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    Happy New Year from Ellsworthia

    Hey everyone, first just a sincere apology from being absent for so long 2006 was the busiest year in the 15 year history of the company and 2007 is about to be even bigger. Of course that is great news but it means lots and lots of work for the crew so not much time to spend with our friends (here) or on the trail. So I wanted to just send out a quick post card and tell you what is going on.

    New bikes are here: With the first year of in house production behind us, the guys in Vancouver have just blown the doors off the thing and are making beautiful bikes and are delivering everything on time. The Evolves are done and are just about ready to start shipping, the Enlightenments are about 45 days out as planned (many of these are pre sold so be a little bit patient), the first Rides are shipping to stores this week, the Tiruth is shipping to shops this week, and the Oracle (with a pre-birth name of The Legend) will be out in March or probably April, The first sizes of the Scant are here and we should have the others finished by March. Specialists are here and the main-stays (Rogue, Truth, Moment and Epiphany) are in stock in just about every color and size. This will be a very different year for us because we have everything in inventory. We are shipping X9 and XO build kits which have been a huge hit and have moved into being an exclusively Fox OEM manufacturer. Valentine's Day is coming up so be sure to check out Project Pink--super cool bikes for a super cool reason.

    North (as we call the manufacturing facility) is working like mad to make all of this happen and they are some of the best people to work with in the world. They are working on some of the 08 stuff now so that should be exciting to see.

    We will introduce a rolling change in the Moment this month (my personal favorite of all our bikes) so you will start to see a new swaged, shaped and tapered tubeset on this bike. Keep in mind though it is a rolling change so as we run out of a color and size, we will introduce the new guy.

    How is life otherwise? Great just busy beyond anything any of us have ever experienced. I wish we could spend more time here or with our customers but the bike Gods have us pressed to the gills. I do want to extend a very sincere thank you to everyone who has helped us and supported us and been patient with us through everything that has happened. So many things are running so well now from warranty to customer service and the bikes are just beautiful but a great deal of the thanks goes to members of this community who have given input and feed back (and criticism too). So thanks very much from all of us here. We wish you a happy and high speed 2007 and if we can do anything for you let us know.

    We are also expanding a bit too, if you know a hot shot sales person who is in or wants to move to San Diego, give them my email address.

    Take care and I hope this finds you well.
    Dave

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    Thanks for the update info. I'm still trying to decide what's my next Ellsworth. After a year on an Epiphany I'm totally happy with it's performance. I am quite keen on an Ellsworth enduro wheelset so hopefully that will be available this year.

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    I have a 07 Rogue and I am very very happy with it. It pedals amazingly well even with no propedal. Great finishes and light, but not stupidly light. I think this bike will be my weapon for DH this year.

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    Thanks for the update Dave. Can you please clarify for me the head angle for the NEW Moment??
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    Dave, what is THE best for XC racing?

    I've posted a few times on Ellsworth here, and am a big fan of the Truth. I have a '98 (handmade in US - even though I'm Canadian, that means a lot to me) that I got from Bruce Jacobs (ask Tony - they've ridden together a number of times - one of the best bikes I've ridden), but it is now in the possession of my wife (I can get it back and swap for mine, but I'll be in the doghouse). I now ride an '01 which is very pretty - matte black and silver rear triangle, gorgeous. I know about the cracking issues, I haven't had any problems yet. As an aside, I don't have any receipt or anything for this frame (too long ago), what is new with the warranty dep't that you refer to in your post? There's been a lot of grief over this, and I know first-hand that things have not been well-handled in the past. Is Ellsworth stepping up and doing anything about this? Changing frames every few yrs to make "old" models obsolete is not a solution, and I hope Ellsworth has re-thought this. I've been out of the loop, just happily riding my Truths without issue, but I shudder to think what I'd have to go through if I ever had an issue.

    So, back to my original question: What is the ultimate Ellsworth for full-on XC racing? I suspect my '98 is the answer, as the longer rockers on my '01 make it way more plush, which is not a good thing for racing. Honestly, I feel like I'm riding in sand every time I try to accelerate (especially at the starting gun). I've tried a number of rear shocks, but nothing makes a big difference. I'm stuck with thinking the older school Truths were better set for XC - shorter rockers, less plush but more like a HT when one needs acceleration. Your input would be appreciated on this. I particularly would love to see a composite Truth, and ultralite Truth (carbon, Ti, whatever - the lighter - but still stiff and responsive - the better).

    Long-winded, I know, but I've been a fan with a couple Ellsworths for a while, and now I'd really like to hear some honest, truthful (no pun intended) answers.

    Looking forward to your reply.

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    Thanks for the heads up Dave, glad I can expect my Signature Ride real soon......
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    Hi Dave,

    Any pics of the new Moment?

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    Here it is....we'll get them as soon as they come out of finishing...let me know if you want one.
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    Here's a couple more...

    2007/08 Ellsworth lineup is awesome...you want 'em, we got 'em...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Id Rider
    2007/08 Ellsworth lineup is awesome...you want 'em, we got 'em...

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    Mondo,

    Do you know if there are any changes in geometry on the new Moment? In particular, has the HA been slackened at all? Thanks!
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    Let me look into it for a confirmed answer; I have been told that there will be small changes to the geometry as well as tubing thickness, shape, finish and angles. These things have a way of changing between design and actual manufacturing; standby, I'll get some details for you guys...I will say this, the '07 "pre-production prototype" that I rode felt a bit slacker and lower - in a word: SICK!

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    just a question...

    this stems from my ignorance and laziness to look it up myself, but what is the benefit of the asymmetrical chainstays?



    here's my moment... ...dont know why i just wanted to post a gratuitous shot of my bike
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    The reason is that a straight tube is stiffer/stronger than a bent tube; or for that matter, a CNC'd yoke assembly welded to a tube. It is only bent on the drive side to accomodate the front derailluer.

    The new asymetrical chainstays are stronger and stiffer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinch
    Mondo,

    Do you know if there are any changes in geometry on the new Moment? In particular, has the HA been slackened at all? Thanks!
    OK, the '07 Moment remains the same with respect to BB height and top tube length (across all sizes). The biggest changes will be to the finish, tube shape (down and top tubes internally butted to acommodate longer travel forks) and the option to get a Project Pink frame.

    The head angle has been changed, however only VERY slightly (slacker) to keep the rest of the frame in check when using tall forks.

    That's it. Why? Because the Moment is already a sick ride...Tony just made it prettier and more fork choice flexible.

    Hope this helps,

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    Quote Originally Posted by summud
    this stems from my ignorance and laziness to look it up myself, but what is the benefit of the asymmetrical chainstays?



    here's my moment... ...dont know why i just wanted to post a gratuitous shot of my bike
    hope that's coming out of truck and not going in after ride as too clean and zip tie on Pike is at bottom

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    you are corrects sir...

    yep that was pre ride. this was post...notice the dirt on my wife and mark on her leg from her very first OTB ever!...i was so proud, she managed the OTB right of passage and kept on going...
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    Mondo,

    Glad to see you on the boards...but, what took you so long?

    I saw a new one on the demo tour this summer. It looks nice. I like the new tubeset; very much like the Epiphany. They said it's marginally lighter, too, but not significant enough to make a big marketing bid out of. If it alleviates the shot peening scratching up seatposts and forks, then I think it's gotta be better.

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    Hey Chad, it's good to be back; truth be told, I never left, I was simply silent, working at the shop too many hours...

    BTW, 2007 Moments....IN STOCK!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave@ellsworth
    Hey everyone, first just a sincere apology from being absent for so long 2006 was the busiest year in the 15 year history of the company and 2007 is about to be even bigger. Of course that is great news but it means lots and lots of work for the crew so not much time to spend with our friends (here) or on the trail. So I wanted to just send out a quick post card and tell you what is going on.
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    Take care and I hope this finds you well.
    Dave

    Hi Dave, can you explain in simple English why the Tiruth retails for $900 more than the Merlin Works 4.0. Unless I am severely misguided, these are essentially the same bike, a Merlin front coupled to an Ellsworth rear end.
    Titanium or Bust !

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    Thanks for the update Dave. I think it is a nice touch that you take the time for us Ellsworth lovers.

    God I love this section, hearing and talking with other Ellswroth People is great, there are not to many of them in my part of Ontario.

    The new Moment looks sweet. I have been debating what to get in place of my Joker and I think I have found it.

    Dave and Ellsworth, keep up the great work.

    Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by calma
    Thanks for the update Dave. I think it is a nice touch that you take the time for us Ellsworth lovers.

    God I love this section, hearing and talking with other Ellswroth People is great, there are not to many of them in my part of Ontario.

    The new Moment looks sweet. I have been debating what to get in place of my Joker and I think I have found it.

    Dave and Ellsworth, keep up the great work.

    Rob
    LMAO.

    Did you notice the date on the original post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman
    LMAO.

    Did you notice the date on the original post.
    LMFAO... My thoughts exactly....................
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    Soo, has Dave left us since then?
    Titanium or Bust !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Bad Wolf
    Soo, has Dave left us since then?
    Seems that way, perhaps it is just a once a year annual post, so cannot expect anymore till new years 2008....
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    Well, thats his loss then..
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