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.
|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 +|
|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|
|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|
Instinct in the Monashees
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