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2019 Rocky Mountain Altitude Carbon 90 Bike

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Pretty Sweet Rig

The Good:

In the past three years I’ve had a YT Jeffsy 27, a Pivot Mach 5.5, and now an RM Altitude. The Altitude is by far the most fun of the three. It’s lighter and faster. It smooths out the trail amazingly well, but is insanely playful. I think it climbs very well. Coming from a DW Link bike I thought it might not climb as well, but it’s as good if not better than the Mach 5.5 going up hill. My bike is a custom build with X01 Eagle and Nox Carbon wheels. It’s about 29lbs with flat pedals. I love this thing and it’s got me looking at other Rocky Mountain bikes as well.

The Bad:

It can be a little twitchy at high speed for a 150mm travel bike. I’m sure that has to do with the really short chain stays.

Overall Review:

The most fun bike I’ve owned in a long time.  

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Product 2019 Rocky Mountain Altitude Carbon 90 Bike
Model Year 2019
Riding Type Enduro / All-Mountain
Rider Unisex
Sizes and Geometry XS, S, M, L, XL View Geometry
Size XS S M L XL
Top Tube Length 548mm, 545mm 578mm, 575mm 603mm, 600mm 628mm, 625mm 658mm, 655mm
Head Tube Angle 65° Slack, 66.1° Steep 65° Slack, 66.1° Steep 65° Slack, 66.1° Steep 65° Slack, 66.1° Steep 65° Slack, 66.1° Steep
Head Tube Length 100mm 110mm 120mm 130mm 145mm
Seat Tube Angle 74°, 75.1° 74°, 75.1° 74°, 75.1° 74°, 75.1° 74.1°, 75.1°
Seat Tube Length 368mm 394mm 432mm 470mm 508mm
Bottom Bracket Height 13mm, -1mm drop 14mm, -1mm drop 14mm, -1mm drop 14mm, -1mm drop 14mm, -1mm drop
Chainstay Length 426mm, 423mm 426mm, 423mm 426mm, 423mm 426mm, 423mm 426mm, 423mm
Wheelbase 1122mm, 1119mm 1153mm, 1150mm 1180mm, 1177mm 1206mm, 1204mm 1239mm, 1236mm
Standover 814mm, 820mm 814mm, 820mm 814mm, 820mm 814mm, 820mm 814mm, 820mm
Reach 379mm, 391mm 407mm, 419mm 430mm, 441mm 452mm, 464mm 479mm, 490mm
Stack 586mm, 578mm 595mm, 587mm 604mm, 596mm 614mm, 605mm 628mm, 619mm
Wheel Size 27.5" (650b)
Frame Material Carbon Fiber
Frame Material Details Smoothwall carbon with internal cable routing
Rear Travel 150mm
Rear Shock FOX Float DPX2 Factory
Fork FOX 36 Float EVOL GRIP2 Factory
Fork Travel 160mm
Head Tube Diameter Tapered
Headset FSA Orbit NO.57E
Handlebar Race Face Next R 780mm
Stem Rocky Mountain 35 CNC
Grips Rocky Mountain Lock-On XC
Brakes Shimano Saint Ice-Tech with Shimano RT86 180mm front rotor and Shimano RT86 180mm rear rotor
Brake Levers Shimano Saint Ice Tech
Drivetrain 1x
Shifters Shimano XTR
Front Derailleur N/A
Rear Derailleur Shimano XTR
ISCG Tabs 2-bolt ISCG05 tabs
Chainguide Yes
Cranks Shimano XTR
Chainrings 34 tooth
Bottom Bracket Shimano SM-BB92
Pedals N/A
Chain Shimano XTR 12-speed
Cassette Shimano XTR 12-speed 10-51 tooth
Rims Race Face ARC 30 tubeless ready
Hubs Front: Rocky Mountain Sealed boost 15mm
Rear: DT Swiss 350 boost 148mm
Spokes WTB 1.8-1.6
Tires Front: Maxxis Minion DHF WT Maxx Terra 3C tubeless ready 27.5" x 2.5"
Rear: Maxxis Aggressor WT EXO tubeless ready 27.5" x 2.5"
Saddle WTB Volt Race
Seatpost Race Face Turbine R (by FOX) dropper
Seatpost Diameter 30.9mm
Seatpost Clamp Rocky Mountain single bolt
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions 12mm x 148mm
Max. Tire Size
Bottle Cage Mounts Yes
Colors Gray, black, and red or navy, light blue, and yellow
Warranty 5-year limited warranty
Weight N/A
Miscellaneous RIDE-9 adjustable geometry and size specific suspension tune. Full sealed cartridge bearings. Press fit bottom bracket. Internal cable routing. 26+ ready. Integrated chainstay and downtube guards.
Price $7,399
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See Rocky Mountain website for additional RIDE-9 adjustable geometry options.

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