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Rocky Mountain Instinct A30 2023 Bike (Blue/Orange)
Trail bikes are best described as a bike that can do it all. They are perfect for climbing steep hills and descending technical terrain with ease. The Rocky Mountain Instinct is capable of tackling technical trail riding but still allows you to push the pedals hard on the climbs. It has a FORM Alloy 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 A30 version of the Rocky Mountain Instinct comes with a Shimano Deore 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 MT4120 4-Piston hydraulic disc brakes provide reliable stopping power so you can descend under control. WTB ST i30 Tubeless rims are paired with Maxxis Minion tires. The rims can be set up tubeless with the proper tires 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.
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.
FORM Alloy | Full Sealed Cartridge Bearings | Press Fit BB | Internal Cable Routing | 2-Bolt ISCG05 Tabs | RIDE-9 Adjustable Geometry | 2 Position Axle | 140mm Travel. FORM Alloy Rear Triangle
RockShox 35 Gold RL 150mm | 27.5 = 37mm Offset | 29 = 42mm Offset
Front travel: 150mm
RockShox Deluxe Select+ | Sealed Bearing Eyelet | 25x8mm F Hardware | XS - SM = 190x45mm | MD - LG - XL = 210x52.5mm
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 31.8 AM | 5° Rise | All Sizes = 40m
Rocky Mountain AM | 780mm Width | 25mm Rise | 9° Backsweep | 5° Upsweep | 31.8mm Clamp
ODI Elite Pro Lock On
Shimano MT4120 4 Piston | Resin Pads | F: Shimano RT30 180mm | R: Shimano RT30 180mm
Shimano Deore 12spd
Shimano Deore 12spd
|Cranks & chainrings|
Shimano Deore | 32T | 24mm Spindle | 170mm Crank Length
Shimano Deore 10-51T 12spd
Rocky Mountain Sealed Boost 15mm
Novatec D462 Sealed Boost 148mm
WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0 Tubeless | 32H | Tubeless Ready - Tape | Valves Incl
F: Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 WT EXO Tubeless Ready | R: Maxxis Minion DHR II 2.4 WT EXO Tubeless Ready
Rocky Mountain Toonie Drop Composite 30.9mm | XS - SM = 125mm | MD = 150mm | LG - XL = 170mm
WTB Volt 142