2022 Rocky Mountain Instinct Carbon 70 Shimano XT
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- SMOOTHWALL carbon frame with RIDE-9 Adjustable Geometry
- Shimano XT drivetrain
- Fox 36 Float EVOL FIT4 Performance Elite Series, 150mm fork
- Fox Float X Performance Elite, 140mm rear travel
- Race Face AR 30 Tubeless wheelset
- DT Swiss 370 Boost 148mm | 18T Star-Ratchet, rear hub
- Shimano XT trail 4-piston brakes
- Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 MaxxTerra EXO+ front tire
- Maxxis Minion DHR II 2.4 MaxxTerra EXO+ rear tire
- WTB Volt Race 142 Saddle
The 2022 Rocky Mountain Instinct Carbon 70 is a top-of-the-line mountain bike designed to push the boundaries of performance and versatility. Built with precision and attention to detail, this bike is equipped with high-quality components and advanced features that deliver an exceptional riding experience for trail enthusiasts and enduro riders alike.
At the core of the Instinct Carbon 70 is its SMOOTHWALL carbon frame with RIDE-9 Adjustable Geometry. This frame is not only lightweight but also incredibly strong and stiff, providing the perfect balance of agility and stability on the trails. The RIDE-9 Adjustable Geometry system allows riders to fine-tune the bike's geometry to match their riding style and the specific trail conditions. With nine different geometry configurations to choose from, riders can customize their setup to optimize performance and control.
The Shimano XT drivetrain on the Instinct Carbon 70 offers smooth and precise shifting performance. Renowned for its reliability and durability, the XT drivetrain provides a wide range of gears to conquer steep climbs and power through technical descents. With crisp and responsive shifting, riders can confidently navigate any trail with ease, maintaining momentum and efficiency.
The front suspension of the Instinct Carbon 70 is equipped with a Fox 36 Float EVOL FIT4 Performance Elite Series fork, offering 150mm of plush and responsive travel. This fork is designed to tackle rough and technical terrain, absorbing impacts and maintaining traction with ease. It provides excellent damping control and tunability, allowing riders to fine-tune the suspension to suit their preferences and the specific trail conditions. At the rear, the bike features a Fox Float X Performance Elite shock with 140mm of rear travel. This rear suspension setup delivers a balanced and controlled ride, soaking up bumps and providing stability during aggressive descents.
The Race Face AR 30 Tubeless wheelset of the Instinct Carbon 70 is designed for strength, durability, and reliability. These wheels feature a wide internal rim width, providing better tire support and allowing riders to run lower tire pressures for increased traction and a smoother ride. The tubeless-ready design eliminates the need for inner tubes, reducing the risk of flats and allowing riders to take on rough terrains with confidence. The DT Swiss 370 Boost 148mm | 18T Star-Ratchet rear hub ensures quick engagement and efficient power transfer, enabling riders to accelerate and navigate technical sections with ease.
When it comes to stopping power, the Shimano XT trail 4-piston brakes offer reliable and consistent performance in all conditions. These brakes deliver powerful and predictable braking, allowing riders to maintain control and confidence on steep descents. With their excellent modulation and heat dissipation capabilities, the XT trail brakes provide reliable stopping power, instilling confidence and ensuring safety on demanding trails.
The Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 MaxxTerra EXO+ front tire is renowned for its aggressive tread pattern and exceptional grip. This tire excels in challenging trail conditions, providing excellent traction and control when cornering and braking. The Maxxis Minion DHR II 2.4 MaxxTerra EXO+ rear tire complements the front tire with its fast-rolling capabilities and excellent braking traction. The combination of these tires ensures optimal grip and predictable handling, allowing riders to confidently tackle any terrain with precision and control.
To enhance rider comfort, the Instinct Carbon 70 is equipped with the WTB Volt Race 142 Saddle. This saddle strikes a balance between lightweight construction and comfort, providing support and cushioning for long rides. The ergonomic design and shape of the Volt Race saddle reduce pressure points and improve overall comfort, allowing riders to stay focused and enjoy their time on the bike.
In summary, the 2022 Rocky Mountain Instinct Carbon 70 is a high-performance mountain bike featuring a SMOOTHWALL carbon frame with RIDE-9 Adjustable Geometry, a Shimano XT drivetrain, a Fox 36 Float EVOL FIT4 Performance Elite Series 150mm fork, a Fox Float X Performance Elite 140mm rear shock, a Race Face AR 30 Tubeless wheelset, a DT Swiss 370 Boost 148mm | 18T Star-Ratchet rear hub, Shimano XT trail 4-piston brakes, Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 MaxxTerra EXO+ front tire, Maxxis Minion DHR II 2.4 MaxxTerra EXO+ rear tire, and a WTB Volt Race 142 Saddle.
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