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    Altitude vs. Instinct Custom Builds

    I've come to the conclusion that the Altitude/Instinct are some of the most versatile bikes out there however I'm just uncertain if I want to go with a 29er or a bike that can run multiple wheels sizes. I'm a heavier guy (not quite Peter Griffin) but around 270 and 6ft, 30 inch inseam so 29ers still to me feel a bit cumbersome at lower speeds. If I could just make my mind up I would settle for the Instinct in a heartbeat; wish there was a BC edition however.

    I've looked at the Rallon, Switchblade, Ripmo, and others I wanted to ask if anyone has history riding the Altitude/Instinct with these. I'm most likely going go with a custom build to add 4-piston brakes, wheels of choice, etc. but any insight would be helpful.

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    Iím the same build. 6í 270 and 30Ē inseam. Just built a Instinct BC.
    Real happy how it came out. Taking it out this weekend for its first ride.

    Itís posted in the Instinct post.

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    Trim the 800 bars a tad and go with an aggressor instead of dhr. instinct BC is plenty nimble with that setup

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    If you're custom building then you could long shock and fork the altitude and have a real enduro sled.

    On that note, how's the EWS team done since swapping to the Instinct?....

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    Here is my BC Instinct build:

    Frame Rocky Mountain Instinct BC Edition Size L
    Fork: Fox 36 Float EVOL 3 pos GRIP Performance 160mm
    Shock: Fox Float DPX2 EVOL Factory 216x63 155mm
    Headset: Cane Creek ZS44/ZS56
    Stem: Easton Haven 55mm
    Handlebar: Chromag Furbars OSX 780mm 31.8mm 25mm rise
    Grips: Race Face Lock On
    Brakes: Shimano XT RT86 203mm front / RT86 180mm rear
    Brake Levers: Shimano XT
    Shifter: Shimano XT
    Rear Derailleur Shimano XT
    Cranks & Chainrings: Shimano SLX M7000 175mm 30T
    Bottom Bracket: Wheels Mfg Thread together Angular Contact Bearings
    Cassette: Shimano XT 11-46
    Chain: KMC 11speed
    Front Hub: DT Swiss 350 Boost 15mm
    Rear Hub: DT Swiss 350 Boost 148mm
    Spokes: DT Swiss Champion Double Butted brass nipples
    Rims: DT Swiss XM 481 32h
    Tires: Maxxis Minion DHF 29 x 2.5 / Maxxis Aggressor 29 x 2.3
    Seatpost: X-Fusion Maniac 150mm x 30.9mm
    Saddle: Chromag Trailmaster
    Pedals: Chromag Contact
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    Very nice build! Youíre in NC too right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyRdWarrior View Post
    Very nice build! Youíre in NC too right?
    Yes, I'm in NC. North of Charlotte.

    Hope to get up to Brevard soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by G-Ryder View Post
    Yes, I'm in NC. North of Charlotte.

    Hope to get up to Brevard soon!
    Very cool, Iím healing 3 broken ribs and hand from a car accident and hope to get back into riding soon.

    PM ME If you can recommend a shop where l may be able to demo or at least throw a leg over a RM soon. I may try to get to Asheville before the holidays just wish l could get the GF to ride lol.

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    Oh man, sorry to hear about the accident. Hope you heal up soon and get back on the bike.

    I sent you a PM on the shop I got my frame through.

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