The perfect platform for epic exploration, Rocky Mountain's full-carbon Instinct 999 MSL frameset has the instinctive ability to conquer all kinds of terrain. The 130mm of rear, Kashima-coated Fox Float 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. 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|
|Rear Shock||Fox Float DPS Kashima Remote Custom Valved. SmoothLink Design 130mm. Rebound / Remote Firm - Medium - Open Settings / EVOL Air Sleeve|
Instinct in the Monashees
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|Matte Carbon/Gloss Black / Large||770416189803||CFS655181|
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