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.
The Smoothlink Suspension design keeps traction on those technical climbs, while still tackling those rugged descents. Size-specific suspension tuning is the frosting on this piece of cake, balancing bump compliance to smooth out those roots, support to pump through the flow and end of stroke progression when you accidentally send it to flat.
Thanks to Ride- 9 and rear chainstay adjustment this is adjustable to everyone's Riding style with just an Allen key, with 18 different combinations.
Designed around efficient and versatile trail riding, which is why we’ve offered six frame sizes including size small available in two distinct frames to accommodate either 27.5" or 29" wheels.
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.
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.
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.
A dropper seatpost allows you to quickly lower and raise your seat to give you an ideal riding position. Dropping your seat creates a lower center of gravity for better control and maneuverability on steep descents, while raising it puts you at normal riding height for efficient pedaling.
Construction can include either hydraulic- or cable-actuated systems and the post’s travel can either be infinitely adjustable or stopped at set intervals, depending on the model.
Dropper seatposts come in standard lengths and diameters and vary by the amount of travel.
Pedals sold separately
• Long = high speed stability
• Short = playfulness
• Dedicated Rocky Mountain 180mm brake mount supplies, no extra parts needed
• New Rocky Mountain hanger
• SRAM UDH compatible in Long mode
• 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
• Full guided internally for easy cable and hose management
• Moto style compatible
• Secured for a rattle-free setup
- Downtube protection, noise canceling chainstay protection“Canadian Shield” yoke protection, and downtube shuttle guard
- New Rocky Mountain “Canadarm” mount with OneUp Components V2 Top Guide
|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
|RockShox Recon Silver RL 150mm | 42mm Offset
|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
|RockShox Deluxe Select | Sealed Bearing Eyelet | 25x8mm F Hardware | XS - SM = 190x45mm | MD - LG - XL = 210x52.5mm
|Rocky Mountain TR30 Tubeless | 32H
|F: Shimano MT410 | 15mm Boost R: Shimano MT410 Boost 148mm
|F: WTB Trail Boss Comp 29 x 2.4 // R: WTB Trail Boss Comp 29 x 2.4
|Rocky Mountain Microdrive | 32T |Sram 76mm BCD | 24mm Spindle | Crank Length: XS = 165mm | SM - XL = 170mm
|Rocky Mountain Sealed BB92 - Shimano Compatible
|Shimano Deore 11spd
|SunRace CSMS8 EA1 11-51T
|Shimano Deore 11spd
|Rocky Mountain AM 780mm
|Rocky Mountain Lock On Light
|Rocky Mountain 31.8 AM | All Sizes = 40mm
|Tektro HD-M275 | Shimano Pad Compatible | F:Tektro 180mm | R:Tektro 180mm
|WTB Volt 142
|Rocky Mountain Toonie Drop Composite 30.9mmXS - SM = 125mm | MD - LG = 150mm | XL = 170mm
* Subject to change without notice.
A Tall Tale – Perception is reality aboard the all-new Instinct
instinct Rocky Mountain man bike
|Brown / Blue / X-Small / 27.5"
|Brown / Blue / Small / 27.5"
|Brown / Blue / Small / 29"
|Brown / Blue / Medium / 29"
|Brown / Blue / Large / 29"
|Brown / Blue / X-Large / 29"