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Rocky Mountain Instinct Carbon Frame

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2021 Rocky Mountain Instinct 29 Carbon Frame (Violet Hills/Enter Sandman/Black Dog)
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Specifications

Product Rocky Mountain Instinct Carbon Frame
Riding Type Trail, Enduro / All-Mountain
Rider Unisex
Sizes and Geometry
XS (27.5"), S (27.5"), S (29"), M (29"), L (29"), XL (29") View Geometry
Size XS (27.5") S (27.5") S (29") M (29") L (29") XL (29")
Top Tube Length 551, 549, 548 578, 577, 575 583, 582, 580 609, 608, 607 638, 636, 635 671, 670, 668
Head Tube Angle 65.3°, 65.9°, 66.6° 65.3°, 65.9°, 66.6° 65°, 65.7°, 66.3° 65.1°, 65.7°, 66.2° 65.1°, 65.7°, 66.2° 65.1°, 65.7°, 66.2°
Head Tube Length 90 100 90 95 110 125
Seat Tube Angle 76.3°, 76.9°, 77.6° 76.3°, 76.9°, 77.6° 76°, 76.7°, 77.3° 76.1°, 76.7°, 77.2° 76.1°, 76.7°, 77.2° 76.1°, 76.7°, 77.2°
Seat Tube Length 355 380 380 420 445 480
Bottom Bracket Height 27, 19, 11 (drop) 27, 19, 11 (drop) 45, 37, 28 (drop) 43, 36, 28 (drop) 43, 36, 28 (drop) 43, 36, 28 (drop)
Chainstay Length 428/439, 427/438, 425/436 428/439, 427/438, 425/436 438/449, 437/448, 436/447 438/449, 437/448, 436/447 438/449, 437/448, 436/447 438/449, 437/448, 436/447
Wheelbase 1134, 1133, 1132 1164, 1162, 1161 1182, 1182, 1181 1210, 1209, 1208 1241, 1240, 1240 1277, 1277, 1276
Standover 754, 758, 761 754, 758, 761 742, 749, 756 798, 801, 804 798, 801, 804 798, 801, 804
Reach 408, 414, 421 433, 439, 446 430, 437, 444 456, 462, 468 481, 487, 493 511, 517, 523
Stack 585, 581, 576 594, 589, 584 615, 611, 606 619, 615, 610 633, 628, 624 646, 642, 637
* Additional Info

Measurements are in mm unless otherwise noted

Multiple values are for Slack, Neutral, and Steep RIDE-9 positions (see Rocky Mountain's website for additional geometry values)

10mm chainstay adjustability: Long for high-speed stability, Short for playfulness

Size-appropriate wheel sizes:
-- Size XS frames are compatible with 27.5" wheels
-- Size S frames available in two versions for either 27.5" or 29" wheels
-- Size M-XL frames are compatible with 29" wheels

Wheel Size 27.5" (650b), 29"
Frame Material Carbon Fiber
Frame Material Details Smoothwall Carbon
Rear Travel 140mm
Rear Shock FOX FLOAT DPX2 Factory, Sealed Bearing Eyelet, 190 x 45mm (27.5" XS-M), 210 x 52.5mm (29" M-XL)
Head Tube Diameter Tapered
Bottom Bracket Press-Fit
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions 148 x 12mm Boost
Front Derailleur Size N/A
Seatpost Diameter 30.9mm
Max Tire Size 27.5" x 2.6", 29" x 2.6"
ISCG Tabs 2-Bolt ISCG 05
Bottle Cage Mounts Yes
Colors Violet Hills (Gloss)/Enter Sandman (Matte)/Black Dog (Gloss)
Warranty 5 years frame; 1 year paint, decals, and frame hardware
Weight
  • 6 lb 14.8 oz (3,140 g)
  • 6 lb 8.1 oz (2,950 g)
Miscellaneous

2021 model year

Size-specific tunes and wheel sizes

Six frame sizes from extra-small to extra-large, with the size small available in two distinct frames to accommodate either 27.5" or 29" wheels

RIDE-9 geometry system allows for fine-tuning the geometry and suspension between nine configurations with a pair of Allen keys and two interlocking chips

Long and Short chainstay positions (10mm adjustment) for choice between high-speed stability or playfulness

Internal cable guides (carbon models) and large ports (alloy models)

Downtube protection, noise-canceling chainstay protection, "Canadian Shield" yoke protection, and downtube shuttle guard

Rocky Mountain "Canadarm" mount with OneUp Components V2 Top Guide

Modular shock mount (carbon models) allows for future suspension kinematic updates

Full sealed cartridge bearings, dual bearings at the chainstay and seatstay

Smoothlink suspension, four-bar suspension design

Price $3,549
More Info

Trail Focused and Ready to Rip - Rocky Mountain's New Instinct (press release)

Rocky Mountain website

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