Ellsworth Epiphany SST.2 All Mountain Full Suspension

5/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $4495.00

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Product Description

In a class by itself, the Epiphany sst.2 will change your entire experience of what's possible on a mountain bike. With its new travel matched 140mm Fox Factory Tuned suspension and all mountain strength, it strikes the perfect balance between race bike weight and superb handling. The award winning Epiphany has been acclaimed "The Holy Grail of Trail Bikes" by industry media and it will lighten your mind with the efficiency and performance afforded to it by Ellsworth's legendary ICT suspension. The Epiphany sst.2 captures the Epiphany in a svelte package with new technology of a super-formed pivot integrated seat tube and tapered head tube, Asymmetrical Void Hollow chain stay and more. The new Epiphany sst.2 builds on its past success with new rockers, less weight and increased lateral stiffness. Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, you have an Epiphany! ICT? Technology: Instant Center Tracking? is internationally patented and quantifiably the most energy-efficient suspension design in the world, period. Internationally acclaimed, ICT four-bar linkage technology provides up to 100% pedal power efficiency by aligning the instant center of the linkage on the chain torque line and continually tracking it throughout the range of travel. What does that mean in layman?s terms? It means ICT allows pedal power to propel the rider forward without power loss, effectively avoiding the common suspension design flaw that divides pedal inputs into a wasteful combination of forward and vertical (jacking or bobbing) motions. ICT-equipped bikes are legendary for their rare combination of responsive performance and plush suspension that can be found nowhere else. All ICT-equipped bikes feature 12mm pivot axles and oversized bearings for superior pivot stability and lateral stiffness under power. Our commitment to raising the limits of suspension technology, innovation and performance.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Zach Attack a All Mountain Rider from Geneseo, NY, USA

Date Reviewed: February 21, 2012

Strengths:    this bike has a monster tapered head tube, ICT Suspension is very fluid and reliable, the SST.2 tubing is also a very nice feature, lastly the fact that this can be a 22-24 lb. bike

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
This bike is an amazing ally on the trail, it is so reliable that i cant use it for everything from parks to the local cross country trails. Bottom line is that this is an amazing bike, capable of any thing you can throw at it.

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Favorite Trail:   Golden Hill

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $4000.00

Purchased At:   Tryon Bike

Bike Setup:   i have a full X9/X0 drivetrain, Fox factory suspension front and back, Chris King Threadless Headset, Shimano XT trail pedals.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mapkos13 a Weekend Warrior from Minneapolis, MN

Date Reviewed: December 30, 2011

Strengths:    The bike is super stable at speed. Great bump absorption. The ICT kicks butt with little pedal bob.
Light, fast and so far bullet proof!

Weaknesses:    I would say the cost but I got more than expected this round-

Bottom Line:   
This is my second Ells and it is bad A$$! The Moment was great and this thing just rocks that with more travel and less weight. The attention to detail that Tony is putting into these is amazing. Nice little branding touches everywhere from the ICT in the rear to the support above the bottom bracket to the lock on handgrips.

This thing absolutely bombs down the trail taking everything you can throw at it. I run it a little stiffer than the 25% sag. The Fox shocks are super nice and offer tons of adjustability just need to dial her in and your set.

You could def. build this down to sub 23 lbs. I bet but I don't mind where it's at now. (26.4)

If you have the money or can find one. throw your leg over it and I'll bet you'll be trying to figure out a way to take it home.

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Favorite Trail:   All of them

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $6000.00

Purchased At:   Through Ellsworth an

Similar Products Used:   Ellsworth Moment

Bike Setup:   Full SRAM XO, Ellsworth XC Wheelset, Chris King HS, Thomson Seat post and stem

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jack Jack a Cross Country Rider from SG

Date Reviewed: September 20, 2011

Strengths:    Excellent to handle in tight singletrack, on extremely steep drop, the bike handle well, Stable on high speed downhills.

Weaknesses:    none for far..

Bottom Line:   
Great bike to have despite the pricy tag
Medium frame was what I bought.
Bike was fitted with a 90mm stem and 680mm carbon low riser handlebar, which give me a good balance of quickness and control .
The ICT seems to have been purpose-made for adventure racing and endurance racing/epic/trail events.
As this was my first attempt in a full suspension bike
Alot of research had been
One of the major consideration was that the bike had to be stiff, efficient,low-maintenance,able to climb steep hill of all be robust enough to take my bashing.
2 Choice came to my mind , Turner and Ellsworth and due to the fact that the LBS make me a offer on the Epiphany that i couldnt gave up on. I took the bait
Bike was set up with 2011 XTR parts and the light weight Ellsworth XC wheel, so it comes in at just a little over 25 lbs or 11.4kg

The rear end look bling and is stiff thanks to the awesome ICT and the one-piece rear triangle that the bike encompasses

The rear 5inch suspension design is great for some crazy adventure racing and epic riding... Once you get the sag done up correctly, Climbing have no issue and even if it hits a bump,the suspension soaks it up.
The stiff and reliable 15mm thru-axle 140mm Fox fork also complements the frame perfectly. Its quite a adrenline rush to go up and down the trails especailly when going through steep drop or technical portion of a trail with a bike that take everything that you throw at it.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $6000.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   None so far

Bike Setup:   2011 TLS RLC 140 BK 15QR
Loaded Xlite CARBON Low Riser
STEM: Thomson X4 10° x 90 x 31.8
HEADSET: Loaded Xlite SIT
Full XTR Drive Train
SEATPOST: Thomson Elite
SADDLE: EHB WTB Silverado Ti Solid
Maxxis CrossMark/ Kenda Nevagal
WHEEL SET: Ellsworth XC 26"

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by nsynk a Weekend Warrior from Keighley England

Date Reviewed: June 27, 2011

Strengths:    versatility, pedability, suspension action, weight

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Fantastic. Great bump absorption/ suspension action and pedals incredibly well. With the use of a cane creek angleset geometry is fine tuneable. I have mine set slack and low (67.5 degree head angle and 13.5 inch bb height). very stiff and direct and stable at high speed but handles well at slow speed too. Great bike. Importer Freeborn were really helpfull too. Price was comparable to other top end bikes.

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Favorite Trail:   portes du soleil france

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $6000.00

Purchased At:   Freeborn

Similar Products Used:   orange sub5, marin ridge zone, Ellsworth id, Ellsworth moment

Bike Setup:   foxrp23 boost valve, Rockshox Revelation rlt ti, xtr, haven bar/stem, hope tech 2, Mavic crossmax st

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Epiphany sst.2 BB Height

Any idea why the have changed Epiphany sst.2 BB Height to 12.3 inches ? ( was 13.5 ) While Moment BB Height is 13.8 and Truth BB is 13.3 ?Read More »

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