Element A50 Shimano

Rated 4.0 out of 5
Based on 3 reviews
Wheel Size: 29
Size: MD
Color: Green River / Wind of Change / Black Dog

Features and technologies

FORM™ Alloy

FORM™ tubesets utilize premium materials to meet our strict requirements. Each FORM™ tube that we create is engineered for its specific purpose within the frame, ensuring optimized strength, weight, and ride quality.

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.

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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 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 Jubal Vander W.
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Rated 4 out of 5

A50 after one season of riding.

Pros of this bike for me: One of the best builds for the price range in today's crazy bike prices.

Pretty light weight for an all aluminum build!

Really good modern geo numbers.

"Carbon" stem spacers are a nice bonus.

Ride 4 is a nice feature allowing for adjustability.

Tires seemed like a good choice for who will be buying this model of the bike. They are not too lightweight and XC for the aggressive customers. But they are not too slow and damped for the weight weenie customers. A good middle ground for what this bike is marketed as.

The brakes were a welcome surprise. They were not undergunned when using stock or XC tires. The tires would lose traction under braking before I reached maximum braking power. And that's with organic pads!

The bike is nice and quiet when riding - no creaks or cable slap noises.

This is the first WTB saddle that has agreed with my booty, and I am surprised I wont be replacing it.

Cons of my bike: Dropper cable routing is right in the way of where I like to put a spare tube.

Front hub does not match the SLX in the rear.

The 10mm Headset spacer is kinda ugly to me…

I couldn't get along with the handle bar.

Water Bottle mounts on aluminum models Medium and smaller can't really hold two water bottles…

Rear brake exit port in the chainstay needs a better fitting rubber/plastic grommet.

Rims are probably swiss cheese and are the OEM version, so no real same-same replacement.

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