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Rocky Mountain Element 950 RSL

Rocky Mountain Element 950 RSL
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Get out and go fast on Rocky Mountain's Element 950 RSL. It's crafted from Rocky's Smoothwall carbon and FORM aluminum with a tapered head tube and press fit bottom bracket for low weight, stiffness, and responsiveness. Up front, a 100mm-travel Manitou Marvel Pro leads the charge, and out back a remote-controlled Fox Float dishes out 95mm of trail-soothing suspension for increased control over the terrain. The rest of the specs are just as sweet. A Shimano XT drivetrain is powered by Race Face cranks; Shimano XT discs provide strong braking; 29-inch Wheeltech wheels spin easily; Maxxis tires roll quickly; and the Race Face bar and stem are light yet tough so you can stay out and go fast all day.

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 FORM tubing pushes the limits of tube and frame design to create their unique riding feel. Every detail of the FORM frame-tube design has a purpose, from the outer shape and profile, to the wall thickness, tapers, flares and bends. This attention to detail, paired with premium materials and manufacturing processes, allows Rocky Mountain to push the boundaries of bicycle design.

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.


Frame Rocky Mountain Smoothwall Carbon front triangle, FORM 7005 Series Aluminum rear triangle, ABC Pivots, tapered head tube, Press Fit BB, internal cable routing, 95mm-travel
Fork Manitou Marvel Pro, 15mm thru-axle, tapered steerer, 100mm-travel w/lockout
Rear Shock Fox Float Remote CTD Custom Race Valved w/SmoothLink design
Rims/Wheels SUNringlé Inferno 23
Hubs Shimano 618
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 XT, Shadow Plus
Rear Cogs Shimano HG50, 10-speed: 11-36
Shifters Shimano XT
Handlebars Race Face Evolve Flat Wide
Tape/Grips Rocky Mountain Lock-on XC
Stem Race Face
Brakes Shimano XT hydraulic disc, 180mm rotors
Saddle WTB Volt Race
Seat Post Rocky Mountain XC

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
Yellow / SM 770416168716 CRS518151
Yellow / MD 770416168723 CRS518171
Yellow / LG 770416168730 CRS518181
Yellow / XL 770416168747 CRS518201
Yellow / XXL 770416168754 CRS518211