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2011 Ellsworth Method Freeride Bike

2011 ellsworth method freeride bike   2011 Ellsworth Method Freeride Bike

A new freeride bike called the Method is launched by Ellsworth this 2011. It was named the Method by Rick B. from Spokane, Washington, the winner of the contest, “Name it. Win it. Ride it.” Rick said that the name stands for the bike’s simplicity and clean lines.

Most of all, Rick said that the bike fits the name Method because it adheres to something that works instead of following the hottest acronym or fad. All these amazing attributes are reflected by the bike models and their names and feel.

Perfectly described in a single word, the Method is the epitome of the way Ellsworth does things. The 2011 Ellsworth Method Freeride Bike is manufactured through a system that works and an application of new ways to refine it.

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2011 NS Core 3 Bike

2011 ns core 3 bike   2011 NS Core 3 Bike

The Core is one of the authentic freeride hardtail bikes today that will bring the most of your riding needs on most challenging terrains. It is made of steel, which makes it especially strong. The bike is made for maximum stability at high speed and big air with much comfortability. The 2011 NS Core 3 bike features a whole new geometry with a lower center of gravity, shorter rear triangle, black spokes and DT Swiss nipples.

Built with a NS Trimoly CrMo frame, the Core comes with a Suntour Duro DJ D 130mm travel fork and NS Martin Söderström Slim grips without flanges. Other noted specs would include a Prestine loose ball headset, NS Quark stem, Tektro Novela 180 mm/180 mm brakes, Truvativ Howitzer 73 mm BB, Truvativ Ruktion 36/24T, 175 mm cranks, SRAM X3 front – SRAM SX4 medium cage rear derailleurs, Kenda Kinetics 26×2.35 tires and…

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2011 Giant Faith 0 Freeride MTB

2011 giant faith 0 freeride mtb   2011 Giant Faith 0 Freeride MTB

Giant gives us the Faith 0 for 2011. It is a 7” freeride bike which uses the Giant dual link Maestro suspension. This is typical throughout Giant’s range. It also uses two short and stiff links creating a virtual floating pivot.

The Faith 0 is controlled by bar spin friendly RockShox’s RC2DH Totem 180mm suspension fork and RockShox’s Vivid 5.1 R2C rear shock and laced to the meaty MTX 31 rim/Giant Tracker 20mm at the front hub/Formula Disc rear hub. It also features a single ring and MRP chain guide and uses the SRAM X.9 shifters/X.9 rear derailleur with Avid Elixir CR disc brakes for immediate non-skid stopping power.

In addition, it is fitted with the Race Face Respond DH handlebar/Diabolus stem with Giant Connect SL seat post. The frame is the new Hydroformed lightweight ALUXX SL Aluminum tubing with a uniquely convertible dropout system. It has a…

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