INSTINCT

Our most versatile trail bike

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From all day epics to technical singletrack, we’ve got you covered.

Trail

INTENDED USE

29, 27.5

WHEEL SIZE

150mm

FRONT TRAVEL

140mm

REAR TRAVEL

Trust your Instinct

"The Instinct is an ideal weapon for riders who like long rides and prefer to pedal deep into a trail system with challenging climbs, yet it still more than holds its own when pointed downhill."

Total trail precision 

Razor sharp handling and a buttery but efficient suspension setup means satisfying small bump compliance and addictive flickability. Hitting the sweet spot between big hit confidence and surgical levels of precision, it rewards the rider ready to ride more of everything, faster.

An Instinct for every rider

 Embiggening or shrinking a frame isn’t enough. That’s why the Instinct comes in six distinctly sized frames with specific suspension kinematics and two wheel-size options. It’s the only way to ensure every element of the Instinct’s character gets fully realized for every rider.

The right setup for any trail

Total precision is yours on any trail with our RIDE-9 adjustment system and 2-position rear axle that allows for chainstay length adjustment. It’s everything you need to quickly arrive on the best setup for the trail ahead.

Total trail precision 

Razor sharp handling and a buttery but efficient suspension setup means satisfying small bump compliance and addictive flickability. Hitting the sweet spot between big hit confidence and surgical levels of precision, it rewards the rider ready to ride more of everything, faster.

An Instinct for every rider

 Embiggening or shrinking a frame isn’t enough. That’s why the Instinct comes in six distinctly sized frames with specific suspension kinematics and two wheel-size options. It’s the only way to ensure every element of the Instinct’s character gets fully realized for every rider.

The right setup for any trail

Total precision is yours on any trail with our RIDE-9 adjustment system and 2-position rear axle that allows for chainstay length adjustment. It’s everything you need to quickly arrive on the best setup for the trail ahead.

From all day epics to technical singletracks

Félix Burke

The most versatile bike I have ridden

"Whether it is a new trail that people keep saying is "so gnarly!" or a distant point on the map that makes for an ambitious objective for a ride, the Instinct handles it beautifully and makes it all just so fun!"

Features & technologies

Two-position axle

The Instinct is equipped with a two-position axle dropout

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RIDE-9™ adjustment system

The RIDE-9 adjustment system allows riders to quickly fine-tune their geometry and suspension with a pair of Allen keys. Nine configurations are possible thanks to two interlocking chips.

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Modular shock mount

Available on Altitude and Instinct carbon models, the modular shock mount allows for future suspension kinematic updates.

65°

Head angle

Neutral RIDE-9 position

76°

Seat tube angle

Neutral RIDE-9 position

10mm

Adjustable chainstay

On alloy and carbon models

Our Colours: Volume 1, Force of Nature

Our Colours: Volume 1, Force of Nature

Each year, our graphic team gets inspired by various themes when coming up with new colour palettes. For this season, the concept stemmed from our riders' playground, the trails, which influenced o...

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