Ci Dropper 31.6mm, 125mm SM / 150mm MD / 175mm LG-XL|
|Saddle||Fabric Line Wide Elite|
* Subject to change without notice.
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