Element C70 Shimano

Sale price$6,299.00 Regular price$6,999.00
Rated 4.3 out of 5
Based on 12 reviews
Wheel Size: 29
Size: SM
Color: Green River / Wind of Change / Black Dog
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Features and technologies

RIDE-4™ adjustment system

The RIDE-4 adjustment system allows riders to quickly fine-tune their geometry with a single Allen key. Four configurations are possible thanks to one rotating chip.

SMOOTHWALL™ Carbon

Smoothwall carbon uses one of the world’s most sophisticated carbon processes to deliver industry leading stiffness-to-weight, ride quality, and durability.

average rating 4.3 out of 5
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Reviewed by Xai
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Rated 5 out of 5

Bad ass bike a10

I've hit 10 foot table, gap jumps, and 6ft drop with this beast. It's much more nimble and climbs better then my altitude. This is my go to bike for 95% of my riding, it feels like it has way more travel then advertise. You can get this thing going downhill really fast and this is were my only complaint is about this bike, the brake sucks, the stock 2 piston brake will not lock up the rear wheel with one finger. I upgraded to the 4 piston entry level shimano brake for the rear brake now I got one finger lock up again. BUY THIS BIKE YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT.

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Reviewed by UsurpedLiberty
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Rated 3 out of 5

Delicate Bike

My wife and me both own this bike. My wife has bent the rear rim and I have broken it. My wife is very gentle if she bent this wheel you will too. The worst part is the wheels are 28 hole meaning the hubs are too and you have to stick with 28 hole 27mm internal width rims which will never happen unless you buy the same garbage rim. ALSO they are center mounted rotors which is extra annoying with the play and compatibility. I get it's for weight savings but at what cost. The worst is I bought this bike at the 4k inflated cost when this bike and its components are worth around the 2.8k its now listed for. I have started to oval the bearings on the bike and I'm not the first either. If you ride like a grandma or slower than my wife this bikes the bike for you. The bike has more pedal bob than most enduro bikes now a days and has to be climbed in the middle compression setting. With that the bike sits so low (at 27% sag) that if you climb a lot (on your cross country bike....) you will hit pedals on everything granted I live in the desert but this one will hit the pedals on a deep rut... never had that happen before. The shimano brakes and drivetrain are excellent great job on that spec. The dps rear shock is mounted in such a way that the climb lever sticks out right between your knees and my wife constantly hits it on accident and throws it into the middle compression setting. I don't have this issue but if you have larger legs or run big knee pads and are short you will…

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Reviewed by Trevor
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Rated 2 out of 5

Serious quality issues

They seem to have deleted my previous review so I’m back with an update after year 2 of ownership (Goes to show how meaningless reading reviews on a product’s website is when they can just delete whatever they want). I’ll preface this by saying my element is by far the best riding bike I have ever ridden, suits my terrain and riding style nearly perfectly, and would easily be my favourite bike ever if it weren’t for the numerous problems I’ve had.

For reference I am 150lbs and ride mostly aggressive xc trails. I generally ride 15-20 hours per week these days and I like to push the limits of the bike and myself frequently. However, I am also meticulous about maintenance, stripping the bike completely down to the frame for inspection, lubrication, and replacement of any parts at least once per month.

In the first 3 months of ownership I went through 2 of the stock rear raceface turbine hubs, 1 Rocky Mountain front hub, 1 Rocky Mountain toonie dropper, and 1 xt derailleur. All were due to some sort of defect and were replaced by warranty (for the record I know the rear hubs and derailleur are not manufactured by Rocky but the fact they openly admit to stocking a hub with known issues on a $6k+ bike seems preposterous). I have since replaced the wheels with something more reliable I purchased separately and have had no issues.

Apart from component issues, this frame seems to absolutely eat linkage bearings. After the first 4 months (roughly 600km as I wasn’t riding as much…

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Reviewed by Alain C.
Rated 5 out of 5

Wow, tout un trail bike!

J’ai eu beaucoup de bikes mais celui-ci va me suivre longtemps. Vraiment le fun pour des trails pas trop agressives, pédalage optimal en trail, très maniable et rapide, une position vraiment confortable et agréable. Vraiment, j’adore ce bike!

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Reviewed by Bill R.
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Rated 5 out of 5

Element C50

Beautiful sexy looking bike. I’ve been riding nearly 25 years and will say this is the best performing bike I’ve ever owned. It’s super responsive, handles extremely well on all terrain just remember it’s a trail bike, not enduro, so no jumping it off big stuff. I changed the adjustment triangle from the neutral to climbing position, and yes it climbed much better. It is super fast both on the flats, climbing and descending. Super fun to ride.

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