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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.
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    it looks like it might go fast.....
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    Oooo pretty! Guess we know who made the "good" list this year.

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    Wow!!

    John, with the Evolve and your 907, I'd say you are all set!!!!
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    I love it. Blue works with orange so well. Damn, the fatties have spikes now? You're all set for the season.
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    Whats the Ellsworth weigh?
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    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...

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merdoff View Post
    The weight of the Ellsworth is 22.75 lbs.
    that's insane!!!
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    Cool, I saw a bike just like that at Costco, it was crazy expensive, like $400.
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    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
    Wow, my Misfit only weighs a 1.5lb less than that, and it doesn't have gears or suspension.

    So...how does it ride?????
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    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
    I'm regretting my epic every day. Between this and the new BMC 4stroke 29.
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    is that 907 from bike zone by chance?
    RIP Adam Yauch

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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnine View Post
    is that 907 from bike zone by chance?
    What gave it away

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merdoff View Post
    What gave it away
    i remember seeing that saddle there.
    RIP Adam Yauch

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    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

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    Very nice bike!

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    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.
    RIP Adam Yauch

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    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.

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    cant see from the pic - is it 29?

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    Yes the Ellsworth is a 29er

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    :) welcome to the dark side

    did it come with a life supply of cool-aid?

    22.75 is very impressive.

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    Yes the Ellsworth is a 29er

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    22.75 is so impressive that it doesn't seem right.
    RIP Adam Yauch

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


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    What do you keep in the flask on the 9 Zero 7? Baileys?

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    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.

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    Congrats on the new ride. Looks amazing. The weight is insane if correct. Love the fat bike too.

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    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?
    Please enjoy seeing this terrible collection of me - something wonderful is about to happy.

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    not meaning to insult Merdoff's photography ;-) but better pics here...
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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    Wowee! Is the rear a thru-axle?
    Yes unfortunately

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Hair Boy View Post
    Yes unfortunately
    forget about lateral stiffness! i'd love to have a rear thru axle.
    RIP Adam Yauch

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    I just prefer the weight savings and simplicity of the old qr standard. I personally don't even like having 15 mm front axle.

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    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.
    RIP Adam Yauch

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.
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    RIP Adam Yauch

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    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

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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?
    spice box spiced whiskey
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