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Rocky Mountain
Element C30 SLX Mountain Bike

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Why We Like The Rocky Mountain Element C30 SLX Mountain Bike

Whether we are racing or just crushing our local trails, the Rocky Mountain Element is our go-to bike for aggressive XC riding. With a lightweight design, short-travel platform, and exceptionally capable geometry, the element was born to take on the ever-evolving XC course. The Element was redesigned this year, giving us a new frame profile with a slim top tube and an upgraded bearing and pivot design, making for a more durable and reliable design. 120mm of Smoothlink suspension ensures the Element rockets up climbs while remaining capable all over the mountain, and the lightweight platform helps us skip over trail obstacles and maintain our speed. Size-specific tunes optimize performance across all sizes, and revised suspension kinematics with an increased anti-squat value makes for quicker acceleration and a more linear progression for a smoother ride feel. Rocky Mountain's Ride-4 adjustment system gives us four different settings that allow us to adjust our frame geometry to our riding style and the terrain for more capability. The Element has exceptionally slack frame geometry for a cross-country bike and sports a 65.5-degree headtube angle in the neutral setting to give us enhanced capability and confidence on the most aggressive XC courses. The long reach and wheelbase also help keep us composed in steep, aggressive terrain, and the 76.5-degree seat tube angle makes for a very efficient pedaling position for climbing. Finishing off the Element is a SRAM UDH compatible derailleur hanger for easy replacements, integrated downtube and chainstay protector to keep our frame protected, and two water bottle mounts so we can stay hydrated.

The C30 SLX build of the Rocky Mountain Element boasts incredible value and comes complete with trail-ready components. Rocky Mountain's Smoothwall carbon frame is made with premium materials for an impressive strength-to-weight ratio and stiff handling. Next, Shimano's SLX/Deore mixed 12-speed drivetrain sports a wide range and a reliable, value-based build. Deore 4-piston brakes have a great bite and tons of stopping power, while the WTB ST Light i27 TCS 2.0 rims give us confidence plowing down chunky trails. The 130mm Marzocchi Z2 Float EVOL Rail fork soaks up bigger hits easily, while the Fox Float DPS Performance rear shock is lightweight and has a custom tune for optimal performance.

*Due to a high demand in the global supply chain and bike industry since the start of the pandemic, material weight and exact components are subject to change. We are working diligently to keep tech specs updated, and any adjustments will be of equal or better spec level, If you have any questions, reach out to a Gearhead by chatting online or calling 1-888-276-7130.


  • Aggressive cross-country bike for demanding modern courses
  • 120mm of Smoothlink suspension climbs efficiently and rides high in its travel
  • Smoothlink carbon frame has a revised tube shape and geometry
  • Ride-4 adjustment system allows us to tailor our geometry to the terrain
  • Size-specific tunes for optimal ride feel across all sizes
  • Fox Float DPS Performance rear shock is lightweight and smooth
  • Marzocchi Z2 Float EVOL Rail, 130mm fork handles aggressive descents with ease
  • Size small is only offered with a 27.5in wheelset
  • Item #RMBB00I
Frame Material
Smoothwall carbon fiber
Rear Shock
Fox Float DPS Performance
Rear Travel
Marzocchi Z2 Float EVOL Rail
Front Travel
FSA Orbit NO.57E
Shimano SLX, 12-speed
Rear Derailleur
Shimano SLX, 12-speed
FSA Comet MegaExo HD, alloy, 12-speed
Chainring Sizes
Crank Arm Length
[x-small, small] 165mm, [medium, large, x-large] 170mm
Bottom Bracket
Shimano SM-BBMT500
Shimano Deore, 12-speed
Cassette Range
Shimano M6100, 12-speed
Shimano MT4100
Brake Type
[front, rear] Shimano RT30, 180mm
Rocky Mountain AM, 31.8mm
Handlebar Rise
Handlebar Sweep
[up] 5-degrees, [back] 9-degrees
Handlebar Width
[x-small] 760mm, [small, medium, large, x-large] 780mm
Rocky Mountain Lock On Light
Rocky Mountain XC, 31.8mm
Stem Length
WTB Volt, 142mm
X Fusion Manic Composite 30.9mm
Seatpost Travel
[x-small, small] 125mm, [medium] 150mm, [large, x-large] 170mm
[front, rear] WTB ST Light i27 TCS 2.0 tubeless, alloy, 28H
[front, rear] Shimano MT410
Front Axle
15 x 110mm Boost
Rear Axle
12 x 148mm Boost
Tire Clearance
[rear] 2.6in
[front, rear] Maxxis Rekon, WT, EXO, TR
Tire Size
[front, rear] 29 x 2.4in (size x-small only offered in 27.5in)
not included
downtube protector, chainstay protector, 2 water bottle mounts, SRAM UDH compatible, Ride-4 adjustment system, guided internal cable routing
Manufacturer Warranty
5 year

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