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When Rocky Mountain's pro XC racers need to humiliate the competition, they reach for the Element 970. The 970's superlight hydroformed aluminum frame, crazy-stiff rear end, and cream-of-the-crop spec guarantee Rocky's pros their best shot at the podium.

  • ABC angular contact polymer bushing system is 120 grams lighter and 105% stiffer than comparable cartridge bearing systems
  • Pivots are parallel to chain line to keep chain length constant and eliminate pedal bob
  • FORM 7005 Series hydroformed alloy tubes are light, stiff, and free of unnecessary material
  • Highly tuneable yet ultralight Rock shox front and rear suspension for plush ride with customizable feel
  • SRAM X0/X9 2x10 drivetrain provides obstacle clearance, and ideal gear ratios without extra weight
  • DT Swiss wheelset with a strong X470 rim, double-butted spokes, and quick-engaging, long-lasting 350 hubs provide flex-free trail-rippin' performance
  • Ultralight Formula hydraulic disc brakes provide gobs of fade-free stopping power


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what is a large frame size in inches?

what is a large frame size in inches?

Hi Henry,

Thanks for the question. When it comes to the sizing of the Large Frame on the Rocky Mountain Element 970 Bike - 2012, the labeled size is 18.5", the seat tube is 470mm and the top tube length is 605mm. Please check the link below for the rest of the geometry specifications:

http://www.bikes.com/main+en+01_102+ELEMENT_970_29_.html?BIKE=982&CATID=1&SCATID=1&Y=2012