Both are essentially stock. Element has Twenty6 pedals on it (I think Twenty6 is now out of business?) and a full bashguard. Thunderbolt has OneUp Aluminums and a OneUp underbash.
Have loved the Element over the last ten years, and the Thunderbolt has been so much fun over the first couple rides on local trails. Looking forward to learning to ride the T'bolt as well as I know the Element.
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