• Instinctiv_M7_frame_espresso_dark_front
    M7 frame



    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.

    Included in the frameset:

    – down tube and chainstay protectors
    – Acros Blocklock headset (ZS44, ZW56)
    – Instinctiv 30t narrow wide chainring
    – seatpost clamp (31.6 mm)

    – through axle DT Swiss RWS 148×12 with detachable lever

    Remark: shock is not included in the frameset.


    3.17 kg, including cable clamps, headset bearings, seat post clamp and protectors.


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

    – including 170 mm cranks

    – including Pinion 26T rear sprocket

    – including Pinion universal spacer set

    – including Pinion DS2 grip shifter

    – optional chain tensioner

    – optional Instinctiv trigger shifter

    front wheel

    optional aluminum 27.5″ Crankbrothers Synthesis Enduro alloy rims, Industry Nine 101 hub, 28 spokes. 110×15 BOOST, ISO 6 bolt, black


    optional carbon 27.5″ Industry Nine Hydra Enduro Carbon, 110×15 BOOST, ISO 6 bolt, black

    rear wheel

    optional aluminum 27.5″ Crankbrothers Synthesis Enduro Alloy rim, Industry Nine 1/1 hub, 32 spokes, 148×12 BOOST, ISO 6 bolt, black

    optional carbon 27.5″ Industry Nine Hydra Enduro Carbon, 148×12 BOOST, ISO 6 bolt, black

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

    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.


    compatible shocks

    Various shocks can be used in combination with the M platform. Shock specifications and stroke are similar for all M7, M9 and M97 models.


    The following combinations have been validated:


    Float X 185 x 55 mm Trunnion

    Float DPX2 185 x 55 mm Trunnion

    Float DPS 185 x 55 mm Trunnion


    Super Deluxe 185 x 55 mm Trunnion

    dt swiss

    R535 ONE 185 x 55 Trunnion


    Topaz T3 Air 185 x 55 Trunnion

    non-compatible shocks


    Float X2 185 x 55 mm Trunnion,
    Remote versions of the Float DPX2 and Float X


    Deluxe 185 x 55 mm Trunnion
    Remote versions of the Deluxe and Super Deluxe


    TTX1Air or TTX2Air, 185 x 55 mm Trunnion

    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.

    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.


    gearbox * 

    drive * 

    chain tensioner * 

    trigger shifter * 

    wheelset * 

    shock * 

    community * 

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    ready for shipping around 19 March 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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