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Rocky Mountain ELEMENT 10 (2012)


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Brand Rocky Mountain
Size15.0", 16.5", 18.0", 19.0", 20.5"
ColorWhite / Blue


Bottom bracketSram Press Fit GXP
Brake leversShimano BL-M446
BrakesShimano BR-M446 Hydraulic Disc 160mm
CassetteShimano HG30-9 11-32T
CranksetSram X5 170-175mm 44/32/22T
FeaturesABC Pivots
Our patent pending Angular Bushing Concept™ (ABC) pivots represent a paradigm shift in high performance suspension linkage in the most literal sense. ABC ™ pivots consist of an angular contact polymer bushing which rotates on a tapered alloy pivot. By carefully controlling the tolerance of these pieces, we are able to specify a torque value on the pivot and can eliminate binding, which has been, until now, impossible. The more you tighten a typical bushing system, the more the pivot will bind. Not so with ABC™ Pivots.
And get this; they’re lighter, more durable, and laterally stiffer than a cartridge bearing. On element we saved 120 grams by switching to ABC™ pivots while increasing rear end pivot stiffness by 105 percent. Yes, you read that correctly; ABC™ pivots are 105% stiffer than a sealed cartridge bearing. Plus, they need almost no maintenance– just clean the contact surfaces from time to time.
Fork typeRockShox XC32 TK Coil
Frame typeFORMª 7005 Series Custom Hydroformed Alloy. ABCª Pivots. Tapered Head Tube. Press Fit BB.
Front derailleurShimano SLX E Mount
HeadsetCane Creek Ten Series: ZS44mm Top / ZS56mm Bottom Reducer
Hub frontShimano RM66 Centerlock
Hub rearShimano RM66 Centerlock
PedalsRMB AM Flats
Rear derailleurSram X5
Recommended forXC riding and racing
Rims typeAlex ACE17
SaddleSDG Bel Air RL
ShiftersSram X5 Triggers 9spd
Shock typeRockShox Ario R
StemEaston 8¡ x 75-115mm
TiresKenda Small Block 8 2.1"
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