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    Turner 5 spot vs Ellsworth Epiphany

    Trying to decide the better bike - 2010 Turner 5 Spot, or 2010 Ellsworth Epiphany SST1? Similar builds. Looking for a ride to handle the rougher trails of PA - rocks. As well as everyday/all-day funhog to keep my old man's (47 yrs old) back pain-free, and have some fun on the trails doing some mild jumping and hopping around.

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    5 spot

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    The 5 Spot is a sweet bike and it doesn't hurt that Dave Turner's one of the good guys in the bike business. The Ellsworth has the travel to match the 5 Spot but its geometry is much more XC-oriented.
    The glass is twice as large as it needs to be

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    Turner 5 spot vs Ellsworth Epiphany

    To me a no brainer, 5 spot.
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    5 spot

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    5 spot no question

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    5 spot.

    ellsworth's are f*cking ugly as hell.
    RIP Adam Yauch

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    My god, consensus? ... on a bike forum? ... I didn't think it was possible.

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    I'll be that guy. Don't get the 5-spot, get the epiphany.














    just kidding. The only epiphany I had when I test rode that Elsworth, was that it wasn't a very good bike. Ha

    get the 5spot

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    if OP comes back and says he bought an ellsworth, i'm walking off the planet.
    RIP Adam Yauch

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    spot spot spot spot! but get a 2011 or newer

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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnine View Post
    if OP comes back and says he bought an ellsworth, i'm walking off the planet.
    Agreed, even their "awesome" carbon wunder bikes look old, dated and anemic.
    They ride okay tho for having a suspension older than highschool seniors

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    Thanks everyone for the input! 5 Spot is ON THE WAY! :-)

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    I never look at Ellsworth anymore since a zillion years ago when they imposed ICT license fee to Turner for what have been it was there since ICT not patented yet (and what a ridiculous patent..)
    Btw 5Spot rides beter than Ephipany hands down.., no matter what happened in the past.
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    5 spot...by why 2010. Are you getting newer componets? A lot has changed. 2x10"s better brakes, wider bars, shorter stems, etc,etc.
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    Re: Turner 5 spot vs Ellsworth Epiphany

    I'd take the Dw link over those single pivot with weird, gigantic clunky rocker arms every time.

    Ellsworth's linkage has the charismatic distinction of being copied by mongoose:

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/26-Mongoos...-Bike/21191086

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    It comes down to how you like the feel, and it wouldn't be that shocking to me if you liked the Ellsworth better.

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    It doesn't matter what anyone says it all comes down to ... 5 SPOT!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve View Post
    It comes down to how you like the feel, and it wouldn't be that shocking to me if you liked the Ellsworth better.
    it would be shocking to absolutely everyone else.
    RIP Adam Yauch

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    I guess I better get in line and believe what I'm told to believe.

    How stupid of me to think a test ride ride was even necessary, when "everyone" already knows the answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddprocter View Post
    I'd take the Dw link over those single pivot with weird, gigantic clunky rocker arms every time.

    Ellsworth's linkage has the charismatic distinction of being copied by mongoose:

    Mongoose Men's Mountain Bike - Walmart.com
    Ellsworths aren't single pivot. They're four bar/horst link...like Specialized and various others. They ride real nice too.

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    why do you guys keep B*&^% about it? the OP already decided and bought! LOL
    oh internet......
    Oh BTW, yes get the Spot :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve View Post
    I guess I better get in line and believe what I'm told to believe.

    How stupid of me to think a test ride ride was even necessary, when "everyone" already knows the answer.
    I probably would have answered a bit differently if the OP had posted the same question in a different forum. They're both terrific bikes but one is a long travel XC bike and the other is a trail/AM bike.
    The glass is twice as large as it needs to be

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBW View Post
    why do you guys keep B*&^% about it?
    Silly questions deserve silly answers. Unfortunately, I cannot think of anything right now.
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    Re: Turner 5 spot vs Ellsworth Epiphany

    Quote Originally Posted by LowLow View Post
    Ellsworths aren't single pivot. They're four bar/horst link...like Specialized and various others. They ride real nice too.
    Fair enough. But I'd still prefer the dw link Turner.

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