Taking trail to new heights. Often imitated but never surpassed, the all-new Altitude pushes the envelope of what a modern trail bike is capable of.
For 2018 we've designed an all-new frame to increase stiffness, improve pedaling efficiency and small-bump sensitivity, and include a host of next-generation features. Now available in both carbon and alloy models, the Altitude allows for a wide range of RIDE-9™ adjustments to tackle any terrain—from technical BC loam, to clapped out EWS tracks, flowy New Zealand jumps, and Moab slickrock singletrack.
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..
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.
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.
SIZE SPECIFIC TUNE
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.
COMPLETE BIKES - LOCAL DELIVERY (SEATTLE)
You now have the option of home delivery on bikes from Northwest Bike if you live in the Puget Sound area. How does it work? It’s simple. Simply shop online through our web store and select local delivery at checkout. We offer Free Local Delivery on bikes $1500.00 and up. All bikes under $1500.00 will have a $25 delivery fee. NO CURRENT MODEL YEAR BIKE WILL BE SHIPPED OUTSIDE OF OUR LOCAL AREA (greater Seattle area).
DO YOU HAVE THE BIKE I WANT IN STOCK?
Our online catalog is comprised of both in stock models and special order models. In stock models will show their respected inventory levels and a delivery time of 1-3 days while special order bikes will show a delivery time of 3-6 business days. We strive to have this information updated regularly on our web store, however if you want to double check inventory before placing your order please contact us at 425.363.2100 and a member of our staff will confirm stock levels for you.
PARTS & ACCESSORIES
Northwest Bicycle emphasizes fast shipping, on every order, every time. On orders $49 and more, free shipping will be available upon checkout (some limitations apply). Most orders will be processed and shipped out within 2-3 business days. As long as all billing, shipping, and payment information is processed correctly, Northwest will keep this 2-3 business day guarantee.
Depending on your selected shipping option, all orders will be shipped out accordingly so your order is received on-time. After your order has been shipped you will receive a confirmation email with the tracking number attached. If your order is over $49 and you have selected free shipping, all orders will be sent out USPS or UPS ground depending on shipment size. Please allow for 1-5 business days after the initial 24hr processing time for your order to be delivered. Northwest is not responsible for shipping carrier delays such as mechanical failure, weather issues or incorrect shipping information.