Instinct

The Instinct is the perfect trail-bike platform for epic exploration.

Named after its instinctive ability to tame a variety of terrain, the Instinct is the perfect platform for epic exploration. RIDE-9™ makes it easy to precisely adjust the geometry and suspension, while its 130mm of SMOOTHLINK™ travel keeps you out of the weeds without bogging you down on the climbs.

“The Instinct is a worthy contender for anyone in the market for a bike that they can ride proper trails on all day long. A quick tweak of the geometry and the bike is ready to tackle just about anything. That’s not something you can say of most 29’ers." - Jonathan Taylor, [R]evolution MTB Magazine Australia

Highlights:

  • New SMOOTHWALL™ Carbon MSL models
  • RIDE-9™ System allows for setup from XC marathon to aggressive trail
  • Efficient, fast-feeling long travel SMOOTHLINK™ Suspension

 

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)
  • 67.7 - 69.3
    67.7 - 69.3
    67.7 - 69.3
    67.7 - 69.3
    67.7 - 69.3
  • HTL. Head Tube length (mm)
  • 100
    110
    120
    130
    145
  • STA. Seat Tube Angle - Effective (deg)
  • 73.7 - 75.3
    73.7 - 75.3
    73.7 - 75.3
    73.7 - 75.3
    73.7 - 75.3
  • STL. Seat Tube length (mm)
  • 394
    432
    470
    508
    546
  • CSL. Chainstay Length (mm)
  • 452
    452
    452
    452
    452
  • BBD. Bottom bracket drop (mm)
  • 39.6 - 20.7
    39.6 - 20.7
    39.6 - 20.7
    39.6 - 20.7
    39.6 - 20.7
  • BBH. Bottom bracket height (mm)
  • N/A
    N/A
    N/A
    N/A
    N/A
  • R. Reach (mm)
  • 378 - 395
    400 - 417
    420 - 437
    442 - 459
    464 - 480
  • S. Stack (mm)
  • 605 - 594
    614 - 603
    624 - 612
    633 - 621
    647 - 634
  • SH. Standover Height (mm)
  • 736
    736
    736
    736
    736
  • WB. Wheelbase (mm)
  • 1110
    1134
    1158
    1183
    1210
  • 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