Eastern Bikes Electron Element 2004 Freestyle Dirt Jumper

Electron Element

User Reviews (5)

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joseph   Weekend Warrior [Feb 09, 2004]
Strength:

This frame is nothing short of a tank. A little on the heavy side, but after much park abuse and it's fair share of missed grinds, it has yet to bendor dent except for the grind side dropout. I guess that is to be expected. I took it apart and the bottom bracket had not elongated at all- and it was pretty beat up- tons of gouges. Seat is comfy and looks fine after you cover the rips in duct tape. The BArs feel great - almost no sweep - i like em, some hate em. Cranks are cheap but bombproof as well. NIce tires also the are - "grippy"

Weakness:

The wheels roll fine but it is hard to keep them true. Broken spokes are to be expected if you grind much. The black rims compromise breaking power - but who cares they look sick, just squeeze harder. The rear is a bit long, manuals get tricky. The pedals grind down FAST - get some with replacable pins Asap. The pegs slide fast out of the box, and are big - i cut some weight with some shorter. smaller pegs once i got the hang of grinding. Gyro - yuck. too much to deal with there - get a long cable instead. Seat post guts suck - cant keep em tight

For being my first bike i like it alot. It has yet to suffer from any real failures in the face of alot of newbee abuse. I know it is a dirt jumper, but i ride park and street stuff and it handles what i throw at it just fine. A sweet first street machine, with minimal need for upgrades.

Similar Products Used: First ride.
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Dylan Templeton   Downhiller [Mar 01, 2007]
Strength:

everything its tha bomb

Weakness:

none

oi kirk i hope you didnt get a white one cause i got the white one with white fork and hangers this bike is awsome 5 the parts you get and how little the price is its an awsome bike

Similar Products Used: eastern shovel head but it got stolen DOGS lol
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Kirk Johnstone   Weekend Warrior [Jun 30, 2006]
Strength:

Everything Handles Great.Real nice solid frame.I've only had it for a week so it i reckon theres more to come from this wiked bike.

Weakness:

None so far and i'm sure nothin will happen

This is a toatally wiked bike,nice colour and very strong and solid.Great for the intermediate rider lookin for a long lasting bike. 5 Flamin' Chilis for this awesome bike.

Similar Products Used: Haro f4,Mongoose Misheif,Haro f2,&Specialized Fuse three.The Element is on top of them and the best by far compared to these bikes.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Daniel Croft   Weekend Warrior [Feb 21, 2007]
Strength:

Just about everything is perfect on this bike! Strong frame even with the seat tube cut-out, strong wheelset with the Sun Rims, strong and light bars (I cut mine down about 2.5 inches on both sides!), strong and light forks, strong and light cranks, internal headset is fantastic, Spanish BB saves so much weight too, and the 25/9 gearing - WOW! The whole bike weighs next to nothing!

Weakness:

Are you seriously kidding?

Put simply, it is a perfect BMX for both the first time rider, and a pro. It's perfect for any style or type of riding style, be it trails, street, park or vert. And at such a cheap price for what you get, there probably isn't anything better out there!

Similar Products Used: Eastern Metalhead (07), Eastern Jane (06 and 07), Eastern Ace Of Spades (07), WeThePeople 4Seasons (07), Stolen Score (07), and none of them compare to the Eastern Element!
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Jon   Downhiller [May 08, 2005]
Strength:

It is strong, bit heavy, well spoken about, well fitted. I know some others who have this bike, they love it, never had it mess up at all.
I take it through mud, dirt, street, grass, anything.
The bearings are awsome, the bike is solid, no need for upgrades, at leat that i have found yet.
Light as heck, bunny hops are easy, very nice bike..

Weakness:

SO far nothing, it seems its different for me hard to jump (i had a CCM cliffrunner before) so it takes getting used to.
The price is a bit up there, but then again im poor, and in college.

Great bike, good price, but im poor, i havnt rode it enough to post a great review as of yet, but i atleast want to add my 2 cents about this bike form what i have seen, and about what i have heard.

Similar Products Used: First BMX, tested some Haro's, GT's, and Redline..
I HAD CCM mountian bikes (CRAPPPPPPPPPP)
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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