It’s the lightest, most agile, and capable bike I have ever ridden. It’s been motivating me to go farther and faster on my favorite type of rugged backcountry rides that I used to leave my XC bike at home for. This is a new type of XC riding for me – and I’m loving it!
It is incredibly light and efficient but somehow rides like a trail bike, a combination that eliminates any weak points and allows to push on all sections of a race course. Outside of racing, I love the feeling of being way the hell out there! The Element is perfect for that, you can cover ground all day without holding anything back.
Since the 90s, the Element has gapped the pack in delivering a game-changing XC riding rig. That hasn’t changed.
The latest? Smart and intuitive RIDE-4 tuning that lets riders quickly fine-tune their geometry and suspension setup for the fastest possible trail solution. A more compliant frame setup than ever boosts comfort without sacrificing speed. Plenty of frame room for two bottles ensures you’ll be able to keep the pace hot all day long.
These figures are a rough guide only. Rider proportions, riding style, and personal preferences all factor in choosing the correct bike size. Rocky Mountain always recommends test riding and professional bike fitting at an authorized dealer. Learn more about size specific tune
The lower bottle mounts have two positions, giving you the option to mount the lower bottle closer or further from your hand depending on your chosen configuration.
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.
Smoothwall Carbon uses one of the world’s most sophisticated carbon processes to deliver industry leading stiffness-to-weight, ride quality, and durability.
FORM™ tubesets utilize premium materials to meet our strict requirements. Each FORM™ tube that we create is engineered for its specific purpose within the frame, ensuring optimized strength, weight, and ride quality.
FORM™ Alloy. Full Sealed Cartridge Bearings. Press Fit BB. Internal Cable Routing. RIDE-4™ Adjustable Geometry. 120mm Travel. FORM™ Alloy Rear Triangle
RockShox Judy Silver 130mm | 27.5 = 42mm Offset | 29 = 51mm Offset
RockShox Deluxe Select | Sealed Bearing Eyelet | 20x8mm F Hardware | All Sizes = 190x45mm |Size-Specific tune in FAQ
FSA Orbit NO.57B | 36°x45° Bearings | 30.2mm x 41mm x 7.1mm Upper | 40mm x 51.8mm x 7.5mm Lower | 1.5″ Crown Race
Rocky Mountain 31.8 XC | 5° Rise | All Sizes = 50m
Rocky Mountain AM | 780mm Width | 25mm Rise | 9° Backsweep | 5° Upsweep | 31.8 Clamp
Rocky Mountain Lock On Light
Tektro HD-M275 | Shimano Pad Compatible | F: Tektro 180mm | R: Tektro 180mm
Shimano Deore 11spd
Shimano Deore 11spd
Cranks & Chainring
Rocky Mountain Microdrive | 32T |Sram 76mm BCD | 24mm Spindle | Crank Length: XS = 165mm | SM – XL = 170mm
Rocky Mountain Sealed BB92 – Shimano Compatible
SunRace CSMS8 EA1 11-51T
Shimano MT410 | 15mm Boost
Shimano MT400 Boost 148mm
Rocky Mountain TR25 Tubeless | 32H | Tubeless Compatible – Tape | Valves | Sealant Not Incl
F: WTB Ranger Comp 29 x 2.3 | R: WTB Ranger Comp 29 x 2.3 |
Rocky Mountain Toonie Drop Composite 30.9mm | XS – SM = 125mm | MD = 150mm | LG – XL = 170mm
WTB Volt 142
33.9 LBS|15.4 KGS
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