Rocky Mountain Altitude Powerplay C50 eMTB

  • The Rocky Mountain Altitude Powerplay eMTB is Rocky Mountain's signature enduro ebike and their carbon models are the slightly lighter elites. The Altitude Powerplay is made for aggressive trail riding and caters to the more advance mountain bikers. The Altitude's legendary 27.5" wheel and 160mm dual suspension platform combined with the especially-developed Dyname 3.0 drive system allows you to push new riding boundaries.

  • With torque of 108Nm this e-mountain bike will get you up any mountain and the sassy Altitude platform will get you down, fast and playfully if that's your thing. A very large 672Wh battery is neatly integrated into its frame and provides excellent range for those higher and further rides. The A50 model is the entry carbon model with Rockshox Lyrik Select forks, Sram NX-1E Eagle gearing, and Race Face dropper seatpost. 

    • Drive System: Dyname 3.0 Class 1 eMTB mid-drive 250W 108Nm
    • Battery: 672Wh fully integrated
    • Range: Up to 130km
    • Suspension: RockShock Yari RC with 160mm travel (front), RockShox Deluxe Select+ RT 150mm (rear)
    • Wheels: 27.5" 
    • Brand: Rocky Mountain
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Altitude Powerplay Carbon eMTB: Push New Boundaries

Rocky Mountain took the Altitude's legendary handling and ride quality and integrated the most powerful drive system on the market and bam: one of the most powerful, most capable e-mountain bikes ever. With v1 it impressed with its gorgeous, clean look and a ride feel that was as good as a non-motorized mountain bike and it has only gotten better.

Rocky Mountain designed their own drive system, the Dyname 3.0, so they could retain the geometry and great handling characteristics of their non-motorized models rather than having to design a frame around an off-the-shelf drive system. It was worth the wait.  The Altitude Powerplay is a true no-compromise e-mountain bike. 

Rocky Mountain Altitude Powerplay C50 eMTB

The Altitude has a sporty mountain bike geometry with a slack 64.5 / 65 degree head angle, ultra short chainstay and low centre of gravity for great downhill and technical riding. Optimised suspension kinematics such as the Rocky Mountain RIDE-9 adjustment system and Smoothlink suspension allows riders to quickly fine tune their geometry and suspension.

The Rocky Mountain Altitude Powerplay Carbon 50 model is lighter weight with its carbon frame, and it comes well equipped for action with Sram NX-1E gearing, 160mm front suspension via RockShox Lyrik Select RC forks and RockShox Deluxe Select+ RT rear shock and a Race Face dropper seatpost. The 27.5" wheels are agile and flow-ready and you can convert to tubeless in a flash with the tubeless ready rims and tires. 

See an overview of the full range available in Australia, including a summary of the key differences between models, in this article. 

Rocky Mountain Altitude Powerplay C50 eMTB
Rocky Mountain Altitude Powerplay C50 eMTB

The Dyname 3.0 Drive System. The Most Powerful Mid-Drive Available.

With a bespoke motor Rocky Mountain are able to design their e-mountain bikes to reflect the ride quality of their highly evolved non-motorized bikes. The Dyname 3.0 drive system is different from other motors in many ways and the ride is sensational. 

First up you have to mention the torque. 108Nm! The most powerful climbing motor on offer on Australia. It's not just a headline number though. The motor offers instant acceleration and responsiveness thanks to its inline torque sensor and climbs like a mountain goat.  Thanks to the high capacity 672Wh battery you can climb further, higher and faster than on any other ebike and, but for the sound of the chain feeding through the guides, its quietness and seamless integration make it hard to distinguish as an ebike.

An iWoc Trio handlebar mounted remote controls the motor with just three buttons - including a very strong 'ludicrous' mode -  and all information can be accessed through an app on your phone. Riders can select from three assist levels plus a walk assist mode.

With a three-year warranty on the electrics (two for the battery) and a design that allows for quick and easy servicing you have peace of mind on reliability and serviceability as well.  

Rocky Mountain Instinct Powerplay Alloy 50 eMTB
Rocky Mountain Instinct Powerplay Alloy 50 eMTB

Rocky Mountain Powerplay eMTB. Climbing Ain't Dead. 

If you need inspiration to get out there and ride then watch this great video of just how much fun, and capable, a Rocky Mountain Powerplay is.  The pioneers of 'freeriding', Rocky Mountain show how free you can be. 

E-Bike Technology

System  Powerplay
Dyname 3.0 Class 1 eMTB Drive | 250w | 108Nm
672 Wh Fully Integrated Li-Ion
Range Up to 130km
48V FAST Charger
80% Charge in 2:10
100% Charge in 3:50

iWoc Trio
Warranty 36 Months (3 Years) - electrics
Two years - battery
Rocky Mountain Instinct Powerplay Alloy 50 eMTB

Bike Specifications

SMOOTHWALL Carbon Front Triangle. FORM Alloy Rear Triangle. Full Sealed Cartridge Bearings. Press Fit BB. Internal Cable Routing.
2-Bolt ISCG05 Tabs. RIDE-9 Adjustable Geometry + Suspension Rate
S (42cm), M (46cm), L (48cm), XL (52cm)
RockShox Lyrik Select RC 160mm 37mm Offset
Rear shock
RockShox Deluxe Select+ RT
Wheel Size 27.5"
Maxxis Minion DHF WT Double Down Maxx Grip 3C Tubeless Ready 27.5 x 2.5 / Maxxis Aggressor WT Double Down Tubeless Ready 27.5 x 2.5
WTB ST i35 TCS 2.0 Tubeless
Rear derailleur
Sram NX Eagle
Shift lever
Sram NX-1E Eagle
Brake lever
Shimano MT520 4 Piston
Shimano MT520 4 Piston / Shimano RT66 203mm / Shimano RT66 203mm
Race Face Ride Cinch 34T
Bottom bracket
Shimano SM-BBMT500
Sram PG-1230 11-50T
Sram NX Eagle. E-MTB Approved
Race Face Aeffect R Dropper 30.9mm
Rocky Mountain AM 780mm
Rocky Mountain Lock On Light
Rocky Mountain 35 AM
FSA Orbit NO.57E
WTB Volt Race 142
Pedals n.a
Weight 23.5kg
Geometry See geometry and further specifications here
Warranty Frame hardware 5 years, Drive components and pivots / axles 1 year

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