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2021 Rocky Mountain Instinct Powerplay – Jesse Melamed’s custom build 

December 15, 2020

Jesse Melamed riding the Instinct Powerplay in Vancouver

"Every time I have ridden a Rocky Mountain Powerplay over the last few years I have a riot of a time. I usually can't stop smiling. Now that I have one of my own I can't wait to get out and find some hill-climb challenges and explore some new trails. It will be the perfect tool for when I need a rest day but still want to get out and ride!"    

-Jesse Melamed

Frame:  Instinct Powerplay, size Medium, RIDE-9 in Position 1

Fork:  Fox 38 Float EVOL Grip2 Factory Series 170mm  

Shock:  Fox DPX2 210x55mm, with Rocky Mountain shock bearing eyelets  

Stem:  Race Face TurbineR 40mm reach, 35mm clamp with EDC  tool

Handlebars:  Race Face NextR 740mm width, 35mm clamp, 35mm rise  

Headset: FSA Orbit NO.57E

Grips: Race Face Love Handle

Brakes:  Shimano XTR 4-Piston Finned Metal Pads RT86 203mm Fr RT86 203mm Rr  

Shifter: Shimano XTR 12 speed 

Derailleur: Shimano XTR 12-speed  

Cassette:  Shimano XTR  10-45

Chain: Shimano XTR  

Chainguide:  OneUp Components Chain Guide Top Kit V2  

Pedals:  Crankbrothers Mallet E  

Wheels: Race Face TurbineR 30mm 

Tires: Maxxis Assegai MaxxGrip DH 29x2.5WT / Maxxis Minion DHR2 MaxxGrip DH 29x2.5WT 

Seatpost:  Fox Transfer 150mm

Saddle: WTB Silverado

Click here to explore the 2021 Instinct Powerplay models. 

Jesse Melamed Instinct Powerplay Vancouver

Jesse Melamed riding the Instinct Powerplay in Vancouver

Jesse Melamed Instinct Powerplay Vancouver

Jesse Melamed Instinct Powerplay Vancouver

Jesse Melamed Instinct Powerplay Vancouver

Jesse Melamed Instinct Powerplay Vancouver

Jesse Melamed Instinct Powerplay Vancouver

Jesse Melamed Instinct Powerplay Vancouver

Jesse Melamed Instinct Powerplay Vancouver

Jesse Melamed Instinct Powerplay Vancouver

Jesse Melamed Instinct Powerplay Vancouver

Jesse Melamed Instinct Powerplay Vancouver

Jesse Melamed Instinct Powerplay Vancouver

Jesse Melamed Instinct Powerplay Vancouver

 

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