Be in your Element. From stage wins and multi-day rides to the top step of the BC Bike Race; this is the result of over two decades at the front of the pack.
The Element features efficient suspension performance, 29" wheels, RIDE-9 adjustability, and room for two bottles inside the front triangle. Available in Smoothwall carbon, the smallest details were examined in the search for weight savings, point-n-shoot rigidity, and unrivaled speed.
Designed to excel at the pinnacle of short track racing, the Element XCO Edition features a special build for even more aggressive XC race geometry and lighter weight.
- Short Track Cross Country Race Spec
- Full Carbon Frame
- Ride-9 Geometry Adjustment Tailors Bike to Suit the Rider & Terrain
- Ergon grips to reduce rider fatigue
- New Race Face Next SL G5 crank shaves precious grams
Size Specific tune
Size Specific Tune ensures that riders of all sizes get the right balance of small-bump compliance, mid-stroke support, and end-stroke progressiveness. Our design team does custom shock tunes based on real world field testing and adjusts each tune for specific frame sizes.
RIDE-9 adjustment system
The RIDE-9 adjustment system allows riders to quickly fine-tune their geometry and suspension with a pair of Allen keys. Nine configurations are possible thanks to two interlocking chips.
Adjust your RIDE-9 position for geometry before considering suspension effects, or variables like air pressure and shock compression. Make gradual, incremental changes, take notes, and be methodical. Don’t adjust in a hurry before a big ride. Take your time and enjoy the process.
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 centered on ride characteristics; each bike platform we develop balances variables like anti-squat, axle path, chain growth, rate curve, anti-rise, etc. to achieve the legendary Rocky Mountain ride feel.
Smoothwall carbon uses one of the world’s most sophisticated carbon processes to deliver industry-leading stiffness-to-weight, ride quality, and durability. We eliminate excess resin and fibers by using rigid internal molds instead of traditional air bladders. We then utilize different types of carbon in specific frame areas to maximize stiffness and impact resistance while minimizing overall weight.
|Frame||SMOOTHWALL Carbon. Full Sealed Cartridge Bearings. Press Fit BB92. Internal Cable Routing. RIDE-9 Adjustable Geometry + Suspension Rate. 100mm Travel. SMOOTHWALL Carbon Rear Triangle|
|Fork||Fox 32 Step Cast Performance 100mm | 51mm Offset|
|Headset||FSA Orbit NO.57E Extend-o-matic| 36°x45° Bearings | 30.2mm x 41mm x 7.1mm Upper | 40mm x 51.8mm x 7.5mm Lower | 1.5" Crown Race|
|Rear Shock||Fox Float DPS Remote Performance Elite | 6.5x1.5" | 25x8mm F Hardware | 30x10mm R Hardware | Size-Specific tune in FAQ|
|Rims/Wheels||Rocky Mountain 24XC Carbon | Tubeless Ready - Tape | Valves Incl | 32H|
Front: Rocky Mountain Sealed Boost 15mm
Rear: DT Swiss 370 Boost 148mm | RMB Axle | 163mm x 12mm x1.5mm
|Spokes||DT Swiss Competition 1.8/1.6/1.8|
Front: Maxxis Rekon 3C MaxxSpeed EXO Tubeless Ready 29 x 2.25
Rear: Maxxis Rekon Race EXO Tubeless Ready 29 x 2.25
|Crankset||Race Face Next SL G5 Cinch | 32T Steel | 30mm Spindle | 170mm Crank Length|
|Bottom Bracket||Race Face BB92 30mm|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XTR|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano XT 10-51T|
|Handlebars||Rocky Mountain Flat Top | 760mm Width | 10mm Rise | 9° Backsweep | 5° Upsweep | 31.8mm Clamp|
|Tape/Grips||Ergon GE1 EVO Lock On|
|Stem||Rocky Mountain 31.8 XC | SM - MD= 60mm | LG - XL = 80mm|
|Brakes||Shimano XT 2 Piston | Resin Pads | RT66 180mm F Rotor | RT66 160mm R Rotor|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Race | Cromoly Rails | 142mm Width|
|Seat Post||Rocky Mountain Carbon SL 30.9mm|
* Subject to change without notice.
|Carbon/Gold / Small||770416296228||B0106SM1|
|Carbon/Gold / Medium||770416296266||B0106MD1|
|Carbon/Gold / Large||770416296303||B0106LG1|
|Carbon/Gold / X-Large||770416296341||B0106XL1|
|Carbon/Gold / XX-Large||770416296389||B0106XXL1|