• high-end mountain bikes, the R9 in midnight dark



    material: high mod carbon fiber

    coating: two-component, 3 layer system, by hand in Europe

    bearings: sealed double row, max and high-load needle bearings

    assembly: full quality control and frame assembly in house by Instinctiv


    rear travel: 150 mm

    rear brake: 180 mm post mount.


    15,9 kg**


    Fox Float 36 Factory Series
    160 mm travel
    GRIP2, 15QRx110, 44 mm rake



    Fox Factory DHX 185×55 trunnion
    2 position lever adjustment, 8/16 clicks tuning range


    Pinion C1.12 gearbox
    12 gears, 600% range, 166 mm Q factor


    – including Instinctiv 30T chainring

    – including Pinion chain tensioner

    – including Pinion DS2 grip shifter

    – including T30 or T26 rear sprocket

    – optional Instinctiv trigger shifter

    – optional Instinctiv belt drive


    standard Magura MT5 1-finger lever with reach adjust
    optional Magura MT7 PRO 1-finger lever with reach adjust
    203 mm Storm HC front disc
    180 mm Storm HC rear disc

    front wheel

    standard aluminum 29″ Crankbrothers Synthesis Enduro alloy rims, Industry Nine 101 hub, 28 spokes. 110×15 BOOST, ISO 6 bolt, black


    optional carbon 29″ Industry Nine Hydra Enduro Carbon, 110×15 BOOST, ISO 6 bolt, black

    rear wheel

    standard aluminum 29″ Crankbrothers Synthesis Enduro Alloy rim, Industry Nine 1/1 hub, 32 spokes, 148×12 BOOST, ISO 6 bolt, black


    optional carbon 29″ Industry Nine Hydra Enduro Carbon, 148×12 BOOST, ISO 6 bolt, black


    through axle: DT Swiss RWS 148×12 (X12), with detachable lever, HWQASM00S2035S


    Maxxis Assegai DHF 29 x 2.50 WT

    Maxxis Dissector 29 x 2.40 WT


    standard handlebar: Raceface Turbine R35 alloy / 8° backsweep / 20mm rise

    optional handlebar: 77Design carbon 35 / 9° backsweep / 20mm rise

    optional handlebar: Beast UD riser / 8° backsweep / 25mm rise


    grips: Ergon GE1 MTB Enduro Evo or GA2 black grips

    stem: 77Designz One Piece Stem 35 mm or 45 mm


    Fox Transfer Factory dropper post with Fox Transfer lever
    size M: standard 150 mm, optional 125 mm

    size L: standard 150 mm, optional 125 mm

    size XL: standard 150 mm, optional 175 mm

    The 150 mm dropper post will not fully insert into the frame on a size M.

    The 175 mm dropper post will not fully insert into the frame on a size XL.

    rider weight

    We recommend a maximum rider weight of 100 kg, including clothing, backpack, accessories.


    In some cases we might need to assemble another version of a component or a similar component, when the component in question is not available anymore in the foreseeable future.


    All sizes are given in millimeters, unless stated otherwise.

    * with a saddle stack of 40mm, a dropper post of 125 mm for size medium and a dropper post of 150 mm for sizes large and extra large.



    Our bikes have a progressive suspension character. This way the suspension is supple and sensitive around sag, yet big hit capable. Plush with little risk of bottoming out. How progressive a bike is depends primarily on the regression of the leverage ratio.


    All our bikes have a anti-squat value of around 115% at sag across all gears thanks to our chainline not being affected by gear shifts.


    Anti-squat values come down throughout the bikes’ travel: from more than 120% down to less than 90%. This way our team crafted a very efficient yet lively suspension platform.

    fully active

    Our gearbox driven bikes benefits from very little pedal kickback. Especially at high speed, in heavier gears kickback is negligible.


    This is a major benefit because it means the suspension remains fully active and sensitive during quick descends, even when pedaling.


    Anti-rise levels are optimal at 90 to 100% throughout the bikes’ suspension travel.


    This means that brake forces accurately compensate for any mass transfer during deceleration. Not only at sag-point but at any point throughout the bikes’ travel.


    Our suspension platform is designed to offer a near vertical initial axle-path. A vertical or rearward axle path improves the suspension’s smoothness.


    When the vectors from trail obstacles and the wheel path are more in line this results in the suspension being compressed rather than the bike being ‘held back’.

    leverage ratio



    pedal kickback

    axle path

    find your size

    body height

    Stand straight with your back against a wall and place a book on your head. Make sure the book is parallel with the floor and at right angles to the wall, touching the wall. Make a mark on the wall with tape and measure the distance between the bottom of the book and the floor.

    leg length

    Stand straight up with your back against a wall. Take a book and tuck it between your legs. Pull up the book, simulating the pressure of sitting on a bike saddle. Make a mark on the wall with tape and measure the distance between the top of the book and the ground.


    Pinion grip shifter

    Light, efficient and ergonomically very good. Developed with Ergon. Great for shifting up and down multiple gears at once.

    instinctiv trigger shifter

    Fast, precise and very close to what you are used to. Allows intuitive single upshift and double downshifts.

    spring calculation

    We advise to use the spring calculation from Fox to understand which spring rate you would need.


    In the spring calculator you will need to fill out some personal preferences and some R frame specific values. Please use the following:



    Rear travel (Federweg hinten): 150 mm

    Shock travel (Hub des Dämpfers): 55 mm

    Load on rear end (Belastung auf den Hinterbau): 65%

    raceface turbine alloy / 300 grams

    Dialed in to fit your modern riding style and set-up, the Turbine R is a rad all-mountain handlebar with an aggressive riding position and a killer strength to weight ratio.. With 8° backsweep and 20mm rise.

    77designz carbon / 257 grams

    Carbon handlebar with a 35mm clamping zone offer the perfect balance of stiffness and flex. The aluminum sleeve protects the carbon fibers from constriction and crimping. With 9° backsweep and 20mm rise.

    beast ud carbon / 194 grams

    Lighter, tougher, better. The excellent balance of flexibility, vibration damping and robustness ensures precise steering response and the ultimate on-trail experience. With 8° backsweep and 25mm rise.

    Crankbrothers Synthesis enduro Alloy

    Tuned front and rear alloy wheel system for enduro riding and racing, with Industry Nine 101 front and rear hub.

    industry nine enduro s carbon

    The Hydra S Carbon series pairs the legendary performance of the flagship Hydra hub with the S Series chassis and modern carbon technology.

    fizik terra alpaca x5 for men

    A new MTB saddle from Fizik that is perfect for full-suspension trail bikes, the 145mm-wide saddle offers great pedaling support but is also easy to move around on.

    fizik luca x5 for women

    A mountain bike saddle from Fizik, specifically designed for women, with a central cutout, corrosion-resistant S-Alloy rails and a carbon-reinforced nylon shell.

    sqlab 611 for men and women

    The wave-like shape and raised rear section provide perfect rearward support and an optimal pressure distribution which reaches deep into the body structures resulting in improved power transmission.

    ergon smc for men

    Comfort and dynamic response as an unbeatable combination. You’re comfortable in every position and ready to put the pedal to the metal. Leave saddle discomfort in the dust and enjoy the trails with the SMC Men Sport Gel.

    crankbrothers stamp 7 large

    Pro-level concave platform pedal provides optimal shoe/pedal interface.

    crankbrothers mallet e

    The ultimate pedal for enduro racing, with integrated traction pad technology.

    frame only

    Customize more and build your own R9 with our frameset. Durable, smooth and very fast enduro machine.


    drive * 

    sprocket * 

    Choose the size of your rear sprocket

    shifting * 

    tubeless * 

    handlebar * 

    stem length * 

    saddle * 

    pedals * 

    wheelset * 

    brakes * 

    coil * 

    community * 

    Share your experience with our bikes with new potential riders. ***


    Let us know if you have a special request for your bike.

    ready for shipping around 15 April 2023*


    Colors may appear different on your screen. Not all selection options are reflected and updated in the image representing the bike.

    * delivery times

    The mentioned delivery times are estimated to the best of our knowledge, based on the lead times that are communicated to us by our suppliers. The expected shipping date might change if parts are delivered to us later than expected. Depending on the chosen options, the lead time can become longer.

    ** weight

    Approx weight based on the lightest configuration in size L, with a Pinion C1.12 drive train, carbon wheelset, without pedals.

    *** community

    Many Instinctiv riders are part of our growing community. They are happy to share real stories about their bikes to potential new Instinctiv riders without any commercial pressure. We hope you want to be part of our community as well. So we can add your phone and email on our website or send your contact details to potential new Instinctiv riders in your area when they ask to see a bike in real.

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