2023 Rocky Mountain Instinct Carbon 50 Shimano XT
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- SMOOTHWALL carbon frame with RIDE-9 Adjustable Geometry
- Shimano XT/SLX drivetrain
- Fox 36 Float EVOL GRIP Performance Series, 150mm fork
- Fox Float DPS Performance, 140mm rear shock
- WTB ST Light i30 TCS 2.0 Tubeless wheelset
- DT Swiss 370 Boost 148mm | 18T Star-Ratchet, rear hub
- Shimano SLX 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 2023 Rocky Mountain Instinct Carbon 50 is a high-performance mountain bike designed to tackle a wide range of trails with confidence and agility. Built with a focus on versatility and durability, this bike incorporates top-of-the-line components and advanced features to deliver a thrilling and reliable riding experience.
At the core of the Instinct Carbon 50 is its SMOOTHWALL carbon frame with RIDE-9 Adjustable Geometry. This frame is meticulously engineered to provide a perfect balance of strength, stiffness, and weight savings. The SMOOTHWALL construction technique ensures consistent wall thickness throughout the frame, resulting in enhanced durability and efficient power transfer. The RIDE-9 Adjustable Geometry system allows riders to fine-tune the bike's geometry to suit their preferences and the terrain they're riding on. With nine different geometry configurations, riders can easily adapt the bike's handling characteristics, making it suitable for a variety of trail conditions.
The Shimano XT/SLX drivetrain on the Instinct Carbon 50 offers a blend of performance, reliability, and value. The combination of Shimano XT and SLX components provides smooth and precise shifting across a wide range of gears. The XT/SLX drivetrain delivers crisp and consistent shifting, ensuring riders can effortlessly navigate steep climbs and maintain momentum on technical descents. With its renowned durability, this drivetrain inspires confidence and provides a solid foundation for tackling challenging trails.
The front suspension of the Instinct Carbon 50 features a Fox 36 Float EVOL GRIP Performance Series fork with 150mm of travel. This fork is designed to handle aggressive riding, offering excellent responsiveness and control on rough and challenging terrain. The Float EVOL air spring provides a plush and supple feel, absorbing impacts and maintaining traction for optimal performance. Paired with the Fox Float DPS Performance rear shock with 140mm of rear travel, the Instinct Carbon 50 delivers a balanced and capable suspension setup, allowing riders to confidently tackle technical descents and rough sections of the trail.
The WTB ST Light i30 TCS 2.0 Tubeless wheelset enhances the bike's overall performance with its lightweight construction and durability. These wheels feature a wide internal rim width that provides better tire support and allows for lower tire pressures, improving traction and control. The tubeless-ready design reduces the risk of flats and allows riders to run lower pressures for improved traction without sacrificing reliability. The DT Swiss 370 Boost 148mm | 18T Star-Ratchet rear hub ensures quick engagement and efficient power transfer, enabling riders to accelerate quickly and maintain speed on the trails.
When it comes to stopping power, the Shimano SLX trail 4-piston brakes offer reliable and consistent performance. With their four-piston design, these brakes deliver increased stopping power and modulation, allowing riders to control their speed with confidence. Whether navigating steep descents or technical sections, the SLX trail brakes provide reliable stopping power and ensure precise control in all conditions.
The Instinct Carbon 50 is equipped with Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 MaxxTerra EXO+ front tire and Maxxis Minion DHR II 2.4 MaxxTerra EXO+ rear tire. The Minion DHF is renowned for its aggressive tread pattern, offering excellent grip and precise cornering capabilities. It excels in loose and challenging terrain, providing riders with confidence and control. The Minion DHR II complements the front tire with its fast-rolling capabilities and excellent braking traction. Together, these tires provide a balanced and versatile setup, ensuring optimal traction and predictable handling on various trail surfaces.
To enhance rider comfort, the Instinct Carbon 50 features 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 enhance overall comfort, allowing riders to stay focused and enjoy their time on the bike.
In summary, the 2023 Rocky Mountain Instinct Carbon 50 is a high-performance mountain bike that boasts a SMOOTHWALL carbon frame with RIDE-9 Adjustable Geometry, a Shimano XT/SLX drivetrain, a Fox 36 Float EVOL GRIP Performance Series fork, a Fox Float DPS Performance rear shock, a WTB ST Light i30 TCS 2.0 Tubeless wheelset, Shimano SLX 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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