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Say it aint so!!!
« on: June 01, 2010, 04:11:41 PM »
Reading through mtb action mag today and I see Ellsworth is making bikes in TAIWAN now!!! My heart broke today.Always been a dream bike for me,never bought one though. :'(

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Re: Say it aint so!!!
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2010, 04:18:03 PM »
Yeah... allmost makes me wanna sell my Moment in discust. Next announcement might be that Tony has farmed Ellsworth construction out to Giant bicycles.  :D

Ps. Did anyone else notice that this is just a cheaper/heavier ( but no much cheaper) version of the Epihipany?
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Re: Say it aint so!!!
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2010, 04:54:35 PM »
i was wondering why this picture was is their most recent catalog:


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Re: Say it aint so!!!
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2010, 04:58:18 PM »
Only a matter of time before walmart starts selling them.

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Re: Say it aint so!!!
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2010, 05:00:35 PM »
True! They are alleady selling 29er's built by Giant, right?
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Re: Say it aint so!!!
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2010, 05:40:27 PM »
You will know when Giant takes over production of Ellsworth, the bikes will be lighter and won't have the failure rate they have now ;)

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Re: Say it aint so!!!
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2010, 07:14:23 PM »
mmmm hmmmmm...

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Re: Say it aint so!!!
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2010, 07:30:26 PM »
You will know when Giant takes over production of Ellsworth, the bikes will be lighter and won't have the failure rate they have now ;)

quoted for truth, or is it an epiphany?

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Re: Say it aint so!!!
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2010, 08:01:58 PM »
You will know when Giant takes over production of Ellsworth, the bikes will be lighter and won't have the failure rate they have now ;)

quoted for truth, or is it an epiphany?
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Re: Say it aint so!!!
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2010, 08:46:57 AM »
Don't worry guys, it's only the carbon bike and for good reason!

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Re: Say it aint so!!!
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2010, 11:51:42 AM »
Don't worry guys, it's only the carbon bike and for good reason!

Ahhh, and here I was starting to think I would have to go find another bike manufacturer again. :)
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Re: Say it aint so!!!
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2010, 12:23:43 PM »
Don't worry guys, it's only the carbon bike and for good reason!

Not true Art, The Ells Glimpse is one example of a Alum bike made in Taiwan.

"The Ellsworth Glimpse is a Taiwan produced Ellsworth frame, so you get the design behind the handmade in the US frames at a price that is almost the cost of just a frame only package."
 

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Re: Say it aint so!!!
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2010, 07:45:08 PM »
so their low end frame is made in Taiwan so they can compete against cheap bikes like giant and specialized.  No biggie.

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Re: Say it aint so!!!
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2010, 08:13:34 PM »
so their low end frame is made in Taiwan so they can compete against cheap bikes like giant and specialized.  No biggie.

Yup that might be it!!!!
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Re: Say it aint so!!!
« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2010, 08:28:21 PM »
That is why they call it a "Glimpse". They want you to sneak a peak at how good a real bike can be so they can get you off that Giant! :P
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