Rocky Mountain's 27.5-inch-wheel 2014 Altitude is the pioneer, BC bike maker's most versatile AM trailbike. We tested the top-of-the-line, carbon fiber 790 MSL
in May, 2013 and loved it - but we wanted more. Rocky's Altitude 770 Rally Edition is exactly what the doctor ordered. Pinkbike's Matt Wragg gave us a first look at the Rally a month ago, but if you missed it, here's a double-take.
The Rally is tougher and its component selection is tailored for a harder-charging, more gravity oriented trail rider - and for an enduro racer, it is a turn-key race bike. The upgrades begin with a Fox Float X remote reservoir shock and a 160-millimter-stroke Fox Kashima 34 Float fork for suspension, and continue with a Race Face Turbine-powered one-by-ten SRAM X9 drivetrain. Add an e-thirteen chainguide and a RockShox Reverb stealth dropper to complete the basic build. Wheels are wide Stan's ZTR Flows mounted tubeless to aggressive, 2.4-inch Continental Trail King tires. The 150-millimeter-travel rear suspension is welded aluminum to add some lateral rigidity - and for survival value in the rocks. The Rally retains Rocky's Ride Nine adjustable suspension chip, which gives the rider a wide range of chassis options (head tube angles from 66.2 to 67.8 degrees a range of bottom bracket heights and seat angles)
Weight is stated at just under 30 pounds and the price is $5600 CAD for the carbon-aluminum Altitude 770 Rally, and $3300 CAD for the 750 Rally, aluminum model.Rocky Mountain