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2020 Rocky Mountain Instinct Carbon 99

Ultra high-end component level carbon frame trail bike

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2020 Rocky Mountain Instinct Carbon 99
  • MSRP $9,999
  • Weight 28.4 lbs / 12.9 kg
  • Suspension Full
  • Front Travel 150mm
  • Rear Travel 140mm
  • Frame Carbon
  • Fork RockShox Pike
  • Wheels 29″ Carbon
  • Drivetrain 1 × 12 Electronic
  • Groupset XX1 Eagle AXS
  • Brakes Hydraulic Disc
  • Seatpost Dropper post

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1 × 12 — 12 speed

2020 Rocky Mountain Instinct Carbon 99
28 mph
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The 2020 Instinct Carbon 99 is geared about the same as similar bikes for riding up hills.

Similar bikes won‘t keep up with the 2020 Instinct Carbon 99 while riding downhill or sprinting.

Estimated Spec Level

Estimated spec level of the Instinct Carbon 99 compared to other trail bikes. 99 Spokes analyzes the build material and quality level of the frame, fork, wheelset, groupset, suspension system, and more to estimate the overall spec level of each bike.

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FrameSMOOTHWALL Carbon. Full Sealed Cartridge Bearings. Press Fit BB. Internal Cable Routing. RIDE-9 Adjustable Geometry + Suspension Rate
ForkRockShox Pike Ultimate RC2 150mm 42mm Offset
Rear ShockRockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate RCT
Bottom BracketSRAM BB92 DUB
HeadsetFSA Orbit NO.57E
StemRace Face Turbine R 40mm
HandlebarRace Face Next R 780mm
SaddleWTB Silverado Team, Titanium Rails, 142 width
SeatpostRock Shox Reverb AXS Wireless Post
GripsRace Face Grippler Lock On
Rear DerailleurSRAM XX1 Eagle AXS Wireless
CrankSRAM XX1 Carbon Eagle 32T
ShiftersSRAM XX1 Eagle AXS
CassetteSRAM XG-1299 10-50T Rainbow
ChainSRAM XX1 Eagle Rainbow
BrakesSRAM G2 Ultimate / SRAM Centerline 180mm
Brake LeversSRAM G2 Ultimate 4 Piston
RimsRace Face ARC 30 Carbon
SpokesRace Face Straight Pull
Front HubRace Face Vault Straight Pull 15mm
Rear HubRace Face Vault Straight Pull Boost 148mm
TiresMaxxis Minion DHF WT Maxx Terra 3C Tubeless Ready 29 x 2.5 / Maxxis Minion DHR II WT Maxx Terra 3C Tubeless Ready 29 x 2.4
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