our story

For us mountain bikes bring together three elements that we love: nature, freedom and technology. So it was only a matter of time that we would build our own bikes.


performance HQ


We want to build seriously good bikes that support the feeling of freedom that we experience while riding in the most beautiful places in nature.


Bikes that inspire ultimate confidence under all circumstances, no matter if you are a pro rider or a starter. 


design HQ

how it started

As a design and engineering team we have been working for companies for over fifteen years to develop new innovative high-end sports products. We have been riding together as a team for years, both in the Netherlands and in Slovenia and Croatia.


So back in 2018 we got the desire to showcase what we are capable of doing as a team. To develop our own high-end bike was the start of Instinctiv. It started as a project but evolved into a company that designs, develops and builds innovative high-end mountain  bikes.

design hq

Our design HQ is located in Amsterdam, where we have our team of bike designers, highly skilled engineers and production leaders. This is the place where we assemble each and every frame and bike in-house, by hand.


Of course we do not have mountains in the Netherlands. But as Dutch we are kind of born on bikes. We are the country of worldchampion Mathieu van der Poel, Tom van Steenbergen, BMX world champion Niek Kimmann, double olympian Twan van Gendt, Anneke Beerten and Bart Brentjens, the first winner of a gold medal for mountain biking in the 1996 Summer Olympics.

love for

“We have no investors, no bank loans, no other stakeholders then ourselves.


This means that we can keep experimenting and take risk where needed to build bikes with a high level of detail.”

performance hq

For extensive performance testing we use our location in Croatia. If frames and components survive there, they will pretty much survive anything.


From our 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).

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