Rocky Mountain Altitude 70 Pro Review

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Bottom Line and Ratings

As a long-travel climber, the Rocky Mountain can climb just like any other XC mountain bike. However, the overly reactive steering (especially in tight, technical turns) was a turnoff for me. This bike would probably suit the user looking for a great climber with long-travel and doesn’t encounter any technical turns or switchbacks on their trail.

Ratings:
4 out of 5 chili peppers for its climbing abilities.
3 out of 5 chili peppers for its steering abilities.
4 out of 5 chili peppers for its terrain absorption.

Overall rating: 4 out of 5 stars.
3 flamin' chili peppers

MSRP: $3999.99
Rocky Mountain Bicycles Website: http://www.bikes.com/

From the Manufacturer:
“STRAIGHT UP We’ve got your back. With a first of its kind 76-degree seat angle, you’re in a position to defy gravity at every technical uphill climb. The Straight up geometry and its bio-mechanically correct seat position allows for maximum horsepower.”

Mtbr user review highlights:

“Ymiller” from Littleton, CO says: “Climbs great, easy to manuever around, over and thru obsticles while climbing. Pedal bob is almost non-existent.”

“saddlesore” from Calgary says: “pedals really really well. Great climber. Solid component specs.” He also adds: “Handling is like my blur XC, a bit twitchy”

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  • Pedro says:

    76 degrees head angle??????
    First, from the picture it doesn’t look like it,
    second, RM website says 69 degrees, more in tune with this type of bike.
    You may have meant “seat tube angle”, but then you make reference of how steep and cumbersome the head angle is. Who are we suppose to beleive?????

  • t0mislav says:

    Seriously, Pedro is right on. Who checks these \pro\ reviews? The bike has a 76 degree SEAT angle. That is a big departure from other brands, probably the major difference in this bike and it doesn’t even get proofed?
    The wheel doesn’t go in easily? Really? When putting the rear wheel in, all you do is shift the front derailleur up into the big ring position. Short chainstay 29er riders have to deal with that \problem\ all the time.

  • Gregg says:

    Thanks for the catch, guys. The head tube angle is 69 degree and the seat tube angle is 76 degrees.

    I have corrected the text above.

  • leel says:

    I suppose those two glaring errors in the review may give some colour as to the reviewer’s experience & expertise – or lack thereof

  • Adam says:

    OMG. I might have written this shoddy of a review when I as just starting out but I’d probably do my research. Seat tube angle, head tube angle, who cares, use common sense. But complaining about mounting the rear wheel? As if its the manufacturer’s fault. Unless your talking some crazy MalWart bike, its totally rider error. By the way, Rocky is no cheapo brand; they make damn fine bikes.
    And the worst part of the review s that the “pro” let his rear Derailleur fall off?!?
    Jesus, what an idiot. I wouldn’t ave told anyone if I had done that.

  • Ecogeek says:

    If you can’t fit a rear wheel and never built a bike what the … are you reviewing anything for? If fitting the wheel w tire inflated is *really* an issue for you, then take the air out!
    NB If you have to fix a flat the air will be out already and removing will be easy! Just put it back in the drops before inflation.
    RM are one of the best. To dis cos you know nothing is a disgrace to MTBR.

  • Ecogeek says:

    Loud noise? Cos you didn’t torque. Embarassing that 1 it happened. 2 You mentioned it. And 3 it counts against the bike.
    This is one of the worst reviews I have ever read. The only info you can be sure of from reading it is that the reviewer does not know what they are talking about and so your time has been wasted.

  • mark merano says:

    Isn’t this supposed to be a “pro review”?

  • droopy says:

    pictures don’t match provided specs, what gives?

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