|Frame||RMB FORM C13 Hi Mod Carbon Smoothwall Monocoque|
|Fork||RockShox Recon Silver TK Solo Air|
|Front Travel||120mm. Turnkey Lockout / Rebound / Alloy Steerer Tube|
|Rear Shock||Fox Float RL Custom Valved|
|Rear Travel||120mm. Rebound / ProPedal / Lockout|
|Head Set||FSA Orbit no.42-1 Integrated|
|Stem||Easton 6° x 75-120mm|
|Handlebar||Easton Lo Rise Ø31.8mm x 685mm x 9° Sweep|
|Brakes||Shimano BR-M445 Hydraulic Disc 180/160mm|
|Brake Levers||Shimano BL-M505|
|Shifters||Shimano Deore Rapid Fire 9spd|
|Gearing (FR)||Shimano SLX E Mount|
|Gearing (RR)||Shimano XT|
|Cranks & Chainrings||Shimano Deore 170-175mm 44/32/22T|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano SMBB71Press Fit|
|Hubs (FR)||Shimano M475 disc|
|Hubs (RR)||Shimano M475 disc|
|Cassette||Shimano Deore-9 11-34T|
|Spokes||DT Swiss Champion|
|Rims||DT Swiss 445D Tubeless Compatible|
|Tires (RR/FR)||Continental X King 2.2|
|Seat Post||Easton 30.9mm|
|Saddle||WTB Rocket V Comp|
|Seat Tube length||381||419||457||483||521|
|Horiz. Toptube Length||540||565||585||605||630|
|Seat Tube (center-center)|
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.
Our patent pending Angular Bushing Concept™ pivots are 20 grams lighter (per pivot) and 105% stiffer than sealed cartridge bearings. They’re more durable too.
Custom Rocky Mountain FORM C13 High Modulus SmoothWall construction. 100% designed, engineered and tested in house by our R&D team to ensure the lightest, stiffest frame and the best ride quality. In 2011, we unveiled SmoothWall construction to the world with the introduction of the Element RSL, and since then, it has won unanimous praise for its incredible light weight and superior stiffness.
Smoothwall construction is achieved by sculpting the inner surface of the frame as carefully as the outer, with the help of an inner mold, as opposed to the traditional air bladder. This results in no excess resin, fibers or filler, meaning no stress risers or extra weight.
The most important characteristic of SmoothWall technology is that it enables us to construct frames with the highest carbon layup density. SmoothWall’s super high fiber to resin ratio with maximum compression of the pre-preg carbon layers results in the lightest and stiffest construction possible.
SmoothWall also allows us to use full length (uncut) fibers, yielding a stronger frame. This all adds up to one of the most sophisticated carbon frames in the world.
Vertex RSL utilizes a precise carbon layup schedule, using multiple types of carbon weaves in specific locations to maximize stiffness and impact resistance while minimizing weight.
Our groundbreaking SmoothLink suspension features minimal pedal feedback so you get a smoother pedal stroke, especially on uphill climbs. How does it work? By placing the rear pivot above the rear hub axle, we keep the average chain torque line parallel to lower link (the line between main pivot and rear pivot), we eliminate pedal bob.