2011 Eastern Growler
Eastern bikes reveal one of their latest additions to their ever expanding Expert series line in the form of the 2011 Eastern Growler.
Similar to the design of another 2011 model from Eastern Bikes, the Growler comes equipped with a shorter frame designed specifically for street riding or park riding as well as Eastern Fuquay Flyer grips and tires to make it more comfortable and controlled. The tires also help in optimizing speed while pedaling.
The 2011 model itself also features a hydro formed down tube designed with an integrated gusset with replaceable brake mounts in the frame. Its top tube is 20.5” while the rear chainstay is 13.75”. The bike frame that is currently sold is the 2011 Growler Frame crafted using a 4130 Chromoly top and the aforementioned downtube, which has also been fitted with gyro tab holes and 78mm wide BB for better tire clearance.
The fork is also a Eastern Full 4130 Chromoly with a hangfree dropout design and tapered legs. While pedals are Eastern Crown pedals. Unlike other bikes, the bike sprocket is an Eastern shaft 175mm made of a three piece heat treated tubular chromoly. The saddle is made out of the latest one piece padded Kevlar alloy with a nicely embroidered logo of Eastern.
For technical bike buffs out there, the Eastern Growler also has a 36H Cassette hub sealed bearing forged from the 6061 series alloy shell together with a 1 piece 9 tooth driver with 6 pawl engagement, a hollow 14MM axle and 5 sealed bearings to help the Eastern pop-n-lock hub guard.
The Eastern Growler fetches for $439.95 and weighs a total of 24.3 lbs.