Instinct BC Edition

An aggressively-specced long-travel 29er inspired by BC's rugged terrain.

We created the Instinct 970 MSL BC Edition to excel on the rugged, technical trails at our doorstep here on Vancouver’s North Shore. We spec'ed the SMOOTHWALL™ carbon frame with DH-width handlebars, burlier wheels, and premium suspension. This is how we set our bikes up, so welcome to our world — the BC Edition is ready to plow through root-infested terrain and blast technical sections with ease.

“We love riding 29ers on some pretty wild terrain, so we built the Instinct 970 MSL BC Edition for our own selfish, smashy needs.” - Ken Perras, Rocky Mountain Product Manager

Highlights:

  • SMOOTHWALL™ Carbon MSL
  • RIDE-9™ System allows for aggressive trail setup
  • Efficient, fast-feeling long travel SMOOTHLINK™ Suspension
  • Aggressive spec — wider bars, wider rims, bigger tires, chainguide, premium BC-tuned Fox Kashima suspension, etc.

 

Frame Geometry
sm
md
lg
xl
xxl
  • TTH. Top Tube Length - HORZ (mm)
  • 553
    577
    600
    625
    650
  • TTL. Top Tube length - Actual (mm)
  • N/A
    N/A
    N/A
    N/A
    N/A
  • HTA. Head Tube Angle (deg)
  • 66.7 - 68.3
    66.7 - 68.3
    66.7 - 68.3
    66.7 - 68.3
    66.7 - 68.3
  • HTL. Head Tube length (mm)
  • 100
    110
    120
    130
    145
  • STA. Seat Tube Angle - Effective (deg)
  • 72.8 - 74.3
    72.8 - 74.3
    72.8 - 74.3
    72.8 - 74.3
    72.8 - 74.3
  • STL. Seat Tube length (mm)
  • 394
    432
    470
    508
    546
  • CSL. Chainstay Length (mm)
  • 452
    452
    452
    452
    452
  • BBD. Bottom bracket drop (mm)
  • 31.9 - 12.4
    31.9 - 12.4
    31.9 - 12.4
    31.9 - 12.4
    31.9 - 12.4
  • BBH. Bottom bracket height (mm)
  • N/A
    N/A
    N/A
    N/A
    N/A
  • R. Reach (mm)
  • 367 - 384
    389 - 406
    409 - 426
    432 - 449
    453 - 470
  • S. Stack (mm)
  • 611 - 600
    621 - 610
    631 - 620
    641 - 629
    655 - 643
  • SH. Standover Height (mm)
  • 745
    745
    745
    745
    745
  • WB. Wheelbase (mm)
  • 1119
    1143
    1167
    1192
    1219
  • FC. Front-Centre (mm)
  • N/A
    N/A
    N/A
    N/A
    N/A
  • FO. Fork Offset ()
  • N/A
    N/A
    N/A
    N/A
    N/A

* Not all sizes available in all markets