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    Pictures of The New e13 DH Cranks

    Got the chance to shoot these last week. They are sick and we are in the process of reviewing them!

    e13 Cranks by Downhillnews

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    Looks like a really nice set of cranks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sittingduck
    Looks like a really nice set of cranks.
    The bigger news is that e-13 "merged" with the hive?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharacterZero
    The bigger news is that e-13 "merged" with the hive?!
    Interesting info. I saw that on pinkbike this morning. The Fifteen G cranks will be rebranded as e*Thirteen now too. It will be interesting to see what these two innovative companies come up with next, especially with DW no longer in the mix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by godfather
    Interesting info. I saw that on pinkbike this morning. The Fifteen G cranks will be rebranded as e*Thirteen now too. It will be interesting to see what these two innovative companies come up with next, especially with DW no longer in the mix.
    dw as in dw link? what do you mean?

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    DW as in Dave Weagle, designer of the DW Link, the Evil Delta suspension system, former owner of e*Thirteen, and all around mountain bike icon. It sounds like he's good freinds with the Hive guys, so he may still be involved in one way or another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul
    dw as in dw link? what do you mean?
    As in Dave Weagle aka DW, the guy who designed the dw link and e-thirteen chainguide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by godfather
    Interesting info. I saw that on pinkbike this morning. The Fifteen G cranks will be rebranded as e*Thirteen now too. It will be interesting to see what these two innovative companies come up with next, especially with DW no longer in the mix.

    Will it be called the F-fourteen?
    i ride bikes

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    didnt know dave was involved in e13. cool.

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    Source: The Hive

    Looking forward, much from an operational standpoint will stay the same. Almost all of e*thirteenís staff will become employees of the Hive. Some will remain in Massachusetts, while a few will make the migration to the Hive HQ in Northern California. Former e*Thirteen owner Dave Weagle, while no longer be directly involved, is a good friend and will be sharing his thoughts and ideas. The Hiveís George Dubois and Greg Thrash will competently fill Daveís large engineering shoes. With over 20 years of engineering experience in the bike industry, George and Greg have designed products for all the familiar, big names.

    More details about the merger can be found on www.e13bythehive.com, an informative website specifically set up to provide the details of the merger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharacterZero
    The bigger news is that e-13 "merged" with the hive?!

    Yeah that too!

    But the cranks are really sick looking.

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    Will the guides still be made in the USA?

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    Who knows, but it sounds like not much will change with e*Thirteen. Many of the current employees will be sticking around too. It sounds like they will be expanding their offerings though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sikocycles
    Will the guides still be made in the USA?

    Q: Will e*thirteen still produce product in the USA?
    A: Yes, All current e*thirteen chain retention products which are currently made in the US will stay that way for the foreseeable future.

    this is definitely and understandable concern. about two years ago e13 began sourcing some parts in Taiwan. this was done mostly to service OE customers who assemble complete bikes in Asia (and avoid import tariffs on parts made the USA coming into Taiwan.) the parts were mostly fasteners and steel back plates for chainguide systems (LS1+, Freechucker, etc.) LG1 sliders, aluminum backing plates, turbochargers, etc have always been made in the USA and will continue to be for the foreseeable future.

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    Thank you for the info. That's great news.

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