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    ... and if we just ... My new girl... Epi heaven!

    Just picked it up. Went with full XO with Chris King HS and Thomson seatpost and stem.
    Waiting on my pedals which are Ritchey Pro Paradigm in matching red.

    Weighs in at 26.2 and this thing is SICK!!!

    Had a Moment from '06 and can't wait to run this thing.

    Enjoy!
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    Very nice, enjoy it! Red and black looks good.

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    Enjoy that bad-a$$ ride!
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    2009 Black Ellsworth Epiphany built to my spec's...

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    Very nice. Nice touch of red.

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    nice build, but check the rotation on your rear tire, it looks backwards.

    EDIT:

    Yep...taking a closer look, your LBS mounted your rear tire backwards on the rim. Shame to make you look silly after giving them first class money for a second class job.

    Go get that refund and apology!!!!
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    I'm in the hunt for a new trail bike. I'm checking out the Epiphany, Ibis Mojo SL-R, and Yeti 575. Have you considered any of these bikes before getting the Epiphany, and if so why did you select your bike over the other. Besides it being bad ass, what specifically lead you see that the Epiphany had over the rest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JM01 View Post
    nice build, but check the rotation on your rear tire, it looks backwards.

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    Yep...taking a closer look, your LBS mounted your rear tire backwards on the rim. Shame to make you look silly after giving them first class money for a second class job.

    Go get that refund and apology!!!!
    Already switched it. Went tubeless. Good eye!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by malern View Post
    I'm in the hunt for a new trail bike. I'm checking out the Epiphany, Ibis Mojo SL-R, and Yeti 575. Have you considered any of these bikes before getting the Epiphany, and if so why did you select your bike over the other. Besides it being bad ass, what specifically lead you see that the Epiphany had over the rest?
    I guess my extreme pleasure with the Ells product. I had a Moment previously and also had a 575. Obviously the Moment and 575 are a bit different but the Epi smokes the 575 IMO. Looks aside I like the rear suspension better and how it sets up on the trails from flow to rock gardens to climbing. I have no experience with the Ibis but hear its a nice bike as well.

    This wasn't bike of the year for nothing!

    Good luck and let me know if you have any questions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mapkos13 View Post
    Already switched it. Went tubeless. Good eye!!
    Here's a performance tip that we use up here. When using tires that are not designed for dedicated front/rear use, like the Kenda Nevegals, a lot of racers mount the front tire backwards. It reduces the rolling resistance and still grips in most trail conditions...I also increase the front tire pressure by about 5# unless I'm riding in sandy conditions.

    Happy New Year

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    Quote Originally Posted by JM01 View Post
    Here's a performance tip that we use up here. When using tires that are not designed for dedicated front/rear use, like the Kenda Nevegals, a lot of racers mount the front tire backwards. It reduces the rolling resistance and still grips in most trail conditions...I also increase the front tire pressure by about 5# unless I'm riding in sandy conditions.

    Happy New Year
    I'll give it a try. Ive heard of flipping the rear but I haven't tried the front. Thanks for the tip!
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    I too love my Epiphany, but holy cow, your new one is just awesome and it makes me want to go get another one! BBG makes a really nice red anodized Bashguard that would look right at home on it too.
    Love the Kashima Coating as well on the new Fox stuff...

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    Nice looking bike!, my 2008 Epiphany frame just broke on New Years eve, hoping Ellsworth will give me a good deal on a new one.
    Go get that KOM "You Deserve" - http://www.digitalepo.com/index.php

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    She's a Beauty! Now go gitter dirty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeBC View Post
    Nice looking bike!, my 2008 Epiphany frame just broke on New Years eve, hoping Ellsworth will give me a good deal on a new one.
    Ellsworth still offer any kind of warranty without enough loopholes to make a box of cheerios?

    They replaced a damaged part on my Id (a 2004 with the last of the "lifetime warranties") but at a cost because they called it "crash damage".

    But then, the 2004 Id is agruably the best XC bike ever made, so it was worth the hassle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JM01 View Post
    Ellsworth still offer any kind of warranty without enough loopholes to make a box of cheerios?

    They replaced a damaged part on my Id (a 2004 with the last of the "lifetime warranties") but at a cost because they called it "crash damage".

    But then, the 2004 Id is agruably the best XC bike ever made, so it was worth the hassle.
    Well it seems there Warranty is only two years now. In 2007, they warrantied a 2003 Truth which was still on the lifetime plan without issue.

    My 2008 Epiphany had 4 1/2 years of riding and broke in the typical place on the seat tube near the front derailleur. they offered me a crash replacement at a reduced cost which I ended up going for as I do love how this bike handles.
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    Congrats

    Great bike! The new frames are amazing. Im still riding my 07 Epi and love it. When she gives up the ghost I hope to replace her with the new edition. Enjoy.

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    @ Mapkos13: Congrats on that awesom ride! What size is that frame? Thank you.

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    gorgeous

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    That is one sweet ride to get the leg over. The red on black looks great.

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    I could not resit replacing my frame with the same as yours. Took some time due to them not having the color In the size I wanted and a delay from fox getting the rear shock. But the wait was worth it, this frame is absolutely gorgeous.

    Feels kinda wrong bolting my old parts on thought
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    What a beautiful frame Did you weigh it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by randan View Post
    Did you weigh it?
    I don't have a scale, if I would have thought about it I would have had them put it on at the shop when I picked it up. Fun watching the shop monkey's open the box and hear the Oohs and Aws as they pulled it out.
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