Ellsworth Dare 2002 Full Suspension

4.75/5 (4 Reviews)

Product Description

  • International Standard disc brake mounts and replaceable derailleur hanger
  • 8" travel
  • CNC'd swingarm
  • XC swingarm available
  • Shot-peened, anodized finish
  • Compatible with all current long travel and free-ride forks

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    Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Assaf Vernik a Weekend Warrior from Tel aviv , Israel

    Date Reviewed: October 14, 2002

    Strengths:    Craftmanship like no other manufacturer, light frame, Romic shock,very good pedaler,grafics + enodized colour + Rear sculped (CNC at it's best) rocker link and stays = eye catcher.

    Weaknesses:    head angle ,price , no replaceable hanger.on 03 it will have one.
    not many rear 20m'm hubs on the market. (although the hadley hub is awesome).

    Bottom Line:   
    I use this bike for any kind of riding. Urban , free ride , and even xc riding. no other bike which is so forgiving , Its not only because of the 8" ,it's that rear end!!! Forget about bailing out, Try it and see for yourself.land bad and keep on riding. come faster to corner ,move your weight and look forward, just try not to bang all the riders that are in front,because they will look like they're riding beach cruiser.
    Amazing bike.
    For downhill use I recommand a 9"fork ,not less ,this is because of the head angle.
    don't think about what shock-just go with Romic , you can't go wrong here.
    About the price... Well ... Ride once and talk to me later.
    If it makes you smile alot , then it was just the right price to pay.

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    Favorite Trail:   derech hakeysar

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Purchased At:   Slalom bikes ,Israel

    Similar Products Used:   Santa cruz bullit.

    Bike Setup:   Super-T , xtr(short)rear,XT front (build it with a xc chain stays, I needed the versatility), race face crank , Brooklyn Shinburger pedals (the best), Romic 2T shock , Hadley 20m'm rear hub , hope big'un front hub ,mavic 321,Easton scandium Dh bar , easton shorty stem , odi grips.
    Anodized blue- its kind of electric.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Brian Melnyk a Downhiller from Delta, B.C., Canada

    Date Reviewed: October 2, 2002

    Strengths:    it is really stiff and is a dh dream, it handles really really well. it is a great peddler and handles the drops really really well

    Weaknesses:    it came with a sh*tty stratos helix pro shock and i destroyed it. had the bike come with a fox rc it would be the best bike ever. because of the bad shock experience i would have to rate it a 4

    Bottom Line:   

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    Favorite Trail:   a line

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $2395.00

    Purchased At:   airbomb.com

    Similar Products Used:   none

    Bike Setup:   monsters, hopes, trail p*mps

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by ThomasJ a Cross Country Rider from Thousand Oaks, CA, USA

    Date Reviewed: July 6, 2002

    Strengths:    Rear Suspension, Rear thru axle, low top tube

    Weaknesses:    Long head tube, Prevents moving forks up or down, when using Marz Shiver

    Bottom Line:   
    Great Climber (no bobbing unlike Kona stab or XC Cannondale), great for descending down the steep trails and jumps, perfect for ultimate XC use or Downhills too ;-) Nothing wrong with a heavy bike, has great bearings, and over time you'll lose weight on your own spare tire!

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    Favorite Trail:   Overlook

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Purchased At:   Speedgoat

    Similar Products Used:   Kona Stab, Intense Uzzi

    Bike Setup:   Marz Shiver, Hope Mini Brakes, Shimano XT deraillers, Mavic rims, Romic rear shock, XY seatpost,Azonic riser bar, Michelin 2.5 DH tires, Chris King front hub and headset

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Von Williams a Downhiller from Sandy, UT USA

    Date Reviewed: March 19, 2002

    Strengths:    This bike pedals like a champ. Also, pedal kicks, trials style the best of any DH bike i've tried. Very predictable handling via the four bar linkage and instant center tracking. Great for DH racing, or just the guy who want's a good amount of travel, but still a bike that can be pedaled around like a 4" travel bike.

    Weaknesses:    Tire clearance could be better on the rear for DH racing/riding. Lack of adjustability might deter tinkering junkies.

    Bottom Line:   
    For the guy who wants a high quality lightweight DH bike, made in the USA. Trusts the manufactures choice of setup for head anle/bb height. Likes to go from the race track to the local shuttles, to some light climbing, and crazy descending...and also DH trials!

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    Favorite Trail:   Porcupine Rim

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Purchased At:   -

    Similar Products Used:   Intense M1, Foes DH Mono, Specialized FSR DH.

    Bike Setup:   Risse Champ 9", Azonic cranks, stem, bar, pedals, Arrow Rimes and tires, True Precision Stealth hubs (AWESOME). Freeride/DH/DH trials(watch Third Down for explanation of DH trials)

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