The 2009 edition of the Sea Otter Classic was the venue for Rocky Mountain's much anticipated unveiling of the 2010 Vertex 29 and Altitude 29.
Rocky Mountain’s extensive World Cup racing heritage is immediately apparent in our new Vertex 29 platform. Much of the R&D for our Vertex RSL also applied to the Vertex 29, resulting in a bike that handles like a race bike, but also showcases the best of the 29er experience.
Our new Altitude 29 puts a big wheel spin on our phenomenally successful Altitude platform. With our patented SmoothLink suspension and first of its kind StraightUp geometry, we have leapfrogged the competition and have set the standard for pedaling efficiency and suspension quality. Altitude 29 with its 120mm of rear wheel travel is about covering big distances efficiently while having enough suspension travel to soak up anything in its way.
Both bikes feature completely redesigned FORM tubesets, Shimano Direct Mount front derailleurs, and both represent the evolution of Rocky Mountain’s legendary ride quality.