When it comes time to head out the door for that all-day ride into the alpine, the Instinct Powerplay is our most versatile e-bike in the lineup. You will ride faster, you will ride further, covering more ground than you would've only dreamed about before.
The Instinct Powerplay integrates our powerful Dyname 3.0 drive system on a 29" wheeled platform with 140mm of rear travel for efficient rolling over long distances. Featuring the iWoc TRIO remote, our RIDE-9 adjustment system, tweaked suspension kinematics, and great small bump sensitivity, the Instinct Powerplay is perfect for the big epic rides!
- The Instinct is Rocky Mountain's most versatile platform
- Sleek, fully integrated design
- Intuitive & smooth Dyname 3.0 electric assist
- Super high torque drive output: 108Nm!
- High capacity 672 Wh battery
- Fast charging: from empty - 530 Wh (80%) in 2:10 hrs, 640Wh (95%) in 2:55, 100% in 3:50
- New iWoc Trio V3 with ANT+ communication for Garmin connectivity
- 150mm fork to handle higher speeds
- 4 Piston brakes front and rear for increased power
- Wider range drivetrain for those extra steep climbs
- Maxxis DHR rear tire to handle heavy braking loads
- Ergon grips to reduce rider fatigue
Dyname 3.0 drive
Designed in Canada, in collaboration with Propulsion Powercycle, the Dyname 3.0 drive system is a sleek, lightweight, and powerful electric assist that pushes the boundaries of electric bikes. Its compact, low-mounted motor allows us to design electric mountain bikes to our suspension and handling standards—with proper geometry and ideal pivot placement. The system provides class-leading torque, instant power response, and super-fast charging.
Size Specific tune
Size Specific Tune ensures that riders of all sizes get the right balance of small-bump compliance, mid-stroke support, and end-stroke progressiveness. Our design team does custom shock tunes based on real-world field testing and adjusts each tune for specific frame sizes.
FORM tubesets utilize premium materials to meet our strict requirements. Each FORM tube that we create is engineered for its specific purpose within the frame, ensuring optimized strength, weight, and ride quality.
RIDE-9 adjustment system
The RIDE-9 adjustment system allows riders to quickly fine-tune their geometry and suspension with a pair of Allen keys. Nine configurations are possible thanks to two interlocking chips.
Adjust your RIDE-9 position for geometry before considering suspension effects, or variables like air pressure and shock compression. Make gradual, incremental changes, take notes and be methodical. Don't adjust in a hurry before a big ride. Take your time and enjoy the process.
Smoothlink suspension is efficient yet supple when you're on the pedals and across a wide range of gears. It features a controlled end-stroke and a rate-curve that feels more capable than the travel would suggest. This four-bar suspension design philosophy is centered on ride characteristics; each bike platform we develop balances variables like anti-squat, axle path, chain growth, rate curve, anti-rise, etc. to achieve the legendary Rocky Mountain ride feel.
Smoothwall carbon uses one of the world's most sophisticated carbon processes to deliver industry-leading stiffness-to-weight, ride quality, and durability. We eliminate excess resin and fibers by using rigid internal molds instead of traditional air bladders. We then utilize different types of carbon in specific frame areas to maximize stiffness and impact resistance while minimizing overall weight.
|Motor||Dyname 3.0 Class 1 eMTB Drive | 250w | 108Nm | iWoc TRIO V3 Remote w. ANT+ LEV communication | Upgraded High Cadence Boost & Power Extension Firmware|
|Battery||672 Wh Fully Integrated Li-Ion|
|Display||iWoc TRIO V3 Remote w. ANT+ LEV communication|
|Charger||48V FAST Charger | 80% Charge in 2:10 | 100% Charge in 3:50|
|Frame||FORM Alloy. Full Sealed Cartridge Bearings. Press Fit BB. Internal Cable Routing. 2-Bolt ISCG05 Tabs. RIDE-9 Adjustable Geometry + Suspension Rate. 140mm Travel. FORM Alloy Rear Triangle|
|Fork||RockShox 35 Gold RL 150mm | 44mm Offset|
|Headset||FSA Orbit NO.57E | 36°x45° Bearings | 30.2mm x 41mm x 7.1mm Upper | 40mm x 51.8mm x 7.5mm Lower | 1.5" Crown Race|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Deluxe Select+ | Sealed Bearing Eyelet | 210x55mm|
|Rims/Wheels||WTB ST i35 TCS 2.0 Tubeless | Tubeless Ready - Tape | Valves Incl | 32H|
Front: Shimano MT410 | 15mm Boost
Rear: Shimano MT400 Boost 148mm | RMB Axle | 163mm x 12mm x 1.5mm
Front: Maxxis Minion DHF 2.6 EXO Tubeless Ready
Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II 2.6 EXO Tubeless Ready
|Crankset||Race Face Ride Cinch 34T | 24mm Spindle | 170mm Crank Length|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano SM-BBMT500|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Deore 11spd|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano Deore 11-51T 11spd|
|Shifters||Shimano Deore 11spd|
|Handlebars||Rocky Mountain AM | 780mm Width | 12mm Rise | 9° Backsweep | 5° Upsweep | 31.8mm Clamp|
|Tape/Grips||Rocky Mountain Lock On Light|
|Stem||Rocky Mountain 31.8 AM | All Sizes = 40mm|
|Brakes||Shimano 4120 Trail 4 Piston | Resin Pads | RT64 203mm F Rotor | RT64 203mm R Rotor|
|Saddle||WTB Volt 142|
|Seat Post||Rocky Mountain Toonie Drop Composite 30.9mm | SM = 125mm | MD - LG = 150mm | XL = 170mm|
|Accessories & Extras||Offside Dual Waterbottle Adapter|
* Subject to change without notice.