the real question is: how often do you think you will be riding over the high elevation passes?
Denver is at 5000'. What is the elevation where you are going to live.
They dont put the passes over the peaks, they put them as low as possible.
look at a map with elevations and scope out where you think you will be riding the most. The Rockies are VAST, any rides up through the passes and you are looking at hundreds of miles.
If you landed a job at the gift shop on the summit of Pikes Peak, that is another story.
Last edited by KCW; 09-03-2017 at 06:28 PM.