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    Element Change Of Travel

    Hi,

    I've got a very unfashionable element of the 26" variety which I ride with 650b wheels. I was wondering if the internet masses know if I can drop the travel to 100mm and what changes would it make to the geometry.

    I believe Rocky Mountain are introducing a shorter travel 650 bike at Crankworx. I've heard around 5" so my 4" element could be my go-fast bike.

    Thanks in advance

    Medz

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    Late reply here, but if you're referring to a 2011-12 Element MSL, then yes. you need a new swing link ($160) and new rear shock to convert the MSL (120mm) to an RSL (98mm). Search this forum for that conversion for more details. However I have no idea if that would be possible with 650 wheels on there.

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    I have been personally curious about 650b clearance on MSL and RSL. If it is one of these, what tire/rim are you running and how much clearance do you have?

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