Ellsworth Sub 22 XC Hardtail

4/5 (6 Reviews)


Product Description

  • International Standard disc brake mounts and replaceable derailleur hanger
  • CNC shaped tubular stays
  • Shot-peened, anodized finish
  • Compatible with up to 80mm travel forks


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    Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by willhouse207 a Weekend Warrior from Gray

    Date Reviewed: April 8, 2011

    Strengths:    very light, stiff, and fast

    Weaknesses:    Al hardtails are not the comfyest to ride all day

    Bottom Line:   
    very light and fast. Like the feel better than the stumpjumper, easier to throw around. Always amazed how much faster and farther I go on this than my FS AM bike. A joy to ride. Very short head tube makes picking up used forks easy.

    4 chillies for value, I got a great deal on mine, But i think they were a bit over priced new

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    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $200.00

    Purchased At:   CL

    Similar Products Used:   stumpjumper m4 hardtail

    Bike Setup:   3x27 xtr, white bros fork, easton carbon cockpit, IRC mythos

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Aaron Howard a Racer from Orlando

    Date Reviewed: August 16, 2006

    Strengths:    Light, Strong, Blue!

    Weaknesses:    HardTail

    Bottom Line:   
    I love it! Super responsive frame, fast and efficient.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $325.00

    Purchased At:   eBay

    Similar Products Used:   Trek 8000, Cannondale sl-2000, 2l-1000, sl-3000, Giant ATX 890.

    Bike Setup:   Xtr, RockSucks w/ Englund, bontrager race lights, and on and on.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Aaron Howard a Racer from Orlando

    Date Reviewed: November 26, 2005

    Strengths:    Light, Fast, Strong

    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    Love it super light super fast what more could you ask for?

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $300.00

    Purchased At:   eBay

    Similar Products Used:   Trek 8000, Cannondale F2000sl

    Bike Setup:   Xtr, Thomson, King, Nuke Proof, Total Air

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Robert a Racer from Michigan

    Date Reviewed: November 9, 2002

    Strengths:    Climbing

    Weaknesses:    Downhill(same as any hardtail)

    Bottom Line:   
    This bike is great at everything and Awsome in the climbs. I was at a race this last weekend and what a confidence booster it is to be able to pass on the climbs.Climbing has never been a strength of mine but I have improved a great deal in the last 6 months.

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    Favorite Trail:   Technical

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Purchased At:   123bikes

    Similar Products Used:   Trek y5 gary fisher hardtail


    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by wes a Cross Country Rider from decatur

    Date Reviewed: April 24, 2002

    Strengths:    light weight looks good

    Weaknesses:    The frame had bent at the top and down tube junction of the steer tube

    Bottom Line:   
    The bottom line is sometimes the lightest and one of the most expensive frames is not the best. The frame could not stand up to being ridden hard 4 to 5 times a week at a average of 22 miles a day on and off road. I dealt directly with the owner of the company who would not honor the warranty on the frame. He also held my frame for approximately 1 year until I went through the Better Business Bureau and the Attorney General Office before he would return the frame to me.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $1000.00

    Purchased At:   decatur bike shop

    Similar Products Used:   Schwinn (Home grown) Specialized (Stumpjumper) Cannnondale

    Bike Setup:   Mix of XTR,Thompson,SDG,ChrisKing,Rockshox,Controltech,RaceFace,HugiHubsw/Mavic517,Panaracer

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by John Harper a Weekend Warrior from Laguna Niguel, CA USA

    Date Reviewed: February 24, 2002

    Strengths:    Awesome handling. The "BEST" hardtail ever!!!!!

    Weaknesses:    May want to look at a full suspension model for intense downhill with heavy rock and rut content.

    Bottom Line:   
    I wanted to custom tailor a mountain bike that would last. I'm very happy with the climbing and single track execution. This may not be the bike you'd want for hardcore downhill (rocky) technical riding. But for 90% of my riding needs this bike is perfect.

    Shoot me an email if you have any further questions.
    johnharper@cox.net

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    Favorite Trail:   Black Star Canyon - Santa Ana Mountains

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Purchased At:   The Bike Company - Irvine, CA

    Similar Products Used:   Old Schwinn Mountain Bike

    Bike Setup:   Manitou Fork, XTR Rear, XT Front, Shimano Dual function pedals.

    Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

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