Rocky Mountain tip on trailriding for the 2013 with Altitude, a bike trail for riders who want to move always and only on their own. A rich model of technology that has long been studied and refined and is now ready for the international market. But before going into details we give the floor to the men who have developed.
One of the most interesting features of the Altitude is undoubtedly the system Ride9. Nine different setup to tackle any path.
The system consists of a special mounting hardware absorber. The attack dell'ammo to the front triangle happens in fact through a particular square system that can be modified so as to change the geometry of the bike same as the steering angle, the angle and height of the saddle bracket.
Rotating the mounting hardware is possible to obtain a steering angle with a range that goes from 68.34 ° to 66.62 ° until. Same story for the angle of the seat that is adjustable in a range that varies from 75.34 ° to 73.62 ° to. Logically speaking on these two geometries the bottom bracket height is variable within the -9.8 mm to 10.27 mm. To find out all nine setup take a look at this page: ride9.bikes.com.
Always changing the position of this particular hardware you can also change the behavior of the same Altitude, making the suspension more progressive, ie giving greater strength to the suspension thereof in the case of jumps and drop considerable.
When you move the attack absorber downward, in fact, the response of the shock absorber is more “soft” than when the attack is in a more advanced position. Through this system it is therefore possible to use a full stroke damping also for lighter riders without having intevenire on the same pressure of the shock.
Since the early conceptual design Rocky Mountain decided to develop a bike around wheels 650B or 27.5″. A decisive compromise among the largest twenty-nine inches and the standard measure of twenty-six inches. Among the other features of the Altitude we can not forget the system Smoothlink. This, declares the house, can effectively absorb all the shocks without being influenced performance during the ride without any annoying bobbing.
The Altitude 2013 are also equipped with the pivot Angular Bushing Concept (ABC). Built using a special polymer these pivot allow to obtain the best performance in the connection of the suspension. With a typical system, the shock mounting to the chassis is also influenced by the tightening torques of the same pivot narrows more and more you go to work on the system hardware bush-. It does not appear in the same way with the’ABC of Rocky Mountain which allows to obtain, not only a saving of weight, but also promotes a better behavior of the shock being less attached to the frame. The house says an increase of rigidity equal to 105%.
Like most of the bikes on the market and intended to discpline as the allmountain or trailriding the frame is made of carbon. To Rocky Mountain is obtained through technologyFORM C13 High Modulus SmoothWall. The frame is in fact also worked internally and with the help of a mold opposed to the traditional internal air chamber allows to realize a frame without there being any excess resin and fibers. Furthermore, the areas most subject to stress have been reinforced to extend the life of the frame itself.
Five sizes available from XS to XL. The wheelbase is in size M 1142/45 mm. For the 2013 Rocky Mountain There are five different models. The top of the range is the Altitude 790 MSL, mounted with the top of the components SRAM, wheels DT Swiss and dampers Kashima Coated.
Also in the carbon Altitude 770 MSL, with shock absorbers Fox CTD and Dual Remote Control. Transmission Shimano XT and a mix of components Race Face.
The Altitude 750 MSL is defined by the house itself “a carbon bikes for the price of aluminum”. These entry level models of carbon Altitude 2013 It features a mix of highly respected.