2023 Rocky Mountain Element Carbon Frame Frame + Shock
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- SMOOTHWALL carbon frame with RIDE-4 Adjustable Geometry
- Fox Float DPS Factory, 120mm rear shock
- Press Fit Bottom Bracket
- 65-degree head tube angle
The 2023 Rocky Mountain Element Carbon frameset is a top-of-the-line offering designed to meet the demands of cross-country riders seeking a lightweight, responsive, and high-performance platform. Built with meticulous attention to detail, this frameset combines advanced carbon construction, adjustable geometry, premium suspension, and other notable features to create a versatile and capable foundation for building a race-worthy cross-country bike.
At the heart of the Element Carbon frameset is the SMOOTHWALL carbon frame, renowned for its exceptional strength, stiffness, and lightweight properties. The use of carbon fiber allows Rocky Mountain to finely tune the frame's characteristics, striking a balance between efficiency, compliance, and durability. The SMOOTHWALL construction technique ensures consistent wall thickness throughout the frame, maximizing strength where it's needed most while minimizing unnecessary weight. The result is a frame that offers a lively and responsive ride quality, allowing riders to maximize power transfer and maneuverability on the trails.
One of the standout features of the Element Carbon frameset is the RIDE-4 Adjustable Geometry system. This innovative design allows riders to fine-tune the bike's geometry to suit their preferences and the specific trail conditions. With four different geometry configurations to choose from, riders can optimize the bike's handling characteristics for climbing, descending, or strike a balanced all-around setup. The ability to adjust the head tube angle, bottom bracket height, and chainstay length empowers riders to customize their riding experience, ensuring optimal performance and control in any situation.
The frameset is paired with a Fox Float DPS Factory rear shock, offering 120mm of controlled suspension travel. The Float DPS Factory is known for its exceptional sensitivity, responsiveness, and adjustability, allowing riders to dial in their preferred suspension settings. With a wide range of compression and rebound adjustments, riders can fine-tune the shock's performance to match their riding style and the varying trail conditions. The Factory designation denotes the shock's premium level of tunability and performance, making it an excellent choice for demanding cross-country riders seeking a high-quality suspension solution.
The Element Carbon frameset is equipped with a press-fit bottom bracket, providing a secure and precise fit between the frame and the crankset. The press-fit design increases frame stiffness, reduces weight, and enhances power transfer efficiency. Additionally, it improves sealing against dirt and moisture, ensuring the longevity and durability of the bottom bracket system. With a press-fit bottom bracket, riders can expect a smooth and efficient pedaling experience, translating their power into forward motion with minimal energy loss.
Furthermore, the frameset features a head tube angle of 65 degrees. This relatively slack angle falls within the category of relaxed or progressive geometries typically found on bikes designed for more aggressive riding styles. The 65-degree head tube angle contributes to improved stability at higher speeds and provides better control and handling in technical descents. This feature makes the Element Carbon frameset well-suited for riders seeking a confident and composed ride on challenging cross-country trails.
In summary, the 2023 Rocky Mountain Element Carbon frameset is a high-performance platform that combines advanced carbon construction, adjustable geometry, premium suspension, and other notable features. With its SMOOTHWALL carbon frame, RIDE-4 Adjustable Geometry, Fox Float DPS Factory rear shock, press-fit bottom bracket, and 65-degree head tube angle, this frameset provides the foundation for a responsive, efficient, and confidence-inspiring cross-country bike.
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