Fast is Fun
Over the last several seasons the Altitude and Instinct BC have reigned supreme in the enduro category. Designed for aggressive riding at the highest level, the Rocky Mountain Race Face Enduro team has favored the 29” wheeled Instinct BC in recent seasons. Rocky Mountain has consolidated the Altitude and Instinct BC platform under one name, giving Altitude ownership of the enduro category.
2021 Rocky Mountain Altitude
The goal with the redesign was to create a bike that would be competitive on today’s racetracks while still being a ton of fun for those getting out on weekends. We might not all smash racetracks and stand on podiums like Jesse Melamed, but we can all relate to the feeling of committing to ride a little faster or hitting that feature you usually skip over. The Altitude has everything that you need to take your riding to the next level.
A Simpler Lineup
Looking at the needs of shorter riders vs taller riders, Rocky Mountain has introduced a wheelsize split with the medium Altitude frame. Size small frame is offered with 27.5" wheels and an adjusted frame design to give riders a comfortable amount of standover height.
Size medium frame maintains the silhouette of the large and extra-large frames but is available in both 27.5" and 29" wheels.
For riders that are tall enough to ride large or extra-large frames, the Altitude is offered with 29" wheels.
In pursuit of true versatility, the Altitude has been updated to include a variety of new frame features.
Rocky Mountain is always looking for ways to take their bikes to the next level, which leads their engineers to incorporate thoughtful ideas through flawless integration. Added benefits like the ability to control the balance between stability and playfulness, ease of maintenance, and frame durability are just the beginning for these bikes.
Review from the Pros
- Jesse Melamed