X9

29" / 140 mm / 130 mm / carbon

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gearbox * 

drive * 

sprocket * 

Choose the size of your rear sprocket. Only in combination with a gearbox.

chain tensioner * 

trigger shifter * 

shock * 

wheelset * 

remarks

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

estimated delivery around 15 August 2022*

exclusive

We build a limited number bikes, no single bike is the same. Your bike will be made specially for you in the size, color and configuration you choose.

quality

Yes, the price is high. But we only use high quality components and build the bikes by hand in-house.

warranty

Your frame is covered by a 10 year long guarantee for many worry free rides.

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: 130 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.

suspension

Small lightweight rockers, an upside-down-shock-mount, less unsprung weight, high quality bearings and the use of high load needle bearings in many pivots make for a highly responsive layout. The X is lighter than the M and a faster climber. Still the X is extremely planted.

weight

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

drivetrain

The X comes with a 12-speed Pinion gearbox. No more worries about broken derailleurs during a multiple day ride over the Alps, almost no maintaince needed. Our drivetrain is efficient and worry free. Thanks to the absence of derailleur and cassette your rear wheel is lighter, you have more traction and better control. Both with the DS2 grip shifter and with the optional trigger shifter; shifting is fast, instant and precise.

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


standard chain drive with 30T chainring and 30T sprocket, optional 26T sprocket


standard Pinion DS2 grip shifter
optional Instinctiv trigger shifter

front wheel

optional aluminum 29″ Crankbrothers Synthesis XCT Alloy rims, Industry Nine 101 hub, 28 spokes. 110×15 BOOST, ISO 6 bolt, black

 

optional carbon 29″ Crankbrothers Synthesis XCT 11 Carbon rims, Industry Nine Hydra hub, 28 spokes, 110×15 BOOST, ISO 6 bolt, black

rear wheel

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

 

optional carbon 29″ Crankbrothers Synthesis XCT 11 Carbon, Industry Nine Hydra hub, 32 spokes, 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, etc. to take full advantage of the potential and adjustability of the suspension. Heavier riders may experience an increased sag percentage.

The X9 is long and slack for a trail bike and designed for one purpose only. To make your ride smoother, faster and with more control. Both during a technical climb and riding downhill full speed.

 

A steep seatpost angle allows you to climb comfortably, keeping weight on the front wheel.

The long reach allows you to feel planted ‘in’ rather than ‘on top’ of your bike.

 

The slack head tube angle, combined with a short fork offset and stem gives you great stability and confidence yet still gets you through a tight switchback.

All sizes are given in millimeters, unless stated otherwise.

compatible shocks

Various shocks can be used in combination with the X platform. The following combinations have been validated:

fox

Float DPS 185 x 50 mm Trunnion

Float X 185 x 50 mm Trunnion

rockshox

Super Deluxe 185 x 55 mm Trunnion

dt swiss

R535 ONE 185 x 55 Trunnion

dvo

Topaz T3 Air 185 x 55 Trunnion

non-compatible shocks

fox

Float X2 185 x 55 mm Trunnion

rockshox

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

Öhlins​

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.

Crankbrothers Synthesis E11 carbon

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

reviews

“The Instinctiv scores points with its plush suspension and central riding position. The Pinion gearbox ensures a low centre of gravity and is beautifully integrated into the frame.”

“This bike is surely the most successful machine that we have been able to test with this type of transmission. It is totally consistent with its program, whether in terms of the suspension quality, the geometry, mass distribution or the finish.”
“Downhill the M97 turns on and purrs smoothly through the terrain.The rear end works first class, responds well and reliably levels even rough passages. There is enough pop available for jumps and sufficient progression for hard landings. As a result, the potent rear end feels like more than 150 mm of travel.”

“Although the Instinctiv M9 only has 140 millimeters of rear travel, it rides extremely smooth and feels like a downhill bike on the trail. Thanks to the Pinion gearbox and a good chain guide, it doesn’t make any noise and is unusually quiet on the descent.”

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We are happy to answer your questions and make you a personal offer for this bike.

We are happy to answer your questions and make you a personal offer for this bike.

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

 

* 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.

 

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

sizing tool

body height

Stand straight with your back against a wall, place a book on your head and make a mark on the wall with tape. Measure the floor to mark distance.

leg length

Stand with your back against a wall. Take a book and tuck it between your legs. Make a mark on the wall with tape and measure the distance.

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.

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