A lightweight full suspension XC bike, the Element was in a class of its own when Rocky Mountain introduced it in 1996. 17 years later, the Element stays true to its racing heritage. Whether you’re lining up at a start gate or heading out the door for an after work hammerfest, the Element’s unmatched ride quality, point-and-shoot stiffness, and traction-tuned suspension will have you waiting for your buddies at the top. The 2013 Element is the fastest, best handling full-suspension XC race bike Rocky Mountain Bicycles has ever made.
- RTC™ DESIGN: Every riding style demands a different set of design principles.
SMOOTHLINK™ SUSPENSION: SMOOTHLINK™ suspension reduces both pedal-bob and bottom-outs while allowing Rocky Mountain to fine tune for a wide range of intended uses.
ABC™ PIVOTS: ABC™ Pivots are lighter, stiffer, and require less maintenance than conventional bearing pivots.
FORM™ ALLOY: Not all aluminum tubing is created equal. FORM™ provides the superior ride quality Rocky Mountain is known for.
FRAME 7005 Series Custom Hydroformed Alloy. ABC™ Pivots. Tapered Head Tube.
Press Fit BB.
FORK RockShox Recon Gold TK Solo Air FRONT TRAVEL 120mm. Turnkey Lockout / Rebound / Tapered Alloy Steerer SHOCK RockShox Monarch RL Custom Valved REAR TRAVEL SmoothLink™ Design 120mm. Rebound / Lockout STEM Race Face 6° x 70-90mm HANDLEBAR Race Face 3/4 Rise Ø31.8mm x 710mm x 5° Sweep BRAKES Avid Elixir 3 Hydraulic Disc 180/160mm SHIFTERS Shimano Deore Rapid Fire 3x10spd FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano SLX E Mount 10spd REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano XT 10spd CRANKS & CHAINRINGS Shimano M552 170-175mm 42/32/24T 10spd CASSETTE Shimano HG62 11-36T 10spd FRONT HUB Shimano HB-M595 Centerlock REAR HUB Shimano FH-M595 Centerlock RIMS Wheeltech Inferno 23 by SunRINGLÉ TIRES Continental X King 26" x 2.2" SEATPOST Race Face 30.9mm x 375mm SADDLE Rocky Mountain XC
Size XS SM MD LG XL TTH. Top Tube Length - HORZ (mm) 540 565 585 605 630 HTA. Head Tube Angle (deg) 69.5° 69.5° 69.5° 69.5° 69.5° HTL. Head Tube length (mm) 125 125 135 150 160 STA. Seat Tube Angle - Effective (deg) 73.5° 73.5° 73.5° 73.5° 73.5° STL. Seat Tube length (mm) 381 419 457 483 521 CSL. Chainstay Length (mm) 425 425 425 425 425 BBD. Bottom bracket drop/rise (mm) 13,5 13,5 13,5 13,5 13,5 SH. Standover Height (mm) 736 736 736 736 736 WB. Wheelbase (mm) 1043 1069 1089 1110 1136
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