Rocky Mountain Instinct Powerplay A50 BC Edition eMTB 2021

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  • The BC Edition of the Rocky Mountain Instinct BC mountain bike has proven itself as one of the most capable bikes in the Rocky Mountain lineup so Rocky Mountain decided to power it up. A crossover model for fans of 29ers the Instinct Powerplay BC has the geometry of more aggressive Altitude range and 160mm dual suspension for aggressive trail riding.  Smash down chutes, rail through corners and turn up the power of the purpose-built Dyname motor to "ludicrous" to climb faster than the shuttle bus. 

  • Contact us to 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: RockShox Lyrik Select with 160mm travel (front), Fox Float DPX2 155mm (rear)
    • Wheels: 29" 
    • Brand: Rocky Mountain
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The 29er Enduro eMTB: Smash Down Chutes, Beat the Shuttle Up

The Instinct Powerplay BC Edition is especially for enduro riders who love their 29ers and their bike park and aggressive trail riding. 

As with the other models, Rocky Mountain have 'electrified' a popular non-motorized model. They 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 eMTB BC Edition


The riding position on the Instinct BC Edition models adopts the more aggressive sport / downhill positioning of the Altitude models, yet retains the 29" wheels. It is a terrific handling ebike for downhill and technical trails and the responsiveness and acceleration of the Dyname 3.0 motor just amplifies the experience. 

The Rocky Mountain Instinct Powerplay Alloy 50 BC Edition model comes well equipped with the hard-wearing and fast-shifting Shimano Deore 12-speed gearing, Race Face dropper seatpost and Shimano 6120 Trail 4 piston brakes. Rockshox Lyrik Select forks offer 160mm of plush and responsive suspension upfront and you have 155mm on the rear with Fox Float DPX2 Performance. Rocky Mountain's 4-bar Smoothlink Suspension optimises performance of the suspension for that legendary Rocky Mountain ride feel.

Rocky Mountain Instinct Powerplay eMTB
Rocky Mountain Instinct Powerplay 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
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

Display iWoc TRIO V3 Remote w. ANT+ LEV communication
Warranty 3 Years - electrics 
2 years - battery
Rocky Mountain Instinct Powerplay electric bike

Bike Specifications

FORM™ Alloy. Full Sealed Cartridge Bearings. Press Fit BB89.5. Internal Cable Routing. 2-Bolt ISCG05 Tabs. 155mm Travel. FORM™ Alloy Rear Triangle
S (39cm), M (43cm), L (47cm), XL (50.8cm)
Fork RockShox Lyrik Select 160mm | 42mm Offset
Rear shock Fox Float DPX2 Performance | Sealed Bearing Eyelet | 25x8mm F Hardware | 8.5"x2.5"
Wheel Size 29"
F: Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 WT 3C MaxxGrip DD Tubeless Ready // R: Maxxis Minion DHR II 2.4 WT 3C MaxxGrip DD Tubeless Ready
WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0 Tubeless | Tubeless Ready - Tape | Valves Incl | 32H
Rear derailleur Shimano Deore 12spd
Shift lever Shimano Deore 12spd
Shimano 6120 Trail 4 Piston | Metal Pads | RT64 203mm F Rotor | RT64 203mm R Rotor
Race Face Ride Cinch 34T | 24mm Spindle | 170mm Crank Length
Bottom bracket
Shimano SM-BBMT500
Shimano Deore 10-51T 12spd
Shimano H6100
Seatpost Race Face Aeffect R Dropper 30.9mm | Shimano MT500 Remote
Rocky Mountain AM 780mm
Grips Ergon GD10 EVO Lock On
Stem Rocky Mountain 31.8 AM | 5° Rise | All Sizes = 40m
Headset FSA Orbit NO.57E | 36°x45° Bearings
Saddle WTB Volt Race | Cromoly Rails | 142mm Width
Pedals n.a
Weight 24.85kg
Geometry See geometry and further specifications here
Frame hardware 5 years, Drive components and pivots / axles 1 year

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