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Rocky Mountain Bicycles humbly began in the basement of a Vancouver British Columbia bike shop, in 1981. The employees first imported bikes to sell to their customers. Later, they began manufacturing and importing frames to their exact specifications. Rocky Mountain now produces mountain bikes, road bikes, and urban bicycles. The company has come quite a ways from their modest beginning; however, their core values have never wavered. Rocky Mountain Bicycles is just as sought after now as they were in 1981.
When designing the Instinct, Rocky Mountain took what they learned from making superior cross country bikes and added in some trail mauling attitude, to design a 29er that is both efficient, yet rugged enough to make it through the trails when the terrain gets gnarly. Rocky Mountain is known within the industry for pouring tons of R&D (research and development) into their bicycle designs. Creating the Instinct was no exception. You’ll find the geometry spot on for a 29er cross country/ trail bike, due to Rocky’s new RTC 29 geometry. With RTC 29 geometry, the myth that a 29er can’t handle technical terrain ends here. The short tope tube gives the rider a more natural, 26” bike feel, with more maneuverability. The Instinct also features Ride- 9, which allows riders to customize their geometry and suspension rate to their riding style, and weight. Ride- 9 allows the rider to adjust the head angle from 67.7° to 69.3°, and the seat angle from 73.7° to 75.3°, by rotating a chip at the top of the shock mount.
The Rocky Mountain Instinct 930 is composed of FORM™ custom hydroformed alloy, and uses Rocky Mountain’s ABC™ pivots. ABC™ Pivots are Rocky Mountain’s patent pending Angular Bushing Concept™ pivots. ABC™ pivots are lighter, more durable, and are laterally stiffer than cartridge bearings. The Tapered head tube and Press Fit bottom bracket add stiffness to the frame for maximum pedal efficiency. Internal cable routing makes for a sleek looking bike, and helps to reduce cable contaminants and snagging.
The Instinct 930 features an impressive build that is perfect for every day riding, and the casual race. Rocky Mountain chose Fox Suspension pieces due to their high quality, reliability, and light weight. The RockShox Sektor Gold RL features 130mm of smooth suspension. To complete the suspension package, Rocky Mountain chose the RockShox Monarch RT Custom Valved rear shock. SmoothLink suspension design features minimal pedal feedback so you get a smoother pedal stroke, especially on uphill climbs. The rear pivot was placed above the rear hub axle, which keeps the average chain torque line parallel to the lower link, which eliminates pedal- bob. Together, the RockShox Suspension pieces work together to create a harmonious ride. Though the suspension design and RockShox pieces are amazing, there is more. Shimano Deore shifters are paired with a SRAM X.5 front derailleur and Shimano XT Shadow rear derailleur. Together these components allow you to shift through the gears quickly and without any hesitation. Shimano M505 hydraulic brakes provide ample braking power and are fast cooling.
The Rocky Mountain Instinct 930 is an amazing package. Spot on 29er geometry, a high end component build, and expert craftsmanship set this 29er apart from its competition.
FORM™ Alloy Custom Hydroformed Frame
Tapered Head Tube
Press Fit BB
Internal Cable Routing
Internal "Stealth" Dropper Post Routing
Internal Shock Remote Routing
RIDE-9™ System Adjustable Geometry & Suspension Rate
S - M - L - XL - XXL
RockShox Sektor Gold RL 29
130mm. Rebound / Compression / Lockout / 15mm Axle / Tapered Steerer
RockShox Monarch RT Custom Valved
SMOOTHLINK™ Design 130mm. Rebound / Trail Threshold Lockout / Adjustable Suspension Rate
Cane Creek Ten Series: ZS44mm Top / ZS56mm Bottom Tapered
Race Face 6° x 60-80mm
Race Face Chester 1" Rise Ø31.8mm x 740mm x 9° Sweep
Rocky Mountain Lock On XC
Shimano M505 Hydraulic Disc 180mm
Shimano Deore Rapid Fire 2x10spd
Sram X5 S3 Direct Mount 2x10spd
Shimano XT Shadow Direct Mount 10spd
Cranks & Chainrings
FSA Comet 170-175mm 36/22T 2x10spd
FSA Press Fit Mega Exo
Shimano HG62 11-36T 10spd
Shimano HG54 10spd
Shimano Deore / Centerlock / 32H / 15mm Axle
Shimano Deore / Centerlock / 32H / 12 x 142mm Axle
DT Swiss Champion
Wheeltech Inferno 25 by SUNringlé
Continental Mountain King Folding 29" x 2.2"
Race Face 30.9mm x 375mm
Rocky Mountain XC Light