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Rocky Mountain ELEMENT 70 RSL (2012)


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Brand Rocky Mountain
Size15", 16.5", 18", 19", 20.5"
ColorBlack / Green


Bottom bracketShimano SMBB91 Press Fit
Brake leversFormula R1X Reach Adjust
BrakesFormula R1X Hydraulic Disc 180/160mm
CassetteShimano XT 11-36T 10spd
CranksetShimano XT 170-175mm 38/26T 2x10spd
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 typeFox 32 Float 100 FIT Terralogic
Frame typeFORMª C13 Hi Mod Carbon Smoothwall Monocoque. ABCª Pivots. Tapered Head Tube. Press Fit BB.
Front derailleurShimano XT E Mount 2x10spd
HeadsetCane Creek Forty Series: IS41mm Top / 52mm Bottom Tapered
Hub frontDT Swiss X 1600 / RWS QR
Hub rearDT Swiss X 1600 Star Ratchet Freehub / RWS QR
Rear derailleurShimano XTR 10spd
Recommended forXC riding and racing
Rims typeDT Swiss X 1600 Tubeless Ready
Saddlefi'zi:k Gobi XM
ShiftersShimano XT Rapid Fire 2x10spd
Shock typeFox Float RP23 XV Custom Valved
SpokesDT Swiss Competition
StemEaston EA90 0¡ x 80-110mm
TiresMaxxis Ikon Folding 2.2
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