Rocky Mountain Instinct Powerplay A30 eMTB 2021

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  • The Rocky Mountain Instinct Powerplay A30 eMTB is the starter level ebike for the Instinct Powerplay range. With its 29" wheels and 150/140mm dual suspension combination it is a popular choice for the mountain biker who likes all day trail riding and a great handling single track ebike. 

  • The Rocky Mountain Instinct Powerplay A30 e-mountain bike is powered by the most powerful mid-drive system available, the Powerplay, which puts out 108Nm. Superb for climbing and with the sleekly integrated 672Wh battery you will be riding higher and further than you ever thought possible. Equipped with Shimano Deore 11-speed gearing, dropper seatpost and alloy frame. Overtime battery packs also now available.

  • Contact us to place an order. Limited stock and sizes available. 
    • Drive System: Dyname 3.0 Class 1 eMTB mid-drive 250W 108Nm
    • Battery: 672Wh fully integrated
    • Range: Up to 130km
    • Suspension: RockShock 35 Gold RL with 150mm travel (front), RockShox Deluxe Select+ RT 140mm (rear)
    • Wheels: 29" 
    • Brand: Rocky Mountain
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An e-Mountain Bike Designed for All-Day Trail Performance

The Instinct Powerplay is a new addition to Rocky Mountain's much lauded Powerplay electric mountain bike range. The Instinct eMTB's are aimed primarily at the all-day trail rider and tourer looking for some adventure. 

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. According to the MTB press, they nailed it!

Rocky Mountain Instinct Powerplay A30 eMTB


The riding position on the Instinct models is pleasantly central and upright rather than aggressively sporty and it is a great climber and descender. Intuitive, agile and nimble it also still feels controlled at high speeds. If its not quite the right fit off the shelf you also have the bonus of the Rocky Mountain RIDE-9 adjustment system which allows riders to quickly fine tune their geometry and suspension.

The Rocky Mountain Instinct Powerplay Alloy 30 model comes well equipped with the hard-wearing Shimano Deore 11-speed gearing and a 150mm/ 140mm dual suspension combo with RockShox Gold 35 Gold RL forks and a RockShox Deluxe Select+ rear shock. A Rocky Mountain dropper seatpost completes the package. The 29er wheels are fast rolling and smooth and, combined with the ultra powerful and responsive motor, will let you climb anywhere you want. See an overview of the full range available in Australia, including a summary of the key differences between models, in this article. 

Rocky Mountain Instinct Powerplay A30 eMTB
Rocky Mountain Instinct Powerplay A30 eMTB

The Dyname 3.0 Drive System. Ultimate Riding Pleasure.

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 pickup and responsiveness thanks to its inline torque sensor and it climbs like a mountain goat, especially in Ludicrous mode.  Thanks to the higher capacity 672Wh battery you can climb higher and faster than on any other ebike with single battery 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 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 e-mountain bike
Rocky Mountain Instinct Powerplay e-mountain bike

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

Dyname 3.0 Class 1 eMTB Drive | 250w | 108Nm
Upgraded High Cadence Boost & Power Extension Firmware
672 Wh Fully Integrated Li-Ion
Plus optional Overtime Pack 330Wh $995
Range Up to 130km
48V FAST Charger
80% Charge in 2:10
100% Charge in 3:50

iWoc TRIO V3 Remote w. ANT+ LEV communication
Warranty 36 Months (3 Years) for the electrics 
Two years for the battery
Rocky Mountain Instinct Powerplay A30 eMTB

Bike Specifications

FORM™ Alloy. Full Sealed Cartridge Bearings. Press Fit BB89.5. Internal Cable Routing. 2-Bolt ISCG05 Tabs. RIDE-9™ Adjustable Geometry + Suspension Rate
M (43cm), L (47cm), XL (50.8cm)
Fork RockShox 35 Gold RL 150mm | 44mm Offset
Rear shock RockShox Deluxe Select+ | Sealed Bearing Eyelet | 25x8mm F Hardware | 210x55mm
Wheel Size 29"
Tyres F: Maxxis Minion DHF 2.6 EXO Tubeless Ready // R: Maxxis Minion DHR II 2.6 EXO Tubeless Ready
WTB ST i35 TCS 2.0 Tubeless | Tubeless Ready - Tape | Valves Incl | 32H
Rear derailleur
Shimano Deore 11-speed
Shift lever
Shimano Deore 11-speed
Brake lever
Shimano MT420 4 Piston
Brakes Shimano 4120 Trail 4 Piston | Resin Pads | RT64 203mm F Rotor | RT64 203mm R Rotor
Crankset Race Face Ride Cinch 34T | 24mm Spindle | 170mm Crank Length
Bottom bracket
Shimano SM-BBMT500
Shimano Deore 11-51T 11spd
KMC X11-1
Rocky Mountain Toonie Drop 30.9mm
Rocky Mountain AM 780mm
Rocky Mountain Lock On Light
Rocky Mountain 31.8 AM
Headset FSA Orbit NO.57E | 36°x45° Bearings
WTB Volt Race 142
Pedals n.a
Weight 24.7kg
Geometry See geometry and further specifications here
Frame hardware 5 years, Drive components and pivots / axles 1 year

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