Featuring the same motor as the highly regarded Altitude Powerplay, the company’s Dyname 3.0 system, the bike features a fully integrated battery and 140mm travel. The second bike in the brands ebike lineup the bike has 29″ wheels, a 630Wh battery (500Wh on entry level) and a custom bottom bracket and standard cranks (that can be replaced if needed).
The geometry is adjustable using the patented Ride 9 system to give either a steep, neutral or slack ride, using two interlocking chips. The motor is now in its third generation and has a maximum torque of 80Nm. It’s silent and brushless – it looks quite complex from the outside due to its multiple jockey wheels and torque sensor.
The battery is fixed into the frame which may be an issue for some, especially on multi day trips without a plug close to your bike. The new iWoc TRIO-Remote features coloured LEDs with battery levels and the mode level. It looks pretty slick and includes haptic feedback, a small vibration to give you a signal that you’ve pressed the button. Neat!
Rocky Mountain Instinct Geometry
The bike comes in two spec levels:
Rocky Mountain Instinct Powerplay Alloy 70
Fork 140mm FOX 34 Float Performance Shock 140mm FOX Float DPS Performance Elite Motor/Battery Dyname 3.0 632Wh Drivetrain SRAM GX Eagle Brakes SRAM Guide RE 200/200 mm Seatpost FOX Transfer Performance Wheels RaceFace AR 30 Tyres Maxxis Rekon EXO 29×2.6″ Price € 6,000
Rocky Mountain Instinct Powerplay Alloy 50
Fork RockShox Reba RL 140 mm Shock RockShox Deluxe Debonair RT 140 mm Motor/Battery Dyname 3.0 500 Wh Drivetrain SRAM GX 1×11 Brakes SRAM Guide T 200/200 mm Seatpost Race Face Aeffect Dropper Wheels Sun Düroc SD37/Rocky Mountain Tyres Maxxis Rekon EXO 29×2.6″ Price € 5,000