2012 Rocky Mountain Element 29er Preview

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Text, photos and videos by Lee Lau


At the outset, let me clearly unequivocally state that this is merely a preview of the RM Element 29er. I have not even ridden the bike (although that opportunity will emerge in the near future). This preview will consist of pictures, RMB’s-provided information with some commentary from myself and a synthesis of information provided from RMB and from my one ride with someone on a prototype Element 29er. With that, on with the show!

Testing the Element in Squamish, BC – photo Margus Riga

Testing the Element 29er – Whistler Valley Trails


Riding the Element 29er in Squamish – provided by RMB

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About the author: Lee Lau

Lee Lau calls North Vancouver and Whistler BC home. He's had over 15 years experience riding bikes mainly in western North America and in Europe. Unlike many people who learned to ride bikes on North Shore trails, he actually enjoys riding (and sometimes bushwhacking) uphill.

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  • Grinder says:

    Thanks for the preview. It looked very agile but I think the way Andreas Hestler rides he could make any bike look like fun ! Love the idea of a U-turn on a 29er on the 950, at full travel that puts in competition with the Altitude 29er.

    Any guess on when they will be in the shops? Also MSRPs same in Canada as US except for the 970 ? Just want to confirm that is not a typo.

  • LeeL says:


    Sorry for the late response. According to RMB it’ll be October timeframe or later. My bet is later

  • leel says:

    and Grinder – I just confirmed that the MSRPs are the same and that its not a typo

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