Rocky Mountain Altitude 90 RSL XC Full Suspension

4/5 (1 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Frame RMB FORM Carbon, carbon seatstay, alu chainstay
  • Fork FOX 32 Float RLC
  • Front Travel 140mm, Lockout / compression 15mm axle
  • Rear Shock FOX Float RP23 Custom Valved
  • Rear Travel 140mm
  • Head Set FSA Orbit CS
  • Stem Race Face Deus SL XC Ti Bolts 31.8 x 6° 70-90-100mm
  • Handlebar Race Face Next XC carbon Low Riser 31.8mm 660mm
  • Brakes Formula R1 hydraulic disc
  • Brake Levers Formula R1
  • Shifters Shimano XTR Rapid Fire 9spd
  • Gearing (FR) Shimano XT Direct Mount
  • Gearing (RR) Shimano XTR LP
  • Cranks & Chainrings Race Face Next X-Type 170-175mm 44/32/22T
  • Bottom Bracket Race Face Next X-Type
  • Pedals Crank Brothers Candy
  • Hubs (FR) Mavic Crossmax SLR disc 15mm axle
  • Hubs (RR) Mavic Crossmax SLR disc
  • Cassette Shimano XT-9 11-34T
  • Chain Shimano XTR
  • Spokes Mavic Crossmax SLR
  • Rims Mavic Crossmax SLR
  • Tires (RR/FR) Hutchinson Python 26
  • Seat Post Race Face Next XC SL 30.9mm
  • Saddle fi'zi:k Gobi

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    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Maxlude

    Date Reviewed: January 26, 2014

    Strengths:    Superb standard component build, lightish, stiff, looks great

    Weaknesses:    Cracked the frame on the seat tube near the chainstay pivot

    Bottom Line:   
    Bought new in 2009 as needed a new bike and the spec on this looked amazing.
    After 4years and around 2k + (estimated) miles of pretty easy XC riding I found a crack in the frame on the seatstay that seemed to originate from the chainstay pivot. I am 75kgs with kit.
    I have been riding it harder and faster recently due to increased fitness and a nice summer, but not jumping or drop-offs.
    Rocky Mountain (through the dealer that I bought it from) took the frame back and sent a brand new frame inc rear shock. All I had to do is take some pics and strip the frame and send back in a supplied box. I had the new frame back with me and rebuilt with all the original components within 4weeks of creating the warranty claim with the supplying dealer. Can't fault that service.
    I must stress that this is the ONLY issue I've had in 4years with anything on the bike apart from standard maintenance.
    I have really enjoyed riding this bike, especially with the high end components that work really nice.
    I've now found that the Race Face Next SL carbon pedals have a problem where the alu pedal thread inserts are loose, making the pedals wobbly but that's not RMBs fault.
    Maybe 2009 was still too early for best practice carbon manufacturing techniques for bicycles and components? I will be reverting to Alu for the replacement crankset.

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