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Rocky Mountain ELEMENT 970 (2012)


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Brand Rocky Mountain
ModelELEMENT 970
Size15.5", 17", 18.5", 20", 21.5"
ColorWhite/ Red


Bottom bracketSram Press Fit GXP
Brake leversFormula R1X MixMaster
BrakesFormula R1X Hydraulic Disc 180mm
CassetteSram PG-1070 12-36T 10spd
CranksetSram S2210 Carbon 170-175mm 38/24T 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 typeRockShox SID RL 29 15mm
Frame typeFORMª 7005 Series Custom Hydroformed Alloy. ABCª Pivots. Tapered Head Tube. Press Fit BB.
Front derailleurSram X7 E Mount 2x10spd
HeadsetCane Creek Forty Series: ZS44mm Top / ZS56mm Bottom Tapered
Hub frontDT Swiss 370 15mm Axle
Hub rearDT Swiss 350 Star Ratchet Freehub 12 x 142mm E Thru
Rear derailleurSram X0 10spd
Recommended forXC riding and racing
Rims typeDT Swiss X 470 29" Tubeless Ready
Saddlefi'zi:k Gobi XM
ShiftersSram X9 Matchmaker Triggers 2x10spd
Shock typeRockShox Monarch RT3 Custom Valved
SpokesDT Swiss Competition
StemEaston EA90 6¡ 70-110mm
TiresMaxxis Folding F: Ikon 29" x 2.2" / R: Aspen 29" x 2.1"
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