A 27.5″ / 29″ aluminum frame full suspension trail bike with upper mid-range components.
Based on frame geometry and build specs.
A bike with lower gearing will be easier to ride up steep hills, while a higher top end means it will pedal faster down hills.
Element A10 Shimano
Based on build material and quality level of the frame, fork, wheelset, groupset, suspension system, and more.
4'8" – 5'3"
5'1" – 5'7"
5'5" – 5'10"
5'8" – 6'3"
6'1" – 6'6"
Feb 2023 · Ron Koch
The Element is in its element on technical trails, and that’s not something we can say about any old cross-country bike.
Jun 2022 · Logan Watts
The 2022 Rocky Mountain Element got a radical redesign. Here's our review after taking it bikepacking and out on a lot of backcountry trails.
Well-engineered Ride-4 flip chip offers perceptible shifts to dial in the geometry (and fit) to your liking
Massive frame triangle space is great for a big frame bag or two bottles and doesn’t sacrifice dropper post space
The bike handles and descends well beyond its XC category
XT build isn’t overly expensive (compared to other bikes in this class)
Ridiculously lightweight for a bike of this caliber
Rides really well when loaded with a minimal bikepacking kit
The Element is kind of a clumsy climber, even when Ride-4 chip is in the neutral position, but it gets better in the steep position
It also doesn’t feel as fast as one would expect on rolling terrain or while climbing
Build kit has a few poorly picked components, including one-piston brakes, a handlebar that’s too narrow, and an odd front tire
Press Fit bottom bracket began creaking after a couple hundred miles of use; it came and went depending on temperature
Apr 2022 · Luke Marshall
The Element C70 has plenty ‘under the hood’, both up and down. Grippier tyres would make it an even better descender
Low weight gives an efficient feel
Suspension and geometry make it very capable for its travel
Front end feels harsh compared to the rear
Dec 2021 · Henry Quinney
The new Element is drastically different in the geometry department than its predecessor. What did those changes mean out on the trail?
Very capable descender
Comfortable and light
Not the best on flatter trails
Downhill performance may leave riders wanting bigger brakes and wider rims.
Sep 2021 · Simon Stewart
The new Rocky Mountain Element is no longer a BC-ready XC bike, it's an XC-ready BC bike, meant for all sizes and all budgets.
FORM™ Alloy | Full Sealed Cartridge Bearings | Press Fit BB | Internal Cable Routing | RIDE-4™ Adjustable Geometry | 120mm Travel. FORM™ Alloy Rear Triangle
BB Standard: BB86/BB92, Press Fit
Color: Black / Grey
RockShox Judy Silver 130mm | 27.5 = 42mm Offset | 29 = 51mm Offset
RockShox Deluxe Select | Sealed Bearing Eyelet | 20x8mm F Hardware | All Sizes = 190x45mm |Size-Specific tune in FAQ
Rocky Mountain Sealed BB92 - Shimano Compatible
FSA Orbit NO.57B | Retainer Bearings | 30.2mm x 41mm x 7.1mm Upper | 40mm x 51.8mm x 7.5mm Lower | 1.5" Crown Race
Rocky Mountain 31.8 XC | 5° Rise | All Sizes = 50m
Rocky Mountain AM | XS = 760mm | SM - XL = 780mm Width | 25mm Rise | 9° Backsweep | 5° Upsweep | 31.8 Clamp
WTB Volt 142
Rocky Mountain Toonie Drop Composite 30.9mm | XS - SM = 125mm | MD = 150mm | LG - XL = 170mm
Rocky Mountain Lock On Light
Shimano Deore 11spd
Rocky Mountain Microdrive | 32T |SRAM 76mm BCD | 24mm Spindle | Crank Length: XS = 165mm | SM - XL = 170mm
Shimano Deore 11spd
SunRace CSMS8 EA1 11-51T
Tektro HD-M275 | Shimano Pad Compatible | F:Tektro 180mm | R:Tektro 180mm
Type: Hydraulic Disc
Rocky Mountain TR25 Tubeless | 32H | Tubeless Compatible - Tape / Valves / Sealant Not Incl
Rocky Mountain Sealed Boost 15mm
Novatec D462 Sealed Boost 148mm
F: WTB Trail Boss Comp 29 x 2.4 // R: WTB Trail Boss Comp 29 x 2.4