With the Sniper XC we have created a pure full-suspension XC bike with a true INTENSE spirit. It is a complete system that is designed to work as one in a super light and durable frame. Now SRAM UDH compatible!
SIZE: SM, MD, LG, XL
The Sniper XC is all about off-road speed… both up and down. It is fast and fiery, a truly innovative XC bike. It loves going uphill, but it always has one eye on the descents. A longer toptube, 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.Featuring a super lightweight full carbon frame (4lbs 5oz size Medium), rolling on 29” wheels, with progressive XC geometry. The Sniper XC is all about off-road speed… both up and down. It is fast and fiery, a truly innovative XC bike…
MODERN DAY XC
It’s all about 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 XC, we’ve created an XC trail bike with an aggressive DH spirit.
LIGHT, FAST, AGILE, FUN
We know that riding the Sniper will fill you with confidence. Climbing, descending, or cruising along… it does it all with 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.
For the Sniper XC our engineering team put the focus on optimized pedaling performance, tweaking the shock tune to suit typical XC riding terrain. The suspension for the Sniper was designed for supple sensitivity on small bumps, mid-support for hard pedaling efficiency in and out of the saddle, and a good progression to the end of the stroke.
THE JS TUNED XC LINK
What this means is that you get a supple and sensitive ride that initially absorbs small bumps, then seamlessly moves into a supportive mid-stroke platform (which helps to maintain ride height) and finally into a controlled ramp-up towards bottom-out. All this translates into a very predictable ride that offers plenty of support, can tackle anything, and gives endless grip in all situations.
25 lbs 9 oz // 11.59 kg
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, SRAM UDH compatible
FOX Performance 32 Float SC, 100mm, Grip Damper 3-Pos Microadjust