Ellsworth 2001 Dare Full Suspension Bike

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Ellsworth Dare

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[Feb 20, 2002]
BARRIS
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Lightweight frame, good stiffness, low centre of gravity, optimal hight of bottom bracket. Exclusive design, anodized with laser engraving.

Weakness:

None. Ahh, it's impossible to set up some chain guides. But MRP or Roox Roller Coaster stays very well.

What can I say? The best frame in the whole world. It climbs, it runs, it falls and stays healthy!
It is not very expensive for High End Frame.

Look at:
http://www.onbike.ru/cgi-bin/bikeimg/show.cgi?searchtext=id281#ph
and http://www.onbike.ru/cgi-bin/bikeimg/show.cgi?searchtext=id282#ph

Similar Products Used:

LeeCougan X-Lerator F1

[Nov 09, 2001]
Rick
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

The Dare kicks butt. The Ellsworth Dare is plush, stable, and rock solid. If you want a bike that allows you to pass by your cross-country buddies like their standing still on the down hills buy this bike. If you want to sprint up hills on your bike, don’t buy this bike. It will climb up pretty much anything you throw at it, but you won’t win any speed races up hill. Who cares about sprinting up-hill anyways? The fun begins when you point the Dare downhill. I can ride down faster and steeper trails than I thought possible on a bike. This bike does not flex one damn bit. Faster you ride the more stable the Dare becomes. This frame is strong. The guys from Beyond Bikes were very helpful, knowledgeable, and patient helping me put this bike together. The Ellsworth Dare is a bit expensive, but once you ride this bike you will forget how much you paid. Some people say that weight is an issue with this bike, but I feel the bike is fairly light for what it is and very maneuverable. Oh yeah, don’t buy the Dare if you don't want to answer a ton of questions out on the trail. Everyone and their sister wants to ask questions about this bike.

Weakness:

None so far

If you want a bike that looks great, rides great, and will smoke everything else out there buy this bike. It won't let you down.

Similar Products Used:

GT Zaskar, Santa Cruz Bullit, other full suspension bikes etc.

[Jun 04, 2001]
Harvey Epstein
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Strength everywhere. Super stiff rear end. Great pedalling. Great standover. Chopperlike rake angle loves speed. Durable frame and finish.

Weakness:

Linear spring rate.

I have been getting used to this bike for a month and love it. With so much travel I am doing drops I thought I could never do. The bike feels awesome and tracks beautifully on the thinnest singletrack. It feels much lighter than it is and is as good a ride as anything around. The finish and graphics are indestructible. The bike has done somersaults down rocky faces with no dents or scratches. The new geometry is even more confidence inspiring. My boy parts love all the standover clearance. Ive let some girls ride a run on it ,and they love the clearance too. The new frame is unique and turns heads even at DH races. I am no racer but I feel very good about my riding lately. This fork makes it HARD to ride wheelies but not impossible and handling the bike just keeps getting easier. It is an expensive toy for a weekend warrior but I can deal with the guilt of having spent too much on my bike.

Similar Products Used:

Straight 8, Lobo DH, Kona Stab Primo, 97 Dare

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