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    No good Epiphany 27.5+ - Negative Review/Do not buy

    First of all, I thought it has potential but after weeks of being frustrated on trying to fit the rear caliper and upon searching for any info, calling out bike shops, I couldn't get any good info so last resort was to call their CS and after discussing with them, their CS rep told me that I need to shave off the caliper??? What?!?

    I would not recommend this bike to anyone as compatibility for brakes in the rear are very limited.

    Specifically bought the Magura MT7 HC3 45th anniversary edition and it would not fit.

    Please do not buy this bike.

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    Wow. Such a helpful post. Pictures of the bike, the brake, the issue you are running into etc would be very helpful. Most brake caliper mounts could/should be faced so what the Ellsworth rep said sounds reasonable.

    Ellsworth has enough bikes out there to still have a rep? Impressive

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redlands R&C View Post
    Wow. Such a helpful post. Pictures of the bike, the brake, the issue you are running into etc would be very helpful. Most brake caliper mounts could/should be faced so what the Ellsworth rep said sounds reasonable.

    Ellsworth has enough bikes out there to still have a rep? Impressive
    I think you missed something and I understand that caliper "mounts" or adapter can be shaved BUT as I mentioned, was advised about shaving off the "Caliper" not mounts/adapter.

    I do not know any manufacturer who would advise shaving off a Caliper.

    Anyway pics are uploaded to clearly show what the concern is and best approach is to use a dual piston caliper rear for this frame as quad piston caliper may not fit.

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    Ah, that makes more sense.
    There are similar threads, I think for Scott bikes, maybe the Scale/Addict? where the 2 piston caliper interferes with the frame as well. Hate to say it, but yeah, looks like you'll have to adjust your brake setup to suit the frame rather than your needs.
    Any and all kinds of bikes.

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