Rocky Mountain Instinct Powerplay C50 eMTB

  • The Rocky Mountain Instinct Powerplay C50 comes with a carbon frame and Shimano SLX gearing. It is part of the Instinct Powerplay series of ebikes, a range of electric mountain bikes with 29" wheels and 140mm RockShox dual suspension, designed for all-day trail riding.

  • With an incredibly powerful 108Nm put out by the Rocky Mountain-developed Dyname mid-drive system and the 672Wh battery you can ride all day and tackle terrain that you may not have thought possible previously. A whole heap of fun! 

    • Drive System: Dyname 3.0 Class 1 eMTB mid-drive 250W 108Nm
    • Battery: 672Wh fully integrated
    • Suspension: RockShock Pike Select RC with 140mm travel (front), RockShox Deluxe Select+ RT 140mm (rear)
    • Wheels: 29" 
    • Brand: Rocky Mountain
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An e-Mountain Bike For Fun All-Day Trail Riding

The Instinct Powerplay is a recent addition to Rocky Mountain's much lauded Powerplay electric mountain bike range. The Instinct eMTB's are aimed primarily at the trail rider and tourer looking for an eMTB that can cross over to all-mountain on occasion. 

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 e-Mountain Bike


The riding position is pleasantly centre and upright rather than aggressively sporty and it climbs and descends beautifully. Intuitive, agile and nimble and also still feels controlled at high speeds. Plus you have the added 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 Carbon 50 model comes well equipped with tubeless-ready wheels, Shimano SLX gearing, 140mm dual suspension via RockShox Pike Select forks and RockShox Deluxe Select rear shock and a Race Face dropper seatpost. The 29er wheels have DT Swiss hubs and spokes and are fast rolling and smooth. Combined with the ultra powerful and responsive motor, you can 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 Alloy 50 eMTB
Rocky Mountain Instinct Powerplay e-Mountain Bike

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, there is the torque. 108Nm! The most powerful climbing motor on offer on Australia. The motor offers instant pickup and smooth delivery thanks to its inline torque sensor and climbs like a mountain goat.  It comes with a higher capacity 672Wh battery so you can climb 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 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 (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 (39cm), M (43cm), L (47cm), XL (50.8cm)
RockShox Pike Select RC 140mm E-MTB Approved 42mm Offset
Rear shock
RockShox Deluxe Select+ RT 140mm
Wheel Size 29"
Maxxis Minion DHF EXO Tubeless Ready 29 x 2.6 / Maxxis Rekon EXO Tubeless Ready 29 x 2.6
WTB ST i35 TCS 2.0 Tubeless
Rear derailleur
Shimano SLX
Shift lever
Shimano SLX
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
Shimano SLX 10-51T
Shimano HG7100
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 23.2kg
Geometry See geometry and further specifications here
Frame hardware 5 years, Drive components and pivots / axles 1 year


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