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Rocky Mountain Instinct Alloy 10 2022 - Blue/Green
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Rocky Mountain Instinct Alloy 10 2022 - Blue/Green

77041641502M
Deposit $200
Total due $2,869
Was $4,299
    M 168-177cm 29 170mm 50mm 780mm 150mm
    L 175-188cm 29 170mm 50mm 780mm 170mm
    XL 185-198cm 29 170mm 50mm 780mm 170mm

    Product Details

    ROCKY MOUNTAIN INSTINCT ALLOY 10 2022 - BLUE/GREEN

    Rocky Mountain’s latest Instinct is a 150 front and 140mm rear wheel travel trail-bike. The sorta bike that is a jack of all trades. It climbs so efficiently and descends with utmost stability, giving you the confidence to really progress your skills and riding - safely.

    Although the Instinct A10 is the stepping-stone into the Instinct family, the premium Canadian brand doesn’t do cheap quality.

    So, if you’re considering the Specialized Stumpjumper Alloy, Trek Fuel EX5, Polygon Siskiu T8, Giant Trance X 29 or the Giant Stance 29 then the Instinct A10 has to be on your short list.

    In this preview, I’m going to explain who should be considering the Instinct Alloy 10 (or A10), and exactly what components come standard on the Alloy 10 level build.

    KEY FEATURES

    • Designed For: Trail Riding
    • Front Travel: 150mm
    • Rear Travel: 140mm
    • Wheel Size: 29” (S, M, L, XL) and 27.5” (XS, S)


    WHO IS IT FOR?

    Severely overused in the bike industry, but in spite of that, the best word I can use to describe the Instinct is versatile.

    Yes, it’s that good.

    So, here are the types of riders who should seriously be considering the latest Instinct:

    • You’re currently riding a beat-up hardtail. You love mountain biking but riding the hardtail is too uncomfortable.

    • You ride a lot at Lysterfield Park or Red Hill on your tired and worn out dual-suspension mountain bike.

    • You’re already riding an entry-point dually and need an upgrade.

    • You want a dual-suspension mountain bike that can climb efficiently and that’s comfortable and confident descending technical singletrack.

    Rocky Mountain Instinct A10-20


    INTERSTATE BUYERS

    For interstate buyers, the thought of building your own bike can be a little daunting. When we send out the Instinct A10, there’s minimal assembly that’s required. No internal cable routing or bleeding required. We’ve put together a short assembly video on what you need to do:


    A SHAPE SHIFTER

    It’s also worth noting that the Instinct Alloy 10 is the most affordable build in the range.

    But, it makes it far from inadequate.

    Rocky Mountain Instinct A10-30


    Even though the Instinct A10 doesn’t have the features that the Alloy 30 and above models do, it shares exactly the same frame and suspension kinematics.

    The Alloy 10 build is where the cost of entry is relatively cheap into a premium mountain bike brand - that;s why Rocky offers it. Otherwise the range would start with the Instinct Alloy 30.

    Rocky Mountain Instinct A10-40


    Over time as you wear parts out or out-ride those parts, you would upgrade them as you go along. Ending up with a unique build that has exactly the parts you want on it.

    But:

    It’s so much more than this.

    You see, the Instinct’s geometry (the way the bike physically feels under you) can be altered in 9 different positions.

    This is called Ride 9.


    Riders can totally nerd out on Ride 9, but on the flip-side, if you like to set and forget then that’s fine too.

    Example:

    Your new Rocky Mountain Instinct A10’s Ride 9 is positioned in Neutral or Position 5.

    But you’re getting better - faster and smoother. Or you’re starting to do bigger jumps and ride technical lines.

    At this point most of our customers would buy another bike. Because what the bike is lacking is called stability.

    But you can tune your new Instinct to be more stable.

    Change the Ride 9 chip-position to Position 1 (the most stable), 2, 3 or 4 and any of these will be more stable than 5.

    And it takes 5 minutes.

    Rocky Mountain Instinct A10-50


    A NEW FRAME

    The usual high-end features that we’d expect from the premium brand are all present on the Instinct A10 build.

    Internal cable routing with large ports makes changing cables a breeze.

    A new waved chainstay protector helps keep the new Instinct quiet and smooth. So all you’re focussed on is the trail.

    Extra downtube protection protects the paint when loading onto tailgate pads.

    And premium Enduro Max bearings at all pivot locations ensure the rear shock isn’t struggling to absorb impacts.

    FORM Alloy(™) is the manufacturing method behind their alloy frames.

    But what does this mean?

    Simply, Rocky does not cut corners with aluminium manufacturing.

    Their FORM Alloy(™) tubing has been engineered to deliver the best stiffness to weight ratio.

    Material has been removed where it’s unnecessary and when you look at the frame in person, the cross-section of each tube varies drastically to best suit the load demand on that area.

    Rocky has also focussed on a concept called Frame Tune.

    Every frame size gets its own specific tune. The logic being that a person riding a S frame is going to be lighter than a rider on a L or XL.

    Taking the Frame Tune concept further, Rocky Mountain has also used 2 different size shocks. XS and S frames are equipped with a 45mm stroke rear shock while M, L and XL frames get a longer 52.5mm stroke.

    No one else does this.

    Smart.

    Lastly, Rocky has ensured short seat tube lengths across all sizes. This allows a longer-travel dropper post to be used.

    In the past, a 125mm dropper post was used on large frames. Now it’s 170mm. This means better clearance for your sensitive area and better bike mobility under you.

    rocky-mountain-instinct-a10-2022-150


    THE COMPONENTS

    SUSPENSION

    In the suspension department, the Instinct Alloy 10 floats on RockShox.

    Upfront, the Recon Silver RL delivers 150mm of travel and features key adjustments for amateur riders. These include:

    Air pressure. One of the most important metrics and something that the majority amateur and intermediate riders overlook.

    Rocky Mountain Instinct A10-70


    Rebound adjusts how fast your suspension responds to an impact. Lots of rocks or tree roots? Speed the rebound. Smooth and flowy, or landing a jump or drop for the first time? Then slow it down.

    And lastly, lockout on the Recon adjusts how firm the suspension is.

    Rocky Mountain Instinct A10-80


    Out back there’s a suitably matching RockShox Deluxe Select. It also features air pressure and rebound.

    Rocky Mountain Instinct A10-90


    GEARS

    11-speed Shimano Deore components are scattered across the Instinct A10 build. That’s a very good thing.

    Because:

    11-speed Deore gets riders a massive 11-tooth to 51-tooth range. This means easier climbing gears and smoother gear shifts compared with 10 and 9 speed systems.

    Rocky Mountain Instinct A10-100


    And Deore 11 gets most of the tech that the upper-end groupsets do.

    It also means that if you break something, it’s not going to cost a fortune to replace.

    Rocky Mountain Instinct A10-110


    WHEELS AND BRAKES

    Rocky Mountain TR30 rims that are laced to Shimano hubs.

    rocky-mountain-instinct-a10-2022-170


    The rims are tubeless ready and 30mm wide - perfect for smooth or aggressive trail riding.

    WTB have updated their Trail Boss tyres. The knobs are deeper and more spaced out. Improving cornering grip and grip under braking, but without losing the efficiency factor they are known for.

    Tektro hydraulic disc brakes provide plenty of stopping power for riders starting out. But as you get more comfortable with speed, this is an area worth upgrading. Shimano or Magura 4-piston brakes are always great options to consider.

    rocky-mountain-instinct-a10-2022-120


    Specifications

    Colour Beyond the Sea/War Machine/Black Dog
    Sizes S, M, L, XL
    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
    Fork RockShox Recon Silver RL 150mm // 42mm Offset
    Shock RockShox Deluxe Select // Sealed Bearing Eyelet // 25x8mm Hardware // 27.5”: XS, SM = 190x45mm // 29”: MD, LG, XL= 210x52.5mm
    Handlebar Rocky Mountain AM // 780mm Width // 25mm Rise // 9° Backsweep // 5° Upsweep // 31.8mm Clamp
    Grips Rocky Mountain Lock On Light
    Stem Rocky Mountain 31.8 AM // 5° Rise // All Sizes = 40m
    Seatpost Rocky Mountain Toonie Drop 30.9mm // XS, SM = 125mm // MD = 150mm // LG, XL = 175mm
    Saddle WTB Volt 142
    Pedals NA
    Shifters Shimano Deore, 11 speed
    Front Guide OneUp Top Guide // Rocky Mountain Canadarm Mount
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore, 11 speed
    Brakes Tektro HD-M275 // Tektro Fr:180mm, Rr:180mm
    Brake Levers Tektro HD-M275
    Cassette SunRace CSMS8 EA1 11-51T, 11 speed
    Chain KMC X11-1
    Crankset Rocky Mountain Microdrive // SRAM 76mm BCD // 32T // 24mm Spindle // XS: 165mm // S, M, L, XL: 170mm Crank Length
    Bottom Bracket Rocky Mountain Sealed BB92 // Shimano Compatible
    Rims Rocky Mountain TR30 Tubeless, 32H
    Hubs Fr: Shimano MT410 Boost 15mm // Rr: Shimano MT400 Boost 148 // RMB Axle: 163mm x 12mm x 1.5mm
    Spokes 2.0 Stainless
    Tyres Fr: WTB Trail Boss Comp 2.40” // Rr: WTB Trail Boss Comp 2.40”
    Rocky Mountain

    Rocky Mountain Instinct Alloy 10 2022 Medium - Blue/Green

    770416415063
    Deposit $200
    Total due $4,299
    Call/Email/Text for availability
    M 168-177cm 29 170mm 50mm 780mm 150mm
    L 175-188cm 29 170mm 50mm 780mm 170mm
    XL 185-198cm 29 170mm 50mm 780mm 170mm

    Product Details

    ROCKY MOUNTAIN INSTINCT ALLOY 10 2022 - BLUE/GREEN

    Rocky Mountain’s latest Instinct is a 150 front and 140mm rear wheel travel trail-bike. The sorta bike that is a jack of all trades. It climbs so efficiently and descends with utmost stability, giving you the confidence to really progress your skills and riding - safely.

    Although the Instinct A10 is the stepping-stone into the Instinct family, the premium Canadian brand doesn’t do cheap quality.

    So, if you’re considering the Specialized Stumpjumper Alloy, Trek Fuel EX5, Polygon Siskiu T8, Giant Trance X 29 or the Giant Stance 29 then the Instinct A10 has to be on your short list.

    In this preview, I’m going to explain who should be considering the Instinct Alloy 10 (or A10), and exactly what components come standard on the Alloy 10 level build.

    KEY FEATURES

    • Designed For: Trail Riding
    • Front Travel: 150mm
    • Rear Travel: 140mm
    • Wheel Size: 29” (S, M, L, XL) and 27.5” (XS, S)


    WHO IS IT FOR?

    Severely overused in the bike industry, but in spite of that, the best word I can use to describe the Instinct is versatile.

    Yes, it’s that good.

    So, here are the types of riders who should seriously be considering the latest Instinct:

    • You’re currently riding a beat-up hardtail. You love mountain biking but riding the hardtail is too uncomfortable.

    • You ride a lot at Lysterfield Park or Red Hill on your tired and worn out dual-suspension mountain bike.

    • You’re already riding an entry-point dually and need an upgrade.

    • You want a dual-suspension mountain bike that can climb efficiently and that’s comfortable and confident descending technical singletrack.

    Rocky Mountain Instinct A10-20


    INTERSTATE BUYERS

    For interstate buyers, the thought of building your own bike can be a little daunting. When we send out the Instinct A10, there’s minimal assembly that’s required. No internal cable routing or bleeding required. We’ve put together a short assembly video on what you need to do:


    A SHAPE SHIFTER

    It’s also worth noting that the Instinct Alloy 10 is the most affordable build in the range.

    But, it makes it far from inadequate.

    Rocky Mountain Instinct A10-30


    Even though the Instinct A10 doesn’t have the features that the Alloy 30 and above models do, it shares exactly the same frame and suspension kinematics.

    The Alloy 10 build is where the cost of entry is relatively cheap into a premium mountain bike brand - that;s why Rocky offers it. Otherwise the range would start with the Instinct Alloy 30.

    Rocky Mountain Instinct A10-40


    Over time as you wear parts out or out-ride those parts, you would upgrade them as you go along. Ending up with a unique build that has exactly the parts you want on it.

    But:

    It’s so much more than this.

    You see, the Instinct’s geometry (the way the bike physically feels under you) can be altered in 9 different positions.

    This is called Ride 9.


    Riders can totally nerd out on Ride 9, but on the flip-side, if you like to set and forget then that’s fine too.

    Example:

    Your new Rocky Mountain Instinct A10’s Ride 9 is positioned in Neutral or Position 5.

    But you’re getting better - faster and smoother. Or you’re starting to do bigger jumps and ride technical lines.

    At this point most of our customers would buy another bike. Because what the bike is lacking is called stability.

    But you can tune your new Instinct to be more stable.

    Change the Ride 9 chip-position to Position 1 (the most stable), 2, 3 or 4 and any of these will be more stable than 5.

    And it takes 5 minutes.

    Rocky Mountain Instinct A10-50


    A NEW FRAME

    The usual high-end features that we’d expect from the premium brand are all present on the Instinct A10 build.

    Internal cable routing with large ports makes changing cables a breeze.

    A new waved chainstay protector helps keep the new Instinct quiet and smooth. So all you’re focussed on is the trail.

    Extra downtube protection protects the paint when loading onto tailgate pads.

    And premium Enduro Max bearings at all pivot locations ensure the rear shock isn’t struggling to absorb impacts.

    FORM Alloy(™) is the manufacturing method behind their alloy frames.

    But what does this mean?

    Simply, Rocky does not cut corners with aluminium manufacturing.

    Their FORM Alloy(™) tubing has been engineered to deliver the best stiffness to weight ratio.

    Material has been removed where it’s unnecessary and when you look at the frame in person, the cross-section of each tube varies drastically to best suit the load demand on that area.

    Rocky has also focussed on a concept called Frame Tune.

    Every frame size gets its own specific tune. The logic being that a person riding a S frame is going to be lighter than a rider on a L or XL.

    Taking the Frame Tune concept further, Rocky Mountain has also used 2 different size shocks. XS and S frames are equipped with a 45mm stroke rear shock while M, L and XL frames get a longer 52.5mm stroke.

    No one else does this.

    Smart.

    Lastly, Rocky has ensured short seat tube lengths across all sizes. This allows a longer-travel dropper post to be used.

    In the past, a 125mm dropper post was used on large frames. Now it’s 170mm. This means better clearance for your sensitive area and better bike mobility under you.

    rocky-mountain-instinct-a10-2022-150


    THE COMPONENTS

    SUSPENSION

    In the suspension department, the Instinct Alloy 10 floats on RockShox.

    Upfront, the Recon Silver RL delivers 150mm of travel and features key adjustments for amateur riders. These include:

    Air pressure. One of the most important metrics and something that the majority amateur and intermediate riders overlook.

    Rocky Mountain Instinct A10-70


    Rebound adjusts how fast your suspension responds to an impact. Lots of rocks or tree roots? Speed the rebound. Smooth and flowy, or landing a jump or drop for the first time? Then slow it down.

    And lastly, lockout on the Recon adjusts how firm the suspension is.

    Rocky Mountain Instinct A10-80


    Out back there’s a suitably matching RockShox Deluxe Select. It also features air pressure and rebound.

    Rocky Mountain Instinct A10-90


    GEARS

    11-speed Shimano Deore components are scattered across the Instinct A10 build. That’s a very good thing.

    Because:

    11-speed Deore gets riders a massive 11-tooth to 51-tooth range. This means easier climbing gears and smoother gear shifts compared with 10 and 9 speed systems.

    Rocky Mountain Instinct A10-100


    And Deore 11 gets most of the tech that the upper-end groupsets do.

    It also means that if you break something, it’s not going to cost a fortune to replace.

    Rocky Mountain Instinct A10-110


    WHEELS AND BRAKES

    Rocky Mountain TR30 rims that are laced to Shimano hubs.

    rocky-mountain-instinct-a10-2022-170


    The rims are tubeless ready and 30mm wide - perfect for smooth or aggressive trail riding.

    WTB have updated their Trail Boss tyres. The knobs are deeper and more spaced out. Improving cornering grip and grip under braking, but without losing the efficiency factor they are known for.

    Tektro hydraulic disc brakes provide plenty of stopping power for riders starting out. But as you get more comfortable with speed, this is an area worth upgrading. Shimano or Magura 4-piston brakes are always great options to consider.

    rocky-mountain-instinct-a10-2022-120


    Specifications

    Colour Beyond the Sea/War Machine/Black Dog
    Sizes S, M, L, XL
    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
    Fork RockShox Recon Silver RL 150mm // 42mm Offset
    Shock RockShox Deluxe Select // Sealed Bearing Eyelet // 25x8mm Hardware // 27.5”: XS, SM = 190x45mm // 29”: MD, LG, XL= 210x52.5mm
    Handlebar Rocky Mountain AM // 780mm Width // 25mm Rise // 9° Backsweep // 5° Upsweep // 31.8mm Clamp
    Grips Rocky Mountain Lock On Light
    Stem Rocky Mountain 31.8 AM // 5° Rise // All Sizes = 40m
    Seatpost Rocky Mountain Toonie Drop 30.9mm // XS, SM = 125mm // MD = 150mm // LG, XL = 175mm
    Saddle WTB Volt 142
    Pedals NA
    Shifters Shimano Deore, 11 speed
    Front Guide OneUp Top Guide // Rocky Mountain Canadarm Mount
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore, 11 speed
    Brakes Tektro HD-M275 // Tektro Fr:180mm, Rr:180mm
    Brake Levers Tektro HD-M275
    Cassette SunRace CSMS8 EA1 11-51T, 11 speed
    Chain KMC X11-1
    Crankset Rocky Mountain Microdrive // SRAM 76mm BCD // 32T // 24mm Spindle // XS: 165mm // S, M, L, XL: 170mm Crank Length
    Bottom Bracket Rocky Mountain Sealed BB92 // Shimano Compatible
    Rims Rocky Mountain TR30 Tubeless, 32H
    Hubs Fr: Shimano MT410 Boost 15mm // Rr: Shimano MT400 Boost 148 // RMB Axle: 163mm x 12mm x 1.5mm
    Spokes 2.0 Stainless
    Tyres Fr: WTB Trail Boss Comp 2.40” // Rr: WTB Trail Boss Comp 2.40”
    Rocky Mountain

    Rocky Mountain Instinct Alloy 10 2022 Large - Blue/Green

    770416415100
    Deposit $200
    Total due $4,299
    Call/Email/Text for availability
    M 168-177cm 29 170mm 50mm 780mm 150mm
    L 175-188cm 29 170mm 50mm 780mm 170mm
    XL 185-198cm 29 170mm 50mm 780mm 170mm

    Product Details

    ROCKY MOUNTAIN INSTINCT ALLOY 10 2022 - BLUE/GREEN

    Rocky Mountain’s latest Instinct is a 150 front and 140mm rear wheel travel trail-bike. The sorta bike that is a jack of all trades. It climbs so efficiently and descends with utmost stability, giving you the confidence to really progress your skills and riding - safely.

    Although the Instinct A10 is the stepping-stone into the Instinct family, the premium Canadian brand doesn’t do cheap quality.

    So, if you’re considering the Specialized Stumpjumper Alloy, Trek Fuel EX5, Polygon Siskiu T8, Giant Trance X 29 or the Giant Stance 29 then the Instinct A10 has to be on your short list.

    In this preview, I’m going to explain who should be considering the Instinct Alloy 10 (or A10), and exactly what components come standard on the Alloy 10 level build.

    KEY FEATURES

    • Designed For: Trail Riding
    • Front Travel: 150mm
    • Rear Travel: 140mm
    • Wheel Size: 29” (S, M, L, XL) and 27.5” (XS, S)


    WHO IS IT FOR?

    Severely overused in the bike industry, but in spite of that, the best word I can use to describe the Instinct is versatile.

    Yes, it’s that good.

    So, here are the types of riders who should seriously be considering the latest Instinct:

    • You’re currently riding a beat-up hardtail. You love mountain biking but riding the hardtail is too uncomfortable.

    • You ride a lot at Lysterfield Park or Red Hill on your tired and worn out dual-suspension mountain bike.

    • You’re already riding an entry-point dually and need an upgrade.

    • You want a dual-suspension mountain bike that can climb efficiently and that’s comfortable and confident descending technical singletrack.

    Rocky Mountain Instinct A10-20


    INTERSTATE BUYERS

    For interstate buyers, the thought of building your own bike can be a little daunting. When we send out the Instinct A10, there’s minimal assembly that’s required. No internal cable routing or bleeding required. We’ve put together a short assembly video on what you need to do:


    A SHAPE SHIFTER

    It’s also worth noting that the Instinct Alloy 10 is the most affordable build in the range.

    But, it makes it far from inadequate.

    Rocky Mountain Instinct A10-30


    Even though the Instinct A10 doesn’t have the features that the Alloy 30 and above models do, it shares exactly the same frame and suspension kinematics.

    The Alloy 10 build is where the cost of entry is relatively cheap into a premium mountain bike brand - that;s why Rocky offers it. Otherwise the range would start with the Instinct Alloy 30.

    Rocky Mountain Instinct A10-40


    Over time as you wear parts out or out-ride those parts, you would upgrade them as you go along. Ending up with a unique build that has exactly the parts you want on it.

    But:

    It’s so much more than this.

    You see, the Instinct’s geometry (the way the bike physically feels under you) can be altered in 9 different positions.

    This is called Ride 9.


    Riders can totally nerd out on Ride 9, but on the flip-side, if you like to set and forget then that’s fine too.

    Example:

    Your new Rocky Mountain Instinct A10’s Ride 9 is positioned in Neutral or Position 5.

    But you’re getting better - faster and smoother. Or you’re starting to do bigger jumps and ride technical lines.

    At this point most of our customers would buy another bike. Because what the bike is lacking is called stability.

    But you can tune your new Instinct to be more stable.

    Change the Ride 9 chip-position to Position 1 (the most stable), 2, 3 or 4 and any of these will be more stable than 5.

    And it takes 5 minutes.

    Rocky Mountain Instinct A10-50


    A NEW FRAME

    The usual high-end features that we’d expect from the premium brand are all present on the Instinct A10 build.

    Internal cable routing with large ports makes changing cables a breeze.

    A new waved chainstay protector helps keep the new Instinct quiet and smooth. So all you’re focussed on is the trail.

    Extra downtube protection protects the paint when loading onto tailgate pads.

    And premium Enduro Max bearings at all pivot locations ensure the rear shock isn’t struggling to absorb impacts.

    FORM Alloy(™) is the manufacturing method behind their alloy frames.

    But what does this mean?

    Simply, Rocky does not cut corners with aluminium manufacturing.

    Their FORM Alloy(™) tubing has been engineered to deliver the best stiffness to weight ratio.

    Material has been removed where it’s unnecessary and when you look at the frame in person, the cross-section of each tube varies drastically to best suit the load demand on that area.

    Rocky has also focussed on a concept called Frame Tune.

    Every frame size gets its own specific tune. The logic being that a person riding a S frame is going to be lighter than a rider on a L or XL.

    Taking the Frame Tune concept further, Rocky Mountain has also used 2 different size shocks. XS and S frames are equipped with a 45mm stroke rear shock while M, L and XL frames get a longer 52.5mm stroke.

    No one else does this.

    Smart.

    Lastly, Rocky has ensured short seat tube lengths across all sizes. This allows a longer-travel dropper post to be used.

    In the past, a 125mm dropper post was used on large frames. Now it’s 170mm. This means better clearance for your sensitive area and better bike mobility under you.

    rocky-mountain-instinct-a10-2022-150


    THE COMPONENTS

    SUSPENSION

    In the suspension department, the Instinct Alloy 10 floats on RockShox.

    Upfront, the Recon Silver RL delivers 150mm of travel and features key adjustments for amateur riders. These include:

    Air pressure. One of the most important metrics and something that the majority amateur and intermediate riders overlook.

    Rocky Mountain Instinct A10-70


    Rebound adjusts how fast your suspension responds to an impact. Lots of rocks or tree roots? Speed the rebound. Smooth and flowy, or landing a jump or drop for the first time? Then slow it down.

    And lastly, lockout on the Recon adjusts how firm the suspension is.

    Rocky Mountain Instinct A10-80


    Out back there’s a suitably matching RockShox Deluxe Select. It also features air pressure and rebound.

    Rocky Mountain Instinct A10-90


    GEARS

    11-speed Shimano Deore components are scattered across the Instinct A10 build. That’s a very good thing.

    Because:

    11-speed Deore gets riders a massive 11-tooth to 51-tooth range. This means easier climbing gears and smoother gear shifts compared with 10 and 9 speed systems.

    Rocky Mountain Instinct A10-100


    And Deore 11 gets most of the tech that the upper-end groupsets do.

    It also means that if you break something, it’s not going to cost a fortune to replace.

    Rocky Mountain Instinct A10-110


    WHEELS AND BRAKES

    Rocky Mountain TR30 rims that are laced to Shimano hubs.

    rocky-mountain-instinct-a10-2022-170


    The rims are tubeless ready and 30mm wide - perfect for smooth or aggressive trail riding.

    WTB have updated their Trail Boss tyres. The knobs are deeper and more spaced out. Improving cornering grip and grip under braking, but without losing the efficiency factor they are known for.

    Tektro hydraulic disc brakes provide plenty of stopping power for riders starting out. But as you get more comfortable with speed, this is an area worth upgrading. Shimano or Magura 4-piston brakes are always great options to consider.

    rocky-mountain-instinct-a10-2022-120


    Specifications

    Colour Beyond the Sea/War Machine/Black Dog
    Sizes S, M, L, XL
    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
    Fork RockShox Recon Silver RL 150mm // 42mm Offset
    Shock RockShox Deluxe Select // Sealed Bearing Eyelet // 25x8mm Hardware // 27.5”: XS, SM = 190x45mm // 29”: MD, LG, XL= 210x52.5mm
    Handlebar Rocky Mountain AM // 780mm Width // 25mm Rise // 9° Backsweep // 5° Upsweep // 31.8mm Clamp
    Grips Rocky Mountain Lock On Light
    Stem Rocky Mountain 31.8 AM // 5° Rise // All Sizes = 40m
    Seatpost Rocky Mountain Toonie Drop 30.9mm // XS, SM = 125mm // MD = 150mm // LG, XL = 175mm
    Saddle WTB Volt 142
    Pedals NA
    Shifters Shimano Deore, 11 speed
    Front Guide OneUp Top Guide // Rocky Mountain Canadarm Mount
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore, 11 speed
    Brakes Tektro HD-M275 // Tektro Fr:180mm, Rr:180mm
    Brake Levers Tektro HD-M275
    Cassette SunRace CSMS8 EA1 11-51T, 11 speed
    Chain KMC X11-1
    Crankset Rocky Mountain Microdrive // SRAM 76mm BCD // 32T // 24mm Spindle // XS: 165mm // S, M, L, XL: 170mm Crank Length
    Bottom Bracket Rocky Mountain Sealed BB92 // Shimano Compatible
    Rims Rocky Mountain TR30 Tubeless, 32H
    Hubs Fr: Shimano MT410 Boost 15mm // Rr: Shimano MT400 Boost 148 // RMB Axle: 163mm x 12mm x 1.5mm
    Spokes 2.0 Stainless
    Tyres Fr: WTB Trail Boss Comp 2.40” // Rr: WTB Trail Boss Comp 2.40”
    Rocky Mountain

    Rocky Mountain Instinct Alloy 10 2022 XL - Blue/Green

    770416415148
    Deposit $200
    Total due $2,869
    Was $4,299
      Pickup available
      In stock at Ivanhoe Cycles Hallam and Ivanhoe Cycles Megastore
      M 168-177cm 29 170mm 50mm 780mm 150mm
      L 175-188cm 29 170mm 50mm 780mm 170mm
      XL 185-198cm 29 170mm 50mm 780mm 170mm

      Product Details

      ROCKY MOUNTAIN INSTINCT ALLOY 10 2022 - BLUE/GREEN

      Rocky Mountain’s latest Instinct is a 150 front and 140mm rear wheel travel trail-bike. The sorta bike that is a jack of all trades. It climbs so efficiently and descends with utmost stability, giving you the confidence to really progress your skills and riding - safely.

      Although the Instinct A10 is the stepping-stone into the Instinct family, the premium Canadian brand doesn’t do cheap quality.

      So, if you’re considering the Specialized Stumpjumper Alloy, Trek Fuel EX5, Polygon Siskiu T8, Giant Trance X 29 or the Giant Stance 29 then the Instinct A10 has to be on your short list.

      In this preview, I’m going to explain who should be considering the Instinct Alloy 10 (or A10), and exactly what components come standard on the Alloy 10 level build.

      KEY FEATURES

      • Designed For: Trail Riding
      • Front Travel: 150mm
      • Rear Travel: 140mm
      • Wheel Size: 29” (S, M, L, XL) and 27.5” (XS, S)


      WHO IS IT FOR?

      Severely overused in the bike industry, but in spite of that, the best word I can use to describe the Instinct is versatile.

      Yes, it’s that good.

      So, here are the types of riders who should seriously be considering the latest Instinct:

      • You’re currently riding a beat-up hardtail. You love mountain biking but riding the hardtail is too uncomfortable.

      • You ride a lot at Lysterfield Park or Red Hill on your tired and worn out dual-suspension mountain bike.

      • You’re already riding an entry-point dually and need an upgrade.

      • You want a dual-suspension mountain bike that can climb efficiently and that’s comfortable and confident descending technical singletrack.

      Rocky Mountain Instinct A10-20


      INTERSTATE BUYERS

      For interstate buyers, the thought of building your own bike can be a little daunting. When we send out the Instinct A10, there’s minimal assembly that’s required. No internal cable routing or bleeding required. We’ve put together a short assembly video on what you need to do:


      A SHAPE SHIFTER

      It’s also worth noting that the Instinct Alloy 10 is the most affordable build in the range.

      But, it makes it far from inadequate.

      Rocky Mountain Instinct A10-30


      Even though the Instinct A10 doesn’t have the features that the Alloy 30 and above models do, it shares exactly the same frame and suspension kinematics.

      The Alloy 10 build is where the cost of entry is relatively cheap into a premium mountain bike brand - that;s why Rocky offers it. Otherwise the range would start with the Instinct Alloy 30.

      Rocky Mountain Instinct A10-40


      Over time as you wear parts out or out-ride those parts, you would upgrade them as you go along. Ending up with a unique build that has exactly the parts you want on it.

      But:

      It’s so much more than this.

      You see, the Instinct’s geometry (the way the bike physically feels under you) can be altered in 9 different positions.

      This is called Ride 9.


      Riders can totally nerd out on Ride 9, but on the flip-side, if you like to set and forget then that’s fine too.

      Example:

      Your new Rocky Mountain Instinct A10’s Ride 9 is positioned in Neutral or Position 5.

      But you’re getting better - faster and smoother. Or you’re starting to do bigger jumps and ride technical lines.

      At this point most of our customers would buy another bike. Because what the bike is lacking is called stability.

      But you can tune your new Instinct to be more stable.

      Change the Ride 9 chip-position to Position 1 (the most stable), 2, 3 or 4 and any of these will be more stable than 5.

      And it takes 5 minutes.

      Rocky Mountain Instinct A10-50


      A NEW FRAME

      The usual high-end features that we’d expect from the premium brand are all present on the Instinct A10 build.

      Internal cable routing with large ports makes changing cables a breeze.

      A new waved chainstay protector helps keep the new Instinct quiet and smooth. So all you’re focussed on is the trail.

      Extra downtube protection protects the paint when loading onto tailgate pads.

      And premium Enduro Max bearings at all pivot locations ensure the rear shock isn’t struggling to absorb impacts.

      FORM Alloy(™) is the manufacturing method behind their alloy frames.

      But what does this mean?

      Simply, Rocky does not cut corners with aluminium manufacturing.

      Their FORM Alloy(™) tubing has been engineered to deliver the best stiffness to weight ratio.

      Material has been removed where it’s unnecessary and when you look at the frame in person, the cross-section of each tube varies drastically to best suit the load demand on that area.

      Rocky has also focussed on a concept called Frame Tune.

      Every frame size gets its own specific tune. The logic being that a person riding a S frame is going to be lighter than a rider on a L or XL.

      Taking the Frame Tune concept further, Rocky Mountain has also used 2 different size shocks. XS and S frames are equipped with a 45mm stroke rear shock while M, L and XL frames get a longer 52.5mm stroke.

      No one else does this.

      Smart.

      Lastly, Rocky has ensured short seat tube lengths across all sizes. This allows a longer-travel dropper post to be used.

      In the past, a 125mm dropper post was used on large frames. Now it’s 170mm. This means better clearance for your sensitive area and better bike mobility under you.

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      THE COMPONENTS

      SUSPENSION

      In the suspension department, the Instinct Alloy 10 floats on RockShox.

      Upfront, the Recon Silver RL delivers 150mm of travel and features key adjustments for amateur riders. These include:

      Air pressure. One of the most important metrics and something that the majority amateur and intermediate riders overlook.

      Rocky Mountain Instinct A10-70


      Rebound adjusts how fast your suspension responds to an impact. Lots of rocks or tree roots? Speed the rebound. Smooth and flowy, or landing a jump or drop for the first time? Then slow it down.

      And lastly, lockout on the Recon adjusts how firm the suspension is.

      Rocky Mountain Instinct A10-80


      Out back there’s a suitably matching RockShox Deluxe Select. It also features air pressure and rebound.

      Rocky Mountain Instinct A10-90


      GEARS

      11-speed Shimano Deore components are scattered across the Instinct A10 build. That’s a very good thing.

      Because:

      11-speed Deore gets riders a massive 11-tooth to 51-tooth range. This means easier climbing gears and smoother gear shifts compared with 10 and 9 speed systems.

      Rocky Mountain Instinct A10-100


      And Deore 11 gets most of the tech that the upper-end groupsets do.

      It also means that if you break something, it’s not going to cost a fortune to replace.

      Rocky Mountain Instinct A10-110


      WHEELS AND BRAKES

      Rocky Mountain TR30 rims that are laced to Shimano hubs.

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      The rims are tubeless ready and 30mm wide - perfect for smooth or aggressive trail riding.

      WTB have updated their Trail Boss tyres. The knobs are deeper and more spaced out. Improving cornering grip and grip under braking, but without losing the efficiency factor they are known for.

      Tektro hydraulic disc brakes provide plenty of stopping power for riders starting out. But as you get more comfortable with speed, this is an area worth upgrading. Shimano or Magura 4-piston brakes are always great options to consider.

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      Specifications

      Colour Beyond the Sea/War Machine/Black Dog
      Sizes S, M, L, XL
      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
      Fork RockShox Recon Silver RL 150mm // 42mm Offset
      Shock RockShox Deluxe Select // Sealed Bearing Eyelet // 25x8mm Hardware // 27.5”: XS, SM = 190x45mm // 29”: MD, LG, XL= 210x52.5mm
      Handlebar Rocky Mountain AM // 780mm Width // 25mm Rise // 9° Backsweep // 5° Upsweep // 31.8mm Clamp
      Grips Rocky Mountain Lock On Light
      Stem Rocky Mountain 31.8 AM // 5° Rise // All Sizes = 40m
      Seatpost Rocky Mountain Toonie Drop 30.9mm // XS, SM = 125mm // MD = 150mm // LG, XL = 175mm
      Saddle WTB Volt 142
      Pedals NA
      Shifters Shimano Deore, 11 speed
      Front Guide OneUp Top Guide // Rocky Mountain Canadarm Mount
      Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore, 11 speed
      Brakes Tektro HD-M275 // Tektro Fr:180mm, Rr:180mm
      Brake Levers Tektro HD-M275
      Cassette SunRace CSMS8 EA1 11-51T, 11 speed
      Chain KMC X11-1
      Crankset Rocky Mountain Microdrive // SRAM 76mm BCD // 32T // 24mm Spindle // XS: 165mm // S, M, L, XL: 170mm Crank Length
      Bottom Bracket Rocky Mountain Sealed BB92 // Shimano Compatible
      Rims Rocky Mountain TR30 Tubeless, 32H
      Hubs Fr: Shimano MT410 Boost 15mm // Rr: Shimano MT400 Boost 148 // RMB Axle: 163mm x 12mm x 1.5mm
      Spokes 2.0 Stainless
      Tyres Fr: WTB Trail Boss Comp 2.40” // Rr: WTB Trail Boss Comp 2.40”