2022 Pre-orders: In anticipation of the high demand for bikes for the 2022 season, we are now accepting pre-orders. As quantities will be limited, pre-orders will be accepted on a “first come, first served” basis. Please click on the button "CHECK AVAILABILITY" to confirm item is available. BicyclesMcW reserves the right to update pricing should MSRP increase. Availability: Feb/Mar. 2022.




WHEEL SIZE: 29" & 27.5"



From all day epics to technical singletrack, we’ve got you covered.

What sets the Instinct apart?

Total trail precision

Razor sharp handling and a buttery but efficient suspension setup means satisfying small bump compliance and addictive flickability. Hitting the sweet spot between big hit confidence and surgical levels of precision, it rewards the rider ready to ride more of everything, faster.

An Instinct for every rider

Embiggening or shrinking a frame isn’t enough. That’s why the Instinct comes in six distinctly sized frames with specific suspension kinematics and two wheel-size options. It’s the only way to ensure every element of the Instinct’s character gets fully realized for every rider.

The right setup for any trail

Total precision is yours on any trail with our RIDE-9 adjustment system and 2-position rear axle that allows for chainstay length adjustment. It’s everything you need to quickly arrive on the best setup for the trail ahead.

"The most versatile bike I have ridden"

"Whether it is a new trail that people keep saying is "so gnarly!" or a distant point on the map that makes for an ambitious objective for a ride, the Instinct handles it beautifully and makes it all just so fun!"

-----Felix Burke

Media reviews:

"Suppleness, stability, sportiness and the perfect amount of travel".


"A dialed and capable bike that puts the "all" in all-mountain."


"The Instinct is an ideal weapon for riders who like long tides and prefer to pedal deep into a trail system with challenging climbs, yet it still more than holds its own when pointed downhill."


"It makes the Instinct capable of covering a wide breadth of riding that falls under the trail category. From fast, flowing cross country to the steeper, more technical trails that the B.C. brand calls home."


If you’re looking for one bike that does it all, look no further than the Instinct. We’ve designed a bike that’s capable of tackling technical trail riding but still allows you to push the pedals hard on the climbs. We’ve updated the geometry, frame features, and suspension kinematics to make sure you feel confident on the up’s, down’s, and everything in between. Trust your Instinct.


Frame: FORM™ Alloy. Full Sealed Cartridge Bearings. Press Fit BB. Internal Cable Routing. 2-Bolt ISCG05 Tabs. RIDE-9™ Adjustable Geometry. 2 Position Axle. 140mm Travel. FORM™ Alloy Rear Triangle

Fork: RockShox Recon Silver RL 150mm | 42mm Offset

Front Travel: 150mm

Shock: RockShox Deluxe Select | Sealed Bearing Eyelet | 25x8mm F Hardware | XS - SM = 190x45mm | MD - LG - XL = 210x52.5mm | Size-Specific tune in FAQ

Rear Travel: 140mm

Headset: FSA Orbit NO.57E | Sealed 36°x45° Bearings | 30.2mm x 41mm x 7.1mm Upper | 40mm x 51.8mm x 7.5mm Lower | 1.5" Crown Race

Stem: Rocky Mountain 31.8 AM | 5° Rise | All Sizes = 40m

Handlebar: Rocky Mountain AM | 780mm Width | 25mm Rise | 9° Backsweep | 5° Upsweep | 31.8 Clamp

Grips: Rocky Mountain Lock On Light

Brakes: Tektro HD-M275 | Shimano Pad Compatible

Shifters: Shimano Deore 11spd

Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore 11spd

Cranks & Chainring: Rocky Mountain Microdrive | 32T |Sram 76mm BCD | 24mm Spindle | Crank Length: XS = 165mm | SM - XL = 170mm

Bottom Bracket: Rocky Mountain Sealed BB92 - Shimano Compatible

Cassette: SunRace CSMS8 EA1 11-51T

Chain: KMC X11-1

Front Hub: Shimano MT410 | 15mm Boost

Rear Hub: Shimano MT400 Boost 148mm

Spokes: 2.0 Stainless

Rims: Rocky Mountain TR30 Tubeless | 32H | Tubeless Compatible - Tape and Valves Not Incl

Tires: F - WTB Trail Boss Comp 29 x 2.4 | R - WTB Trail Boss Comp 29 x 2.4

Seatpost: Rocky Mountain Toonie Drop Composite 30.9mm | XS - SM = 125mm | MD = 150mm | LG - XL = 170mm

Saddle: WTB Volt 142

Weight: This information isn't available yet. We will update the weight of this model as soon as possible.

Notes: We make every effort to ensure accuracy, but reserve the right to update specifications & prices without notification.

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