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    2013 Altitude FAQ's

    Pretty stoked this is out in the public eye now... A lot of work on this project!

    1. Will it be available in 26" / 29"?

    -No. Altitude is a dedicated 27.5" only platform. Makes the most sense for what type of bike we are trying to build. If you disregard the wheel size, and focus on what we were trying to accomplish in terms of ride, it leads to one answer...

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    2. Will it be available as a frame only?

    -Yes, 790 MSL, incl Fox Factory Series Float CTD Kashima, with rear remote.

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    3. When will they be available?

    -Sometime just after Xmas...

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    4. What is the seat post routing?

    -MSL: Stealth only
    -Alu: Stealth AND External (along TT)
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    When is it available (specifically in Europe/UK/Ireland)?

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    Do you offer upgrades to previous Altitude owners?

    Kidding. Sweet rides guys.
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    New question here. When?

    Quote Originally Posted by RMB-PM View Post
    Pretty stoked this is out in the public eye now... A lot of work on this project!

    1. Will it be available in 26" / 29"?

    -No. Altitude is a dedicated 27.5" only platform. Makes the most sense for what type of bike we are trying to build. If you disregard the wheel size, and focus on what we were trying to accomplish in terms of ride, it leads to one answer...

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    2. Will it be available as a frame only?

    -Yes, 790 MSL, incl Fox Factory Series Float CTD Kashima, with rear remote.
    3. When will the Altitude 7xx's be shipping to retail (in Canada)?

    sh0rty :P
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    So with the Ride9 settings at the Setting 1 with 0 mm BB drop, is that a 13.75" BB height (without sag)? That would be nice.
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    I don't really care about the wheel size, the bike looks freaking rad and may be just up my ally. I have a 150front/145rear mm travel bike, sometimes wish I got a 160, but I do climb a lot, so this looks pretty freaking amazing. Any chance of getting the black and blue frame with the fox 34, fox rear, and shimano build? I LOVE that frame
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    Yep, really liking how this bike sounds on paper (and based on the early previews)!!

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    4. The MSL's come with the Reverb Stealth and obviously the cable routing needed, the aluminum bikes do not come with the Reverb Stealth... but do they have cable routing to add one?

    sh0rty :P

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    Can you comment on the differences in rear suspension design from the 09 to 12 altitude?

    I am stoked that you slackened the head angle on the new model; that is really the only thing that I don't like on my current altitude. I am trying a 650b front wheel right now to slacken it a bit.

    Love the new bike!

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    Does anyone have the Altitude Press Kit PDF they can post/share?

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    How about tire clearance in the back? The ELement is less then stellar here. How about the ALtitude, I assume the trail category must be able to use 2.4" tires.

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    Is there the option of using the direct mount shimano deraileur and a regular hanger for a current shimano derileur on the 790 frame? Just trying to figure out if i have drivetrain build for this bike in my parts box to get me started, and then have the options to upgrade later.
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    ... and if we just ...

    Quote Originally Posted by RMB-PM View Post
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    3. When will they be available?

    -Sometime just after Xmas...

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    4. What is the seat post routing?

    -MSL: Stealth only
    -Alu: Stealth AND External (along TT)
    Bummer on #3... awesome on #4!

    Thanks for following and responding on this forum RMB. :-)

    sh0rty :P

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    In the Ride9 settings for lighter and heavier riders, what sort of rider weight ranges would be considered lighter and heavier?
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    I cannot find the Instinct bike on the Rocky website, even though it says the 2013 bikes are up. I took some pictures on the Eurobike and there was a really nice stealth looking black Instinct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zonoskar View Post
    I cannot find the Instinct bike on the Rocky website, even though it says the 2013 bikes are up. I took some pictures on the Eurobike and there was a really nice stealth looking black Instinct.
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    OK, thanks! I was expecting a separate section for these bikes, but they put them with the Elements. No geometry data yet, shame. And only alu versions too, like the Element 29er of last year.


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    Any chance the new altitude will be at Outerbike this year?
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    I think I saw the new Altitude 650b protos at XCM Nationals in Quebec a couple of weekends ago, where Rocky had a tent. Looked hot!

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    What are the benefits of the new shock location, and why was this chosen? Experience with the performance on the Elements?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rufus View Post
    What are the benefits of the new shock location, and why was this chosen? Experience with the performance on the Elements?
    I'm wondering the same thing...

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    My hunch is that they were tinkering with shock tuning and were trying to think of some way to have the adjustability like the Flatline had, but not leave a bunch of holes in the shock mounting tabs. I'd bet that they were working on a way to get 3 positions and then they drew it and had a eureka moment and realized they could get a lot more options out of it (just because some of the really odd resulting numbers for head angle and BB height changes).

    There's been a few flippable washer inserts on bikes before, but having the flexibility to get 9 options out of two pieces of hardware is pretty cool.
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    Dirt Demo

    Is Rocky Mountain bringing an Altitude 790 MSL to Interbike Dirt Demo next week?

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    What are the estimated weights of the 790 and 770 MSL models? Must be pretty darn light!

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    Will they offer the 790 or any of the models as a frame or frame set option?
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