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2012 Mongoose Teocali Elite vs 2012 Rocky Mountain Element 70 MSL

The Mongoose Teocali Elite is a Trail bike, while the Rocky Mountain Element 70 MSL is a Cross Country bike. The Mongoose Teocali Elite's frame is made from Aluminium / Alloy, while the Rocky Mountain Element 70 MSL's is Carbon. The Mongoose Teocali Elite has wheels, while the Rocky Mountain Element 70 MSL has wheels. The forks on the Mongoose Teocali Elite are RockShox, while the Rocky Mountain Element 70 MSL has Fox forks. The Mongoose Teocali Elite retails for $3,500 USD. The Mongoose Teocali Elite comes in S, M, L, XL, while the Rocky Mountain Element 70 MSL comes in 15, 16.5, 18, 19, 20.5.

  • Frameset
  • Frame Material
  • Frame
  • Fork
  • Shock
  • Motor
  • Battery
  • Wheels
  • Hubs
  • Wheels
  • Wheel Size
  • Spokes
  • Tires
  • Drivetrain
  • Chain
  • Crank
  • Bottom Bracket
  • Front Derailleur
  • Rear Derailleur
  • Shifters
  • Cassette
  • Pedals
  • Components
  • Brakeset
  • Brakeset Brand
  • Handlebar
  • Saddle
  • Seatpost
  • Stem
  • Grips
  • Headset
  • Updated Mongoose Freedrive AM Aluminum 150mm travel
  • RockShox Revelation RL w/150mm Travel, Maxle Lite 15mm thru-axle , Rebound, Lockout & Low Speed Compression Adjust, 150mm
  • RockShox Monarch RT3 w/150mm Travel, Rebound Adjust & 3-position floodgate
  • KK Alloy Disc for 15mm thru-axle 32 Hole (F), 135 x 12mm thru-axle 32 Hole (R)
  • Stan's NoTubes ZTR Crest 32 Hole
  • 14G Stainless
  • Kenda Excavator, 26 x 2.35 (F); 2.1 (R)
  • 434, , 39/26t, KMC X10, 10-speed
  • Truvativ X9 ,
  • 338, Truvativ GXP External
  • Shimano SLX
  • SRAM X9
  • SRAM X9 Trigger
  • Avid Elixir 5 Hydraulic Disc, 185mm/160mm rotor (F/R), Avid Elixir 5 Hydraulic Disc
  • Syncros AM 25, 31.8, 20mm rise
  • WTB Silverado Race SL
  • Kind Shock Cobra Height Adjust w/ remote, 31.6 x 350, , ,
  • Syncros FRIC, 31.8
  • Tange Threadless, 1 1/8" upper/1.5" lower
  • FORM™ C13 Hi Mod Carbon Smoothwall Monocoque. ABC™ Pivots.
  • Fox 32 Float 120 RL FIT 15mm, 120
  • Fox Float RP23 XV Custom Valved
  • DT Swiss X 1600 Star Ratchet Freehub / RWS QR
  • DT Swiss X 1600 Tubeless Ready
  • DT Swiss Competition
  • Maxxis Ikon Folding 2.2
  • 425, , 42/32/24T 10spd, Shimano HG94 10spd
  • Shimano XT 170-175mm
  • -20, Shimano SMBB91 Press Fit
  • Shimano XT E Mount 10spd
  • Shimano XT 10spd
  • Shimano XT Rapid Fire 10spd Integrated Spec
  • Shimano XT Hydraulic Disc 180/160mm, Shimano XT
  • Easton EA70 Ø31.8mm x 685mm x 9° Sweep
  • fi'zi:k Gobi XM
  • Easton EA70 30.9mm x 350mm, 30.9, , 30.9,
  • Easton EA90 10° x 80-110mm
  • Cane Creek Forty Series: IS41mm Top / 52mm Bottom Tapered

Why it pays to compare

Mountain Bikes are complicated machines.

They have parts from hundreds of different manufacturers, come in all shapes and sizes (and colours) and are all suited for different purposes. Choosing the right new (or used) Mountain Bike is a complicated, confusing and highly emotional (think buying a new car- the shiny red one is the best choice right?).

Comparing mountain bikes helps bring a bit of logic and reason into the decision process. Not only will comparing mountain bikes save you money, but you'll also find the bike most suitable to you, your riding style and your budget. Plus, when you do hit the Buy Now button, you'll have the confidence you're choosing the perfect bike for you.

It's easy to get carried away by the most rad looking frame, with the coolest paint job and the most aggressive new geometry, but the components are one of the most important things to consider.

A wise Mountain biker

What to compare

Components

It's essential to know which components make up a bike. From there you can compare the differences, such as build quality, performance, features, weight and price. This takes some of the guesswork out of buying a mountain bike.

Here are the components that have the biggest impact on your ride. You should be paying particular attention to these:

  • Fork
  • Shock
  • Drivetrain (Derailleur, shifter, cranks, chain etc.)
  • Brakeset
  • Wheels
Price

Ultimately, for most of us, price is the deciding factor and you want to get the most bang for your buck. Comparing the price of mountain bikes, along with which components you're getting, helps you determine what you're actually paying for. Are you spending your hard-earned dollars on a quality bike frame, with quality components and a solid warranty? Or are you simply paying for a brand name?

Reviews

Nothing is more helpful than what real people think about a bike. It's the next best thing to riding one yourself. Reviews give you a real insight into how a bike actually rides, instead of just what the numbers seem to say about it.

Warranties

Different bike companies have different warranties. It's important to compare the length of these warranties, what they'll cover and who's covered.

How to compare

  1. Search for mountain bikes that you'd like to compare.
  2. Tap Compare. You're done. No really, you are.
  3. A huge comparison table comes up, allowing you to compare components and specs for each bike.
  4. Want to delve into a bike a bit more? Click on the bike's name to view in-depth info, reviews, prices, specifications, images and more.