I finally finished building up the new bike, again. I built it up a couple of weeks ago and was able to ride it three times, then the fork decided to die on me. I contacted White Brothers about my fork and they told me they would take care of it for me. That was a very pleasant surprise, especially since it is a year out of warranty. Anyway, problem solved but I didn't really want to have to go without a bike for two weeks so I decided to go ahead and order a new fork anyway. I ordered a Marzocchi Marathon SL. I figure this way I will have a nice spare fork. I'm going to try the marzocchi out for a few weeks then I will decide which fork will be the back up, if I like it better than the WB the white brothers will make a great spare, if I like the WB better the Marzocchi will make a great spare, either way I'm covered next time.
When I ordered the fork I decided to order a new crankset as well. I was running an FSA Carbon Pro crankset and I was very happy with it. I was not happy with having to constantly replace ISIS bottom brackets though. I have gone thru 4 isis bb's in the past year and a half. Anyway, I ordered the FSA k-force mega exo crankset. So far I have only ridden it one ride but the silence was so nice! It does weigh more than advertised but I can live with the extra weight for the reliability.
Anyway, here is the new bike. I only have four rides on it so far but I already sure that I made the right decision when I decided to give Ellsworth a chance. The bike rides like a dream.
Mtbr's 2016 Winter Biking GearReviews and Roundups
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