[Bike Check] Davide Sottocornola’s Rocky Mountain Carbon Altitude

[Bike Check] Davide Sottocornola’s Rocky Mountain Carbon Altitude

19/12/2014
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19/12/2014

Davide Sottocornola one of the top Italian Enduro riders recently spent some time with us in Tuscany and showed us his latest bike set-up. Davide uses a carbon Rocky Mountain  Altitude with a completely custom build and features.

The emphasis is on light weight and pedal-ability with a good tune for rough descents. Davide uses the lock-out on the Fox Float X and says it is fundamental for variations in trail ups and downs. With the bike being a small size it weighs in at around 11.5 kilos without pedals.

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Davide’s bike from the side.

Specifications

Suspension: Smoothlink with Fox float X ride9 system.  Rocky Mountain adjustable suspension geometry.
Fork: Formula 35 cn Custom cartridge by CicoBikes
Axles and discs by @Corsaestrema
Brakes: Hope  4 piston callipers ( tech3 e4 )
Wheels: Industrynine
Tyres: Maxxis Minion dhf tr exo 3c front and rear.
Handle bar and Stem: Race Face next 35, 760 mm rise 10mm.
Saddle: SDG Fly, Thomson Elite stopper
Pedals: Time mx8
Chainset: Race Face Next sl 34-32 T, depending on trail conditions.
Gear System: sram xo1

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The rear chainstays follow the 4 bar link design with the 1×11 system buried behind.

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Maxxis Minions front and rear.

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The Fox Float CTD with lockout control.

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The Next SL chainset is one of the lightest on the market, with RaceFace direct Mount chain rings.

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Davide uses a Marsh guard.

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Industry Nine wheels and hubs with Hope Discs.

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Race Face grips and Hope brake levers with the SRAM 1 X 11 Shifter.

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Turbine Stem and Race Face Next Carbon Handle Bar with cables kept in order.

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Seat Post and lockout controls keep this side of the bars busy.

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SDG saddle on a Thompson seat post.

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This is the stealth version of the Thompson seat post, with internal to head-tube cable routing.

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The Formula 35 fork has a completely custom tune and is also colour matched to the frame.

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The shock has chips which can be adjusted to vary frame geometry.

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Davide uses a 60mm stem, so despite the small frame size the front centre is long.

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With some riding time on the bike Davide managed to show us some of the characteristics the se-tup gave.

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We managed to have a brief try of the set-up and discovered a very impressive lightweight bike. Ian Collins currently has one on test and will be reporting soon.

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Drops are eaten up with ease by a plush suspension.

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Lockout control means flat pedal sections are rapid.

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With a light weight set-up the bike is easy to pick up off the ground.

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Despite braking and cornering forces being high, the fork stands up in it’s travel and maintains composure and stiffness.