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    Element 30 specs...help

    Can anyone help me with these two RM Element 30's specs. Assuming they are the same price, which forks & cranks etc. are better?
    It's been a long time out of the sport so any help is appreciated.


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    Frame Rocky Mountain FORM™ 7005 aluminum/ Carbon Fiber seatstay
    Fork RockShox Tora 289 Coil, 100mm w/damping, external rebound & pre-load adjust, Mag lowers
    Front Travel 100mm

    Rear Shock FOX Float RP2 Custom Valved
    Rear Travel 105mm / 4
    Head Set FSA
    Stem FSA OS-190LX, Alloy forged, 4-bolt
    Handlebar FSA HB-XC-280B OS, Alloy 31.8, 40mm Rise
    Brakes Shimano Deore
    Brake Levers Shimano Deore
    Shifters Shimano Deore Rapid Fire
    Gearing (FR) Shimano LX
    Gearing (RR) Shimano XT
    Cranks & Chainrings Truvativ Firex GigaX Pipe, 44/32/22
    Bottom Bracket Truvativ GXP outboard cartridge bearing
    Pedals
    Wellgo alloy w/steel cage w/boron axle

    Hubs
    Front: Alloy disc, Rear: Shimano disc, QR



    Cassette Shimano HG50 11-34, 9-Speed
    Chain KMC Z9000
    Spokes 14G Black 32°
    Rims Weinmann Taurus 2000 Double wall, disc specific
    Tires (RR/FR) Kenda Small Block 8 2.0
    Seat Post Alloy micro-adjust
    Saddle WTB Rocket V
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    Rocky Mountain FORM™ 7005 aluminum/ Carbon Fiber seatstay
    Fork Marzocchi MX Pro L/O
    Front Travel 105mm / 4
    Rear Shock FOX Float RP2 Custom Valved
    Rear Travel 105mm / 4
    Head Set FSA
    Stem Easton EA30 31.8
    Handlebar Easton EA30 31.8
    Brakes Shimano Deore
    Brake Levers Shimano Deore
    Shifters Shimano Deore Rapid Fire
    Gearing (FR) Shimano LX
    Gearing (RR) Shimano XT
    Cranks & Chainrings Race Face Ride XC X-Type
    Bottom Bracket Race Face Ride XC X-Type
    Pedals Shimano PDM520
    Hubs (FR) Shimano Deore
    Hubs (RR) Shimano Deore
    Cassette Shimano Deore
    Chain Shimano HG53-9
    Spokes DT Champion
    Rims WTB Speed Disc XC
    Tires (RR/FR) WTB ExiWolf 2.1
    Seat Post Easton EA30
    Saddle WTB Rocket V

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    toss up

    Not much difference. I think the tires are dependent on your common terrain. The wtb rims may be better than the other.
    "Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?"

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    The Race Face cranks are better than the Truvativ.
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    Thanks guys, what about the forks?

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    They likely both come out of the same fork factory in Taiwan. Both RS and Marz have the forks made there. 6 of one, half dozen of the other.
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