Rocky Mountain Instinct 990 MSL BC Edition - 2017

Rocky Mountain Instinct 990 MSL BC Edition


Go ahead and stare, we'll give you a minute. After imagining what riding the Instinct 990 MSL BC Edition must be like, everything else might seem a little dull. That's because Rocky Mountain took their proven trail bike and amped it up the way any B.C. freerider would—with wider bars, bigger tires, stiffer wheels, and premium suspension components. Pair these upgrades with the customizable Ride-9 adjustable suspension/geometry system and you've got one serious do-everything bike that will take you up, down, and over just about anything you can point your wheel at. Stan's ZTR Flow rims wrapped in Maxxis Minion DHR II WT tires give you outstanding control in even the gnarliest terrain, and the RockShox Pike RCT3 fork and Monarch Debonair RT3 shock combo provide unflinching support for sending it from any trailside hit. Efficient power transfer is provided by Shimano XT drivetrain components mated to a Race Face Turbine Cinch crankset, and Shimano's cool and collected XT Ice-Tec brakes provide fade-free performance with plenty of muscle. Wrapping up this brawny build is a Race Face SixC carbon 800mm wide handlebar with Rocky Mountain Lock-on grips, a WTB Silverado Race saddle, and RockShox Reverb Stealth seatpost.


Frame SMOOTHWALL Carbon C13. BC2 Pivots & Grease Ports. Press Fit BB. Internal Cable Routing. ISCG05 Tabs. RIDE-9 Adjustable Geometry + Suspension Rate
Fork RockShox Pike RCT3 140mm
Headset FSA Orbit C-40
Rear Shock RockShox Monarch Debonair RT3 130mm
Axles 15x110mm Thru (Front)
12x142mm Thru (Rear)
Rims/Wheels Stan's ZTR Flow Tubeless Ready
Hubs Rocky Mountain Sealed (Front)
DT Swiss 350 (Rear)
Spokes WTB 1.8-1.6
Tires Maxxis Minion DHR II 29 x 2.4 Wide Trail Tubeless Ready
Crankset Race Face Turbine Cinch Direct Mount
Chainrings 30T
Bottom Bracket Race Face 30mm BB92 Press Fit
Chain Shimano HG-700
Rear Derailleur Shimano XT Direct Mount
Cassette/Rear Cogs Shimano XT 11-46T
Shifters Shimano XT
Handlebars Race Face SixC 800mm
Tape/Grips Rocky Mountain Lock On XC
Stem Rocky Mountain 35 CNC
Brake Levers Shimano XT I-Spec II
Brakes Shimano XT Ice-Tec 180mm
Saddle WTB Silverado Race
Seat Post RockShox Reverb Stealth 30.9mm


The RIDE-9™ System Explained

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
Purple / Large 770416196689 CRS754181
Purple / Medium 770416196672 CRS754171
Purple / Small 770416196665 CRS754151
Purple / X-Large 770416196696 CRS754201
Purple / XX-Large 770416196702 CRS754211