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    Rocky Mountain Altitude Alloy 50

    So I'm looking at getting the 2018 Rocky Mountain Altitude Alloy 50, as the title suggests. Anyone have one (or a similar model) who can give a review? Online reviews don't give me the details i want, so not so much on the spec list (i know the 36ers and the XT drivechain and shit are good) but more on the frame. I would most likely ride in the slackest position, anyone taken them down big jumps or rooty gnarly trails?

    Thanks!

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    Heaps of people hit jumps and rough stuff on Altitudes. i.e. WINNING BIKE - Jesse Melamed's Rocky Mountain Altitude - Mountain Bikes Feature Stories - Vital MTB

    I doubt the 2018 model is any worse.

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    yeah, im just curious as to how easy it is on this compared to other enduro trail bikes

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    My friends and I have sent our 2013-2017 altitudes down some of the gnarliest terrain I can think of. The 2018 model is even better equipped for such things with quite a bit more wheelbase and head angle. If in doubt keep in mind that you can long shock the new altitude for almost 170mm rear travel. I have ridden a coil equipped long shocked 2018 model 90 carbon and it was super plush and still agile. The only gripe some people have had is the lower spec models with the duroc rims having dented the rims as they're reportedly a bit soft.

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    I have the opportunity to buy a 2018 altitude A50 for 1400$. Itís a bike from a rental shop and went out around 40 days.

    Your opinion please! What I should look? The tune up will be done before they release the bike.

    Is it reliable?

    Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smartbulb View Post
    I have the opportunity to buy a 2018 altitude A50 for 1400$. Itís a bike from a rental shop and went out around 40 days.

    Your opinion please! What I should look? The tune up will be done before they release the bike.

    Is it reliable?

    Thank you!
    Honestly no

    Like rental cars, you never treat them the same way....Unless you get after sales supprt and proof(not written..but actual parts shown) that the bike was torn down and rebuilt

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    Thank you for the advice. But considering the asking price is it worth it?
    40 rentals = 1400$ Canadian dollars taxes in vs 5000$ Brand new

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    Quote Originally Posted by smartbulb View Post
    Thank you for the advice. But considering the asking price is it worth it?
    40 rentals = 1400$ Canadian dollars taxes in vs 5000$ Brand new
    It is your $ at the end of the day and its just my opinion, only you will know if it makes sense.

    It really depends on, what shop it is, what after sales support do they provide? Do you get warranty?

    If the shop is close to a bikepark..I would turn and run

    As they say, if the deal is too good there's a reason why

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    Quote Originally Posted by ehfour View Post
    If the shop is close to a bikepark..I would turn and run

    As they say, if the deal is too good there's a reason why
    This!

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    Curious what you ended up buying or not?

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    I decide to jump in and 5 rides done and everything going well so far. Not disappointed at all. I get a good deal for this price. Minors scratches but mechanics is smooth. Thanks! Enjoy the ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smartbulb View Post
    I decide to jump in and 5 rides done and everything going well so far. Not disappointed at all. I get a good deal for this price. Minors scratches but mechanics is smooth. Thanks! Enjoy the ride!
    Good stuff- where did you buy it from?

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    From Bromont ski and mtb resort
    They have pretty much good deal
    The altitude 30 than they receive in 2018 vs 2017 for mine was 1700$. So far, from my recent experience they take care of their bikes. Nothing to said for mine for the price paid

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