Rocky Mountain Element 970 RSL - 2015

Race-worthy speed meets trail-bike capability in Rocky Mountain's Element 970 RSL. This 29er is crafted from Rocky's Smoothwall carbon with a tapered head tube and press fit bottom bracket for an impressive combination of low weight, stiffn ...(Read More)

Rocky Mountain Element 970 RSL
$5,499.99
Color
Red
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Race-worthy speed meets trail-bike capability in Rocky Mountain's Element 970 RSL. This 29er is crafted from Rocky's Smoothwall carbon with a tapered head tube and press fit bottom bracket for an impressive combination of low weight, stiffness, and dialed handling. You blast over obstacles and keep your speed with the 100mm-travel Fox Float and 95mm-travel Fox-driven Smoothlink rear suspension. The XT/XTR drivetrain with Race Face cranks provides the get up and go with rapid, telepathic shifting. And, Shimano's legendary XT brakes let you brake later, Maxxis tires let you corner harder, and Stan's tubeless-ready wheels let you accelerate faster as you go all out.

Rocky Mountain's Smoothlink suspension places the rear chainstay pivot above the rear axle, keeping the chain torque line parallel to the linkage. The benefit? The rear suspension is always active, bob-free, and delivers a wonderful bottomless feel, no matter what gear you're in.  

Rocky Mountain's Smoothwall Carbon construction creates a frame that is just as perfect on the inside as the outside. Rocky Mountain uses an inner mold to reduce excess resin, fibers and filler to create a super high fiber-to resin ratio. The result is an incredibly lightweight, stiff and responsive ride with incredible strength.

Rocky Mountain's Angular Bushing Concept (ABC) pivots consist of an angular contact bushing (yellow) which rotates on a tapered alloy pivot. Carefully controlled tolerances eliminate binding on the pivot for smooth suspension movement. And, they are extra light and increase rear end stiffness by eliminating play.

Specs

Frame Rocky Mountain Smoothwall Carbon, ABC Pivots, tapered head tube, Press Fit BB, 95mm travel
Fork Fox 32 Float FIT CTD Factory, 15mm thru-axle, tapered steerer, 100mm travel
Rear Shock Fox Float Remote CTD Custom Race Valved w/SmoothLink design
Rims/Wheels Stan's NoTubes ZTR Crest, tubeless-ready
Hubs Shimano XT
Spokes DT Swiss Competition
Tires Maxxis Ikon, 29 x 2.2
Crankset Race Face Turbine
Chainrings 38/24
Front Derailleur Shimano XT
Rear Derailleur Shimano XTR, Shadow Plus
Rear Cogs Shimano HG81, 10-speed: 11-36
Shifters Shimano XT
Handlebars Race Face Turbine
Tape/Grips Rocky Mountain Lock-on XC
Stem Race Face Turbine
Brakes Shimano XT hydraulic disc, 180mm rotors
Saddle WTB Silverado Race
Seat Post Race Face Turbine

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
Red / SM 00770416168860 CRS524151
Red / MD 00770416168877 CRS524171
Red / LG 00770416168884 CRS524181
Red / XL 00770416168891 CRS524201
Red / XXL 00770416168907 CRS524211