Element

Element Carbon Frameset

Quick Specs
  • Designed For XC
  • F. Travel 120 (100 XCO) MM
  • R. Travel 100 MM
  • Wheel Size 29"
  • MSRP $2,899 USD

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, 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. 

 

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. 

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Specifications: Element Carbon Frameset

    • Frame SMOOTHWALL Carbon. Full Sealed Cartridge Bearings. Press Fit BB. Internal Cable Routing. RIDE-9 Adjustable Geometry + Suspension Rate
    • Sizes S - M - L - XL - XXL
    • Fork Fox 34 Step Cast Float Factory 120mm
    • Front Travel 120mm
    • Shock Fox Float DPS Factory
    • Rear Travel 100mm
    • Headset FSA Orbit NO.57E
    • Stem Rocky Mountain 35 CNC
    • Handlebar Race Face Next 760mm
    • Grips Rocky Mountain Lock On XC
    • Brakes Shimano XTR 2 Piston / Shimano RT86 180mm / Shimano RT86 160mm
    • Brake Levers Shimano XTR
    • Shifters Shimano XTR
    • Rear Derailleur Shimano XTR
    • Cranks & Chainrings Race Face Next SL Cinch 32T
    • Bottom Bracket Race Face BB92 30mm
    • Cassette Shimano XTR 12s 10-51T
    • Chain Shimano XTR 12s
    • Front Hub Rocky Mountain Sealed Boost 15mm
    • Rear Hub DT Swiss 350 Boost 148mm
    • Spokes DT Swiss Competition 2.0/1.8/2.0
    • Rims Race Face ARC 25
    • Tires Maxxis Ikon Maxx Speed 3C Tubeless Ready 29 x 2.35 / Maxxis Ikon Maxx Speed 3C Tubeless Ready 29 x 2.35
    • Seatpost Fox Transfer Factory Series 30.9mm
    • Saddle WTB Silverado Race 142
    • Weight 11.52 KG / 25.4 LBS
    • Frame SMOOTHWALL Carbon. Full Sealed Cartridge Bearings. Press Fit BB. Internal Cable Routing. RIDE-9 Adjustable Geometry + Suspension Rate
    • Sizes S - M - L - XL - XXL
    • Fork Fox 32 Step Cast Performance 100mm
    • Front Travel 100mm
    • Shock Fox Float DPS Remote Performance Elite
    • Rear Travel 100mm
    • Headset FSA Orbit NO.57E Extend-o-matic
    • Stem Rocky Mountain AM
    • Handlebar Rocky Mountain Flat Top 760mm
    • Grips Rocky Mountain Lock On XC
    • Brakes Shimano XT 2 Piston / Shimano RT66 180mm / Shimano RT66 160mm
    • Brake Levers Shimano XT
    • Shifters Shimano XT
    • Rear Derailleur Shimano XTR
    • Cranks & Chainrings Race Face Next SL Cinch 32T Steel
    • Bottom Bracket Race Face BB92 30mm
    • Cassette Shimano XT 10-51T
    • Chain Shimano HG8100
    • Front Hub Rocky Mountain Sealed Boost 15mm
    • Rear Hub DT Swiss 370 Boost 148mm
    • Spokes DT Swiss Competition 1.8/1.6/1.8
    • Rims Rocky Mountain 24XC Carbon Tubeless Ready
    • Tires Maxxis Rekon Maxx Speed 3C Tubeless Ready 29 x 2.25 / Maxxis Rekon Race Dual Compound Tubeless Ready 29 x 2.25
    • Seatpost Rocky Mountain Carbon SL 30.9mm
    • Saddle WTB Silverado Race 142
    • Weight 11 KG / 24.3 LBS
    • Frame SMOOTHWALL Carbon. Full Sealed Cartridge Bearings. Press Fit BB. Internal Cable Routing. RIDE-9 Adjustable Geometry + Suspension Rate
    • Sizes S - M - L - XL - XXL
    • Fork Fox 34 Step Cast Float Performance Elite 120mm
    • Front Travel 120mm
    • Shock Fox Float DPS Performance Elite
    • Rear Travel 100mm
    • Headset FSA Orbit NO.57E
    • Stem Rocky Mountain 35 AM
    • Handlebar Race Face Turbine 760mm
    • Grips Rocky Mountain Lock On XC
    • Brakes Shimano XT 2 Piston / Shimano RT66 180mm / Shimano RT66 160mm
    • Brake Levers Shimano XT
    • Shifters Shimano XT
    • Rear Derailleur Shimano XTR
    • Cranks & Chainrings Race Face Turbine Cinch 32T
    • Bottom Bracket Race Face BB92 30mm
    • Cassette Shimano XT 10-51T
    • Chain Shimano HG8100
    • Front Hub Rocky Mountain Sealed Boost 15mm
    • Rear Hub DT Swiss 370 Boost 148mm
    • Spokes DT Swiss Competition 2.0/1.8/2.0
    • Rims Race Face AR 25
    • Tires Maxxis Ikon Tubeless Ready 29 x 2.35 / Maxxis Ikon Tubeless Ready 29 x 2.35
    • Seatpost Race Face Turbine R (by Fox) Dropper 30.9mm
    • Saddle WTB Silverado Race 142
    • Weight 12.1 KG / 26.7 LBS
    • Frame SMOOTHWALL Carbon. Full Sealed Cartridge Bearings. Press Fit BB. Internal Cable Routing. RIDE-9 Adjustable Geometry + Suspension Rate
    • Sizes S - M - L - XL - XXL
    • Fork Fox 34 Step Cast Float Performance 120mm
    • Front Travel 120mm
    • Shock Fox Float DPS Performance
    • Rear Travel 100mm
    • Headset FSA Orbit NO.57E
    • Stem Rocky Mountain AM
    • Handlebar Rocky Mountain Flat Top 760mm
    • Grips Rocky Mountain Lock On XC
    • Brakes Shimano SLX 2 Piston / Shimano RT66 180mm / Shimano RT66 160mm
    • Brake Levers Shimano SLX
    • Shifters Shimano SLX
    • Rear Derailleur Shimano XT
    • Cranks & Chainrings Race Face Aeffect Cinch 32T Steel
    • Bottom Bracket Shimano SM-BBMT500
    • Cassette Shimano SLX 10-51T
    • Chain Shimano HG7100
    • Front Hub Rocky Mountain Sealed Boost 15mm
    • Rear Hub DT Swiss 370 Boost 148mm
    • Spokes DT Swiss Competition 2.0/1.8/2.0
    • Rims WTB ST Light i25 TCS 2.0 Tubeless
    • Tires Maxxis Ikon Tubeless Ready 29 x 2.35 / Maxxis Ikon Tubeless Ready 29 x 2.35
    • Seatpost Race Face Aeffect R Dropper 30.9mm
    • Saddle WTB Silverado Race 142
    • Weight 12.47 KG / 27.5 LBS
    • Frame SMOOTHWALL Carbon. Full Sealed Cartridge Bearings. Press Fit BB. Internal Cable Routing. RIDE-9 Adjustable Geometry + Suspension Rate
    • Sizes S - M - L - XL - XXL
    • Front Travel 120mm
    • Shock Fox Float DPS Factory
    • Rear Travel 100mm
    • Headset FSA Orbit NO.57E Extend-o-matic
    • Brakes 0 / 0 / 0
    • Tires 0 / 0
    • Weight 2.41 KG / 5.31 LBS

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

Technologies: Element Carbon Frameset

    • Size Specific tune

      Suspension

      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.

    • FORM™ alloy

      Frame Construction

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

    • 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 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

      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 specifications & prices without notification.

FAQs: Element Carbon Frameset

    • How do I change the RIDE-9 setting on the Element and what do they do?

      The RIDE-9 adjustment system will change the geometry and suspension characteristics of your bike. Here is a video on how to use the RIDE-9 adjustment system.

       

      Here’s a setup guide on how using the RIDE-9 adjustment system will affect geometry and suspension characteristics: http://www.bikes.com/sites/default/files/resources/2018_Ride9_Element_EN.pdf

    • Can I purchase touch-up paint?

      Yes, touch-up paint is available. Visit your local Rocky Mountain dealer and they will be able to order it for you.

    • How do I remove the bearings from my frame?

      You can remove the bearings from your frame using a blind hole bearing puller and a 10mm collet.

    • What is the tune on my rear shock?

      On Fox rear shocks, there’s a 4-digit Tune ID which can be entered on the website below to tell you the tune of your rear shock. RockShox rear shocks will be labelled with a decal on the outside of the rear shock.

    • I'm looking at purchasing an Element. What size do I need?

      Here’s a link to our Sizing Chart, which can be used to get a general idea of how an Element will fit. The best way to be correctly sized for a bike is to visit your local Rocky Mountain dealer, but our online chart is a great place to start.

    • What derailleur hanger do I need?

      Hanger 15 (1099031) for SRAM and Non-Direct Mount Shimano

      Hanger 16 (1099041) for Shimano Direct Mount

    • What is the longest travel dropper post that can be installed on the Element?

      Element Carbon:

      Size S = 177mm

      Size M = 215mm

      Size L = 253mm

      Size XL = 291mm

      Size XXL = 329mm

       

      Element Alloy:

      Size S = 155mm

      Size M = 190mm

      Size L = 220mm

      Size XL = 250mm

      Size XXL = 329mm

    • What is the recommended sag setting on the Element?

      We recommend running 25% sag on the Element.

    • What size of seatpost does the Element use?

      The Element uses a 30.9mm seat post.

    • What size seatpost collar does the Element use?

      The Element uses a 34.9mm seat post collar.

    • Is the Element compatible with a front derailleur?

      The Element is compatible with Low Direct Mount E-Type/S3 Bottom Pull front derailleurs. To install a front derailleur, you will need an adapter that can be ordered through our online store or from your local Rocky Mountain dealer with the part number: 1817025RMB.

      https://shop.bikes.com/collections/parts/products/front-derailleur-kit-element

    • What shock size and hardware do I need?

      The Element uses a 6.5" x 1.5".

      The forward shock hardware is a 25mm x 8mm ID pin and reducers, and the rear shock mount is a 30mm x 8mm ID pin and reducers.

    • Does the Element have ISCG mounts?

      The Element does not have ISCG mounts but it is compatible with Low Direct Mount (S3/E-type) chain guide. Here is one that we like from OneUp Components.

      To install a chain guide on the Element, you will need:

      https://shop.bikes.com/collections/parts/products/front-derailleur-kit-element

       

    • What is the maximum chainring size that I can put on the Element?

      The maximum chainring size that’s compatible is a 38t Race Face or 38t SRAM or Shimano. The maximum oval chainring size that’s compatible is a 36t Race Face or 36T SRAM or Shimano.

    • What brake mounts are on the Element, and what is the maximum brake size?

      The Element has 160mm post-mount brake mounts. It will fit up to a 180mm rotor with an adapter.