Rocky Mountain Element 30 MSL XC Full Suspension

4/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $2999.95

Product Description

Roll with all the benefits of a carbon fiber framewithout drained-wallet guiltwhen you throw a leg over the Rocky Mountain Element 30 MSL Bike. A feathery and efficient chassis dressed in smartly spec'd components allows you to turn mountains into mole hills. And, thanks to 120-millimeters of travel front and rear, you'll confidently and effortlessly descend dicey trails.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Patrick

Date Reviewed: October 8, 2012

Strengths:    great geometry, good descender, stiff frame

Weaknesses:    pricey, rear susp. eat energy (can fell the rear end shortenen when compressing), poor square bumb absortion.

Bottom Line:   
nice bike on almost flat land or for going down the hill, but not a good climber.
I'm not in love with this rear susp system (Spec alike)
need to lock rear shock when climbing steep trails, it also bob alot

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Similar Products Used:   Giant Anthem, Ibis Mojo sl, GF sugar

Bike Setup:   stock xept tires

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by h_beck83 a Cross Country Rider from hendersonville, nc

Date Reviewed: January 3, 2012

Strengths:    Climbing. Good components for the price. Great price for a carbon fiber frame.

Weaknesses:    Shifter cable housing, rear suspension lacks plushness, grips suck

Bottom Line:   
This bike is the first bike that I have owned that leans more toward crosscountry than all mountain and so I am comparing it to all mountain trail bikes. None-the-less, it climbs phenomenally and efficiently. I bought the MSL30 because it was affordable, and have to say that the components are not horrible. The front forks are so so, the grips should be lock ons, and the cable housing creates bad shifting. The handling is nice and corners well but lacks a plush feel on the way down--not bad but not great. Overall, the bike is exactly what I was looking for within my budget. It is the best bike I have owned to date but would have gone with the MSL50 if I could have.

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Favorite Trail:   cedar mountain and others at dupont state park

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1900.00

Purchased At:   HuckNRoll

Similar Products Used:   Cannondale Rush, Specialized Enduro and Stumpjumper

Bike Setup:   All stock other than Gore Ride On cables and housing and crank bros. grips

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