Rocky Mountain Instinct 990 MSL BC Edition - 2016

Designed with British Columbia's world-class trails in mind, Rocky Mountain's Instinct 990 MSL BC Edition is a little more burly, a little slacker, and a little more aggressive. Built from Smoothwall carbon around Rocky's Ride-9 adjustable ...(Read More)

Rocky Mountain Instinct 990 MSL BC Edition
$6,599.99
Color
Gloss Acid/FIR
This item is not permitted to be shipped, however it can be purchased online and picked up at your convenience.
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Designed with British Columbia's world-class trails in mind, Rocky Mountain's Instinct 990 MSL BC Edition is a little more burly, a little slacker, and a little more aggressive. Built from Smoothwall carbon around Rocky's Ride-9 adjustable geometry, the Instinct is versatile and tunable to your weight, local trails, or riding style. With that adjustability, you find lines that make old trails new with the 130mm of SmoothLink Monarch rear suspension and a RockShox Pike fork with 140mm of travel. Shimano/Race Face 1x11 gearing bolsters your climbing legs and wide Race Face bars give you plenty of leverage to muscle through techy sections. With the tubeless-ready Stan's 29er wheels, legit Maxxis Minion tires, a Reverb dropper post, and big 180mm Shimano XT discs reining it all in, you're charging new lines and following your Instinct.

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.

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 Smoothwall Carbon construction creates a frame that is just as perfect on the inside as the outside. Rocky Mountain uses an inner mold to reduce excess resin, fibers and filler to create a super high fiber-to resin ratio. The result is an incredibly lightweight, stiff and responsive ride with incredible strength.

Rocky Mountain's Angular Bushing Concept (ABC) pivots consist of an angular contact bushing (yellow) which rotates on a tapered alloy pivot. Carefully controlled tolerances eliminate binding on the pivot for smooth suspension movement. And, they are extra light and increase rear end stiffness by eliminating play.

Specs

Frame Smoothwall Carbon. 130mm, ABC + BC2 Pivots & Grease Ports. Press Fit BB. Internal Cable Routing. ISCG05 Tabs. RIDE-9 Adjustable Geometry + Suspension Rate
Fork RockShox Pike RCT3 29. 140mm. Charger Damper / Rebound / 3 Position Compression Threshold / Tapered Steerer
Rear Shock RockShox Monarch RT3 Custom BC Valved. SmoothLink Design 130mm. Rebound / 3 Position Threshold / Adjustable Suspension Rate
Rims/Wheels Stan's ZTR Flow EX Tubeless Ready
Hubs Stan's Neo
Spokes Sapim Custom Force
Tires Maxxis Minion DHR II Maxx Terra EXO Tubeless Ready 29" x 2.3"
Crankset Race Face Turbine Cinch 170-175mm Direct Mount 1x11spd
Chainrings 30T
Rear Derailleur Shimano XT Shadow Plus Direct Mount 11spd
Rear Cogs Shimano XT 11-42T 11spd
Shifters Shimano XT Rapid Fire I-Spec II 1x11spd
Handlebars Race Face Next 1/2 Rise 35mm x 760mm x 9° Sweep
Tape/Grips Rocky Mountain Lock On XC
Stem RMB CNC 35mm 5° x 50-70mm
Brake Levers Shimano XT I-Spec II Shifter Mount
Brakes Shimano XT Ice Tech Hydraulic Disc 180mm
Saddle WTB Silverado SLT Titanium
Seat Post RockShox Reverb Stealth

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
Gloss Acid/FIR / Small 00770416184594 CRS654151
Gloss Acid/FIR / Medium 00770416184587 CRS654171
Gloss Acid/FIR / Large 00770416184600 CRS654181
Gloss Acid/FIR / X-Large 00770416184617 CRS654201
Gloss Acid/FIR / XX-Large 00770416184624 CRS654211