• 12-08-2012
    Johnny Hair Boy
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    Santa came early this year
    My new Ellsworth Evolve carbon finally showed up. Thanks to this new trend of mild winters I got the chance to get it out fir a ride yesterday. After riding my 34 pound fat bike for 6 or 7 weeks I felt like superman.
  • 12-08-2012
    dru
    it looks like it might go fast.....
  • 12-08-2012
    88Sand
    Oooo pretty! Guess we know who made the "good" list this year.
  • 12-08-2012
    BlackCanoeDog
    Wow!!
    John, with the Evolve and your 907, I'd say you are all set!!!! :cool:
  • 12-08-2012
    dru
    I love it. Blue works with orange so well. Damn, the fatties have spikes now? You're all set for the season.
  • 12-08-2012
    irishpitbull
    Whats the Ellsworth weigh?
  • 12-08-2012
    osokolo
    yeah, my question as well... it is definitely top bling built, including light AC Race wheels - if I am not mistaken...

    looks awesome Johnny... may it bring you countless hours of pleasure...
  • 12-08-2012
    Merdoff
    The weight of the Ellsworth is 22.75 lbs. He's given me the itch to start looking for a new bike but my wallet is telling me otherwise :( The pictures really don't do it justice, it's absolutely a beautiful bike :thumbsup:
  • 12-08-2012
    BlackCanoeDog
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Merdoff View Post
    The weight of the Ellsworth is 22.75 lbs.

    that's insane!!! :eek:
  • 12-08-2012
    PolishExperiment
    Cool, I saw a bike just like that at Costco, it was crazy expensive, like $400.
    Merry Christmas.
  • 12-08-2012
    Unglued
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Merdoff View Post
    The weight of the Ellsworth is 22.75 lbs. He's given me the itch to start looking for a new bike but my wallet is telling me otherwise :( The pictures really don't do it justice, it's absolutely a beautiful bike :thumbsup:

    Wow, my Misfit only weighs a 1.5lb less than that, and it doesn't have gears or suspension.

    So...how does it ride?????
  • 12-08-2012
    irishpitbull
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Merdoff View Post
    The weight of the Ellsworth is 22.75 lbs. He's given me the itch to start looking for a new bike but my wallet is telling me otherwise :( The pictures really don't do it justice, it's absolutely a beautiful bike :thumbsup:

    I'm regretting my epic every day. Between this and the new BMC 4stroke 29.
  • 12-08-2012
    saturnine
    is that 907 from bike zone by chance?
  • 12-08-2012
    Merdoff
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by saturnine View Post
    is that 907 from bike zone by chance?

    What gave it away :D
  • 12-08-2012
    saturnine
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Merdoff View Post
    What gave it away :D

    i remember seeing that saddle there.
  • 12-09-2012
    Merdoff
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by saturnine View Post
    i remember seeing that saddle there.

    And here I thought you were poking fun at the roughly 20 or so Bike Zone stickers plastered all over the bike ;)
  • 12-09-2012
    REDNECK
    Very nice bike!
  • 12-09-2012
    saturnine
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Merdoff View Post
    And here I thought you were poking fun at the roughly 20 or so Bike Zone stickers plastered all over the bike ;)

    by my count there are least 46.
  • 12-09-2012
    Circlip
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by saturnine View Post
    by my count there are least 46.

    Pffft

    The other side of the bike might have BZ zero stickers for all you know.
  • 12-09-2012
    osokolo
    cant see from the pic - is it 29?
  • 12-09-2012
    Johnny Hair Boy
    Yes the Ellsworth is a 29er
  • 12-09-2012
    osokolo
    :) welcome to the dark side
    did it come with a life supply of cool-aid? ;)

    22.75 is very impressive.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Johnny Hair Boy View Post
    Yes the Ellsworth is a 29er

  • 12-09-2012
    saturnine
    22.75 is so impressive that it doesn't seem right.
  • 12-09-2012
    AndrewTO
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Merdoff View Post
    The weight of the Ellsworth is 22.75 lbs. He's given me the itch to start looking for a new bike but my wallet is telling me otherwise :( The pictures really don't do it justice, it's absolutely a beautiful bike :thumbsup:

    I'm willing to bet he could be on a 15 pound bike and you'd still hand him his ass. ;)


    But yeah, nice ride, John! :thumbsup:
  • 12-10-2012
    ray.vermette
    What do you keep in the flask on the 9 Zero 7? Baileys? :thumbsup:
  • 12-10-2012
    Johnny Hair Boy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by saturnine View Post
    22.75 is so impressive that it doesn't seem right.

    I hope to get it down to 22 with some smaller tires (I don't need 2.25's) maybe some 2.1 Rocket Rons , Some ultra light rotors and maybe rotor cranks. As it is now there are alot of ti bolts, ceramic head set and BB, foam grips and a seat post that scares me a bit at 134g. I have a few more tricks up my sleeve. I miss the days of standard qr hubs front and rear as I am light enough that I don't need the stiffness benefit.
  • 12-10-2012
    secret agent
    Congrats on the new ride. Looks amazing. The weight is insane if correct. Love the fat bike too.
  • 12-10-2012
    garage monster
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Johnny Hair Boy View Post
    I hope to get it down to 22 with some smaller tires (I don't need 2.25's) maybe some 2.1 Rocket Rons , Some ultra light rotors and maybe rotor cranks. As it is now there are alot of ti bolts, ceramic head set and BB, foam grips and a seat post that scares me a bit at 134g. I have a few more tricks up my sleeve. I miss the days of standard qr hubs front and rear as I am light enough that I don't need the stiffness benefit.

    Wowee! Is the rear a thru-axle? :eek:
  • 12-10-2012
    BlackCanoeDog
    not meaning to insult Merdoff's photography ;-) but better pics here...
    http://forums.mtbr.com/ellsworth/eur...on-810533.html
  • 12-10-2012
    Johnny Hair Boy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    Wowee! Is the rear a thru-axle? :eek:

    Yes unfortunately
  • 12-10-2012
    saturnine
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Johnny Hair Boy View Post
    Yes unfortunately

    forget about lateral stiffness! i'd love to have a rear thru axle.
  • 12-11-2012
    Johnny Hair Boy
    I just prefer the weight savings and simplicity of the old qr standard. I personally don't even like having 15 mm front axle.
  • 12-12-2012
    saturnine
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Johnny Hair Boy View Post
    I just prefer the weight savings and simplicity of the old qr standard. I personally don't even like having 15 mm front axle.

    maybe you're just using the wrong axle. my bolt-on rear is 55g WITH the bolts. what's a rear qr weigh? i can't even find what size the rear is on the evolve.
  • 12-12-2012
    Enduramil
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Johnny Hair Boy View Post
    I personally don't even like having 15 mm front axle.

    Ugh. Another useless standard foisted on riders for nothing more then to force people to buy more stuff.
  • 12-12-2012
    Merdoff
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by saturnine View Post
    maybe you're just using the wrong axle. my bolt-on rear is 55g WITH the bolts. what's a rear qr weigh? i can't even find what size the rear is on the evolve.

    The evolve is 142 by 12.
  • 12-12-2012
    saturnine
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Enduramil View Post
    Ugh. Another useless standard foisted on riders for nothing more then to force people to buy more stuff.

    realistically both 9mm qr and 15mm have the same action necessary to remove thanks to the lawyer tabs and there is a negligible weight difference (the 15mm hub tends to weigh less than the 9mm hub). in this particular case, it seems that it's simply a matter of <40g overall that trumps everything so even the "standard" standard of 20mm isn't going to be desirable.
  • 12-12-2012
    -Todd-
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by saturnine View Post
    forget about lateral stiffness! i'd love to have a rear thru axle.

    Makes a world of difference if you're over 200lbs
  • 12-13-2012
    Johnny Hair Boy
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    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ray.vermette View Post
    What do you keep in the flask on the 9 Zero 7? Baileys? :thumbsup:

    spice box spiced whiskey