2024 Rocky Mountain Instinct C50 Shimano Brown/Yellow LG

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2024 Rocky Mountain Instinct C50 Shimano Brown/Yellow LG

Shimano SLX/XT

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Color: Brown/Yellow
Size: LG

SN: RM23061


Full Sealed Cartridge Bearings

Shimano SM-BBMT500 Press Fit BB

Internal Cable Routing

2-Bolt ISCG05 Tabs

RIDE-4™ Adjustable Geometry

Shimano MT6120 4 Piston brakes, Metal Pads

Shimano XT Derailleur

Shimano XT Shifter

Shimano SLX Cassette, 10-51T

RockShox Lyrik Select RC 150mm

Fox Float X Performance, 140mm Rear Travel

Rocky Mountain AM Handlebar, 780mm Width

FSA Orbit NO.85 Reach Adjust Headset, 0mm Cups Installed, +/- 5mm Cups Included

Rocky Mountain SL Sealed Boost 15mm Front Hub

DT Swiss 370 Boost 148mm, 18T Star-Ratchet Rear Hub

WTB ST Light i30 TCS 2.0 Tubeless 28H Rims

Maxxis Dissector 2.4 WT 3C MaxxTerra EXO Tires Front/Rear

X Fusion Manic Alloy 30.9mm Dropper Post


Introducing the 2024 Rocky Mountain C50 Shimano

The 2024 Rocky Mountain Instinct C50 Shimano emerges as a formidable contender in the trail bike category, bringing together an impressive array of components and design innovations aimed at the discerning mountain biker. It's a bike that promises to elevate the riding experience through its meticulously engineered features, ranging from the advanced SMOOTHWALL Carbon Frame to the precise Shimano XT drivetrain, and further enhanced by top-tier suspension components. This comprehensive exploration will delve into the nuances of the Instinct C50 Shimano, showcasing why it stands out as a premier choice for riders seeking excellence on the trails.

Carbon Frame

Central to the Instinct C50 Shimano's design is the SMOOTHWALL Carbon Frame, which sets a high benchmark for lightweight strength and rigidity. This frame technology utilizes a carbon lay-up process that reduces unnecessary resin and material, resulting in a frame that's not just light but also incredibly durable and responsive. The frame's stiffness translates to efficient power transfer and handling precision, ensuring that riders can navigate trails with confidence and agility.

Incorporating full sealed cartridge bearings across all pivot points, the bike promises smooth and sustained performance. These bearings are integral to the bike's longevity and reliability, protecting against the ingress of dirt and debris, and ensuring that the suspension system operates at peak efficiency. This meticulous attention to durability underscores Rocky Mountain's commitment to crafting a bike that stands the test of time and varied trail conditions.

The Shimano SM-BBMT500 Press Fit BB is another highlight, contributing to the bike's overall stiffness and weight optimization. This bottom bracket system enhances the frame's structural integrity, offering a stable foundation for powerful pedaling. It's an essential component in the drive for superior performance, ensuring that energy transfer is both direct and efficient.

Internal cable routing adds a sleek aesthetic to the Instinct C50 Shimano while serving a functional purpose by protecting cables from the elements. This design choice not only enhances the bike's visual appeal but also contributes to reduced maintenance and improved cable longevity, ensuring that shifting remains crisp and reliable over time.

For riders looking to customize their setup for specific trails or riding styles, the 2-Bolt ISCG05 Tabs provide a straightforward solution for attaching chain guides or bash guards. This feature speaks to the bike's versatility, allowing for easy modifications that enhance its capability across a variety of technical terrains.

The RIDE-4™ Adjustable Geometry system is a standout feature, offering unparalleled adaptability. By adjusting the bike's geometry, riders can tailor the handling characteristics to suit their preferences or the demands of the trail. Whether seeking a more aggressive angle for downhill stability or a higher position for climbing efficiency, the RIDE-4™ system enables precise adjustments for optimized performance.


Braking is managed by Shimano MT6120 4 Piston brakes, equipped with metal pads for unmatched stopping power and durability. These brakes provide consistent, controlled deceleration, essential for navigating steep descents and technical sections with confidence.

The drivetrain is anchored by a Shimano XT Derailleur and Shimano XT Shifter, ensuring smooth and precise gear changes across a wide range of conditions. Paired with a Shimano SLX Cassette that offers a broad 10-51T gear range, the bike is equipped to tackle steep climbs and fast descents alike, providing riders with the versatility needed to explore varied landscapes.

Suspension, Cockpit, and Wheelset

Suspension duties are handled by a RockShox Lyrik Select RC fork with 150mm of travel and a Fox Float X Performance rear shock offering 140mm of travel. This combination delivers a plush ride that absorbs shocks and maintains traction, enhancing control over rough and uneven terrain.

The cockpit features a Rocky Mountain AM Handlebar with a 780mm width, offering an optimal balance of control and comfort. The FSA Orbit NO.85 Reach Adjust Headset further enhances rider ergonomics, allowing for adjustments in reach to fine-tune the riding position.

Wheelset and tires are critical for trail performance, and the Instinct C50 Shimano doesn't disappoint. WTB ST Light i30 TCS 2.0 Tubeless 28H Rims are paired with Maxxis Dissector 2.4 WT 3C MaxxTerra EXO tires, offering a combination of durability, traction, and reduced rolling resistance. This setup ensures that the bike performs admirably across a spectrum of trail conditions.

Completing the build is an X Fusion Manic Alloy 30.9mm Dropper Post, providing riders with the ability to quickly adjust saddle height on the fly. This feature is invaluable on variable terrain, enabling seamless transitions between climbing and descending.


The 2024 Rocky Mountain Instinct C50 Shimano is more than just a sum of its parts. It's a testament to thoughtful design and engineering, aimed at delivering a superior trail riding experience. From its advanced carbon frame to its precision components and adjustable geometry, every aspect of this bike has been optimized for performance, reliability, and rider satisfaction. Whether tackling challenging technical trails or enjoying a leisurely ride through scenic landscapes, the Instinct C50 Shimano is equipped to offer an unrivaled biking adventure.


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