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

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.

Davide’s bike from the side.



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

The rear chainstays follow the 4 bar link design with the 1×11 system buried behind.
Maxxis Minions front and rear.
The Fox Float CTD with lockout control.
The Next SL chainset is one of the lightest on the market, with RaceFace direct Mount chain rings.
Davide uses a Marsh guard.
Industry Nine wheels and hubs with Hope Discs.
Race Face grips and Hope brake levers with the SRAM 1 X 11 Shifter.
Turbine Stem and Race Face Next Carbon Handle Bar with cables kept in order.
Seat Post and lockout controls keep this side of the bars busy.
SDG saddle on a Thompson seat post.
This is the stealth version of the Thompson seat post, with internal to head-tube cable routing.
The Formula 35 fork has a completely custom tune and is also colour matched to the frame.
The shock has chips which can be adjusted to vary frame geometry.
Davide uses a 60mm stem, so despite the small frame size the front centre is long.
With some riding time on the bike Davide managed to show us some of the characteristics the se-tup gave.
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.
Drops are eaten up with ease by a plush suspension.
Lockout control means flat pedal sections are rapid.
With a light weight set-up the bike is easy to pick up off the ground.
Despite braking and cornering forces being high, the fork stands up in it’s travel and maintains composure and stiffness.
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