A WHOLE NEW RIDE.
This is our 150mm travel, 27.5″-wheeled trail killer. We’ll cut to the chase and let you know that the 2013 Altitude is the most complete and best riding Trail bike on the market. It’s the total Trail bike package. But wait a second, what is this category the bike industry calls “Trail”? Didn’t it used to be just Cross-Country and Freeride? Isn’t most mountain biking done on trails? How is this a category?
Adding definition to its ambiguous name, Trail represents riders who value descending performance as much as climbing efficiency and light weight as much as durability. Trail bikes are for riders who want one bike that can do it all. Or, in other words, Trail bikes are for most of us. We want a bike that we don’t have to make excuses for on epic climbs, or when things get rowdy on the descents. This is 2013 Altitude.
The story of 2013 Altitude is not a new frame material, or wheel size, or adjustable geometry feature, or suspension configuration, or pivot system, or geometry, or carbon construction process that would enable us to make such bold claims about our new trail bike. It’s all of them combined in one total package. Every T was crossed and every I was dotted in the development of the 2013 Altitude and the result is an entirely new and complete ride.