With the Thunderbolt Carbon 50, Rocky Mountain reveals an all-new carbon frame that pushes the rear travel to 130mm, increases stiffness, lowers the rate curve slightly, and gives the frame a host of next-generation features—but keeps its playful geometry and the wide range of RIDE-9 adjustments. The Thunderbolt is at home on technical climbs, powering through rough stuff, and popping off every trail feature you lay eyes on. Fox keeps your tires gripping the course with a DPS EVOL shock and 34 Performance fork, lightweight hardware that can damp with the heavyweights. Speed becomes a natural extension of your body as you crank up the SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain, with a broad gear range that offers impressive climbing prowess and a fast top-end with minimal componentry. Maxxis DHR II tires keep you glued to the trail with race-winning traction, and Shimano SLX hydraulic brakes give you peace of mind that braking is under control so you can focus on carrying speed all the way to the finish line. The Fox Transfer dropper post gives you an edge on both ascents and descents, ensuring your body is always in the right position for the job.
Born in BC, Rocky Mountain turned the already capable Instinct into an aggressive trail monster. Designed with an optimized single-position link, ultra-aggressive geometry, and a long stroke Fox DPX2 shock that provides 155mm of rear travel, the Instinct BC gives you the performance and confidence to take on big lines and big mountains. Its ultra-stiff, 160mm Fox 36 fork precisely tracks high-amplitude terrain and tempers rutted-out descents. The 2.5/2.4-inch Maxxis Minions surgically carve singletrack while standing up to big rocks and questionable landings, supported by 30mm Race Face AR rims that are happy to huck drops all day long. SRAM both delivers and controls your speed with the huge gear range of a GX/NX Eagle drivetrain and unflinching strength of its 4-piston Guide RE brakes that offer DH power at trail bike-weight. And, with a Race Face Turbine dropper, it smashes all-mountain lines, rails corners, and plows over everything in sight while displaying all the climbing efficiency that makes the Instinct a crowd favorite.
The Rocky Mountain Pipeline combines the confidence of plus-sized tires in raw, technical terrain with an aggressive trail chassis. RM pushed the rear travel to 140mm, increased stiffness, and adjusted the suspension kinematics for more efficient pedaling and better small-bump sensitivity. Available in both carbon and alloy models, the Pipeline plows through greasy roots and square-edged chunder with authority, while providing near limitless traction on rocky, slippery climbs. The Pipeline Alloy 50 version brings together a trail-ready aluminum frame, 140mm Fox 34 fork, DPS EVOL shock, and 27.5 x 2.8-inch Maxxis tires on Alex rims. That’s a combination that sets you up for success running steep, technical trail or shredding smooth-berm park runs. SRAM serves you with a GX/NX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain that offers a massive range of gearing with smooth shifting to get you anywhere you want to go, while Shimano SLX brakes rein it in with sure-stopping power that won’t fade away. Rocky Mountain cockpit components and Race Face dropper post round out the spec to make an almost too-fun trail bike that leaves behind big smiles everywhere it goes.
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With 29" wheels and a wide range of RIDE-9 adjustments, the Rocky Mountain Instinct is available in both carbon and alloy models. The re-designed frame pushes the rear travel to 140mm, increasing stiffness and tweaking the suspension kinematics. Despite the increase in travel, the new frame has noticeably more efficient pedaling with better small-bump sensitivity. The Instinct Carbon 50 combines a superlight and ultra-durable Smoothwall carbon frame with the Rocky Mountain suspension design that puts it well ahead of the industry curve. Fox handles damping front and rear with a 34 fork and DPS EVOL shock, ensuring that tricky line you start is the line you finish. The Instinct Carbon 50 rolls on Sun’s versatile Düroc rims wrapped in Maxxis rubber for aggressive control in any trail conditions, and they’re spurred on by a SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain with the gear range to go anywhere. You can dial back the speed just in time with powerful Shimano SLX brakes and rely on Rocky Mountain components to guide this rig through your trickiest descents and technical climbs. It’s ready for either with the flick of the remote for the Race Face Aeffect dropper post.
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