Rocky Mountain Instinct Powerplay Alloy 70 Review

  • 7300 €
  • Aluminium
  • Dyname 4.0
  • 150 mm
  • 720 WH
  • 140 mm
  • 2022
  • 29"
  • 24 kg
As the little brother of the Rocky Mountain Altitude, the Instinct Powerplay Alloy 70 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. The average range can become a problem especially for long mountain bike rides.

At a glance

The most importanten ratings of the Instinct Powerplay Alloy 70 in comparison to the competitor bikes of following categorie: (7000) .

Rough descents take away some of the fear thanks to the average chassis. Whoever wants to ride fast, needs good brakes. The Shimano brakes are equipped with four pistons and large brake rotors. That way, the premium brakes decelerate more than adequately. 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 handling of the bike is pleasantly balanced due to the moderate geometry. This allows you to intuitively control the bike over the trails. Furthermore, the bike lies excellent on the trail thanks to its low bottom bracket and thus low centre of gravity. Short chainstays and make the front end light in steep climbs. To keep the front wheel on the ground, you need to consciously lean forward. Overall, the Rocky Mountain developers have done a great job with a 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 7300 €.

Conclusion


Expirience with the Rocky Mountain Instinct Powerplay Alloy 70

Friends of gravity should jot down the Instinct Powerplay Alloy 70. With a very good brake system and a very good geometry, the Rocky Mountain is a real trail rocket. But an average chassis are of course points of criticism that one should be aware of before purchasing. With 5 years of guarantee, nothing can go wrong in the long run.
Ludwig Döhl - emtb-test.com
Rocky Mountain Instinct Powerplay Alloy 70 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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-
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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 Pike Select RC 150mm | 42mm Offset
  • Spring Unit air
  • Remote-Lockout yes
  • Damper RockShox Deluxe Select+ | Sealed Bearing Eyelet | 25x8mm F Hardware | All Sizes = 210x55mm | Size-Specific tune in FAQ
  • Gearrange 510%
  • Drivetrain 12
  • Gear Lever Shimano XT
  • Rear Derailleur Shimano XT
  • Crank Race Face Aeffect Cinch 34T | 24mm Spindle | Crank Length: SM - MD = 165mm | LG - XL = 170mm
  • Cassette Shimano SLX 10-51T
  • Chain Shimano M7100
  • Brake Set Shimano XT Trail 4 Piston | Metal Pads | F: Shimano RT66 203mm | R: Shimano RT66 203mm
  • Brake Rotors 203/203
  • Rims WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0 Tubeless | 32H | Tubeless Ready - Tape | Valves Incl
  • Front Hub Rocky Mountain Sealed Boost 15mm
  • Rear Hub DT Swiss Hybrid 370 Boost 148mm
  • Tires Front Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 WT 3C MaxxTerra EXO+ Tubeless Ready
  • Tires Rear Maxxis Minion DHR II 2.4 WT 3C MaxxTerra EXO+ Tubeless Ready
  • Saddle WTB Volt Race 142
  • Seat Post Race Face Aeffect R Dropper 30.9mm | Shimano MT500 Remote | SM = 125mm | MD = 150mm | LG - XL = 175mm
  • Stem Rocky Mountain 35 AM | 5° Rise | All Sizes = 40m
  • Handle Bar Rocky Mountain AM | 780mm Width | 25mm 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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