From all day epics to technical singletrack, we've got you covered.
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.
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 platform in our range
- Perfect blend of climbing and DH performance
- Adjustable chainstay length to suit the rider
- Kinematics, fit & wheel size adjusted per size
Sizes X-Small – Small: 27.5-inch
Sizes Small – X-Large: 29-inch
|Wheel Size: 27.5"||X-Small||Small|
|Top Tube Horizontal (mm)||551||578|
|Head Tube Angle (deg)||65.3||65.3|
|Head Tube Length (mm)||90||100|
|Seat Tube Angle (deg)||76.3||76.3|
|Seat Tube Length (mm)||355||380|
|Rear Centre (mm)||428-439||428-439|
|Bottom Bracket Drop (mm)||27||27|
|Standover Height (mm)||754||754|
|Wheel Size: 29"||Small||Medium||Large||X-Large|
|Top Tube Horizontal (mm)||583||609||638||671|
|Head Tube Angle (deg)||65||65.1||65.1||65.1|
|Head Tube Length (mm)||90||95||110||125|
|Seat Tube Angle (deg)||76||76.1||76.1||76.1|
|Seat Tube Length (mm)||380||420||445||480|
|Rear Centre (mm)||438-449||438-449||438-449||438-449|
|Bottom Bracket Drop (mm)||45||43||43||43|
|Standover Height (mm)||742||798||798||798|
These figures are a rough guide only. Rider proportions, riding style, and personal preferences all factor in choosing the correct bike size. Rocky Mountain always recommends test riding and professional bike fitting at an authorized dealer.
|X-Small||27.5": 142.5 - 157.5 cm / 4'8" - 5'2"||29": Not available for this frame size|
|Small||27.5": 155 - 167.5 cm / 5'1" - 5'6"||29":157.5 - 170 cm / 5'2" - 5'7"|
|Medium||27.5": Not available for this frame size||29": 167.5 - 177.5 cm / 5'6" - 5'10"|
|Large||27.5": Not available for this frame size||29": 175 - 188 cm / 5'9" - 6'2"|
|X-Large||27.5": Not available for this frame size||29": 185.5 - 198 cm / 6'1" - 6'6"|
Due to supply-chain issues, Specs are subject to change without notice.
|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 Factory Series 150mm | 27.5 = 37mm Offset | 29 = 44mm Offset|
|Rear Shock||Fox Float X Factory | Sealed Bearing Eyelet | 25x8mm F Hardware | XS - SM = 190x45mm | MD - LG - XL = 210x52.5mm | MD - LG - XL = 210x52.5mm|
|Rims||Race Face ARC Carbon 31 | 32H | Tubeless Ready - Tape | Valves Included|
Front: Rocky Mountain Sealed Boost 15mm
Rear: DT Swiss 350 Boost 148mm | 36T Star-Ratchet
|Spokes||DT Swiss Competition 2.0/1.8/2.0|
|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|
|Bottom Bracket||Race Face BB92 30mm|
|Crankset||Race Face Next R Cinch | 32T | 30mm Spindle | Crank Length = 170mm|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XTR|
|Cassette/Freewheel||Shimano XTR 12s 10-51T|
|Chain||Shimano XTR 12s|
|Brakes||Shimano XTR Trail 4 Piston | IceTec Metal Pads | F: Shimano RT86 180mm | R: Shimano RT86 180mm|
|Handlebars||Race Face Next R | 780mm Width | 20mm Rise | 8° Backsweep | 4° Upsweep | 35mm Clamp|
|Tape/Grips||ODI Elite Pro Lock On|
|Stem||Rocky Mountain 35 CNC | 0° Rise | All Sizes = 40m|
|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|
|Seatpost||Fox Transfer Factory Series 30.9mm | XS - SM = 125mm | MD = 150mm | LG = 175mm | XL = 200mm|
|Saddle||WTB Volt Race 142|
* Subject to change without notice.
|Gold/Red / Medium / 29-inch||770416412888||B0214MD91||210000028148|
|Gold/Red / Large / 29-inch||770416412925||B0214LG91||210000028147|