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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?
    Leel info is wurd.
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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