If you thought that 29ers were making a grand entrance in 2011, just wait until all the new 2012 models arrive! Adding one more to the long list of 29er trailbikes for 2012, Rocky Mountain has released some information on their forthcoming big-wheeled machine, the new Element 29er. Donned in alloy and built using Rocky’s ultra-solid SmoothLink suspension with ABC pivots, the Element 29er is built like a Rocky, which is good for most riders out there.
I was able to swing a leg over the Element 950 at Bike Dealer Camp: Read my review.
When I say it’s built like a Rocky, I mean it will be a great real-world trailbike with enough stability and comfort to tackle any terrain while still remaining efficient enough to hammer out even the longest of climbs. With 95mm rear travel, the Element 29er is hitting the sweet spot between XC and AM in 29er land. I’ll keep my fingers crossed that I can get my hands on one of these for testing in the coming months. In the meantime, enjoy the show:
More Info: Visit Bikes.com 2012 info coming soon