From www.bikes.com "THIS IS THE RESULT OF OVER TWO DECADES AT THE FRONT OF THE PACK. THE NEW ELEMENT FEATURES MORE EFFICIENT SUSPENSION PERFORMANCE, REFINED MARATHON GEOMETRY, RIDE-9™ ADJUSTABILITY, AND ROOM FOR TWO BOTTLES INSIDE THE FRONT TRIANGLE. THE SMALLEST DETAILS WERE EXAMINED IN THE SEARCH OF POINT-N-SHOOT RIGIDITY AND UNRIVALED SPEED. With an stiff and light Smoothwall carbon frame, more efficient Smoothlink suspension, and modern 29er geometry, the NEW Element is the perfect choice for marathon stage races and start-lines around the world."