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The All New 2021
Rocky Mountain Altitude


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.

sm-md: 27.5"
md-xl: 29"

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.

Frame Features

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.


10mm chainstay adjustments

  • Long = high speed stability
  • Short = playfulness
  • Dedicated Rocky Mountain 180mm brake mount supplies, no extra parts needed
  • SRAM UDH compatible in long mode

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

Added protection, guards & guides

  • Downtube protection, noise canceling chainstay protection, yoke protection, and downtube shuttle guard
  • New Rocky Mountain "Canadarm" mount with OneUp Components V2 Top Guide

Modular shock mount

  • Allows for future suspension kinematic updates
  • Only available on carbon models

Updated tube profile

  • Modern look with a focus on front triangle stiffness for steering precision

Dual bearings at chainstay & seatstay

  • Increased stiffness and durability. Shielded bearings featured on all pivots included at the lower shock mount.

Review from the Pros

"I started my EWS career on the Altitude, I won my first EWS on the Altitude, and now I'm ready to take this all-new version to the top step of the podium. The Altitude has always been the bike for me, and now that there's multiple wheel sizes offered, updated geometry, and a ton of attention to detail, I think it'll once again be a crowd favourite for amongst riders everywhere. It's got everything you need to accomplish your riding goals, and for me that means race winning, lap smashing, and all-around mountain bike fun!"

- Jesse Melamed