I was going to get a frame only, but apparently RM is a dentist brand now, $3700 for a frame only? At least with other dentist brands you can still sell them for a decent price, my brother bought his 2018 Altitude frame used for $1200.it's also now a seven thousand dollar opening price point for carbon in Canada. Gee wiz!
Hey there, from having a couple weeks on the medium now, and being a hair over 5'8", I'd say go large. At 5'10" the medium would probably be a tad small. If anything, consider a shorter stem for that large.I will put my name down on an Alloy 70. I thought the color would be different, but the spec looks dialed. The only thing I am stuck on is sizing.
I am 5'10" with a 32" inseam, and I am concerned that the Medium is too small, but the Large will be too big. I used to ride large bikes before the geometry revolution, and my past three bikes have been mediums. My BC edition is a medium and it is a tad bit short in reach. The new bike claims to have about a 25mm longer reach, which would be good (except the stem is about 5mm shorter), so I worry that it will actually be a smaller bike.
I just want to make sure I understand what "reach" means on a geo chart before getting another bike that's too small.
Thank you for your advice!Hey there, from having a couple weeks on the medium now, and being a hair over 5'8", I'd say go large. At 5'10" the medium would probably be a tad small. If anything, consider a shorter stem for that large.
Hey Jeff.....been a longtime ibis rider and was looking for something new to move from my HD4. While the Ripmo is an obvious choice, something a bit more burly has my interest. Was leaning towards a megatower or slash, slayer. Now this Altitude may be the ticket. Giving me some of that all day pedaling, with more aggressive DH than the HD4?Hey guys, I was stoked to stumble across this thread last night while I was posting my write up about this bike. This article should answer a bunch of questions folks might have about this bike, it's got a lot more actual info than my video: https://jeffkendallweed.com/a-lifelong-bike-dream-came-true-thanks-to-a-great-sponsor/
The video is much more of a vlog than any kind of review or anything, but maybe you'll enjoy it as well!
FWIW, Im 5'8" and am riding a size medium. It's a great fit, and the bike handles tight and awkward backcountry trails very well. I have limited bike park experience with it, but it seems to be quite capable there as well. I'd love to try a Slayer and see how the two differ- though I can say the Altitude feels pretty similar to my Ripmos in overall trail mannerisms. Just a little steeper seat angle feel.
What trim level did you go with?I get my new one on Tuesday.
Well, I couldn’t get a frame only until next fall (seriously), so I went with a C70. But I am stripping it of everything but the X2. Then it gets a Fox 38, full XTR drivetrain and brakes, with dt240’s on carbon hoops. Also a 175 carbon dropper, carbon bars, dissector DD and the Assegai up front. Should be pretty badass.What trim level did you go with?