Rocky Mountain Instinct 999 MSL - 2016

The perfect platform for epic exploration, Rocky Mountain's full-carbon Instinct 999 MSL has the instinctive ability to conquer all kinds of terrain. Its 130mm of front and rear Fox-controlled, Kashima-coated travel feels like so much more ...(Read More)

Rocky Mountain Instinct 999 MSL
$9,799.99
Color
Matte Carbon/GlossBlack
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The perfect platform for epic exploration, Rocky Mountain's full-carbon Instinct 999 MSL has the instinctive ability to conquer all kinds of terrain. Its 130mm of front and rear Fox-controlled, Kashima-coated travel feels like so much more when the trail gets real, yet the Smoothlink rear suspension is just as eager to face a day with massive elevation gain or mega miles. Furthering that capability, Rocky's Ride-9 adjustable geometry lets you tune the bike to your style, or the ride's terrain. The specs are incredible as well: Shimano's best-of-the-best XTR 11-speed drivetrain with Race Face Next SL carbon cranks, Shimano XTR Ice Tech discs, wide Race Face Next carbon bars, tubeless-ready carbon Stan's 29er wheels, and a sweet WTB saddle complete the package. Follow your Instinct, the perfect platform is here.

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. ABC + BC2 Pivots & Grease Ports. Press Fit BB. Internal Cable Routing. ISCG05 Tabs. RIDE-9 Adjustable Geometry + Suspension Rate
Fork Fox 32 Float Fit4 Adjust Kashima. 130mm. Rebound / Firm - Medium - Adjustable Open Settings / Tapered Steerer
Rear Shock Fox Float DPS Kashima Remote Custom Valved. SmoothLink Design 130mm. Rebound / Remote Firm - Medium - Open Settings / EVOL Air Sleeve
Rims/Wheels Stan's Valor Carbon Tubeless Ready
Hubs Stan's Neo +
Spokes Sapim Laser
Tires Maxxis EXO Maxx Speed Tubeless Ready F: Ardent 29" x 2.4" R: Ikon 29" x 2.35" 3C
Crankset Race Face Next SL 170-175mm 2x11spd
Chainrings 36/26
Front Derailleur Shimano XTR E-Type Mount 2x11spd
Rear Derailleur Shimano XTR Shadow Plus Direct Mount 11spd
Rear Cogs Shimano XTR 11-40T 11spd
Shifters Shimano XTR Rapid Fire I-Spec II 2x11spd
Handlebars FSA Orbit C-40: IS42mm Top / 52mm Bottom Tapered
Tape/Grips Rocky Mountain Lock On XC
Stem RMB CNC 35mm 5° x 60-80mm
Brakes Shimano XTR Ice Tech Hydraulic Disc 180mm
Saddle WTB Silverado Carbon
Seat Post RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper post

Videos

Instinct in the Monashees

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
Matte Carbon/GlossBlack / Small 00770416184730 CRS655151
Matte Carbon/GlossBlack / Medium 00770416184747 CRS655171
Matte Carbon/GlossBlack / Large 00770416184754 CRS655181
Matte Carbon/GlossBlack / X-Large 00770416184761 CRS655201
Matte Carbon/GlossBlack / XX-Large 00770416184778 CRS655211