Ellsworth Id Frameset

DESCRIPTION

The new freeride machine from Ellsworth, The ultimate in pedal efficiency and the benefits of 6 inchs of travel. The ID pedals like a Truth and downhills like a Dare. Standard equipment with a either a Romic shock or Fox shock and a full bearing rearend makes the suspension feel buttery smooth.

  • Weight: 2724g/6.00lb
  • Sizes: s,m,l
  • Color: black, red

  • USER REVIEWS

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    [Aug 26, 2003]
    hora
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    3
    Strength:

    Follow up on previous posting; Because of the 4-bar linkage you are not going to be sprinting off from a standing start. This became clearly apparent after test riding a Yeti AS-R which does. What this frame does do is provide strength and reassurance

    Because of the rear suspension I am inclined to argue the label "aggressive XC machine". This is a fun heavy XC frame, NOT a normal XC frame

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    [May 27, 2003]
    hora McHora
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    1. It looks strong
    2. No flex anywhere
    3. Subtle styling for the less garish rider?
    Ok, down to business...

    I'm not into jumping on account of the long thin yellow streak down my back (and the fact that I always land wrong) but I love rocks, descents and anything that makes me look 100% to the front with a slight frown. Yesterday I was going way faster than I would have on anyother bike when I suddenly thought best to brake. I've had 125 Fox vanilla forks for over 8months and for the first time the front rattled and jumped whereas the rear was treacle-smooth

    Weakness:

    The spring weight makes the ride on the road sluggish - look I was racking my brain for a weakness.

    Ever laughed very loudly when riding alone and then shout "f**king yes"?! I did yesterday, slammed on then looked around the eerie silence of the woods hoping no one heard or saw.......

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    A bevvy of Rocky mountains

    [Dec 18, 2001]
    David Kerby
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Where does one begin with a bike like this ? Quality of workmanship, ease of pedaling, smoothness of travel, stiffness,
    etc., etc.

    Weakness:

    None so far..

    This thing rocks. And I thought the Truth rode well. For having gobs of travel this bike climbs like a hard tail (only smoother) Handle the big hits with ease. I'll be racing it both XC and DH this spring. Thats how all-around kick ass this thing is. (of course that's just my opinion. Watch for me at Sea Otter.)
    Worth every penny!!!!!!!

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    [Dec 17, 2001]
    scott credeur
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    built with integerty, no ride like it.climbs like a goat for a dual shocker.

    Weakness:

    zero, well cost maybe

    after riding the id,others feel cheap and flexy.i am a bodybuilder(250lbs)and freerider and this bike can take it.big hits are no problem. call romic for shock setup.buy one if you can.

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    [Feb 12, 2003]
    mike
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    climbing descending

    Weakness:

    none

    I love this bike it is the perfect trail bike for the northwest.It climbs great and descends even better.I'm 200lbs and this bike has very little flex.I ride every week and the pivots are as tight as they were a year ago.As far as the bottom bracket height I think its perfect for the northwest trails it might be to high for the manicured trails of sunny southern california but in the woods of the northwest I think its an asset.I would recomend this bike to any who wants a long travel efficient trail bike.This bike is not for hucking and dropping off 30 foot cliffs but it is perfect for what it is designed for aggresive trail riding.Buy this bike you wont be disappointed.

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    [Feb 27, 2002]
    Cycl_Junkie
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Looks, 4 bar linkage, weight, beautiful welds, relaxed geometry (not too relaxed), Ellsworth customer service, Ellsworth name/reputation...

    Weakness:

    Price if you pay full retail, funky cable routing, won't take 74mm Hayes Int'l Std. adapter (without some modifying)...

    I'm still getting the suspension dialed on this rig, but lemme tell you... SWEEEEET!!! The Romic rear shock is super adjustable! I love the ICT rear end! This is my first time riding this design and I can honestly say that I was able to ride up (and over) more gnarlier terrain than before. I am cleaning more technical sections (and doing it faster too). The BB height felt a tad bit high at first, but after one ride "I like"... I bought this bike for trail riding (super technical trail riding). I don't know if this is the best free ride bike out there, but it TOTALLY ROCKS for any type of trail riding. It'll handle steep technical climbs, rock gardens, ruts, jumps and any other trail undulations you can think of. Right out of the gate I felt instant confidence to simply 'power' over any section of trail where I might have flinched with my old ride... It's a tad bit heavier than a regular XC bike, but this ain't no regular XC bike! I didn't really feel the weight so much as I was able to motor up a climb at a relatively fast rate. I did have to mess around with the seatpost height to compensate for the higher BB. If you like a tall saddle, you might have to adjust to a slightly lower stance since the overall cockpit area is a bit higher anyway (not a show stopper though!). If you have the coin to build one up, DO IT! You won't regret it. This is an awesome ride!

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    [Feb 27, 2002]
    Jeff The Super hero
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Lots of travel/relatively light weight.Climbs good without robbing power.Good for going over logs etc.

    Weakness:

    Not much standover. Don't need canti tabs.

    This is the best trail bike ever made. Its quick as hell, looks good and makes me like riding that much more.It'll most likely last forever. The think pedals better than my 3 inch travel fsr. The best bike I ever owned. I would't use it to race on but for overall fun this bike is the best. The quality is obvious and impeccable.

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    [Feb 26, 2002]
    Javier Villalobos
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    Plush, is like riding a downhill Cadillac, sucks-up bumps, ruts,etc. with easy. Gives confidence on regular drops. Romic shock is very effective

    Weakness:

    Cable routing, rear brake routing, high bottom bracket.

    This bike has a great handling, specially on single tracks despite the fact that has a high bottom bracket. I am really pleased with how this bike feels on bumpy terrain and rock gardens. It is really amazing how suck ups bumps.

    Finally, I was looking for another bike when I purchased the Id. An intense Uzzi SLX or a Santacruz Bullit. The guys from Wrench Science really help me to make up my decision. They really explain how this bike behaves. Unfortunatelly, I live in Mexico and could only buy the frame and fork.I give the 4 chiles as I beleive the price is high

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    [Feb 23, 2002]
    Tom Mathis

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    Weight, apx. 7.5-lbs for a large frame that gets 6" of travel is astounding! Suspension- hard to appreciate you are riding a 6" travel bike! Laser Etching...at least looks like, I got my moneys worth...

    Weakness:

    A hint of flex in the rear during hard turns- granted, I weigh 230-lbs! Cable routing on the seatstay linkage- incredible pain to set up! I also don't like the cable routing for the front and rear deraileur...

    Per many of the previous statements, this is really turning out to be the perfect trail bike for a big guy! Previously, the Uzzi SL was the trail bike for me, but it weighs in at apx 9.5-lbs, compared to the ID's 7.5-lbs! I was shocked by this major difference. Furthermore, the ID accelerates and outclimbs the SL, which only has 4.5" of travel...this bike is really turning out to be a solid investment. Granted, I don't know if it is a truly freeride bike, per the accepted definition...the weight makes me skeptical, so I'll just be throwing the bike as I would a buff trail bike and avoid the 30 to 80-ft drops I routinely do on my SLX...ha, ha!

    I'm running the front at 100-m and it makes for a great handling and climbing trail bike...I've rotated through many bikes over the years, but I have a funny feeling that I'll be keeping this one.

    Big Guys looking for the ultimate trail bike or really aggressive lighter dudes, this is just a sweet bike!

    Er, the Orange bike is sweet!

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    [Feb 09, 2002]
    craig ( tainted beef) mayer
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    the bike is awsome. just broke a 2001 truth racing.Got the ID and cant believe how killer it is.Climbs like a goat!!

    Weakness:

    NONE!!!!

    If you weigh over 220 and can afford to purchase the best, this is it. George at Ellsworth was a great help with taking back my broken truth and getting me into a ID. ELLSWORTH RULES!!!!!

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