Roll Call - show us your Ellsworth
Come out of the woodwork and show us the goods. Tell us how you like it as well.
Here's our very own Photo-John in the delivery room!
I couldn't find any nice action shots like Pete's...
So you'll just have to stare at these two pics instead ;)
My 1998 Truth (traded the frame in for my 2001):
My 2001 Truth. Since this pic was taken last year, I've upgraded from the Shimano XT disc brakes to Magura Martas, and changed the rear shock from a Cane Creek AD-10 to a Manitou Swinger 3-Way:
Here is my Id Convertible
I can built up my Id as a 25lb xc racer or for a day on the chair lifts. In full XC mode I see it as a long travel Truth. The Id is not a true huckster/freeride bike, but I like it that way. For shuttle/chairlift days, I can make these changes (some different from the picture):
DT Swiss Rear Shock -> Romic
Frog Ti Pedals -> Platform spds (shoe change, too)
6" front rotor -> 8" front rotor + caliper adapter
WTB Mutanoraptor 2.4 race front tire -> 2.5 WTB Weirwolf Race or Schwalbe King Jim
Kenda Karma DTC 2.0 Rear tire -> IRC Kujo 2.35 or Schwalbe Big Jim
Mavic X317/American Classic (WTB Laser Lite)/revo front champion rear -> Mavic F519/Hayes Superlite/Champion F&R
Lower the saddle and go!
I love the Id. It has real XC geometry, descends like a couch and climbs better than most XC duallies. With an adjustable fork, the front can be steepened to handle tight stuff. The bike gives great confidence to ride near its limits - when you break loose it is easily reeled back in.
I also like the high bottom bracket feel - it makes you feel like you are riding the equivalent of a monster truck like you are a long way from technical obstacles.
Rode hard and put away wet
I did have a cracked seatstay at the disc brake mount. Ellsworth turned around the replacement part within a couple of days.