I'm not sure about comparisons of similar spec from Norco, Spec, or Trek for example, but last years C50/C70 went for $5600/$7400 with perhaps a somewhat lower spec. An $1100 jump to the 2020 C70 is significant. I have a 2017 Devinci Troy carbon with X01 with high end alloy RF Turbine wheels that retailed for $7600. The same 2020 Troy with full XT and RF Vault/ARC rims runs $7500. This spec is almost identical to the 2020 C70 with a higher end wheelset coming in at $1000 cheaper. I love the new Altitudes, but its seems Rocky is pricing at a premium, or perhaps Devinci is positioned as a value brand. If I credit the brand cachet of Rocky I still would like to have seen a higher end alloy wheelset for the $8500 price.
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I have the Macride and the benefits are no frame contact, and single hex bolt to attached to the steer tube adapter spacer. Rear bolt is attached to your dropper collar with a thumb wheel. It takes about 30 seconds on/off so is fine for use on your daily driver mountain bike without being a pain. Seat is more like a saddle, sticky rubber with a deep pocket which I think is good for keeping the kids low and in one place.
Looking at the shotgun install video it looks like 6 or so bolts to tighten/loosen to get it on/off so that is not ideal. Agree the handlebar add-on would be useful to keep the child's center of gravity higher and back because they tend to pitch forward on small trail nose-downs (so you have to be extra careful).
Size wise I think at age 4 kids are getting pretty crammed in there with either one of these. Think kids helmet bumping into your chin and maxing out the leg extensions. Macride was designed by a BC couple one of whom is an engineer that used to work for Race-face. Good local connection there. When I ordered mine one of the owners hand delivered it to my house in Vancouver so hard to argue with the customer service.
Does anyone know who is stocking the 2.0 in Vancouver, presumably MEC, maybe DB? Any availability date? Like the look of the 2.0
A lot has been said about the helmet not meeting the standard for downhill use. It would be helpful to know from Bell exactly what downhill certification test this helmet fails. Bell has produced a nice video showing heavy weights impacting the chin guard, but importantly they don't show the helmet failing at least some aspect of the downhill test. Perhaps seeing that failure would allow people do decide for themselves if the level of impact protection is adequate.
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