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Hi

For the element 70, 2008.
Are this the proper bearings for the frame?:

6001 2RS MAX
6901 2RS MAX

The pdf file:
http://www.silverfish-uk.com/cms-files/resources/45-ee345ed9d5944ee61f88ca22b542da25.pdf

I think it`s a little wrong at the page where the exploded diagram of the element is displayed, because it says 61901 -2RS bearing type, so are they correct? because if that`s true I can`t find the correct number at the enduroforkseals.com max bearing page.

BTW, are these : http://www.enduroforkseals.com/id169.html , bearings better than the stock ones? Are they easy to put in place? The two listed below are the one`s that match the frame, aren`t they?

Are there any other webpages that sells the rocky mountain FS hardware, like IGUS bushings and the 12mm screws?...besides the LBS, obviuslly,

Thanks guys!

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The bearing dimensions are correct for both, that's the key thing. The extra 1 in the 61901 number is likely a different series of bearing, angular instead of radial in the 6901. The Enduro bearings are all intended for suspension pivot use.

The IGUS bushings and the 12mm axles are going to be near impossible to track down through any other source but a Rocky dealer. You can always check with my LBS, they ship stuff to parts of the world where there are no Rocky dealers.
 

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thanks a lot rockyuphill...!!
So, buying those bearings: 6001 2RS MAX and 6901 2RS MAX do I complete the stock for the element frame? I ask it again, because of the angular and radial thing...I don`t want to buy something that is not going to work.

Thanks again!

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I used the Enduro bearings on my 2004 ETSX, and they worked quite well. The big advantage to the Enduro bearings is the MAX feature which removes the bearing cage and allows space for one more ball in the bearings. That means you have one more contact points to support the weight which should reduce the wear on all of them.

The big difference between angular and radial bearings is there ability to withstand thrust in more than one direction.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ball_bearing#Common_designs

Radial bearings are designed assuming that all of the load is putting force right down the plane of the bearing, whereas angular contact bearings have the ability to resist thrust radially and axially at the same time. In those 2 upper seat stay bearings there may be some residual side loading from forces trying to push the wheel sideways, so the angular bearing (61901) will likely last a bit longer before developing some noticeable wear, but in the real world it is likely that the dirt seal may be a more critical factor in bearing life. In this case, the MAX bearing feature may offset the radial versus angular bearing configuration.
 
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