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    I'm 6'0" 215lb and dropping, hope to be out of the Clyde range this spring.

    some spec's....

    '05 Ellsworth Distance
    '05 Minute 1:00 100mm-130mm
    Avid BB7's
    XT and Deore components, soon to be all XT.
    Truvativ crank, about to be replaced with race face evolve dh on order.
    Easton EA70 riser handlebar
    Thomson seatpost
    Cane Creek S-3
    MTB txc 90mm
    Geax Blade 2.25 front
    Geax Sturdy 2.25 rear

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    My new baby and my first Ellsworth! (pics)

    Just got it all built up and trail ready today. Took it out a bit, but tomm. is her first official trail ride
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    Where the F*CK did you get that frame?

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    From a shop in Braintree Mass.


    Why?

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    Its sick. But on the ellsworth site it says in development....

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    Oh, this is a 2005 Distance. The 2006 is still in developement

    I'm not so sure I like the cosmetic change on the '06. The '05's just have a nice ano black finish and style that looks sooo purdy

    I'm loving it! Just got it switched up to all XT and the race face is here so I'll put it on when I get out of work. I grabbed the new X-type (external) BB and can't wait to hammer on it. I'm going to an all day epic tommorow which should be a good test on it. Lot's of high log crossings, chunky rock gardens and deep creek crossings. I took it on the same run yesterday, but the BB that was on is creaking like crazy and the truvativ crank has a lot of flex when out of the saddle.

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    Nice bike. We'll miss you when you leave "Clydesdale" territory. I for one, will probably never weigh less than 200 pounds. Damn genetics!

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    Thanks Kev. I'm down from 235 just two months ago so things are coming along. We'll see where I can get. My target weight is 180, but I'm just looking at it in baby steps for now. As much fun as this bike is to ride, and considering the vast amount of well maintained single track in my state, I don't see myself letting up anytime soon.

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    Welcome to E club

    That looks a lot like my Isis. I liked mine so much I went out and bought a Id so it wouldnt be lonely. Where in Ma. are you? I am in Dartmouth. Jim
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    Hey Jim, I actually live down in VA. The Frame was shipped down here. I found it in the classifieds on here.

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    Looks like the Distance is the survivor of the Isis/Joker line. 215 ain't no clyde.

    I think it's long since been fixed, but I killed my Isis at the swingarm. Not only did the frame break, it trashed a rear wheel, disc rotor and caliper ta boot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soupboy
    Looks like the Distance is the survivor of the Isis/Joker line. 215 ain't no clyde.

    I think it's long since been fixed, but I killed my Isis at the swingarm. Not only did the frame break, it trashed a rear wheel, disc rotor and caliper ta boot.
    Yeah, luckily they fixed that a couple years ago. The distance is the XC/AM cousin of the Joker. They use to use straight weld structures on the swing arms which were weak. Apparently the new design is %56 stronger than before. I guess only time will tell.

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    Good looking bike. I hope you have many happy trails.
    Just curious. What is your weight loss plan ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtrider
    Good looking bike. I hope you have many happy trails.
    Just curious. What is your weight loss plan ?
    Eating healthily and riding my ass off! Seriously, just by riding atleast a little bit everyday I have already lost 15lbs. in a months time. I try and get at least 3-4 of those days per week as a real hard pump pushing myself as far as I can go. It's hell, but it's also a total blast

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