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    And here I was, bashing Yeti over the price of the SB100....silly me. $6500 for a GX bike; I predict: low sales numbers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smartyiak View Post
    And here I was, bashing Yeti over the price of the SB100....silly me. $6500 for a GX bike; I predict: low sales numbers.
    Even high-price Trek has a $5000 GX bike (the 2018 Fuel EX 9.8) that comes with good wheels and no junk spec.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smartyiak View Post
    And here I was, bashing Yeti over the price of the SB100....silly me. $6500 for a GX bike; I predict: low sales numbers.
    Beautiful frame, but these companies have to start going direct and cutting costs if they ever want to get to a large enough scale that the factories in China will maintain their que in the line for autoclave.

    Spot - is going direct and cutting out the mark ups.

    Yeti and Ellsworth seem headed in the opposite direction.

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    How does the linkage not rotate upwards on itself?

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    I believe from looking at their website that the bottom bracket shell is part of the back triangle and rotates in conjunction with the rear axle?

    Thus there is not the force/torque to activate those links.

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    Lawill. Kind of.

    "It's only when you stand over it, you know, when you physically stand over the bike, that then you say 'hey, I don't have much stand over height', you know"-T. Ellsworth

    You're turning black metallic.

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    Does it come with the burls and other manufacturing debris Ellsworth is famous for inside the frame? It just wouldn't be an Ellsworth with out it!
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    Saw one at a local demo. The display model had missing and wrinkled paint at every single pivot. The concentric bb pivot was somehow abrading the bb shell itself. Maybe debris, iono. Really a bit disappointing attention to detail for a 4k frame.

    Meanwhile the santa cruz blur demos looked flawless...

    Not to mention i was told Ellsworth would have several Truth demos to try at this event and so i pay the entry fee and show up for a single size medium.

    Pretty fail IMO

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    Sounds like classic Ellsworth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FactoryMatt View Post
    Saw one at a local demo. The display model had missing and wrinkled paint at every single pivot. The concentric bb pivot was somehow abrading the bb shell itself. Maybe debris, iono. Really a bit disappointing attention to detail for a 4k frame.

    Meanwhile the santa cruz blur demos looked flawless...

    Not to mention i was told Ellsworth would have several Truth demos to try at this event and so i pay the entry fee and show up for a single size medium.

    Pretty fail IMO
    Don't forget that it was handmade in the USA by Buddhist monks in a completely wind-powered factory...
    "It's only when you stand over it, you know, when you physically stand over the bike, that then you say 'hey, I don't have much stand over height', you know"-T. Ellsworth

    You're turning black metallic.

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    His Monks are 110% efficient also.

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    Lol.

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    I guess this bike never happened?

    No press since sea otter LAST year and theyre out of stock. Dont think they made it to sea otter this year either...

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    I'd guess not. The brand has so much stigma attached to it, however they try and reinvent it will always be there. Seems to be bought out every other year and nothing improves. The bike world moved on years ago from Ellsworth...

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