Rocky Mountain Instinct 930

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  • Instinct in the Monashees...


Named after its instinctive ability to tame a variety of terrain, Rocky Mountain's Instinct 930 is more than eager for serious exploration. Rocky's Ride-9 system makes it easy to tune your geometry and suspension just the way you like it, while its 130mm of Smoothlink travel doesn't shy away from nasty, techie sections. Neither does the Manitou Minute fork with 130mm travel. A Shimano Deore/XT 2x10 drivetrain keeps you steaming ahead, and a wide handlebar/stem combo pilots you quickly through the chunder. To top it all off, you've got stout Wheeltech Helix 29er wheels, legit Maxxis tires, and big 180mm Shimano discs keeping your speed in check.

Features & Info

Geometry chart

SmoothLink Suspension

Rocky Mountain's Smoothlink suspension places the rear chainstay pivot above the rear axle, keeping the chain torque line parallel to the linkage. The benefit? The rear suspension is always active, bob-free, and delivers a wonderful bottomless feel, no matter what gear you're in.  

FORM Aluminum Tubing

Rocky Mountain's FORM tubing pushes the limits of tube and frame design to create their unique riding feel. Every detail of the FORM frame-tube design has a purpose, from the outer shape and profile, to the wall thickness, tapers, flares and bends. This attention to detail, paired with premium materials and manufacturing processes, allows Rocky Mountain to push the boundaries of bicycle design.

Ride-9 customization

Rocky Mountain's Ride-9 system enables you to customize the geometry and rear suspension rate with two interlocking inserts that allow for nine different positions.

By moving the shock forward, the geometry slackens and the suspension rate becomes more progressive, giving a nice ramp up for bottomless-feeling travel (image above, dotted line). It’s ideal for aggressive downhill riding. When you move the shock backwards, the geometry becomes quicker and the suspension more supple (blue line), which is great for ripping around technical singletrack and increasing climbing traction.

When you move the shock upwards (solid black) it allows lighter riders to run shocks at higher pressures, and moving the shock downwards (red line) allows a heavier rider to run lower shock pressures. So no matter what you weigh, this allows you to run the rear shock in the sweet spot with correct sag for smooth, consistent suspension.

Pedals sold separately


FORM 7005 Series Custom Hydroformed Alloy. BC2 Pivots & Grease Ports. Press Fit BB. Internal Cable Routing. ISCG05 Tabs. RIDE-9 Adjustable Geometry + Suspension Rate
Manitou Minute Expert. 130mm. TPC Absolute+ Damper / Hydraulic Bottom Out / Compression / Lockout / Rebound / Tapered Steerer
Rear Shock
Fox Float DPS Custom Valved. SmoothLink Design 130mm. Rebound / Firm - Medium - Open Settings
Wheeltech Helix TR27 Tubeless Compatible
Shimano Deore
WTB 2.0 Stainless
Maxxis F: Ardent EXO Folding 29" x 2.4" R: Ikon EXO Folding 29" x 2.35"
Race Face Ride 170-175mm 2x10spd
Front Derailleur
Shimano Deore E Mount 2x10spd
Rear Derailleur
Shimano XT, Shadow Plus
Rear Cogs
Shimano HG50, 10-speed: 11-36
Shimano Deore
Rocky Mountain Five15 XC 31.8mm x 760mm x 5° Sweep
Rocky Mountain Lock-on XC
RMB 7° x 60-80mm
Brake Levers
Shimano M506 I-Spec Shifter Moun
Shimano M506 Hydraulic Disc 180mm
WTB Volt Race
Seat Post
Rocky Mountain SL