Does Eastern suck?

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1/23/2011 8:58 AM

everybody says they do but do they?

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1/23/2011 9:02 AM

there good, there not as big anymore

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1/23/2011 9:14 AM

They've only got a lifetime warantee and lifetime crash replacement and a pretty awesome trade-in program that accepts all makes and models. At the shop I work at, some kid bent the rear triangle on his Eastern Traildigger (obviously from heavy riding, not manufacturer defect). Guess how much it cost him for a new frame. 100$? Nope. 75$? Nope. 50$? yea Nope. 25$? Yup. 25$ for a new frame and his old components out the door. Eastern does work.

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1/23/2011 9:20 AM

tibug wrote:

They've only got a lifetime warantee and lifetime crash replacement and a pretty awesome trade-in program that accepts all makes and models. At the shop I work at, some kid bent the rear triangle on his Eastern Traildigger (obviously from heavy riding, not manufacturer defect). Guess how much it cost him for a new frame. 100$? Nope. 75$? Nope. 50$? yea Nope. 25$? Yup. 25$ for a new frame and his old components out the door. Eastern does work.

new traildigger or a new custom frame?

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1/23/2011 9:22 AM

eastern rocks, one person says they suck and then everybody goes and jumps on the bandwagon.

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1/23/2011 9:24 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/23/2011 9:24 AM

13esim wrote:

new traildigger or a new custom frame?

Umm...new Traildigger...they're not going to give him a custom frame just because he bent his Traildigger frame. Eastern doesn't even make custom frames for the public.

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1/23/2011 9:31 AM

I'm wanting to get some of there cranks. Lightweight, 48-spline, Warranty, and the trade in program all for $110. Sounds reasonable to me.

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1/23/2011 9:34 AM

swirley809 wrote:

eastern rocks, one person says they suck and then everybody goes and jumps on the bandwagon.

THIS i have run an eastern grim reaper v2 for the past year now and its still holdin up, most the people who say they snap and shit suck and i am way better than them anyways and go way bigger

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1/23/2011 9:35 AM

tibug wrote:

They've only got a lifetime warantee and lifetime crash replacement and a pretty awesome trade-in program that accepts all makes and models. At the shop I work at, some kid bent the rear triangle on his Eastern Traildigger (obviously from heavy riding, not manufacturer defect). Guess how much it cost him for a new frame. 100$? Nope. 75$? Nope. 50$? yea Nope. 25$? Yup. 25$ for a new frame and his old components out the door. Eastern does work.

13esim wrote:

new traildigger or a new custom frame?

tibug wrote:

Umm...new Traildigger...they're not going to give him a custom frame just because he bent his Traildigger frame. Eastern doesn't even make custom frames for the public.

by "custom" im pretty sure he meant aftermarket

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1/23/2011 9:37 AM

D Thompson wrote:

by "custom" im pretty sure he meant aftermarket

Ah yes of course

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1/23/2011 9:53 AM

swirley809 wrote:

eastern rocks, one person says they suck and then everybody goes and jumps on the bandwagon.

so true same with brakeless and everyone thinking that there bikes need to be 20 lbs.

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1/23/2011 9:54 AM

i bent there bars on a six stair but they were the stock bars so its understandable. not to bad of a company imo

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1/23/2011 9:54 AM

Eastern makes some good parts, just they're lower end products aren't as great, and cheap kids buy cheap parts then complain cause they don't last as long.

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1/23/2011 9:57 AM

ive had eastern pro cranks for just over a year now, still holding up great!

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1/23/2011 10:01 AM

Besides the fact that this has been brought up way too many times, no, Eastern does not suck.
Just like any other company, their lower end parts and completes aren't very good (which is why if you ride hard, you shouldn't expect the parts too last a long time).
Also, many hard riders buy their lightweight frames and expect them to put up with their hard riding.
Honestly it's common sense that if you buy a 4 lb. frame that it will not put up to hard and sketchy riding.

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1/23/2011 10:18 AM

No, eastern does not suck. I have snapped two traildiggers but i got new ones for free. But all stock steel frames arent the best anyways, and they have the best warranty there is

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1/23/2011 10:25 AM

I have been running eastern frames for like 4 or 5 years now and never had any problems with them and love the frames. Eastern makes some awesome higher end products and also offers some more "affordable" parts and frames and completes for those learning. So a lot of the complaints people make are about the lower end products that people are abusing.

I am currently running the new Eastern Codec frame and it is beyond perfect in my opinion. Lots of innovative ideas and has a super solid feel

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1/23/2011 10:29 AM

Haters will hate, but I doubt most of them have actually RIDDEN eastern parts.

Eastern has great frames and one of the best warrenties.
They're also quite affordable for what they have to offer.

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1/23/2011 10:52 AM

Kids buy their low end parts and stock bikes and then break their shit because obv if you pay for cheap parts then the quality isn't going to be as good so then they claim that eastern is bad because they broke a cheap part or whatever but really eastern is a really sick company and their higher end stuff is really dope!

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1/23/2011 11:04 AM

13esim wrote:

there good, there not as big anymore

They aren't big on vital bmx.com anymore cuz people are stupid and ignorant.

Here's the lowdown on Eastern.

Higher end stuff is great. Lower end stuff is......well lower end.

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1/23/2011 1:52 PM

tibug wrote:

They've only got a lifetime warantee and lifetime crash replacement and a pretty awesome trade-in program that accepts all makes and models. At the shop I work at, some kid bent the rear triangle on his Eastern Traildigger (obviously from heavy riding, not manufacturer defect). Guess how much it cost him for a new frame. 100$? Nope. 75$? Nope. 50$? yea Nope. 25$? Yup. 25$ for a new frame and his old components out the door. Eastern does work.

this, easterns a rider owned company

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1/23/2011 2:08 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/23/2011 2:08 PM

DUN'T BY EASTURN MYEE FREND TULD MEH TAT 70000000 PEEPLEZSZS BROKED THARES AFTUR A JHOP DUN'T BY EASTERN SHITE

jk, the reason they say eastern sucks is because they had a problem with there frames a while back, but it's all good. In the end, you get what you pay for, if you buy cheap parts, you'll get cheap parts

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1/23/2011 3:25 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/23/2011 3:26 PM

Dude eastern fuckin sucks dick shit, my friend hit a four foot gap and snapped there piece of shit cranks and sliced his leg open, therefore everything eastern makes fucking sucks so much dick i cant even tell you! they try to make everything light but it snaps! FUCK EASTERN IN THE DIRTY ASSHOLE UPSIDEDOWN INVERTED 69?

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1/23/2011 3:30 PM

BMXTIM18 wrote:

Dude eastern fuckin sucks dick shit, my friend hit a four foot gap and snapped there piece of shit cranks and sliced his leg open, therefore everything eastern makes fucking sucks so much dick i cant even tell you! they try to make everything light but it snaps! FUCK EASTERN IN THE DIRTY ASSHOLE UPSIDEDOWN INVERTED 69?

ok.

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1/23/2011 3:31 PM

BMXTIM18 wrote:

Dude eastern fuckin sucks dick shit, my friend hit a four foot gap and snapped there piece of shit cranks and sliced his leg open, therefore everything eastern makes fucking sucks so much dick i cant even tell you! they try to make everything light but it snaps! FUCK EASTERN IN THE DIRTY ASSHOLE UPSIDEDOWN INVERTED 69?

prime example of an ignorant fuck. his friend breaks a cheap low end part and now he hates the company. lol gtfo.

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1/23/2011 4:31 PM

bermybmxer wrote:

ive had eastern pro cranks for just over a year now, still holding up great!

this.

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1/23/2011 4:42 PM

tibug wrote:

They've only got a lifetime warantee and lifetime crash replacement and a pretty awesome trade-in program that accepts all makes and models. At the shop I work at, some kid bent the rear triangle on his Eastern Traildigger (obviously from heavy riding, not manufacturer defect). Guess how much it cost him for a new frame. 100$? Nope. 75$? Nope. 50$? yea Nope. 25$? Yup. 25$ for a new frame and his old components out the door. Eastern does work.

13esim wrote:

new traildigger or a new custom frame?

tibug wrote:

Umm...new Traildigger...they're not going to give him a custom frame just because he bent his Traildigger frame. Eastern doesn't even make custom frames for the public.

If you talk to them (BJ) they MIGHT be able to do an upgrade, that's what I did to get my journey.

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1/23/2011 4:48 PM

swirley809 wrote:

eastern rocks, one person says they suck and then everybody goes and jumps on the bandwagon.

D Thompson wrote:

THIS i have run an eastern grim reaper v2 for the past year now and its still holdin up, most the people who say they snap and shit suck and i am way better than them anyways and go way bigger

Wow you really think something of yourself don't you.....


Eastern stuff is ok, its on par with most of the Taiwan crap that has flooded the bmx market. I wouldn't run an eastern stem or fork though.

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1/23/2011 5:00 PM

BMXTIM18 wrote:

Dude eastern fuckin sucks dick shit, my friend hit a four foot gap and snapped there piece of shit cranks and sliced his leg open, therefore everything eastern makes fucking sucks so much dick i cant even tell you! they try to make everything light but it snaps! FUCK EASTERN IN THE DIRTY ASSHOLE UPSIDEDOWN INVERTED 69?

TR0Y SHR3DS wrote:

prime example of an ignorant fuck. his friend breaks a cheap low end part and now he hates the company. lol gtfo.

his friend probably weighed 400 lbs anyways

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1/23/2011 5:01 PM

swirley809 wrote:

eastern rocks, one person says they suck and then everybody goes and jumps on the bandwagon.

D Thompson wrote:

THIS i have run an eastern grim reaper v2 for the past year now and its still holdin up, most the people who say they snap and shit suck and i am way better than them anyways and go way bigger

bobPA wrote:

Wow you really think something of yourself don't you.....


Eastern stuff is ok, its on par with most of the Taiwan crap that has flooded the bmx market. I wouldn't run an eastern stem or fork though.

its true, everyone who has told me in person that my frame sucks cant even 180

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