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    '17/18 (?) Altitude Speculation Thread!

    So, rumors are flying, maybe April introduction, based on the Slayer platform.
    That's all I gots this early, but I will be buying one of these, so here's a new thread!
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    I'd love to see it be a 29er, but im assuming Rocky will stick with 27.5. What I hope it will be is; 29er, 140 or 150mm rear, 150 or 160 front, 66.5-65.5 ha w/ ride 4 (I'm assuming it will be based off the slayer).
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    It will be 27.5.
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    RMB responded to a nasty facebook comment about dropping the altitude for the pipeline with 'Don't you worry @whiner, we haven't forgotten about the altitude :-)'

    Okay, I am paraphrasing, but that is a pretty public statement of intent.

    I love my tbolt, but my trails are crowded with smiling altitude owners. Even Jesse Melamed was riding his altitude when the rest of the team went slayer.

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    I would love to see an new Altitude as I have the feeling the new Slayer would be a bit too much for my trail riding. But still loving my current Altitude custom build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gvus2001 View Post
    I'd love to see it be a 29er, but im assuming Rocky will stick with 27.5. What I hope it will be is; 29er, 140 or 150mm rear, 150 or 160 front, 66.5-65.5 ha w/ ride 4 (I'm assuming it will be based off the slayer).
    I think this line of thinking sounds pretty good. Would be cool if is 29/B+ compatible.

    Boost with a stiffer rear end. I don't know what else there is to improve upon as the current Altitude is a pretty bad ass, ride it all, quiver killer kind of bike.

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    My LBS say end of summer 2017 for the new Altitude.

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    I work at a shop that deals rocky and it sounds like April or May launch, and the mock ups for it look great.

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    Anybody have any info on what this will be? I seen Jesse Melamed is already riding one(no good pics of it though). Sounds like he is racing it in the EWS this year. Interesting that this would be his choice over a Slayer if it is a smaller travel 27.5 wheeled bike!??! Maybe it is just wishful thinking, but I would love a 150mm rear/ 160mm front 29er based on the new Slayer design with all the new standards(metric shock, Boost, longer/lower geo, etc). something to take on Trek Slash, Specialized Enduro Yeti SB5 and Evil Wrecking. Brian Park recently hinted at this coming in a Q And A on Bike Mag. I guess the question is... is the new long travel 29er the soon to be released Altitude or is it a year or so off replacement of the Instinct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcyr View Post
    Anybody have any info on what this will be? I seen Jesse Melamed is already riding one(no good pics of it though). Sounds like he is racing it in the EWS this year. Interesting that this would be his choice over a Slayer if it is a smaller travel 27.5 wheeled bike!??! Maybe it is just wishful thinking, but I would love a 150mm rear/ 160mm front 29er based on the new Slayer design with all the new standards(metric shock, Boost, longer/lower geo, etc). something to take on Trek Slash, Specialized Enduro Yeti SB5 and Evil Wrecking. Brian Park recently hinted at this coming in a Q And A on Bike Mag. I guess the question is... is the new long travel 29er the soon to be released Altitude or is it a year or so off replacement of the Instinct?
    I could just post a pic of the geo chart for it, which all rocky dealers have at this point, but for some reason whatching you all guess is so much more entertaining.

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    Post the geo chart!!!!

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    Where is the geometry charte and spec ? Image of the mockup ???

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    All I will say is the geo and travel is almost exaclty the same as the new Trek Slash, leave you guessing on the wheel size(s?), colors look...interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gvus2001 View Post
    All I will say is the geo and travel is almost exaclty the same as the new Trek Slash, leave you guessing on the wheel size(s?), colors look...interesting.
    Did they ditch the bushing set up like the slayer?

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    Dear god, I hope it's available as a 27.5.
    But the quote from Brian Park that the Altitude will be available for its EWS riders makes me think so...
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    And then we eat them."

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Dear god, I hope it's available as a 27.5.
    But the quote from Brian Park that the Altitude will be available for its EWS riders makes me think so...
    it is

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    Yes, my thread!!

    Another quote from a pinkbike user:

    "2018 altitude 160 front 150 rear, 65ish headtube angle, aluminium and carbon models with a higher end aluminium build. Geo lines up super close to the slayer. Droppers on all, everything comes with wide bars short stems and 1x drive trains stock. Boost of course. And it gets a similar suspension treatment to the elements. Ride 4 at the rocker instead of the top tube. Changes up the anti squat as well, should feel a little more lively (......) ... Haha you're right there's all sorts of things they could have done but they really didn't. There's not much that sets it apart at all in fact there's pretty much an overlap. Couldn't tell you what would make someone choose one or the other. It may just be a matter of if you can actually get one. I ordered my slayer in September and the ETA is may. So by the time it actually gets here I'm sure it'll be June. By that point maybe the altitudes will be rolling out"

    This is so exciting, cant wait for more infos. PLEASE Gvus2001, dont torture us!
    Really love that thought as I think the Slayer is absolutely awesome but its just too close to my new DH rig Propain Rage CF. So the future Altitude could really replace my current 2015 Slash 9.8, that I am planning to run for another season or two. An 160/150 with 27.5 or even 29 enduro bike (would love a lockout remote for the enduroraces) would be exactly what Im looking for by then!

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    What will it be design wise? Will it look like the new slayer or will it keeep the shock mount on the top tube?

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    why would they give it a 65 head angle? miz well get a slayer

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    Wouldn't HTA be determined a bit by the chip?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Wouldn't HTA be determined a bit by the chip?
    Yes. Leaked 65ish HTA Would most likely be the "neutral" position

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    Come on guys, give us some more infos! Same frame design (shock mount top tube) or rather like the new slayer?

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    Saw one being tested on the Shore couple months ago.

    All carbon, looks very similar to the new Element with the same style shock mount and pivot. 27.5. Frame weight just a little bit more than the Element, about 5 lbs. Has an ICG05 bash guard mount. Boost.

    It disappeared into the forest before I could get the top tube length and HT angle!
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    Too bad, hoped for Slayer Frame design.

    Did it have a damperremote lockout like the current Altitude?

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    No, had a Monarch, but it was none decal prototype, so who knows what will be final spec.

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    ok cool thanks.

    Hopefully even when there is no remote in the final Version, there is a possibility to put it on afterwards.

    Too bad you didnt take a Picture.

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    There is a hole in the underside of top tube for a remote exit, same as Element.

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    Nice, but the Monarch doesnt have a remote Lever available. We will see.

    Do you think it will be a BC Edition available or not due to the Slayer?

    Can't wait for that Thing and hope that it is even more capable than the current Altitude.

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    There is a remote Monarch on the Rockshox site.

    BC Edition is a growing theme across the whole line, so my guess is a yes.

    I just noticed on the RM web site that the Altitude is listed as a 2016 while the other bikes still with the older frames are listed as 2017. Is this a clue? Every country listing is the same, 2016 for Altitude only.

    Mid '17 model is my guess.
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    okay, didnt know about the remote on the Monarch. Did it have a piggy back?

    Yeah really hoping for a BC Edition.

    Yes but the older Frames are listed as 2017 because they got new Colors and stuff. The altitude is all the same and they probably wait till they bring out the new one rather than the old one with only new Colors.

    So what do we have so far?

    - new Frame but shockmount till top tube
    - new Pivots (probably like new slayer / element)
    - Boost
    - 27.5
    - 160 front/150 rear (do we know that one for shure?)
    - it still sits in the aggressiv Trail / Allmountin / Enduro category
    - 65ish ° HTA
    - Ride 4 (do we know that for shure?)

    Thats about it I think. Hopefully it will be lighter than the current Altitude. ~28lbs would be nice for the BC Edition (w/o pedals)

    Where are the mockups and geocharts?

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    I need more speculations!

    I want to see it but I don't think it gonna be more beautyfull than the 2016 I just bought.

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    Amazing to me how no one has leaked the mock ups or geo charts! Rocky has a great dealer base , unless you want to see it...
    Ride 9 by the way

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    instagram teaser? via Remi Gauvin

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    Anyone look closely to the instagram stories that Flo has posted today? Interesting decal free bike in the background.

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    Dont find it. Can u please post it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by *FRAMEBREAKER* View Post
    Anyone look closely to the instagram stories that Flo has posted today? Interesting decal free bike in the background.
    That's it for sure, interesting that he is running it with a coil though.

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    Please post the pic, I cant find it!

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    Any new image ?

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    Safe to say they announce it will no longer have a Rally version and that they'll announce at Sea otter? The Freeride Team press release says they'll be on it. Super happy with my '16 770MSL.

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    Sounded like Rocky pulled the plug on Sea Otter this season, so there will be no Altitude rollout there...

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    For gods sake, can someone please post that picture from instagram??

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    Quote Originally Posted by alta825 View Post
    sounded like rocky pulled the plug on sea otter this season, so there will be no altitude rollout there...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxy87 View Post
    For gods sake, can someone please post that picture from instagram??
    It was on an instagram story, so unless someone got a screenshot of it the day it was up its gone now.

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    I was going to post a link to the NZ Enduro Facebook page as there was a picture of Jesse Melamed on there riding a white bike that looked very similar to the current Altitude. It's been pulled so I'm pretty certain it's the new Altitude! He was running a coil shock on it and the linkage appeared to have it's top pivot point further back on the top tube. I also think the ride-9 or 4 must be on the linkage as already suggested.

    The best I can find is Jesse's POV video;
    https://youtu.be/jKzscwAuneA
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmt198 View Post
    I was going to post a link to the NZ Enduro Facebook page as there was a picture of Jesse Melamed on there riding a white bike that looked very similar to the current Altitude.
    I came across a shot of Flo Nicolai on more or less the same. DHX2 in there, lots of seatpost sticking out (meaning an L and probably same reach as the Slayer?), more box-section rather than round tubing. Can't tell what's going on with the linkage, though.

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    Just seen this of Flo in French enduro:
    https://m.pinkbike.com/photo/14495728/

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    YES, thank you guys!

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    I might have to get a coilover for shuttle/lift days...
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