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.
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.
Frame - SMOOTHWALL™ Carbon. Full Sealed Cartridge Bearings. Press Fit BB. Internal Cable Routing. 2-Bolt ISCG05 Tabs. RIDE-9™ Adjustable Geometry. 2 Position Axle. 140mm Travel. SMOOTHWALL™ Carbon Rear Triangle
Fork - Fox 36 Float EVOL FIT4 Performance Elite Series 150mm | 27.5 = 37mm Offset | 29 = 44mm Offset
Shock - Fox Float X Performance Elite | Sealed Bearing Eyelet | 25x8mm F Hardware | XS - SM = 190x45mm | MD - LG - XL = 210x52.5mm | Size-Specific tune in FAQ
Headset - FSA Orbit NO.57E | Sealed Stainless 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 XT Trail 4 Piston | Metal Pads | F: Shimano RT66 180mm | R: Shimano RT66 180mm
Rear Derailleur - Shimano XT
Cranks & Chainring - Shimano XT | 32T | 24mm Spindle | Crankarm Length: XS = 165mm Crankarm | SM - XL = 170mm
Bottom Bracket - FSA BB92 24mm
Cassette - Shimano XT 10-51T
Front Hub - Rocky Mountain Sealed Boost 15mm
Rear Hub - Race Face Trace Boost 148mm | 10° Engagement
Spokes - DT Swiss Competition 2.0/1.8/2.0
Rims - Race Face AR 30 | 32H | Tubeless Ready - Tape | 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 - Race Face Turbine R (by Fox) Dropper 30.9mm | XS - SM = 125mm | MD = 150mm | LG = 175mm | XL = 200mm
Saddle - WTB Volt Race 142
Weight - 31.3 LBS|14.22 KGS
Notes - We make every effort to ensure accuracy, but reserve the right to update specifications & prices without notification.