Element

Element

Quick Specs
  • Designed For XC
  • Wheel Size 29"

The Element is the fastest, best handling full-suspension XC race bike Rocky Mountain Bicycles has ever made.

Element 999 RSL 6
MSRP $2799.99 USD
MSRP $8299.99 USD
MSRP $5199.99 USD
MSRP $3999.99 USD
MSRP $3099.99 USD
MSRP $2599.99 USD

Specifications: Element 999 RSL

    • Frame FORM™ Alloy Custom Hydroformed Frame ABC™ Pivots Tapered Head Tube Press Fit BB Internal Cable Routing
    • Fork RockShox Recon Gold TK 29 Solo Air
    • Shock RockShox Monarch RL Custom Valved
    • Headset Cane Creek Ten Series: ZS44mm Top / ZS56mm Bottom Tapered
    • Handlebar Rocky Mountain Flat Wide Ø31.8mm x 700mm x 9° Sweep
    • Brakes Shimano M505 Hydraulic Disc 180mm
    • Shifters Shimano Deore Rapid Fire 3x10spd
    • Rear Derailleur Shimano XT Shadow Direct Mount 10spd
    • Bottom Bracket Shimano Press Fit
    • Chain Shimano HG54 10spd
    • Rear Hub Shimano Deore / Centerlock / 32H / 12 x 142mm Axle
    • Rims Wheeltech Inferno 23 by SUNringlé
    • Seatpost Rocky Mountain XC 30.9mm x 400mm
    • Weight 29.7 lbs / 13.51 kg (size Large, weights approximate and subject to change)
    • Sizes S - M - L - XL - 2XL
    • Front Travel 100mm. Lockout / Rebound / 15mm Maxle Lite / Tapered Steerer
    • Rear Travel SMOOTHLINK™ Design 95mm. Rebound / Lockout
    • Stem Rocky Mountain L7 7° x 70-100mm
    • Grips Rocky Mountain XC Kraton
    • Brake Levers Shimano M505
    • Front Derailleur Shimano Deore E Mount 3x10spd
    • Cranks & Chainrings Shimano M552 170-175mm 42/32/24T 3x10spd
    • Cassette Shimano HG62 11-36T 10spd
    • Front Hub Shimano Deore / Centerlock / 32H / 15mm Axle
    • Spokes DT Swiss Champion
    • Tires Continental Folding F: X King 29\" x 2.2\" / R: Race King 29\" x 2.2\"
    • Saddle Rocky Mountain XC
    • Frame FORM™ Alloy Custom Hydroformed Frame ABC™ Pivots Tapered Head Tube Press Fit BB Internal Cable Routing
    • Fork Fox 32 Float 29 100 Dual Remote CTD
    • Shock Fox Float Dual Remote CTD Custom Race Valved
    • Headset Cane Creek Ten Series: ZS44mm Top / ZS56mm Bottom Tapered
    • Handlebar Race Face Evolve Flat Wide Ø31.8mm x 720mm x 9° Sweep
    • Brakes Avid Elixir 5 Hydraulic Disc 180mm
    • Shifters Sram X7 MatchMaker Triggers 3x10spd
    • Rear Derailleur Sram X9 10spd
    • Bottom Bracket Race Face Press Fit Team XC
    • Chain Sram PC-1031 10spd
    • Rear Hub Sram X7 / 6 Bolt / 32H / 12 x 142mm Axle
    • Rims Wheeltech Inferno 23 by SUNringlé
    • Seatpost Rocky Mountain XC 30.9mm x 400mm
    • Weight 29.1 lbs / 13.22 kg (size Large, weights approximate and subject to change)
    • Sizes S - M - L - XL - 2XL
    • Front Travel 100mm. Rebound / Remote Climb (Lockout) - Trail (Compression) - Descend (Open) Settings / 15mm Axle / Tapered Steerer
    • Rear Travel SMOOTHLINK™ Design 95mm. Rebound / Remote Climb (Lockout) - Trail (ProPedal) - Descend (Open) Settings
    • Stem Race Face 6° x 70-100mm
    • Grips Rocky Mountain Lock On XC
    • Brake Levers Avid Elixir 5 MatchMaker
    • Front Derailleur Shimano SLX E Mount 3x10spd
    • Cranks & Chainrings Race Face Evolve 170-175mm 42/32/22T 3x10spd
    • Cassette Sram PG-1030 11-36T 10spd
    • Front Hub Sram X7 / 6 Bolt/ 32H / 15mm Axle
    • Spokes DT Swiss Competition
    • Tires Continental Folding F: X King 29\" x 2.2\" / R: Race King 29\" x 2.2\"
    • Saddle Rocky Mountain XC Light
    • Frame SMOOTHWALL™ Carbon Front Triangle FORM™ Alloy Custom Hydroformed Rear Triangle ABC™ Pivots Tapered Head Tube Press Fit BB Internal Cable Routing Internal \"Stealth\" Dropper Post Routing Internal Shock Remote Routing
    • Fork Fox 32 Float 29 100 Dual Remote CTD
    • Shock Fox Float Dual Remote CTD Custom Race Valved
    • Headset Cane Creek Ten Series: IS42mm Top / 52mm Bottom Tapered
    • Handlebar Race Face Evolve Flat Wide Ø31.8mm x 720mm x 9° Sweep
    • Brakes Shimano SLX Hydraulic Disc 180mm
    • Shifters Shimano SLX Rapid Fire I-Spec 2x10spd
    • Rear Derailleur Shimano XT Shadow Direct Mount 10spd
    • Bottom Bracket Race Face Press Fit Team XC
    • Chain Shimano HG54 10spd
    • Rear Hub Shimano SLX / Centerlock / 32H / 12 x 142mm Axle
    • Rims Wheeltech Inferno 23 by SUNringlé
    • Seatpost Rocky Mountain XC 30.9mm x 400mm
    • Weight 28 lbs / 12.72 kg (size Large, weights approximate and subject to change)
    • Sizes S - M - L - XL - 2XL
    • Front Travel 100mm. Rebound / Remote Climb (Lockout) - Trail (Compression) - Descend (Open) Settings / 15mm Axle / Tapered Steerer
    • Rear Travel SMOOTHLINK™ Design 95mm. Rebound / Remote Climb (Lockout) - Trail (ProPedal) - Descend (Open) Settings
    • Stem Race Face 6° x 70-100mm
    • Grips Rocky Mountain Lock On XC
    • Brake Levers Shimano SLX
    • Front Derailleur Shimano SLX E Mount 2x10spd
    • Cranks & Chainrings Race Face Turbine 170-175mm 38/24T 2x10spd
    • Cassette Shimano HG62 11-36T 10spd
    • Front Hub Shimano SLX / Centerlock / 32H / 15mm Axle
    • Spokes DT Swiss Competition
    • Tires Continental Folding F: X King 29\" x 2.2\" / R: Race King 29\" x 2.2\"
    • Saddle Rocky Mountain XC Light
    • Frame SMOOTHWALL™ Carbon Frame ABC™ Pivots Tapered Head Tube Press Fit BB Internal Cable Routing Internal \"Stealth\" Dropper Post Routing Internal Shock Remote Routing
    • Fork Fox 32 Float 29 100 FIT Dual Remote CTD
    • Shock Fox Float Dual Remote CTD Custom Race Valved
    • Headset Cane Creek Forty Series: IS42mm Top / 52mm Bottom Tapered
    • Handlebar Race Face Turbine Flat Wide Ø31.8mm x 720mm x 9° Sweep
    • Brakes Shimano XT Hydraulic Disc 180mm
    • Shifters Shimano XT Rapid Fire I- Spec 2x10spd
    • Rear Derailleur Shimano XTR Shadow Direct Mount 10spd
    • Bottom Bracket Race Face Press Fit Team XC
    • Chain Shimano HG75 10spd
    • Rear Hub Shimano XT / Centerlock / 32H / 12 x 142mm Axle
    • Rims Stan\'s ZTR Crest Tubeless Ready
    • Seatpost Race Face Turbine 30.9mm x 400mm
    • Weight 25.6 lbs / 11.65 kg (size Large, weights approximate and subject to change)
    • Sizes S - M - L - XL - 2XL
    • Front Travel 100mm. FIT Damper / Rebound / Remote Climb (Lockout) - Trail (Compression) - Descend (Open) Settings / 15mm Axle / Tapered Steerer
    • Rear Travel SMOOTHLINK™ Design 95mm. Rebound / Remote Climb (Lockout) - Trail (ProPedal) - Descend (Open) Settings
    • Stem Race Face Turbine 6° x 70-100mm
    • Grips Rocky Mountain Lock On XC
    • Brake Levers Shimano XT I-Spec Shifter Mount
    • Front Derailleur Shimano XT E Mount 2x10spd
    • Cranks & Chainrings Race Face Turbine 170-175mm 38/24T 2x10spd
    • Cassette Shimano HG-81 11-36T 10spd
    • Front Hub Shimano XT / Centerlock / 32H / 15mm Axle
    • Spokes DT Swiss Competition
    • Tires Continental Folding F: X King 29\" x 2.2\" / R: Race King 29\" x 2.2\"
    • Saddle WTB Silverado Race SL
    • Frame SMOOTHWALL™ Carbon Frame ABC™ Pivots Tapered Head Tube Press Fit BB Internal Cable Routing Internal \"Stealth\" Dropper Post Routing Internal Shock Remote Routing
    • Fork RockShox SID XX Full Sprint World Cup 29
    • Shock RockShox Monarch XX Custom Valved
    • Headset Cane Creek Forty Series: IS42mm Top / 52mm Bottom Tapered
    • Handlebar Race Face Next Flat Wide Ø31.8mm x 720mm x 9° Sweep
    • Brakes Sram XX World Cup Hydraulic Disc 180mm
    • Shifters Sram XX MatchMaker Triggers 2x10spd
    • Rear Derailleur Sram XX 10spd
    • Bottom Bracket Race Face Press Fit Team XC
    • Chain Sram PC-1091 10spd
    • Rear Hub Stan\'s 3.30Ti Disc / 6 Pawl Freehub / 142 x 12mm Axle
    • Rims Stan\'s ZTR Crest SL Tubeless Ready
    • Seatpost Race Face Next SL Carbon 30.9mm x 400mm
    • Weight 21.9 lbs / 9.97 kg (size Large, weights approximate and subject to change)
    • Sizes S - M - L - XL - 2XL
    • Front Travel 100mm. Rebound / Dual Remote Hydraulic Lockout / Tapered Carbon Crown and Steerer / 15mm Axle
    • Rear Travel SMOOTHLINK™ Design 95mm. Rebound / Dual Internal Hydraulic Remote Lockout
    • Stem Race Face Turbine CNC 6° x 70-100mm
    • Grips ESI Silicone Super Light
    • Brake Levers Sram XX Carbon Matchmaker
    • Front Derailleur Sram X0 S3 Direct Mount 2x10spd
    • Cranks & Chainrings Race Face Next SL 170-175mm 38/24T 2x10spd
    • Cassette Sram XG-1099 11-36T 10spd
    • Front Hub Stan\'s 3.30Ti Disc / 15mm Axle
    • Spokes DT Swiss Revolution / Alloy Nipples
    • Tires Continental Race Sport Black Chili F: X King 29\" x 2.2\" / R: Race King 29\" x 2.2\"
    • Saddle WTB Silverado SLT Titanium
    • Frame SMOOTHWALL™ Carbon Frame ABC™ Pivots Tapered Head Tube Press Fit BB Internal Cable Routing Internal Shock Remote Routing
    • Front Travel 100-120mm Recommended
    • Rear Travel SmoothLink™ Design 95mm. Rebound / Remote Climb (Lockout) - Trail (ProPedal) - Descend (Open) Settings / Kashima Coating
    • Front Derailleur S3 E Type Direct Mount Compatible
    • Rear Hub Shimano E-Thru 142x12mm Axle Included
    • Sizes S - M - L - XL - 2XL
    • Shock Fox Float Remote Kashima CTD Custom Race Valved
    • Headset IS42mm Top / 52mm Bottom Tapered Compatible
    • Bottom Bracket BB 92 Press Fit Compatible
    • Weight 4.8 lbs / 2.18 kg (size Large, weights approximate and subject to change)

We make every effort to ensure accuracy, but reserve the right to update specifications & prices without notification.

Geometry: Element 999 RSL

Riding Style

s m l xl xxl
TTH Top Tube Length - HORZ 558 558mm 582 582mm 605 605mm 630 630mm 655 655mm
HTA Head Tube Angle 70.6 70.6deg 70.6 70.6deg 70.6 70.6deg 70.6 70.6deg 70.6 70.6deg
HTL Head Tube length 100 100mm 110 110mm 120 120mm 130 130mm 145 145mm
STA Seat Tube Angle - Effective 74 74deg 74 74deg 74 74deg 74 74deg 74 74deg
STL Seat Tube length 394 394mm 432 432mm 470 470mm 508 508mm 546 546mm
CSL Chainstay Length 445 445mm 445 445mm 445 445mm 445 445mm 445 445mm
BBD Bottom bracket drop 40 40mm 40 40mm 40 40mm 40 40mm 40 40mm
R Reach 388.2 388.2mm 409.1 409.1mm 429.4 429.4mm 451.7 451.7mm 472.7 472.7mm
S Stack 592.1 592.1mm 602.8 602.8mm 612.3 612.3mm 621.7 621.7mm 635.9 635.9mm
SH Standover Height 771 771mm 771 771mm 771 771mm 771 771mm 771 771mm
WB Wheelbase 1066 1066mm 1097 1097mm 1120 1120mm 1146 1146mm 1172 1172mm
s m l xl xxl
TTH Top Tube Length - HORZ 558 558mm 582 582mm 605 605mm 630 630mm 655 655mm
HTA Head Tube Angle 70.6 70.6deg 70.6 70.6deg 70.6 70.6deg 70.6 70.6deg 70.6 70.6deg
HTL Head Tube length 100 100mm 110 110mm 120 120mm 130 130mm 145 145mm
STA Seat Tube Angle - Effective 74 74deg 74 74deg 74 74deg 74 74deg 74 74deg
STL Seat Tube length 394 394mm 432 432mm 470 470mm 508 508mm 546 546mm
CSL Chainstay Length 445 445mm 445 445mm 445 445mm 445 445mm 445 445mm
BBD Bottom bracket drop 40 40mm 40 40mm 40 40mm 40 40mm 40 40mm
R Reach 388.2 388.2mm 409.1 409.1mm 429.4 429.4mm 451.7 451.7mm 472.7 472.7mm
S Stack 592.1 592.1mm 602.8 602.8mm 612.3 612.3mm 621.7 621.7mm 635.9 635.9mm
SH Standover Height 771 771mm 771 771mm 771 771mm 771 771mm 771 771mm
WB Wheelbase 1066 1066mm 1097 1097mm 1120 1120mm 1146 1146mm 1172 1172mm
s m l xl xxl
TTH Top Tube Length - HORZ 558 558mm 582 582mm 605 605mm 630 630mm 655 655mm
HTA Head Tube Angle 70.6 70.6deg 70.6 70.6deg 70.6 70.6deg 70.6 70.6deg 70.6 70.6deg
HTL Head Tube length 100 100mm 110 110mm 120 120mm 130 130mm 145 145mm
STA Seat Tube Angle - Effective 74 74deg 74 74deg 74 74deg 74 74deg 74 74deg
STL Seat Tube length 394 394mm 432 432mm 470 470mm 508 508mm 546 546mm
CSL Chainstay Length 445 445mm 445 445mm 445 445mm 445 445mm 445 445mm
BBD Bottom bracket drop 40 40mm 40 40mm 40 40mm 40 40mm 40 40mm
R Reach 388.2 388.2mm 409.1 409.1mm 429.4 429.4mm 451.7 451.7mm 472.7 472.7mm
S Stack 592.1 592.1mm 602.8 602.8mm 612.3 612.3mm 621.7 621.7mm 635.9 635.9mm
SH Standover Height 771 771mm 771 771mm 771 771mm 771 771mm 771 771mm
WB Wheelbase 1066 1066mm 1097 1097mm 1120 1120mm 1146 1146mm 1172 1172mm
s m l xl xxl
TTH Top Tube Length - HORZ 558 558mm 582 582mm 605 605mm 630 630mm 655 655mm
HTA Head Tube Angle 70.6 70.6deg 70.6 70.6deg 70.6 70.6deg 70.6 70.6deg 70.6 70.6deg
HTL Head Tube length 100 100mm 110 110mm 120 120mm 130 130mm 145 145mm
STA Seat Tube Angle - Effective 74 74deg 74 74deg 74 74deg 74 74deg 74 74deg
STL Seat Tube length 394 394mm 432 432mm 470 470mm 508 508mm 546 546mm
CSL Chainstay Length 445 445mm 445 445mm 445 445mm 445 445mm 445 445mm
BBD Bottom bracket drop 40 40mm 40 40mm 40 40mm 40 40mm 40 40mm
R Reach 388.2 388.2mm 409.1 409.1mm 429.4 429.4mm 451.7 451.7mm 472.7 472.7mm
S Stack 592.1 592.1mm 602.8 602.8mm 612.3 612.3mm 621.7 621.7mm 635.9 635.9mm
SH Standover Height 771 771mm 771 771mm 771 771mm 771 771mm 771 771mm
WB Wheelbase 1066 1066mm 1097 1097mm 1120 1120mm 1146 1146mm 1172 1172mm
s m l xl xxl
TTH Top Tube Length - HORZ 558 558mm 582 582mm 605 605mm 630 630mm 655 655mm
HTA Head Tube Angle 70.6 70.6deg 70.6 70.6deg 70.6 70.6deg 70.6 70.6deg 70.6 70.6deg
HTL Head Tube length 100 100mm 110 110mm 120 120mm 130 130mm 145 145mm
STA Seat Tube Angle - Effective 74 74deg 74 74deg 74 74deg 74 74deg 74 74deg
STL Seat Tube length 394 394mm 432 432mm 470 470mm 508 508mm 546 546mm
CSL Chainstay Length 445 445mm 445 445mm 445 445mm 445 445mm 445 445mm
BBD Bottom bracket drop 40 40mm 40 40mm 40 40mm 40 40mm 40 40mm
R Reach 388.2 388.2mm 409.1 409.1mm 429.4 429.4mm 451.7 451.7mm 472.7 472.7mm
S Stack 592.1 592.1mm 602.8 602.8mm 612.3 612.3mm 621.7 621.7mm 635.9 635.9mm
SH Standover Height 771 771mm 771 771mm 771 771mm 771 771mm 771 771mm
WB Wheelbase 1066 1066mm 1097 1097mm 1120 1120mm 1146 1146mm 1172 1172mm
s m l xl xxl
TTH Top Tube Length - HORZ 558 558mm 582 582mm 605 605mm 630 630mm 655 655mm
HTA Head Tube Angle 70.6 70.6deg 70.6 70.6deg 70.6 70.6deg 70.6 70.6deg 70.6 70.6deg
HTL Head Tube length 100 100mm 110 110mm 120 120mm 130 130mm 145 145mm
STA Seat Tube Angle - Effective 74 74deg 74 74deg 74 74deg 74 74deg 74 74deg
STL Seat Tube length 394 394mm 432 432mm 470 470mm 508 508mm 546 546mm
CSL Chainstay Length 445 445mm 445 445mm 445 445mm 445 445mm 445 445mm
BBD Bottom bracket drop 40 40mm 40 40mm 40 40mm 40 40mm 40 40mm
R Reach 388.2 388.2mm 409.1 409.1mm 429.4 429.4mm 451.7 451.7mm 472.7 472.7mm
S Stack 592.1 592.1mm 602.8 602.8mm 612.3 612.3mm 621.7 621.7mm 635.9 635.9mm
SH Standover Height 771 771mm 771 771mm 771 771mm 771 771mm 771 771mm
WB Wheelbase 1066 1066mm 1097 1097mm 1120 1120mm 1146 1146mm 1172 1172mm
Model Geometry Chart
  • TTH: Top Tube Length - HORZ (mm)
  • TTL: Top Tube length - Actual (mm)
  • HTA: Head Tube Angle (deg)
  • HTL: Head Tube length (mm)
  • STA: Seat Tube Angle - Effective (deg)
  • STL: Seat Tube length (mm)
  • CSL: Chainstay Length (mm)
  • BBD: Bottom bracket drop (mm)
  • BBH: Bottom bracket height ()
  • R: Reach (mm)
  • S: Stack (mm)
  • SH: Standover Height (mm)
  • WB: Wheelbase (mm)
  • FC: Front-Centre (mm)
  • FO: Fork Offset (mm)

We make every effort to ensure accuracy, but reserve the right to update geometry without notification.

Technologies: Element 999 RSL

    • FORM™ Alloy

      Frame Construction

      Each FORM™ tube that we create is engineered for its specific purpose within the frame, ensuring optimized strength, weight, and ride quality. FORM™ tubesets utilize premium materials to meet our strict requirements.

    • ABC™ Pivots

      Frame Construction

      Our revolutionary Angular Bushing Concept (ABC™) pivots are lighter, stiffer, and require less maintenance than conventional bearing pivots. Like our BC2™ pivots, they rotate on hardened alloy inserts that bottom out to reduce stiction and binding. However, by using an angled bushing surface they increase their relative contact area, optimizing them for compact locations like chainstay pivots.

    • SMOOTHLINK™ suspension stays supple yet supportive through a wider range of gears than conventional single pivot or other four-bar suspension configurations. This patented system reduces both pedal-bob and bottom-outs, while allowing us to fine tune variables like braking and climbing traction across a wide range of intended uses.

    • RTC™ Design

      Geometry

      Every riding style demands a different set of design principles. Whether we’re creating an XC-race weapon or an all mountain adventure machine, Ride Tuned Concept (RTC™) ensures that key variables like wheel size, suspension travel, and geometry work together to optimize ride quality.

    • SMOOTHWALL™ Carbon

      Frame Construction

      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.

We make every effort to ensure accuracy, but reserve the right to update technologies without notification.