Results 1 to 21 of 21
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation: BOSS's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    166

    Dr Jekill et Mr Hyde

    Here is a photo off my new moment (13,5kg) and epyphani (11,5kg)



    for information I'm the French distributor off Ellsworth cince 12 years
    I import Ellsworth, intense, rotec, cove, niner, turner, salsa, ibis etc etc
    and definitively for me the 4 bars Ellsworth are the best bikes in the world

  2. #2
    Rolling
    Reputation: lidarman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    11,119
    I'm confused. They look like they are built for riding the same type of terrain. Why have both bikes if that is the case?

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation: BOSS's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    166
    yes you are confused
    one is a light allmountain
    one is a free ride bike
    completely different

  4. #4
    Rolling
    Reputation: lidarman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    11,119
    Quote Originally Posted by BOSS
    yes you are confused
    one is a light allmountain
    one is a free ride bike
    completely different
    That Epi must be hard to pedal with those ultralight pedals.

    If your definition of Freeride is not the same as all mountain, then sorry, that Moment is not a freeride bike. In fact, just using the word 'freeride' might void your warranty.

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    139
    North Shore people whould call both of those XC bikes.

    It's all about perspective!

    Good looking bikes though! Sweet!

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation: BOSS's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    166
    for some one 150mm/160mm it's free ride and for some one it's a enduro

    ok so it's a small free ride
    but for sure regarding how this bike climb and how it goes down
    you feel "free" with a bike like this

    Ellsworth fore ever

  7. #7
    Rolling
    Reputation: lidarman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    11,119
    Quote Originally Posted by BOSS
    for some one 150mm/160mm it's free ride and for some one it's a enduro

    ok so it's a small free ride
    Put a fox 40 on the moment and we might have some game!

  8. #8
    VooDoo user.
    Reputation: TIMBERRR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    2,394
    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman
    If your definition of Freeride is not the same as all mountain, then sorry, that Moment is not a freeride bike. In fact, just using the word 'freeride' might void your warranty.
    LMAO

  9. #9
    VooDoo user.
    Reputation: TIMBERRR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    2,394
    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman
    Put a fox 40 on the moment and we might have some game!

    And KISS your warranty goodbye!!!


    Oh and don't forget your steel headset.

  10. #10
    mtbr member
    Reputation: BOSS's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    166
    update off my 2 bikes
    with I9 wheels



    moment


    epiphany
    Ellsworth addict cince 16 years

  11. #11
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    1,048
    Quote Originally Posted by TIMBERRR
    And KISS your warranty goodbye!!!


    Oh and don't forget your steel headset.
    According to the 2004 Ellsworth owners manual, any fork <600mm axle-to-crown (single or double crown) was ok on both the Moment and the ID. I know the 2005 manual changed to just giving recommended fork travel dimensions of 125-150mm, but most Moments I've seen have run 150-180mm forks with a2c measurements as big as the Fox 40.

    I think their suggestion of a steel set or other deep cup headset is a good precaution. Although I think it was funny that they only stated it was necessary for use with Fox 36 forks, as if other forks which are equally burly couldn't cause an issue.

    Nice bling bikes BOSS, but IMHO the RP23 is not well suited to what you call a freeride bike. The new Roco TST air looks interesting for that application though. I will kinda have to agree with lidarman, that is a LIGHT freeride bike unless you are light weight or very smooth and don't drop your bike much

  12. #12
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Wick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    731

    Sweet Bikes- good photos

    Nice- I like the Red/Black paint looks very good.

  13. #13
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Mr Bling's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    1,589
    nice set-ups!

    Wouldn't change a thing.

    Is it an Acros headset or hope on the moment?
    Former Homer...Ventana convert: extreme poseur!

  14. #14
    mtbr member
    Reputation: BOSS's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    166
    hi bling

    it's a hope but I will change it for a king today
    i ride my moment yesturday
    incredibly efficient, encredibly light
    Ellsworth addict cince 16 years

  15. #15
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Mr Bling's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    1,589
    Thanks Boss.

    How's the Rogue coming? Have you got the frame yet?
    Former Homer...Ventana convert: extreme poseur!

  16. #16
    mtbr member
    Reputation: BOSS's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    166
    my rogue ?
    not yet
    i will have it in 2 weeks
    Ellsworth addict cince 16 years

  17. #17
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Mr Bling's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    1,589
    I really like that moment.

    Might get one myself one day...who knows....
    Former Homer...Ventana convert: extreme poseur!

  18. #18
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    247
    If you ever need to check on the efficiency of international shipping, feel free to contact me and I'll give you my address in little ole Missoula, MT. You could track its progress across the globe. I promise to write a detailed note concerning the condition of the bike upon arrival.

  19. #19
    HIYAH
    Reputation: heeler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    692
    your epi is setup like my moment...only my pedals are far weenier...and I have a...gasp...big ring.

    those are two very pretty bikes! Love the I9 wheels.
    TTHHHHHHHHHPPPPPPPPPTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

  20. #20
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    231
    I'm going to translate your words right away on the VV forum (joke inside )
    Hellscott

  21. #21
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Mr Bling's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    1,589
    Oh God! I'm exposed!

    Missoula...almost went there to teach went East coast instead...I can be such a moron!
    Former Homer...Ventana convert: extreme poseur!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •