2020 Rocky Mountain Instinct Powerplay Carbon 70 (Shimano)

High-end component level carbon frame trail e-bike

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2020 Rocky Mountain Instinct Powerplay Carbon 70 (Shimano)
  • MSRP $7,999
  • Weight 50.5 lbs / 22.9 kg
  • Suspension Full
  • Front Travel 140mm
  • Rear Travel 140mm
  • Frame Carbon
  • Fork Fox Performance Elite Float 36
  • Wheels 29″
  • Groupset XT
  • Motor Dyname 250W 10Nm
  • Battery 672Wh
  • Brakes Hydraulic Disc
  • Seatpost Dropper post

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2020 Rocky Mountain Instinct Powerplay Carbon 70 (Shimano)
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The 2020 Instinct Powerplay Carbon 70 (Shimano) is geared about the same as similar bikes for riding up hills.

Similar bikes won‘t keep up with the 2020 Instinct Powerplay Carbon 70 (Shimano) while riding downhill or sprinting.

Estimated Spec Level

Estimated spec level of the Instinct Powerplay Carbon 70 (Shimano) compared to other trail bikes. 99 Spokes analyzes the build material and quality level of the frame, fork, wheelset, groupset, suspension system, and more to estimate the overall spec level of each bike.

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FrameSMOOTHWALL 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.
ForkFox 36 E-MTB Float EVOL FIT4 Performance Elite Series 140mm 44mm Offset
Rear ShockFox Float DPS EVOL Performance
Bottom BracketShimano SM-BB71
HeadsetFSA Orbit NO.57E
StemRocky Mountain 35 AM
HandlebarRocky Mountain AM 780mm
SaddleWTB Volt Race 142
SeatpostRace Face Turbine R (by Fox) Dropper 30.9mm
GripsRocky Mountain Lock On XC
Rear DerailleurShimano XT
CrankRace Face Aeffect Cinch 34T
ShiftersShimano XT
CassetteShimano XT 10-51T
ChainShimano HG8100
BrakesShimano XT Trail 4 Piston / Shimano RT66 203mm / Shimano RT66 203mm
Brake LeversShimano XT Trail 4 Piston
RimsRace Face AR 35
SpokesDT Swiss Alpine 2.3/2.0
Front HubRocky Mountain Sealed Boost 15mm
Rear HubDT Swiss Hybrid 370 Boost 148mm
TiresMaxxis Minion DHF EXO+ Maxx Terra Tubeless Ready 29 x 2.6 / Maxxis Rekon Maxx Terra EXO+ Silk Shield Tubeless Ready 29 x 2.6
Electric Components
MotorDyname 3.0 Class 1 eMTB Drive | 250w | 108Nm
Battery672 Wh Fully Integrated Li-Ion | 48V FAST Charger | 80% Charge in 2:10 | 100% Charge in 3:50
RemoteiWoc Trio
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