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Rocky Mountain ELEMENT 50 (2012)


Product Category
Brand Rocky Mountain
Size15.0", 16.5", 18.0", 19.0", 20.5"
ColorGray / White


Bottom bracketShimano SMBB71 Press Fit
Brake leversFormula RX
BrakesFormula RX Hydraulic Disc 180/160mm
CassetteShimano HG81-10 11-34T 10spd
CranksetShimano XT 170-175mm 42/32/24T 10spd
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 Reba RL
Frame typeFORMª 7005 Series Custom Hydroformed Alloy. ABCª Pivots. Tapered Head Tube. Press Fit BB.
Front derailleurShimano SLX E Mount 10spd
HeadsetCane Creek Ten Series: ZS44mm Top / ZS56mm Bottom Tapered
Hub frontDT Swiss X 1900 QR
Hub rearDT Swiss X 1900 QR
Rear derailleurShimano XT 10spd
Recommended forXC riding and racing
Rims typeDT Swiss X 1900 Tubeless Compatible
Saddlefi'zi:k Gobi XM
ShiftersShimano SLX Rapid Fire 10spd
Shock typeFox Float RP2 XV Custom Valved
SpokesDT Swiss Champion
StemEaston 8¡ x 75-115mm
TiresMaxxis Ikon Folding 2.2
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