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    Default Anybody ride these?

    http://www.ellsworthbikes.com/./bikes/index.cfm

    the truth!


    Looking at purchasing this bike from a friend for $1500. I have bnever mt biked, but am looking into getting intoit.
    Any reviews??

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    Default nice choice!

    ellsworth are great bikes. you definitely won't be disappointed in the quality of the frame. I test rode a truth a few years back. Great all around all-mountain bike, and super smooth suspension for a 4" & 4".

    You're in a good position in that it is a friend's bike and you can take it out for an extended test ride. Just make sure that the fit is right, particularly the length or effective top tube length.

    You might also check the chain length or take it to a shop to check it for stretch. The Truth is using a crankset with alluminum chainrings. If the chain has stretched beyond tolerance there's a chance it's warped the rings, and even the cassette. It could mean replacing all 3 components, which could run $150 to $300.

    Feel free to PM me if you have any fit or component questions.

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    Default fishnfool

    Thanks I am test riding it this weekend. I am 6'2" so I need a large frame and I will check the chain as well.

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    Ellsworth are fantastic frames! I would have gotten one, but I got a screaming deal on a Marin Mt. Vision. I love my bike, but still drool over the Ellsworths.

    -Brian

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    Talking Bikes.

    Sure seems like a lot of work just to give your butt a ride.

    hehehe

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    Decided to get the Jamis Dakar XCR, with XT components. Went on my first ride and man I busted my ***** like 6 times, hard for me to get used to unclipping my foot, before I bite it..
    It was fun as hell though, and can't wait to get out there and do it again
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    Last spring when I got my new bike I went through the same thing, mtcop. Man, it sure was humbling eating dirt like that, but after the 3rd or 4th ride it became second nature. Now I would never go without my clipless pedals and shoes. It really makes a difference on climbs.

    -Brian

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    Do you wear the knee pads and elbow pads, I though about getting some. and thank god for those padded shorts

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    Nope, I just wear a helmet as far as protective gear goes. I don't do anything too crazy as far as downhill riding goes, so I feel pretty confident without the pads. If I had a downhill bike instead of a cross country bike, though, I'd think about it.

    -Brian

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    set your clips looseish I like mine two clicks up from broken
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    Thanks , I will give it a shot

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