• 11-29-2012
    skyak
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    Altitudes Arriving in Shops!!
    Looks like the first few bikes are trickling in.

    Damn do they look sweet or what...I am pumped!!

    2013 Rocky Mountain Altitude 650B | Dodge City Cycles
  • 12-03-2012
    rideit
    So, umm....can you please try the biggest 2.4 tire you can find, and tell us if it will fit with room to spare, please....
  • 12-05-2012
    bentyyc
    That's the one I want!! She's a beaut! :thumbsup::thumbsup:
  • 01-15-2013
    skyak
  • 01-15-2013
    D_K
    So I wonder if these are going to sell out as fast as all of the other new 650Bs have this year. I am really struggling between this bike and one other for my new ride. But I am afraid that if I wait until February to pull the trigger, they will already be gone. :nonod:
  • 01-15-2013
    andy f
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by D_K View Post
    So I wonder if these are going to sell out as fast as all of the other new 650Bs have this year. I am really struggling between this bike and one other for my new ride. But I am afraid that if I wait until February to pull the trigger, they will already be gone. :nonod:

    I placed my order in November for the first batch (supposed to be mid-late February) at Cyclepaths in Truckee, CA delivery but people who have put in orders since then aren't supposed to get theirs until May.

    When I see all of those Jenson USA ads with blowout pricing on the 2012 RM bikes, I can't blame them for being conservative with their 2013 production numbers. No high end manufacturer wants to be seen as a discount brand.
  • 01-15-2013
    D_K
    Ehh, screw it... time to empty the bank account. I have been beating the crud out of my hard tail for over 5 years and I really like the geometry on this thing. Unfortunately I can only afford the regular 750, but I'm sure I won't be too disappointed. :p
  • 01-15-2013
    metalaficionado
    How do you know the size you need, just going by seat tube length?
  • 01-15-2013
    D_K
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by metalaficionado View Post
    How do you know the size you need, just going by seat tube length?

    I measured my current hard tail that does fit me and found the Rocky with the closest matching effective top tube length. And after talking with Jenson, my guess appears to be accurate. If it's not, I'm going to have a really bad start to my year.
  • 01-15-2013
    skyak
    Did Jenson confirm the availability date?
  • 01-15-2013
    D_K
    The guy I talked to stated that no one had ordered a large yet and that he fully expected it to ship next week. :skep:
  • 01-15-2013
    metalaficionado
    Anyone know what the weight difference is between carbon and aluminum frame ?
  • 01-15-2013
    D_K
    This is all that I have found:

    Quote:

    The FORM™ 7005 series custom hydroformed aluminum Altitude 750 gains a few grams over the carbon MSL versions, but saves you a chunk of change.
  • 01-15-2013
    metalaficionado
    from what I remember the difference between pivot carbon and aluminum frames on mach 5.7 was about 100 gm, does "few grams" justify the extra grand ? I know how people rave about carbon but other than little weight difference what is it about it? Don't tell me stiffness because that depends on the maker and on FS is kind of moot. 100 gm or so can be made up in 1 or 2 components changes.

    Don't mind me..I am just really fired up about this bike and trying to decide how much I should spend..
  • 01-16-2013
    D_K
    I believe that the carbon frames come with a few extras too, like internal routing for the rear shock cable.

    This is one think I noticed while shopping around this year. There are these huge over a grand jump in price tags between models, especially in the $3k category. Everyone has a model in the high $2k to low $3k range and then the next one up from it is over $4k. The 750 is about the only one in the middle that seems like a good bargain.
  • 01-16-2013
    rockyuphill
    I'd expect the weight difference between the full carbon frame and the alloy frame to be closer to 1 pound, and less difference with the carbon front and alloy rear combo.
  • 01-16-2013
    metalaficionado
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by D_K View Post
    I believe that the carbon frames come with a few extras too, like internal routing for the rear shock cable.

    This is one think I noticed while shopping around this year. There are these huge over a grand jump in price tags between models, especially in the $3k category. Everyone has a model in the high $2k to low $3k range and then the next one up from it is over $4k. The 750 is about the only one in the middle that seems like a good bargain.

    Quote:

    FORM™ 7005 Series Custom Hydroformed Alloy. ABC™ Pivots. Tapered Head Tube. Press Fit BB. Internal Cable Routing. ISCG05 Tabs. Ride-9 Adjustable StraightUp™ Geometry.
    looks like alum has internal routing?
  • 01-16-2013
    D_K
    The aluminum does have internal routing. The carbon just has more internal routing to make it look even cleaner.
  • 01-18-2013
    pixelninja
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by metalaficionado View Post
    Anyone know what the weight difference is between carbon and aluminum frame ?

    I emailed RM about this a few days ago. Here's what they wrote back:

    "Since we do not have a frame only option in the aluminum I do not have a production weight. My educated guess is 2750-3000g"

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rockyuphill View Post
    I'd expect the weight difference between the full carbon frame and the alloy frame to be closer to 1 pound, and less difference with the carbon front and alloy rear combo.

    Sounds about right.
  • 01-18-2013
    D_K
    I guess on the plus side, when (not if) I crash it, it should be able to take it. :D

    If Jenson is telling the truth, I should have an actual weight for the 750 by the end of next week. I've never been this pumped to see this much money disappear from my bank account before!
  • 01-19-2013
    NightOWL
    I wouldn't mine an Altitude 790 frame with XT, and Race Turbine 2x10 :)
    ....no dropper post.
  • 01-21-2013
    skyak
    I see the Jenson availability dates are now March 6 or March 13, depending on model / size.

    D_K...Hope you get yours as promised.
  • 01-21-2013
    D_K
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by skyak View Post
    I see the Jenson availability dates are now March 6 or March 13, depending on model / size.

    Haha, that was impressively fast!

    No, I will not be getting mine until March (not that I need it much before then in WI). The awesome part is that a Rocky Mountain sales rep tracked me down on here to inform me of this and ask me about the dates Jenson gave. I told him that no one was intentionally giving me bad dates but that it must have been entered into their software wrong. And damn if he didn't get that corrected the same day! That's what I call customer service!! :thumbsup:
  • 01-26-2013
    RockyJo1
    I just ordered a 730 hoping it is under 31 LBS
  • 01-29-2013
    skyak
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    Spot the Altitude 790...
  • 02-08-2013
    skyak
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  • 02-09-2013
    dirtydoug
    Nice! Completely stock no pedals? What size?
    My shop in town just got an element 770 msl. We were commenting on how bulky the CTD remote is, probably lose 454 g just by losing that.
    Get out there and ride it, would love to hear.
  • 02-10-2013
    skyak
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dirtydoug View Post
    Nice! Completely stock no pedals? What size?
    My shop in town just got an element 770 msl. We were commenting on how bulky the CTD remote is, probably lose 454 g just by losing that.
    Get out there and ride it, would love to hear.

    It's not my bike...from Holland I think. Hopefully Fox will come out with a lower profile remote soon. I plan to have the fox remote work both the shock and the fork, and I've got the remote situated under the left side of the bar in place of a front shifter, so at least it is a little more 'tidy'.
  • 02-11-2013
    pixelninja
    As soon as anyone gets a complete 750, a photo on a scale like the one by Skyak would be greatly appreciated!
  • 02-12-2013
    skyak
    2013 Rocky Mountain Altitude 790 MSL

    Good review. More trail, less all-mountain. Set-back seat post sounds like a good fit.
  • 02-14-2013
    Saddle Up
    Our shop received a size run of the 750s.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/saddleupbike/8475201958/" title="2013 Rocky Mountain Altitude 750 by SaddleUpBike, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8107/8475201958_08ff566a04_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="2013 Rocky Mountain Altitude 750"></a>

    A couple 790 MSLs arrived.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/saddleupbike/8475227630/" title="2013 Rocky Mountain Altitude 790 by SaddleUpBike, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8251/8475227630_60668db814_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="2013 Rocky Mountain Altitude 790"></a>

    More photos on my flickr.
  • 02-14-2013
    skyak
    uh-oh, looks like somebody mistakenly installed parts on my 790 frame!!!!:nono:
  • 02-15-2013
    ggilings
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Saddle Up View Post
    Our shop received a size run of the 750s.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/saddleupbike/8475201958/" title="2013 Rocky Mountain Altitude 750 by SaddleUpBike, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8107/8475201958_08ff566a04_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="2013 Rocky Mountain Altitude 750"></a>

    A couple 790 MSLs arrived.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/saddleupbike/8475227630/" title="2013 Rocky Mountain Altitude 790 by SaddleUpBike, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8251/8475227630_60668db814_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="2013 Rocky Mountain Altitude 790"></a>

    More photos on my flickr.

    Man, those look so rad! Any pics of the 750MSL by chance?
  • 02-18-2013
    Saddle Up
    Absolutely, the 750MSL is my personal favourite.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/saddleupbike/8486180501/" title="2013 Rocky Mountain Altitude 750MSL by SaddleUpBike, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8388/8486180501_6e145ee97a_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="2013 Rocky Mountain Altitude 750MSL"></a>
  • 02-18-2013
    ggilings
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Saddle Up View Post
    Absolutely, the 750MSL is my personal favourite.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/saddleupbike/8486180501/" title="2013 Rocky Mountain Altitude 750MSL by SaddleUpBike, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8388/8486180501_6e145ee97a_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="2013 Rocky Mountain Altitude 750MSL"></a>

    That SO sick! I was thinking about the 750 or 750msl and the gray looks kinda ugly in the stock pics, but that is sweet!! Thanks for putting that up, I am now leaning toward the MSL.. now if I could only get rid of that CTD handlebar remote..
  • 02-19-2013
    bigbbs
    Is that the shadow derailleur on the 750?2013 Rocky Mountain Altitude 750 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
  • 02-20-2013
    ggilings
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bigbbs View Post
    Is that the shadow derailleur on the 750?2013 Rocky Mountain Altitude 750 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    That is not the shadow plus.. I can't believe it doesn't come with it..

    If you look at the specs as well, the 750 only says XT where the 770 specifies the shadow plus.
  • 02-20-2013
    bigbbs
    Bummer, I was hoping to get outa having to buy a chain guide/bash.
  • 02-20-2013
    ggilings
    I know what you mean. I may try and sell my bike and get the 750 or 750 MSL.

    If I could convince the wife, I would want to get the shadow plus and/or a 2x guide, wider bars, a dropper and eventually new brakes, but it just adds up quickly. On the MSL, I absolutely HATE the CTD handlebar remote, so I am leaning to the 750… but I’ve never had a carbon frame and it would be cool to try:)
  • 02-20-2013
    bigbbs
    You just have to not tell her till you have to and deal with it for a week or two, that"s how I did it, course I put down 1700$ I'd been saving. I have a kronolog sittin in a box waiting. I'm not to partial about the shimano stuff, either, I'll just have to upgrade as I break parts. Also I ordered the 750 cause my brother's an excellent tig welder
  • 02-21-2013
    ggilings
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bigbbs View Post
    You just have to not tell her till you have to and deal with it for a week or two, that"s how I did it, course I put down 1700$ I'd been saving. I have a kronolog sittin in a box waiting. I'm not to partial about the shimano stuff, either, I'll just have to upgrade as I break parts. Also I ordered the 750 cause my brother's an excellent tig welder

    HA she would be like this...:madmax::nono::madman: and I would be like this:D. I actually just sold my bike, so looks like one of these will be coming down the pipeline. What does everyone think? Sram/Carbon/ugly remote or shimano/alu/no ugly remote??
  • 02-22-2013
    ggilings
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Saddle Up View Post
    Absolutely, the 750MSL is my personal favourite.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/saddleupbike/8486180501/" title="2013 Rocky Mountain Altitude 750MSL by SaddleUpBike, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8388/8486180501_6e145ee97a_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="2013 Rocky Mountain Altitude 750MSL"></a>

    Just ordered up one of these beauties

    Gonna get a Easton havoc bar and a 2X guide by either Truvativ or MRP. Brakes will be next, but that may need to wait a month or two.
  • 02-22-2013
    skyak
    Congrats on the purchase!!! Nice work!

    I am waiting waiting waiting for my frame...
  • 02-25-2013
    bigbbs
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ggilings View Post
    HA she would be like this...:madmax::nono::madman: and I would be like this:D. I actually just sold my bike, so looks like one of these will be coming down the pipeline. What does everyone think? Sram/Carbon/ugly remote or shimano/alu/no ugly remote??

    Sram stuff's good, Maybe modified ugly remote, maybe use some paddles off an old shifter....
  • 02-25-2013
    rideit
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bigbbs View Post
    you just have to not tell her till you have to and deal with it for a month or three

    fify