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We’ve designed a bike that’s capable of tackling technical trail riding but still allows you to push the pedals hard on the climbs. We’ve updated the geometry, frame features, and suspension kinematics to make sure you feel confident. Read more..
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OUR MOST VERSATILE TRAIL BIKE
DESIGNED FOR: Trail
WHEEL SIZE: 29" & 27.5"
FRONT TRAVEL: 150 mm
REAR TRAVEL: 140 mm
From all day epics to technical single track, we’ve got you covered.
What sets the Instinct apart?
Total trail precision
Razor sharp handling and a buttery but efficient suspension setup means satisfying small bump compliance and addictive flickability. Hitting the sweet spot between big hit confidence and surgical levels of precision, it rewards the rider ready to ride more of everything, faster.
An Instinct for every rider
Embiggening or shrinking a frame isn’t enough. That’s why the Instinct comes in six distinctly sized frames with specific suspension kinematics and two wheel-size options. It’s the only way to ensure every element of the Instinct’s character gets fully realized for every rider.
The right setup for any trail
Total precision is yours on any trail with our RIDE-9 adjustment system and 2-position rear axle that allows for chainstay length adjustment. It’s everything you need to quickly arrive on the best setup for the trail ahead.
"The most versatile bike I have ridden"
"Whether it is a new trail that people keep saying is "so gnarly!" or a distant point on the map that makes for an ambitious objective for a ride, the Instinct handles it beautifully and makes it all just so fun!"
"Suppleness, stability, sportiness and the perfect amount of travel".
"A dialed and capable bike that puts the "all" in all-mountain."
"The Instinct is an ideal weapon for riders who like long tides and prefer to pedal deep into a trail system with challenging climbs, yet it still more than holds its own when pointed downhill."
-----FREEHUB MTB MAGAZINE
"It makes the Instinct capable of covering a wide breadth of riding that falls under the trail category. From fast, flowing cross country to the steeper, more technical trails that the B.C. brand calls home."
-----CANADIAN Cycling MAGAZINE
If you’re looking for one bike that does it all, look no further than the Instinct. We’ve designed a bike that’s capable of tackling technical trail riding but still allows you to push the pedals hard on the climbs. We’ve updated the geometry, frame features, and suspension kinematics to make sure you feel confident on the up’s, down’s, and everything in between. Trust your Instinct.
Frame: FORM™ Alloy. Full Sealed Cartridge Bearings. Press Fit BB. Internal Cable Routing. 2-Bolt ISCG05 Tabs. RIDE-9™ Adjustable Geometry. 2 Position Axle. 140mm Travel. FORM™ Alloy Rear Triangle
Fork: Fox 36 Float EVOL GRIP Performance Series 150mm | 27.5 = 37mm Offset | 29 = 44mm Offset
Front Travel: 150mm
Shock: Fox Float X Performance | Sealed Bearing Eyelet | 25x8mm F Hardware | XS - SM = 190x45mm | MD - LG - XL = 210x52.5mm | Size-Specific tune in FAQ
Rear Travel: 140mm
Headset: FSA Orbit NO.57E | Sealed 36°x45° Bearings | 30.2mm x 41mm x 7.1mm Upper | 40mm x 51.8mm x 7.5mm Lower | 1.5" Crown Race
Stem: Rocky Mountain 35 AM | 5° Rise | All Sizes = 40m
Handlebar: Rocky Mountain AM | 780mm Width | 25mm Rise | 9° Backsweep | 5° Upsweep | 35 Clamp
Grips: ODI Elite Pro Lock On
Brakes: Shimano MT6120 4 Piston | Metal Pads
Shifters: Shimano SLX
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT
Cranks & Chainring: Race Face Ride Cinch | 32T | 24mm Spindle | Crankarm Length: XS = 165mm | SM - XL = 170mm
Bottom Bracket: FSA BB92 24mm
Cassette: Shimano Deore 10-51T 12spd
Chain: Shimano M6100
Front Hub: Rocky Mountain Sealed Boost 15mm
Rear Hub: Shimano SLX Boost 148mm
Spokes: DT Swiss Competition 2.0/1.8/2.0
Rims: WTB ST Light i30 TCS 2.0 Tubeless | 32H | Tubeless Ready - Tape and Valves Incl
Tires: F - Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 WT 3C MaxxTerra EXO+ Tubeless Ready | R - Maxxis Minion DHR II 2.4 WT 3C MaxxTerra EXO+ Tubeless Ready
Seatpost: Rocky Mountain Toonie Drop Alloy 30.9mm | XS - SM = 125mm | MD = 150mm | LG - XL = 170mm
Saddle: WTB Volt Race 142
Weight: This information isn't available yet. We will update the weight of this model as soon as possible.
Notes: We make every effort to ensure accuracy, but reserve the right to update specifications & prices without notification.