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Posted: May 17, 2017 at 22:11 Quote
Has anyone heard anything more about the Altitude since all the "first ride" reviews? Heard they were going to be available mid may but have heard other rumours stating it may be later.. especially for the alloy versions..

Really wanting to see an alloy version! (Besides the website photos).

I'm thinking this is the perfect bike to solve my dilemma between getting a 150mm trail bike or a 170mm enduro, just waiting for the alloy models to hit the shops!

Posted: May 31, 2017 at 13:27 Quote
Haven't seen much since the initial reviews on the different sites but I am picking my Aluminum 50 on Saturday!
Cant wait, i'll post some pics and some initial thoughts right away.
Rocky Mountain Altitude

Posted: May 31, 2017 at 15:38 Quote
map-guy wrote:
Haven't seen much since the initial reviews on the different sites but I am picking my Aluminum 50 on Saturday!
Cant wait, i'll post some pics and some initial thoughts right away.
Rocky Mountain Altitude

definitely post pics and initial thoughts! sounds sweet

Posted: Jun 3, 2017 at 18:58 Quote
Picked up my AL 50 today. Basically needs nothing, built ready and well spec'd for the price. The 50 is the fox and shinano model and the only option is black and red. Kind of wish there were other colour options or that the red matched the blood red of the new slayer. Preference aside, it looks better in person.

A couple initial thoughts until I get more time on it. One thing noticeable in climbing is the stack heaight and head tube length. It's high for me coming from a banshee spitfire with a 160mm fork, the Altitude seems to ride a lot higher up front. I haven't tried the other ride 9 options other than middle yet so I'll have to tinker a bit. Descending was immediately awesome and felt right at home. Playful and balanced, it almost felt like I was in a controlled bounce all the way down the trail and ate up anything else in the way.

Posted: Jun 4, 2017 at 0:44 Quote
Nice concrats. What does the bike weigh?

Posted: Jun 4, 2017 at 18:24 Quote
Foxy87 wrote:
Nice concrats. What does the bike weigh?
Thanks! I have to borrow my neighbors luggage scale and get back to you.

Posted: Jun 5, 2017 at 7:15 Quote
Bike looks great, glad to hear these are finally arriving at local shops.

I'm also interested in knowing the weight of the bike.

Posted: Jun 6, 2017 at 14:59 Quote
So it weighs 31lbs with race face aeffect pedals. I did the stand on the scale method and subtracted my weight so +/- 1lb or so.

Posted: Jun 6, 2017 at 17:58 Quote
map-guy wrote:
So it weighs 31lbs with race face aeffect pedals. I did the stand on the scale method and subtracted my weight so +/- 1lb or so.

Thanks for the update! Seems about right.

Posted: Jun 6, 2017 at 18:17 Quote
I am struggling with climbing a bit. Played with the Ride 9 and put it in the steepest setting and didn't like how it felt at all. Back to neutral setting for now and slamming my stem as low as possible. It might be the new longer reach, wheelbase and slack HA throwing me off. All climbing frustrations aside, still pretty stoked on how it rips the downs.

Posted: Jun 7, 2017 at 2:41 Quote
What do you mean by struggling with climbing?

Just lifting frontwheel or does ist feel heavy and slow at climbing?

31 lbs for the Aluminium Version incl. pedals is ok i guess...

Posted: Jun 9, 2017 at 11:08 Quote
@map-guy What bike were you coming off of?

Posted: Jun 9, 2017 at 14:36 Quote
Coming from a Banshee Spitfire with 160mm fork. Riding with ride 9 in the neutral setting and it's feeling a lot better. Sustained climbs in the saddle and technical climbs continue to be the short coming but all so worth it on the DH.

Posted: Jun 11, 2017 at 8:29 Quote
Surprised there aren't more new owners chiming in here, must be too busy shredding their new machines! Beer

Posted: Jun 11, 2017 at 8:36 Quote
Just waiting for my Carbon 70. Should have been ready on Friday. Fingers crossed for Monday. Can hardly wait. Haven't had a Rocky Mountain bike since about 2004. I've been riding a SantaCruz Nomad C2, looking forward to the more modern geometry changes, to see how they translate out.

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