Rocky Mountain Instinct Powerplay A70 eMTB BC Edition

  • The BC Edition of the Rocky Mountain Instinct 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 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 to "ludicrous" to climb faster than the shuttle bus. 

  • With Fox 36 front suspension and Fox Float DPX2 rear suspension this is a bike that can handle whatever you want to throw at it. Perfect for enduro riding, especially with the very powerful Dyname motor and 672Wh battery. 

    • Drive System: Dyname 3.0 Class 1 eMTB mid-drive 250W 108Nm
    • Battery: 672Wh fully integrated
    • Range: Up to 130km
    • Suspension: Fox 36 E-MTB Float with 160mm travel (front), Fox Float DPX2 160mm (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. A new addition to Rocky Mountain's much lauded Powerplay electric mountain bike range, the Instinct eMTB's are aimed primarily at those that love 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 70 BC Edition model comes well equipped with the hard-wearing and fast-shifting Shimano SLX gearing, Race Face dropper seatpost, 160mm dual suspension via Fox 36 EMTB Float EVOL Grip Performance forks and Fox Float DPX2 Performance in the rear. Rocky Mountain's 4-bar Smoothlink Suspension optimises performance of the suspension for that legendary Rocky Mountain ride feel.

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 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
Range Up to 130km
48V FAST Charger
80% Charge in 2:10
100% Charge in 3:50

iWoc Trio
Warranty 3 Years - electrics 
2 years - battery
Rocky Mountain Instinct Powerplay electric bike

Bike Specifications

Alloy. Full Sealed Cartridge Bearings. Press Fit BB. Internal Cable Routing.
2-Bolt ISCG05 Tabs. RIDE-9™ Adjustable Geometry + Suspension Rate

S (39cm), M (43cm), L (47cm), XL (50.8cm)
Fox 36 E-MTB Float EVOL Grip Performance 160mm 44mm Offset
Rear shock
Fox Float DPX2 Performance
Wheel Size 29"
Maxxis Minion DHF WT Double Down Maxx Grip 3C Tubeless Ready 29 x 2.5
Maxxis Aggressor WT Double Down Tubeless Ready 29 x 2.5

Race Face AR 30
Rear derailleur
Shimano XT
Shift lever
Shimano XT
Brake lever
Shimano XT Trail 4 Piston
Shimano XT Trail 4 Piston / Shimano RT66 203mm /
Shimano RT66 203mm

Race Face Aeffect Cinch 34T
Bottom bracket
Shimano SM-BBMT500
Shimano XT 10-51T
Shimano HG8100
Race Face Turbine R (by Fox) 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 25kg
Geometry See geometry and further specifications here
Frame hardware 5 years, Drive components and pivots / axles 1 year

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