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    2018 Rocky Mtn. Instinct A70

    Great All-rounder...agree? Only got about 4-5 (late summer/fall) months on it after shoulder repair but my first Moab experience was part of it. I thought it was the perfect bike for me and the trip. Looking for some mods that might make the grin on my face even wider! I've been on a WTB PureV saddle for years and I think I'm ready for an upgrade. Need some new platform pedals as well...looking forward to some conversation.

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    Very good bike indeed.
    My thoughts on upgrades would be about brakes and maybe wheels. Or, if everything just works for you, simply leave everything as-is and enjoy it. You can think upgrades when things start failing or breaking apart - depending on how and what you ride - could be one to three years down the road.

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    I really like my Insticnt. I've got a C70 but it now has a 160mm ribbon coil fork and a 216x63mm coil shock with an offset bushing so now it's a slacked out BC edition. You can set the instinct up in so many ways to suit what you want out of it. Such a versatile bike that does so many things well.
    RM should have sold a semi BC version IMO. 140mm rear with a dpx2 and a 150mm fox 36.
    Having ridden this frame with a coil shock now I personally think it suits a coil shock better than air.

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    My only issue with my c70 is the proximity of the chain to the chain stay in smallest gear. Massive chain slap had me thinking something was broken.

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