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Rocky Mountain Element A50 - Shimano

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$4,799.00
Color: Beige / Grey
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Wheel Size: 29"
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Climb fast. Descend even faster. Welcome to your Element.

Purpose-built to hit the precise sweet spot between lightweight cross country climbing prowess and technical precision, the Element is the best of both worlds and more. New-levels of climbing efficiency guarantee that oh-so-sweet feeling of riding someone off your wheel. Added levels of stability on fast descents and a pseudo-aggressive seat tube angle provides surprising levels of confidence on tight single track and hairy descents. Light. Stiff. Fast. Smooth. Precise. You’re now in your Element—always.

The perfectly balanced advantage

It’s light. It’s stiff. It climbs. It does everything you expect a good cross country bike to do. But then, it’s subtly aggressive geometry and lengthened wheelbase changes the game when descending and charging fast, rough, technical sections of singletrack.

Lightweight trail dominance

With 120mm of smooth, progressive travel, the Element is in a totally different league than every cross country bike that came before it. Progressive geometry means you can not only ride more trails up and down than ever—they’re now faster, too.

The comfort of competence

Soaking up aggressive sections of trail means more matches to burn as the day goes on. Ride further than ever in surprising levels of comfort. Keep cottonmouth at bay with plenty of room to carry two full-sized bottles. Ride more trails than ever—and do it comfortably.

XS: 27.5”: 142.5 - 157.5 cm / 4’8” - 5’2”

SM: 29”: 157.5 - 170 cm / 5’2” - 5’7” 

MD: 29”: 167.5 - 177.5 cm / 5’6” - 5’10”

LG: 29”: 175 - 188 cm / 5’9” - 6’2”

XL: 29”: 185.5 - 198 cm / 6’1” - 6’6”

The RIDE-4 adjustment system allows riders to quickly fine-tune their geometry with a pair of Allen keys. Four configurations are possible thanks to one rotating chip. This allows for subtle geometry changes with minimal effect on your shock tune.

Geometry setup is a complex artform with huge variables 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. 

When adjusting your RIDE-4 position, 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 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.

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.

Specs

Frame FORM™ Alloy | Full Sealed Cartridge Bearings | Press Fit BB | Internal Cable Routing | RIDE-4™ Adjustable Geometry | 120mm Travel. FORM™ Alloy Rear Triangle
Fork Marzocchi Z2 Float EVOL Rail 130mm | 44mm Offset
Headset FSA Orbit NO.57E | Sealed 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 | Sealed Bearing Eyelet | 20x8mm F Hardware | All Sizes = 190x45mm | Size-Specific tune in FAQ
Rims/Wheels WTB ST Light i27 TCS 2.0 Tubeless | 28H / Tubeless Ready - Tape / Valves Incl
Hubs F: Rocky Mountain Sealed Boost 15mm | R:Shimano SLX Boost 148mm
Spokes DT Swiss Competition 2.0/1.8/2.0
Tires F: Maxxis Rekon 2.4 WT EXO Tubeless Ready // R: Maxxis Rekon 2.4 WT EXO Tubeless Ready
Crankset Race Face Aeffect Cinch | 32T Steel | 24mm Spindle | Crankarm Length: XS = 165mm Crankarm | SM - XL = 170mm
Bottom Bracket Shimano SM-BBMT500
Chain Shimano M7100
Rear Derailleur Shimano XT
Cassette/Rear Cogs Shimano SLX 10-51T
Shifters Shimano SLX
Handlebars Rocky Mountain AM | XS = 760mm | SM - XL = 780mm Width | 25mm Rise | 9° Backsweep | 5° Upsweep | 31.8 Clamp
Tape/Grips ODI Elite Pro Lock On
Stem Rocky Mountain 31.8 XC | 5° Rise | All Sizes = 50m
Brakes Shimano XT 2 Piston | Resin Pads
Pedals Not included
Saddle WTB Volt Race 142
Seat Post X Fusion Manic Composite 30.9mm | XS - SM = 125mm | MD = 150mm | LG - XL = 170mm

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Beige / Grey / Small / 29" 770416478679 B0315SM2 ROC37483742Y
Beige / Grey / Large / 29" 770416478839 B0315LG2 ROC37182942Y

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