Element 950 is one of the new 29er bikes released for 2012 from Rocky Mountain. In order to mimic the finest 26ers, the RTC 29 geometry of the bike comes with superior components, such as shorter chainstays and top tube. Its 142mm rear axle definitely enhances its stiffness.
Its design, which features internally-routed derailleur cables through its downtube, is very nice. Both in minimum and maximum travels, riders can climb smoothly and efficiently with the RockShox Revelation 120mm with a travel adjuster that plummets to 95mm.
Really outstanding, the 2012 Rocky Mountain Element 950 29er Bike is a trail-friendly and XC-capable full-suspension 29er that can efficiently climb anything with incredible comfort. The only downsides of the bike is the slightly noodly wheels and its weight.