Ellsworth Distance All Mountain Full Suspension

3.75/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $1095.00

Product Description

The Distance is a flat out value in trail bikes. Literally 50% the cost of many other 5” travel frames, the Distance employs the Ellsworth patented ATLAS (Anti-Torsion, Lower forward pivot, Active Suspension technology) design. By using a one-piece CNC machined swingarm and the single pivot, the ATLAS design is both simple and affordable. The secret to the design is not dissimilar to that behind ICT – it’s all about the chain torque line. Ellsworth places the forward pivot on the chain torque line, and the rear dropout well below it. This creates both minimal arcing of the axle path and maximizes the efficiency of the pedal stroke. The one piece swingarm provides excellent torsional stiffness.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by shaypop a Weekend Warrior from chula vista

Date Reviewed: January 10, 2010

Strengths:    etching, finish

Weaknesses:    structural strength

Bottom Line:   
over priced. poor quality, customer service. initially owned isis. frame stress-fractured after 1 year. took forever to get replacement, which was distance. snapped in half after 8 mos of use. had to buy moment for $1000+tax with only 2 year warranty as opposed to lifetime. sold it for 1600 and bought a sette frame.

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Favorite Trail:   4 palms

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $850.00

Purchased At:   warranty

Similar Products Used:   sette

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Philip Chu a Cross Country Rider from HKSAR

Date Reviewed: November 29, 2008

Strengths:    An excellent climbing machine and good descending power as well. Anodized and built with good craftsmanship and can last for years with very little wear & tear.

Weaknesses:    None for me so far, and may be the cheap price.

Bottom Line:   
The frame was bought 3 years ago and is the only frame I keep using and no intention to change. The rear travel is 5 and good enough for most of free ride terrains. Unlike other Ells frames, it maybe the cheapest rig of its group as most Ells are costly. If you are looking for an affordable frame for all mountain ride with good brand value and performance, it is a right choice, and the frame is light too (approximately 6.2 lbs).

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   Flying Ball

Bike Setup:   08 XT crank, brake & dels with XTR shifters, 08 Fox F120, RP23 h/v shock, Mavic SL wheelsets.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by alan b a Weekend Warrior from pearl river ny usa

Date Reviewed: July 12, 2008

Strengths:    hand built in the USA...excellent value

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
I have always wanted a Ellsworth bike, This bike has brought me home in one piece from all my mountain bike excursions from Plattikill mountain to MT. Snow . It climbs like a cross country racer and point it down hill and it will handle and go over just about any obstacle that any high line down hill rig can handle. Great job to the designers at Ellsworth bikes

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Favorite Trail:   ringwood

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   a gift

Similar Products Used:   any high line mountain bike

Bike Setup:   Rock Shox pike fork, el camino brakes,XTR drivetrain< maxxis tires

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by bob a Cross Country Rider from steamboat springs

Date Reviewed: June 28, 2006

Strengths:    Obviously long rides are this bike's biggest strenght. It also climbs well with the aid of the 3-way swinger rear shock and light frame design for 5" travel.

Weaknesses:    The rear triangle can get a little mushy form side to side on a good size rear hit. 3way swinger requires trial and error and fine tuning to find the right adjustment. Suspension design is basic but the price refects this.

Bottom Line:   
awesome trail bike.....climbs and desends very well at a somewhat affordable price. After riding this bike for a season and a half I can say that I have no complaints.

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Favorite Trail:   Sunshine Loop

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $2500.00

Purchased At:   Orange Peel

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   middle of the road...avid juicy disc brakes, bomber front fork, fsa cranks and bottom bracket, fsa wheel set, panaracer tires....around 29 lbs.

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