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    Come on - Lets see your Epiphany's !

    Come on lets see all those Epiphany's !!

    Here's mine ! Although the Coil Pikes are to be replaced....


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    Here's a few. Not the best pics. I'll try to post up some better ones later.




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    You selling those Pikes Justa? They would go well on my Moment!

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    sold em mate would be great on a Moment but they weigh 5.9 lbs inc maxle and pop look - thats more than Fox 36's !!

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    Go on then



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    looking good

    racerx70 - thats the best blue one I've seen..

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    Quote Originally Posted by justa
    looking good

    racerx70 - thats the best blue one I've seen..

    Much appreciated.......your black one is darn nice as well.

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    come on there must be more ! Two at least are from the UK !

    We are supposed to be reserved and you show-offs !!

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    Can't really tell from photo but this decent is scary, very loose and perilous with quite a few traps for young players. I survived this time.
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    Found a couple more, when I first go bike. I'm onto my third crank, and snapped the carbon monklite and didn't learn because I just got the new CNT version.
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    nice - a green one, we don't get that option in the UK..

    Those wheels are..... interesting ?!

    Must be some more!!!

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    mmmmm....GREEEEEENNNNNN.

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    me toooo

    not best pics in Q and a bit old but here ya go
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    kid a - what forks are they ?

    oh and nice trails...

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    Here is a look at my new Epi

    I just got my large Epi a few days ago... Still working to get the setup just right but I can already tell that it is much more bike than the Isis I've been riding for the last 4 years. If the durability is anything close to the Isis I will be riding this bike for a very long time..



    FYI I am new at this so not sure the pic is going to upload if not you can see it here:

    http://www2.snapfish.com/slideshow/A...66/t_=76857166

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    nice - but lose the saddle bag !!

    Mine seems to be the only one with the shock that way round...

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    Is your shock a float? Can't see from the photo. Floats come the right way up and Rp23's upside down, must be a clearance issue. I find the Pro-pedal level on my RP23 easy enough to access this way round, some have found this a issue. Recon it would be more difficult if it was in the gap behind the rockers as its a bit tight with the top tube.

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    ah yes - mine is a float

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    Quote Originally Posted by justa
    kid a - what forks are they ?

    oh and nice trails...
    Fork is RS rev U turn. not sure if me or fork but only mod pleased with it. Prob me and not dialed in right. Threw some LBS and other stickers on it as thought graphx sucked

    Trail is Socal (B-star) and Sedona.
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    Quote Originally Posted by justa
    nice - but lose the saddle bag !!

    Mine seems to be the only one with the shock that way round...
    agreed on saddle bag

    also what's up with cable to front brake - way slack? or routing/bend from caliper?

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    Quote Originally Posted by justa

    Mine seems to be the only one with the shock that way round...
    U have no issues getting to air valve? that why i flipped mine (RP3)
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    Good job! Budget Epi

    My Epi is "in the mail".
    I haven't been this excited since Christmas as a kid!
    I am budget limited, and even this "best buy" build just about ended a 30 year marriage... Luckily I make most of the money in the family.

    I can't say enough good about the guys at rbikes.com for working with me and their level of customer service to get me the bike setup up as I wanted/needed it, and do it for a GREAT price. This is a photo of the actual bike as built. I can't wait to get it photoed in the "proper" setting....on a trail.

    Some people might whine about some of my choices or compromises, but this shows that you CAN get into an Ellsworth, with a smooth solid setup, for not that much more than a "common" bike.
    And I can always sneak the upgrades into the family budget down the line.

    I tried to buy it locally, which is covered in another thread. Trading tax for shipping and figuring extra stuff to buy and minimum "kits" at the cheapest local source (REI) I figure I saved about $700 and ended up with a much more custom bike. Plus the customer service and knowledge level was a MAJOR step UP at rbikes.com

    Now I eagerly wait for its arrival......
    And the Foe Fans telling me what a bad decision I made.
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    Twisted T -Congrats!

    u running 2 rings of that? also what size stem- looks long?

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    Good point on the saddle bag... It does look like crap.........

    I will have to check the length/routing on the front brake line as well that is how it shipped, I am still playing around with the stem length and will shorten it and route it properly once I get that dialed in...

    Thanks for the honest (if painful - that bag and I have seen alot of miles together) feedback!

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    Picture taken in April 2006...Freshly built.

    [attach]Ellsworth2.jpg[/attach]

    The steerer tube was cut shortly after the photo was taken. Also, running Kenda Nevegals now.
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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    Quote Originally Posted by kid A
    Twisted T -Congrats!

    u running 2 rings of that? also what size stem- looks long?
    Thanks! Yes I am running two rings and a rock ring, which Mike and Adam were kind enough to swap straight across, along with switching from bulky trigger shifts to nice clean and simple grip shift . I do tight and twisty technical single track, so I don't need the big ring, or junk to bang my knees into.

    I have short legs and a long torso and long arms, so I went with a medium frame(after a local test ride) for the nice tight cockpit and standover, and the stem is their best guess at the right length to balance it out for my odd proportions.

    The one mod I plan to do on my own is to whack a couple inches off the handlebars, which I do I pretty much every bike, to be able to swoop through the tight trees on my favorite trails.

    I am really enjoying ALL the epi pics....drooool....

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    Twisted T - looks great and not budget at all !

    baha boater - sorry, thought it needed to be said !

    my favourite so far though is razor x70 - makes me wish I'd bought the blue one..

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    http://sg.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/jim...cd.jpg&.src=ph

    need new xtr brakes and eyeing the cobalt crankset and it will be complete!

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    here's mine again but with new forks,

    feel very plush though and 1 1/2 lbs lighter than the coil Pikes...

    Last edited by justa; 11-04-2006 at 04:13 AM.

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    for me the best bike in the world (with my ibis mojo)
    full XTR 2007 - 11,4kg

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    Cool-blue Rhythm new Epi owner

    My Ellsworth Epi, fresh out of the box from rbikes.com, and I am definitely one happy camper. Took me longer to unpack it than anything(they packed it VERY well) and they threw in a lot of extras. After getting off work, and one beer later, I was test riding it in the driveway with a Big Ole Grin on my face.

    My hats off to the Mike and Adam at Rbikes.com for putting together this sweeeeeet "budget build" Epi. I can't wait to get it out on the trails! Unfortunately I just started a new job and have literally negative vacation/sick leave at the moment, so I can't even call in sick.......THAT is a real tragedy.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twisted Trail
    My hats off to the Mike and Adam at Rbikes.com for putting together this sweeeeeet "budget build" Epi.
    For what you have there, it's a really good build!

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    Twisted T -practicing "safe shock"? I only know of one other that wraps shock. U feel this really make a difference??? btw- nice rig- you gonna love it

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    muddy riding...

    I just went for a pretty muddy ride this week and i was really impressed with how the seat tube protects the shock with the 4-bar design of the Epiphany from mud....It was basically the only part of my bike that stayed clean.

    Thumbies

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    Cool-blue Rhythm

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    Twisted T -practicing "safe shock"? I only know of one other that wraps shock. U feel this really make a difference??? btw- nice rig- you gonna love it
    It has made a major difference on my two rear shock bikes before this(stumpjumper and Epic), but indeed with the placement of the shock on this linkage I am debating if it will make a significant difference on this bike

    Since I ride in the muck and mud of the soggy northwest, hosing down the bike after a ride is a regular part of the winter riding flow.

    I also installed a rear fender, since I took this photo, which I prefer the look without it, but I also prefer to avoid hypothermia from soaked backside.

    Ah the compromises of practicality for aesthetics.....

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