Tech highlights: What sets the new Instinct apart

Tech highlights: What sets the new Instinct apart

In search of a quiver-killer? We’ve got you covered. Designed to thrive on technical trails, but still allows you to push the distance and crush the climbs. We’ve updated the frame features, geometry, and suspension kinematics to make sure you feel confident on the ups, downs, and everything in between. 

Here’s what you can expect from the new Instinct:

Refined geometry

We’ve increased the reach, made the seat tube angle steeper, lengthened the chainstays.

Total adjustability

Designed with adjustable frame features to suit all riders and riding styles, making it our most versatile bike, including:

  • RIDE-4 adjustment system
  • Two-position rear axle
  • Shorter seat tube lengths for increased dropper post fitment

Reach adjust headset

Fine tune your ride with center, +/- 5mm offset options.

Size-specific tune

Each frame size is tuned for small-bump compliance, mid-stroke support, and end-stroke progressiveness. Each frame size also features custom shock tunes based on real world field testing.

Frame storage

The new PenaltyBox™ 2.0 downtube storage (carbon models only) includes generous capacity, custom tool wrap and our rock-solid hinged door system that doubles down as a water bottle mount and built-in concealed AirTag/Tile compartment.

For a more in-depth breakdown on our trusted do-it-all bike, tune in to the newest episode of Between Two Wheels where photographer Margus Riga and Product Manager Ken Perras brave the cold on top of a mountain to highlight the new slight, yet impactful changes.

Learn more about the Instinct