Thrive on Whatever Trails You Throw At It
Rocky Mountain have designed the Instinct for epic rides and wide-open singletrack. As their most versatile platform, the Instinct thrives on all types of trails, tackling features with the utmost efficiency and responsiveness.
The Instinct has been the go-to bike for riders looking for a bike that does it all, and our most recent design takes that philosophy to the next level. The desire to ride faster and harder than ever is universal amongst riders, and the changes Rocky have made to their Instinct take that to heart while maintaining peak efficiency. Updated geometry and frame features mean that the Instinct is versatile and can adapted to meet any demands that you or the trail may have.
“I feel like I can pedal the Instinct all day and it’s never going to shy away from a demanding descent or long, technical climb. Every time I put my feet to the pedals, I’m excited about the possibilities of the ride, where this bike will take me, and the adventure it has in store.”
INSTINCT VS. ALTITUDE: What Makes Them Different?
While the all-new Instinct shares many of the same technologies and frame details as the redesigned Altitude, the bikes are starkly different in their intended use and ride characteristics. The Instinct is meant for long days in the saddle and efficiently tackling all types of trails, while the Altitude was designed for aggressive riding and enduro racing. The Instinct is for the rider who’s looking to embrace the challenge of a technical climb, maintain a steady cadence on flowing singletrack, and push it on the descents.
A simpler Line Up
The 2020 Thunderbolt and Instinct platforms both offered 140mm of rear travel but differed in their wheelsize and ride characteristics. The natural evolution of these platforms within the Trail category was to combine them into one platform designed for efficient riding for all-day adventures.
The Instinct is designed around efficient and versatile trail riding, which is why Rocky offer six frame sizes including size small available in two distinct frames to accommodate either 27.5" or 29" wheels.
Size does matter
The size extra-small and small frames have a visibly different frame silhouette than the medium through extra-large frames. The two smallest sizes use a 190x45mm shock to achieve 140mm of travel which creates a lightweight kinematic, making it easier for small riders to properly set up their suspension and use all of the travel. The medium through extra-large frames use a 210x52.5mm shock to achieve 140mm of travel, so no matter what size of rider you are Rocky bikes are designed to perform at their best.
RIDE-9™ Adjustment System
The RIDE-9 adjustment system allows riders to quickly fine-tune their geometry and suspension with a pair of Allen keys. Nine configurations are possible thanks to two interlocking chips.
Smoothwall carbon uses one of the world’s most sophisticated carbon processes to deliver industry leading stiffness-to-weight, ride quality, and durability. Eliminating excess resin and fibres by using rigid internal moulds instead of traditional air bladders. The utilizing different types of carbon in specific frame areas to maximize stiffness and impact resistance while minimizing overall weight.
Smoothlink suspension is efficient yet supple when you’re on the pedals and across a wide range of gears. It features a controlled end-stroke and a rate-curve that feels more capable than the travel would suggest. This four-bar suspension design philosophy is centred on ride characteristics; each bike platform developed balances variables like anti-squat, axle path, chain growth, rate curve, anti-rise, etc. to achieve the legendary Rocky Mountain ride feel.
Size Specific Tune ensures that riders of all sizes get the right balance of small-bump compliance, mid-stroke support, and end-stroke progressiveness. Rocky’s design team does custom shock tunes based on real world field testing and adjusts each tune for specific frame sizes.
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