Bike Check: Vaea Verbeeck’s Rocky Mountain Altitude at Crankworx BC 2021
Her bike of choice for hard-packed, fast tracks where she doesn’t need a full downhill bike is her Rocky Mountain Altitude, which sports a 170mm fork paired with a 160mm of rear travel. The bike is set up with Shimano XTR everything, a Deity cockpit and saddle, Industry Nine wheels, and Fox suspension and dropper post.
While the Altitude undoubtedly slots into the enduro race bike category, it gives riders enough options to make it what they will, with a chainstay adjustment flip chip and Rocky’s Ride-9 geometry adjustment system that offers, yes, nine options. Vaea runs her bike slack and short, and with 27.5″ wheels prioritizes maneuverability just as much as speed. Let’s take a look at her setup.
It’s full XTR for Vaea with a 32t chainring up front and a 10-51t cassette out back. The rear flip chip is set to the short position, giving her 428 mm of chainstay to keep things fun.
Her XTR stoppers have 180mm rotors and are set up at a moderate lever angle.
Deity takes care of most of the rider-to-bike contact points with the exception of the pedals – Vaea prefers to be clipped in and runs Crankbrothers Mallets.
With the racing wrapped up in Sun Peaks and Kicking Horse, there’s just one stop left but plenty of riding still on the docket. With her bike dialed and some great results already under her belt, we look forward to seeing what else Vaea can do. https://www.pinkbike.com/news/bike-check-vaea-verbeecks-rocky-mountain-altitude-at-crankworx-bc.html?trk=rss