With 29" wheels and 155/160mm of travel, our Carbine 29 is very much the epitome of a big-wheeled long travel Enduro bike. With great handling characteristics, the Carbine loves high speeds and is right at home on endless gnarly challenging trails, laps in the bike park, or Enduro race stages. Just point and go. For a long travel, big-wheeled bike the Carbine is super responsive, and with its modern long and slack geometry, it's aggressive but balanced, giving IT great stability and confidence, but also the maneuverability needed on tight and twisty trails. The carbon frame is composed, poised, and light in weight, giving great all-out speed and keeping a lively, playful feel. The Carbine will allow you to pick and choose your lines: it's nimble and controllable even on the steepest descents. At home on rough and challenging trails, the Carbine can also climb any technical or longer drawn-out ascents with ease. The climbing position on the bike is perfect, and when things get technical, the suspension remains active all the time to provide excellent traction and great pedaling efficiency. The Carbine is fast everywhere. The Carbine has competed at the highest level and has a pure race pedigree. In 2019 INTENSE team rider Isabeau Courdurier piloted her Carbine to overall victory at the Enduro World Series (EWS). Not only that, but she also won every single round on the way.
With the Sniper XC we have created a pure full-suspension XC bike with a true INTENSE spirit. Featuring a super-lightweight full carbon frame, 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, and a truly innovative XC bike. 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 real a game-changer. We believe that short-travel bikes should descend like their long-travel siblings, so with the Sniper, 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, while being 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.
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