There is definately a problem with the rocker. Ellsworth is lucky no one has gotten seriously hurt. I have broken two of them now in the same place as other posters have mentioned. Right side of the front of the rocker where the bolt goes through. I will say however, my local dealer has handed me over 2 free rocker arms on the spot. I am waiting to get one of the new aluminum ones now. I hope the one I am using will last long enough for the new one to come in. I weigh 195 LBs and ride rough XC eastern single track. No big drops or anything, just hard riding. I have broken the seat tube on a 2001 Ellsworth Truth and received a warrantied frame from Ellsworth after 5 years of riding it hard (the warranty is now 2 years I think). Anyways, yes, there is a problem here and Ellsworth is standing behind their product and replacing things for free.............Well it may already be built into the HIGH retail price of $2395 but regardless they are doing the right thing. I have a friend that broke the rear end of an Ibis Mojo which is around 8 months old and they would not warranty it and charged him $250 MORE dollars. I love the Epiphany and will continue to support Ellsworth until they stop supporting me!