There is simply no better way to make riding faster, safer and more fun than a quality full suspension mountain bike. Engineers have poured hours developing suspension that gobbles up bumps and maximizes traction. That said, how we talk about suspension is stuck in the 1990s; with almost every brand claiming they’re the only one to have solved suspensions’ achilles heel (whatever that is) with their new linkage or widget. This mismatch between marketing hype and engineering reality has led to a widespread misunderstanding of how suspension actually works. This post is our attempt to demystify suspension and, hopefully, give you enough information to make an informed purchase and unlock the benefits of your next full suspension mountain bike.
At Eastside, we aim high. Not only to we want to be the best bike shop in Boise, but we also want to be the friendliest. This is no small task; Boise is graced with an abundance of shops all trying to do the same. Since we’ve opened, we have strived to be a different kind of bike shop. One that’s service-focused, community-oriented, and driven by the love for bikes we share with our customers. Here are the three things we do to be a different, better kind of bike shop.
We’re huge fans of the new Rocky Mountain Instinct and apparently so are the folks over at Pinkbike. We’ve been able to get few rides in on some of the early release Instincts in the Boise foothills and have come away impressed. So while it’s one thing to say that the new Instinct climbs better and is more fun than any trail bike has business being, its another have it in black and white. So here is what they had to say: There you have it and we wholeheartedly agree. For Mike Levy’s full review, head over to Pinkbike. To get your hands on the new Rocky Mountain Instinct swing by the shop to day or call to get one on pre-order. We have a feeling this bike is going to go fast. In addition to the Instinct 90 BC edition, Rocky offers standard versions of the Instinct with 140 mm front and …
The 2018 Rocky Mountain Instinct has been one of our favorite bikes this year. It turns out that Bicycling Magazine thinks the same thing, giving the Instinct top honors in a field packed full of 29 inch trail bikes. What got the Instinct the nod? Simply put, it was its versatility: “a bike that you can race XC on Saturday and take to the lift-served park on Sunday.” You can read more about Bicyling’s thoughts on the Instinct here. We keep an Instinct along side of several bikes from Rocky Mountain and Norco as part of our demo fleet. Stop by for a test ride today, we thing you will be similarly impressed.