Rocky Mountain Instinct Carbon 90 27.5"

Rocky Mountain Instinct Carbon 90 27.5"

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The Rocky Mountain Instinct Carbon 90 27.5" is an all-purpose bike that can handle technical trail riding while still being efficient on climbs. The bike's geometry, frame features, and suspension kinematics have been updated to improve performance. The frame is made of SMOOTHWALL™ Carbon and has full sealed cartridge bearings, an internal cable routing, and 2-bolt ISCG05 tabs. The bike has a Fox 36 Float EVOL FIT4 Factory Series fork with 150mm travel and a Fox Float X Factory shock. The Shimano XTR Trail 4 piston brakes, Shimano XTR rear derailleur, and Race Face ARC Carbon wheels make this bike a top performer. It was developed in Canada.


  • Premium Carbon Frame
  • Premium Carbon Wheels
  • Good Weight in this Class
  • Premium Groupset components
  • Best brakes in class
  • Best suspension components

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SRP9799 $
Travel Front150 mm
Travel Rear140 mm
Weight13.6 kg
Wheels27.5 Carbon
Frame MaterialCarbon
GroupsetShimano XTR
ForkFox 36 Factory
ShockFox Float X
BrakesShimano XTR



Steve Fisher

It can’t be easy to make a trail bike. You’re forced to settle on one design that should somehow climb like a goat, yet also eat up rough descents with ease. Recent geometry trends have vastly improved rider weight balance and overall handling, but Rocky...

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Simon Kohler

  1. vielfältig einstellbare Geometrie
  2. starkes Fahrwerk mit viel Traktion
  3. hohe Allround-Qualitäten
  1. Ausstattung mit Verbesserungspotenzial
  2. weder Toolmount noch Staufach


Christoph Listmann

Rocky Mountain - the high-end manufacturer from the nineties has returned to its roots and stands for fun and technology more than ever. The Instinct combines these strengths with 29-inch wheels.


Chris Pauls

Rocky's Instinct is a well-known name in the all-mountain category for many mountain bikers. What can the latest version do on the trail? Testing underway!

  1. Playful, agile character
  2. Sensitive and absorbent suspension
  3. Many adjustment options... that can also be overwhelming
  1. /many adjustment options,... that can also overwhelm

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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
Frame Sizes
S, M, L, XL, XXL
Frame Colors


Fox 36 Float EVOL FIT4 Factory Series 150mm | 27.5 = 37mm Offset | 29 = 44mm Offset
Rear Shock
Fox Float X Factory | Sealed Bearing Eyelet | 25x8mm F Hardware | XS - SM = 190x45mm | MD - LG - XL = 210x52.5mm | MD - LG - XL = 210x52.5mm | Size-Specific tune in FAQ


Rocky Mountain 35 CNC | 0° Rise | All Sizes = 40m
Race Face Next R | 780mm Width | 20mm Rise | 8° Backsweep | 4° Upsweep | 35mm Clamp
ODI Elite Pro Lock On
WTB Volt Race 142


Rear Derailleur
Shimano XTR
Shift Levers
Shimano XTR
Shimano XTR 12s 10-51T
Shimano XTR 12s
Bottom Bracket
Race Face BB92 30mm


Front Brake
Shimano XTR Trail 4 Piston | IceTec Metal Pads | F: Shimano RT86 180mm | R: Shimano RT86 180mm
Shift Levers


Front Rim
Race Face ARC Carbon 31 | 32H | Tubeless Ready - Tape | Valves Incl
Rear Rim
Front Tyre
Race Face ARC Carbon 31 | 32H | Tubeless Ready - Tape | Valves Incl
Front Hub
Rocky Mountain Sealed Boost 15mm
Thru Axle
DT Swiss 350 Boost 148mm | 36T Star-Ratchet

Geometry Rocky Mountain Instinct Carbon 90 27.5"

Seat Tube Length (mm)355380
Seat Tube Angle76.376.3
Head Tube Length (mm)90100
Head Tube Angle65.365.3
Top Tube Length (mm)551578
Wheelbase (mm)11341164
Standover (mm)754754
Stack (mm)585594
Reach (mm)408433
BB Offset (mm)2727

Customer questions & answers

FAQ Rocky Mountain Instinct Carbon 90 27.5"

How heavy is the Bike?

The Instinct Carbon 90 27.5" weights 13,60 kg. Thats roughly 30,0 pounds

What material is the frame of the Rocky Mountain Instinct Carbon 90 27.5"?

The Rocky Mountain Instinct Carbon 90 27.5" ist crafted with Carbon. The wheels of this bike are made of carbon!

What is the recommended price given by the manufacturer Rocky Mountain?

The SRP Price is our information at 9799 USD

Where das the Brand Rocky Mountain is originated?

Rocky Mountain is a Company from Canada