We expect the 2023 Chase Element Expert bikes will likely sell as fast as this model from the past couple of years with this range from Chase having established itself as incredible value for the racer looking to step up from an entry level bike and onto a race machine capable of winning at state and national level racing.. Out of the box, the Element Expert sports components that includes gear like race proven Answer carbon fibre Dagger forks, along with a hydraulic disc brake system. It's the first step in the Element range, a perfect race rig for riders coming up through the ranks from something like a junior bike and is not quite ready to take the plunge to a full custom, ground up build. Not that the Chase Element will leave the rider wanting for anything with the part's list continues with legit brands like Elevn, Insight and Tioga used for key components on this super quick complete race bike.
With design cues from the top end alloy Chase RSP frame series, the Element's geometry has input from Olympic champion Connor Fields, and 4X USABMX title winner Joris Daudet. The Expert runs a wheelset that mimics how we would build a custom Expert (or Expert XL) with a 20x1-3/8th wheel and tyre combo, rather than the more commonly found 20x1.5 set up found in competitor's bikes at this level. It's this type of specifications that places the Chase Expert above the other bikes in this size bracket.
Even with a little customisation to dial this bike in for the rider, this bike won't lose out to racers on bikes costing two or three times as much as the value for money Chase. You won't be disappointed when you roll down the hill the first time with a massive smile on your face!
Note: Bike is supplied with flat pedals. Shimano clips shown for display purposes only.
|Frame||Chase Element Expert 20″ Top Tube, 7005-T6 Alloy, Integrated 1-1/8″ Head Tube, Enclosed rear dropouts and Chain tensioner system|
|Fork||Answer Dagger Carbon Pro, Alloy Drop Out 3/8″ Axle, 1-1/8″ Alloy Steer Tube, Alloy Top Cap|
|Headset||Chase Integrated Sealed Bearing|
|Stem||Chase Element 31.8mm, 45mm, 6061 T6 Alloy CNC Laser Etched Logo|
|Handlebar||Chase Element 31.8mm, 5.75″ Rise, 26.25″ Wide, 10° Back Sweep, 2° Up Sweep|
|Grips||Insight C.O.G.S 130mm, Alloy Clamps Laser Etched Logo, PVC End Plug|
|Brake||Hydraulic lever and caliper, 120mm disc rotor, Resin Pads, Lock Disc Adaptor|
|Disc Rotor||120mm Alloy|
|Crank||Excess LSP 2 Piece Crank 165mm Alloy Arm, 4 Bolt Spider, Cr-mo Pedal Inserts, Alloy Chain Ring Bolts / Nuts|
|Chainring||Insight 42 Tooth 4 Bolts 104mm 1/2″x3/32″ 5mm Alloy Ring|
|Bottom Bracket||Press Fit 68/73mm Cartridge Bearings|
|Pedals||Nylon Platform Pedal 9/16″|
|Chain||KMC Z1 narrow 1/2″x3/32″|
|Front Hub||Chase Element, 3/8″ Axle, M6 bolts, 28H, Sealed Bearing|
|Rear Hub||Chase Element ISO, 3/8″ Axle, M6 bolts, 28H, Sealed Bearing, Steel Cassette Body with 3 Pawls at Triple Angle Engagement for 24T Ratchets|
|Front / Rear Rim||Sun Ringle ICI-1 28H 20×1-3/8″ No Brake Surface Presta Valve|
|Tyres||Tioga Fastr X 20×1-3/8″|
|Seat / Post||Elevn PC Pivotal / Chase Aero Pivotal 27.2x260mm Alloy|
|Seat Clamp||Chase Aero QR Alloy 31.8mm|
|Gearing / Ratio||42x16 / 54.77|
|Weight||8.2kg (with pedals)|