The RM website says the rear travel of the 2010 Element Team is 3". Is that wrong?rockyuphill said:Even the Element Team jumped up to 100mm of travel for 2009. If they can take weight out of the Element the way they did the carbon Vertex, that would be a big change.
Last years results were dominated by carbon 26er hardtails. If we went by "last years results" we'd all be riding Scott Scales (1 and 3 at worlds) and Orbea Almas (Absalon).DeeEight said:If we're talking world cup level XC racing then actually 29ers are the way of the future if last years results are anything to go by.
I cant agree. There is only one thing I'd like RMB to do with the next Element. Make it the best cross-country bike... by all means.ccm said:please no ugly curves for the 2011 Element (the majority of the 5 Elements I've owned have dents underneath the down tube, and girl's bike bent top tubes are ugly).
keep rear shock mounted under top tube to access lock out lever easily
keep 2 water bottle mounting locations INSIDE main triangle
make a quick release standard for seat tube and make the cut out face forward (enables one to mark inside the circle/bottom part of the cut out to be able to remove saddle or change saddle height and return to proper height easier, many people need to slam saddle for storage or transport).
Make the bike look like Rocky Uphills photoshop version, but just Altitude style rear linkage pivot. Don't make lower linkage/pivot of shock half down seat tube (like all your competition) keep it up near top tube like on existing Element.
I won't buy the 2011 Element if it loses all the past advantages of the past Elements.