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    Rocky Mountain Altitude Powerplay

    Iím looking for an ebike and am interested in the Powerplay. I have read some older reviews that say the motor cuts out at times. Anyone with experience on the newer models? Have they got this issue sorted out?

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    Sorted out.

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    Thanks for the reply. I read somewhere that the older iwoc controller was an issue. Any words on the alloy 70 model?

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    All 2019s are equipped with the new iwoc trio.

    Quote Originally Posted by Phantomtracer View Post
    Thanks for the reply. I read somewhere that the older iwoc controller was an issue. Any words on the alloy 70 model?
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    I was fortunate enough to attend the 2019 PowerPlay Dealer Camp in Phoenix recently. We dealers got a full day of training on the system. Plus a day of riding.

    Iíve got experience with Bosch, Shimano, Yamaha and a little with Brose. Plus a bit of horsing around with Bafang conversion stuff as well. Iím a fan of eMTBs!

    Fire off any questions, Iíll answer what I can.

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    What are your thoughts on the more mechanical activation of the motor system over the others that are firmware based?

    Any insight as to when they may be bringing these to the US?

    Thanks!

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    USA soooooon! Like March 2019.

    The torque sensor is superior, truly makes the power assist ďyou, only strongerĒ

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    NICE! now I just gotta find dealer in Massachusetts willing to cross over to the dark side. :-/

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    Any update on powerplay availability in the US?

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    We have them (Acme Bicycles, Rapid City, SD) in stock and built up! Most dealers ought to have theirs.

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    Found a dealer with stock in western MA but itís a 7 hour round trip. Hoping a closer shop will pick up the line soon!

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    I've been dying to get on one for a test ride but no dealers close to me but they are going to be at the Dirt Fest WV this year and I will be the first one in line to ride the PP Altitude!! Looking at getting the Alloy 70.

    How is the sizing in them? I've been told that the specs are identical to the non-emtb version of the Altitude.

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    Btw.... I'm 5'11" with shorter legs and a longer torso. Planning on riding the large.

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    I recently got an alloy 70 large. Iím 6ft with 34Ē inseam. The bike fits perfect, but one thing that I thought was strange was the dropper post it set all the way down into the frame and it just fits me perfect. If my inseam was any shorter then I would need to get a shorter dropper post. Love the bike, you wonít regret it. It feels really heavy when you pick it up but once on trail it handles amazing!! Only downside is itís difficult to bunny hop.

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    Thanks Phantom! I figured that I'd need a shorter dropper but I'm really excited to get to Dirt Fest here in July!!

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    It's definitely one of those "10lbs of potatoes into a 5lb bag" issues. One other solution if you are borderline is sourcing dropped seatpost clamps. OneUp makes them.

    https://can.oneupcomponents.com/coll...st-seat-clamps

    The do fit a Transfer post, and you can gain about 10mm of extra clearance.

    BEWARE: if you use a saddle with a soft flexing base it can bottom out on the head of the post / bolts.

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    Thanks Phantom! I figured that I'd need a shorter dropper but I'm really excited to get to Dirt Fest here in July!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RMB-PM View Post
    It's definitely one of those "10lbs of potatoes into a 5lb bag" issues. One other solution if you are borderline is sourcing dropped seatpost clamps. OneUp makes them.

    https://can.oneupcomponents.com/coll...st-seat-clamps

    The do fit a Transfer post, and you can gain about 10mm of extra clearance.

    BEWARE: if you use a saddle with a soft flexing base it can bottom out on the head of the post / bolts.
    Thx for the link!

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    Dirt fest, I have gone the last few years to rays lake. Not going to make the WV one, should be amazing. I have about 200 miles on the powerplay and it just keeps getting better. That seatpost clamp looks to be a great answer. The powerplay will kill those WV trails! Enjoy.

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