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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?
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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&ldquo;: The ride time definitely has been too limited to call this a review, but we see our hypothesis on 27.5&Prime; with long travel bikes confirmed. Where 29&Prime;er wheels would compromise the ride and handling of the bike &ndash; that is where 27.5&Prime;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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    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG View Post
    does anyone else think that MTB prices have gotten insanely high?

    Or am I in the minority with my thinking?

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    Totally agree. I often wonder who- in this economy- can afford any high end bike, road or mtb.

    I'd love a carbon frame and Enve wheels, but that ain't gonna happen. I will go alu and be circumspect about components. No choice. I've got plenty of parts to swap over with 2 650b's now.

    One thing that helped me with $$- especially with my conversion- was learning to build my own wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chillindrdude View Post
    when do you think they will be available?
    February as stated in the article
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG View Post
    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!
    I have to agree with you. Seeing as you can get this for 400.00 more that the top line version. These manufactures need to stop smoking the bath salts. I make good money, but I am quickly finding that bike companies are slowly pushing me out of high end lines.

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    This is definitely one stunning looking bike. Def. want one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk Pacenti View Post
    Next to the Intense, this may be the best looking bike yet.

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    Yeah, I have to admit, the Intense Tracer 275 650b seems to be THE 650b bike to drool over.
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    Super looking bike, can't wait to try one.

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    If I only had enough money and a bigger garage..... An amazing addition to the 650b choices.

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    Interesting part is they are dropping the undertravelled 29r for that. And underwheeled 26r.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwt View Post
    Totally agree. I often wonder who- in this economy- can afford any high end bike, road or mtb.

    I'd love a carbon frame and Enve wheels, but that ain't gonna happen. I will go alu and be circumspect about components. No choice. I've got plenty of parts to swap over with 2 650b's now.

    One thing that helped me with $$- especially with my conversion- was learning to build my own wheels.

    But if I won the lottery.... Yum


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    I live in the Wasington DC area. The local trails are filled with all high end bikes. The paved trails are all filled with high end Treks and Cervelos. Even newbies around here have high end bikes. Its kind of a status symbol, like owning a BMW or Mercedes. The best thing about it is that you can usually find some good stuff on craigslist that has barely been ridden by some rich dude so its like new. That is how me and most of my friends have scored some pretty good bikes for great deals, like the Yeti 575 with full XTR and Crossmax wheels that my friend got for $700.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ljsmith View Post
    I live in the Wasington DC area. The local trails are filled with all high end bikes. The paved trails are all filled with high end Treks and Cervelos. Even newbies around here have high end bikes. Its kind of a status symbol, like owning a BMW or Mercedes. The best thing about it is that you can usually find some good stuff on craigslist that has barely been ridden by some rich dude so its like new. That is how me and most of my friends have scored some pretty good bikes for great deals, like the Yeti 575 with full XTR and Crossmax wheels that my friend got for $700.
    I suppose that's a decent trade off for having to live in a huge city. How far do you have to travel to ride?

    I live in upstate NY, not so many well heeled poseurs selling high end equipment on CL here. Then again, I have plenty of trails within 10 -15 miles from where I live, from winding single track to rocky technical playgrounds. Also an indoor park (don't sell off all your 26'ers!)


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    Quote Originally Posted by guppie View Post
    Yeah, I have to admit, the Intense Tracer 275 650b seems to be THE 650b bike to drool over.
    The Altitude along with the Norco Sight and the Scott Genius 700 are more " trail" spec than the Tracer, Turner Burner, Norco Range, Ventana Zeus.

    I'm drooling more over the 5" bikes than 6". I'd have to go on vacation for terrain that requires 6", then I'd have to learn to do the bike justice. On my local trails I'd be over biked on 6"


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    Quote Originally Posted by dwt View Post
    I suppose that's a decent trade off for having to live in a huge city. How far do you have to travel to ride?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwt View Post
    i'd have to go on vacation for terrain that requires 6"
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwt View Post
    The Altitude along with the Norco Sight and the Scott Genius 700 are more " trail" spec than the Tracer, Turner Burner, Norco Range, Ventana Zeus.

    I'm drooling more over the 5" bikes than 6". I'd have to go on vacation for terrain that requires 6", then I'd have to learn to do the bike justice. On my local trails I'd be over biked on 6"


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    Imho the 140mm Turner sounds very trail-ish, too. OTOH, a Mojo HD frame is cheaper than many of the new frames mentioned here... I am hoping for new Ibis models and discounted old Mojos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StiHacka View Post
    OTOH, a Mojo HD frame is cheaper than many of the new frames mentioned here
    Probably not the proper thread to ask - but will it fit 2.35 Nobby Nic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axe View Post
    Probably not the proper thread to ask - but will it fit 2.35 Nobby Nic?
    I see what you did there. IDK, I have not seen the new Schwalbe tires yet but according to Derby, it clears Neo 2.3 just fine which would be good enough for me. http://forums.mtbr.com/650b/650b-moj...ty-731083.html

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    and Gary fisher thinks that 650 is dumb
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    Quote Originally Posted by JUNGLEKID5 View Post
    and Gary fisher thinks that 650 is dumb
    Gary Fisher is 6'4" and 61 years old.

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    So is this a direct competitor for the Scott Genius 650b bikes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by talabardio View Post
    So is this a direct competitor for the Scott Genius 650b bikes?
    Looks like it.
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    Leel, stayed up too late to watch your videos on Vimeo. Man you ride alot of cool places!
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    So 2800$ on the low end or did I miss something?

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    Nope

    Quote Originally Posted by texag0842 View Post
    So 2800$ on the low end or did I miss something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by texag0842 View Post
    So 2800$ on the low end or did I miss something?
    Perhaps you missed something
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    Lee, did you ride a medium or large? How was the fit?
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    Andy - I rode the Medium. It fit fine. I ran the 70mm Turbine stem
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axe View Post
    Gary Fisher is 6'4" and 61 years old.
    Not to mention the very questionable sense of fashion...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JUNGLEKID5 View Post
    and Gary fisher thinks that 650 is dumb
    Only because Jeff Jones hasn't told him about the benefits of it just yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axe View Post
    Probably not the proper thread to ask - but will it fit 2.35 Nobby Nic?
    I can't say for certain, but I think a Nobby Nic on a HD is probably a no go... I'd love it if somebody would prove me wrong though. Anybody know how much bigger the NN is than a Nevegal 2.35?

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    Quote Originally Posted by doismellbacon View Post
    Anybody know how much bigger the NN is than a Nevegal 2.35?
    Judging by 26" size, it is like a size up. For 2010+ 26" 2.4" Nobby Nic thread/casing is 58.8/60.8mm (according to da interwebz) and for Kenda Nevegal 2.35" is 50.7/57.4mm, which I think is closer to 2.25" Nobby Nic.. So I would expect that an extra ~3-5mm of clearance would be needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ljsmith View Post
    I live in the Wasington DC area. The local trails are filled with all high end bikes. The paved trails are all filled with high end Treks and Cervelos. Even newbies around here have high end bikes. Its kind of a status symbol, like owning a BMW or Mercedes. The best thing about it is that you can usually find some good stuff on craigslist that has barely been ridden by some rich dude so its like new. That is how me and most of my friends have scored some pretty good bikes for great deals, like the Yeti 575 with full XTR and Crossmax wheels that my friend got for $700.
    Pawn shops carry great deals on stolen stuff too... :what:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axe View Post
    Judging by 26" size, it is like a size up. For 2010+ 26" 2.4" Nobby Nic thread/casing is 58.8/60.8mm (according to da interwebz) and for Kenda Nevegal 2.35" is 50.7/57.4mm, which I think is closer to 2.25" Nobby Nic.. So I would expect that an extra ~3-5mm of clearance would be needed.
    This is an interesting post - HD 160 and Nobby Nic: Ibis Mojo HD 650 B

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    This is probably in here somewhere, but did anyone see claimed weights for the carbon frame vs. the Alu, say in a medium?
    I think 5.5lbs is the number to beat, from what I have seen coming out from Scott and Intense...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    This is probably in here somewhere, but did anyone see claimed weights for the carbon frame vs. the Alu, say in a medium?
    I think 5.5lbs is the number to beat, from what I have seen coming out from Scott and Intense...
    The frames weren't naked so I didn't get a chance to weigh them. Estimates were 2300g for carbon but I haven't personally verified
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    Quote Originally Posted by StiHacka View Post
    This is an interesting post - HD 160 and Nobby Nic: Ibis Mojo HD 650 B
    Next post is also interesting: Ibis Mojo HD 650 B

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    Awesome bike with an excellent geometry!! I'm in love with her

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axe View Post
    Next post is also interesting: Ibis Mojo HD 650 B
    (Hopefully) not an issue for HD 140 which is 650b certified.

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    Some question

    Can some explain the new altitude range for me, whats the difference between the models, if we say exclude the shocks, rims and groups sets, looking at just the frame and shock.

    I'd love to get my hands on a chinese black of the 790 MSL

    Last question, Element and altitude, difference ?

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    What's keeping these companies from producing a sub-$2000 full suspension 650B? Just too early for something like that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by georgelza View Post
    Some question

    Can some explain the new altitude range for me, whats the difference between the models, if we say exclude the shocks, rims and groups sets, looking at just the frame and shock.

    I'd love to get my hands on a chinese black of the 790 MSL

    Last question, Element and altitude, difference ?

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    • 790 MSL - carbon fiber front triangle and rear end
    • 770 MSL - carbon front end, aluminum rear triangle
    • 750 MSL - carbon front end, aluminum rear triangle
    • 750 - all aluminum
    • 730 - all aluminum


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    This bike looks really raked and shreddy

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    awesome,

    Thanks for a great answer.

    So I'm guessing the only difference between a 770 and 750 (and likewise 750 & 730) would be groupset etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan79S View Post
    • 790 MSL - carbon fiber front triangle and rear end
    • 770 MSL - carbon front end, aluminum rear triangle
    • 750 MSL - carbon front end, aluminum rear triangle
    • 750 - all aluminum
    • 730 - all aluminum


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    Any chance you wiling to explain the same difference between the
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan79S View Post
    • 790 MSL - carbon fiber front triangle and rear end
    • 770 MSL - carbon front end, aluminum rear triangle
    • 750 MSL - carbon front end, aluminum rear triangle
    • 750 - all aluminum
    • 730 - all aluminum


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    Quote Originally Posted by georgelza View Post
    awesome,

    Thanks for a great answer.

    So I'm guessing the only difference between a 770 and 750 (and likewise 750 & 730) would be groupset etc.

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    The article I linked to gives the differences in detail.

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    Anyone know when are they coming out?

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    I was looking to buy one and my lbs said febuary or march. I also looked at scott and they were already sold out for the 2013 year in november.....so i built a Santa cruz nickel......for waaaayyy cheaper

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    Quote Originally Posted by vizsladog View Post
    I was looking to buy one and my lbs said febuary or march. I also looked at scott and they were already sold out for the 2013 year in november.....so i built a Santa cruz nickel......for waaaayyy cheaper
    scott sold out ?! that's good though, if 27.5 is a success then many companies will follow, my lbs who deals only specialized is convinced that 27.5 will dominate the all mountain market and that spec will enter the market in 2014
    not that like spec that much but more competition is better

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    ... and if we just ...

    Woot, getting closer!

    Jensonusa posted the Altitude. Available date is 1/18/2013

    Rocky Mountain Altitude 750 Bike 2013 > Complete Bikes | Jenson USA Online Bike Shop

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmisko View Post
    Woot, getting closer!

    Jensonusa posted the Altitude. Available date is 1/18/2013

    Rocky Mountain Altitude 750 Bike 2013 > Complete Bikes | Jenson USA Online Bike Shop
    Thanks for this link. Saved it in my Jenson Wishlist.

    Anyone know if Norco will be selling Sights online?
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    I saw every model on Jenson but the 790 MSL. Not that I have the coin for that puppy.

    Might stretch the budget for a 770. The Intense 27.5" bikes, also sold on Jenson have more travel than I can use. As does the Lenz lunchbox. So for me it comes down to the RM or the Turner Burner, both obtainable online. The Norco Sight B1 that Francois is in love with apparently must be purchased through a physical dealer. There is one within 50 miles of where I live, so it's still on the list. Don't need 6" of travel.

    The Scott Genius sounded good, but I'm not going to whore myself out to the local dealer and drop down a big deposit on a bike won't see for months. Their low supply marketing strategy sucks AFAIC.

    If you have a bike you want me to buy, make it easily available, don't play stupid games. Props to RM & Intense for selling via Jenson, as well as outfits like Turner, Lenz and Ventana with their own direct online sales.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwt View Post
    I saw every model on Jenson but the 790 MSL. Not that I have the coin for that puppy.

    Might stretch the budget for a 770. The Intense 27.5" bikes, also sold on Jenson have more travel than I can use. As does the Lenz lunchbox. So for me it comes down to the RM or the Turner Burner, both obtainable online. The Norco Sight B1 that Francois is in love with apparently must be purchased through a physical dealer. There is one within 50 miles of where I live, so it's still on the list. Don't need 6" of travel.

    The Scott Genius sounded good, but I'm not going to whore myself out to the local dealer and drop down a big deposit on a bike won't see for months. Their low supply marketing strategy sucks AFAIC.

    If you have a bike you want me to buy, make it easily available, don't play stupid games. Props to RM & Intense for selling via Jenson, as well as outfits like Turner, Lenz and Ventana with their own direct online sales.
    DWT..really think you can live with the low BB height of the Turner, or the Norco Sight? I know you live in sort of the North East and might want to think about that. Norco does sound nice but for me a 13.3" BB height would be a no go with it's active rear end. Rocky looks great with all it's adjustability.
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    I don't know about "whoring" ourselves by shopping at a LBS. Jenson is great to offer the RM, but our LBS won't carry RM just because of the online opportunities. It will suck for anyone who buys online but can't get service. I have just purchased a Scott Genius 720 and get this...$3800.00. That is $1000 under the MSRP. You will not get that price from an online dealer and I will be in good hands from my LBS. And they actually will stay in business. And they are styling out local riders who make the move to 27.5". I would have seriously considered the RM if I could have bought it locally. Still a sweet bike, but I believe the LBS is as important as the bikes themselves. Now if it would stop raining so I could ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pattack View Post
    I don't know about "whoring" ourselves by shopping at a LBS. Jenson is great to offer the RM, but our LBS won't carry RM just because of the online opportunities. It will suck for anyone who buys online but can't get service. I have just purchased a Scott Genius 720 and get this...$3800.00. That is $1000 under the MSRP. You will not get that price from an online dealer and I will be in good hands from my LBS. And they actually will stay in business. And they are styling out local riders who make the move to 27.5". I would have seriously considered the RM if I could have bought it locally. Still a sweet bike, but I believe the LBS is as important as the bikes themselves. Now if it would stop raining so I could ride!
    I know nothing about shop costs and markups, but $1000 below MSRP sounds like they are making little to zilch on the deal. What's the shop and where located? I could go for that obviously.
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    I'll ask the shop owner to post here if he wants to move his other Genius bikes. I'm trying to set up some local friends. But I will ask. I think he just wants to see people out on the new bikes, he sure isn't making $$ on the deal. But I didn't think twice. Now someone buy my Jamis!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skidad View Post
    DWT..really think you can live with the low BB height of the Turner, or the Norco Sight? I know you live in sort of the North East and might want to think about that. Norco does sound nice but for me a 13.3" BB height would be a no go with it's active rear end. Rocky looks great with all it's adjustability.
    Norco claims "anti-squat" suspension geometry, so if that's true, it might not suffer much from pedal strikes. Test drive to find out...

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    Quote Originally Posted by skidad View Post
    DWT..really think you can live with the low BB height of the Turner, or the Norco Sight? I know you live in sort of the North East and might want to think about that. Norco does sound nice but for me a 13.3" BB height would be a no go with it's active rear end. Rocky looks great with all it's adjustability.
    Agreed; low bb not a plus for most of the northeast. I'm tending to RM online order at this point. Frankly, I'd rather buy online and build the bike myself. If I bought it from a shop I would take it apart and tweak it anyway. I've got the tools and the time, and I'm a finicky old bastard. I like my equipment a certain way, even if its not mainstream. You should see my ski boots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwt View Post
    Agreed; low bb not a plus for most of the northeast. I'm tending to RM online order at this point. Frankly, I'd rather buy online and build the bike myself. If I bought it from a shop I would take it apart and tweak it anyway. I've got the tools and the time, and I'm a finicky old bastard. I like my equipment a certain way, even if its not mainstream. You should see my ski boots.
    Ah, we are very similar and I am also a very finicky 55YO anal retentive type. Hense my
    Jamis being for sale with less than 250 miles on it even though it's heads and tails a better bike than my Prophet...and partly why that's for sale as well. Need that holy grail bike to compensate for my riding deficiencies Skiboots, now there's a whole nother subject for sure.

    Have you considered the new 2013 Banshee Spitfire? One of the top on my list.

    Spitfire | Banshee Bikes: DH Race, Freeride, All Mountain, Trail, Slopestyle, DJ/Street/4x, Aggressive Trail, Cross Country
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    Quote Originally Posted by skidad View Post
    Not real familiar with them. I note that the website describes "slack and low geometry". Knowing you do not like low bb, how does it fit in?

    Still unhappy that RM did not supply a carbon altitude for the Shootout
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    Check out this geometry chart and see what you get with 650B wheels Depending on the fork you choose and it's A/C height lots of possibilities. The chart is based of a 545 A/C fork.
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    What do people think of Rocky Mountain aluminum frame durability vs Intense aluminum (Tracer275)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportsmed View Post
    What do people think of Rocky Mountain aluminum frame durability vs Intense aluminum (Tracer275)?
    Anyone?

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    Availability is now shown as early/mid March.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pixelninja View Post
    Availability is now shown as early/mid March.
    Yeah, Jenson got their dates screwed up. Their actual ETA on the first batch coming in is 3/6.

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    Just pulled trigger with Rocky on a MSL 750, delivery estimated at end of March..
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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Just pulled trigger with Rocky on a MSL 750, delivery estimated at end of March..
    How is it? I am thinking this might be my next bike, I'd love to hear how it rides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportsmed View Post
    Anyone?
    I doubt it is possible to make any meaningful comparison. Both frames are not reported to blow up when used as intended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Just pulled trigger with Rocky on a MSL 750, delivery estimated at end of March..
    It's mid April, where's you pictures and ride report?

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