Taking the trail to new heights. Often imitated but never surpassed, the Altitude pushes the envelope of what a modern trail bike is capable of.
The Altitude is our highly capable, fun, do-it-all trail bike. It's the perfect blend of pedaling efficiency, small-bump sensitivity, and has the ability to charge hard! The Altitude is easy to get along with, tackles whatever you throw at it, and helps boost confidence when looking to navigate a technical section of trail. The frame integrates next-generation features like Fox Live and Shimano Di2 compatibility while giving the rider the opportunity to tailor the bike to their riding style and terrain using our RIDE-9 adjustment system.
- All new frame, ground-up design
- Updated suspension, geometry & features
- Adjustable chainstay length to suit the rider
- Kinematics, fit & wheel size adjusted per size
- Marzocchi Z1 with GRIP damper: stiffer and class-leading damping
- Fox Float DPX2 reservoir shock: stays cool under pressure
- Shimano I-Spec EV brakes for a tidy cockpit
- Shimano 12spd drivetrain
- Ergon grips to reduce rider fatigue
Sizes Small – Medium: 27.5-inch
Sizes Medium – X-Large: 29-inch
Size Specific tune
Size Specific Tune ensures that riders of all sizes get the right balance of small-bump compliance, mid-stroke support, and end-stroke progressiveness. Our design team does custom shock tunes based on real-world field testing and adjusts each tune for specific frame sizes.
FORM tubesets utilize premium materials to meet our strict requirements. Each FORM tube that we create is engineered for its specific purpose within the frame, ensuring optimized strength, weight, and ride quality.
RIDE-9 adjustment system
The RIDE-9 adjustment system allows riders to quickly fine-tune their geometry and suspension with a pair of Allen keys. Nine configurations are possible thanks to two interlocking chips.
Adjust your RIDE-9 position for geometry before considering suspension effects, or variables like air pressure and shock compression. Make gradual, incremental changes, take notes, and be methodical. Don't adjust in a hurry before a big ride. Take your time and enjoy the process.
Smoothlink suspension is efficient yet supple when you're on the pedals and across a wide range of gears. It features a controlled end-stroke and a rate-curve that feels more capable than the travel would suggest. This four-bar suspension design philosophy is centered on ride characteristics; each bike platform we develop balances variables like anti-squat, axle path, chain growth, rate curve, anti-rise, etc. to achieve the legendary Rocky Mountain ride feel.
Smoothwall carbon uses one of the world's most sophisticated carbon processes to deliver industry-leading stiffness-to-weight, ride quality, and durability. We eliminate excess resin and fibers by using rigid internal molds instead of traditional air bladders. We then utilize different types of carbon in specific frame areas to maximize stiffness and impact resistance while minimizing overall weight.
|Frame||FORM Alloy. Full Sealed Cartridge Bearings. Press Fit BB. Internal Cable Routing. 2-Bolt ISCG05 Tabs. RIDE-9 Adjustable Geometry. 2 Position Axle. 160mm Travel. FORM Alloy Rear Triangle|
|Fork||Marzocchi Z1 Float EVOL GRIP 170mm | 44mm Offset|
|Headset||FSA Orbit NO.57E|
|Rear Shock||Fox Float DPX2 Performance | Sealed Bearing Eyelet | SM = 210x55mm | MD - LG - XL = 230x60mm|
|Rims/Wheels||WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0 Tubeless|
Front: Shimano MT410 | 15mm Boost
Rear: Shimano MT410 Boost 148mm
Front: Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 WT EXO Tubeless Ready
Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II 2.4 WT EXO Tubeless Ready
|Chainrings||27.5 = 34T | 29 = 32T|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano SM-BBMT500|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Deore 12spd|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano Deore 10-51T 12spd|
|Shifters||Shimano Deore 12spd|
|Handlebars||Rocky Mountain AM 780mm|
|Tape/Grips||Ergon GE1 EVO Lock On|
|Stem||Rocky Mountain 31.8 AM | All Sizes = 40mm|
|Brakes||Shimano MT4120 4 Piston|
|Saddle||WTB Volt 142|
|Seat Post||Rocky Mountain Toonie Drop Alloy 30.9mm | SM = 125mm | MD - LG = 150mm | XL = 170mm|
* Subject to change without notice.