2021 Rocky Mountain Altitude

Rocky Mountain Altitude C50
Price: Starting at $3499
Daily Rental: $69
(435) 635-5455
• All-Mountain/Enduro Bike
• Wheel Size: 27.5 (S, M) 29er (M, L, XL)
• Frame: Carbon
• Travel: 160mm rear/170mm front
• Suspension: Rocky Mountain Smoothlink
• Drivetrain: Shimano XT/SLX 1x12
 2021 Rocky Mountain Altitude

Daily Rental: $69

Starting At: $3499

Specs Geometry Pricing

2021 Rocky Mountain Altitude Description

Did you know the Rocky Mountain Altitude is nearly 30 years old? It’s gone through a lot of changes over the years but remains one of the most versatile, capable and fun mountain bikes we’ve ever ridden. It’s been a mainstay in the OTE, Hurricane rental fleet because it’s such a comfortable and confident bike on everything from chunky slickrock to flowy singletrack. So obviously, we’re excited about the new 2021 Rocky Mountain Altitude. It’s a major update to a classic all-mountain enduro rig and we’re excited to be adding the new Altitude to our rental fleet!

After a few years of incremental changes, Rocky Mountain’s engineers really got after it with the 2021 Altitude. As is the trend, the bike is longer and slacker with a steeper seat tube angle. It has 160mm of travel in the rear with a 170mm fork up front – that’s 10mm more than the previous Altitude. But the biggest change has to do with wheel size. The new Altitude gets size-specific wheels. Small frames get 27.5 wheels while Large and XL get 29er hoops. If you’re a Medium, you get to choose between 27.5 and 29-inch wheels. Sounds like there’s some overlap between the new Altitude and the Instinct BC, right? Wrong. With the introduction of the 2021 Altitude, Rocky Mountain is dropping the Instinct BC 29er enduro bike from their lineup. So, you could call the new bike the Institude. Or the Altistinct? Either way, Rocky consolidated their two enduro bikes into one longer travel, gravity and enduro race-focused machine. In fact, Rocky Mountain EWS pro Jesse Melamed, already took an Enduro Word Series win on the new Altitude in Zermatt, Switzerland.

If you’re worried the new Altitude might be too much of an enduro race-focused bike, worry not, friends. The things that make the Altitude an EWS-worthy race rig also make it a great all-mountain Hurricane mesa ripper. Rocky’s Smoothlink suspension, their take on the classic Horst-link 4-bar system, pedals really well and stays active all the time for outstanding traction whether you’re pedaling or pointing it. Rocky Mountain’s Ride-9 geometry and suspension adjustment system allows riders to fine-tune the bike’s fit and ride to their own riding style and local terrain. It offers about one degree of head angle adjustment in multiple configurations. With the updated geometry in the Ride-9 “Neutral” position, the Altitude 29er has a head angle of 65°, a 76° seat tube angle and 27mm of bottom bracket drop. A new feature, introduced with the 2021 Altitude, is a flip chip at the rear axle that offers 10mm of wheelbase and chainstay adjustment. Along with the Ride-9 system, this adds versatility to the bike, allowing you to make it super long and slack for bike park days, or keep it short and tight for technical trail riding. It’s almost like having two bikes in one. And we’ve already heard riders comparing the new Altitude to a lighter, more agile Slayer 29 because of its outstanding park and DH performance.

If you’re looking for a big ride, big mountain pedaler that can also smash berms, drops and rock gardens at the resort, the 2021 Rocky Mountain Altitude should be on your wish list. We carry all sizes of the 2021 Rocky Mountain Altitude in our mountain bike rental fleet and our Altitude rental bikes all have carbon frames with Shimano XT/SLX 12-speed drivetrains and Fox suspension. If you want to buy a new Rocky Mountain Altitude, you can choose one of their off-the-shelf build kits; or, if you’ve got something more exotic in mind, we would love to help you build your own custom Rocky Mountain Altitude dream bike. Click the “Reserve A Bike” button at the top right of this page to reserve your 2021 Rocky Mountain Altitude rental bike, now.

*Price and specs subject to change.


2021 Rocky Mountain Altitude Specs

The specs below are for our standard 2021 Rocky Mountain Altitude C50 carbon rental bikes. If you’d like to buy a brand new Altitude, we can build it out with almost any components you want. Dream big!

Drivetrain: Shimano XT/SLX 1×12
Wheels: WTB ST Light i30 TCS rims w. DT Swiss rear & Rocky Mountain front hub
Tires: Maxxis Assegai 2.5 WT 3C MaxxGrip EXO+ front & Maxxis Minion DHR II 2.4 WT 3C MaxxTerra EXO+ rear
Frame: 160mm-travel SMOOTHWALL carbon with Ride-9 adjustable geometry and 2-position axle
Fork: 170mm Fox Float 36 Performance Series
Shock: Fox Float DPX2 Performance Series
Brakes: Shimano XT 4-piston disc brakes with 203mm front rotor and 180mm rear rotor
Stem: Rocky Mountain 35 AM
Handlebar: 780mm Rocky Mountain AM
Seatpost: Race Face Aeffect R Dropper
Saddle: WTB Volt Race 142 cromoly
Headset: FSA Orbit NO.57E
Grips: Ergon GE10 EVO Lock On
Weight (actual): TBD

*Prices and specs subject to change.


2021 Rocky Mountain Altitude Geometry

Size SM 27.5 (15.0″/ 380mm) MD 27.5 (16.5″/ 420mm) MD 29 (16.5″/ 420mm) LG 29 (17.5″/ 445mm) XL 29 (19.0″/ 480mm)
Head Angle (Neutral/Slack/Steep) 65°/64.4°/65.5° 65°/64.4°/65.5° 65°/64.4°/65.5° 65°/64.4°/65.5° 65°/64.4°/65.5°
Seat Angle (Neutral/Slack/Steep) 76°/75.4°/76.5° 76°/75.4°/76.5° 76°/75.4°/76.5° 76°/75.4°/76.5° 76°/75.4°/76.5°
Virtual TT 22.8 in. / 579mm 23.7 in. / 603mm 24.0 in. / 610mm 25.1 in. / 638mm 26.4 in. / 671mm
Seat Tube Length 15.0 in. / 380mm 16.5 in. / 420mm 16.5 in. / 420mm 17.5 in. / 445mm 18.9 in. / 480mm
Head Tube Length 3.9 in. / 100mm 4.3 in. / 110mm 3.7 in. / 95mm 4.3 in. / 110mm 4.9 in. / 125mm
Bottom-Bracket Drop (Neutral/Slack/Steep) 12mm / 20mm/ 4mm 12mm / 19mm/ 5mm 27mm / 34mm/ 19mm 27mm / 34mm/ 19mm/font> 27mm / 34mm/ 19mm
Chainstay Length 16.8 – 17.2 in. / 427 – 438mm 16.8 – 17.2 in. / 427 – 438mm 17.2 – 17.6 in. / 437 – 448mm 17.2 – 17.6 in. / 425mm 17.2 – 17.6 in. / 425mm
Stack Height 23.5 in. / 596mm 23.9 in. / 606mm 24.4 in. / 620mm 25.0 in. / 634mm 25.5 in. / 647mm
Reach Length 16.9 in. / 430mm 17.9 in. / 455mm 17.9 in. / 455mm 18.9 in. / 480mm 20.1 in. / 510mm
Standover Height 30.4 in. / 771mm 31.7 in. / 804mm 32.1 in. / 816mm 32.1 in. / 816mm 32.1 in. / 816mm
Wheelbase 46.1 in. / 1171mm 47.2 in. / 1199mm 47.9 in. / 1217mm 49.2 in. / 1249mm 50.6 in. / 1285mm


2021 Rocky Mountain Altitude Pricing

The prices and specs below are for Rocky Mountain’s standard Altitude build kits. If you’ve got something else in mind, feel free to mix and match as you please. We can build a custom 2021 Rocky Mountain Altitude mountain bike for you with almost any components you want. If you have any questions or want to talk about ordering and building a custom Rocky Mountain Altitude bike, give us a call: (435) 635-5455

Bike/Build Frame Drivetrain Fork Shock Wheels Price
Rocky Mountain Altitude A30 Aluminum alloy Shimano Deore 1×12 Marzocchi Z1 Float Fox Float DPX2 Performance Series WTB ST i30 TCS rims w. Shimano MT410 hubs $3,499
Rocky Mountain Altitude A50 Aluminum alloy Shimano SLX/XT 1×12 Fox Float 36 Performance Series Fox Float DPX2 Performance Series WTB ST i30 TCS rims w. DT Swiss rear & Rocky Mountain front hub $4,299
Rocky Mountain Altitude A70 Aluminum alloy Shimano XT 1×12 Fox Float 38 Factory Series Fox Float X2 Factory Series Race Face AR30 rims w. DT Swiss rear & Rocky Mountain front hub $5,249
Rocky Mountain Altitude C50 Carbon Shimano SLX/XT 1×12 Fox Float 36 Performance Series Fox Float DPX2 Performance Series WTB ST Light i30 TCS rims w. DT Swiss rear & Rocky Mountain front hub $5,499
Rocky Mountain Altitude C70 Carbon Shimano XT 1×12 Fox Float 36 Performance Elite Series Fox Float X2 Performance Series Race Face AR30 rims w. DT Swiss rear & Rocky Mountain front hub $6,999
Rocky Mountain Altitude C70 Coil Carbon Shimano XT 1×12 Fox Float 36 Performance Elite Series Fox DHX2 Factory Series Race Face AR30 rims w. DT Swiss rear & Rocky Mountain front hub $6,999
Rocky Mountain Altitude C90 Rally Carbon Shimano XTR 1×12 Fox Float 38 Factory Elite Series Fox Float X2 Factory Series Race Face Turbine R rims w. Race Face Vault hubs $9,099
Rocky Mountain Altitude C99 Carbon Sram Eagle X01 AXS Wireless 1×12 RockShox Lyrik Ultimate RC2 RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate Race Face Next R 31 Carbon Wheelset $9,999

*Prices and specs subject to change.