Added reply in a thread Darryn Durham is a bad dude! (Alta at Slamfest) 9/11/2017 6:09 PM

Glad you were able to ride it! Yeah, I love the idea of getting MX and SM tracks into the cities. The opportunity to be able to put in laps before or after work would be epic, and could bring a lot more people into (or back into) the sport, especially ... more »

Added reply in a thread Darryn Durham is a bad dude! (Alta at Slamfest) 9/11/2017 6:06 PM

Haven't seen the FIM thread. Point me to it. I don't have much time to join in, but I enjoy it when I'm able to... Our FB feed is the best place to get the latest, although we do post most of the bigger pieces of coverage to our homepage.

Added reply in a thread Darryn Durham is a bad dude! (Alta at Slamfest) 9/11/2017 12:51 PM

I couldn't make it to this one but from what my team told me, Darryn was the only rider to attempt that quad, including all of the folks on 450s. Just not a lot of room to brake before the turn when coming in that hot and with a hop off the landing. ... more »

Added reply in a thread My 2017 Alta Redshift MX... 6/12/2017 1:41 PM

Sorry, you're right. It IS the 18mm/22mm that I had thought at first. Got our wires crossed trying to get the info with folks scattered over the weekend. Confirming that it's 18mm / 22mm. The stock setting is 22mm, so you can add trail by flipping the ... more »

Added reply in a thread Alta Motors CEO Q&A - Marc Fenigstein 6/12/2017 9:52 AM

Hi all, Getting a bit buried with work, and the folks at Vital are trying to set up a formal front page AMA sometime soon, so I'm going to bow out of this thread for a bit. I'll try to post up answers to the questions posted above that I haven't gotten ... more »

Added reply in a thread My 2017 Alta Redshift MX... 6/10/2017 7:57 PM

Just got the (edited and re-corrected) correct info... It's 18mm/22mm, with it set at 22mm off the production line.

Added reply in a thread Alta Motors CEO Q&A - Marc Fenigstein 6/10/2017 3:46 PM

Jetskis are kind of like snowmobiles in that I'd love for them to be electric, but I can't see how the numbers will work out in the near term. It just takes so much constant power (i.e. energy) vs the weight of the vehicle to keep them up on plane. You

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Added reply in a thread Alta Motors CEO Q&A - Marc Fenigstein 6/10/2017 3:41 PM

Well, I can't share everything since our battery tech and the thinking approach that went into it are some of the most valuable secrets we have. What I can say is... We run an 18650-based architecture, and have dramatically advanced the state-of-the-art ... more »

Added reply in a thread Alta Motors CEO Q&A - Marc Fenigstein 6/10/2017 3:33 PM

We're working with a company call Logos Technologies that has a long history of developing lightweight hybrids (soft wing drones for example) for military applications. They're essentially building a gen-set onto the Redshift platform. This will allow ... more »

Added reply in a thread Alta Motors CEO Q&A - Marc Fenigstein 6/10/2017 3:27 PM

Glad to do it, and thanks for the kind words. I trust the board to keep me honest if I ever do get spammy. Derek and Jeff, my cofounders, were kicking around ideas and had started working through architectures and technologies in CAD before I met them. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Alta Motors CEO Q&A - Marc Fenigstein 6/10/2017 1:02 PM

BREAKFAST!

Added reply in a thread Alta Motors CEO Q&A - Marc Fenigstein 6/10/2017 12:59 PM

Once... I was in the air force, stationed in Drambuie, off the Barbary Coast. I used to hang out at the Magumba Bar. It was a rough place. The seediest dive on the wharf, populated with every reject and cut-throat from Bombay to Calcutta. It was worse ... more »

Added reply in a thread Alta Motors CEO Q&A - Marc Fenigstein 6/10/2017 12:54 PM

I don't but considering the latest news was on the publishing of a paper showing it's theoretical potential, I think it's at least 5 years and probably more like 10 years based on cycles of previous innovations, and that's assuming it actually proves ... more »

Added reply in a thread Alta Motors CEO Q&A - Marc Fenigstein 6/10/2017 12:39 PM

BW, I'm happy to do an official one of these as well. this is way more fun that the stuff I'm supposed to be doing... I'll follow up with you by email.

Added reply in a thread Alta Motors CEO Q&A - Marc Fenigstein 6/10/2017 12:37 PM

We've thought about it, but like I wrote earlier, the bike actually rides so light as is I don't know that there would be much demand for that once folks have had a chance to experience it. I know they'll appreciate the range of the standard pack over ... more »

Added reply in a thread Alta Motors CEO Q&A - Marc Fenigstein 6/10/2017 12:34 PM

I don't know about BYOB, but we are working on a suite of aftermarket parts and options. Left hand brake is front and center, and I'm actually running the second generation of prototypes on my personal ride right now. If anyone meets me out at the trails ... more »

Added reply in a thread Alta Motors CEO Q&A - Marc Fenigstein 6/10/2017 12:26 PM

Yes, please! The team is growing and we want awesome people. Our current openings (ha) are listed here: https://www.altamotors.co/careers If nothing up there looks right but you think you're a good fit and have something special to bring to the team, ... more »

Added reply in a thread Alta Motors CEO Q&A - Marc Fenigstein 6/10/2017 12:23 PM

We thought it looked pretty good and so did the guys at Seven.

Added reply in a thread Alta Motors CEO Q&A - Marc Fenigstein 6/10/2017 12:21 PM

1) It is possible and we're trying really hard to make it happen. The first step is just to make sure the racing is fair and exciting, and it IS a little more complicated than the move from 2T to 4 - and even that wasn't exactly smooth. Whereas those ... more »

Added reply in a thread Alta Motors CEO Q&A - Marc Fenigstein 6/10/2017 12:14 PM

We would love to. This is one of the things that makes us the most hopeful and excited about the emergence of electric. We've been dreaming about urban and suburban MX and SM parks from the beginning. Here in the SF Bay, the closest riding areas are ... more »