• 11-27-2012
    Looking to Lighten Ellsworth Truth
    Hi guys i have a 2010 Ellsworth Truth and am looking for some ideas on getting it a little lighter for next years race season.

    I race it alot and ride it hard, so durability cannont be compromised, im also tall and weigh 190 so that is another factor.

    The only thing that i cannont afford to change right now is the wheels, but even if i could i don't think i would the wheels i have are 6 years old and have only needed one truing and still are perfectly straight.

    Here is how it is currently built

    Frame: 2010 Ellsworth Truth
    Fork: 2006 Reba
    Rear Shock: Fox tuned by Ellsworth
    Wheels: DT swiss 4.2 XR w/240s and 28 DT comps per wheel
    QRs: Salsa
    Tires: Racing Ralph 2.0 (f), Fast Track 2.0 (r)
    Crank: XTR 44/32
    Shifters: XT rear, XT front
    FD: XT
    RD: XT shadow
    Cassette: XT 11-32
    Chain: SRAM 971
    Brakes: Juicy 5
    Brake Rotors: HSX
    Stem: Pro XCR
    Bars: Ritchey WCS carbon low rise
    Grips: ESI Racer
    Seatpost: Thomson Elite
    Saddle: Fizik Tundra Kium
    Seatpost Clamp: Ellsworth
    Headset: Cane Creek Zero
    Cage: Arundel
    Pedals: CB Egg Beaters 2

    Its current weight is 25.43, i have had it as low as 24.6 with different tires.

    I would like to get it to around the 24.5 mark, which i think is doable without alot of money, it would be awesome to get the 23.5 but that would require some new wheels and that is not in the budget.

  • 11-28-2012
    How much are you looking to spend?

    Obvious two places are the forks and wheels but you say you don't want to spend that much. Anything else isn't really going to make much of a dent overall as nothing you have is particularly heavy (and all seems good quality). You can save a few grams here and there but in the end it may work out cheaper (and more effective) to just change the wheels.
  • 11-28-2012
    My budget would probably be around 700-800.

    As for the wheels i could probably get some i just didn't want to spend that money as i just spent money on new tubbies for the cx bike.

    My shop has some Easton XC carbons hanging on the wall i could get for a good deal or a pair of enve's.
  • 11-28-2012
    John Kuhl
    I would start with brakes and a cassett.
  • 11-29-2012
    If you've got the budget, go for some lighter wheels - you'll notice the weight loss much more there than probably anywhere else also.