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Rocky Mountain Element 970 RSL BC Edition 29er Cross Country

Rocky Mountain Bicycles humbly began in the basement of a Vancouver British Columbia bike shop, in 1981. The employees first imported bikes to sell to their customers. Later, they began manufacturing and importing frames to their exact specifications. Rocky Mountain now produces mountain bikes, road bikes, and urban bicycles. The company has come quite a ways from their modest beginning; however, their core values have never wavered. Rocky Mountain Bicycles is just as sought after now as they were in 1981.

The Element is Rocky Mountain’s line of full suspension cross country bikes.  The Element line is known for having great value rolled into exceeding performance. Rocky Mountain developed an innovative linkage system called ABC Pivot. This linkage system is lighter and stiffer than traditional sealed cartridge bearings. This is a great advantage and increases performance by eliminating binding in the pivot.

The Rocky Mountain Element 970 RSL BC Edition is constructed from FORM C13 Carbon Fiber. FORM is Rocky Mountain’s process for crating high quality material. Carbon Fiber is super light and stiff. Attention to detail is crucial and Rocky Mountain has years of experience building high quality bikes. The 970 RSL also has a tapered headtube which increases stiffness and strength in the headtube.

Fox Racing Shox have been developing high performance and reliable shocks and suspension fork for years. So, it’s no wonder that Rocky Mountain chose the Fox 32 TALAS 120mm FIT CTD 29er fork for the 970 RSL BC Edition. TALAS stands for: Travel Adjust Linear Air Spring. This Travel adjusting linear air spring is a piece of beauty, you can adjust your travel by opening up the fork and removing the lowers. Once you do that you simply install a snap in a Fox Shox travel spacer. The FIT Damper is also a thing of beauty, using a bladder system to keep oil and air separate, the system is isolated and clean. The CTD stands for Climb, Trail, and Descend. These are settings on the fork and rear suspension. Climb acts similar to a lock out and makes the suspension stiffer so you can climb more efficiently. Trail is a happy medium between full open and full close. This allows you to comfortably ride the trail and take advantage of your suspension without losing and power transfer. Finally, Descend opens up your suspension allowing you to rapidly descend and tackle rocks and bumps in your way. Both the TALAS fork and Fox Float rear suspension take advantage of the CTD technology.

The Rocky Mountain Element 970 RSL BC Edition is one heck of a bike. Taking advantage of the innovative ABS pivots technology and the FORM tubing process, Rocky Mountain has been able to produce a fantastic 29er cross country frame. Then, pooling from the industry, Rocky Mountain used an assortment of proven parts to build the Element. The bike is perfect for any cross country rider looking to step up their game!

 

Frame

FORM™ C13 Hi Mod Carbon Smoothwall Monocoque. FORM™ 7005 Series Custom Hydroformed Rear Triangle. ABC™ Pivots. Tapered Head Tube. Press Fit BB. 29

Fork

Fox 32 TALAS 29 120 FIT CTD

Front Travel

120-90mm Adjustable. FIT Damper / Rebound / Climb (Lockout) - Trail (3 Position Compression) - Descend (Open) Settings / 15mm Axle / Tapered Steerer

Rear Shock

Fox Float CTD Custom Trail Valved

Rear Travel

SmoothLink™ Design 95mm. Rebound / Climb (X-Firm ProPedal) - Adjustable Trail (3 Position ProPedal) - Descend (Open) Settings

Head Set

Cane Creek Forty Series: IS42mm Top / 52mm Bottom Tapered

Stem

Race Face Turbine 6° x 70-90mm

Handlebar

Race Face Turbine Flat Wide Ø31.8mm x 700mm x 9° Sweep

Brakes

Avid Elixir 90 XM Hydraulic Disc 180mm

Brake Levers

Avid Elixir 90 XM MatchMaker

Shifters

Sram X9 MatchMaker Triggers 3x10spd

Gearing (FR)

Shimano SLX E Mount 3x10spd

Gearing (RR)

Sram X9 Type 2 All Mountain 10spd

Cranks & Chainrings

Race Face Turbine 170-175mm 42/32/24T 3x10spd

Bottom Bracket

Race Face Press Fit Team XC

Pedals

N/A

Hubs (FR)

DT Swiss X 1.6 Straight Pull 15mm Axle

Hubs (RR)

DT Swiss X 1.6 Straight Pull / Star Ratchet Freehub / 12 x 142mm

Cassette

Sram PG-1070 11-36T 10spd

Chain

Sram PC-1071 10spd

Spokes

DT Swiss Competition Straight Pull

Rims

DT Swiss X 1.6 Tubeless Ready

Tires (RR/FR)

Continental X King Folding 29

Seat Post

RockShox Reverb 30.9mm x 380-420mm

Saddle

Rocky Mountain XC Light

 

Size

SM

MD

LG

XL

XXL

Head Length

         

Head Angle

69.6°

69.6°

69.6°

69.6°

69.6°

Seat Angle

73°

73°

73°

73°

73°

Seat Tube length

394

432

470

508

546

Horiz. Toptube Length

558

582

605

630

655

Headtube Length

100

110

120

130

145

Chainstay Length

445

445

445

445

445

BB Drop

32

32

32

32

32

Wheelbase

1066

1097

1120

1146

1172

Front-Centre

         

Standover Height

784

784

784

784

784

 

FREE PROFESSIONAL ASSEMBLY

Each Rocky Mountain complete bike includes free professional assembly by Jenson USA. Prior to shipping your bike, we will completely build and tune it, just as we would for an in-store purchase. Then, we'll partially disassemble and carefully pack your bike for shipping. Please allow 3 business days for the bike build process prior to shipment.

When your bike arrives, it will take about 30 minutes to unpack and perform basic re-assembly tasks (such as installing the front wheel and seatpost) using common hand tools. Jenson USA has created a helpful video (below) to guide you through this process. Stuck? Please call us at (888) 880-3811 and we’ll be happy to help.

HOW TO ASSEMBLE YOUR ROCKY MOUNTAIN BIKE

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