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Photo 17 of 167
Sep 21, 2011 at 10:09
Sep 21, 2011
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
First Look at the Ellsworth Method - Interbike 2011
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Canon EOS-1D Mark III
EF17-40mm f/4L USM
(Sep 24, 2011 at 12:40)
I don't get it. 180mm (7") travel is freeride/gravity territory, I think that's a given. Yet just by looking at the pivots and the area around the rear axle, I doubt it's capable of dealing with any serious abuse. And with this retarded trend of using seat tubes as inconveniently short as possible, it doesn't quite appear to be an uphill racer either.
So what's it for?
(Sep 24, 2011 at 15:41)
You hit the nail on the head mate, this is one product i'd never buy
(Sep 24, 2011 at 22:55)
wow, you can tell the strength of pivots and axles just by looking at a single picture? thats amazing!
(Sep 25, 2011 at 13:16)
No. But one picture can be enough to give you a hint about the bike's properties. I still think that it just looks as if built for mid-weight trail usage, only with all the stuff it doesn't need and without all the stuff it does. Now of course, I'm overdoing this a bit, I'm sure you could give it quite a beating for some time, but gravity bikes are meant to last, and I'm not convinced this one would. I'm yet to be proven wrong.
(Sep 28, 2011 at 17:36)
Chill anotherbikeguy... if you actualy under stood anything about frame layouts and the types of designs bike companies use you've soon understand why this frame from what this picture shows is certainly behide what we expect as standard in the biking industry today, technology sadly out do's quality in the long run
(Sep 28, 2011 at 18:41)
i have no opinion on this frame at all. i just find it funny when people on the internet claim they know a product inside and out without ever touching it.
(Nov 21, 2011 at 22:27)
Well it's not extremely hard to look at it and figure alot of things out...From a perspective of not knowing anything about biking, I would also probably side with Zire, for a few reasons. First, his grammar opposed to yours, second, how he supports his claims. Now back to my perspective, Zire hit the nail on the head, as northmberlandrider said, it is also a product I my self will never be buying.
(Sep 24, 2011 at 6:32)
the bike has two advantages ripping trails and when u get in a bad situation you can take the swing arm and use it as a weapon
(Sep 24, 2011 at 12:39)
eh, im sure its a sick bike, just the curb appeal doesn't look the greatest because the huge ass swingarm. It kind of reminds me of the kona stinky, except this bike costs about 3,000 dollars more because of the quality....
(Sep 24, 2011 at 13:32)
the front triangle is pretty sweet looking but the swing arm is so big, and i would pay the extra 3000 dollars to buy the method other then worrying about the head tube snapping off if i had a kona.
(Sep 25, 2011 at 17:26)
Even though konas are good and the head tube wont snap off
(Sep 26, 2011 at 12:26)
I've heard of many accounts from people that their head tube snapped off from their kona stinky. Plus have you ever seen a bike like this?:
I wouldn't think so because it's a kona and the quality isn't very great.
(Sep 26, 2011 at 14:22)
wow how do you do that and velociraptor-clintthrust konas head tubes are known for breaking i dont know where you have been but konas head tubes are ticking time bombs
(Oct 24, 2011 at 9:12)
Its konas weird square tubing I think witch they dont use on most of their new bikes
(Oct 26, 2011 at 17:12)
but still i mean if kona wants people to stop thinking that there head tube will snap they should beef up there head tubes
(Sep 24, 2011 at 9:07)
Arg, when will companies learn that you use a short cage derailleur for a single, medium cage for a double, and long cage for a triple?
(Sep 24, 2011 at 11:04)
[sorry.. not good at typing English ^...^" ]
Is that using a long cage derailleur for preventing this type of pivot design's basic problem?
1. Serious pedal kick back?
2. when having a big hit on the ground, the rear frame will harshly pull the chain and the rear derailleur? short or medium cage that cannot afford?
[Hope u can understand ....]
(Sep 24, 2011 at 11:30)
I've seen plenty of FSR bikes with short cage derailleurs. All the Monster Energy riders use short cage, everyone who rides an SX Supercross use a short cage, etc.
(Sep 26, 2011 at 8:00)
Name correction... rectal masher
(Sep 24, 2011 at 1:14)
yeah this is sick man i might get one if i can
(Sep 21, 2011 at 10:15)
method is its name? i
(Sep 21, 2011 at 10:18)
feels not good...
(Sep 24, 2011 at 6:43)
looks like a Kona...
(Sep 24, 2011 at 8:11)
yeah but at least you don't have to worry about the head tube breaking
(Sep 25, 2011 at 11:33)
(Sep 26, 2011 at 16:58)
(Dec 4, 2011 at 9:30)
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