Altitude

Altitude Carbon 50

Quick Specs
  • Designed For Enduro / All Mountain
  • F. Travel 160 MM
  • R. Travel 150 MM
  • Wheel Size 27.5" Wide Trail
  • MSRP $4,599 USD

Taking the trail to new heights. Often imitated but never surpassed, the Altitude pushes the envelope of what a modern trail bike is capable of.

The Altitude is our highly capable, fun, do-it-all trail bike. It’s the perfect blend of pedalling efficiency, small-bump sensitivity, and has the ability to charge hard! The Altitude is easy to get along with, tackles whatever you throw at it, and helps boost confidence when looking to navigate a technical section of trail. Available in both carbon and alloy models, the frame integrates next-generation features like Fox Live and Shimano Di2 compatibility while giving the rider the opportunity to tailor the bike to their riding style and terrain using our RIDE-9 adjustment system. 

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Specifications: Altitude Carbon 50

    • Frame FORM Alloy. Full Sealed Cartridge Bearings. Press Fit BB. Internal Cable Routing. 2-Bolt ISCG05 Tabs. RIDE-9 Adjustable Geometry + Suspension Rate
    • Sizes XS - S - M - L - XL
    • Fork RockShox Yari RC 160mm 37mm Offset
    • Front Travel 160mm
    • Shock RockShox Deluxe Select+ RT
    • Rear Travel 150mm
    • Headset FSA Orbit NO.57E
    • Stem Rocky Mountain 35 AM
    • Handlebar Rocky Mountain AM 780mm
    • Grips Rocky Mountain Lock On XC
    • Brakes Shimano MT420 4 Piston / Shimano RT64 180mm / Shimano RT64 180mm
    • Brake Levers Shimano MT420 4 Piston
    • Shifters Sram SX Eagle
    • Rear Derailleur Sram SX Eagle
    • Cranks & Chainrings Sram SX Eagle 34T
    • Bottom Bracket Sram BB92 DUB
    • Cassette Sram PG-1210 11-50T
    • Chain Sram SX Eagle
    • Front Hub Shimano MT400 Boost 15mm
    • Rear Hub Shimano MT400 Boost 148mm
    • Spokes 2.0 Stainless
    • Rims WTB ST Light i30 TCS 2.0 Tubeless
    • Tires Maxxis Minion DHF WT EXO Tubeless Ready 27.5 x 2.5 / Maxxis Aggressor WT EXO Tubeless Ready 27.5 x 2.5
    • Seatpost Rocky Mountain Toonie Drop 30.9mm
    • Saddle WTB Volt Race 142
    • Weight 14.51 KG / 32 LBS
    • Frame FORM Alloy. Full Sealed Cartridge Bearings. Press Fit BB. Internal Cable Routing. 2-Bolt ISCG05 Tabs. RIDE-9 Adjustable Geometry + Suspension Rate
    • Sizes XS - S - M - L - XL
    • Fork RockShox Lyrik Select RC 160mm 37mm Offset
    • Front Travel 160mm
    • Shock RockShox Super Deluxe Select+
    • Rear Travel 150mm
    • Headset FSA Orbit NO.57E
    • Stem Rocky Mountain 35 AM
    • Handlebar Rocky Mountain AM 780mm
    • Grips Rocky Mountain Lock On XC
    • Brakes Shimano SLX Trail 4 Piston / Shimano RT66 180mm / Shimano RT66 180mm
    • Brake Levers Shimano SLX Trail 4 Piston
    • Shifters Shimano SLX
    • Rear Derailleur Shimano XT
    • Cranks & Chainrings Race Face Aeffect Cinch 34T Steel
    • Bottom Bracket Shimano SM-BBMT500
    • Cassette Shimano SLX 10-51T
    • Chain Shimano HG7100
    • Front Hub Rocky Mountain Sealed Boost 15mm Torque Cap
    • Rear Hub DT Swiss 370 Boost 148mm
    • Spokes DT Swiss Competition 2.0/1.8/2.0
    • Rims WTB ST Light i30 TCS 2.0 Tubeless
    • Tires Maxxis Minion DHF WT EXO Tubeless Ready 27.5 x 2.5 / Maxxis Aggressor WT EXO Tubeless Ready 27.5 x 2.5
    • Seatpost Race Face Aeffect R Dropper 30.9mm
    • Saddle WTB Volt Race 142
    • Weight 14.17 KG / 31.2 LBS
    • Frame SMOOTHWALL Carbon. Full Sealed Cartridge Bearings. Press Fit BB. Internal Cable Routing. 2-Bolt ISCG05 Tabs. RIDE-9 Adjustable Geometry + Suspension Rate
    • Sizes XS - S - M - L - XL
    • Fork RockShox Lyrik Select RC 160mm 37mm Offset
    • Front Travel 160mm
    • Shock RockShox Super Deluxe Select+
    • Rear Travel 150mm
    • Headset FSA Orbit NO.57E
    • Stem Rocky Mountain 35 AM
    • Handlebar Rocky Mountain AM 780mm
    • Grips Rocky Mountain Lock On XC
    • Brakes Shimano SLX Trail 4 Piston / Shimano RT66 180mm / Shimano RT66 180mm
    • Brake Levers Shimano SLX Trail 4 Piston
    • Shifters Shimano SLX
    • Rear Derailleur Shimano XT
    • Cranks & Chainrings Race Face Aeffect Cinch 34T Steel
    • Bottom Bracket Shimano SM-BBMT500
    • Cassette Shimano SLX 10-51T
    • Chain Shimano HG7100
    • Front Hub Rocky Mountain Sealed Boost 15mm Torque Cap
    • Rear Hub DT Swiss 370 Boost 148mm
    • Spokes DT Swiss Competition 2.0/1.8/2.0
    • Rims WTB ST Light i30 TCS 2.0 Tubeless
    • Tires Maxxis Minion DHF WT EXO Tubeless Ready 27.5 x 2.5 / Maxxis Aggressor WT EXO Tubeless Ready 27.5 x 2.5
    • Seatpost Race Face Aeffect R Dropper 30.9mm
    • Saddle WTB Volt Race 142
    • Weight 13.93 KG / 30.7 LBS
    • Frame SMOOTHWALL Carbon. Full Sealed Cartridge Bearings. Press Fit BB. Internal Cable Routing. 2-Bolt ISCG05 Tabs. RIDE-9 Adjustable Geometry + Suspension Rate
    • Sizes XS - S - M - L - XL
    • Front Travel 160mm
    • Shock Fox Float DPX2 Factory
    • Rear Travel 150mm
    • Brakes 0 / 0 / 0
    • Tires 0 / 0
    • Saddle 2.74 KG / 6.04 LBS
    • Weight 2.74 KG / 6.04 LBS
    • Frame SMOOTHWALL Carbon. Full Sealed Cartridge Bearings. Press Fit BB. Internal Cable Routing. 2-Bolt ISCG05 Tabs. RIDE-9 Adjustable Geometry + Suspension Rate
    • Sizes XS - S - M - L - XL
    • Fork Fox 36 Float EVOL GRIP2 Performance Elite 160mm 37mm Offset
    • Front Travel 160mm
    • Shock Fox Float DPX2 Performance
    • Rear Travel 150mm
    • Headset FSA Orbit NO.57E
    • Stem Rocky Mountain 35 AM
    • Handlebar Race Face Turbine R 780mm
    • Grips Rocky Mountain Lock On XC
    • Brakes Shimano XT Trail 4 Piston / Shimano RT66 180mm / Shimano RT66 180mm
    • Brake Levers Shimano XT Trail 4 Piston
    • Shifters Shimano XT
    • Rear Derailleur Shimano XT
    • Cranks & Chainrings Race Face Turbine Cinch 34T
    • Bottom Bracket Race Face BB92 30mm
    • Cassette Shimano XT 10-51T
    • Chain Shimano HG8100
    • Front Hub Rocky Mountain Sealed Boost 15mm
    • Rear Hub DT Swiss 370 Boost 148mm
    • Spokes DT Swiss Competition 2.0/1.8/2.0
    • Rims Race Face ARC 30
    • Tires Maxxis Minion DHF WT Maxx Terra 3C Tubeless Ready 27.5 x 2.5 / Maxxis Aggressor WT EXO Tubeless Ready 27.5 x 2.5
    • Seatpost OneUp Dropper Post 30.9mm
    • Saddle WTB Volt Race 142
    • Weight 13.66 KG / 30.1 LBS
    • Frame SMOOTHWALL Carbon. Full Sealed Cartridge Bearings. Press Fit BB. Internal Cable Routing. 2-Bolt ISCG05 Tabs. RIDE-9 Adjustable Geometry + Suspension Rate
    • Sizes XS - S - M - L - XL
    • Fork Fox 36 Float EVOL GRIP2 Factory 160mm 37mm Offset
    • Front Travel 160mm
    • Shock Fox Float DPX2 Factory
    • Rear Travel 150mm
    • Headset FSA Orbit NO.57E
    • Stem Rocky Mountain 35 CNC
    • Handlebar Race Face Next R 780mm
    • Grips Rocky Mountain Lock On XC
    • Brakes Shimano XTR Trail 4 Piston / Shimano RT86 180mm / Shimano RT86 180mm
    • Brake Levers Shimano XTR Trail 4 Piston
    • Shifters Shimano XTR
    • Rear Derailleur Shimano XTR
    • Cranks & Chainrings Race Face Next R Cinch 34T
    • Bottom Bracket Race Face BB92 30mm
    • Cassette Shimano XTR 12s 10-51T
    • Chain Shimano XTR 12s
    • Front Hub Rocky Mountain Sealed Boost 15mm
    • Rear Hub DT Swiss 350 Boost 148mm
    • Spokes DT Swiss Competition 2.0/1.8/2.0
    • Rims Race Face ARC 30
    • Tires Maxxis Minion DHF WT Maxx Terra 3C Tubeless Ready 27.5 x 2.5 / Maxxis Aggressor WT EXO Tubeless Ready 27.5 x 2.5
    • Seatpost Race Face Turbine R (by Fox) Dropper 30.9mm
    • Saddle WTB Volt Race 142
    • Weight 13.25 KG / 29.2 LBS

We make every effort to ensure accuracy, but reserve the right to update specifications & prices without notification

Technologies: Altitude Carbon 50

    • Size Specific tune

      Suspension

      Size Specific Tune ensures that riders of all sizes get the right balance of small-bump compliance, mid-stroke support, and end-stroke progressiveness. Our design team does custom shock tunes based on real world field testing, and adjusts each tune for specific frame sizes.

    • FORM™ alloy

      Frame Construction

      FORM™ tubesets utilize premium materials to meet our strict requirements. Each FORM™ tube that we create is engineered for its specific purpose within the frame, ensuring optimized strength, weight, and ride quality.

    • The RIDE-9 adjustment system allows riders to quickly fine-tune their geometry and suspension with a pair of Allen keys. Nine configurations are possible thanks to two interlocking chips.

      Adjust your RIDE-9 position for geometry before considering suspension effects, or variables like air pressure and shock compression. Make gradual, incremental changes, take notes, and be methodical. Don’t adjust in a hurry before a big ride. Take your time and enjoy the process. 

    • Smoothlink suspension is efficient yet supple when you’re on the pedals and across a wide range of gears. It features a controlled end-stroke and a rate-curve that feels more capable than the travel would suggest. This four-bar suspension design philosophy is centred on ride characteristics; each bike platform we develop balances variables like anti-squat, axle path, chain growth, rate curve, anti-rise, etc. to achieve the legendary Rocky Mountain ride feel.

    • Smoothwall carbon

      Frame Construction

      Smoothwall carbon uses one of the world’s most sophisticated carbon processes to deliver industry leading stiffness-to-weight, ride quality, and durability. We eliminate excess resin and fibers by using rigid internal molds instead of traditional air bladders. We then utilize different types of carbon in specific frame areas to maximize stiffness and impact resistance while minimizing overall weight.

We make every effort to ensure accuracy, but reserve the right to update specifications & prices without notification.

FAQs: Altitude Carbon 50

    • What is the longest travel dropper post that can be installed on the Altitude?

      The dropper post length is dependent on a couple of factors; the first being your saddle height and the second being the maximum seatpost insertion depth which you’ll find listed below. Using the values below and the charts supplied by the dropper post-manufacturer you will be able to figure out which dropper post length is best for you.

      Altitude carbon:

      Size XS = 200mm

      Size S = 225mm

      Size M = 225mm

      Size L = 245mm

      Size XL = 245mm

      Altitude alloy:

      Size XS = 170mm

      Size S = 200mm

      Size M = 250mm

      Size L = 250mm

      Size XL = 250mm

    • What is the recommended sag setting on the Altitude?

      We recommend running 25-30% sag on the Altitude.

    • What size of seat post does the Altitude need?

      The Altitude needs a 30.9mm seat post.

    • What size seat post collar does the Altitude need?

      The Altitude needs a 34.9mm seat post collar.

    • Is the Altitude compatible with a front derailleur?

      The Altitude is not compatible with a front derailleur.

    • What shock size and hardware do I need?

      The Altitude uses a 210 mm x 55 mm rear shock.

      The forward shock hardware is a 25mm x 8mm ID pin and reducers, and the rear shock mount uses our bearing eyelet hardware. The bearing eyelet hardware can be purchased from your local Rocky Mountain dealer or from our online store using the part number: 1818003RMB

    • Does the Altitude have ISCG mounts?

      The Altitude has the 2 lower ISCG05 tabs

    • What is the maximum chainring size that I can put on the Altitude?

      The maximum chainring size that’s compatible is a 36t. The maximum oval chainring size that’s compatible is a 34t. One thing to consider is that the Spirit Guide will not be as effective when an oval chainring is installed.

    • What brake mounts are on the Altitude, and what is the maximum brake size?

      The Altitude has 180mm post-mount brake mounts. It will fit up to a 200mm rotor with an adapter.

    • What type of headset is compatible with the Altitude?

      The Altitude uses a Zero Stack/Integrated ZS44|ZS56.

    • What is the size of the rear axle on the Altitude?

      The Altitude uses a 12mm x 173mm with a 1.5 thread pitch, replacement rear axles can be purchased from our online store or your local Rocky Mountain dealer using the part number: 3227009

    • What is the bottom bracket size on the Altitude?

      The Altitude needs a Press Fit BB92 bottom bracket, meaning that it's 92mm wide with a 41mm diameter shell. PF30 BB's are not compatible.

    • What cranksets are compatible with the Altitude and what is the chain line?

      The spindle lengths needed for the Altitude are the Race Face RF134, SRAM Boost, or the Shimano Boost. The Altitude has a 51mm (Raceface), 52mm (SRAM Boost), 53.4mm (Shimano Boost) chain line. For cranksets from other manufacturers, we recommend reaching out to the manufacturer of the crankset directly for compatibility information.

    • What is the widest tire that will fit on the Altitude?

      The Altitude is designed to fit up to a 27.5" x 2.5" or 26" x 3.0" tires. Keep in mind, there can be differences in tire widths between different tire manufacturers even if they are listed as the same size on the sidewall. We recommend checking the clearance before riding to ensure that you will not damage your frame. We recommend 6 mm of clearance between the tires and any frame members.

    • What is the fork offset on the Altitude?

      The fork offset on the Altitude is 37mm.

    • Can I purchase touch-up paint for my Altitude?

      Yes, touch-up paint is available. Visit your local Rocky Mountain dealer and they will be able to order it for you.

    • What are the bolt torque specifications for my Altitude?

      The torque specifications for your bike can be found in the technical manual found below.

    • I’m looking at purchasing an Altitude. What size do I need?

      Here’s a link to our Sizing Chart, which can be used to get a general idea of how an Altitude will fit. The best way to be correctly sized for a bike is to visit your local Rocky Mountain dealer, but our online chart is a great place to start.

    • What is the widest tire that will fit on the Altitude?

      The Altitude is designed to fit up to a 26" x 3" or 27.5" x 2.5" tires. Keep in mind, there can be differences in tire widths between different tire manufacturers even if they are listed as the same size on the sidewall. We recommend checking the clearance before riding to ensure that you will not damage your frame. We recommend 6 mm of clearance between the tires and any frame members.

    • What is the fork offset on the Altitude?

      The fork offset on Altitude is 37mm.

    • How much fork travel is the Altitude designed to use? What is the recommended max fork length?

      The Altitude is designed to have 160mm of front suspension. The maximum recommended fork travel length is 160mm.

    • How do I change the RIDE-9 setting on the Altitude and what do they do?

      The RIDE-9 adjustment system will change the geometry and suspension characteristics of your bike. Here is a video on how to use the RIDE-9 adjustment system.

      Here’s a setup guide on how using the RIDE-9 adjustment system will affect geometry and suspension characteristics.

    • What derailleur hanger do I need?

      Hanger 15 (1099031) for SRAM and Non-Direct Mount Shimano

      Hanger 16 (1099041) for Shimano Direct Mount

    • Why is the standover height the same throughout all sizes?

      We measure standover height 200mm in front of the bottom bracket shell. On all sizes within a chosen platform, the top tubes are at an identical location despite the changing geometry values as you extend through the range.

    • Can I purchase touch-up paint?

      Yes, touch-up paint is available. Visit your local Rocky Mountain dealer and they will be able to order it for you.

    • Why is there a hole in the downtube underneath the bottle cage mount?

      The hole is there to mount a Fox Live battery to your frame.

    • How do I remove the bearings from my frame?

      You can remove the bearings from your frame using a blind hole bearing puller and a 10mm collet.

    • What is the tune on my rear shock?

      On Fox rear shocks, there’s a 4-digit Tune ID which can be entered on the website below to tell you the tune of your rear shock. RockShox rear shocks will be labelled with a decal on the outside of the rear shock.