Video: Wade Simmons Samples The Instinct

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Designed for the rugged riding that surrounds our North Vancouver office, the Rocky Mountain Instinct is a versatile, long travel 29er. No stranger to pushing the limits of what trail bikes are capable of, Wade Simmons sampled the Instinct and came away with a verdict: it’s a contender on a variety of terrain and a ton of fun.

2013 Rocky Mountain Instinct

KEY FEATURES

• Ride-9 adjustable geometry & suspension chip
• Stealth dropper post & internal cable routing
• 130mm of Smoothlink travel
• RTC-29 Geometry: HA 67.7°-69.3°, BBD 40mm-21mm, CS 452mm
• ISCG05 Tabs
• ABC Pivots

For more info, check out the Rocky Mountain site.
Video by Matt Dennison.

118 Comments

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 Spoke on the Water
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 what your guy doesn't do that when he tunes your bike.... Wink

that was by far the coolest way to play music i have ever seen.
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 A bike in the sky.
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 I thought it was cool playing smoke on the water on my guitar... until now.
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 Was it smoke on the water, or was it cat scratch fever? hmmm
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 Definitely smoke on the water.
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 I'm gonna go through that whole inspection progress the next time I look at a bike in a shop!
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 LOL @ BenSawyer!
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 How long did this take you to edit Matt? About half an hour, maybe 45?
  • + 46
 Is this a silent protest for 29er? he'd rather use it to make music than riding it.
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 The Godfather has been loving wagon wheels for quite a while now. We just wanted to do something a little different with this video. Hope you enjoyed!
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 I wanna hear Black Knight and Highway Star now...that was super clever....well done to all involved
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 well i guess he just had a vision and is great at making it come to life quickly geeze.....
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 That was a pretty terrible video..
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 WHen will he be doing concerts in VA?
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 About 10 seconds of riding. Wow.
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 @RockyMountainBicycles. I thought Wade doesn't like being called The Godfather. However, if you're paying his Tacoma and house payments, and giving him bikes, you can call G-Diddy whatever you like.
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 @galliwasp he didn't back in the day when he was a young gun but he's into it now.
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 @mfbeast, Bru, that's a creative and well edited vid. If you aren't able to appreciate that, you need to see someone, yesterday.
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 Yeah that was rad.
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 @RockyMountainBicycles. Correction appreciated, thank you.
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 @CaptainSnappy: Yeah I know, I faved it too. I watched it with the sound off so couldn't really appreciate it...
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 Yea, editing this must have sucked!
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 That was one of the sickest videos I have seen in a long time!!
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 I want this as my ringtone
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 Dude! music made by bike sounds and played by my hero. thanks guys.
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 You need Tippie rapping to it!
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 Hehe. Brilliant video! As a musician/drummer I approve. I should try to link up an original song where I "play the spokes" as the intro to one our most metal tunes!
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 This should be a commercial on TV
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 come to think of it, there arent any bike adverts over here!
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 Cool adaptation.
Here is the one that I did for the Bicycle Film Festival back in 2009.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSJLEd-PRpY&feature=share&list=UUsj19mlEgJIHjApySDQ9KIg
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 Would it sound different on a 26er or 650b? Brilliant video. I just ordered an instinct because of the video. The power of social media.
  • + 1
 Demo'd it. It's a sweet bike. Rumor mill says it lookin' even lighter next year.
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 Damn rights its a sweet bike. Thing looks like it weighs 20 lbs and strong as shit if Rocky is making it. They been around forever
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 Very well done. Best video I've seen in a while. Thanks!
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 Totally awesome. Sickest thing I've seen this week, so far.
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 awesome edit. great idea! bike looks cool and im always down to watch wade ride! Rocky still killin it! shows in this vid.
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 Thanks for the hard work Matt
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 Deep Purple + Wade Simmons = Good edit!
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 Shame we couldn't see a little more of "The Godfather" shredding.
It's still a fresh video though! Good work!
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 Great edit! If you haven't seen the animated film, Triplets of Belleville, watch it...
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 Last carbon Rocky Mountain Altitude I had cracked at the bottom bracket (not from an impact). It was my XC bike and less than a year old. They refused to warranty it. Never again will I ride a Rocky Mountain.
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 Awesome Vid! Wicked Edit!

Wade you kill it as usual! Smile
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 You are the best Simmons, that was a real sample Big Grin
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 I also like what you did with the title . "Samples" the Instinct. Quite literally.
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 You have to love the beat of a 29er when it rips _____O^O_____
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 The bike seems inconsequential... could just as easily be the Sh**bike, Fatbike or any other 2 wheeler and he would still rip it up.
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 Musical bike ABUSE..... Wink
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 only if they had those instruments in the music department! 3
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 I guess Neil Young rates real high that the haters haven't come out here to bash the "damage" done to Deep Purple.
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 What does Neil Young have to do with Deep Purple's song "Smoke on the Water"?
  • + 1
 There was a post recently with a tweaked version of a Neil Young song that a lot of people were upset about. It was the one with CG testing the DVO stuff.
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 Got to get me some tickets for his next gig! Razz
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 That looked like editing hell.
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 i was hoping to see some more shredding, still a really sweet vid though
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 kinda cool. sounded like trent reznor covering deep purple
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 Cool and original vid! Nice work and awesome edit.
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 Thanks you so much wade! My life is now complete!
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 So cool! Nice to see something different.
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 WTF.....that was tits!
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 cool vid! Guess the instinct is no longer a hard tail!
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 I LOVE it! Nice play on the the word samples.
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 Way too much time on your hands there Simmons! You ride better!
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 That is a solid video. I was jamming out on my desktop to the spoke tunes!
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 Who would've thought? Sick!
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 oh Matt Dennison, you've done it again
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 Beauty. Nice to see some creativity. Love the old school rock.
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 Yes that is a great little video. Good work!
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 Luv it! Just needs more shredding!
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 Hahaha... Wadefully harmonic..
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 Awesome !! Thanks for making that, made my morning. ( Too bad its just another 29'er though, grrrrr )
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 Gotta love Wade! Awesome vid, gave me a few chuckles.
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 Suns out...Guns out...!!!!!! get your shred on bitches!!!!!
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 this is the greatest video! holy shit good job
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 Nice idea! Made my day ...
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 WOOOOOOOWEEEEEEEEEE Stupendously Musical!
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 Awesome video!!!!
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 that was a silly video..but it was funny as shit. pretty creative..
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 Hahaha TPSHIT man!!
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 Very talented !!!!!
Very GOOD MUSIC!!!!!
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 BIKE MUSIC,COOL.LIKE IT.
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 Haha yes! Love it!
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 Great Vid!!!!
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 I should tune my wheels!
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 Book love it
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 452mm Chainstays... (17.8")
Can't see myself having fun on that bike. Sorry... : )
  • + 3
 Have you ridden a 29'r? Sounds like you haven't....
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 Had chance to take this bike out for a day, and I have say it was a hoot, it is front heavy with the big wheel and not easily flickable, although by the end of the day the wheelies where getting easier, and I think with practice you could learn to pump this bike through the trails (just not as quickly as you might convert to a 650b — also spent time with the Altitude, there's a bike that loves to pop into the air with every roller). But it is a very fun bike and very capable of riding on the AM on the Wet Coast, and great fun on enduro-type trails.

Makes surprisingly tight turns too.

I'd loose the tires though, swap them for some Schwalbe NN or better yet some HD, or a different Conti or Maxxis.
  • + 1
 A simple glance at this bike tells me that the rear wheel is going to move towards the seat tube when compressed. The only way to solve this is to make the chainstays longer than ideal geometry dictates. Other designs allow for a proper length chainstays. A specialized enduro 29er has 16.9 inch chainstays by manipulating their fsr design to have a more vertical wheel path, and by curving the seattube. Look at Canfield hardtails. Their nimble 9 has adjustable chainstays as short as 16.25.
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 @TetonLarry : Yes I had the chance to try some. I like snappy, stiff, short bikes.
I've been riding for about 22 years on 26ers for some time, so I do agree I might be a little stuborn. BUT, that being said, 650b seems the way to go for me. I'll start with something like the SC Bronson...
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