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The Element 70 has a 10mm x 135mm QR rear hub so the rear dropout will not be wide enough to fit a 12mm x 142mm wheel. The 12mm is the axle diameter, the 142mm the dropout width. New rear hub standards are not only larger diameter axles but wider hubs, front hubs are different in that you can use a thru axle with a shim to fit a QR dropout as the width did ...
If the issue was just the 1mm difference in the dropout, I would personally just file it out and note it in the Ebay feedback. With this one bent, contact the seller and see if there is a replacement/return option. Failing that you could try to get a shop to bend it back and bill the seller. If the seller gives you a lot of grief then take it up with ...
Depends how cheap it is and how much it bothers you. On principle I'd return it myself.
It will likely work fine and you wouldn't need additional hardware so long as your skewer has enough extra space to accommodate the extra width of those mount plates and still secure snugly. As far as what you need to be aware of, I'd be conscious of how often you remove your rear wheel. If you do so with any frequency, this could be a nightmare. I have a ...
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