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.
- Multi-Day Marathon Race Spec
- Capable Short Travel Trail Bike
- Full Carbon Frame
- Ride-9 Geometry Adjustment Tailors Bike to Suit the Rider & Terrain
- Shimano XT crankset & bottom bracket
- Ergon grips to reduce rider fatigue
- Wider yet lightweight front tire for maximum XC control
- All new Race Face post allows more drop for the rider
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 34 Step Cast Float Performance Elite 120mm | 51mm Offset|
|Headset||FSA Orbit NO.57E | 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 Performance Elite | 6.5x1.5" | 25x8mm F Hardware | 30x10mm R Hardware | Size-Specific tune in FAQ|
|Rims/Wheels||Race Face AR 25 | Tubeless Ready - Tape | Valves Incl | 32H|
Front: Rocky Mountain Sealed Boost 15mm
Rear: DT Swiss 370 Boost 148mm | RMB Axle | 163mm x 12mm x 1.5mm
|Spokes||DT Swiss Competition 1.8/1.6/1.8|
Front: Maxxis Rekon WT 3C MaxxTerra EXO Tubeless Ready 29 x 2.4
Rear: Maxxis Ikon EXO Tubeless Ready 29 x 2.35
|Crankset||Shimano XT | 32T | 24mm Spindle | 170mm Crank Length|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano BB92 SM-BB71|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XTR|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano XT 10-51T|
|Handlebars||Race Face Turbine | 760mm Width | 10mm Rise | 8° Backsweep | 4° Upsweep | 35mm Clamp|
|Tape/Grips||Ergon GE10 EVO Lock On|
|Stem||Rocky Mountain 35 XC | 5° Rise | 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||Race Face Turbine R (by Fox) Dropper 30.9mm | SM = 125mm | MD = 150mm | LG - XL - XXL = 175mm|
* Subject to change without notice.