PRESS RELEASE: Rocky Mountain
Our BC Edition bikes are how our staff in Vancouver build their personal bikes, and for the first time we're releasing an alloy version of our Instinct BC Edition.
Designed with an optimized single-position link, aggressive geometry, and a long stroke shock that provides 155mm of rear travel, we’ve kitted out the Instinct Alloy 50 BC Edition with wide bars, big tires, ultra-stiff wheels, and more capable suspension. It smashes all-mountain lines, rails corners, and plows over everything in sight, while displaying all the climbing efficiency that makes the regular Instinct a crowd favourite.Instinct Alloy 50 BC Edition
• Intended use: trail / enduro
• Wheel size: 29” Wide Trail and 27.5+ compatible
• Travel: 160mm front, 155mm rear
• FORM™ alloy frame
• Size: S - XL
• Weight: 32.3lbs (size Medium)
• Price: $3,699 USD / $4,999 CADSpecs Geometry Details
• Max tire clearance is 29 x 2.6", and 27.5 x 2.8" (3.0" with low profile knobs)
• Bearings at all pivots, including at lower shock mount (compatible with aftermarket shocks as well)
• Blind pivots maximize heel clearance
• Light, tooled rear axle
• Ships with FSA extend-O-matic headset for swapping to 27.5+ wheels without negatively affecting handling
• Large headtube ports, full shift housing, large downtube access port, and internal shift and brake housing within the front triangle
• Accommodates longer dropper posts
• Chainstay and downtube protectors
• Integrated “Spirit Guide” chainguide, with 2-bolt ISCG05
• Dedicated link delivering 155mm of travel and fixed geometry
• 1x optimized design with wider main pivot
• Modern parts compatibility (boost spacing, metric shock lengths, post-mount 180mm brakes, etc.)
• All sizes fit a water bottle in the front triangle, even with a reservoir shock
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Made in Canada?! As @gtrguy pointed out, these are maid in Taiwan, so your argument about the dollar makes no sense... Sounds like there is at least one knife in that drawer that is more dull than I am...
There is always give and take when it comes to pricing and manufacturing it just depends on what the company values as to what decisions they make. I prefer well engineered frames combined with tight controls on manufacturing processes and ideally made close to home. Guerrilla Gravity is my top contender for a new rig at this point!
Learn your tech if you are going to argue about it.
Really hard to wrap your head around the MSRP in Canada for Rocky, Norco, Transition, Evil and Santa Cruz these days. Specialized and Trek are doing a little better. Giant makes sense at least.
Edit: Totally forgot about Commencal, you could buy a Meta AM 29er race with Fox Factory for another $500 over this! LOL.
What I still don't understand though are many of the dramatic price increases over the years. I had a somewhat similarly spec'ed aluminum 2014 Rocky Mountain Instinct 950 for which I paid $3,299 CAD. Full SLX, good wheels, not as nice fork, but solid bike.
Now, four years later that same bike is $4,999 CAD. An increase of $1,700!
What gives? I understand "inflation" but c'mon. What's really going on?
I'd say it's pretty reasonably priced, I'll definitely have to consider this bike. I don't care about Carbon or a couple lbs.
Dear bike manufacturers, the granny gear is the last thing I look for in a bike spec.
Sorry, got something inmy throat after reading this
Of the others only one currently offers a 29er "enduro" bike (YT Capra).. from Radon I dont expect one this year as they´ve just released the Jab, Propain has the lower travel Hughene which maaybe will inspire them to make a bigger travel version, well Canyon will probably /should release their updated strive this year which in their current model policy would make perfect sense in 29".
I know because I owned one (loved that bike).
like a cheaper code (4-pot).
more power = good
The welds on this Rocky Mountain actually look really good. I'm sure you've heard the term stacking dimes. That's a good thing. If they were overheating the tubing the welds wouldn't have good defined edges to the ripples.
I've been lurking on Pinkbike since 2000, and created an account in 2007. This is my first post ever, because I had to tell yall that yall are a bunch of idiots. Source: Professional welder since 2005.
Prices have not skyrocketed. Top-end bikes have ALWAYS been expensive, but what has changed is how much bike you get for the money. Today's bikes are SO MUCH BETTER than what they were and we are paying about the same now as we did then.