Rocky Mountain Element Mountain Bike Review

4.57 out of 5
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May 24, 2016
Pros: Weight, feel, fun and fast trail bike , quick and easy adjustment to switch between soft and hard tail

Cons: None as of yet

Recommendation: Awesome bike , quick on and off the trails

September 22, 2014
Model/Year: 2012/2015

Pros: Lightning fast
Superb handling
Best build fame quality
Nibble and light!!!!!!!

Cons: 2012 has SRAM brakes - compleat rubbish.
New 2015 great but not much up on 2012. It is hard to beat.

Recommendation: Get a 999 if you mid or pro rider. If you don't have the $$ for a new one the 2012 is the same brilliant unbeatable bike and a very good price - remove the SRAM and throw in the trash can and replace with other.

September 6, 2013
Model/Year: 1999

Pros: Light weight full suspension cross country race oriented bike.

Cons: Flexy chainstay
Considerable brake chatter on stutter bumps

Recommendation: Decent race oriented FS bike. Suspension style is still used by different manufacturers and is still viable.

Was better when I upgrade to full XT and Raceface group.

August 17, 2012
Pros: Light, great climber

Cons: Needed just a few upgraded parts to be 5 star, which mine now is!

Recommendation: Love mine

November 10, 2009
Pros: everything

Cons: xtr rear derailleur a little weak,hard to tune

Recommendation: amazing bike,all you have to do is hold on!

November 8, 2009
Pros: No suspension bob.
Good and stiff.
Great hindling!

Cons: I like a little more suspension to ride technical trails.

Recommendation: I have rented Elements on a few occasions over the last five years. This is a well-built point-and-shoot bike that will provide a superb ride for long days in the saddle. I've never found another 4-inch bike at any price that I like better.

June 17, 2009

February 5, 2008

February 5, 2008
Pros: A good all around bike for those getting into a full suspension bike and a great bike for the price (around $1,200).

Cons: The only thing I wish is that it was a bit lighter.

Recommendation: Recommended for an intermediate rider looking for a good bike without spending a bundle! I happen to love mine.