Rocky Mountain Altitude Mountain Bike Review

4.80 out of 5
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February 8, 2018
Model/Year: 2018

Pros: Light, efficient, great looking bike. Adjustable geometry.

Recommendation: One of the best all-around 27.5" trail bikes I've ridden. Similar in climbing to the Santa Cruz Bronson, but a better descender.

March 15, 2016
Model/Year: 2011

Pros: One bike quiver, gets the job done

Cons: Crap wheelset, would expensive to get below 28lb

Recommendation: I've been riding this bike for 4 seasons, looking forward to a few more good ones

April 12, 2015
Pros: Great travel and killer ins the corners

Cons: not enough time to ride it, great bike

Recommendation: well worth the money

October 22, 2013
Model/Year: 2013

Pros: Ability to tune in slack angle for individual rider, great balance, loves to wheelie (in a fun way, not the accident way)

Cons: Plastic/like seat, but for $100 you can get the one that fits your own bum...not for the rider who wears spandex and counts wattage.

Recommendation: For a rider that likes to enjoy all aspects of climbing/descents, jumps, drops, wheelies, ollies...

October 16, 2013
Model/Year: 2013

Pros: Adjustable geometry. Years of buld experience. specced out great. Price. Nobby nic tires. absolutely rails into turns. 2 x 10 gearing

Cons: Cheap seat and grips

April 5, 2012
Model/Year: 2010 Alt 30

Pros: Climb stance, travel for the XC market, versatility, reliable brands, Green/white paintjob is awesome (they should change the model pic from the blue)

Cons: Juicy 3's, I feel like there are better climing tires than the Conti mountain king

Recommendation: For the price i paid, this was easily the best option for a reliable and capable mid-range, (pretty much)all-mountain bike. It climbs, points, jumps, and descends with no complaints... sometimes the brakes can be distant in the clutch, but not much of an issue as a 155# rider. Takes drops, corners with confidence, and overall is pretty responsive on the baseline Fox gear. i'll be using the bike for a long time, gotta love Rocky

June 30, 2011
Pros: Awesome geometry! will climb anything you put in front of it. Has quite a bit of suspension which makes the downhill parts awesome but amazingly it does not affect the climbing capability.

Cons: The stock fox fork has no lockout. It would've been nice to get one for the money but then again i probably would need it that much. the stock wheels are not that great, bent my rim within the first few months. It is also a little heavier than some other full suspension bikes in the price range, but its not that bad.

Recommendation: Overall, this bike is awesome. I wish i had purchased it earlier. I bought mine off Ebay for 1600. I am not sure I would pay full retail for it. Also, the frame is perfectly built, like the rest of RM frames. Great bike!

November 11, 2009
Pros: "Straight Up" geometry actually works. Sturdy, capable descender. Like all Rockys, I'm sure this is a solid bike you could develop a long-term relationship with.

Cons: Geometry takes a little getting used to, but it's all good after a day or so.

Recommendation: I rented this bike for a few days in Tahoe. It proved to be a very capable all-round trail bike. It didn't rule in any one area, but was relatively strong in all areas. The geometry makes climbs a snap, but the biggest surprise came when I hit the staircase descent at the end of the Hole in the Ground Trail--the bike just ate up every obstacle and begged me to go faster.