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    2013 Rocky Mountain Element RSL Carbon 29er

    New Rocky Mountain Element 29er carbon - previewed is the BC Edition


    2013 Rocky Mountain Element RSL Carbon 29er Preview | Mountain Bike Review - for impressions, more pictures and video.

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    This may be the bike I've been waiting for!

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    Leel,

    I asked this in the comments on your article as well, but I am not sure if you are still checking comments there:

    How would you compare the Element BC edition to the Altitude 29er?

    I am looking for my first 29er trail bike and these are two of the options. The Altitude has more rear travel but steeper geometry.

    If you were going to comment on these two side by side as trail bikes (I have no plans to race) what would your thoughts be?

    Thanks!

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    I'd like to sugarcoat it but won't. I wasn't terribly impressed with the Altitude 29er. The Element 29er BC ed is a better downhiller and a better climber imo.
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    Much appreciated! That is the feeling I have been getting while researching both bikes.

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    Self-photo'ed so not too many pictures.





    and the last move I pussed out on - ohhh xc bikes

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    LeeL,

    How does it handle up and down on tight switchbacks?

    I see you had to hop the back wheel on one and the camera shot seemed to end right when you were turning into some other tight switchbacks.

    It looks like the bike can handle more than what i usually ride other than seeing how it does in switchbacks.

    Also, are you riding in 120mm mode in the most recent footge?

    Thanks!

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    Lee. What about comparing the new 29er to the 26 MSL? Have you ridden both?

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by GFWD View Post
    LeeL,

    How does it handle up and down on tight switchbacks?

    I see you had to hop the back wheel on one and the camera shot seemed to end right when you were turning into some other tight switchbacks.

    It looks like the bike can handle more than what i usually ride other than seeing how it does in switchbacks.

    Also, are you riding in 120mm mode in the most recent footge?

    Thanks!
    You bet I'm in full travel mode.

    It's pretty good in the tight switchbacks actually. Not too surprising because the wheelbase is about the same as my 26" bike (Pivot Mach 5) so I don't have to do too much hopping.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mederz View Post
    Lee. What about comparing the new 29er to the 26 MSL? Have you ridden both?

    Cheers
    I haven't had more than 1 short little ride on the 26. Am actually going to grab one so I can try it out
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    wow

    i wish i had the money to buy it

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    I want one! Do I have the money? No.

    I also want a flatline. Money? Nop.

    Main bike : Altitude RSL 70 '11
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    how much is it anyway ?

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    I think the MSRP will be for about 5000-5100$ for this BC edition.
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    MSRP is in the article
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    not too much

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