Above graph courtesy of Alex Cogger – it will be a collector’s item one day!
The more formal graph shows how Element uses Smoothlink suspension; an adaptation of RMB’s ETS patented suspension. I won’t go on about it in detail since I’ve already gone on at length in another article (although it was about the RMB Altitude). Suffice it to say that the RMB Element’s implementation of Smoothlink allows the suspension curve to initially be linear (in theory good for small bump compliance) and progressive towards the end of the suspension (ie resist bottoming out harshly towards the end of travel
Geometry for the RMB Element 29er (with 26 wheeled geometry for comparison) – see below for comparison with other 29ers. As MTBR forces a too-small picture; click here to see the geo chart in a readable format