What a Difference The Ride Makes.
Rocky Mountain’s momentum is in full force and we aren’t just talking about rolling resistance. After the 2011 Element RSL and MSL established Rocky Mountain as a leader in carbon fiber construction and suspension technologies, followed by 2012’s critically acclaimed RTC-29™ Geometry found on Vertex RSL and Element 29we’re excited to introduce you to the 2013 Element 29 RSL. We believe the fastest cross country race bikes are29ers and 2013 Element 29 RSL leads the pack, not only in technology, but more importantly, in the ride. It’s important because the only thing that matters when you hit the trails is that you Love the Ride.
What does that mean? It means that hitting a gram target or stiffness value doesn’t paint the whole picture. Or that an exotic rear derailleur shouldn’t mean much to the customer. And great geometry isn’t enough on its own.Ride quality is Rocky Mountain’s number one goal when we set out to design any new bike and it’s clearly evident in 2013 Element 29 RSL. From initial concept, to developing proprietary technologies like SmoothWall ™ carbon construction and ABC™ Pivots, to working with our suppliers for carefully thought out parts spec, achieving the best ride is an exhaustive process.
As a Vancouver company, we feel the best riding bike is one that is playful and agile. If there is anywhere that’s the best test of a bike’s handling, it’s our rugged backyard trails. RTC-29™ Geometry has proven that 29ers can out-perform 26ers in any kind of terrain and combining this with industry leading stiffness-to-weight ratio, Element 29 RSL truly needs to be ridden to be appreciated.
Our frames are what make the Rocky Mountain ride experience. Parts are important, but the frame comes first.That is why we use the same frame in our top of the line Element RSL 999 in all of our Element RSL bikes. We refuse to compromise frame quality to knock a few bucks of the price, because we think all of our Element RSL riders are entitled the best ride possible.
The 2013 Rocky Mountain Element RSL. Our challenge to mountain bikers everywhere to put ride quality first.