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Rocky Mountain Altitude Rally Edition review

The Rocky Mountain Altitude has evolved quite a bit! In 2017, it was the playful 27.5″ enduro bike that finished last at our race bike test in Finale Ligure. Now, in 2020, it is one of the most capable bikes on the market and took the top step of the EWS podium in Zermatt for its debut race. The Rally Edition is based on a carbon frame offering 160 mm travel at the rear in combination with a 170 mm travel fork up front. The Altitude rolls on 29″ wheels and alongside the proven RIDE-9 system on the shock mount to adjust the geometry and leverage ratio, there is a flip chip in the dropouts to adjust chainstay length. As befits a modern enduro bike, Rocky Mountain fit a chain guide as standard, the internally routed cables are clamped to the frame and a thick chainstay protector is fitted. All of these measures mean that Rocky Mountain is ultra-quiet. The only exception is the annoying rattling of the Shimano brake pads in the XTR brakes.


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