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Massif Rocky Mountain Instinct Carbon 50 (Red/Gold)
The Rocky Mountain Instinct has a SMOOTHWALL Carbon frame that uses 150mm of travel on the front and 140mm of travel on the rear. The frame features RIDE-9 adjustable geometry so you can dial in your ride for the terrain you ride on. The frame also comes with 2-bolt ISCG-05 tabs, internal cable routing, and integrated frame protection.
The 50 version of the Rocky Mountain Instinct Carbon comes with a Shimano XT 12-speed drivetrain. This includes a cassette that has a hill-crushing 10-51T gear range that makes climbing and pedaling through difficult terrain much easier. Shimano SLX Trail 4-piston hydraulic disc brakes provide exceptional stopping power so you can descend with confidence. WTB ST Light i30 TCS 2.0 Tubeless Rims are paired with Maxxis Minion tires that can be set up tubeless for a smoother ride, better traction, and fewer flats. With the Rocky Mountain Toonie Dropper Post, you'll be able to quickly lift and lower your saddle with the press of a lever.
Total trail precision
Razor sharp handling and a buttery but efficient suspension setup means satisfying small bump compliance and addictive flickability. Hitting the sweet spot between big hit confidence and surgical levels of precision, it rewards the rider ready to ride more of everything, faster.
An Instinct for every rider
Embiggening or shrinking a frame isn’t enough. That’s why the Instinct comes in six distinctly sized frames with specific suspension kinematics and two wheel-size options. It’s the only way to ensure every element of the Instinct’s character gets fully realized for every rider.
The right setup for any trail
Total precision is yours on any trail with our RIDE-9 adjustment system and 2-position rear axle that allows for chainstay length adjustment. It’s everything you need to quickly arrive on the best setup for the trail ahead.
RIDE-9™ adjustment system
The RIDE-9 adjustment system allows riders to quickly fine-tune their geometry and suspension with a pair of Allen keys. Nine configurations are possible thanks to two interlocking chips.
Two Altitude and Instinct frames, in both alloy and carbon, are equipped with a two-position axle dropout.
Smoothlink suspension is efficient yet supple when you’re on the pedals and across a wide range of gears. It features a controlled end-stroke and a rate-curve that feels more capable than the travel would suggest.
Modular shock mounts
Available on Altitude and Instinct carbon models, the modular shock mount allows for future suspension kinematic updates.
Size Specific Tune
Size Specific Tune ensures that riders of all sizes get the right balance of small-bump compliance, mid-stroke support, and end-stroke progressiveness. Our design team does custom shock tunes based on real world field testing, and adjusts each tune for specific frame sizes.
SMOOTHWALL™ Carbon | Full Sealed Cartridge Bearings | Press Fit BB | Internal Cable Routing | 2-Bolt ISCG05 Tabs | RIDE-9™ Adjustable Geometry | 2 Position Axle | 140mm Travel | SMOOTHWALL™ Carbon Rear Triangle
Fox 36 Float EVOL GRIP Performance Series 150mm | 27.5 = 37mm Offset | 29 = 44mm Offset
Front travel: 150mm
Fox Float DPS Performance | Sealed Bearing Eyelet | 25x8mm F Hardware | XS - SM = 190x45mm | MD - LG - XL = 210x52.5mm | Size-Specific tune in FAQ
Rear travel: 140mm
FSA Orbit NO.57E | Sealed Stainless 36°x45° Bearings | 30.2mm x 41mm x 7.1mm Upper | 40mm x 51.8mm x 7.5mm Lower | 1.5" Crown Race
Rocky Mountain 35 AM | 5° Rise | All Sizes = 40m
Rocky Mountain AM | 780mm Width | 25mm Rise | 9° Backsweep | 5° Upsweep | 35 Clamp
ODI Elite Pro Lock On
Shimano SLX Trail 4 Piston | Metal Pads | F: Shimano RT66 180mm | R: Shimano RT66 180mm
|Cranks & chainrings|
Race Face Aeffect Cinch | 32T Steel | 24mm Spindle | Crankarm Length: XS = 165mm Crankarm | SM - XL = 170mm
|Bottom Bracket||FSA BB92 24mm|
Shimano SLX 10-51T
Rocky Mountain Sealed Boost 15mm
Race Face Trace Boost 148mm | 10° Engagement
DT Swiss Champion 2.0
WTB ST Light i30 TCS 2.0 Tubeless | 32H | Tubeless Ready - Tape | Valves Incl
F: Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 WT 3C MaxxTerra EXO+ Tubeless Ready | R: Maxxis Minion DHR II 2.4 WT 3C MaxxTerra EXO+ Tubeless Ready |
Rocky Mountain Toonie Drop Alloy 30.9mm | XS - SM = 125mm | MD = 150mm | LG - XL = 170mm
WTB Volt Race 142
31.2 lbs | 14.18 kg