All new Rocky Mountain Instinct Powerplay

29er with 140mm travel

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

Check the website for more details: Instinct Powerplay