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Rocky Mountain Element 950 and Vertex 970 29ers

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Andreas Hestler from Rocky Mountain shows us the new 2012 Element 950 and Vertex 970 at Interbike 2011.

2012 Rocky Mountain Element 950 29er

  • 1.5 oversized tapered headtube
  • Custom made fork with 100mm-120mm adjustable travel
  • 95mm of travel
  • “Race Worthy” 29er
  • Direct mount front derailleur with smooth link suspension BB92
  • New internal cable routing with unique plug at bottom bracket

2012 Rocky Mountain Vertex 970 29er

  • Full hardtail
  • 100 different iterations to get to this design
  • Influence from World Cup Race Team
  • Thin compliant seatstay
  • 27.2mm seat post
  • 142 rear end
  • Sub 1000 gram frame
  • Designed for the World Cup or US Pro circuit

 

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