• New 2017 Rocky Mountain Element
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    Emily Pixelunion
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New 2017 Rocky Mountain Element

New 2017 Rocky Mountain Element

Rocky Mountain continues to push the limits of mountain bike technology with the release of info about their 2017 Element. 

Interested in a Rocky Mountain bike from Neff Cycle Service? Contact us to discuss your new bike or schedule a test ride!

Intended Use: XC
Front Travel: 120mm
Rear Travel: 100mm
Wheel Size: 29”

This is the result of over two decades at the front of the pack. The new Element features more efficient suspension performance, refined marathon geometry, Ride-9™ adjustability, and room for two bottles inside the front triangle. The smallest details were examined in search of point-n-shoot rigidity and unrivalled speed.


  • Full Smoothwall™ carbon frame weighs 2250g (size Medium, including shock and hardware. Two-tone paint on T.O. frame adds 30g)
  • Ride-9™ adjustability chip moved into the link, saving weight and bulk
  • All sizes fit two water bottles inside the front triangle
  • Future-proofed to run Di2, Fox Live, and a dropper post concurrently
  • Frame available with special edition Team Only paint job
  • Cartridge bearing pivots with simplified hardware
  • Single-sided chainstay pivots for a narrower rear triangle—eliminates heel rub, even with Boost spacing
  • Fits standard, widely available 6.5x1.5 shocks
  • 2x compatible
  • Clearance for 29x2.35 tires
  • Full-length internal shift, dropper post, and lockout routing, plus internal brake routing in the front triangle
  • Oversized headtube and downtube ports for ease of cable routing
  • New derailleur hanger design reduces hardware complexity
  • Lightweight bolt-on axle saves 35g compared to a traditional Boost axle
  • PressFit BB92 bottom bracket, ZS44 | ZS56 headset
  • Post-mount 160mm rear brake
  • Max 1x chainring size is 38t with SRAM, 36t with Race Face
  • Max 2x chainring size is a full size 28t/40t
  • Sizing: S/M/L/XL/XXL
More info on the new Element on Rocky Mountains website. 
  • Post author
    Emily Pixelunion
  • 2017 BikesRocky Mountain