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Rocky Mountain Instinct Alloy 10 - 2023

Rocky Mountain Instinct Alloy 10
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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.

Dropper posts

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.

• 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


Frame 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
Fork RockShox Recon Silver RL 150mm | 42mm Offset
Headset 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
Rear Shock RockShox Deluxe Select | Sealed Bearing Eyelet | 25x8mm F Hardware | XS - SM = 190x45mm | MD - LG - XL = 210x52.5mm
Rims/Wheels Rocky Mountain TR30 Tubeless | 32H
Hubs F: Shimano MT410 | 15mm Boost R: Shimano MT410 Boost 148mm
Spokes 2.0 Stainless
Tires F: WTB Trail Boss Comp 29 x 2.4 // R: WTB Trail Boss Comp 29 x 2.4
Crankset Rocky Mountain Microdrive | 32T |Sram 76mm BCD | 24mm Spindle | Crank Length: XS = 165mm | SM - XL = 170mm
Bottom Bracket Rocky Mountain Sealed BB92 - Shimano Compatible
Chain KMC X11-1
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore 11spd
Cassette/Rear Cogs SunRace CSMS8 EA1 11-51T
Shifters Shimano Deore 11spd
Handlebars Rocky Mountain AM 780mm
Tape/Grips Rocky Mountain Lock On Light
Stem Rocky Mountain 31.8 AM | All Sizes = 40mm
Brakes Tektro HD-M275 | Shimano Pad Compatible | F:Tektro 180mm | R:Tektro 180mm
Pedals Not included
Saddle WTB Volt 142
Seat Post 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

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Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Brown / Blue / X-Small / 27.5" 770416439878 B0222XS74 ROC28545124L
Brown / Blue / Small / 27.5" 770416439915 B0222SM74 ROC28458378L
Brown / Blue / Small / 29" 770416439557 B0222SM94 ROC28648058L
Brown / Blue / Medium / 29" 770416439595 B0222MD94 ROC28825231L
Brown / Blue / Large / 29" 770416439632 B0222LG94 ROC28972543L
Brown / Blue / X-Large / 29" 770416439670 B0222XL94 ROC28852780L