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    rocky element fs ?

    Considering a used element race frame.
    What should I look for?
    How do the bushings hold up with wear?
    Whats the frame weigh?
    Any impressions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebronze
    Considering a used element race frame.
    What should I look for?
    How do the bushings hold up with wear?
    Whats the frame weigh?
    Any impressions?
    You should look for any play in the shock area in the shock reducers that are in the eyelets area. It has two bushing in there that wear and create a play. But you can contact Fox Racing Shox and get a pair for about $20.00.

    I had my Rocky for 4 years and never have problem with the bushing. Only a squeaky sound but with a few drop of oil the problem was solve.

    The frame weight is about 5.0 to 5.6 pounds depending the size and the shock installed in the frame.

    I really love the frame but I changed for a a frame with more travel. If you found one in a really good conditions and in very good price go with it!!!
    Mas vale ser punky que maricon de playa

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    You should also look at the top seatstay pivot. My 4 year old Element has developed play there. It seems that the bushing-collar has eaten away some of the aluminium of the pivot. It causes the rear to creak when you apply full power.

    I'm very happy with it, although I'm also looking for a bike with an inch more travel.

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