a Weekend Warrior
Date Reviewed: January 20, 2012
Strengths: For sure a solid bike. Perfect for the heavy hitter with more balls then brains. Although the bike is heavy, it has a sweet point of mid balance, perfect for learning big grinds, and pulling of the dreaded flair. This bike has brought me nothing but success..
Weaknesses: A heavy, bulky bike. Breaks are nothing to write home about but still work decent with a little love. This is a bike for a new thrill seeker newb or pro.
Ive had over 32 bikes in the past 6 years, Ive been riding park/street since I was 14, and this is the only bike that can handle my 185 pounds of 15 feet to flat without a doubt in my mind. I have broke many bones on other bikes due to poor construction. I received this bike in '01 from diamondback to ride for them. I have loved and kept this bike to this day, an absolute must for any bmx enthusiast... Three thumbs up!!!!
Weaknesses: A tad on the heavy side, managed to bend factory handlebars, chainwheel way too heavy, *stock rims none too sturdy.
I find it a bike that suits me. It's (as I said) nimble when you need it to be, a tad heavy, (when stock).I have a 33/12 gear ratio (same as 44/16?), so it gets off the line quite well. Upgrading the rims and lubing the brake lines helps the breaking problem. If you're a beginner, its a nice but, if you've got more experience, well, I'm sure you're not reading this right now.
from warwick, rhode island, USA
Date Reviewed: June 18, 2008
Strengths: Really fast, nice sturdy frame, looks sweet, breaks are better than people say, grips are good,3pc crank, gyro
Weaknesses: Horrible Rims, bent one of them only lightly riding, Quite Heavy; doesn't really matter though, unless you have to carry the bike... probably due to a folded rim, pegs frustrating to take off
The bike is great for beginners and experienced riders, although heavy it is a smooth and fasttt ride
overall and excellent bike, especially for its price
I just got a (what I think to be) a pretty good deal on an Ellsworth Joker frameset off of craigslist. I built It up using parts I had laying around in my backyard, but the build raised some questions.
First off, this thing is SLACK. Like to the point that it's hard to hold the bike straight. jus ... Read More »
Hey guys I am new to the forum but have lurked for a while.. I am in need of some help!!
I currently own a Jamis Dakar XC 2009 and am looking at getting and Ellsworth Joker with some upgrades (fox vanilla rear shock, marzocci drop out fork) but it has the original swing arm
Worth getting? I am ... Read More »
Hey guys I am new to the forum but have lurked for a while.. I am in need of some help!!:D
I currently own a Jamis Dakar XC 2009 and am looking at getting and Ellsworth Joker with some upgrades (fox vanilla rear shock, marzocci drop out fork) but it has the original swing arm:madman:
Worth get ... Read More »
Got this bike in May 2011, been loving it ever since. Always wanted a full suspension bike with disc-brakes, and I've always held Ellsworth's up there with the best of em, so I finally bought one!
[IMG]https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-dLK7j9KtHrQ/TcqYIkZqqXI/AAAAAAAAAdQ/hV640I2wCJM/EllsworthJok ... Read More »
I am in the process of buying a 2003 Ellsworth Joker, for a allmountain/trail bike.
I was advised against it because they said it was hard to get parts to fit and alot of the newer rear shocks don't fit and its hard to put newer type of components didn't know if that was the case or not.
Let ... Read More »