Rocky Mountain Altitude 750 MSL Bike

May 20, 2013
Outside Magazine
Rocky Mountain Altitude 750 MSL summer buyers guide best mountain bikes

Rocky Mountain Altitude 750 MSL    Photo: Inga Hendrickson

BEST FOR: Romping through the bike park.

THE TEST: Throughout our test, we liked the 650B wheel size best on all-mountain carbon-fiber bikes like the 5.9-inch Altitude: you get the rollover benefits of 29s but not the clumsiness. “It’s playful and jumpable like a 26er but so much more stable,” wrote one tester. The Altitude has a short cockpit and upright riding position, which translated to steady trail manners on descents, but it still managed to shimmy uphill fine, though the front end tended to wander a little.

THE VERDICT: It’s not as assertive as the Norco, but if you’re after an amusing all-mountain ride, the Altitude is worth a look. 28 lbs.


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