My new Ellsworth arrived on Friday, I could not be more pleased, it is fantastic.
Having had an Id and a Moment I knew exactly what I wanted from this bike. Travel between the 133mm of My id and the 155 (ish) of my Moment. Weight between the 26lbs of my Id and the 33lbs of my Moment but above all I wanted the geometry to be exactly spot on my preferences.
So starting with a large Epiphany frame Freeborn built me a very special bike.
Rear shock is Fox RP23 boost valve 57mm stroke
front is Rockshox Revelation RLT TI
rearmech XTR 10 speed
shifter xtr 10 speed
cassette xtr 10 speed 11-36
cranks XT with single renthal ring and middleburn bolts 1 x 10
We tried to fit a KCNC k2 xc crank but the axle was not long enough to clear the chain device e bracket. So I had to fit my old xt cranks with a new ring.
Chain device MRP lopes
Stem Easton Haven
Bar Easton Haven Carbon
Wheels Mavic crossmax st
Pedals DMR Vault ti (or Shimano DX when I want spd)
Seat pin Thomson Elite or Gravity Dropper turbo
Saddle WTB rocket v slt
Weight is 27.5 lbs. I could lose about a pound with a few spec changes like lighter tyres.
But the most important bit is the geometry.
Using a Cane Creek angle set Freeborn set the head angle at 67.5 degrees, giving a BB of 13.5 inches and a seat tube angle of 73 degrees. Wheelbase will also have been lengthened slightly with more front centre. Eff TT is almost spot on 24 inches due to the steepened seat tube and reduced reach.
I have to say this seems spot on, I have bashed my toes a few times but I will learn to compensate for that.
I have uploaded some pics from the weekend.
Many many thanks to Freeborn, especially Jim for your patience and great service.
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