Rocky Mountain Instinct Powerplay Carbon 70 Review

  • 8899 €
  • Carbon
  • Dyname 4.0
  • 150 mm
  • 720 WH
  • 140 mm
  • 2022
  • 29"
  • 23,1 kg
As the little brother of the Rocky Mountain Altitude, the Instinct Powerplay Carbon 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. Fans of XXL tours are greatly restricted by the Instinct Powerplay Carbon 70 with only an average range.

At a glance

The most importanten ratings of the Instinct Powerplay Carbon 70 in comparison to the competitor bikes of following categorie: (9000) .

A good chassis sits in rugged terrain and generates plenty of traction. That's exactly what the good Fox chassis in the Instinct Powerplay Carbon 70 hits. When it comes to the brakes, Rocky Mountain reaches for the top shelf and instals premium brakes with four pistons and large brake rotors from Shimano. At the drivetrain components and the rest of the parts, Rocky Mountain uses average parts. 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. For the good geometry, the developer team of Rocky Mountain definitely deserves props. Such a knack for detail in geometry is rarely seen. 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 8899 €.

Conclusion


Expirience with the Rocky Mountain Instinct Powerplay Carbon 70

Friends of gravity should jot down the Instinct Powerplay Carbon 70. With a very good brake system, a very good geometry and a good chassis, the Rocky Mountain is a real trail rocket. The generous warranty of 5 years proves that Rocky Mountain stands behind its products.
Ludwig Döhl - emtb-test.com
Rocky Mountain Instinct Powerplay Carbon 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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-
-
-
-
-
-
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 SMOOTHWALL™ Carbon. Integrated Display. Mid-High Pivot Smoothlink Suspension System. Press Fit BB. RIDE-4™ Adjustable Geometry + Suspension Rate. 140mm Travel. SMOOTHWALL™ Carbon Rear Triangle;Colours: Grey / Red
  • Frame Material Carbon
  • Fork Fox 36 E-MTB Float EVOL GRIP Performance 150mm | 44mm Offset
  • Spring Unit air
  • Remote-Lockout yes
  • Damper Fox Float X Performance | 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 XT 10-51T
  • Chain Shimano M8100
  • Brake Set Shimano XT Trail 4 Piston | Metal Pads | F: Shimano RT66 203mm | R: Shimano RT66 203mm
  • Brake Rotors 203/203
  • Rims Race Face AR 30 | 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 Turbine R (by Fox) Dropper 30.9mm | SM = 125mm | MD = 150mm | LG = 175mm | XL = 200mm
  • 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 Stainless 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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