2012 All Mountain Bike Tests at Interbike Outdoor Demo

26er 27.5 29er Enduro

Rocky Mountain Element 950 Carbon

We were disappointed that they didn’t have any of the new Altitude 650B’s in when we went by the Rocky Mountain booth but was able to snag this carbon beauty intead. It has 110 mm of travel and was spec’d with a fox 120 fork I believe. I didn’t opt to ride this one so I’ll defer to Craig to add his impressions. I know it was stupid, stupid light and super efficient for smoother trails but it was the wrong choice for the gnarly route we took off the top this run. Probably would’ve been well suited for XC racing and Bootleg’s Lake Loops. I felt bad for Craig trying to manhandle this thing in the rough.

Again, didn’t take any pictures. I think this is the one Craig had (I was thinking it was white though). Post up some pics if you got any of this bike, Craig. Sorry about the stock photo

About the author: Kent Robertson

Kent Robertson (better known to Mtbr forum users as KRob) is just a guy who likes to ride. A lot. Kent’s 52 and has been riding mountain bikes for almost two decades, though he says his love of two-wheeled conveyances began when he was 5. His favorite trail type is any, be it fast and flowy, steep and chunky, or jumpy and droppy. Even a mellow bike path cruise with his wife makes him happy. “If I’m on two wheels it’s a good day.” Kent calls Ely, Nevada, home, but he’s ridden all over the western U.S. from Moab and Fruita, to Tahoe and Oregon, to a bunch of places in between. And while Kent focuses on the ride more than the bike, he’s ridden and tested a ton of bikes and knows what makes for a good ride — and a good bike. You can read more from Kent on his personal website, www.stuckinthespokes.com

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