2018 Rocky Mtn. Instinct A70- Mtbr.com
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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2014

    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.

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    Nov 2018
    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.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    Sep 2018
    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.

  4. #4
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    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    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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