Ellsworth Announces Brian Lopes As Team Rider - Press Release

Jan 7, 2017 at 0:01
Jan 7, 2017
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Flyin Brian Lopes and the Ellsworth Rogue 60


Press Release

Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles announced today that MTB legend, Brian Lopes, will join the Ellsworth Handcrafted sponsored rider roster as part of a multi-year contract, with the partnership aimed at bringing Ellsworth’s AEES suspension into global competition. Lopes will be riding in over 12 US and Canadian events, including the Sea Otter Classic, EWS Colorado, Crankworx Whistler, and EWS British Columbia on Ellsworth’s newest enduro platform—the Rogue Sixty—built with Active Energy Efficient Suspension (AEES). He will shred on Ellsworth's entire MTB line for his racing and mountain bike adventures around the globe.

With over four decades of professional racing experience, Lopes “Flyin’ Brian” brings the legacy of Ellsworth’s proven suspension and MTB design back into the forefront of professional racing. “I’ve had the opportunity to work with a handful of cool mountain bike companies over my 25-year career, but I’ve never been as excited as I am to start this new venture with Ellsworth. I’ve been testing the new Rogue 60—it’s amazing. The suspension design is so active and supple, yet the bike pedals with what feels like virtually no energy loss, and the rear end is one of the stiffest I’ve ever felt. Ellsworth’s hex tapered axle & rocker locker, which replaces tradition shock eye hardware, are just a couple of unique and very effective design elements that I don’t believe I’ve ever seen on other bikes in the market.

The Rogue Sixty, a 160mm enduro machine, was launched in June and began shipping in September of 2016. Designed with a 66 HTA, short 420mm chain stay, and a new stack and reach approach, the Rogue platform builds off Ellsworth’s ICT suspension design and was the first new introduction with Active Energy Efficient Suspension. “We’ve seen unprecedented consumer response and demand for this new product which indicates we hit the right marks on our design goals,” said Jonathan Freeman, President of Ellsworth Handcrafted.

Ellsworth is answering critics with a very well thought out 160mm AM Enduro bike with the Rogue 60

“It’s important for me to have trust and confidence in the people I’m going to work with and after meeting Jonathan and his team, I felt good about the company’s future. He’s a super smart businessman who I know I will learn a lot from and he values the knowledge and input I will bring to all aspects of the company. He’s offered me a great opportunity to be an integral part of Ellsworth and I’m looking forward to helping them succeed,” Lopes said.

Lopes brings a new perspective to Ellsworth’s product development approach. “Gaining additional feedback on our designs, specs, and set-up will continue to improve the progress we have been making in the rebirth of Ellsworth’s product line”, said Freeman. Lopes’ feedback on current and future products will be crucial to our goal of bringing exciting and high-performance products to the global MTB market. “I’m excited by the partnership and exposure Brian brings to Ellsworth; his track record with the resurgence of other major brands back into the mainstream will be invaluable to our ongoing success”, said Freeman.

Flyin Brian Lopes on the Ellsworth Rogue 60

Lopes will play a hands-on role in helping build awareness around the unique elements of Ellsworth’s design. He will be a brand ambassador and play an active role engaging our existing and future rider base at festivals, dealer events, and races. Lopes’ social media engagement illustrates how he wants to give back to the sport and grow it through technical tips, cool content, and exposure to rad destinations.


About
Headquartered in Poway, California, Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles has been an American manufacturer of mountain bikes for over 25 years. Ellsworth is the title sponsor for the Ellsworth O-Rock Epic Enduro, an EWS qualifying event and the first round of the IMBA national enduro series. New bikes now feature Ellsworth’s Performance Satisfaction Guarantee (EPSG), our promise that owners will find our newest bikes the best they’ve ever ridden.
More information can be found at: www.ellsworthbikes.com


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548 Comments

  • + 429
 Ellsworth: Hi can you post this press release?
Pinkbike: Are you sure you want to do this?
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 Stole my comment. Was about to say the same thing.
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 wow my new years hangover must have been bad. is it april already?
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  • + 124
 Something must be wrong with me, because this bike looks good. Even the DH bike looks decent now with that refined rocker. Plus, all the hate, means the contrarian in me wants an Ellsworth now.
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 @WAKIdesigns:
Ellsworth: Yes, since you had a poll: www.pinkbike.com/news/pinkbike-poll-fashion-or-function.html
Pinkbike: Ohh, that article was a mistake...
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 the worst news of the month for mtb.
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 Good match up. I think they equally needed one another. We're talking about Ellsworth and Brian Lopes in 2017. Who would have thought.
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 TROY BROSNAN coming too
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 @SztAmaas: that poll was stupid.I appreciate Pauls reviews, his will to travel and meet people and the fact that he is a great rider but he had a black out with getting the meaning of the term fashion and thus cannot differentiate it from the term "form" and completely forgot about construction. The great trinity: form, function, construction. While all he meant was: are looks important to you?
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 It was too Intense for him. Yt
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 @Husker2112: maybe like a lot of other riders from the states...didn't like that the company he was on was now outsourcing the manufacturing. Ellsworth is based in California and manufactured there as well as Vancouver. Build integrity matters to some folks. Just a thought not a fact or a for sure.
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 @asboites: I was making a joke because he used to ride for Intense. And as a joke I'm commenting yt on every team news thing. Pinkbike is so unpredictable
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 the deal was sealed pretty fast, Lopes only needed a parking lot test ride
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 I thought I had seen it all........I'm speechless! I'm not sure adding Lopes street cred will make Ellsworth's image any better then Tony did back in the day. Frown Frown I know I will not spend my money on their brand.......Lopes or no Lopes

What a great start to 2017. Next week Santa Cruz will be announcing they're going to be integrating press fit BB's to all current and future frames.
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 @rivercitycycles: I'm just waiting for the promo video... I will open the page with it and scroll straight down to the comment section. For yet another portion of jokes about Ellsworth and a session of btch slappin for members of support group for people deeply hurt by the personality of Brian Lopes Big Grin
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 @asboites: I could see the manufactured in the USA thing but the negative image Tony Ellsworth created over the last 20 years is not repairable. If I were that company, I consider changing the name and using a DW-Link or VPP as my suspension design. Then churn out great frames and bikes.
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 Trying to legitimize Enduro racing by sponsoring Lopes. I guess it really is a sport for washed up downhillers. Seriously there is a lot of young talent they could support.
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 thats it, im buying an ellsworth
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 @JoseBravo: and his Check/Cheque to clear
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 @Husker2112: and i was just commenting on your post to be higher up..upvote whore here Wink
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 @SANTACRUZ-SENDERS: I for one, 100% was. Didn't expect it to be top comment though lol
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 I always picked him playing Downhill Domination though.
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 Rumor has it the offer included an expense account for parking citations.
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 @WAKIdesigns: lol it did the same.
Press release is probably not worth the read. We get it just by reading the title.
However, Pinkbike comments are always a treat. Comment warriors are in great form on this one.
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 @zzRider: Ellsworth got sick of the criticism their rocker link was getting and tried to make it invisible.
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 @therealtylerdurden: I did, but I I was gonna say luuulllz
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 Now that's how you polish a turd.
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 @cmkneeland: LMAO, the rider no one wants & the company no one wants. Perfect. Big Grin
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 @zzRider: Yes, it looks good if you want a bike that pedals worse than a specialized, which already doesn't pedal great.
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 @rivercitycycles: Ellsworth does not manufacture bikes in the USA. They have put out several contradicting statements in recent articles (within a couple years).
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 @rm7freerider: I thought the company that owns them is a composite manufacturer!
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 @rivercitycycles: They were sold to a private investor in Jan 2015 , he has no ties to any manufacturing , just money. And as of 2015 the only thing made in the USA were the Alloy front triangles , the rockers ,seatstays and shock stays were all being made in the same place as the carbon triangles .
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 Two old looking items put together
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 Well they do say people care less about looks as they get older. This just proves it.
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 Yeah, feels like a top announcement of the 90's! Big Grin
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 @bookieboy100. lol. Give Lopes ten more years and he'd still own you on any track and any bike.
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 @lostlunchbox: but he would still be a dick.
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 @flippantride: why are you calling him a dick? What has he done to you or your friends ot family? Or is it your way to get likes?
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 @WAKIdesigns: I didn't know that if someone is being a dick to everyone except my friends and my family is considered a good guy
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 @lostlunchbox: he could beat me in his grave but I never said I'd "own" him.
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 Coming from a guy who can only whip to the right, maybe you should practice up before being so witty about one of the best riders on the planet.
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 @WAKIdesigns: Met him in person at CA Series Enduro...Super fast and super dick. Talks like he's smarter than everyone. All the posts from the "Brian Lopes is a dick " website with photo's like his legendary dick parking skills and he's a great guy? Does fast rider=good guy? I have friends that ride for fun and most would say are "slow" and I'd take a fun ride with "slow guys" over a fast ride with a jerk. You defend him like your personal friends?
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 @XxmojoxX: Gossiping online about someone just makes you a bigger dick than the person you are trying to call out for being a dick.
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 Being not nice, to people who might not be nice, have never turned those people nice. Ever.
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 It's not gossip, it happened. Telling the truth gets you labeled a dick ( being an actual dick apparently doesn't mean anything to you ) these days, imo because of pussies like you ( assumption that you are a crying pussy from the one post you put against me ) that like to defend everyone ( Have you met lopes?? ) and anything just to defend it. Have a nice daySmile
( I like quotation marks )
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 @XxmojoxX: Lopes is a big boy, he can defend himself if he finds your point of any importance to him. I doubt it. I can only assume that he treats such remarks as a fly that just stopped eating sht and will die tomorrow anyways. I I am just trying to understand why would anyone bring it up that Lopes is a dick. Because that makes you a dick. You know what? Gee Atherton was a dick too, until he let Bernie ride on World Champs. Suddenly he became cool over night.

No I am not defending everyone just to come out as a white knight. I just wanted to call someone a dick to feel good about myself, and You gave me a better opportunity than Lopes, Peaty, Masters and few more ever did Big Grin
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 @WAKIdesigns: Let me get this straight. I met him, he was a dick to me, you don't like the fact that I stated what happened, you tried to be clever with your fly analogy and you still can't comprehend the difference between "talking shit" and an actual face to face encounter from which I drew my opinion? Your a special guySmile

I don't under stand the fly/shit thing. It sounds like you said Lopes is a fly with a belly full of shit that will die tomorrow?

Waaaaiiiitttttt a minute...are you Lopes?!
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 @WAKIdesigns: I think the question is, what is he doing for you? Was he your first crush?
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 @WAKIdesigns: here's the breakdown - lot of people have interacted with Lopes of the years and the consensus is he acts like a self serving a*shole. I haven't met him, so I can't say personally, I am just saying what the consensus among people who have seems to be. In the mtb world, a more close knit community, than, say, the NBA, since we are a rider driven community where the slow guys can interact with the fastest, we seem to like guys who are personable and humble and generally act like "good guys/gals". Maybe it's naive, but we all seem to want the best to be role models and to be grounded individuals who understand that they are just playing on two wheels for a living, which is cool, but no reason to act like a cutthroat douche. The bike community loves people like Scotty Cranmer, and they inherently don't like to see a guy who seems to be consistently pompous and mean supported heavily. That's the real story here, and I am not voicing an opinion in either direction, but I can see why people feel strongly. No one wants their banker to be a douche, but it's way more understandable and acceptable to most people than the dude winning the bike races they take their 14 year old to being a douche.
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 @trialsracer: Well put. But get your gloves up, WAKI will retort!
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 @XxmojoxX: ok mate, is it ok if I PM you when some article with Rob Warner comes up and I write about three personal experiences I had with this guy? We will see if I will get as many positive props as people calling Lopes a dick. Because maybe then you will understand the double standard happening in the world of butthurt pussies calling themselves mountain bikers and not liking some pro racer because they didn't smile back to them, didn't say hi, or took their parking spot. Nothing better to do than go after someone. Well you are a dick too, I will not go now to vital or mtbr and start a topic called XxmojoxX is a dick. Get a life mate
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 What I was trying to say was. World didn't got any better because someone came here and called Lopes a dick. Nobody learned anything. In fact everyone who read what you wrote got more stupid. A small part of mountain biking community got dumber because you opened your mouth. Don't talk about known people who annoy you. Please.
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 @WAKIdesigns: You are the dick sir. Please pm me all you want there is a delete and trash to put your stuffy pm's into. You still fail to see the difference between speculation that someone is a dick and meeting them and finding out they are actually a dick and the rumors are true. I don't care for your opinion of a double standard. I met him in real life and he was a dick. I've met you thru the the internet and can now confirm you are dick that can't read or distinguish between fantasy and reality. I have a great life by the way but it's raining in CA right now so I can't go ride now. I will sit inside and laugh my ass off at this great thread and guys like you that are to stupid and way up on that high horse to smell there own shit that by your own words Brian Lopes the fly is eating.
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 @XxmojoxX: you came here to call someone a dick. Well the fact that you expressed your opinion is so valuable to us that if you died tomorrow, then not a single one of the people who read your comment would ever know about it and thus care. You wasted your time and came out as a dick. Congratulations.
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 @WAKIdesigns: Do you know everyone that read what I posted? You can verify they are actually dumber now? Double standard, hypocrite, ironic, these are the words you should look up in the dictionary.
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 @trialsracer: yo, I found out about Scotty Cranmer by a how to manual video (teaching big boy how to manual) I have been binge watching his youtube channel, such a cool, optimistic, talented and encouraging guy. I am pretty sure everybody, riders and not riders love him. I hope he gets well soon.
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 @XxmojoxX: lol sounds like he banged your mom and took a dump in your corn flakes. Maybe go to some therapy sessions to get over flyin Bryan?
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 @WAKIdesigns: Well thank you! I actually came to read the article but thoroughly enjoyed the comments. I'm not sure where your going with the me dying tomorrow. That was just an attempt to hurt my feelings. I'm glad that you are the self appointed leader of the PB community and that everyone will rally around you and cheer your victory upon my death tomorrow.
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 Oh, man, can't believe @WAKIdesigns is actually making relevant points here! I will add one thing, and that is how an elite athlete can get in the zone before and following competition (which is when you all are mostly interacting with them). You will find many top pros totally cool and even chatty, asking you about equipment they are not allowed to ride etc when they are not in race mode. They become very different beasts when the heat is on. Does that make them a dicks or a focused, elite athlete?
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 @XxmojoxX: my favorite part is reading that you would rather comment about falices on pinkbike then ride your bike in the rain.
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 @makripper: Are you and Waki overseas pen pals? Be honest
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 @XxmojoxX: Confirmed; I asked him for an autograph when I was 12 and he was a dick to me as well. On the same note, Mark Weir is also a big time dick.
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 @Rubberelli: true. I am for the record the #1 Lopes fan... And even moreso the more i hear what a dick he is... He has always been professional and reasonable in my opinion... But yeah, I would like it better if he was warm and fuzzy, and deferential and bro'd out with me more and maybe asked me how I set up *my* x fusion suspension... And like let me try his trials moto, and let me ask him about his van for 45 mins... But you know it's ok that he isn't like that. I don't take it personally.
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 @me2menow: oh really? What the f*ck. I am changing my mind. You Lopes haters aren't dicks. You are pussies. The fact that you get online to give a testimony that someone has been a dick to you is just fricking preposterous. Me2menow - if you said that on among the guys on the building site I work on lately, the dudes there would give you weeks of real f*cking social pain for being such a whiny douche. Fkng millenial c*nts who can't deal with a hero not liking them. No he is not supposed to lick your balls nobody is. Oh sorry it's not your fault, it's the fault of your parents and education. And your peers. You just haven't got your ass kicked hard enough, it's the disease of your generation. Harden the fk up.
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 @WAKIdesigns: Youre a middle aged keyboard warrior from sweden who doodles and rants for a living and im a pussy? Dont you have a kid or wife to take care of or something?
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 @XxmojoxX: No Gee was his first crush Lopes is his second.
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 This ranting has nothing to do with defending Lopes, I can see he is a dick right away, anyone can. But I can also see that he is an amazing rider, him participating in writing of Master MTB skills book by Lee McCormack had tremendous effect on increasing average skill level of all mountain bikers around the whole world, and the positive repercussions of it continue to make people ride faster and safer. Yes he is a dick but I chose to focus on the positives, especially considering the fact that he is not my neighbor or my daughters teacher or a father of my sons best friend. So I don't give a sht if he had a portait of Adolf Hitler on his wall or dressed up as a ghost with a spiky hat on Halloween. This is a rant against the most annoying generation of these times. On monday when I arrive at work I am going to go to 3 of sub 30 year olds at out office and I am going to congratulate them, because it appears that they are exceptional specimen of generation of worst, most pretentious pussies that ever walked this planet. How fricking surprising that you stand for vast majority of social justice movement. Holy crap... unbelievable.
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 @me2menow: maybe I'm Swedish, maybe I'm Polish, maybe what the hell has it to do with anything?
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 @WAKIdesigns: Youre a special one arent you? God bless your children
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 @XxmojoxX: it isn't raining in SoCal !!! Heading to the trails baby
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 @Rubberelli: And his good points are what? "agree with me or f*ck you!"
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 @WAKIdesigns: I'm glad you were able to keep stoking the fire while I was gone. All these people have the right to say whatever they want and, like myself, get great enjoyment watching you get all riled up and tell us "You can't say that!". Your not the boss of anyone. The job site!? How on earth do you hold down a job while you spend most of your day posting on every PB thread that comes down the pipe? And as far as my parents fault, i feel sorry for any kid you raise with an attitude of " Well son, if they don't agree with everything we say..f*ck em" - Waki
You think anyone woke up this morning chomping at the bit to comment on PB threads? That's just you. Oh excuse me, I forgot you only focus on the positives and I'm taking a turn to negative nancy town.

And Lopes isn't my hero..............You areSmile
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 @flippantride: BREAKING NEWS. You now have to not be a dick to ride a bike!!!! Bike riding now involves, being the best guy ever, riding the best looking bike, and most importantly; caring what others will think about you!!
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 @pigit77: stfu no one has said Lopes is a bad rider
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 Why don't you just leave Brian aloooooone!
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 @WAKIdesigns can't help himself. He's a self-serving, demented troll, feeding on the avatars of perceived millennials. He just needs a little love, understanding, friendship and acceptance. Poor littles. Don't feed him though. Please.
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 @WAKIdesigns: I guess he is. Can't believe he has friends.

Just dicking a bit ????

Also heard not the best about him from a couple of pro riders I know. But maybe they are just dicks. Dunno...
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 Maybe if instead of calling Brian a d!ck because you don't like him, @WAKIdesigns would have been fine if you'd just called him "gay" instead. Cos' he's fine with that judging from some of his 29er related posts.
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 @pancakeflatted @XxmojoxX preach it guys!!
Also I can't speak for Lopes but I can 100% confirm @WAKIdesigns is a dick.
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 I think it is impossible to actually have a proper judgement about someone until you've had long and/or frequent contact. A single contact just doesn't count as especially a successful/famous person will just get into answering machine mode. They're not really going to connect simply as that is very intense. Imagine yourself a kindergarten teacher for a full day to then have to race a WC. It is not going to work. He needs a preservation mechanism. I'd say you haven't really met him the way he really is. He could be nicer than he appeared to you or he could actually have been worse. You just can't tell. So personally I don't quickly have a strong opinion about people I don't really know. By default my opinion is mildy positive and in his case it has remained that way. Though I have to say four decades of professional racing sounds impressive. Hard to top as well now that inspection sees to it that young kids attend school before they get a profession Wink . But with the Athertons my opinion has always been very positive seeing how their mutual loyalty helped them in their carreers and how they're helping up and coming racers there. I always went against the negativity surrounding them in the comment section and I'm glad that recent article on Gee set people straight again. I don't get why people need to judge even when they're in no position to do so.
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 @XxmojoxX: His point that you are a far greater dick for coming online and calling someone ypu may or may not have met a dick. Double parking a large van to get an area to do bike work is maybe a 2 on the dick scale, same with coming across as a know-it-all in a video. Blowing off someone who wants an autograph is maybe a 3. But calling a professional rider a dick (a veritable legwnd no less)on the largest mtb site in the world ranks as a full on 10.
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 @pancakeflatted: you are a retard (deliberate choice of words here), Lopes has a wife and a kid, why would I call him gay? And even if he was gay, then how come calling him gay would be bad? Elton John is gay, Stephen Fry is gay, Howard Norton, Jared Polis, Darius Ferdinand, Gandalf is gay too
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 @Rubberelli: You have not read my responses apparently. Please fill me in on your knowledge of dick scale #1,4,5,6,7,8,9.

From Presidents to vagrants I give the benefit of doubt. Until they act like a dick and become ta-da, a dick. Your quickly moving up the chain on your own dick scale my friend.
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 @WAKIdesigns: and don't forget your beloved 29ers. left those off the list, troll.
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 @WAKIdesigns: you can go ahead and take both L in ellsworth
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 @Rubberelli: waitwaitwaitwait

you think an internet comment is more dickish than doing something stupid like double parking or giving off an absolutely terrible first impression by not doing something that a professional athlete is obliged to do (sign an autograph)?

ok...
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 You're all a bunch of dicks. That's my opinion. I've come to that conclusion because you're arguing on the internet over whether or not it's ok to call someone a dick on the internet. Only dicks do things like that.
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 @Session603:You're a dick for going onto the comment section and calling these people dicks for calling a guy a dick in the comment section you dick.
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 @Session603: See, there are three kinds of people: dicks, pussies and a*sholes...
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 @jaycubzz: Way more dickish. Like five times more. Being rude or snubbing someone might be dickish, but trying to ruin their career is another level.
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 @XxmojoxX: You asked what point Waki made that was actually valid. I told you. But then you took personal offense to it. You are clearly off the chart on the dick scale here. And we are supposed to think bad of someone who may have not wanted to deal with you any longer?
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 @WAKIdesigns: is this your record for consecutive comments below threshold? If it isn't, you must be getting close!
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 @Rubberelli: hahaha.

you need to get off the internet man.

rule 1 of internet: don't take it seriously
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 @jaycubzz: I'm not because I'm not Lopes. The only reason I even piped in was to express my amazement that Waki was making valid points and not just trolling as usual! But the overly sensitive folks who Lopes butt hurt by ignoring them were also butt hurt that I didn't support their feelings.
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 @Rubberelli: Ya still don't get it Rubber. And I was never offended buddy your to sweet to hurt anyones feelings.
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 @XxmojoxX: tell that girl in your profile pic to put a shirt on. Lol at you for being on the internet complaining about flyin Brian all day. Literally 12 hours lol poor thing to scared to ride in the rain. Classic pinkbike.
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 @makripper: Glad to have you back and chipper as ever! I'll bet you've been thinking of me all day. Checkin my profile sizing me up, mustering the courage to ask me out.
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 @Endurahbrah: I'm a dick, you're a dick, we're all dicks. Throwing stones from my glass house is like a sport to me.
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 Christ - that was an impressive read! What I get out of this is that A) after one meeting for multiple folks they can form an opinion of someone that is strong enough for them to post their feelings... B) a lot of you think Ellsworth and lopes are a good fit.
I got to know Lopes over a two year period, meeting him on several occasions and seeing him interact with the public and sponsors. Is he a dick..? Nah - he is just not going to back slap you every five minutes, tell you he thinks you are awesome and sign autographs all day. To some, this is a professional athletes job (and this includes some sponsors), but it is not. They have a job to do and Lopes has done it better than most over twenty years. I think plenty of people are dicks on occasion (me included and probably all of you, but I don't know you), some more than others. If Lopes cops more comment than others that is perhaps because he puts his actual job before giving hand jobs to hero worshipping fans. I thought he was focused and knew better than most that you can't ride forever.
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 @me2menow:

All this dick talk reminds me of that scene from Reservoir Dogs.

Also, Waki lost this one though I did like his millenials rant.

Also, holy sh*t people, what's with the winter angst? I knew the comments would be colorful but this is ugly and childish. Go mtb, a bunch of bored trolls that will hate Ellsworth and Lopes to the grave and scream it through the twitterverse.
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 @norcal77: i know he didnt like any of the hippie cabbage we had floating around the leaping lizard but shit but he looks high as a kite in that picture
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 @SeaJay: got that picture from Ellsworths pinkbike profile. I think all the shit talk is funny. Personally i dont care if he is a dick or not though. He has helped the sport grow and thats cool. He prolly is a jerk, sometimes the jerks get shit done though. I appreciate what he has accomplished, but i think we would all rather drink a cold one with Peaty or Tippie. Lopes made his bed, but still an asset to MTB. Cheers!
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 @WasatchEnduro: everyone already knows millenials suck, all i read was regurgitation.
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 Too much dicks here ... has pinkbike become like brazzers.com ?
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 @RedBurn: you must admit, Brian would make a great porn star.
@kabanosipyvo - I don't care, I leave propping system to the poor souls who need such device to navigate through what's cool and not cool.

HITLER! GOEBELS! GOERING! WOLFESCHANZE!!!
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 LOL, "new" company owners are struggling to sell product because Tony has a rep for being a dick. So they hire a veteran pro rider who also has a rep for being a dick. Do the new owners know about researching the interwebs...? Smile

Waki, your off base on this one. You yourself have become a bit of a public figure in PB circles. If we end up meeting at some designer/artist event and you act like dick. It would be totally acceptable for me to chime in on some future post featuring your great work that "hey I met that guy and he was a dick". And maybe it would just have been bad timing, your puppy just died, etc. BUT if a pattern develops...?

Admittedly, most pro athletes get to hide out iin a locker room before an event. Mountain bikers don't usually have that luxury. So I could see how it would be hard to get in the zone while also smiling and signing autographs.

However, believe it or not the the sponsors actually want people to "spend their money" on their products they see the pro's using. And how those pro's interact with the public is at least as important as how well they ride, the pic's/vid's of exotic riding locations and how many podiums they might take this season.

I think the new Rogue's are decent "looking" bikes, which is part of the battle! (the black on black ones, the glaring red logo is horrible! change that font!!!) It will be interesting to see a review. But there is nothing in this press release that makes me want to spend my money on an Ellsworth! Smile
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 @stiingya: there is a dramatic difference between me and the Lopes. This guy did involountarily or not sht loads for the development of the sport and is an iconic figure. Deserves more respect than some stupid troll like me. I'd gladly shit all over some top pro downhillers and figures of the bike media and industry, all based on experience meeteting them once or more. But I don't since it doesn't make the world a better place and their negative treats have no fkng influence on the life of mine or my family. So sorry but I don't see the point in coming up online and signaling that there is a dick in here. If I were to behave this way, in real life, I'd get into the toilet see the poop stuck to the toilet, come out shout, who hasn't scraped the sht off?! f*cking childish bollocks. I met Dave Trumpore in Val Di Sole and he had no time to talk to me. We passed each other twice and he was in a hurry. Do I come here and call him a dick? Because he had no time for my fantastic personality? How could he?! Also if you'd meet me and went on Pinkbike telling everyone I'm a dick I'd call you an idiot, since everyone knows that! As to my Pinkbike celebrity status, I don't give a sht, I am actually ashamed of myself because I've done fkng nothing but write tons of stupid sht and draw sketches that any graphic artist will tell you are of mediocre quality. But it's fun for me to confront ideas so I won't quit no matter the status I have. Perhaps I should start a few accounts and swap between them. Maybe I could have word fights with myself. I'm good at duality.
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 @gavind: That's a prettty dickish statement you made
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 @WAKIdesigns: I was born and raised in Laguna Beach. I only just recently moved to Los Angeles. I have seen him at local trails. Trust me, he is a dick.
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 @WAKIdesigns: LMAOOO U WILD.

As for the article, kind of amazing that a brand has so bad rep that even ownership change can't shake it. Btw, they still make ugly bikes. They should of changed the design and the name.
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 @MendelMu: yea, and relocate company to Ellswhere.
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 Also, for those who wonder who would buy a bike like this, have a look at the comment below the threshold.
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 @WAKIdesigns: I have also seen the Athertons, Gwin, Brooke McDonald, Bruni, Steve Smith (RIP) and Brendan Fairclough on those trails. All were friendly and great to talk to. Lopes, not so much.
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 @flippantride: I've spent 10 minutes in the Gondola with Matti Lehikoinen. I didn't talk to him. Because just like with most people that I meet in Gondola, I have nothing smart to say to them and I doubt they can have something smart to say to me. Because we have never ever met each other before. I did start talking to Matti two years later when I asked him about Mavic wheels... I stood alone next to Minnaar. He was waiting or someone. I said hi, he said hi. And din't start any conversation. It was awkward after a minute. I didn't say anything I just went away riding down the trail. Tell me? Should I have started a conversation because we are both mountain bikers and I should treat him as a Demigod? Yes I think he is a demigod. But I didn't feel like licking his balls, just because 80% of mountain bikers on earth would feel like they are supposed to lick his balls. I said good luck, adn it was a great run in Windham, to Loris Vergier. Because I just felt like doing it, and he looked a bit stressed waiting for hs race run. I thought it would cheer him up. And you know what. I didn't expect him to thank me. it did make him smile and say thank you. But I didn't expect him to answer. Because I am not some self-centered dick. OOoooh they are nice to talk to, what the f*ck could you have such a nice conversation about with people you have never met before? I am a huge fan, Nice trails, nice weather? Did you really miss so much when Lopes didn't engage in any conversation, or started talking to you how he likes his abs, his villa and how he made his wife come 4 times last night? Oh jesus how poorer your life is. Gwin did some awesome stuff in the pits in Val Di Sole, do I go around and say how amazing incredible human being he is, how touched I got. Ummm no... not unless some a*sholes start ragging on him online. For being religious or too serious. Kovarik rode behind me and then passed me. Should I be like some douche and shout "yeaaaaa you are ripping brooooo!" Would that do me and him any good? I saw Sam Hill getting superlatives and gratulations from a 30 year old dude, and it took minutes. Sam was getting embarassed (as expected from a healthy human being) saying thank you and having face expression: please stop, please go away now. Was Sam a dick then? or only after he stopped being a Legend and became a sell out after changing to Enduro?

Sorry I am not buying this fan-hero relation shit.
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 @Local-Bike-Shop-705: hahaha a true fbi detective here hahaha nice one ! the guy is a penis for writing that
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 @WAKIdesigns: Tbh you just sound like an awkward person
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 @WAKIdesigns: WAKI I can say that I normally enjoy reading your witty comments but you are truly starting to sound like a dick!
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 @Devers75: I am a dick, that's why I like other dicks. This conclusion was my outro
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 @WAKIdesigns: Matti always impressed me as a rider who bounced back up from so many horrible injuries that ruined his seasons, he just keeps going. So if I'd meet him and we'd be in a position for a chat, I'd tell him that. Because it would be on top of my mind. If we would have had time (on that gondola ride) and he would be in for a chat, I'd be curious of how he copes with the mental side of it. If it changed his approach, if it changed the fun he's having. I'm not saying you should have done that, it is just what I probably would have done in that situation just because that's what would be on top of my mind with that particular rider. If it were Gwin, I might not have had more to say than congratualations on his great race results. As with any personal interaction, bodylanguage will tell you whether the other one is in for it or not. Just be real. If the rider inspires you, just tell. If he or she doesn't, don't go funny just because of the fame. And of course if it turned out to be a nice chat, it leaves a more positive impression on that rider. But if the athlete weren't in for it or even were grumpy, it wouldn't make me all negative. I can get that. They may be trying to get into a zone, visualizing their next run, they might be stressed about their results or to land a deal for next season. If a businessperson doesn't have time/patience for a chat while in or around the office, everyone understands. If a racer doesn't have time/patience for a chat/autograph/whatever at or around the trails, apparently it is all different.
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 @vinay: if you colleague doesn't have time it's different than with a racer - that's the problem with adult's mentality... what if it was hard for Matti and he doesn't want to go back to it. What's your business in it? Other than a cold retrospection of someone's near death or near paralysis experience. And I heard about the way he almost died in ambulance choking with his own blood, because someone did a mistake, because someone didn't listen to advice how to transport people with heavy bleeding into the mouth. Is it so fkng interesting to bring it up on a sunny day in a Gondola, before a race, where he tries to be focused to have a good time, good result and not hurt himself again? How can you use this information for yourself? Maybe your workmate went through long battle with cancer of his relative. Don't you want to know how it went for him? Would you bring that up on a lunch? Hi Andy, I heard your dad died after 3 years of different chemos, how are you coping with this, I'm really interested - Now that takes balls and thinking through before you ask a question mate. Reality ain't so pretty as a fantasy of talking to a glorious hero. It's about respecting the other person as well as respect to yourself, to not loose your shit because someone is famous.
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 @WAKIdesigns: are you paid for commenting seriously ? Big Grin i mean you look so motivated about telling your opinion and argue 300% literally all the time .. dont you have other things to do, like other hobbies or job?
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 @RedBurn: watch out for the wak attacks bro. Pinkbike comments are hilarious. Lets keep this shit commen dream alive
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 @WAKIdesigns: Maybe he has done so much for the industry we should excuse his actions? Maybe his actions aren't as bad as people are saying? IDK? I know he was a very successful racer and I would guess a hall of fame'er? I've read some cool articles on him joining Hans Rey on some pretty awesome rides. But I'm not aware of what else he's done for the sport?

There is a difference between someone not having time for the public and being a dick to the public. I hope the people who are saying he's a dick have actual reasons for it and are not just being buthurt fanboi's. Again, IDK?

I can see your point that coming online and complaining about something doesn't really do anything positive for the world... we could all probably find something more constructive to do with our time...

On the flip side, all of this is just a marketing tool to sell Ellsworth bikes based on Lopes relationship with the mountain biking community. The posts on this forum represent that relationship, good and bad. Pick your brand ambassador's wisely... Smile (also, Ellsworth's relationship to the mountain bike community is already pretty crappy, so Lopes is also taking on that aspect of the relationship by signing the deal)

And I don't think it's just a millennial thing, it's the way of the world now. Used to be if you had a good OR bad experience you'd tell your friends, family maybe your co-workers. Now you tell the whole world. It's just the way things are... were doing it right now...
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 I guess that makes Lopes the Trump of the MTB world.

Oooops now there you go, I just said it.

"Make Ellsworth Great Again."
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 @WAKIdesigns: I can't believe someone who spends his entire life on a website talking utter shite has the audacity to tell someone else to get a life. You are one of the finest examples of a bellend the internet has to offer and one of the many reasons I rarely check PB anymore. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, JUST SHUT THE F*CK UP.
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 @gavlaa: "You are one of the finest examples of a bellend the internet has to offer and one of the many reasons I rarely check PB anymore."

You sir, have hit the nail on the head. He is no more than the rotting darkened flesh that remains after frostbite, except for some reason the flesh hasn't been cut away yet. It's been left to sit and fester.
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 @gavlaa: entire life - really?
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 @WAKIdesigns: Well you replied to my comment within minutes of it being posted... I rest my case.
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 @gavlaa: thank you. Feel better now?
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 @WAKIdesigns: No- because you still haven't shut up.
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 You'd get owned dude
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 @bohns1: do I? Will you be keeping track? hwo many times against whom? I won't
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 @WAKIdesigns: you were the first person on here to slam me in 2011 for an opinion about what I LIKED IN MY SET UP! I didn't call wide bars gay or people that use them dicks or idiots. But YOU called me an idiot for questioning if wide bars were actually "better". I had just picked up my bikes again after a 6 year hiatus and only had what I had run in 2004. Which were 26" inch wide bars. In 04', that was considered wide. Once I bought a new bike with a longer TT and slacker HT, that whole bar questioning made sense. But you still called me an idiot.

You've slammed me for talking in favor of 29er's, which I enjoy riding. I don't race anymore or have an account showing my ball size or bragging about how much money I have or don't have. I have NOTHING to prove anymore, just stating my experiences. Believe it or not, I PREFER my hardtail 29er these days. My 3x10 29er at that! That bike is my every bike, a set of road wheels for the road, 2 off road sets of wheels for work or play. It jumps and manuals and corners just fine and has survived Ray's expert jump line 50+ times with zero issue. I can also ride a wheelie on it for miles on end (and have been able to ride miles long wheelies for 30+ years). All true statements, but you have slammed me on ALL of them! Any comment about a 29er, 3x.. Yeah, 3x.. I was a mechanic for 12 years, you called me stupid not to go 1x, even though I can make a front derailleur work, you know, I don't care if my bike is 4.5 ounces heavier, that's what I'm using now. I could go on and on. Hell, you even had some comment about me riding a wheelie. Again, calling me an idiot.

As for Lopes... In the 80's, I raced BMX for a few years. I freestyled for way more than that. I raced nationals, been to the grands plenty of times. Raced NORBA in the early 90's. I have brushed elbow's with nearly everyone in MTB and BMX from the 80's and 90's. I have had friends inside both industries, very inside. Not a guy at a bike shop, but the guy that interviews the guy, that takes the pics and writes it up and has it printed in a magazine that is sold in the bike shop. The guy that helped design the first OEM mtb disc brake... Sorry... Focus.. Lopes was my friends travel partner a few times for BMX events. I got to know him through my friend. We ate dinner together, rode bikes together, stayed at the same hotels and sometimes drove together... he was a dick... He talked crap about nearly everyone.. I told my friend he was a dick... He said,"Yeah, but what are you gonna do? He's cool like 10% of the time". About a year later, he was glad Lopes switched to mtb only. I don't know if Lopes is a dick today, age, marriage, reflection.. Maybe he's been Ebeneezer Scrooged and loves "every one".. idk... But when I hear Lopes, I still think, "What a dick"...

As for you WAKI, when I see your profile name, I think... "OMG, What does he have to say now?". Out of 100 comments you've made to me, I'd say 10% may have been nice. I haven't posted comments because of you. I haven't responded to comments, because you carry on. I was floored when I saw they allowed you to post a story on here. I actually hate this site because of the attacks, but like the content. Can't have everything I guess. You know something? I don't think you ride. Because you do comment on EVERYTHING, EVERYDAY! At any hour! I'm on here about 2 times a day early am and late afternoon, just to check for a new posts. You comment at 5-7am and 3-4pm, that's according to my time, in the US. I get off work, I go ride from 4:30pm till 7pm. If I check the site, at 9pm, you've commented ALL DAY!! If you're in Europe or the America's, you're not riding, at all.. Maybe it's time you take a step back WAKI. You might actually be a dick..
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 can i ask everyone a question on this stupid comment thread? who really cares? I mean, who's day is ruined that flyin brian did some stupid shit. Who cares if waki is bored at home on the long scandinavian nights and pinkbike interactions are his only interactions? Everyone does shitty things, some of us on here do shitting things everyday. It's all the same in the end anyways. ps you are all wankers and i hate you.
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 I achieved what I set out to do- I managed to shut the dickhead up for nearly 3 hours. That's the longest he's gone without commenting on PB in over a decade. It was good while it lasted.
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 @gavlaa: which dickhead? WE are all dickheads
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 @oldschool43: Sorry dude I can only give you props once or I'd have been clicking that little up button all day! The worst part about it PB actively encourage him
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 @makripper: pls dont hate me

ive only read about 12% of the words in this thread, i think that means i dont really care?
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 @Garpur44, I've literally just sent @oldschool43 a message saying the same thing.
Hero of a post well done.
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 @samfr1000: @Garpur44: Thanks guys! But really, he's always slinging shit. At everyone. Newbies, normal guys, guys that are fat and old but can still manual a 1/4 mile on a 29er 3x at 36 miles per hour, I was just pointing out the fact that he may have a phallic disorder. Wink
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 @oldschool43: Hell yeah! Make Waki RESIGN!!! Make Pinkbike great again!
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 I'm all for that.
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 @WAKIresigns: resign from what? pinkbike commenting? I didn't know he was chosen/elected/selected by anyone/group for commenting.
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 @makripper @WAKIdesigns @WAKIresigns
"He's not the messiah he's a very naughty boy"
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 @WAKIresigns: hahahahahaha you killed me ... new pinkbiker on here all fresh from today Salute
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 Take him down, like the rebel flag? I mean, the flag is gone, but the pride seems to still be there. I'm a yankee, so I'm not sure how the south lives these days, but they seemed to have survived. Maybe a public shamming handle for 60 days. Like "douchenator" or "Mensies 4 life"? (PS, He hasn't posted... kind of exciting.. Like the teacher has stepped out of the classroom Wink )
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 Pinkbike is a great site that is ravaged by Waki rash. Enough of that douche and his dumb carbon bike. 35 year old whiny ahole. I will call your job and say what their money is going for. Being a dick to people, writing billions of words instead of working. Thinking you are the brightest bulb ha? No, you are a scam WAKI!
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 so we are replacing one piece of garbage with another? oh yey.
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 @WAKIresigns: I don't know who you are but well payed sir
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 @samfr1000: amen to that brother
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 @gavlaa: lol, you nailed it dude
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 @Local-Bike-Shop-705: wow... there was certainly no use in that tweet
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 @makripper:

Yup, just like politics.... 'Murica!
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 @WasatchEnduro: lol circccllleee offf lifeeeee, cue elton john and some birds and shit
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 @WAKIresigns - really? So if I'm an idiot, then what you've made, you've basically built an altar to stupidity and found idiots praising it... yes go call my boss, maybe you'll get me fired and then as an unemployed person I will definitely not spend time writing sht on the internet. You are the biggest dumb arse I've came across in years
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 @WAKIdesigns: The more they hate you the more I love you. Scissor me.
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 Dont listen to him, he's trying to use reverse psychology on us. Prepare the torches and pitchforks!!
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 @WAKIdesigns: I wouldn't worry man. these guys don't know their ass from a hole in the wall. Look at old kranked and NWD movies where they focus on being beligerent and partying and being a shithead. Look at tippie who went a drug binge for like ten years then came back and everyones eating is ass. Just shrug it off and let this silly little corner of the internet be silly and contridict it self. Look at imgur and reddit where stupid comments are downvoted to oblivion like 3/4 of the comments on here lol. peace bichz
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 @makripper: quite funny to see Waki being defended. I was tempted to make a political and historical analogy (as he did, brilliantly mentioning Hitler once again, taking out the big weapons when he simply can't accept somebody brings valid arguments in opposition to his opinion) but won't. Simply cause there are massive differences, including the fact that History won't give a shit about those internet fights. But really, this guy is one of the most aggressive and arrogant person around. If he's sometimes able to formulate things quite brilliantly, he's unfortunately unable to admit he's not right on everything and the stallion of the humankind. What he wants is what we should want, what he needs is what he should need. But we're just too stupid to realize I believe.
As for posting so much? He saves time on reading: he does not read the posts. He sometimes answered I was wrong using the same arguments I had developed, almost word by word! Discussing with him is unfortunately impossible. He does not care and just wants to impose himself for... for what actually? No clue, and I don't care.
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 @EnduroManiac: I stopped reading when you said defending waki. I'm calling you all dumbasses in general lol ps. I really honestly don't care about any of this. I just think its hilarious and like watching the snowball keep rolling downhill
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 @makripper: have you ever noticed that when snowballs roll down a hill they turn more into snow "cylinders" than snow "balls"?

yeah i know what youre thinking: "thats effed up"

me too buddy, me too
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 @EnduroManiac: Thank you for a good critique. I appreciate that. Unlike a bunch of butthurt dicks who smelled fresh meet for highschool worthy ragging. Yes as usual I don't know how to chose my battles and why the f*ck should I battle at all... But to my defense you could maybe consider the fact that within three replies the argument went from "Brian Lopes is a dick / you are a dick to call someone a dick" to Waki is an narcissistic idiot / you are a dick to call someone a dick, which puts me into position that I should have learned from history... now I can go in peace... this is exactly what I needed to calm down my demons. Fkng resigns... brilliant in its stupidity...
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 @WAKIdesigns:

The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise.

Socrates

Same shit almost 2500s years later. It's not the younger generation it's you getting old and becoming a fogy
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 @WAKIdesigns: If you spent 5 minutes reading back your own comments you might realise you personify your own term of 'butthurt dick' better than anyone else on this entire website. It's actually amusing how retarded you are.
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 @gavlaa: yes since @multialxndr brought up philosophy, I can say a thing from Neitzche which we can translate to to common language: If you fight dicks there is no way to not become one.

And @multialxndr - your idea is off. If we were to look at Socrates stuff you brought up then it's both the young and the older that are a-holes in their own way. Which means we are all good and sht at the same time, so no, it's no just me. The duality is inevitable here. This brings me back to Neitzche: tlife is pain, there is no way around pain. Losers avoid it and surpress it, masters learn to cope with it.

With this look into the abyss I'm out. I can definitely feel the abyss looking back at me @gavlaa.
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 @WAKIdesigns: Just when I think you can't be a bigger tw@t you go and prove me wrong. Please- just read your last comment back and explain to me how that wasn't written by a pretentious, self righteous prick?
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 @gavlaa: what makes you the jesus of pinkbike? you've been spewing shit worse than a broken sewer line
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 @gavlaa: we obviously have different points of reference when it comes to righteousness and morality. The problem with long arguing is that you get too many people of different kinds popping in. I guess I irritate the kind of people that me, my peers and people smarter than me who I look up to, would gladly see irritated. Perhaps even insulted. I am not above you, I am not lesser than you. I'm just on a different team. Fantastic how stuff coming from the same gas cloud and virtually same stars can create different human beings. Atoms in my head can come from the same star as atoms in your dick. Yet equality of opportunity doesn't create equality of outcome.

Universe is amazing. We are all one.
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 @WAKIdesigns: @gavlaa I think you are both dumb and wasting space on the internet and life.
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 @makripper: So why the hell are you commenting? Pot calling the kettle black much? You must be an even bigger prick than Waki.
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 @gavlaa: because you dragging this thread out this far is like dragging your 65 year old dead hooker around a mall on a sunday afternoon. I'm probably the biggest prick here lol and it's probably because I don't really care about the deep feelings and emotions you bring forward about penises on a mtb website.
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 @makripper: let's not drag your mom into this :-) !!!!!
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 @gavlaa: I have 4 dads, I dont have a mom
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 @makripper: Then I hate to tell you it wasn't milk you were suckling on....
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 @gavlaa: pure protien bro. thats my secret. I started a company. man milk supplements
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 Wait, who killed the hooker?
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 @Session603: gavin did. that damn pikey
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 Look over there Sir Ellsworth! The Heathens have turned against each other! I will telegraph Señor Lopes that victory is just a matter of time. He may prepare his final Twitter strike... Release the E-Kraken!!!
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 @gavlaa: I'll give you some free samples. your mom can't get enough. she's our main buyer
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 @makripper: The real tragedy is that it took you over an hour to think of that...
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 @gavlaa: LOL your deflecting is pretty cute. but not cute enough. Time is irrelevent on the internet. I think the gravity of this situation is now so heavy that we are actually in a black hole.
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 @WAKIdesigns: twitter works! the proof is they voted for a president who acts like a piece of garbage! maybe flyin brian is going to run for office.
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 I can't decide, what is worse, WAKI or those up and downvoting dogs. Why is that system here? Is this how people deal with their problems? Join the army it will set you straight. Look Waki you are like sewage, you smell and all crap flows straight into you. You have a God damn nerve to come back and keep on spilling your nonsense.
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 @WAKIresigns: the army LOL bunch of circlejerkers. lets use our extremely advanced tech to shoot dudes riding goats so we can steal their oil.
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 @WAKIresigns: I would tell you something but it's just too fkng awkward... this is the most fkng awkward thing on this site...Can we all agree that we reached the new bottom?
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 @WAKIdesigns: man what a rush. I feel like captain ahab right now.
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 @torero please tell us what you think
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 @WAKIdesigns: YES! @torero must weigh in on this topic. He shall enlighten us all!
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 I also wish @badboyleeroybrown could say what he thinks about Brian joining Ellsworth
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 Sorry guys haha i have not read the thread, too long...
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 I think there are too many people criticizing Lopes, he's a legend since the days of Kranked, like CG or Schley.
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 @torero: aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah yo umentioned Richie Shley. IN smae sentence as CG. You are a horrible human being. Hey @XxmojoxX - what do you reckon, is Richie Schley cool or is he a dick? @badbadleroybrown
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 @WAKIdesigns: Richie Schley didn't sign @xxmojoxx 's chest when shley was taking a dump at sea otter in 2010 so he's a total asswank.
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 Honestly, I think we not should fucking care about the privacy life and personality of mountain bikers. We know them by their talent on the bike, not by what they do when they get off it. Those who interfere in the private life of athletes must buy a life for themselves ... Sorry for the bad english.
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 @torero: not too shabby coming from antarctica! here here
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 @WAKIdesigns: that's my whole point I have nothing against older people or younger people, but what I dislike is people that generalised about all younger people in negative ways. As you get older it is easy to lose perspective and think young people today are all bad/selfish etc where in reality they are just like the older generation were. FYI your comments don't make me think you are very happy in yourself there's a lot of eve thing sucks about them
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 @torero: the funny thing is that we can care about whatever the hell we want.

how is it "interfering" to have an opinion on someone?

if that opinion is wrong, it shouldnt matter right? and if it does matter, why?

maybe because that opinion is accurate?
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 @WAKIdesigns: Don't much care about him signing with Ellsworth... they make mediocre bikes more about hype than performance and Lopes is a giant douchebag, they're a good fit for one another I suppose.
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 Yeah waki you should listen to sanchez!!
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 Sheesh. You guys still going at this?
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 @ridesmoothbro: you're just jealous of flying brains mad shirtless biking skills brianlopes.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/IMG_2825.jpg
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 @ridesmoothbro: yeah it's amazing, isn't it?
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 @makripper: still thinking of me after all this time...it must be love.
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 @XxmojoxX: you and lopes are a match made in shirtless browdown heaven.
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 @makripper: Can't take your eyes off me can you
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 @WAKIdesigns: So the criteria that determines whether or not someone is a dick, or more specifically, recognizable as such is whether or not they've done any harm to those recognizing them?

C'mon Waki, you sound as whacky as Cryin' Brian is douchey.
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 Enough of the arguing. Who's hosting the circle jerk this time? I'll bring the cookies.
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 @Session603: i heard its at brians van. you can find it double parked a couple of handicap spaces.
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 @jaycubzz: wake up SHEEPLE!! wtf are the handicaps doing driving anyways?
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 @XxmojoxX: LOL the long flowing locks and that shirtless tinder photo on pinkbike is sick bro
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 @makripper: i dont know, you have a license im sure so you should be able to answer that?
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 @jaycubzz: i only have a licence to kill. You have a licence so im' sure you are able to answer that.
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 @makripper: i know you are but what am i?
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 Haha...interesting amount of chirping from a peanut gallery full of guys who would get absolutely owned by the 'allegedly' outdated combo!
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 He can own me all day but I don't ride a shit bike while wearing a bright orange Peal Izumi jacket. Most importantly, I am not a dick.
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 @flippantride: Well you kinda sound like one...
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 Tony doesn't own Ellsworth anymore if I'm not mistaken? And maybe Lopes was a dick to you guys because he didn't like how your faces looked?

So what's the hangup anymore about Ellsworth?
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 This is like putting an older Fararri engine in an 80s design Volvo! Sleeper status! Yes the engine is used, but it still makes tons of power and when you judge the book by its cover you underestimate it every time. Then you get the doors blown off M3, Nomad or (insert here)! It's the look on people faces when "this can't be possible because it's ugly!" Side note: it isn't a carbon copy of the other 3 designs
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 @sjdeweese: Amen brother; it's the indian and not the arrow
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 @flippantride: according to pigit77 you don't get to ride bikes anymore
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 @flippantride: Love the accountability, brother! Beer
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 [eat popcorn... hit refresh... repeat...]
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 Ellsworth is like the shitty restaurant in the stripmall by your house that is always empty. You're pretty sure it's a front for money laundering or a meth lab. How do they stay in business selling 3 or 4 bikes a year? I don't think I've ever seen one in real life.

That being said, I have to give them props for being tenacious and stubborn. Would never ride one though.
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 Maybe money laundering ??? Gotta be something shady going on with that kind of business model
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 I saw one once, had to bleach my eyes afterwards.
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 I've only ever seen one and its when a customer brought it in for service(I'm a bike tech). It was sometime last year when he brought it in and it was a 2008 model. They're just as ugly in person as they are in the pictures, you're not missing much.
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 I've seen plenty of older ones, but i haven't seen any of the newer bikes.
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 There used to be some around here, like 10+ years ago when you needed a boutique brand to provide a decent bike. But then those brands started offering less and less performance and long-term support despite bigger and bigger price tags. Now you spend boutique money with the mega brands, which is an interesting turnaround.
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 There are a lot of them here in SoCal. I rarely see any Rocky Mountains here, so should I assume they are horrible bikes?
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 This article will be the Burning Man for trolls.
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 Thought it was April 1st for a minute. Good lord the comments I'll wake up to in the morning. Gotta admit living in Poway and Ramona back in the late 90's I always wanted a Sub22 in one of the sweet anodized finishes.
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 I'm already dancing naked around my computer screen.
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 I have nothing against Ellsworth or Lopes, or both together... but I do like Troll parties!
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 @WAKIdesigns: it is deliciously poetic.
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 its like Lance all over again
Brian, you use to be cool, wearing airwalk jim plastics n all, what happened?
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 @WAKIdesigns: that's because you are The Troll Hunter.
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 I am picturing Lopes on a Rogue, table-topping over a tank full of sharks....
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 @aaronjb: maybe ellsworth is targeting the older homophobic demographic
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 @aaronjb:

Wow. Even if its just an expression and he has nothing against homosexuality, its incredible poor judgement for a PRO to tweet things like that...
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 I see that 2017 is just going to be the same as last year going by the comments above. Different year same shit !!! I hope Mr Lopes has success on the Ellsworth , and the bike doesn't look that bad !. There I've said
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 I saw Steve the other day, he was riding an Ellsworth. I don't know what's happening to the neighbourhood.
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 And these are they same commentors whining about being nice and not calling 29 inch bikes homosexual references. Snowflakes......
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 @ridesmoothbro: Pinkbike is full of bike and gear snobs.
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 What's the parking situation like at Ellsworth?
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 They will need to add more hanicap spots
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 Handicap... Sheesb
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 I guess the parking jokes are still funny? I will up vote you anyway because SoCal should stick together here.
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 A Viagra jersey would have been the icing on the cake!
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 The new mtb team for 2017 cialis-ellsworth..lol
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 Lopes on Ellsworth, Palmer on Intense, MTB riding at Big Bear again, it's like the mid 90's SoCal NORBA heyday all over again! Who's Tinker going to ride for? Tomac? Missy? Overend?
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 Missy is always busy getting kicked out of bars at Snowshoe.
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 @nug12182: I like that 90's Downhillers are known for partying and kicking butt on course.

Once got to sit in a bar at Palmers table while he did his best to bait a bunch of meat head Biffs and Buffies. It's actually fun.

My regret from all of my NORBA National days was not scheduling Mondays as my day off so I could stick around for the Sunday after parties. Palmer was about the only one wrangling up a Saturday night slush.

To be in a Sunday slam with Kovarik, Peaty, Palmer, Missy....wah!!!
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 @bizutch: if you came to st anne thats exactly what it was. Heck I ended up in Earthed 1!
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 Tomac is on Kawasaki. Brraaaapppp!
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 Tinker would just become a brand ambassador for Cannondale, Tomac would start his own brand again, Missy is riding for John Parker's Underground Bike Works, Overend continues to be sponsored by Specialized. Both Ned and Missy are all about the big tires now. UBW only makes plus bikes and Ned likes to do ultra-enduro/epic adventure racing on fat and plus bikes.
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 Leigh Donovan on LIV / Giant
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 @ReformedRoadie: I think we are talking about Dad. But a heat win and a 5th in the main last night is not all bad.
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 @shotouthoods: yes, I know...kinda disappointed with the 5th, tbh.
When I started riding, his dad had just switched over from BMX and was on Mongoose.
I remember interviews with John saying he was going to let Eli try MX and see where it goes...hasn't done too shabby.
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 Intense to Ellsworth, Lopes must be getting old! It's the bike equivalent of stopping wearing jeans and starting wearing elasticated waist corduroy trousers!
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 You nailed it brother, hilarious!
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 What a toxic comment section.
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 Is the truth toxic to you?
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 I dare you to explain.....
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 GIve me a moment to come up with something...
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 @ReformedRoadie: someone is getting it.
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 Its like an epiphany
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 i feel enlightened . . .
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 I am a Witness to it as well, and my Id is bigger than my ego.
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 @atrokz: what a bunch of jokers...
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 WTF do you guys have against Ellsworth Bikes?
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 they are ugly, eeewww
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 They had a lifetime warranty on frames back when Tony ran things himself. Frames broke. Warranty was not honored. Pissed a lot of people off, nobody bought their bikes, and here we are. I doubt Lopes is going to help that image, no matter how fast he can ride or if he is 110% efficient.
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 The bikes sucked back when we drooled all over the dare (long before most memebers here were born). Then people started riding the bikes like the truth and basically started breaking them and were not helped by warranty. Tony did his best kamikaze impersonation on mtbr and became a raging a*shole to everyone who disagreed with his bullshit suspension patent or whatever it was about that instant center shit he was shilling. His bikes were supposed to be high end but they generally sucked and the owner was a total a*shole to people. Hence people here saying its the perfect combo. Tony burned his brand image himself and suffered because of it.
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 @atrokz: Yup bought a Dare because i saw Shaums March rip on one,biggest waste of $3300(frame only) in my life.Frame broke after 6 weeks of riding.When i assembled the new front triangle with the old rear end i put new bearings in.They had powder coated the bearing bores and pressed the bearings in anyways,streaching the bores.When i cleaned the flaking powdercoat from the bores the bearings rattled around.Tony Ellsworth said no warranty.
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 @rideonjon: not surprising. Norco did similar on their 2nd gen team dh. Bearings in over paint and left a sticker on the king steelset in the headtube making it nearly impossible to remove.
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 @atrokz: Hilarious,i bought the Dare because my VPS kept breaking and Norco wouldn't warranty it.
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 @LuvAZ: Is it just me, or did Evil do the same kinda thing and now everyone is drooling over them
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 @uphilarious: but evils look so so so good
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 @uphilarious: not that ellsworths look bad they just don't look as good as evil bikes
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 @Lookinforit: I can agree with that. I think it's a little unfair to give Evil and Ellsworth different standards just because their bikes look different
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 @atrokz: Exactly why people like me who dont work on their bikes and/or dont have time for this BS pony up and pay for a Santa Cruz. I dont have time for poorly crafted stuff and i dont want to be stranded on the trail. If my bike does break i want to make sure the company stands behind the warranty. I bought the first run of Knolly Chilcotins, better than and Ellsworth but it still had its issues.
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 I was at a bike event this fall with about 20 brands to demo. Ellsworth was there but I didn't demo one. Why? Two times when I went by the booth no one was there, not even the Ellsworth reps. They were talking to the (Specialized?) guys next to them. The third time I stood there looking around at some of the bikes while the two reps sat in their chairs chatting (drinking beer? Can't remember but most booths did so hard to recall). They saw me and didn't bother to even acknowledge me. I walked away.

Other booths: Intense, Rocky Mountain, Jamis, and Kona were extremely helpful. If I had $6,000 burning a hole in my pocket I would have bought an Intense or Rocky Mountain. Loved the bikes, and the people were great. Thats how I decide what to buy.

Ellsworth...I didn't know all this drama, but I don't need to for them to be on my "won't see a dime of my money" list.
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 @CTYankee where were you when you had this experience?
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 Excuse me but i am new in Pinkbike. Can someone explain to me why all this hate for Ellsworth?
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 'm not sure anyone can buddy, I'm as confused as you. I can only think it's the older bikes weren't very pretty. Lopes being a dick? Never met him so can't comment there, obviously everyone else has.
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 If I recall, and correct me if Im mistaken, it began when Ellsworth offered a life time frame warranty, then redesigned the frames at some point, then implemented a policy where if one's "lifetime warranty" frame triangle broke, they made you pay for the other triangle. Hardly fair. There may have been other Faux Pass along the way, but I believe this was the beginning of the end.
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 fcdn.mtbr.com/attachments/ellsworth/187257d1155216674-ellsworth-dare-myexdare.jpg

OK OK looks not the most important thing I know. But c'mon, look at it! I love tons of bikes with totally different approach of the sport, but it's also our passion. It would really hypocritical to call those bikes cool.
+ It seems that they came through a hell lot of problems with the frames
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 @petrospit whenever an Ellsworth article is posted 2 things happen;
1 People complain about the way the bike looks
2 People talk about broken frames, warranty issues, personal integrity of original owner. Eventually someone (or two) shows up and posts a story (that may or may not be true) about their personal experiences (which are horrific).

Whenever a Lopes articles is posted 2 things happen;
1 People talk about his legendary bike skills and trophies
2 People call him a dick. Eventually someone (or two) shows up and posts a story (that may or may not be true) about their personal experiences (which are horrific).

Hence why people find this article particularly amusing.
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 @catweasel: Haha man, you're like an historian for Ellsworth/Brian Lopes!! ^^
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 @catweasel: It was in 2010 at the diablo free ride park (now mountain creek bike park). It was the US Open of mountainbiking. Brian Lopes was there and I heard all about him being a dick. I wasn't sure about my tire choice for the race and he raced the same track. So I thought I'll put the rumors to the test and asked him about a good tire to choose. And as nice as he could be he told me what he would do. So I can't confirm what others say. But that's just a one time experience...
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 I had a friend who worked there for 6 months. He is a man of integrity. The guys he worked for... were not.
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 @pertrospit: I can shed some light on this because I was around when it all originally went down. Back in the late 90's early 2000's, the Ellsworth Truth and ID were THE hot bikes to have. The design worked well for the day, they were expensive, and exclusive. The problem with a company growing that fast is quality. Frames started breaking, or rear triangles were misaligned out of the box. Dealing with Tony Ellsworth and his minions in customer service (or lack thereof) was a nightmare. His frame warranty magically went away. At the time, it was universally accepted in any bike shop that Tony Ellsworth and Ben Serotta were the biggest dicks in cycling, real arrogant a*sholes. Difference was that Serotta was actually a talented frame builder. Tony, in his arrogance, also thought that he never had to redesign any of his bikes as times changed, his bikes were soooo awesome they didn't need to change. For what it's worth I think the new bikes look better, but if I was the parent company of Ellsworth now, I would ditch Tony and hire some real designers, I don't think that anyone will buy one of these bikes because his presence carries any sort of cache with it. I doubt that any lbs that was around then will ever carry one of their bikes again.
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 @catweasel: Sounds exactly like Devinci's "lifetime warranty" to me.
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 @m47h13u: or like transitions "life time warranty" when they first started
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 @Aksel31: That rear suspension is pretty nuts.
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 "Who can we sponsor to give everyone the exact same impression of our bikes that they've always had?"

And more parking jokes please.
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 I met Lopes on New Year's Day on San Juan trail and he was with two dudes on Ellsworth bikes. I didn't recognize it was him at first with the long hair and I just started talking to him like I'd talk to any other fellow rider I had just met at Cocktail Rock. It wasn't until I was riding away that I finally put two and two together and realized who it was I was just talking to. I can confirm that he was not a dick to me in the slightest and was in fact a lot more friendly and talkative than the guys he was with.
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 I've actually spent time with Brian, I've always thought him to be a pretty nice guy. He may have done a couple of "dickish" things, but who hasn't. Like the old saying, " A guy could have built 1000 bridges but nobody calls him a bridge builder. But suck just one dick..."
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 if you already have the name, you gotta honor it
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 Just a shame it wasn't E mobility bike with free parking badge.
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 2017 is off to a rough start
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 Once again Waki goes and steals the show on Pinkbike. A article about Lopes joining Ellsworth and in no time it's a keyboard war with guess who, fucking fueling it. If pay good money to have a dinner that doesn't allow me to see anything of his.
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 @RussianHackers we have a job for you
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 No Ellsworth or Lopes hate, but.... I don't get why there are so many brands wanting to pay older riders to represent their companies. What exactly are the brains behind Ellsworth thinking by promoting an older rider who doesn't even race anymore. The industry is changing fellas. Time to start hooking up the up and comers, you know, the guys who are out racing and providing media content. For the price you paid for Lopes you could have helped out a handful of kids I'm sure.
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 When bikes are pushing 10k, you need an older wallet to buy one.
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 Look at what lopes did for ibis and the mojo line he brought that company back from the dead, sold me on ibis for life as well.
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 I'm in my 40's and I would never buy something because a company decides that this form of branding makes sense. I don't know anyone who would either. I would however fully back a brand that puts those sponsorship dollars into developing new talent and up and comers. Providing bikes and paying their entrance fees seems to make sense to me. But thats nust my opinion, clearly not Ellsworth's.
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 I agree. I officially rolled over that mid 40's hump and can say that someone I raced with or looked up to would not make me buy a bike they ride. Even if he is getting paid 1/4 of his 90's salary, it would pay for 100 kids entry fees. If I had only won the lottery (or played it) I would love to run a team, bring up new riders, help them in any way I could. That is what sells me on a bike company. There are still a few out there that do that.. just a few..
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 Heck yeah, tell me you saw that com'n, cuz I sure'as heck didn't! Don't know why, but for some strange reason, I'm stoked for this...
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 Well to be honest, we didn't see it comin' because we weren't quite looking at it...
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 Big move for the company ! great to see a living legend like Lopes help bring a company like Ellsworth back form the dead .
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 They should have named this bike. The Lazarus.
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 I guess we have to actually wait and see if lopes can actually help Ellsworth come back from the dead. Right now it just sounds like a sausage party between a couple of dicks
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 Yes back from the dead.....now Zombies
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 Active but at the same time efficient suspension. Wow. It's the new climbs like a goat descends like a fiend
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 its funny how thats an acceptable statment for a santa cruz but not for a lesser fan boy bike brand
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 @poah: all marketing is equal, but on pinkbike some marketing is more equal than others.
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 @bluumax: SRAM EAGLE SRAM EAGLE SRAM EAGLE SRAM EAGLE SRAM EAGLE
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 Hey Ellsworth, you should give that bike for a testride to the most hateful commenters!
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 @ellsworthbikes: oh dang its really them lol
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 Not a hater but I'd love to test ride an Ellsworth. Apparently I'm not old enough to remember the time when they were shit.
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 @ellsworthbikes: damn, i havent shown enough hate Smile i would love to see how it stands against my Dune Carbon!
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 Who actually buys their bikes?
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 Apparently Brian Lopes doesn't.
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 Lopes is a bit of a legend....why diss him?
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 Allegedly he has poor parking skills.
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 @powderturns: The Internet was the first to break that news. Again...and again. Laughed every time a pic popped up.

Chuckling right now.
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 He is an absolute legend. Hes actually a nice guy as well, hes been around these parts a few times and was always friendly. Its his reputation amoungst his peers for being a bit of a dick, thr topless thing, and parking in a handicap spot at whistler that gave him this reputation. A rep he jokes about and has made vids about as well. He takes it in stride.
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 @atrokz: I don't doubt it. I have a bad rap...but am a nice guy.

Ummmm...no, no I'm not.
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 Because if you are effectively NOBODY and you are terrible at ANYTHING that you are doing, then the only way for you to temoporarily ease the anxiety of suspecting that you may be a piece of crap is to pick someone who is excellent at something and has high expectations to live up to, and that nobody would defend, and toss at him the crap you swim in. A rather typical behavior for a loser, nothing surprising. I mean... Lopes does seem like a dick to me, but I don't feel like telling everyone. And he is a great rider so I would not try to raise above him. It was somewhere in the middle of going through the primary school when I stopped being that twat who runs into the classroom shouting: "listen everybody! Ahahahah! Billie has a big wet spot on his pants! I saw it in the bathroom! Ahahahaha! Oh my God LOL! He spilled water on it but it looks like a pee pee!!!"
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 @WAKIdesigns: lopes dose seem like a dick to me, but I don't feel like telling everyone. FYI you just did.
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 years ago I rode with him (friend of a friend). Great rider

Not sure if it short mans complex or narcissism but yea....

One ride be brought a guy with him that was kinda slow and his bike broke. When he realized what happend to drl he said he had to split and took off for us to help his friend get out.

Again heck of a rider...also would have made a good horse jockey
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 Elsworth still makes bikes?
who knew!
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 I had one of the first epiphany's made, didn't even have a serial number on it. Within the first 2 years, I broke the rocker 3 times. Ellsworth sent me a new rocker every time with no questions. After the first 2 years, I had no issues for 8 hard years and thousands of miles of riding. I love my nomad, but I would by an Ellsworth again if I was in the market for a new bike. I haven't met Brian, but I ride with people that do know him and I've never heard anything bad about him. I'm stoked to hear about the new partnership and look forward to seeing how they both do over the next 3 years. Oh, and my 10 year old epiphany pedaled better than most new bikes on the market that I've demo'd. Just my $.02....
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 Don't really see point if this.
North American PBers seem pretty much against anything Ellsworth whereas in Britain/Europe they haven't had any sort of presence for 20 years.
This combo is hardly going to appeal to younger riders (most probably don't even remember Lopes riding) while older riders will be cynical enough to see through it.

Looking forward to seeing their first 'press release adventure film' probably Lopes getting stoked shredding some Mongolian trail on his Ellsworth wishing he was Matt Hunter and doing it properly!!
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 I and a dozen others were lucky enough to have had a couple hour 4 X clinic with Lopes years ago. I found him to be very approachable and professional. I walked away with nothing but good things to say about Brain. It was fun and humbling to go head to head with such a accomplish rider.
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 hbcutthecourse would proclaim this day as the national holiday.
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 Can xfusion go ahead and relase the metric with roughcut hlr already?
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 Think Lopes is the only rider on XFusion stuff. . . . ?
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 @MX298: There's also the Propain Dirt Zelvy Team and I think the Ibis enduro team used them this last season? I could be wrong about that though. All I know is my gf and I got on their factory amateur prgeom and are stoked to try out some of their new products!
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 I see it as avaliable on Universal Cycles.
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 @DirtyHal: ibis enduro team has Fox shox listed for 2017.
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 @DirtyHal: I see propain dirt zelvy team are on the RV1's for 2017 !
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 I'm speechless. my god this is perfect.
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 I'm gonna join the team balancing this out by saying that the bike looks pretty nice and Lopes is sick as ever....
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 Don't understand all the people who haven't ridden an Ellsworth but don't like them. I can understand not liking the looks of a bike. Everyone has different tastes. But when I'm riding it's pretty distracting to be looking at my own bike. I've found it more helpful to look where I'm going and have a bike that functions well to assist. The upside of people not liking the look of an Ellsworth is that I don't have to lock it up, apparently no one will steal it, win for me! Having ridden some very nice rental/demo bikes all over the states and Europe (Trek, Specialized, Santa Cruz, Ibis, Whyte etc...) I've found the Ellsworth does the best for me. As far as customer support goes. I had a Joker that I purchased used about 10 years after production stopped. The frame cracked so I called Ellsworth. Understandably they didn't have any front triangles in stock. But they offered a deep discount on a current frame. Which I thought was great product support for something I didn't even buy from them. So I'm going to keep riding my newest Ellsworth (Epiphany Alloy) until I my travels and rides on other bikes find something better. And other riders are going to ride what works best for them. No losers.
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 Wow, I learned quite a bit reading this thread....This should be a "brand" study in 101 marketing course in college......anyway, if the vitriol carries through to sales, I would love to pick one up on super clearance if they don't sell.....kinda rooting for them though.
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 The bike actually looks decent. I don't get the Ellsworth hate. It's basically just a name right now with no connection to the junk of the past. I don't understand why they didn't just start a new company with a new name, but I digress. I'm not buying one, but there are so many other things more worthy of vehement hatred - eBikes, press fit bottom brackets, a new axel standard, Shimano... I am still trying to figure out why I am supposed to care about Brian Lopes though. By all accounts he is that rich d-bag who drives a Cayenne to the trail head and is very vocal in that he is a better rider and has more money than you.
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 I can't imagine people down grading Lopes like this!!! Sure he is an old guy but he's probably faster than then a lot of y'all! Ellsworth used to be shabby but looks like their finally shaping into some good looking bikes!!!! Now going with BST Nano Carbon to help Ellsworth further his design and make it a better bike is awesome!!! Old Pro man sponsored by an underrated brand is awesome! It will help the brand even more!!! Old man sponsored by an old mans dream is awesome!! Tony Ellsworth! Way to go, Lopes!
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 feel like most people judged this solely from the title...looks slick as fuck to me!
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 Really funny comments. Hilarious!

I'd never buy an Ellsworth because of their reputation. Even the new one is fugly. Shaums sure went fast and huge on one 20 years ago and I'm sure Lopes will now. Hopefully this new generation holds up better than they did back then. These days the first round of consumers shouldn't have to be the test mules.

I agree with the above posed question: why wouldn't you just start from scratch with a new name rather than trying to reintroduce such a controversial brand?

You think Lopes is old? His age hasn't slowed him that much. He still wins regional races as a pro, not a master. He's fast as hell on anything he rides. I'm sure he will kick ass even on an Ellsworth. I don't know the guy but his staying power and competitive drive are phenomenal. He is arguably one of the best mountain bike racers of all time.
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 I would agree except for that last phrase haha, but I do think that he shouldn't be getting any hate for his age. I'm still going to be riding when I'm that much older and so will most of the people in the comments.
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 It'd be interesting to hear the comments if Ellsworth signed Kirt instead of Brian. I'm sure there would have been a lot of love for Ellsworth and their new lineup. I paid close attention to the Niner hate to recent love since I ride a Niner. No, I'm not a dentist; my dentist rides a Cannondale.

I also follow Brian closely since we live in the same area. What he can do on uphill, downhill and technical trails is beyond amazing having actually (tried) riding them myself. I've never met him, but I think you have to really know someone to call them a dick. If making money for riding free, top notch bikes while driving a Porsche makes you a dick, then sign me up for some dick, please.

Hopefully the new partnership will improve their brand. It's good to see smaller, local bike companies succeed.
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 "sign me up for some dick" pure awesomeness
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 I'm crying.
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 Hello ! What's the "negative" buzz about this ? Do people really hate Brian Lopes, or is this about Ellsworth ?

I always liked Brian Lopes as a rider.
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 Here we go,....I look forward to Ellsworth based articles. Excited to hear all the band wagon internet engineers and critics,....
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 @pinkbike any chance of some king of comment counter where if your total neg props for the day exceeds 250 that you can't post comments the following day? Just seeing if we can get some peace and quiet without Waki every other day.

As you can see from the posts above that dude is actively putting people off checking out the site and leaving comments
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 Intense drop Lopes, or did Ellsworth offer him a contract he couldn't refuse? There is no way he hopped on an Ellsworth and had his mind blown so much he said see ya Intense!
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 Having been on the trails today and looking at the negative comments I consider how I would have been honored to ride with Lopes and given careful consideration to a proper Ellsworth demo.
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 I missed the 1993 press release, what's with all the Elsworth hate? Is it just the cool/in thing on pinkbike atm or is there a reason
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 Don't really understand the hate, just scrolled through Ellsworth Instagram, the bikes look pretty awesome...
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 People love jumping on a good bandwagon. Most of the drones bagging on Ellsworth probably have little to no experience with them but it's an easy target for a witty(?) comment on an internet forum. They probably played Pokémon Go and collected Beanie Babies too. Oh, and they think the Seahawks are just great.
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 @Rucker10: Plenty of other brands had problems with quality or warranty in the 90'same, but for some reason the customer service of Ellsworth left a horrible taste in their customer's mouths. That is very real.

The more obvious question was posed by someone else. If you own a bike brand, why not literally change the name and get a fresh start and clean reputation? Why on earth would anyone want to associate a new design with a name that has so mUchiha bad rep?
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 @Rucker10: actually most of us joking have been here and on the race scene probably a lot longer than you. Hence knowing the joke inside out.
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 @atrokz: I've been in the "scene" long enough to know that when experience in said "scene" goes hand in hand with being an ass, that person isn't nearly what they think they are.
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 @Rucker10: nothing youre saying makes sense since the guys joking are older and have been around a while hence knowing the joke from experience. What i think i am is entirely irrelevant. Your comment earlier displayed your ignorance to the topic and illustrated that you dont get the joke from the past. -fellow toolmaker
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 @atrokz: My original comment surmises (that is to say, from my observations and not necessarily true,) that the majority of people commenting are exactly the opposite of what you're saying. Like most things in Pinkbike discussion threads, those with the most to say, have the least amount of experience on the subject.
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 @atrokz: I appreciate your choice in trades as well. The fewer souls in cubeland the better I say. (Unless your CAM system is in a cubicle in which case it is acceptable to spend some amount of time there.)
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 @Rucker10: fair enough! I just saw the fiasco up front and center when a buddy at trailblazer cycles had his truth. I wanted a dare so much. Not after that. Haha.

Yea. Im now a manufacturing engineer in aerospace. So i do have a desk (open concept thank god) but spend all my time down with the guys helping make things. Such an awesome trade to learn, everything becomes possible (and everyone bugs you to make something for them). Since i missed the full hands on part I started making knives using the methodology. Gotta keep keen somehow!
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 @atrokz: I too make knives.
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 @Rucker10: did we just become best friends? Haha. @afisherknives on IG or www.afisherknives.com link me your stuff!
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 what kind of adult tard buys a bike from a company based on its factory riders? Maybe an autographed rider poster just sweetens the deal?
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 I just feel for the poor owners (twice) that thought that the Ellsworth name had value. Would have been better off staring off with a new name due to their long not so great past.

Back in the day every Ellsworth I saw had dents in it due to the really thin tubing they used. I thought to myself that POS would crumble under my Clyde ass.
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 I have nothing against LOPES but I love commenting so here goes:

Under Lopes jacket...not one shirt was given. Wink
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 This went almost as well as the ask Crank Brothers segment. It's a tough pill to swallow to accept that your brand has become a liability rather than asset.
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 Ellsworth better loose that font.
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 I assume you mean lose. Bikes should never have a loose front end.
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 Brian was a very fierce competitor, that might make him seem like an "a*shole" to some people? If you've hung out with him or ridden with him it's clear that he's a guy who enjoys joking around and loves riding and loves bikes more than most other people. Just be glad that you don't have to race against him.
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 GT Ibis Intense Now Ellsworth. Seems Lopes can't find a home because he can't admit he's washed up
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 Never crossed my mind there would be so much hate among MTBers, go out and ride your bikes and get rid of that stress or get high before you read any posts on PB... the one true dick is Cheney, period.
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 I saw Brian today at the A1 ride in Mission Viejo. Talked to him for about 10 minutes. He told me to take his new bike for a spin around the parking lot. Bike felt great. Hope he kicks a$$ on it this year.

On another note I think most of the people on here bitching and moaning about b.s. are stuck inside because of bad weather or snow. Take a vacation and ride your bike somewhere warm.
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 Pretty sick looking bike. Love the classic looking rocker linkages, reminds me of all the freeride rigs I fell in love with as a kid.

Out of the loop. Why does ellsworth get a spanking all the time? Are the bikes shit or do people rail on them for looking slightly like bikes from 10 years ago?
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 Funny because a couple of months back we saw some Ellsworth rigs at the local enduro race. First thing that crossed my mind was "what are those bikes doing here".... Then at closer look I saw they were nice looking bikes.
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 poor life choice lopes, you used to be cool
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 Elroy ellesworth -How can we sell less bikes?

Guys I've had an idea ..........
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 They might even be great to ride, but they are odd and ugly in my opinion.
A Pole or Geometron (for example) look odd but somehow very cool. These guys don't do it for me.
Would like to know why this guy is supposed to be such a dick?
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 Brian Lopes the biggest legend of 4x n one of the best riders out there yet!! But he's old therefore he's not that valuable n getting a contract with any company is pretty hard but Ellsworth need a lotta promotion since the brand is almost unknown. I think it's a great combination since both of them kinda need each other.
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 Ellsworth is desperate.....trying to buy credibility with Lopes. Hope they stick around long enough to pay out his contract.
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 @pinkbike what is your stance on contributors calling readers of your site "retards", "pussies", "c*nts", "gay", etc...?
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 @tbubier Seems they actively encourage mate, I give you WAKI as an example. Not only is the guy insulting and derogatory they actually featured him in a article giving him a platform to spew his bile
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 @Garpur44: I know right? Seems crazy.
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 In next couple years he will sign GT, a real comback, it will be epic.
Brian, 4X isn't dead!!
^^
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 I hope the best for both parties. Like most here posting I'm not sure it really matters as we have a preconceived idea about them both. 1st impressions are hard to live down. Thank you for the press release.
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 Now he can park like a dick and ride like a dick
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 Great to see Ellsworth making a come back and to having Lopes ride for them! My only question is this; how much is Lopes being paid? lol I hope he made the right decision by leaving Intense!!! Eek
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 mobile.twitter.com/BrianLopes/status/66642238112935937

great hero for my kids,,

brian is homophobic and make posts about it
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 I think he has confused Newport Beach with Laguna Beach.
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 I honestly feel that the guy with the lap dog and loafers is manlier than a guy in an Ellsworth.

Wow. I guess that settles the "Is Lopes a douche" question.
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 @uphill-blues: No, it was settled a long time ago. Some people are in the know & some aren't, but everyone should be educated.
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 Was supposed to demo the bike today, but trails were closed. Will update how she actually rides. I think the bike looks great!
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 You know Lopes's decision was made solely for the money, and that's it......I just hope they paid you up-front for this and got you a Porsche , cuz they probably gonna go bankrupt from no sales any month now ????????????????
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 after reading these comments I realized I have been seeing Missy Giove ot on my adventures.I realized in the back of my mind but just didn't think it was possible that the skitzy chick everyone was waiting on was actually Missy Giove mtb legend from my youth
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 When I'm in Laguna I'll finally be able to spot Lopes as he will be the only person on an Ellsworth
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 To me, both Lopes and Ellsworth are legends. Brian - there's no question about it. And Ellsworth... just remember it in North Shore Extreme videos. Had no idea about their issues and attitude until I read this discussion.
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 Do folks actually buy bikes due to what pros use the brand?
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 As pathetic as it sounds.....yes some do
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 Ok. I don't get it. Why is there so much distaste for this? Ellsworth makes solid bikes, and Lopes is a legend. What gives?
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 I just don't know which is bigger - Brosnan leaving Specialized or Lopes joining Ellsworth.
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 Ah ha ha!!! This is the best thing ever. Isnt Lopes like 65 years old or something? My 73 year old dad would be stoked. Best thing I ever heard! The comments here are SO entertaining...
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 Well... that went well.
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 Hopefully some Intense completes get posted on the Pinkbike classifieds very soon.
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 Forgot to add that at this point in our industry, I'm pretty trusting of most all the designs.
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 Hmm.. proprietary rocker link pin, proprietary hex key axle, and an e-den to keep your electronic drivetrain from getting too dirty. No thanks
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 Pinkbike its a magnet for retards
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 Pinkbike is nice.....the defs who comment are retards
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 That is a sexy bike, I've never tried their suspension and should give them a shot.
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 How do you be a top rider for like a half century?(legitimate question because it's pretty impressive)
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 To all the punks on here criticizing, shut the F up and leave lopes alone! He earned whatever he can get from the industry! He gave plenty of years to this awesome mtb industry! People who are negative are usually jealous and are failing in life! Back off him!
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 I guarantee when lopes reads this he will be laughing all the way to the bank someone would probably pay you guys to shut up before they paid you to ride! But haters gonna hate
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 hopefully lopes can refine ellsworth. step 1) make it look pleasing and not like stevie wonder created it. step 2) make it fun. Step 3) repeat.
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 Brian aka Locker Rocker ????
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 Must be the 90's, just look at how matchy match Brian's kit and Ellsworh's bike colors are, also what's with that mullet he's sporting.
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 Awesome looking bikes!! Screw all the haters, too easy to talk shit over a keyboard, get a life.
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 Ellsworth must have some dirt on Lopes and is blackmailing him.
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 PinkBike comment section, you never let me down
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 Brian Lopes is such a dad.
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 Ellsworth make lovely bice
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 I had to check the date on my smartphone just to make sure it was an April Fools Day
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 Atleast the Metric looks good (Althought the version with black stachions looks better).
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 Wow looks ugly and doesn't SEEM LIKE the suspension. Would work that good with such a high leverage Point.... looks like a 2006 trail bike I don't like it
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 That current Ellsworth is not ugly enough to deserve the wrath of PB. I think this brand only really appeals to older guys who used to ogle these things on the trails like 20 years go. Now they've got an old guy who can still shred selling them so maybe that'll help. If they want a new demographic they need to get some kid on their bike to rip some trail a new one, with good out takes & stuff. Otherwise this brand will just remain the worlds most hated brand / the out of touch dentist's fave - a strange dichotomy.
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 Honestly I used to dream of owning a Dare. I wouldn't buy one of their new bikes but would build up an old one if I could get a frame for dirt cheap.
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 I'm a dentist and I think the bike is ugly. That bike isn't bringing anything new to the table and says nothing to me about how I want to ride. I owned two Ellsworth's years ago and broke both of them. Everyone I know that had one broke them. Ellsworth was big on marketing hype over unsubstantiated performance claims. I don't know Mr Lopes, but I've never met anyone that had anything nice to say about him beyond his riding ability.
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 Truth or Dare?
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 Is Lopez laughing at the bike?
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 From intense to ellsworth i hope they are paying you more thanyou have ever been paid before
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 So much hate,get a life people!
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 This hero worshiping makes my head hurt
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 Why does Lopes have a 2in dropper on his bike?
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 just what I was thinking. that thing is huge. belongs on a roadie bike
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 More comments here than any other story on the home page. I would say that the Elsworth marketing team is feeling pretty good about themselves right about now.
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 2017 just getting better and better....lol
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 Intense - Lopes is gone, Kovariks are staying, so where does this leave Palmer?
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 Why do so many people in the biking community dislike this guy so much?
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 @sexley: point well taken... I read some comments on pinkbike like a year ago that he took credit for other mountain bikers accomplishment lin the 1990s. Good job on finding that tweet btw.
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 The real question here is....did intense drop lopes??? But intense has taken a wrong direction as well....
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 good point, if so, this decision was probably made by coin toss. Heads become bar tender. tales ride for ellsworth = DOHHHH!!
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 World's douchiest MTB rider teams up with world's douchiest MTB maker?

How's that for a coinkydink eh guys?
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 I wonder if he'll be able to pee in Tony's toilet?
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 Suits him. Shit bikes for a shit attitude.
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 Well I guess a free bike is a free bike...
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 Rough comments 20 year old issues...way to start 2017.
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 Man this thread is troll city. damn.
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 Nice try kona...; does Lopes still ride? :/

Way yo go Ellsworth, picking the douchest rider in mtb history ????
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 Lopes peaked when he was at Ibis...his moves are attempts to re-peak and racing in masters 40+ when he should be in open pro.
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 Bike looks good, change the logo.
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 Sees Ellsworth signing Lopes. Whoa. Sees comment section. WHOA BWOAH
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 Just waiting on an edit of Lopes shredding one to pieces!
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 Brian your a Legend. But, I will never buy a Ellsworth.
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 It's contributions by riders in many ways that make this sport progress and just be fun. Those people help the sport in many ways, ladies and gentlemen alike.
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 what did I just read? wtf is going on here? O_o
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 These comments.... Oh my head!
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 Can someone enlighten me about the parking jokes? I dont understand.
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 He has a bad habit of parking in more than one space. So bad a blog was created and people posted photos of him almost every time he parked. He was easy to spot with custom plates.
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 @sexley: its more when he post tweeters like this that makes him a human dick.https://mobile.twitter.com/BrianLopes/status/66642238112935937
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 @Local-Bike-Shop-705: we get it....oh post it again, we didn`t
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 Remember in high school when the ugly nerdy kid got a really beautiful girlfriend. It's this happening again
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 Damn just the other day it was New Year's and it's already the first of April
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 Wow,..this article was straight-up flame bait for some people!
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 2018...Ellsworth goes out of business.
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 ..... só atrasados mentais !!!!! CALEM-SE DEFICIENTES !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 Lopes's only loyalty is to a check!
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 I wanna see lopes crush it on a klunker
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 The best bike I rode back in the day was an Ellsworth and I've had them all Cruz, Spec,Trek. I got rid of them all but I still have and to this day still ride my Ellsworth Truth. Lasted over a decade. It was almost like a status symbol to ride Ells like owning a BMW or something like that. I think it all changed when they changed the logo scheme. That awe somehow went away. I hope Lopes does well this year and puts the brand back in the mainstream. Would not buy a new Ells? No, the mystic is gone.
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 A functioning Truth is like a unicorn, must have been one of the early ones before they went to shit. Everyone I knew who rode them loved them, but also broke them. BTW, just about every new bike now is way better, hang it on the wall as decoration.
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 Bravo Bryan, tu es vraiment à l'abris du temps, wish you the best !
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 yes to lopes and yes to ellsworth!
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 Imagine Lopes reading all that hate for Ellsworth... he will kick anyone elses asses on races since he can win on a steel bike...
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 Hate! Hate! Hate! Welcome to the haters ball.
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 Yeah I like it not bad sweet lines old school rocker look .
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 They deserve each other.
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 well at least its not an s-works
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 Lets see what he can do on this bike now!!
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 No tantrum no care
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 Time for a new poll....where does he land next?
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 Highest BB ever.
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 Hi Ellsworth, welcome to the 2000's.
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 Lopes on a rope.
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 Is it April 1st already?
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 Whos Brian Lopes?
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 Jennifer's old man.
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 @Earthmotherfu: That's the best thing I've read on PB in ages.
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