Rocky Mountain Instinct Carbon 90 BC Edition 29er 2018 Mountain Bike

Description Specification
Stable and aggressive, the Instinct is our most versatile trail bike.

With 29" wheels and a wide range of RIDE-9™ adjustments, the all new Instinct is available in both carbon and alloy models. An all-new frame for 2018 pushes the rear travel to 140mm, increasing stiffness and tweaking the suspension kinematics. Despite the increase intravel, the new frame has noticeably more efficient pedaling, with better small-bump sensitivity and a host of next-generation features.

Born in BC, we’ve turned the Instinct BC Edition into an aggressive trail monster.

Designed with an optimized link and long stroke shock that provide 155mm of rear travel and ultra-aggressive geometry, we’ve kitted out the Instinct BC Edition with wide bars, big tires, ultra-stiff wheels, and more capable suspension. It smashes all mountain lines, rails corners, and plows over everything in sight, while displaying all the climbing efficiency that makes the Instinct a crowd favourite.

Smoothlink™ suspension

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 we develop balances variables like anti-squat, axle path, chain growth, rate curve, anti-rise, etc. to achieve the legendary Rocky Mountain ride feel.

Smoothwall™ carbon
Frame Construction

Smoothwall™ carbon uses one of the world’s most sophisticated carbon processes to deliver industry leading stiffness-to-weight, ride quality, and durability. We eliminate excess resin and fibers by using rigid internal molds instead of traditional air bladders. We then utilize different types of carbon in specific frame areas to maximize stiffness and impact resistance while minimizing overall weight.

Size Specific tune

Size Specific Tune ensures that riders of all sizes get the right balance of small-bump compliance, mid-stroke support, and end-stroke progressiveness. Our design team does custom shock tunes based on real world field testing, and adjusts each tune for specific frame sizes.

FORM™ alloy
Frame Construction

FORM™ tubesets utilize premium materials to meet our strict requirements. Each FORM™ tube that we create is engineered for its specific purpose within the frame, ensuring optimized strength, weight, and ride quality.

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.

Frame SMOOTHWALL™ Carbon. Full Sealed Cartridge Bearings. Press Fit BB. Internal Cable Routing.
Forks Fox 36 Float EVOL FIT4 Performance Elite 160mm
Rear Shock Fox Float DPX2 Performance Elite
Headset FSA Orbit NO.57E Extend-o-matic
Handlebars Race Face Turbine R 780mm
Stem Rocky Mountain 35 CNC DH
Shifters 12 Speed Sram GX Eagle
Rear Mech Sram GX Eagle
Chainset Race Face Turbine Cinch 32T
Bottom Bracket Race Face BB92
Chain Sram GX Eagle
Cassette Sram XG-1275 10-50T
Front Brake Sram Code R 200mm
Rear Brake Sram Code R 180mm
Rims Stans Flow MK3
Front Hub Rocky Mountain Sealed Boost 15mm
Rear Hub DT Swiss 370 Boost 148mm
Spokes WTB 1.8-1.6
Tyres Maxxis Minion DHF Maxx Terra 3C Tubeless Ready 29 x 2.5 Front
Maxxis Minion DHR II Maxx Terra 3C Tubeless Ready 29 x 2.4 Rear
Seatpost Fox Transfer Performance Elite 30.9mm
Saddle WTB Silverado Race
Ref   Option RRP Your Price  
114528-431517 Black/Blue M Black/Blue M £5,499.99 £5,499.99
Usually dispatched within 1 - 3 days


Rocky Mountain

Instinct Carbon 90 BC Edition 29er 2018 Mountain Bike

Instinct Carbon 90 BC Edition 29er 2018 Mountain Bike
Product Price £5,499.99
10% Deposit £550.00
Total Payable: £5,499.99

*Based on lowest priced option