Ride more, further, faster
While developing the first-ever Rocky Mountain eMTB, we refused to be held hostage by existing drive designs. We built the drive to fit the bike, not the other way around. For ten years, our engineers dreamed, created, tested and meticulously improved upon Dyname until they got it right. The Dyname drive is compact, powerful, and smooth. It facilitates pure, unbridled design freedom, as evidenced by the seamless integration of the RIDE-9 adjustment system.
Design freedom in action
The Powerplay frames are not handcuffed to off-the- shelf drives. We put pivots where we want. We maximize our freedom in suspension design. We don’t start with no-fly zones as a result of 3rd party integration. Rocky Mountain’s engineering team enjoys a blank slate which ensures we can imagine, create, and—most importantly—ride the bike we want.
The drive system
Dyname spins at 1200 RPM (1/4 the competition's speed). Less whine. More efficiency.
Tuned to the key of human
Specifically designed to an MTB-friendly cadence and real world singletrack riding. No spinning out.
Virtual quads kick in when you need them and stand down when you don't.
A motor's intuition
Seamless power modulation between drive and human. Dyname reads your rhythm and responds to your ride.
Three patents. In-house customization. Limitless design freedom.
The bottom bracket is part of the bike, not the drive. No creaking, less wear, and local shops can service it. We love local shops.
The power behind the play
How far does it go?
It’s a question we hear about eMTB batteries all too often. The answer isn’t simple. Are you hammering flat fire roads, or turbo-lapping steep, technical singletrack? In the south of France on a warm summer day, or submerged in the deep dark dank of a North Shore winter? eMTB batteries can only take you as far as your legs go, but Powerplay elevates every rider to their potential.
With proper power management, Powerplay will yield 1,800-2,000m of climbing (based on 102 kg rider).
Our rapid-charging battery gets you to 80% capacity up to 66% faster than the competition.
We care about aesthetics. Powerplay not only rides like a mountain bike. It looks like one too.
Powerplay's superior 48-volt system increases range when compared to the standard 36-volt battery featuring the same capacity.
80% in 2:20, full charge in 4:00
80% in 1:40, full charge in 3:10
When you step on the pedals, the Dyname 3.0 drive delivers immediately. Competitive systems can exhibit lag, apply power too abruptly (causing wheel spin or loss of control), and generally introduce odd sensations to riding. With Powerplay, beginning on a hill is easier than ever. Getting up to speed is simple. Dyname's electro-mechanical torque sensor measures chain tension through movement of a magnetic field, providing instant input to the brain of the drive. Less lag. More power.
Dyname needs to crunch numbers quickly, and lend support to the rider even more rapidly. When the chain moves, Dyname reacts instantaneously. How? Every time the chain straightens out, a magnetic field sensor measures the chain position. This sensor measures 1000 times per second. This extreme sensitivity helps maintain traction on greasy trails, allows for subtle torque modulation on complex terrain, and produces a natural-feeling power output.
Max Torque: 108Nm
- Dyname 3.0 drive system
The Dyname 3.0 Drive features class-leading power, and torque measuring in at a 108Nm*. This means you can crush steeper hill climbs faster, and accelerate like a speed demon. No strange pedalling sensations. Modulation so smooth you won’t even notice the RPMs kicked in.
*converted to a gear ratio of 1:1 crankset to chainring.
Max Power: 770W
- Dyname 3.0 drive system
Since 1981, Rocky Mountain Bicycles has lived at the foot of Vancouver's North Shore mountains, designing and testing mountain bikes in the rugged terrain that rises above.
In 2009, the concept for a revolutionary electric drive system was presented to the design team at the company’s headquarters in Beauce, Québec. The forward-thinking vision paralleled Rocky Mountain’s philosophies. Together, Propulsion Powercycle was created with the purpose of developing an innovative electric drive system which would be named Dyname.
Three years later, in 2012, the design team debuted an urban electric bike featuring the proprietary Dyname 2.0 drive. Shortly thereafter, we introduced North America to its first electric bike sharing program. At this point, Europe had embraced the e-bike. Consumers in North America were curious. Media was asking when we’d witness the first truly capable trail-ready eMTB. Rocky Mountain would provide the answer.
In early 2017, the Rocky Mountain Altitude Powerplay launched, featuring the third-generation Dyname 3.0 drive developed collaboratively between our research centres in Vancouver, B.C. and Beauce, Quebec. Vancouver handled the bike and Quebec developed the drive system. The Powerplay was on.
In 2019, the Powerplay family, powered by Dyname, expands to three platforms – Altitude Powerplay, Instinct Powerplay, and Growler Powerplay. From 27.5 to 29er. From hardtail to full suspension. Powerplay leads the way with diversity, quality and—most of all—a great ride.
Every Powerplay™ bike is warrantied against defects in materials and manufacturing.
We stand behind our products. The warranty on our battery has been increased from 18 to 24 months, retroactively applied to all 2018 Altitude Powerplays already purchased.
|Frame hardware||5 years||Front triangle & rear triangle|
|Hardware||1 year||Pivots, axles, etc...|
|Electronics||2 years||Drive, iWoc, sensors, charger|
|Drive components||1 year||Pulleys, pinions, transfer chain|
|Battery||2 years||If stored for 3+ months, charge battery every 3 months. Failure to do so may cause damage.|
|Components||As per original manufacturer warranty|
* For more detailed battery warranty information, please reference the owner's manual available on bikes.com
Disclaimer: If system is modified in any way, it can affect range and performance, and immediately voids the warranty.