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  1. #1
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    why are Elements 100mm travel.....?

    when the TeamSC is still rated at 80 mm rear travel?
    the linkages look to be identical.
    Is there a differernce in the shock?

    Also, the latest MBA posted all Elements at 3.1" (80mm).

    So now I'm confused. Are the new Elements a full 4" of travel?

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    All models of the Element other than the TSC are 4" of travel front and rear, the TSC is 3" of travel front and rear. If you look at connection between the seat stays and the rocker linkage, you will notice that the 4" travel Elements have the pivot located farther behind the seat tube when the bike is unmanned. This compensates for the longer fork up front.

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    The only difference between the Tsc and all the other Element models is the shock, I think the linkage and the pivot points are all the same.

    The Element TSc has 80mm of rear travel by using a 152mm eye-to-eye shock, whereas all the other element models use a 165mm shock that gives 100mm of rear wheel travel. So, when using the same fork, an element tsc should have slacker angles than a regular element, that is solved by using a 80mm fork.


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    they call it 100mm mine is 90 mm

    However if you talk to Scott @ RM or measure your travel it's 90mm at best on my
    2004 Element Tsc ,it's just marketing!!! yea this is with a 165mm / 38 mm travel shock!

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    So for '05, only the carbon-stay TSC has a different shock than the others, whereas previously the whole line has the same shock length and travel?

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    No they are all different

    03 Tsc uses bushings w/165mm shock, 04 Tsc uses bearings 165 mm shock, however they have different pivot points for the 3-D link you can go to there web site and look and / or print the pic's and see. the 05 Tsc also has a different front end (as are the 03 and 04 different) and pivot location per "Scott" @ RM because I was trying to buy a 05 Tsc carbon rear end for my 04 Tsc.I personally don't know the shock lenght on the 05 but 152mm / 6" sounds right.

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