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    This excites me a lot!

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    this was from Flo's instagram. Sorry it took me so long to get it uploaded. Looks like the Pinkbike shot confirms it.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails '17/18 (?) Altitude Speculation Thread!-rocky-alt.jpg  


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    One of my LBS's is a Rocky dealer, and what kept me off the Altitude was the short reach of the medium, and the too long seat tube of the large. Not enough medium room, and can't fit a 150mm dropper on the large. From what I've seen from other new Rocky's I'm not eal hopeful that this will change.
    I got some bad ideas in my head.

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    Damn son

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    When will it be released? Will it be available with a coil shock as in the picture ?(probably not).

    As shown in the picture, it appears that the color scheme will be purple and teal. Not so shure about that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxy87 View Post
    When will it be released? Will it be available with a coil shock as in the picture ?(probably not).

    As shown in the picture, it appears that the color scheme will be purple and teal. Not so shure about that...
    Not sure on teal, but the purple is awesome.

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    Are you referring to the fact that the drop outs on the frame are purple? Looks like they have just put white tape over it all.

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    Now we are getting somewhere!
    "We LOVE cows! They make trails for us.....

    And then we eat them."

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    Great!! Thanks for the pics!

    Cant wait to see a good shot of the whole bike. Cant go much longer

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    Isn't that still a Ride 9 chip?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Isn't that still a Ride 9 chip?
    Yep looks it

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    I imagine a full release can't be too far away.

    https://www.pinkbike.com/news/just-t...017-video.html

    4:19-4:28 is about the clearest shot we've seen yet.

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    Another good shot from Cedric Gracia's race vlog.

    10:41-10:52

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uzc-36se5-8

    Some cool race footage in this video too.

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    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Rocky Mountain, make the new Altitude available in that color scheme (with an orange 36 and DHX2). Did I say please yet?

    I was set on a Slayer but seeing this I think an Altitude is probably going to be my Altitude replacement!

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    Just saw more info on Pinkbike. I guess RM is starting to give some info out, bit by bit.

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    I suspect my Altitude will be replaced with a Slayer now.. Though the Alti does look shit hot

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    There's now a short Q&A about the bike between RM and PB.

    Right now it's a 27.5, air shock
    https://www.pinkbike.com/news/rocky-...prototype.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by driver bob View Post
    There's now a short Q&A about the bike between RM and PB.

    Right now it's a 27.5, air shock
    https://www.pinkbike.com/news/rocky-...prototype.html
    That would be the same stuff I read earlier. Its looking better all the time.

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    So what's the hook here over the 2016 version? Is it to get a longer bike and 148mm spacing? Di2 readiness? Taking stock on the old one: light, fits bottle, stiff, fun geo (great for snaking up tight switchbacks), 150mm travel, fits 2.4 tire, decent cable/dropper routing. Tough job for these guys to make a better ride. If its incremental change, and currencies are stable, let's hope they can hold steady on pricing. They always seem to nail the paint work, so am sure the new ones will offer up lots of eye candy.

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    And I just bought a Pipeline.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by islander View Post
    So what's the hook here over the 2016 version?
    I'm probably in a minority but I hope the production goes boosted 29 with option to run 27.5+, and the chainstays shorten up a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by driver bob View Post
    I'm probably in a minority but I hope the production goes boosted 29 with option to run 27.5+, and the chainstays shorten up a bit.
    Why not just ride a Pipeline?

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    Quote Originally Posted by islander View Post
    Why not just ride a Pipeline?
    Only 130mm rear travel, ride 9 is on top tube not linkage, chain stays are longer than I'm looking for.

    Move the linkage (its asthetically better in the seattube), up travel to 150mm and pull the back wheel in tighter and boom... that's it for me
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    Another shot on Pinkbike from latest EWS in Derby:
    https://www.pinkbike.com/photo/14588577/'17/18 (?) Altitude Speculation Thread!-2018-rocky-mountain-altitude_derby-ews_med.jpg

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    Local rep told me 'mid-May'...
    "We LOVE cows! They make trails for us.....

    And then we eat them."

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    I see they are still going with the very tall seat tubes. On that photo the post is inserted all the way.
    I got some bad ideas in my head.

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    Just ordered the 970.
    Early June ETA.
    Gonna be SIIICK, bruh!
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    Any more information?? Spec / price / weight? How much travel??

    Is it in the trail / allmountain or enduro Category?

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    Your local LBS should have the info. The formal release is mid May.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxy87 View Post
    Any more information?? Spec / price / weight? How much travel??

    Is it in the trail / allmountain or enduro Category?
    It is 150r 160 fr. kind of in between trail/enduro.
    Don't know specs totally yet.
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    They are long in the front, I was surprised when I read the reach value for the large! Almost puts me back on a medium

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    Yeah, I'll be curious what stem will feel right for me on a med. @ 5' 8"...
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    Will it be the right bike for enduro races as well as homerides and long alpine biketours etc?

    Since I just bought a new Downhiller, it doesnt have to do park, so I think the slayer will be too much. But I will ride Enduroraces quiet a lot and it has to be a strong and potent descender.

    Whit this in mind, what would you prefer, Slayer or Altitude?

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    It will do that just fine

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    IME, there is a reason the EWS guys are riding it over a Slayer...
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    And then we eat them."

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    IME, there is a reason the EWS guys are riding it over a Slayer...
    Pretty sure at least a couple of them were on the Slayer and the podium pic for fastest team has the slayer in front.

    EDIT: Florian:


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    Think they must have got to choose what they wanted to race on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldFly View Post
    Pretty sure at least a couple of them were on the Slayer and the podium pic for fastest team has the slayer in front.

    EDIT: Florian:

    Interesting, I didn't know that. The Slayer is pretty badass!
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    Yeah I just checked flo s Facebook and he has been riding the slayer at every comp this season by the look of things ... don't try to make me regret my slayer choice lol . I pick it up in a week hopefully !!

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    I believe Flo and Seb are riding the Slayer right now, whereas Jesse, Remy and Vaea are all trying out the new Altitude.

    Jesse and Remy are running a Fox36 fork and coil shock, while Vaea sports a Lyric and an air shock.
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    So no release at Sea Otter I guess...

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    Rep told me mid may formal introduction.
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    And then we eat them."

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    Ok. Anybody know the Frame weight? Hard to believe that it will be lighter than the olds 2380gr.

    Bike Shop told me:

    160/150
    no Rally Edition
    no Remote (Realy?)
    65° (nice!!)
    27.5

    Anybody knows more?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Just ordered the 970.
    Early June ETA.
    Gonna be SIIICK, bruh!
    Wait, there's gonna be a 970 Altitude?!

    I wouldn't sell my Instinct for a 650b but I would totally be interested in a 29" wheeled bike with 150mm ish suspension travel and "Enduro" geometry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CannondaleF9 View Post
    Wait, there's gonna be a 970 Altitude?!

    I wouldn't sell my Instinct for a 650b but I would totally be interested in a 29" wheeled bike with 150mm ish suspension travel and "Enduro" geometry.



    Oops, it's a 790. Sorry!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Oops, it's a 790. Sorry!
    It'd actually just a '90', they've shortened up the names this year lol

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