Be in your Element. This is the result of over two decades at the front of the pack.
The Element features efficient suspension performance, refined geometry, RIDE-9™ adjustability, and room for two bottles inside the front triangle. Now available in both carbon and alloy models, the smallest details were examined in the search of weight savings, point-n-shoot rigidity, and unrivalled speed.
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. Suspension and geometry setup are complex art forms with huge variations in rider style, preference, terrain, and ability. We do recommend the use of professional services, but we also believe that learning to dial in your own bike is the best way to fully understand its performance. Adjust your RIDE-9™ position for geometry before considering suspension, 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. RIDE-9™ Setup Guides XC Element Trail Instinct Pipeline Altitude.
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 centred 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 moulds 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, FORM™ Alloy Rear Triangle. Full Sealed Cartridge Bearings. Press Fit BB. Internal Cable Routing. RIDE-9™ Adjustable Geometry + Suspension Rate. FORM™ Rear Triangle|
|sizes||S - M - L - XL - XXL|
|fork||Fox 34 Float Performance 120mm|
|shock||Fox Float DPS Remote Performance Elite|
|headset||FSA ORBIT NO.57E|
|stem||ROCKY MOUNTAIN AM|
|handlebar||ROCKY MOUNTAIN AM 760MM|
|grips||ROCKY MOUNTAIN LOCK ON XC|
|shifters||Sram GX Eagle|
|rear derailleur||Sram GX Eagle|
|cranks & chainrings||Sram Stylo 6k Eagle 32T|
|bottom bracket||SRAM GXP BB92|
|cassette||Sram XG-1275 10-50T|
|chain||SRAM GX Eagle|
|front hub||ROCKY MOUNTAIN SEALED BOOST 15MM|
|rear hub||DT Swiss 370 Boost 148mm|
|rims||Sun Helix TR25 SL - Tubeless Ready - Tape / Valves Incl|
|tires||Maxxis Forekaster EXO Tubeless Ready 29 x 2.35 / Maxxis Ikon Maxx Speed 3C Tubeless Ready 29 x 2.2|
|seatpost||Rocky Mountain SL 30.9mm|
|saddle||WTB SILVERADO RACE|
|front trave||120 mm|
|rear trave||100 mm|
*All specifications listed are subject to change without notice.
|FRAME||SMOOTHWALL™ Carbon, FORM™ Alloy Rear Triangle. Full Sealed Cartridge Bearings. Press Fit BB. Internal Cable Routing. RIDE-9™ Adjustable Geometry + Suspension Rate. FORM™ Rear Triangle|
|SIZES||S - M - L - XL - XXL|
|Fork||Fox 34 Float Performance 120mm|
|Shock||Fox Float DPS Remote Performance Elite|
|Headset||FSA ORBIT NO.57E|
|Stem||ROCKY MOUNTAIN AM|
|Handlebar||ROCKY MOUNTAIN AM 760MM|
|GRIPS||ROCKY MOUNTAIN LOCK ON XC|
|Shifters||Sram GX Eagle|
|Rear Derailleur||Sram GX Eagle|
|CRANKS & CHAINRINGS||Sram Stylo 6k Eagle 32T|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM GXP BB92|
|Cassette||Sram XG-1275 10-50T|
|Chain||SRAM GX Eagle|
|FRONT HUB||ROCKY MOUNTAIN SEALED BOOST 15MM|
|REAR HUB||DT Swiss 370 Boost 148mm|
|RIMS||Sun Helix TR25 SL - Tubeless Ready - Tape / Valves Incl|
|Tires||Maxxis Forekaster EXO Tubeless Ready 29 x 2.35 / Maxxis Ikon Maxx Speed 3C Tubeless Ready 29 x 2.2|
|Seatpost||Rocky Mountain SL 30.9mm|
|Saddle||WTB SILVERADO RACE|
|Shock Travel||0 - 100mm|
|Front Trave||120 mm|
|Rear Trave||100 mm|
|Fork Travel||101 - 120mm|