design

We fully develop and build our bikes in-house, with our own team of highly skilled designers and engineers. Because we love advanced technology and great design.

concepts

Our bikes are all about grip, tons of grip. So they are long, slack and have our patented super smooth puma suspension platform.

 

When we start off developing a new bike, we first build a design strategy that helps us keep focus. Right after that we develop the geometry and kinematics with simulations and prototype mules.

 

Through rapid cycles of sketching our designers investigate many possible idea’s and solutions for the new bike, some totally crazy, some might be feasible.

development

High end 3D CAD software helps us to build the complex surface models of our carbon frames and drive train components. Using mockups and rapid prototyping technology, we can validate and experience the geometry and kinematic idea’s.

 

All bearings, pivots and rockers are simulated and well tested before they end up in a production model.

 

Apart from the frames we also develop many other parts specifically for our bikes, like our own high-end 7075AL chain rings, trigger shifters, chain tensioners and chain guides.

testing

For performance testing we use our locations in Croatia. If frames and components survive there on the rocky trails, they will pretty much survive anything.

 

From our Croatian performance HQ we ride our prototypes on Alpine trails in Jamnica (SI) and on the rockiest trails of UCI Premantura (HR), UCI Kamenjak (HR) and Rabac (HR).

 

Also our test riders in Switzerland and Germany check new bike developments and help us create the ultimate riding experience.

carbon

Our raw frame parts are manufactured in a carbon factory, where also some well known premium mountain bike brands are manufactured.

 

The frame parts are tested against the ISO4210 standard and the much stricter internal factory testing program according to German Zedler standards and equipment.

coating

Coating is done in Amsterdam at a highly specialized company. The frames are carefully prepared, after which the primer is applied. When the surface is extremely smooth the two-component multi-layer coating system is applied to the frame.

assembly

Quality control, assembly of the frames and final bike assembly is all done in-house at Instinctiv.

 

In critical pivots and rockers we use top quality  bearings, mostly needle bearings or bearings in max or double row variations.

 

Our wheelsets are custom built with carefully selected components of the highest quality. Handbuilt wheelsets result in more stable wheels than standard factory wheels, giving you more confidence and acceleration speed.

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