Instinct Powerplay

Instinct Powerplay Carbon 90

Quick Specs
  • Designed For Trail ⚡
  • F. Travel 140 MM
  • R. Travel 140 MM
  • Wheel Size 29" (27.5+ ready)
  • MSRP $8,599 USD

The Instinct Powerplay will take you to the places you never thought possible. When it comes time to head out the door for that all-day ride into the alpine, you’ll be riding further and faster than ever before on what is our most versatile e-MTB yet.

Taking our Powerplay line up the next level, the Instinct Powerplay integrates our powerful Dyname 3.0 drive system on a 29” wheeled platform for fast rolling rides and long distances. Featuring the iWoc TRIO remote, our RIDE-9 adjustment system, tweaked suspension kinematics, and great small-bump sensitivity, the Instinct Powerplay is perfect for the big epic rides!  

We stand behind our products. We’ve increased the warranty on our electrical components from 24 months to 36 months, making it the best in the industry in terms of coverage length. This change is retroactive and will apply to all Powerplay models from their purchase date to present day, and into the future.

For more information, visit our Powerplay overview page.

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Specifications: Instinct Powerplay Carbon 90

    • Frame SMOOTHWALL 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.
    • Drive System Dyname 3.0 Class 1 eMTB Drive | 250w | 108Nm
    • Battery 672 Wh Fully Integrated Li-Ion | 48V FAST Charger | 80% Charge in 2:10 | 100% Charge in 3:50
    • Remote iWoc Trio
    • Overtimepack Compatible Yes
    • Sizes S - M - L - XL
    • Fork RockShox Pike Ultimate RCT3 140mm E-MTB Approved 42mm Offset
    • Front Travel 140mm
    • Shock RockShox Deluxe Ultimate RCT
    • Rear Travel 140mm
    • Headset FSA Orbit NO.57E
    • Stem Rocky Mountain 35 CNC
    • Handlebar Race Face Next R 780mm
    • Grips Rocky Mountain Lock On XC
    • Brakes Sram Code RSC / Sram Centerline 200mm / Sram Centerline 200mm
    • Brake Levers Sram Code RSC
    • Shifters Sram X01E Eagle
    • Rear Derailleur Sram X01 Eagle
    • Cranks & Chainrings Race Face Turbine Cinch 34T
    • Bottom Bracket Race Face BB92 30mm
    • Cassette Sram PG-1230 11-50T
    • Chain Sram NX Eagle. E-MTB Aprroved.
    • Front Hub Rocky Mountain Sealed Boost 15mm Torque Cap
    • Rear Hub DT Swiss Hybrid 350 Boost 148mm
    • Spokes DT Swiss Alpine 2.3/2.0
    • Rims Race Face ARC 35
    • Tires Maxxis Minion DHF EXO+ Maxx Terra Tubeless Ready 29 x 2.6 / Maxxis Rekon Maxx Terra EXO+ Silk Shield Tubeless Ready 29 x 2.6
    • Seatpost Race Face Turbine R (by Fox) Dropper 30.9mm
    • Saddle WTB Volt Race 142
    • Weight 22.62 KG / 49.9 LBS
    • Frame SMOOTHWALL 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.
    • Drive System Dyname 3.0 Class 1 eMTB Drive | 250w | 108Nm
    • Battery 672 Wh Fully Integrated Li-Ion | 48V FAST Charger | 80% Charge in 2:10 | 100% Charge in 3:50
    • Remote iWoc Trio
    • Overtimepack Compatible Yes
    • Sizes S - M - L - XL
    • Fork Fox 36 E-MTB Float EVOL FIT4 Performance Elite Series 140mm 44mm Offset
    • Front Travel 140mm
    • Shock Fox Float DPS EVOL Performance
    • Rear Travel 140mm
    • Headset FSA Orbit NO.57E
    • Stem Rocky Mountain 35 AM
    • Handlebar Rocky Mountain AM 780mm
    • Grips Rocky Mountain Lock On XC
    • Brakes Shimano XT Trail 4 Piston / Shimano RT66 203mm / Shimano RT66 203mm
    • Brake Levers Shimano XT Trail 4 Piston
    • Shifters Shimano XT
    • Rear Derailleur Shimano XT
    • Cranks & Chainrings Race Face Aeffect Cinch 34T
    • Bottom Bracket Shimano SM-BB71
    • Cassette Shimano XT 10-51T
    • Chain Shimano HG8100
    • Front Hub Rocky Mountain Sealed Boost 15mm
    • Rear Hub DT Swiss Hybrid 370 Boost 148mm
    • Spokes DT Swiss Alpine 2.3/2.0
    • Rims Race Face AR 35
    • Tires Maxxis Minion DHF EXO+ Maxx Terra Tubeless Ready 29 x 2.6 / Maxxis Rekon Maxx Terra EXO+ Silk Shield Tubeless Ready 29 x 2.6
    • Seatpost Race Face Turbine R (by Fox) Dropper 30.9mm
    • Saddle WTB Volt Race 142
    • Weight 22.9 KG / 50.5 LBS
    • Frame SMOOTHWALL 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.
    • Drive System Dyname 3.0 Class 1 eMTB Drive | 250w | 108Nm
    • Battery 672 Wh Fully Integrated Li-Ion | 48V FAST Charger | 80% Charge in 2:10 | 100% Charge in 3:50
    • Remote iWoc Trio
    • Overtimepack Compatible Yes
    • Sizes S - M - L - XL
    • Fork Fox 36 E-MTB Float EVOL FIT4 Performance Elite Series 140mm 44mm Offset
    • Front Travel 140mm
    • Shock Fox Float DPS EVOL Performance
    • Rear Travel 140mm
    • Headset FSA Orbit NO.57E
    • Stem Rocky Mountain 35 AM
    • Handlebar Rocky Mountain AM 780mm
    • Grips Rocky Mountain Lock On XC
    • Brakes Shimano XT Trail 4 Piston / Shimano RT66 203mm / Shimano RT66 203mm
    • Brake Levers Shimano XT Trail 4 Piston
    • Shifters Sram GX-1E Eagle
    • Rear Derailleur Sram GX Eagle
    • Cranks & Chainrings Race Face Turbine Cinch 34T
    • Bottom Bracket Race Face BB92 30mm
    • Cassette Sram PG-1230 11-50T
    • Chain Sram NX Eagle. E-MTB Aprroved.
    • Front Hub Rocky Mountain Sealed Boost 15mm
    • Rear Hub DT Swiss Hybrid 370 Boost 148mm
    • Spokes DT Swiss Alpine 2.3/2.0
    • Rims Race Face AR 35
    • Tires Maxxis Minion DHF EXO+ Maxx Terra Tubeless Ready 29 x 2.6 / Maxxis Rekon Maxx Terra EXO+ Silk Shield Tubeless Ready 29 x 2.6
    • Seatpost Race Face Turbine R (by Fox) Dropper 30.9mm
    • Saddle WTB Volt Race 142
    • Weight 22.9 KG / 50.5 LBS
    • Frame SMOOTHWALL 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.
    • Drive System Dyname 3.0 Class 1 eMTB Drive | 250w | 108Nm
    • Battery 672 Wh Fully Integrated Li-Ion | 48V FAST Charger | 80% Charge in 2:10 | 100% Charge in 3:50
    • Remote iWoc Trio
    • Overtimepack Compatible Yes
    • Sizes S - M - L - XL
    • Fork RockShox Pike Select RC 140mm E-MTB Approved 42mm Offset
    • Front Travel 140mm
    • Shock RockShox Deluxe Select+ RT
    • Rear Travel 140mm
    • Headset FSA Orbit NO.57E
    • Stem Rocky Mountain 35 AM
    • Handlebar Rocky Mountain AM 780mm
    • Grips Rocky Mountain Lock On Light
    • Brakes Shimano MT520 4 Piston / Shimano RT66 203mm / Shimano RT66 203mm
    • Brake Levers Shimano MT520 4 Piston
    • Shifters Shimano SLX
    • Rear Derailleur Shimano SLX
    • Cranks & Chainrings Race Face Ride Cinch 34T
    • Bottom Bracket Shimano SM-BBMT500
    • Cassette Shimano SLX 10-51T
    • Chain Shimano HG7100
    • Front Hub Rocky Mountain Sealed Boost 15mm Torque Cap
    • Rear Hub DT Swiss Hybrid 370 Boost 148mm
    • Spokes DT Swiss Alpine 2.3/2.0
    • Rims WTB ST i35 TCS 2.0 Tubeless
    • Tires Maxxis Minion DHF EXO Tubeless Ready 29 x 2.6 / Maxxis Rekon EXO Tubeless Ready 29 x 2.6
    • Seatpost Race Face Aeffect R Dropper 30.9mm
    • Saddle WTB Volt Race 142
    • Weight 23.2 KG / 51.1 LBS
    • Frame SMOOTHWALL 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.
    • Drive System Dyname 3.0 Class 1 eMTB Drive | 250w | 108Nm
    • Battery 672 Wh Fully Integrated Li-Ion | 48V FAST Charger | 80% Charge in 2:10 | 100% Charge in 3:50
    • Remote iWoc Trio
    • Overtimepack Compatible Yes
    • Sizes S - M - L - XL
    • Fork RockShox Pike Select RC 140mm E-MTB Approved 42mm Offset
    • Front Travel 140mm
    • Shock RockShox Deluxe Select+ RT
    • Rear Travel 140mm
    • Headset FSA Orbit NO.57E
    • Stem Rocky Mountain 35 AM
    • Handlebar Rocky Mountain AM 780mm
    • Grips Rocky Mountain Lock On Light
    • Brakes Shimano MT520 4 Piston / Shimano RT66 203mm / Shimano RT66 203mm
    • Brake Levers Shimano MT520 4 Piston
    • Shifters Sram NX-1E Eagle
    • Rear Derailleur Sram GX Eagle
    • Cranks & Chainrings Race Face Ride Cinch 34T
    • Bottom Bracket Shimano SM-BBMT500
    • Cassette Sram PG-1230 11-50T
    • Chain Sram NX Eagle. E-MTB Aprroved.
    • Front Hub Rocky Mountain Sealed Boost 15mm Torque Cap
    • Rear Hub DT Swiss Hybrid 370 Boost 148mm
    • Spokes DT Swiss Alpine 2.3/2.0
    • Rims WTB ST i35 TCS 2.0 Tubeless
    • Tires Maxxis Minion DHF EXO Tubeless Ready 29 x 2.6 / Maxxis Rekon EXO Tubeless Ready 29 x 2.6
    • Seatpost Race Face Aeffect R Dropper 30.9mm
    • Saddle WTB Volt Race 142
    • Weight 23.2 KG / 51.1 LBS
    • Frame FORM Alloy. Full Sealed Cartridge Bearings. Press Fit BB. Internal Cable Routing. 2-Bolt ISCG05 Tabs. RIDE-9™ Adjustable Geometry + Suspension Rate. 140mm Travel.
    • Drive System Dyname 3.0 Class 1 eMTB Drive | 250w | 108Nm
    • Battery 672 Wh Fully Integrated Li-Ion | 48V FAST Charger | 80% Charge in 2:10 | 100% Charge in 3:50
    • Remote iWoc Trio
    • Overtimepack Compatible Yes
    • Sizes S - M - L - XL
    • Fork RockShox Revelation RC 140mm E-MTB Approved 42mm Offset
    • Front Travel 140mm
    • Shock RockShox Deluxe Select+ RT
    • Rear Travel 140mm
    • Headset FSA Orbit NO.57E
    • Stem Rocky Mountain AM
    • Handlebar Rocky Mountain AM 760mm
    • Grips Rocky Mountain Lock On Light
    • Brakes Shimano MT520 4 Piston / Shimano RT64 203mm / Shimano RT64 203mm
    • Brake Levers Shimano MT520 4 Piston
    • Shifters Shimano SLX
    • Rear Derailleur Shimano SLX
    • Cranks & Chainrings Race Face Ride Cinch 34T
    • Bottom Bracket Shimano SM-BBMT500
    • Cassette Shimano SLX 10-51T
    • Chain Shimano HG7100
    • Front Hub Shimano MT400 Boost 15mm
    • Rear Hub Shimano M510 Boost 148mm
    • Spokes DT Swiss Champion 2.0
    • Rims WTB ST i35 TCS 2.0 Tubeless
    • Tires Maxxis Minion DHF EXO Tubeless Ready 29 x 2.6 / Maxxis Rekon EXO Tubeless Ready 29 x 2.6
    • Seatpost Rocky Mountain Toonie Drop 30.9mm
    • Saddle WTB Volt Race 142
    • Weight 24.1 KG / 53.1 LBS
    • Frame FORM Alloy. Full Sealed Cartridge Bearings. Press Fit BB. Internal Cable Routing. 2-Bolt ISCG05 Tabs. RIDE-9™ Adjustable Geometry + Suspension Rate. 140mm Travel.
    • Drive System Dyname 3.0 Class 1 eMTB Drive | 250w | 108Nm
    • Battery 672 Wh Fully Integrated Li-Ion | 48V FAST Charger | 80% Charge in 2:10 | 100% Charge in 3:50
    • Remote iWoc Trio
    • Overtimepack Compatible Yes
    • Sizes S - M - L - XL
    • Fork RockShox Pike Select RC 140mm E-MTB Approved 42mm Offset
    • Front Travel 140mm
    • Shock RockShox Deluxe Select+ RT
    • Rear Travel 140mm
    • Headset FSA Orbit NO.57E
    • Stem Rocky Mountain 35 AM
    • Handlebar Rocky Mountain AM 780mm
    • Grips Rocky Mountain Lock On Light
    • Brakes Shimano XT 2 Piston / Shimano RT66 203mm / Shimano RT66 203mm
    • Brake Levers Shimano XT
    • Shifters Shimano XT
    • Rear Derailleur Shimano XT
    • Cranks & Chainrings Race Face Aeffect Cinch 34T
    • Bottom Bracket Shimano SM-BBMT500
    • Cassette Shimano XT 10-51T
    • Chain Shimano HG8100
    • Front Hub Rocky Mountain Sealed Boost 15mm
    • Rear Hub DT Swiss Hybrid 370 Boost 148mm
    • Spokes DT Swiss Alpine 2.3/2.0
    • Rims WTB ST i35 TCS 2.0 Tubeless
    • Tires Maxxis Minion DHF EXO Tubeless Ready 29 x 2.6 / Maxxis Rekon EXO Tubeless Ready 29 x 2.6
    • Seatpost Rocky Mountain Toonie Drop 30.9mm
    • Saddle WTB Volt Race 142
    • Weight 23.9 KG / 52.7 LBS
    • Frame FORM Alloy. Full Sealed Cartridge Bearings. Press Fit BB. Internal Cable Routing. 2-Bolt ISCG05 Tabs. RIDE-9™ Adjustable Geometry + Suspension Rate. 140mm Travel.
    • Drive System Dyname 3.0 Class 1 eMTB Drive | 250w | 108Nm
    • Battery 672 Wh Fully Integrated Li-Ion | 48V FAST Charger | 80% Charge in 2:10 | 100% Charge in 3:50
    • Remote iWoc Trio
    • Overtimepack Compatible Yes
    • Sizes S - M - L - XL
    • Fork RockShox Pike Select RC 140mm E-MTB Approved 42mm Offset
    • Front Travel 140mm
    • Shock RockShox Deluxe Select+ RT
    • Rear Travel 140mm
    • Headset FSA Orbit NO.57E
    • Stem Rocky Mountain AM
    • Handlebar Rocky Mountain AM 760mm
    • Grips Rocky Mountain Lock On Light
    • Brakes Shimano MT520 4 Piston / Shimano RT64 203mm / Shimano RT64 203mm
    • Brake Levers Shimano MT520 4 Piston
    • Shifters Sram NX-1E Eagle
    • Rear Derailleur Sram GX Eagle
    • Cranks & Chainrings Race Face Ride Cinch 34T
    • Bottom Bracket Shimano SM-BBMT500
    • Cassette Sram PG-1210 11-50T
    • Chain Sram SX Eagle. E-MTB Aprroved.
    • Front Hub Shimano MT400 Boost 15mm
    • Rear Hub Shimano MT400 Boost 148mm
    • Spokes DT Swiss Champion 2.0
    • Rims WTB ST i35 TCS 2.0 Tubeless
    • Tires Maxxis Minion DHF EXO Tubeless Ready 29 x 2.6 / Maxxis Rekon EXO Tubeless Ready 29 x 2.6
    • Seatpost Race Face Aeffect R Dropper 30.9mm
    • Saddle WTB Volt Race 142
    • Weight 24.2 KG / 53.4 LBS
    • Frame FORM Alloy. Full Sealed Cartridge Bearings. Press Fit BB. Internal Cable Routing. 2-Bolt ISCG05 Tabs. RIDE-9™ Adjustable Geometry + Suspension Rate. 140mm Travel.
    • Drive System Dyname 3.0 Class 1 eMTB Drive | 250w | 108Nm
    • Battery 672 Wh Fully Integrated Li-Ion | 48V FAST Charger | 80% Charge in 2:10 | 100% Charge in 3:50
    • Remote iWoc Trio
    • Overtimepack Compatible Yes
    • Sizes S - M - L - XL
    • Fork Fox 36 E-MTB Float EVOL GRIP Performance Series 140mm 44mm Offset
    • Front Travel 140mm
    • Shock Fox Float DPS EVOL Performance
    • Rear Travel 140mm
    • Headset FSA Orbit NO.57E
    • Stem Rocky Mountain 35 AM
    • Handlebar Rocky Mountain AM 780mm
    • Grips Rocky Mountain Lock On Light
    • Brakes Shimano XT Trail 4 Piston / Shimano RT66 203mm / Shimano RT66 203mm
    • Brake Levers Shimano XT Trail 4 Piston
    • Shifters Sram NX-1E Eagle
    • Rear Derailleur Sram GX Eagle
    • Cranks & Chainrings Race Face Aeffect Cinch 34T
    • Bottom Bracket Shimano SM-BBMT500
    • Cassette Sram PG-1230 11-50T
    • Chain Sram NX Eagle. E-MTB Aprroved.
    • Front Hub Rocky Mountain Sealed Boost 15mm
    • Rear Hub DT Swiss Hybrid 370 Boost 148mm
    • Spokes DT Swiss Alpine 2.3/2.0
    • Rims WTB ST i35 TCS 2.0 Tubeless
    • Tires Maxxis Minion DHF EXO Tubeless Ready 29 x 2.6 / Maxxis Rekon EXO Tubeless Ready 29 x 2.6
    • Seatpost Race Face Turbine R (by Fox) Dropper 30.9mm
    • Saddle WTB Volt Race 142
    • Weight 24.7 KG / 54.5 LBS
    • Frame FORM Alloy. Full Sealed Cartridge Bearings. Press Fit BB. Internal Cable Routing. 2-Bolt ISCG05 Tabs. RIDE-9™ Adjustable Geometry + Suspension Rate. 140mm Travel.
    • Drive System Dyname 3.0 Class 1 eMTB Drive | 250w | 108Nm
    • Battery 672 Wh Fully Integrated Li-Ion | 48V FAST Charger | 80% Charge in 2:10 | 100% Charge in 3:50
    • Remote iWoc Trio
    • Overtimepack Compatible Yes
    • Sizes S - M - L - XL
    • Fork RockShox 35 Gold RL 140mm E-MTB Approved 44mm Offset
    • Front Travel 140mm
    • Shock RockShox Deluxe Select+ RT
    • Rear Travel 140mm
    • Headset FSA Orbit NO.57E
    • Stem Rocky Mountain AM
    • Handlebar Rocky Mountain AM 760mm
    • Grips Rocky Mountain Lock On Light
    • Brakes Shimano MT420 4 Piston / Shimano RT64 203mm / Shimano RT64 203mm
    • Brake Levers Shimano MT420 4 Piston
    • Shifters Shimano Deore
    • Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore
    • Cranks & Chainrings Race Face Ride Cinch 34T
    • Bottom Bracket Shimano SM-BBMT500
    • Cassette SunRace CSMS2 11-46T
    • Chain KMC X10-1
    • Front Hub Shimano MT400 Boost 15mm
    • Rear Hub Shimano MT400 Boost 148mm
    • Spokes 2.0 Stainless
    • Rims WTB ST i35 TCS 2.0 Tubeless
    • Tires Maxxis Minion DHF EXO Tubeless Ready 29 x 2.6 / Maxxis Rekon EXO Tubeless Ready 29 x 2.6
    • Seatpost Rocky Mountain Toonie Drop 30.9mm
    • Saddle WTB Volt Race 142
    • Weight 24.3 KG / 53.6 LBS

We make every effort to ensure accuracy, but reserve the right to update specifications & prices without notification

Technologies: Instinct Powerplay Carbon 90

    • Designed in Canada, in collaboration with Propulsion Powercycle, the Dyname™ 3.0 drive system is a sleek, lightweight, and powerful electric assist that pushes the boundaries of electric bikes. Its compact, low-mounted motor allows us to design electric mountain bikes to our suspension and handling standards—with proper geometry and ideal pivot placement. The system provides class-leading torque, instant power response, and super-fast charging.

    • Size Specific tune

      Suspension

      Size Specific Tune ensures that riders of all sizes get the right balance of small-bump compliance, mid-stroke support, and end-stroke progressiveness. Our design team does custom shock tunes based on real world field testing, and adjusts each tune for specific frame sizes.

    • FORM™ alloy

      Frame Construction

      FORM™ tubesets utilize premium materials to meet our strict requirements. Each FORM™ tube that we create is engineered for its specific purpose within the frame, ensuring optimized strength, weight, and ride quality.

    • The RIDE-9 adjustment system allows riders to quickly fine-tune their geometry and suspension with a pair of Allen keys. Nine configurations are possible thanks to two interlocking chips.

      Adjust your RIDE-9 position for geometry before considering suspension effects, or variables like air pressure and shock compression. Make gradual, incremental changes, take notes, and be methodical. Don’t adjust in a hurry before a big ride. Take your time and enjoy the process. 

    • Smoothlink suspension is efficient yet supple when you’re on the pedals and across a wide range of gears. It features a controlled end-stroke and a rate-curve that feels more capable than the travel would suggest. This four-bar suspension design philosophy is centred on ride characteristics; each bike platform we develop balances variables like anti-squat, axle path, chain growth, rate curve, anti-rise, etc. to achieve the legendary Rocky Mountain ride feel.

We make every effort to ensure accuracy, but reserve the right to update specifications & prices without notification.

FAQs: Instinct Powerplay Carbon 90

    • I’m looking at purchasing an Instinct Powerplay. What size do I need?

      Here’s a link to our Sizing Chart, which can be used to get a general idea of how an Instinct Powerplay will fit. The best way to be correctly sized for a bike is to visit your local Rocky Mountain dealer, but our online chart is a great place to start.