Rocky Mountain Altitude Powerplay Alloy 50 Review

  • 6900 €
  • Aluminium
  • Dyname 4.0
  • 170 mm
  • 720 WH
  • 160 mm
  • 2022
  • 29"
To be honest, it's hard to tell the visual difference from the more expensive carbon version right away. Because the Altitude Powerplay Alloy 50 also comes across very aesthetically and retains all adjustment options of the geometry and shock suspension.
Even nasty steep sections are effortlessly climbed by the motor. The Dyname 4.0 conveys a riding feeling. The average range can become a problem especially for long mountain bike rides.

At a glance

The most importanten ratings of the Altitude Powerplay Alloy 50 in comparison to the competitor bikes of following categorie: (7000) .

A good chassis sits in rugged terrain and generates plenty of traction. That's exactly what the good Rock Shox chassis in the Altitude Powerplay Alloy 50 hits. The thick 38mm stanchions on the fork provide an extra dose of steering precision and performance. The mid-range brakes from Shimano do their job but could be a bit firmer. The power of the four pistons setup is only average. The drivetrain and components have a subordinate but not to be neglected importance when it comes to EMTB. Even the bike brand product managers know this and don't aim too high with mostly average components. The moderate head tube angle provides a good compromise between stability and agility when going downhill. The reach is also right there in the middle ground. Furthermore, the bike lies excellent on the trail thanks to its low bottom bracket and thus low centre of gravity. Due to the short chainstays and the shallow seat angle , when climbing steep sections, it requires active weight shifting to prevent the front wheel from lifting. Overall, the Rocky Mountain developers have done a great job with a very god geometry. The deep bottom bracket can however lead to crank strikes in technical uphills and disrupt the climbing flow.

Value for money

If you are keen on value for money, this is your chart. It shows you at a glance how much bike you get for 6900 €.

Conclusion


Expirience with the Rocky Mountain Altitude Powerplay Alloy 50

The developers of Rocky Mountain have created a solid all-rounder with the Altitude Powerplay Alloy 50. Even though the E-Mountainbike reveals a weak flank with an average motor and a mediocre brake system, it remains thanks to an outstanding geometry and a good chassis:Genetiv a widely applicable vehicle. Praise-worthy: 5 years of Warranty on the Frame!
Ludwig Döhl - emtb-test.com
Rocky Mountain Altitude Powerplay Alloy 50 Review
Ludwig Döhl
Bike enthusiast and founder of emtb-test.com

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technical Details

Je steiler der Winkel des Sitzrohrs ist, desto effizienter können Sie in die Pedale treten.

SIZE XXS XS S M L XL XXL
Sizing of Manufacturer
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SM
MD
LG
XL
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Wheelsize
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29
29
29
29
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Stack
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629
628
638
652
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Reach
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425
450
475
508
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Top Tube Length
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587
612
639
673
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Seat Tube Length
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380
420
445
480
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Seat Tube Angle
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75,5
75,5
75,5
75,5
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Head Tube Length
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105
115
115
130
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Head Tube Angle
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63,5
63,5
63,5
63,5
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Bottom Bracket Drop
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34
34
34
34
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Bottom Bracket Height (absolut)
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-
-
-
-
-
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Chainstay Length
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439
439
439
439
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Wheelbase
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1210
1237
1264
1301
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Standover Height
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834
832
831
831
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  • Motor Dyname 4.0
  • Display Micro Remote
  • Battery 720
  • Frame FORM™ Alloy. Integrated Display. Mid-High Pivot Smoothlink Suspension System. Press Fit BB. RIDE-4™ Adjustable Geometry + Suspension Rate. 160mm Travel. FORM™ Alloy Rear Triangle;Colour: Green / Black
  • Frame Material Aluminium
  • Fork RockShox Zeb Select RC 170mm | 44mm Offset
  • Spring Unit air
  • Remote-Lockout yes
  • Damper Fox Float X Performance | Sealed Bearing Eyelet | 25x8mm F Hardware | All Sizes = 230x62.5mm | Size-Specific tune in FAQ
  • Gearrange 510%
  • Drivetrain 12
  • Gear Lever Shimano SLX
  • Rear Derailleur Shimano XT
  • Crank Race Face Ride Cinch 34T | 24mm Spindle | Crank Length: SM - MD = 165mm | LG - XL = 170mm
  • Cassette Shimano Deore 10-51T 12spd
  • Chain Shimano M6100
  • Brake Set Shimano MT6120 4 Piston | Metal Pads | F: Shimano RT64 203mm | R: Shimano RT64 203mm
  • Brake Rotors 203/203
  • Rims WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0 Tubeless | 32H | Tubeless Ready - Tape | Valves Incl
  • Front Hub Shimano SLX Boost 15mm
  • Rear Hub Shimano SLX Boost 148mm
  • Tires Front Maxxis Assegai 2.5 WT 3C MaxxGrip DD Tubeless Ready
  • Tires Rear Maxxis Minion DHR II 2.4 WT 3C MaxxTerra DD Tubeless Ready | Cushcore Pro Tire Insert
  • Saddle WTB Volt Race 142
  • Seat Post Rocky Mountain Toonie Drop Alloy 30.9mm | SM = 125mm | MD = 150mm | LG - XL = 170mm
  • Stem Rocky Mountain 35 AM | 5° Rise | All Sizes = 40m
  • Handle Bar Rocky Mountain AM | 780mm Width | 38mm Rise | 9° Backsweep | 5° Upsweep | 35 Clamp
  • Handle Bar Width 780
  • Head Set FSA Orbit NO.57E | Sealed 36°x45° Bearings | 30.2mm x 41mm x 7.1mm Upper | 40mm x 51.8mm x 7.5mm Lower | 1.5" Crown Race
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