Cool, definitely cool. I have a passion for (or maybe more accurately, an 'obsession') with E-stay bikes. I have owned exactly 10 of themover the years and have 6 inmy posession at this time alone.
Like 'em or not, E-stays played an important part in MTB history. IMO E-stay bikes (pioneered by Richard Cunningham) took small-time frame builders & mass merchants alike away from the boring old diamond frames at a time when convention ruled & paved the way for full-suspension bikes.
BTW, I don't consider any bike with rear suspension to fit into the 'E-stay' category, even if it does have an elevated swingarm.
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