The Complete 2021 Rocky Mountain Altitude Lineup Compared - Across the Pond Beaver

Sep 9, 2020
by Mike Kazimer  
2021 Rocky Mountain Altitude

The Altitude sits in Rocky Mountain's lineup as their dedicated enduro race bike, with 160mm of rear travel and a 170mm fork. The wheel size depends on the frame size - small frames get 27.5" wheels, the medium size is available with 27.5" or 29" wheels, and large and XL frames are 29" only.

There are aluminum and carbon framed options, with prices starting at $3,500 for the base model alloy version, and going all the way up to $9,999 for the top-of-the-line Carbon 99. The carbon frame only can be purchased for $3,699.

Altitude Details

• Wheelsize: 29" (M, L, XL) or 27.5" (S, M)
• Carbon or aluminum frame options
• Travel: 160mm (r) / 170mm (f)
• 64.4° - 65.5° head angle
• 437 or 447mm chainstays
• Weight: 32 lb / 14.5 kg
• Price range: $3,500 - $9,999 USD
• Carbon frame only w/ Float X2 shock: $3,699 USD
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Geometry

2021 Rocky Mountain Altitude

The new Altitude is longer and slacker than before – the reach on a size large now measures 480mm, with a 65-degree head angle in the neutral setting, compared to 458mm and 65.6-degrees on the previous version.

It's also possible to change the chainstay length by 10mm by flipping the chips in the chainstay and switching the orientation of the brake adaptor. Rocky's Ride 9 geometry adjustment system is still in place, which allows riders to quickly tweak the bike's geometry by removing two bolts and changing the orientation of the two interlocking chips at the rear shock mount. On the Altitude the head angle can be changed from 64.4-degrees all the way up to 65.5 degrees in a matter of minutes.




Builds

Altitude A30 - $3,499 USD / $4,299 CAD

2021 Rocky Mountain Altitude

The base model alloy Altitude gets Shimano's new Deore 12-speed drivetrain and MT 4120 four-piston brakes, with suspension duties handled by a Marzocchi Z1 fork and a Fox Float DPX2 Performance shock. Other parts include Rocky's own Toonie Drop dropper post, WTB i30 aluminum rims, and a Maxxis DHF / DHR II tire combo, both with EXO casings.

Frame: FORM aluminum
Fork: Marzocchi Z1 Float GRIP 170mm
Shock: Fox Float DPX2 Performance
Drivetrain: Shimano Deore 12-speed
Wheels: Shimano 410 hub / WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0 rim
Tires: Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 WT EXO / Minion DHR II 2.4 WT EXO
Cranks: Shimano Deore
Handlebar: Rocky Mountain AM 780mm
Stem: Rocky Mountain 31.8 AM, 40mm
Grips: Ergon GE10 EVO Lock On
Brakes: Shimano MT4120 4 Piston
Seatpost Rocky Mountain Toonie Drop Alloy 30.9mm
Saddle: WTB Volt 142


Altitude A50 - $4,299 USD / $5,499 CAD
2021 Rocky Mountain Altitude
The Altitude 50's notable upgrades over the 30 include grippier, more durable tires, Shimano XT 4-piston brakes, and an XT derailleur / SLX shifter combo paired with a Deore 12-speed cassette.


Frame: FORM aluminum
Fork: Fox 36 Float EVOL Performance GRIP
Shock: Fox Float DPX2 Performance
Drivetrain: Shimano XT derailleur, SLX shifter, Deore cassette
Wheels: Rocky Mountain front hub, DT Swiss 370 rear hub / WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0 rims
Tires: Maxxis Assegai 2.5 WT 3C MaxxGrip EXO+ / Maxxis Minion DHR II 2.4 WT 3C MaxxTerra EXO+
Cranks: Race Face Aeffect Cinch
Handlebar: Rocky Mountain AM 780mm
Stem: Rocky Mountain 35 AM, 40mm
Grips: Ergon GE10 EVO Lock On
Brakes: Shimano XT Trail 4 Piston
Seatpost Race Face Aeffect R Dropper 30.9mm
Saddle: WTB Volt 142


Altitude Alloy 70 - $5,249 USD / $6,699 CAD
2021 Rocky Mountain Altitude
The top level aluminum model in the Altitude lineup, the 70 receives the same high end suspension found on the $9,099 Carbon 90 in the form of a Fox 38 Factory fork and a Float X2 shock. The Shimano XT / SLX drivetrain is one step up from what's found on the 50, and the WTB rims are swapped out for Race Face's AR 30s.

Frame: FORM aluminum
Fork: Fox 38 Float GRIP2 Factory Series
Shock: Fox Float X2 Factory 
Drivetrain: Shimano XT shifter, derailleur, SLX cassette
Wheels: Rocky Mountain front hub, DT Swiss 370 rear hub / Race Face AR 30 rims
Tires: Maxxis Assegai 2.5 WT 3C MaxxGrip EXO+ / Maxxis Minion DHR II 2.4 WT 3C MaxxTerra EXO+
Cranks: Race Face Aeffect R Cinch
Handlebar: Rocky Mountain AM, 780mm
Stem: Rocky Mountain 35 AM, 50mm
Grips: Ergon GE1 EVO Lock On
Brakes: Shimano XT Trail 4 Piston
Seatpost Race Face Aeffect R Dropper 30.9mm
Saddle: WTB Volt 142



Altitude Carbon 50 - $5,499 USD / $6,799 CAD
2021 Rocky Mountain Altitude
The Altitude Carbon 50 shares a similar parts kit to the Alloy 50 - the only difference is the frame material, and the price tag.

Frame: Smoothwall carbon
Fork: Fox 36 Float Performance GRIP
Shock: Fox Float DPX2 Performance
Drivetrain: Shimano XT derailleur, SLX shifter, SLX cassette
Wheels: Rocky Mountain front hub, DT Swiss 370 rear hub / WTB ST Light i30 TCS 2.0 rims
Tires: Maxxis Assegai 2.5 WT 3C MaxxGrip EXO+ / Maxxis Minion DHR II 2.4 WT 3C MaxxTerra EXO+
Cranks: Race Face Aeffect Cinch
Handlebar: Rocky Mountain AM 780mm
Stem: Rocky Mountain 35 AM, 40mm
Grips: Ergon GE10 EVO Lock On
Brakes: Shimano XT Trail 4 Piston
Seatpost Race Face Aeffect R Dropper 30.9
Saddle: WTB Volt 142


Altitude Carbon 70 - $6,999 USD / $8,599 CAD
2021 Rocky Mountain Altitude
A few upgrades on the Carbon 70 model include the shock going from a DPX2 to an X2, some steps up on the drivetrain and Race Face rims and bars.

Frame: Smoothwall carbon
Fork: Fox 36 Float EVOL GRIP2 Factory Series
Shock: Fox Float X2 Perfromance 
Drivetrain: Shimano XT shifter, derailleur, XT cassette
Wheels: Rocky Mountain front hub, DT Swiss 370 rear hub / Race Face AR 30 rims
Tires: Maxxis Assegai 2.5 WT 3C MaxxGrip EXO+ / Maxxis Minion DHR II 2.4 WT 3C MaxxTerra EXO+
Cranks: Shimano XT
Handlebar: Race Face Turbine R, 780mm
Stem: Rocky Mountain 35 AM, 40mm
Grips: Ergon GE1 EVO Lock On
Brakes: Shimano XT Trail 4 Piston
Seatpost Race Face Turbine R
Saddle: WTB Volt Race 142



Altitude Carbon 70 Coil - $6,999 USD / $8,999 CAD
2021 Rocky Mountain Altitude
There's also a coil version of the Carbon 70, with a Fox DHX2 Factory shock taking the place of the Float X2.

Frame: Smoothwall carbon
Fork: Fox 36 Float GRIP2 Factory Series
Shock: Fox DHX2 Factory 
Drivetrain: Shimano XT shifter, derailleur, XT cassette
Wheels: Rocky Mountain front hub, DT Swiss 350 rear hub / Race Face AR 30 rims
Tires: Maxxis Assegai 2.5 WT 3C MaxxGrip EXO+ / Maxxis Minion DHR II 2.4 WT 3C MaxxTerra EXO+
Cranks: Race Face Turbine Cinch
Handlebar: Race Face Turbine R, 780mm
Stem: Rocky Mountain 35 AM, 40mm
Grips: Ergon GE1 EVO Lock On
Brakes: Shimano XT Trail 4 Piston
Seatpost Race Face Turbine R
Saddle: WTB Volt Race 142



Altitude Carbon 90 Rally Edition - $9,099 USD / $11,499 CAD
2021 Rocky Mountain Altitude
The Altitude Carbon 90 Rally Edition is built with the same parts spec that Rocky's enduro team riders are using. Parts highlights include a 170mm Fox Factory 38 fork, Float X2 shock, Shimano XTR drivetrain and brakes, Race Face Turbine R wheels, and Maxxis Minion DHF / DHR II tires, both with Double Down casings.


Frame: Smoothwall carbon
Fork: Fox 38 Float GRIP2 Factory Series
Shock: Fox Float X2 Factory 
Drivetrain: Shimano XTR 12-speed
Wheels: Race Face Turbine R
Tires: Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 WT 3C MaxxGrip DD / Maxxis Minion DHR II 2.4 WT MaxxGrip DD
Cranks: Shimano XTR
Handlebar: Race Face Next R carbon, 780mm
Stem: Race Face Turbine R, 40mm
Grips: Ergon GE1 EVO Lock On
Brakes: Shimano XTR Trail 4 Piston
Seatpost Race Face Turbine R (by Fox) Dropper 30.9mm
Saddle: WTB Volt Race 142



Altitude Carbon 99 - $9,999 USD / $13,499 CAD
2021 Rocky Mountain Altitude
This is as pricey as the Altitude gets, with a wireless, electronic SRAM AXS drivetrain and dropper post, RaceFace Next R carbon wheels, RockShox Lyrik Ultimate fork, Super Deluxe Ultimate shock, and SRAM Code RSC brakes.


Frame: Smoothwall carbon
Fork: RockShox Lyrik Ultimate RC2
Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate
Drivetrain: SRAM AXS Eagle 12-speed
Wheels: Race Face Next R Carbon
Tires: Maxxis Assegai 2.5 WT 3C MaxxGrip EXO+ / Maxxis Minion DHR II 2.4 WT MaxxTerra EXO+
Cranks: SRAM X01 Carbon Eagle
Handlebar: Race Face Next R carbon, 780mm
Stem: Race Face Turbine, 40mm
Grips: Ergon GE1 EVO Lock On
Brakes: SRAM Code RSC
Seatpost RockShox Reverb AXS wireless
Saddle: WTB Volt Team 142

Across the Pond Beaver 2020




Title image: Remi Gauvin by Margus Riga


93 Comments

  • 101 6
 I get a bit annoyed when brands still do the rear derailleur pimping. Speccing xt derailleur with slx shifter and deore cassette is about as crappy min-maxing as it gets. Adding the not so stellar 370 rear hub does not help! For me Rocky Mountain loses a bunch of credibility with that kind of set-up and makes me wonder how they build the rest of the bike. Specially when compared with the Privateer and other bikes with really smart spec choices.
  • 28 29
 RM has their breakage issues to think about too.
  • 17 5
 Rmb has the worst price/component ratio in europe too expensive for the components it comes with, at least for slayer
  • 16 3
 They give you an unsprung rotating boat anchor, and pass the savings on to you!!!!

amIdoingitright?
  • 14 4
 This really irritates me as well. Unfortunately they're catering to the average bike buyer who walks into a shop and sees a shiny derailleur and isn't paying any attention to the cassette, shifter, brakes, hubs, etc. Pivot, Yeti, Trek and many other brands do this. The new Slash 9.9. has a GX cassette with the X01 build which is embarrassing. On my own bike I'm running X01 cassette, NX derailleur, NX shifter, Code brakes, and i9 hydra hubs. Once you've been riding for a while you start to learn where to put your money. Although, if I was building my bike up again I'd probably go XT instead.
  • 6 0
 The A30 is probably a decent deal though. Suspension components look good. You know you need to pull out the cone spanner every now and then to keep those hubs running sweet or you're just very specific about your wheelset and was planning to get something else anyway so that the stock wheels serve as spare. Are the Deore drivetrain components even holding you back compared to full Deore XT? It isn't quite like SRAM SX or NX.
  • 13 0
 Yep. On the other hand, SLX derailleur and cassette with XT shifter = smart spec choice.
And DT 370 hubs on a $7k model is unforgivable.

The real head scratcher is the 70 coil vs 70 (the coil version gets a 350 rear hub but the regular version doesn’t) ... typo??

Otherwise looks like a really nice bike, and I love seeing higher spec alloy models in the lineup on a bike like this,
  • 5 1
 Hiding cheaper components behind nicer shiny components really sucks. Especially when lesser components cause early failures. Or when you buy an expensive build and the 370 3 pawl hubs engagement sucks and diminishes the riding experience in tight technical riding. I know this bike is more for shuttling than tight single track, but still.
  • 8 5
 Unpopular opinion: Drivetrain should be steel only. I purposely put a 12spd Deore cassette (and steel chairing) on my fancy carbon bike. It's 125 grams heavier than an XT cassette and it's totally worth the durability. Otherwise I go through the big aluminium cogs of 'fancier' cassette in just a couple months. Sick of disposable bike parts.

The DT 370 hub really sucks tho. Literally lasted me two days.
  • 2 0
 @Loche: Back when I rode with two rings up front (22t and 32t) I had both in steel. The 22t one obviously never wore, but the 32t did. They were 9 euros a piece though, so not that much of a deal. As for cassettes thought, I'm not sure. I ride with 1x10sp now and use an XT 11-36 cassette as it is easy and cheap to replace individual sprockets or smaller clusters. I was told though that the titanium XTR sprockets are even harder wearing so that's what I'm trying now for the smallest sprockets. Can't tell yet how much better they are though. But they're 6 euro instead of 3, so it isn't that much more expensive. Deore or SLX would be more expensive actually as after the smallest two sprockets, you'll need to replace bigger clusters even when only one or two of those sprockets are worn.

As for the front sprocket, I'm using aluminum now. There are a few steel options available (like Wolf Tooth) but these single speed oval narrow-wide rings in aluminum have served me quite well until now. They're not as vulnerable I think, compared to those which are supposed to work with a front mech. I also use a top guide and a taco type bash guard, so that makes it a bit easier on the chainring.
  • 2 0
 @Loche: If I rode as much as you I'd do the same thing lol! I choose a lighter cassette to help compensate for my lack of fitness.
  • 2 0
 @healthcare1: They're not really hiding them though. It has become industry practice to say "xt drivetrain" when only the deraileur is xt. At least Rocky is saying slx / xt. I agree on the hub though, the 370 is a throwaway part that's too expensive for a cheap bike and too crappy for a good bike.
  • 2 0
 @Loche: Agreed. Steel is real on the shore where it is wet and gritty. XTR chain and shifter with Deore cassette/front ring/crank and an SLX derailleur. Try to min max the Shimanostein/Frankimano build.
  • 1 0
 @nzstormer: Not always. Just looked at the Vitus Escarpe bikes. If CRC says it has an SLX drivetrain, it has a XT rear mech with SLX shifter and cassette. If it has an XT drivetrain, the cassette and shifter are XT but the rear mech is XTR.

Not sure why DT even has the 370 hubs. It messes with their good name.
  • 2 0
 @monsieurgage: I'm not sure if I follow. Are you saying steel is better in wet conditions?
  • 2 0
 @kusa: Sort of?? Whether that is the amount of material on the cassette or that the material itself is harder than the aluminum and wears less quickly I am not sure but anecdotally my full steel cassettes last longer.
  • 3 0
 @kusa: THAT BEING SAID...for the cost of one XTR cassette you can buy 3-4 deore or 1-2 XT or 2-3 SLX...point being it feels criminal to pay close to 500 Canadian monopoly moneys for something I'll turn to swiss cheese, start tearing teeth off of, and have my chain skipping around on in 4-6 months.
  • 1 1
 @vaedwards: Is there any difference between deore and xt apart from weigth? I always go for deore...to me xt means same function, a bit less weight, a lot less durability. Who rides xtr? Not even pro's!... I can't get how people put their attention to transmission components so much...It's an enduro bike!!!!. How long until the tansmission starts working like crap??? My first month of a new bike is always like: hanger and derailleur cages put back into place manually , upper and lower limit screws re-set in consequence, derailleur starts developing play. Plastic jockey wheels don't look like new at all... I don't really know where the problem comes from but the fact is that the bike shifts like shit most of the time...Early cassette, chain and chainring wear... Maybe I exagerated a bit, but if you ride hard, or in a rocky terrain you sure know what I mean... For instance take cranks. XT's are hollow and break, deore's are ok. The only difference noticeable for me in shimano's line from deore to xt is in brakes, but I'm stuck in 10 speed. Maybe new components are different....
  • 24 4
 Hahaha rocky mount generic front hub and a dt Swiss 370 on a $8600+tax bike... even their $9000+tax bike has a generic front hub...
  • 49 1
 Yeah the front hub engagement must be so bad!
  • 10 0
 I can deal with front hubs as long as they're not screw together or loose ball jobbies as they are just bearing carriers and you can press some stainless bearings in later and they will perform great. That DT370 rear however, a slap in the face when you're paying so much.
  • 4 2
 RM should be 100% embarrassed and downright ashamed about that one. MF'ing ZERO excuses for that. It's criminal. Close to a $9000 dollar bike and generic sh*t???!! F you RM. Haha
  • 3 1
 @bman33: It's a front huband does nothing except passively roll, hold spokes and a rotor. Invest in parts where it counts.
  • 3 0
 @CaptainSnappy: While you are correct, the price should reflect that. That and garbage rear hubs almost across the board.
  • 1 0
 @CaptainSnappy: You can bet that the bearing quality is also bad. The cheap specialized hubs rust quite fast.
  • 2 0
 @SickEdit: My RMB hub has been rolling 12 months a year since 2018 in a temperate rain foerst. Haven't touched it yet.

@bman33, Brent, Same goes for my DT 370 rear hub. Have opened it once to add grease in 2.5 years. Rolls great.
  • 1 0
 @CaptainSnappy: I wasn't implying 370's don't work. I am implying folks are being charged as if the bike comes with a 240 series. I am sure your experience with the 370 is great and rock on for that. However, being charged for a Porsche and receiving a base model Kia is the point...
  • 12 0
 Brands like rocky and trek always reminding me why to buy direct. There are some very poorly spec’d bikes above for outrageous prices.
  • 9 0
 Odd that these bikes loose out Fox 38's and Zebs, that 23.456% extra stiffness would surely come in handy on 170 mm forks.

Is there a new Instinct should on the way as well?
  • 2 0
 The Alloy 70 and Carbon 90 Rally have 38s on them. Funny, though, that it is not one fork chassis across the whole line.
  • 12 4
 Performance suspension on a 7000 dollar bike. Even yeti specs factory suspension at that price range. Who is the product manager specing an xt derailleur with a desire cassette and shit suspension. Garbage value. The colours are ugly too.
  • 1 0
 Pretty sure you can do factory level upgrade on even the lowest model spec.... checks the website... It’s $600usd on the sb150 base model.
  • 9 2
 Let the COVID buyers grab them new and buy one used next year for half the price once the supply and demand curve settles down and the folks who had to buy a mountain bike this year Because the news told them to do so realize they never ride it
  • 1 0
 Yeah, we're anticipating a generalized post-covid sale. Patient buyers will probably get incredible deals.
  • 5 0
 I don’t think the COVID buyers are buying these types of high end bikes.
  • 2 0
 @TheR: Agreed, they're not. My local bike shops are sold out of sub-$2k bikes, not $5k bikes. Not to say there won't be any, but people are buying bikes not just for fun, but also to avoid transit and minimize their chances of contracting COVID-19. How many people commute on a $5k 2021 Altitude with Minions? More like an commuter ebike.
  • 1 0
 @CaptainSnappy: Maybe if a guy was on the fence about getting started in mountain biking, I could see COVID pushing him in the direction of finally buying a bike, but even then, they’d probably pick up some of the more “entry level” stuff, not the $5k+ market.

There is a disruption right now in the supply chain for these higher-end models, though. Maybe a manufacturer can’t get frames finished or certain parts, but that’s only going to make things cost more in the short term. I don’t think people are going to dump them at cheap prices en mass in six months.
  • 7 0
 I was excited about this bike, however a Rocky Mountain Frame only should not cost 3700, im going to wait for the new Forbidden bike or go with the Kona Process X. Rocky Mountain releases a video with knock offs from a cool non corporate snowboard company (Capita) and then prices their bikes like they are a Yeti. Im out
  • 2 0
 Good friend of mine just picked up a Forbidden. Damn thing is REALLY well built and rides excellent.
  • 2 0
 Exactly! At least maybe an alloy frame only option...but I don't like the builds but loovveeee the geometry!!! That's perfect for me! Frown At those price I'll also wait to see the long travel Forbidden! 6000$ cad for the SLX Druid is a real joke compared to those!!!
  • 8 0
 I was actually looking forward to this bike being released. From what I'd heard, thought it'd be my bike next year. But instead, the price is nuts, the color is gross, and the specs are effed for the price. WTF Rocky
  • 1 0
 The geometry and ajustable rear end is so perfect for me but yeah, like you said for everything else..... I guess I'll have to still look for another bike!
  • 1 0
 they totally blew it. i would have bought this thing straight up based on the initial impressions, went and looked at the frame only color way and prices and threw up. Will keep looking.
  • 8 0
 Adjustable stays starting to come back to mtb, finally..
  • 4 0
 If this rides anything like a Slayer yet only weighs 32 lbs then I'm excited. And thumbs up to the adjustable rear end length. Being tall and liking shorter chainstays it has been a bit frustrating seeing some brands switching rear end length with frame size even though I understand that argument... I think this is a much more practical solution. Between the weight and adjustable geometry I see a bike that can adapt to a location, rider's mood, race day or fun day, shuttle day or trail day.
  • 3 0
 Proportional stays are a step in the right direction. I cant see why brands dont just offer bikes with say 15-20mm of adjustment and a short-mid-long setting, that would keep most people happy surely
  • 2 0
 32lbs is probably the top one...

I don't really like the look (color and shape) and builds but geometry wise I loooveee it!!! Same travel as Meta AM but less extreme geo, perfect for me! Plus like you said, ajustable rear end length is realllyyyy nice!! I would ride it at the shortest one too but I could still try the longest one, maybe in the future I'll like it more... never knows! lol

I would maybe consider it if there was an alloy frame only...
  • 6 0
 Nice bikes but these prices are nuts! I have a full pop Devinci Spartan(no carbon wheels) and it has a similar spec for $7499. Does not compute.
  • 5 0
 Im happy that they offer little better spec Alu frame tho,... seems like someone has to carry the Aluminum alive.
  • 4 1
 How on earth does a $10k USD bike weigh over 32lb????? And how on earth is anyone ok with that??? I get it, weight isn’t by any means a useful metric on its own but come on...
  • 6 0
 Forbidden druid xt is a better deal
  • 4 1
 What the hell happened to the pricing? $3,700 for a frame, $7,000 for XT and performance, the pricing on this bike is somehow worse than Yetis.
  • 1 0
 I heard Rocky mountain does not uses trunion mounted shocks. Because the side loading forces kill the shock quickly as I always suspected. New concept bad idea. Non of these bikes uses trunion mounted. Rocky mountain . Rocks!
  • 2 1
 Cmon guys, $3.5k frameset becoming normal?! WTF is going on? Dt 370s on high end build you must be kidding. Sx or dx on fancy bikes with cheese rims... Coil on an altitude... What?!! Angles steep on front slack in the back, jeez get out your checkbook. At least no zebs/38s on there, not that it saves any money on retail price. I used to love RM but they lost the plot a while back
  • 3 0
 Anyone who opts for the C50 over the A70 with its better suspension isn't a real rider.
  • 4 0
 Alloy 70 looks pretty sick, would be way sicker if it was $500 less.....
  • 3 0
 Parts are different on the RMB site...
  • 2 0
 Totally. Carbon 70 does not have factory suspension, for starters, making the PB caption inaccurate, as well. The pic is right though? lol.
  • 2 0
 They should be fixed for the correct specs now
  • 2 0
 rocky sure know how to screw up a colour scheme. thank go there are plenty of largely black versions.
  • 2 0
 The slayer colour are really nice! The first ones for like 10 years?! I was expecting something as nice for those.... ishh!
  • 1 0
 @Timo82:
yep there was an ok one or two on the slayer. the paint shop must have made a mistake!
  • 1 0
 @telephunke: Hahaha probably!!
  • 1 0
 Hope they do a frame only, don't mind most of the the parts spec, but as people have said there's some weird min maxxing. Nice to see a coil though
  • 1 0
 I used to be a big fan or Rocky Mountain. They had exciting designs and good value builds. All of the builds here dramatically miss the mark. Deore on a $5500 bike? Come on.
  • 5 4
 Another 3 years of looking like the old model, dissapointing. And Rocky has never been known for theyre value
  • 2 0
 very beautiful frame. When will the new element be released?
  • 3 1
 @ilyamaksimov: but why would you care about the element? Isn't the Scalpel better? :-)
  • 1 0
 @Climbtech: you need to look at the new element, suddenly it will be better)
  • 1 0
 Do you get a pit crew and turn by turn read out by a co-pilot with the rally edition?
  • 2 0
 Will that phase out the instinct ? at least the BC edition ?
  • 5 0
 The Instinct is still here for 2021. This replaces the BC Edition, though.
  • 2 0
 So, what does this make the Slayer? A "freeride" bike?
  • 1 0
 The most expensive model says it has Raceface turbine R dropper post when picture shows Rockshox Reverb AXS
  • 1 0
 What's up with separating the line-up articles from the first look or first ride articles? More ad views?
  • 2 0
 You say press fit? I say no...
  • 2 0
 $6,799 CAD for performance GRIP forks and 370 hubs is out to lunch!
  • 14 15
 Wow, that's some great value. 10k bike that comes with midrange aluminum wheels and cockpit. Is that the often mentioned "passing savings to the consumer" mantra in practice?
  • 20 4
 I'm not saying it's a good value, but that 10k bike does have carbon wheels, cranks, and handlebar.
  • 8 4
 I never look at the expensive builds, but the Alu frames seem to be very sensibly specced and priced.
  • 9 3
 @Mugen: the spec on the 50's are anything but sensible. Xt mech paired with slx shifters and deore cassette? Xt brakes over slx ones? C'mon now... The correct way would have been like this: full slx gruppo. Bamm.
  • 2 3
 Yeah and it's ugly to boot...
  • 1 0
 @mikekazimer: annnnd then there's the benchmark-the yt jeffsy pro race.
Everyone else's 8-9k bike for 5.
Sure warranties will take longer but with the savings, can have a 2nd bike
  • 1 0
 Tires in pics don’t match tires in spec list.
  • 1 0
 MT4120 brakes are not a thing. I think you mean MT6120
  • 1 0
 BB is super low on the 27.5. It seems like it should have a 180mm fork.
  • 2 1
 The aluminum options look like pretty decent value.
  • 1 0
 where are RM's being made these days?
  • 1 0
 Error
  • 3 6
 Should post a link to the Rocky Mountain recall page for people looking into this bike. in terms of what weld fails? I would guess seat tube? That’s the only one rocky hasn’t had an issue with yet...
  • 3 3
 Can someone plz explain the difference between this and a slayer?
  • 1 1
 Good question...
  • 1 1
 Read about their recall and customer service before you buy from them.

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