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    I'm bumed specialist broke moment didn't fit

    I had 3 ellsworths and soon none. I had a truth moment and specialist + gear. A true Ellsworth fan. I had a 06 moment and always thought it was to long with a 22.5 tt a size small which is not a small. Then I had a specialist which is the best looking hard tail out there but after 6 months of use no scratches never crashed and I weigh 140lbs5'6" the drop outs cracked and it was a $1000 frame and all they want to give me is $700 store credit. They don't make the frame so I had to pick something else so I went with the allmountain wheels which I will have to pay 3-$400 after my store credit.I didn't like the one size fits all either to long rear end for manualing. It's been months now and the wheels are on back order. it's the last part for my 2002 intense tazer. If I spend $900 on wheels I wanted I9's not no engagement one color wheels. They are light strong and wide so I can't complain to much. Heck I just wanted them to send me a check for $600 and I'd be happy.
    I always wanted a rough and would of bought one if it came in a small not large only with a 23 inch top tube. But there new dare is spot on. I still like Ellsworth don't get me wrong I will probably by a nother one. But I can't afford to spend thousand I spent $6000 on frames 1 was to big and it was a small one broke and my truth Is actually good but it rides heavier than the 22lbs mine is. Not plush enough no small bump sensitivity for me at 140lbs. But the truth is just the wrong bike for me, I don't need a xc race bike.

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    Also every time I give my input to the guys at Ellsworth like there top tube is to long they always say they are spot on. Then I think (I'm telling not asking). The best would be to offer 2 lengths, a long top tube and shorter.
    Then with out seeing my specialist frame that was cracked they called it a old beat up dirt jumper. When mine had not a scratch on it and never crashed. It was there design that broke on the drop out. They should of made thin steel plates so the washers won't dig into the frame weakening it.

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    That's a lot of posts, dude

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    I always try to buy the right bike for me. Then I don't end up with the wrong bike for me. Can't wait to hear the review on those wheels. Ride and smile.
    "DO OR DO NOT, THERE IS NO TRY" -Yoda
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    Sorry for posting to much at once. Yea I'm finding It sucks that I like all the styles of riding it's hard to pick a bike but I have learned what I like now.my favorite bike was my 2002 foes fly with romic rear shock and dorados up front but that bike got stolen and I'm afraid to buy the newer fly because they changed it. I need to find how to test ride all these expensive bikes. But sea otters coming up.

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    I am gonna come back with- my moment medium TT is perfect length for me. I searched for many a year till I found this one. Im hanging on to it for dear life. Perfect TT length and ST length for me

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