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    Rocky Mountain 2013 Altitude 27.5 !!

    I didn't see another post on this, but this is new!

    Rocky Mountain Announces 2013 Altitude 27.5"ers


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    Carbon version!


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    Nice, wonder what these will start out at?
    Hardrock 29er, Niner EMD9, Cannondale F29, Camber Expert, 650b Nickel all gone.
    2014 Giant Anthem 27.5 here.

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    My pants are tight!

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    Very excited!

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    Nice move Rocky!!!

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    Awesome. Please let there be an element to follow?

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    That is the exact bike I have been looking for...now I just need to wait two years for the end of year clearance on them.

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    A short travel RM would be fantastic.

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    Sorry im somewhat new to the concept of 650b but am highly interested, I am aware many 26ers can be converted to 650b's but is the reversal the same? For instance can a 650b bike be effectively turned into a 26er?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamon View Post
    Sorry im somewhat new to the concept of 650b but am highly interested, I am aware many 26ers can be converted to 650b's but is the reversal the same? For instance can a 650b bike be effectively turned into a 26er?
    The bottom bracket drop would probably cripple a B to 26"er conversion.

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    I hope there is a frame only option!

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    Yep, the 790 MSL is available as a frame only with Fox CTD remote w/ Kashima rear shock.

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    Happy to view this new 650B bikes. A bit heavy I think but good components and design.
    I'm with you Rocky Mountain. Good luck !

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    My trailbike wish list went from Scott Genius 700 to Norco Sight. Now this!

    Who would have thought there would be too many 650b's in 2013?

    Any other 5" 650b's to go on the list?

    What choices has anybody made?
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    I am still gravitating towards the Turner, DW-link FTW.
    Btw. how about them DT Swiss rims on the carbon Altitude?

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    Next to the Intense, this may be the best looking bike yet.

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    One more thing: put THIS in your pipe and smoke it Santa Cruz, Spec, Trek, Giant.
    The big guys will have to scramble to catch up with some damn fine offerings from the little guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwt View Post
    My trailbike wish list went from Scott Genius 700 to Norco Sight. Now this!

    Who would have thought there would be too many 650b's in 2013?

    Any other 5" 650b's to go on the list?

    What choices has anybody made?
    I'll try to grab the Scott Genius 700 to try that out. Looks like a pretty nice bike too. So many bikes ... like a kid in a candy store.
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    Video embed - sorry for earlier wrong code

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    Quote Originally Posted by peteypete View Post
    Yep, the 790 MSL is available as a frame only with Fox CTD remote w/ Kashima rear shock.
    Sweeet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kerryn View Post
    I didn't see another post on this, but this is new!

    Rocky Mountain Announces 2013 Altitude 27.5"ers

    Pleasantly surprised to see the folks at Twenty Nine Inches review a tweener bike so objectively. Plus agree with conventional wisdom as to travel vs wheel size:

    About 650b/27.5“: The ride time definitely has been too limited to call this a review, but we see our hypothesis on 27.5″ with long travel bikes confirmed. Where 29″er wheels would compromise the ride and handling of the bike – that is where 27.5″er wheels show a very favorable compromise. I had great fun on the bike and am looking forward to our final phase of the format comparison to follow later this fall.

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    when do you think they will be available?

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    these look like beautiful bikes.........but does anyone else think that MTB prices have gotten insanely high?

    Or am I in the minority with my thinking?

    I mean the Rocky Mountain frame is creeping extremely close to the $3K range! F'in nuts!

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