The Chase Element bike has always been about excellence and being a bike built for Pro level racing. For 2020, we looked to our Chase Pro riders Connor Fields and Joris Daudet and asked them what they loved he most about their Chase ACT 1.0 race bikes. They noted how Disc brakes made a huge difference on the race track, how they loved the ease and smoothness of the Press Fit Bottom Brackets, and the talked about the ease of use of the improved rear chain tensioner systems they have on their bikes. So we took all of these features and added them to the 2020 Chase Element bikes. We added a Shimano Hydraulic Disc Brake, a BB86 Press Fit Bottom Bracket on the frame, and we incorpotrated the same Drop out design on the ACT 1 and RSP 4.0 frames onto the Element. We also added in a 31.8mm Chase Handlebar and Top Loading stem, to make this the ultimate Pro level complete race bike. Next we made the bike literally smoother and faster, by adding Tioga FASTR X tires, the only complete bike to come with this Pro level tire in BMX! Matching the speed of the tires is the upgraded rear hub, thats laced up on Sun Ringlé Rims, with the Chase Element Triple Precise clutch system has less drag while offering fast engagement. Other standout features include Elevn Pivotal seat and Aero system post, Excess LSP cranks, Insight 4 bolt chain ring and C.O.G.S. grips, and a KMC Chain. The 2020 Chase Element complete bike is the ultimate complete BMX race bike offered in BMX today!
FRAME : Chase Element Pro XXL 21.5″ 7005 T6 Alloy Hydroformed, Aero system shaping, Enclosed rear dropouts, Integrated Chain tensioner system
FORK : Answer Dagger Carbon Pro 10mm
HEADSET : FSA Impact Integrated
STEM : Chase Element 31.8mm 53mm
HANDLEBAR : Chase Element 31.8mm 8.25″
CHAINRING : Insight 44 teeth 4 Bolts 104mm
CRANKSET : Excess LSP 2 Piece Crank 180mm, Press Fit BB86
HUBS : Chase Element ISO 10mm, ISO disc brake standard (rear), Triple precise Rear Hub Clutch System (3 Pawls at Triple Angle Engagement for 24T Ratchets), Steel Cassette Body, 16T cog
RIMS : Sun Envy Rims 20×1.75″, 36H, No Brake Surface
TIRES : Tioga Fastr X 20×1.85″ Front & 20×1.65″ Rear
BRAKES : Shimano Hydraulic series, 120mm disc rotor
SEAT : Chase Aero seat post & clamp / Elevn PC Pivotal seat
|Chase Element Pro XXL 21.5″ Top Tube 7005 T6 Alloy, Integrated Head Tube 1-1/8″, Enclosed rear dropouts and Chain tensioner system
|Answer Dagger Carbon Pro, Alloy Drop Out 3/8″ Axle, 1-1/8″ Alloy Steer Tube, Alloy Top Cap
|FSA Impact Integrated Sealed Bearing
|Chase Element 31.8mm, 8.25″ Rise, 12° Back Sweep & 1° Up Sweep
|Insight C.O.G.S 145mm, Alloy Clamps Laser Etched Logo, PVC End Plug
|Chase Element 31.8mm, 53mm, 6061 T6 Alloy CNC Laser Etched Logo
|Press Fit 86/92mm Cartridge Bearings
|Insight 44 Tooth 4 Bolts 104mm 1/2″x3/32″ 5mm Alloy Ring
|Excess LSP 2 Piece Crank 180mm Alloy Arm, 4 Bolt Spider, Cr-mo Pedal Inserts, Alloy Chain Ring Bolts / Nuts
|Nylon Platform Pedal 9/16″
|KMC Z610HX 1/2″x3/32″
|Chase Element Hub, 3/8″ Axle, 36H, Sealed Bearing
|Chase Element Pro ISO Hub, 3/8″ Axle, 36H, Sealed Bearing, M6 Bolts, Steel Cassette Body with 3 Pawls at Triple Angle Engagement for 24T Ratchets
|14 Gauge 186mm Front / 181mm Rear
|Sun Rims Envy Lite Front 36H 20×1.75″ No Brake Surface Schrader Valve
|Tioga Fastr X 20×1.85″
|Tioga Fastr X 20×1.65″
|20×1.50/1.75″ Schrader valve
|Shimano Hydraulic Series, Resin Pads, 120mm Rotor
|Elevn PC Pivotal
|Chase Aero Pivotal 27.2x260mm Polished Alloy
|Chase Aero 27.2mm QR Alloy
2020 Chase Element Pictured with Shimano XT Pedals but are for photo purposes only. Bikes come with Nylon Platform Pedals.
Chase Bicycles introduces the Aero seat post tube, seat post, and seat post clamp into BMX racing with our Element bikes and our ACT 1.0 and RSP 3.0 frames. This is to not only to help gain fractions of a second on the track with improved aerodynamics, but the Aero tubes also offers a slightly stiffer feel. We know BMX bikes don’t need to go fully aero testing into a wind tunnel, but when races are won or lost by fractions of a second, every advantage will help.
It doesn’t matter how much you can squat, if your rear hub ins’t worth squat. But with the new Chase Element Triple Precise Rear hub clutch system, all you will have to worry about is how to where to put you trophies instead of if your hub can take all the power you can dish out. The 3 pawls clutch system gives you a direct link to power, while keeping the rear hub light and easy to maintain. With 72 points of engagement, the drag is also minimal, while being secure enough for Champions riders like Connor Fields and Joris Daudet to ride on with confidence.
Chase utilizes the CNC machining process to produce out 3D Modulus Dropout and small parts of the Edge and Element frames. Using the CNC process allows us to design parts that are specifically built to work the best with our proprietary frame tubes, giving us another way to control the overall weight and strength – flex factor on the frames, to give you, the best ride and feel from our complete bikes. Precision machining enhances the beauty and craftsmanship ship of all frames offered from Chase.
Chase Bicycles utilizes tapered tubing to offer you the most durable, yet light weight products, to help you achieve optimum results on the BMX race track. Our tapered items, use multiple thicknesses in the same tube, so the tube can be reinforced where needed with precision to help reduce stress areas where needed and lighten up the areas that don’t require extra materials. In aluminum the result are tube walls that eliminate stress points, boosting strength, reducing weight and improving fatigue life. The advantage is clear : Tapered tubes enhances strength and durability, at less weight.
Chase has designed and added the new Enclosed Rear dropout on the Element frame was developed to add strength to the frame for usage of the Disc Brake mount, as well as the easy of having an integrated chain tensioner system built into the frame. We use this same technology on our flagship BMX racing frame, the Chase ACT 1.0 Carbon Fiber frame.
Hydroformed tubes have two main advantages. First, the narrow axis is a flatter surface, which means more surface area to carry the load, so it is stiffer & stronger across the minor axis. Secondly, the deeper axis is stiffer since the stiffness varies to the cube of the diameter, stronger to the square. When using an oval shaped tube on a typical BMX frame it helps reduce flex but only in one direction, but on the Chase frames, the tubes are oval in both directions in the main flex areas and these tubes help reduce flex in both main directions.
Born from some of the best alloys for building BMX race bikes, our special 7005-T6 SpeedLite alloy is the perfect blend for our Hydro-forming process, giving the Element frames the core strength needed to produce unmatched speed on the track, while keeping the overall weight of the frame down to a minimum.
Chase utilizes the triple butting on our line of Element bikes. A triple-butted tube means it has three different wall thicknesses along its length. Chase uses this technology to reduce the amount of material used when building the Element frame, decreasing its weight by 15% compared to last years frame tubes used to construct the frame. Lighter where it can be and stiffer where it needs to be means no excess weight on the bike that gives you an advantage with the Element frame and against the completion.
Chase incorperates the Integrated headset system on all of our frames. Simply put, It is a bicycle frame, fork and bearing system designed to eliminate the need for a headset cup. To integrate means to combine and hopefully to simplify. What has been integrated by the integrated headset? The bearings now rest inside the frame instead of inside pressed-in cups, making it easier for headset installation, helping create less maintenance on your race bike, all while making the front end stiffer and the overall bike lighter.
The Chase 2020 Element, RSP 4.0 & ACT 1.0 Frames both use a Press Fit style Bottom Bracket tube. Press Fit BB are a simple and easy way to install a Bottom Bracket, where the Bottom Bracket you supply for your frame has the Bearings in cups and simply press into the frame, eliminating the chance of damaging BB threads, with the traditional Euro BB. The BB is usually lighter and easier to install and remove as well.
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