ROCKY MOUNTAIN

The Next Generation Dyname 4.0 Drive System

+ THE ALL-NEW ALTITUDE POWERPLAY AND INSTINCT POWERPLAY

Introducing the next generation, Dyname 4.0 drive system
The Dyname 4.0 drive system is powerful, delivers high torque, and is long-lasting. That means faster climbs, punchier acceleration, and a larger, removable battery helping to ensure that you get more out of every ride. Designed in Canada, we’ve kept the same massive power as our previous generation drive system, but fit it into a smaller and lighter package. The Dyname 4.0 drive system delivers power in a responsive and natural way, giving our bikes the best e-bike ride feel on the market.

  • TORQUE
    108 Nm
  • MAX POWER
    700 W peak output
  • MAX BOOST AMPLIFICATION
    350%
  • BATTERY CAPACITY
    720 Wh
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DYNAME 4.0 | TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Reduced size and weight
• The Dyname 4.0 motor is 18.5% lighter than the previous generation, Dyname 3.0.
• We’ve given our motor a weight reduction while also increasing reliability. The Dyname 4.0 motor features oversized bearings for increased drive durability.

A quiet drive system
• The Dyname 4.0 features a lower motor rpm that reduces the amount of the electrical whine compared to other systems.
• We’ve removed the upper chain slider that was seen on the Dyname 3.0 drive system to reduce the mechanical noise, as well as the drag when pedaling.

A responsive, natural power delivery
• Our system’s torque sensor reads the tension that is being applied directly to the chain, and removes unwanted lag time to give an instantaneous and natural response when the power is applied.
• We’ve developed a new torque curve that is designed to gradually apply power that achieves a maximum power of 700 W at optimal cadence (85rpm). By having a variable power curve, you’ll have more control of your bike on the trail including scenarios like steep, technical hill starts.

Torque and power
• The Dyname 4.0 drive system packs the same 108Nm of class-leading torque that the Dyname 3.0 brought to our previous generation of bikes.
• Our drive system has 700 W of peak output, meaning that more watts are delivered when you really need them.

Rocky Mountain Dyname 4.0 Jumbotron

Jumbotron
• The Jumbotron is our display screen, seamlessly integrated into the top tube of our new Powerplay bikes. Positioned to show all key data and information in a convenient, easy to see location, the screens can be navigated using the handlebar remote.

Smaller remote
• Designed by us, our new smaller remote has better ergonomics for you as the rider and is focused on keeping the cockpit clean and uncluttered. The smaller design also allows it to be used in combination with more shifter and brake options.

Adjustability at your finger tips
• The Dyname 4.0 drive system and Jumbotron screen offer the ability to adjust both the assist level and boost level to suit your riding style. They also give you the option of having two customizable tune profiles that can be saved to the bike, for different riders or riding styles.
• The boost level adjusts the torque sensitivity, which adjusts how the motor responds to the input it’s receiving through the pedals. A higher boost level requires you, the rider, to put less pressure on the pedals to deliver the same amount of torque. A lower boost level will mean you have to put more power down in order to achieve the same amount of torque.

• The assist level feature adjusts the output power, which is the percentage of available power put out by the Dyname 4.0 drive system in the different assist modes. There are 4 different modes that can be used to manage battery levels, to adjust trail speed, and to fine tune your effort levels. These modes include: Ludicrous, Trail Plus, Trail, and Eco

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Battery size
• We’ve increased the capacity of the Powerplay battery from 672Wh to 720Wh, allowing you to spend more time riding.
• Our new Powerplay models feature an easily removable battery. Simply drop the protective cover and battery retention bolt, and it will slide right out of the frame.

Overtimepack
• The all-new Powerplay is compatible with the new Overtimepack, which gives you an extra 314Wh of battery capacity on top of the 720Wh of battery capacity in the bike. That means you have a total of 1,034Wh of battery capacity to ride with before needing a charge.

Charging
• We have a 4-amp charger and a 2-amp charger for the all-new Powerplay models, both of which quickly refuel your battery to get you back out there, faster. The less powerful of the two, the 2-amp charger, will charge the battery from 0-100% in 7 hours and 35 minutes which outpaces the competition.

The new Altitude and Instinct Powerplay

It’s been four years since we introduced our first e-bike, the Altitude Powerplay. From the outset, our goal was to create an electric mountain bike that felt as natural as possible, which we achieved through our in-house designed Dyname 3.0 drive system.

Building on the success of our previous Powerplay models, we’ve completely re-designed the Altitude Powerplay and Instinct Powerplay to continue to push the envelope of high performance e-bikes. With our next generation Dyname 4.0 drive system, we’ve thoughtfully integrated new features with a rider-focused design. Our Powerplay bikes are firmly positioned at the forefront of e-bike innovation.

“I’ve been a believer in our Powerplay bikes from the beginning, and my mind is still racing with all the possibilities they can bring when out on the trail. Our latest version has immense power, massive battery capacity, and has inspired me to ride further and push harder in challenging terrain. I love that the battery is removable and that the Jumbotron top tube displays all the info you’d need and more. Bring on the next generation – and the next ride!”
          – Wade Simmons
              Rocky Mountain Athlete

Rocky Mountain Dyname 4.0 Jumbotron

ALTITUDE POWERPLAY:
MID-HIGH PIVOT KINEMATICS AND WHEELPATH

Our revised suspension design features a mid-high main pivot location that seamlessly integrates with our Dyname 4.0 drive. The kinematics have better support in both leverage rate and anti-squat, this translates to smoother power delivery to the ground with less energy loss. The mid-high main pivot also creates a more rearward wheel trajectory which all but eliminates small to medium trail chatter.

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INSTINCT POWERPLAY:
MID-HIGH PIVOT KINEMATICS AND WHEELPATH

Our revised suspension design features a mid-high main pivot location that seamlessly integrates with our Dyname 4.0 drive. The kinematics have better support in both leverage rate and anti-squat, this translates to smoother power delivery to the ground with less energy loss. The mid-high main pivot also creates a more rearward wheel trajectory which all but eliminates small to medium trail chatter.

ALTITUDE POWERPLAY VS. INSTINCT POWERPLAY:
WHAT MAKES THEM DIFFERENT?

While the all-new Altitude Powerplay and Instinct Powerplay share many of the same technologies and frame details, the bikes have different intended use and ride characteristics. The Altitude was designed for aggressive, high speed riding, while the Instinct is meant for long days of exploration and efficient riding.

TECHNOLOGIES

Dyname 4.0™

DRIVE SYSTEM
Designed in Canada, in collaboration with Propulsion Powercycle, the Dyname 4.0 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 power, instant response, and super-fast charging.

RIDE-4™
ADJUSTMENT SYSTEM
The RIDE-4 adjustment system allows riders to quickly fine-tune their geometry with a pair of Allen keys. Four configurations are possible thanks to one rotating chip. This allows for subtle geometry changes with minimal effect on your shock tune.

Size Specific
TUNE
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.

SMOOTHWALL™ Carbon
FRAME MATERIAL
SMOOTHWALL carbon uses one of the world’s most sophisticated carbon processes to deliver industry leading stiffness-to-weight, ride quality, and durability. We eliminate excess resin and fibers by using rigid internal molds instead of traditional air bladders. We then utilize different types of carbon in specific frame areas to maximize stiffness and impact resistance while minimizing overall weight.

FORM™ Alloy
FRAME MATERIAL
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.

Smoothlink™
SUSPENSION
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.

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Altitude Powerplay

DESIGNED FOR Enduro | FRONT TRAVEL 170mm | REAR TRAVEL 160 mm | WHEEL SIZE SM – XL: 29”

Enduro, electrified.
The Altitude Powerplay shares the many of the same attributes as our race proven Altitude—geometry, kinematics, and adjustability. Designed alongside our Dyname 4.0 drive system, our Altitude Powerplay has everything you need for aggressive trail e-biking. So go ahead and smash down chutes, rail through corners, and then turn it up to ”Ludicrous” to get back up to the top faster than you ever thought possible.

Rocky Mountain Dyname 4.0 Jumbotron

Instinct Powerplay

DESIGNED FOR Trail | FRONT TRAVEL 150mm | REAR TRAVEL 140 mm | WHEEL SIZE SM – XL: 29”

Total trail versatility meets high power.
If you’re looking to venture into the alpine or explore a new zone, the Instinct Powerplay will inspire you to go farther and seek out new adventures. Where as the 160mm Altitude Powerplay is built for aggressive riding, the 140mm Instinct Powerplay is built for exploration. Versatile geometry, dialed kinematics, and powered by our Dyname 4.0 drive system, you’ll be riding bigger days than ever before.

Rocky Mountain Dyname 4.0 Jumbotron

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