Rocky Mountain Instinct 950 - 2016

Rocky Mountain's Instinct 950 pedals, climbs, and floats down trails with innate ability. With a full aluminum frame built around Rocky's adjustable Ride-9 geometry, the Instinct is versatile and tunable to your riding style. Take the hard ...(Read More)

Rocky Mountain Instinct 950
$3,499.99
Color
Gloss White/Rocky Mountain Red/Oxblood/Black
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Rocky Mountain's Instinct 950 pedals, climbs, and floats down trails with innate ability. With a full aluminum frame built around Rocky's adjustable Ride-9 geometry, the Instinct is versatile and tunable to your riding style. Take the hard line, you've got 130mm of Smoothlink rear suspension and a 130mm Fox 32 Float fork suspending the way. A smooth-shifting Shimano 2x10 drivetrain bolsters your climbing legs and a wide Race Face bar gives you control in gnarly fast sections. To top it all off, you've got stout Wheeltech Helix wheels, worthy Maxxis tires, and big 180mm Shimano SLX discs keeping you in check.

Rocky Mountain's Smoothlink suspension places the rear chainstay pivot above the rear axle, keeping the chain torque line parallel to the linkage. The benefit? The rear suspension is always active, bob-free, and delivers a wonderful bottomless feel, no matter what gear you're in.  

Rocky Mountain's FORM tubing pushes the limits of tube and frame design to create their unique riding feel. Every detail of the FORM frame-tube design has a purpose, from the outer shape and profile, to the wall thickness, tapers, flares and bends. This attention to detail, paired with premium materials and manufacturing processes, allows Rocky Mountain to push the boundaries of bicycle design.

Rocky Mountain's Ride-9 system enables you to customize the geometry and rear suspension rate with two interlocking inserts that allow for nine different positions.

By moving the shock forward, the geometry slackens and the suspension rate becomes more progressive, giving a nice ramp up for bottomless-feeling travel (image above, dotted line). It’s ideal for aggressive downhill riding. When you move the shock backwards, the geometry becomes quicker and the suspension more supple (blue line), which is great for ripping around technical singletrack and increasing climbing traction.

When you move the shock upwards (solid black) it allows lighter riders to run shocks at higher pressures, and moving the shock downwards (red line) allows a heavier rider to run lower shock pressures. So no matter what you weigh, this allows you to run the rear shock in the sweet spot with correct sag for smooth, consistent suspension.

Specs

Frame FORM 7005 Series Custom Hydroformed Alloy. BC2 Pivots & Grease Ports. Press Fit BB. Internal Cable Routing. ISCG05 Tabs. RIDE-9 Adjustable Geometry + Suspension Rate
Fork Fox 32 Float Fit4. 130mm. Rebound / Firm - Medium - Open Settings / Tapered Steerer
Rear Shock Fox Float DPS Custom Valved. SmoothLink Design 130mm. Rebound / Firm - Medium - Open Settings
Rims/Wheels Wheeltech Helix TR27 Tubeless Compatible
Hubs Shimano
Spokes WTB 2.0-1.8 Butted
Tires Maxxis F: Ardent EXO Folding 29" x 2.4" R: Ikon EXO Folding 29" x 2.35"
Crankset Race Face Aeffect Cinch 170-175mm Bash 2x10spd
Chainrings 36/22
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore
Rear Derailleur Shimano XT Shadow Plus
Rear Cogs Shimano HG50 11-36T 10spd
Shifters Shimano SLX Rapid Fire
Handlebars Rocky Mountain Five15 XC 31.8mm x 760mm x 5° Sweep
Tape/Grips Rocky Mountain Lock On XC
Stem RMB 7° x 60-80mm
Brake Levers Shimano SLX I-Spec Shifter Mount
Brakes Shimano SLX Hydraulic Disc 180mm
Saddle WTB Volt Race
Seat Post Rocky Mountain SL

Videos

Instinct in the Monashees

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
Gloss White/Rocky Mountain Red/Oxblood/Black / Small 00770416183993 CRS643151
Gloss White/Rocky Mountain Red/Oxblood/Black / Medium 00770416183986 CRS643171
Gloss White/Rocky Mountain Red/Oxblood/Black / Large 00770416184006 CRS643181
Gloss White/Rocky Mountain Red/Oxblood/Black / X-Large 00770416184013 CRS643201
Gloss White/Rocky Mountain Red/Oxblood/Black / XX-Large 00770416184020 CRS643211