Instinct

Our most versatile trail bike

DESIGNED FOR

Trail

WHEEL SIZE

29" & 27.5"

FRONT TRAVEL

150 mm

REAR TRAVEL

140 mm

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

If you’re looking for one bike that does it all, look no further than the Instinct. We’ve designed a bike that’s capable of tackling technical trail riding but still allows you to push the pedals hard on the climbs. We’ve updated the geometry, frame features, and suspension kinematics to make sure you feel confident on the up’s, down’s, and everything in between. Trust your Instinct.

Trust your Instinct

What sets the Instinct apart

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.


Felix Burke

"The most versatile bike I have ridden"


Media reviews

"Suppleness, stability, sportiness and the perfect amount of travel".

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"A dialed and capable bike that puts the “all” in all-mountain."

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"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."

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"It makes the Instinct capable of covering a wide breadth of riding that falls under the trail category. From fast, flowing cross country to the steeper, more technical trails that the B.C. brand calls home."

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Wade Simmons' Custom Instinct Powerplay

In the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, Wade saw how focused riders were on the structure of racing and events and hopped on his bike to ride in the complete opposite direction. He saw his bike as an outlet for adventure and a chance to be creative o...

An Intro to the All-New Powerplay

The Dyname 4.0 drive system is powerful, delivers high torque, and is long-lasting. That means faster climbs, punchier acceleration, and a larger, removable battery helping to ensure that you get more out of every ride.

Speed, Distance, Time - Featuring the Altitude Powerplay and Instinct Powerplay

The all-new Altitude Powerplay and Instinct Powerplay share many of the same technologies and frame details, but the Altitude Powerplay is all about aggressive, high-speed riding, and the Instinct Powerplay is meant for long days of exploring fart...

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