Rocky Mountain Instinct Powerplay Alloy 30 Review

  • 5600 €
  • Aluminium
  • Dyname 4.0
  • 150 mm
  • 720 WH
  • 140 mm
  • 2022
  • 29"
As the little brother of the Rocky Mountain Altitude, the Instinct Powerplay Alloy 30 comes with the same features and looks. The numerous adjustment options for geometry and shock suspension appeal primarily to experienced bikers. The display sits well protected in the top tube in case of a fall.
Even nasty steep sections are effortlessly climbed by the motor. The Dyname 4.0 conveys a riding feeling. Fans of XXL tours are greatly restricted by the Instinct Powerplay Alloy 30 with only an average range.

At a glance

The most importanten ratings of the Instinct Powerplay Alloy 30 in comparison to the competitor bikes of following categorie: (6000) .

As the hits get faster and harder the average chassis limits the downhill fun. At the brakes, Rocky Mountain middle class four pistons brakes by Shimano are used. At the drivetrain components and the rest of the parts, Rocky Mountain uses average parts. 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 , when climbing steep sections, it requires active weight shifting to prevent the front wheel from lifting. Hell yeah, the geometry is killer! Here the know-how of the Rocky Mountain developers is videly visible. We love deep bottom brackets, as long as it's going downhill. Uphill you need to be aware that the crank can sometimes hit the ground.

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 5600 €.

Conclusion


Expirience with the Rocky Mountain Instinct Powerplay Alloy 30

The Instinct Powerplay Alloy 30 isnt`t a specialist on the trail. Despite a simple chassis and an average motor, it remains thanks to a very good geometry a solid all-rounder with a wide range of use. Praise-worthy: 5 years of Warranty on the Frame!
Ludwig Döhl - emtb-test.com
Rocky Mountain Instinct Powerplay Alloy 30 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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624
624
632
646
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Reach
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-
432
457
482
512
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Top Tube Length
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585
610
638
671
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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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76,2
76,2
76,2
76,2
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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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64,2
64,2
64,2
64,2
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Bottom Bracket Drop
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42
42
42
42
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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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1201
1226
1256
1292
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Standover Height
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819
818
817
818
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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. 2-Bolt ISCG05 Tabs. RIDE-9™ Adjustable Geometry + Suspension Rate. 140mm Travel. FORM™ Alloy Rear Triangle;Colours: Grey / Red
  • Frame Material Aluminium
  • Fork RockShox 35 Gold RL 150mm | 44mm Offset
  • Spring Unit air
  • Remote-Lockout yes
  • Damper RockShox Deluxe Select R | Sealed Bearing Eyelet | 25x8mm F Hardware | All Sizes = 210x55mm | Size-Specific tune in FAQ
  • Gearrange 464%
  • Drivetrain 11
  • Gear Lever Shimano Deore 11spd
  • Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore 11spd
  • Crank Race Face Ride Cinch 34T | 24mm Spindle | Crank Length: SM - MD = 165mm | LG - XL = 170mm
  • Cassette Shimano Deore 11-51T 11spd
  • Chain KMC X11-1
  • Brake Set Shimano MT4120 4 Piston | Resin Pads | F: Shimano RT30 203mm | R: Shimano RT30 203mm
  • Brake Rotors 203/203
  • Rims WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0 Tubeless | 32H | Tubeless Ready - Tape | Valves Incl
  • Front Hub Shimano MT410 | 15mm Boost
  • Rear Hub Shimano MT400 Boost 148mm
  • Tires Front Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 WT EXO Tubeless Ready
  • Tires Rear Maxxis Minion DHR II 2.4 WT EXO Tubeless Ready
  • Saddle WTB Volt 142
  • Seat Post Rocky Mountain Toonie Drop Composite 30.9mm | SM = 125mm | MD = 150mm | LG - XL = 170mm
  • Stem Rocky Mountain 31.8 AM | 5° Rise | All Sizes = 40m
  • Handle Bar Rocky Mountain AM | 780mm Width | 25mm Rise | 9° Backsweep | 5° Upsweep | 31.8 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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