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    Evolve Owners...sizing?

    I'm 6'3" with a 35" true inseam. So a balanced leg vs. torso ratio. I am coming off of a Large Gary Fisher Supercaliber. The SC had a 25.7" effective top tube but had a short 110mm stem. I used a straight seatpost (no setback).

    Would I be better fit on a L (22") evolve with a 25.5" effective top tube or...would a M (20") evolve with a 24.7" top tube and a longer stem be better? What have you guys found with the cockpit of your evolve's? There are none out here to demo...

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    Quote Originally Posted by af73
    I'm 6'3" with a 35" true inseam. So a balanced leg vs. torso ratio. I am coming off of a Large Gary Fisher Supercaliber. The SC had a 25.7" effective top tube but had a short 110mm stem. I used a straight seatpost (no setback).

    Would I be better fit on a L (22") evolve with a 25.5" effective top tube or...would a M (20") evolve with a 24.7" top tube and a longer stem be better? What have you guys found with the cockpit of your evolve's? There are none out here to demo...

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    Af72
    I'm 6"3" with 1 extra inch in the inseam. XL 22" without a doubt for me...including a setback seatpost and a 130mm stem. I didn't have an Evolve to ride but had a loaner (L) Epiphany that was to cramped. Ask your dealer for a demo Truth or Ephiphany and it should give you a better idea on frame size.

    In my experience Gary Fishers tend to run bigger (true to size) while Ellsworths run smaller.

    Are you anywhere near S.Cal ?

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    Thanks!

    Sad to say I am not, I am in Utah and I went to the local Ellsworth dealer and they didn't have any evolves. They do have epiphany's in stock; however, they told me that Evolves are 3/4" longer per size in effective top tube length. I decided I need a large though (22"). How do you like the evolve? I'm planning on building it up as a cross country, marathon, 24 hour racer. What type of riding have you done on the bike and how do you like it?

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    Last year they called the 22Ē XL. Ellsworth must have realized the sizing was misleading. Based on your dimensions the 22Ē is the frame I would have suggested. I ride XC and tend to gravitate toward dry, rocky, single-track climbs and built my Evolve accordingly. Never done any 24 hour races but I can tell you Iíve never felt more comfortable or less fatigued after riding. That includes my routine backyard loop of 9.4 miles and weekend rides of 15+. Finished building the bike last June and havenít second-guessed my purchase once. Great bike!

    Pics last June before it touched dirt.
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    I'm 6' 1/4" with an 85cm inseam and I went with a Med. It fits nicely. I think you are on the border between the Med. and L. Love my bike.

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    Thanks for the pics, they are awesome! I would agree with you, I actually ended up getting the L since the Ellsworth website specs are off. I ordered the smoke color, what color is y ours? any pics?

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    That is an absolutely bad @ss ride Tanin!!! I bought a nebula blue Epiphany early this summer. It is a sweet riding rig.

    Do you like the wheelset??? I just ordered one from notubes.com that is similar to yours. 29er Arch Rims, Gold Hope Pro II hubs(SS rear), DT Supercomp spokes and Gold nipples. Gonna put em on a 07 Kona Unit 2-9 SS I just picked up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EVERYUSERNAMEISTAKEN

    Do you like the wheelset??? I just ordered one from notubes.com that is similar to yours. 29er Arch Rims, Gold Hope Pro II hubs(SS rear), DT Supercomp spokes and Gold nipples. Gonna put em on a 07 Kona Unit 2-9 SS I just picked up.
    Very happy with the wheels. Good balance of weight and strength. Little issue in the begining running them tubeless until I doubled up the tape. After that they were great. Unfortunately, I tweaked the front wheel on my last night ride that resulted in a blown tire and 12ft. superman endo. Liked the wheel enough that I ordered another Arch and having it built up this week.

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    Wow, a 12ft endo. That sounds like a pretty crazy crash! Thanks for the feedback on the wheelset. Hopefully mine will come in the mail today. I have been checking non-stop the last week. I can't wait till they get here!

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