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    Smile 2013 Element 999 RSL

    So i fall in love and ordered one !!! Yes ! After 10years Specialized's s-works Epic 26" 03'- 05'-07'- Stumpjumper's ht 29er 09' and 10' !!! It comes with a 100mm Lefty XLR 29er ! Normally the first week of december !!

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    What do you mean it comes with a lefty fork?

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    Element 999RSL 29" 2013



    Frame has arrived , building it up next week !! Can't wait !!


    Misty ,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Misty69 View Post


    Frame has arrived , building it up next week !! Can't wait !!


    Misty ,
    Sweet!!!

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    Sweet frame. You'll love it.
    3hrs today on my 970RSL (on studs !). Great bike.
    The 999 colour combo looks great.

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    What headset are you going to use?

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    Nice frame. What size is it?

    As far as i understand you can only have this model as a frame only option or not?

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    Its a XL , this frame you can buy as a frame only or complete bike !!

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    so the frame only comes with an rp23 w/kashima coat, while the complete bike comes with the monarch xx shock?
    I'm getting mine this week, but it is a complete bike.
    pretty stoked.

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    Hey Misty, did you remove the remote lever and cable? If you did can you still turn the CTD dial? I'm still waiting for my frame and been wanting to know if that was possible with the CTD remotes. I would probably just run it on trail all the time like I do my, plus I hate remotes.
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    The valve on the remote CTD rear shock is spring loaded, if you try to run it without the remote bar lever it stays in the Climb position. You'd have to take the CTD valve apart to find that rather stiff return spring, or switch it to the lever type valve without the remote capability.
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    Rockyuphill,
    Have you taken it? I was thinking there would be a return spring in both the shock and lever. There has got to be a way to get that spring out and just use it with the knob. Maybe I'll give FOX a call.
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    I tried removing the cable on my Fox CTD shock on the Instinct 970 and found the shock valve was spring loaded to the C position. And it is a heavy return spring. There's no spring in the lever. I didn't want to get into taking the shock valve lever apart in case I blew something up and broke it.
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    I'm just curious why you guys are wanting to remove the remote lever? Is it the lever operation itself of functionability? From what few rides I've had so far I'm a huge fan of the function just not the lever size and looks. I'm coming from dual remote lockout levers and find myself using the CTD positions frequently.

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    I expect it's the huge size for most people especially for a lever that only adjusts the rear shock and not the CTD fork at the same time, like the one on the Instinct 970
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    I just don't like remotes. They clutter up the bars and I always forget to turn it on or off, I like to set it and forget.
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    She's here......

    Isn't that a cute one??
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 2013 Element 999 RSL-rsl1.jpg  


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    Frame: Rocky Mountain Element 999RSL XL
    Fork: Cannondale Lefty XRL 100mm
    Headset: ?
    Stem: Ritchey 100mm - voorlopig
    Handlebar: Schmolke
    Grips: Specialized
    Brake: Magura MT8
    Shifters: SRAM XO Twister 2x9
    Rear derailleur: Shimano XTR
    Front derailleur: SRAM XO
    Crank: B.O.R xc 666 36-22
    Bottombracket: B.O.R
    Pedals: Time Atac Titanium
    Wheels: Notubes Crest met DT Swiss 240s sapim cx ray messing nippels
    Remschijven: Storm sl160mm
    Cassette: SRAM 990 11-34
    Ketting: KMC X9L
    Banden: Schwalbe racing ralph
    Zadelpen: Thomson masterpiece
    Zadel: Fizik Aliante carbon
    Bottlecage: Specialized s-works

    Weight : 10.08kg 22.22Lbs




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    Last edited by Misty69; 01-31-2013 at 02:35 PM. Reason: wrong

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    Quote Originally Posted by Misty69 View Post
    Nice work! Looks like you may have the wrong tires listed...

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    2013 Element 999 RSL

    I want to know about those b.o.r. Cranks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Misty69 View Post
    Frame: Rocky Mountain Element 999RSL XL
    Fork: Cannondale Lefty XRL 100mm
    Headset: ?
    Stem: Ritchey 100mm - voorlopig
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    Great build.

    Are you running a normal-size Lefty, or a Lefty with the XL clamps? Stock headset? Which Lefty adaptor (P321 or Cannondale) ??

    I'm planning to run a lefty on my XL size RSL. The headtube+headset stack height measures 1mm too large for a normal-size lefty, but I'm hoping I can squeeze it in.

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    Did you happen to weigh the frame with shock before you built it? Curious what an XL frameset weighs.

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    I did not weight the frame. It came buil up with xx and I removed all of the xx parts, but the stem, fork, seatpost, saddle, seat collar, etc all stayed in the swap. It is now built up with full xtr and comes in at 22.7 with ti spindle egg beater 3s, no tubes, and a carbon ec 70 flat wide bar.

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