Rocky Mountain Bicycles has been at the heart of the Canadian mountain bike scene since 1981. With technical terrain right on their doorstep they should have no reason not to dish up a truly capable trail bike. We take a look at the Altitude Carbon 50.
Back in the heady days of ‘Freeride’, high bottom brackets and triple chainsets, Rocky Mountain was a brand name that sat alongside Kona and Cove as mainstays of the hardcore Canadian riding scene. With Vancouver’s North Shore terrain as their testing grounds, and Wade Simmons, Richie Schley and Brett Tippie riding as the ‘Fro-riders’, Rocky Mountain soon developed a cult following. In the now increasingly competitive and almost over-hyped world of enduro racing, does this revamped 2018 version of their 150/160mm travel Altitude cut it when put up against favourites such as the Transition Patrol, Evil Insurgent and Trek Remedy or indeed any of our favourite enduro bikes from 2017?