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.
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
Altitude A50 - $4,299 USD / $5,499 CAD
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.
Altitude Alloy 70 - $5,249 USD / $6,699 CAD
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.
Altitude Carbon 50 - $5,499 USD / $6,799 CAD
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.
Altitude Carbon 70 - $6,999 USD / $8,599 CAD
The Altitude Carbon 50 shares a similar parts kit to the Alloy 50 - the only difference is the frame material, and the price tag.
Altitude Carbon 70 Coil - $6,999 USD / $8,999 CAD
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.
Altitude Carbon 90 Rally Edition - $9,099 USD / $11,499 CAD
There's also a coil version of the Carbon 70, with a Fox DHX2 Factory shock taking the place of the Float X2.
Altitude Carbon 99 - $9,999 USD / $13,499 CAD
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.
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.
Title image: Remi Gauvin by Margus Riga