who we are
We love developing better bikes, that is what drives us all every day. Bikes with even better suspension, better quality, better design. So that you ride with maximum confidence and fun.
When our founder Andreas swung a leg over his first Specialized mountain bike in the UK back in 1992, he was hooked forever.
Trained as a mechanical engineer, he founded first a design firm in 2009, gaining a lot of experience in developing high quality products and bikes in over 120 projects. It would only be a matter of time before our team would start designing our own mountain bikes.
Around 2017 we started to develop the first ideas and concepts for our own line of high performance mountain bikes. It would take about 3 years of development and after successfully testing the first carbon prototypes in 2020 in Croatia, we started small scale production in-house. That was the time that Instinctiv was born as a separate company, dedicated to building better trail bikes.
Our head quarter is located in Amsterdam, where we have our team of bike designers, highly skilled engineers and production mechanics.
We have over fifteen years of experience in development of highly complex products, many of them bikes and ebikes. We develop concepts, design kinematics, run simulations, use advanced 3D CAD programs to develop our frames and build prototypes.
built in Europe
All our bikes are built to order in our workshop in Amsterdam. You talk directly to our designers and riders.
We are not part of a large group, but fully independent. All we do is small scale, without investors, without loans and with little marketing. We’d rather go out riding and use our time to develop the next generation bikes.
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For extensive performance testing we use locations in Croatia. If frames and components survive there, they will pretty much survive anything.
From our testing center 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).
Apart from these testing locations, we have other riders test our bikes in Spain and Switzerland, participating in many Enduro races and the EWS.
We build our bikes fully in-house with our own people. Only the raw carbon parts are coming from Asia.
Quality checks on all parts is done in-house, high-quality custom coating is done in Amsterdam and also the assembly of frames, bearings and full bikes we all do in house.