This week we’re taking a look at Ben Parman’s 2017 Rocky Mountain Element T.O.. Ben built this up over the Winter from mostly parts on-hand. It seems to be working out for him, he and Andre Breton took the male, 2 person win at the Salida 720 earlier this month.  It’s coming in at 26.6lbs as shown for the XL frame. 

The Build

Frame: 2017 Rocky Mountain Element T.O., XL, 26.6lbs w/Pedals, bottle cages and multi-tool. 

Fork: Rockshox Pike 120mm
Rear shock: Rockshox Monarch RT3
Front derailleur: What’s a front derailleur?
Rear derailleur: SRAM X01 Eagle
Brakes: Shimano XTR Trail M988
Rotors: SRAM CenterLineX 180mm Front/160mm Rear
Shifters: SRAM GX Eagle
Cassette: SRAM X01 Eagle
Cassette gearing: 10-50
Bottom Bracket: Race Face Cinch BB92
Cranks: SRAM S-2200 (OEM SRAM X0)
Chainrings: 36 tooth SRAM X-Sync Direct Mount
Power Meter: Stages
Pedals: Shimano XTR M9000
Chain: SRAM XX1 Eagle
Front Hub: SRAM X0 32h 110mm
Front Rim: Nextie NXT29XC30
Front Tire: Maxxis Ikon 29×2.20 3C/EXO/TR
Rear Hub: SRAM X0 32h 148mm
Rear Rim: Nextie NXT29XC30
Rear Tire: Maxxis Ikon 29×2.20 3C/EXO/TR
Saddle: Specialized Henge Pro
Stem: Kalloy Uno 70mm
Bars: Niner RDO 780
Grips: Red Monkey Kärv Silicone
Seatpost: Rockshox Reverb Stealth 125mm
Computer: Garmin Edge 520
Computer mount: Bar Fly 3.0
Tools: Specialized SWAT Multi-tool & Top Cap Chain Tool