Similar Products Used: Santa Cruz Chamaleon, Scott Racing Comp, GT
Bike Setup: I have this bike since 1999 the first setup was XTR, Sid, corssmax, now I have it with XT, Skareb super and a pair of Alex Vectra T2 wheelset and sitll is under 22 lbs
a Cross Country Rider
Date Reviewed: August 23, 2004
Strengths: where do I start....strong, light, climber, pretty, exclusive, inspirational....
Weaknesses: No longer in the Ellsworth lineup.
I really enjoy riding this bike. It fits me great and has never let me down.
Pertaining to the previous 'revieweree', Nathan, I was curious if your friend recently purchased the bike and if it was new (2004 did not have the Sub-22 in the line up and I don't think 2003 either); therefore, his frame would have been atleast 3 years old at time of purchase. If not new then I would have to agree with Ellsworth by not replacing the frame. The warranty is non-transferable.
Similar Products Used: GT, Klein, Trek :: all hardtails
Bike Setup: Loaded...XTR, Chris King, Disc brakes...blah blah blah
from Virginia Beach, VA USA
Date Reviewed: August 1, 2004
Strengths: A very beautiful and light frame
Weaknesses: VERY VERY POOR Warranty from Company. Based on this fact alone, I don't think that I will ever purchase an Ellsworth!
A friend of mine bought the Sub 22 frame which had a crack in the headtube (manufacturer's defect). They claim that they have a warranty, but will not back up their product and replace it. I was considering buying a Truth Frameset, but once I heard how they handle customer service, I would never give this company any business. BE WARNED!! Ellsworth ISN'T WORTH IT!!
Strengths: have to confess a bais on my part--I'm a member of the Ellsworth Race Team, but this is a no BS review. Light weight, killer stability and handling, beautiful execution.
Weaknesses: Not everyone has one yet.
I love this bike. As it is built, it weighed in a EXACTLY 19 POUNDS yesterday. I've been riding it for about two years and it has never let me down. Stable handling in all situations. You cannot go wrong with this rig.
Bike Setup: Sub 22 medium frame, 2003 SID World Cup fork, FSA Carbon Pro crank (standard drive 46/34/24), Hadley Ti BB, Ritchey WCS 110 mm stem, Ritchey WCS headset, Easton EC90 flat bar, Easton EC70 seatpost, Selle Italia SLR saddle, XTR front derailleur, SRAM XO rear derailleur, SRAM XO shifters, Avid Single Digit Ti brakes, Paul's Formula Love brake levers, XTR 12~34 cassette, DuraAce chain, Hugi 240/Revolution/Mavic 517 wheelset, Performance Q-Stix Pro skewers, Maxxis Fly Weight 330 tires, Maxxis Fly Weight tubes, Bebop Deluxe pedals, King Ti water bottle cages (2), carbon fiber stem spacer (10 mm), CatEye Enduro cyclocomputer, generic cables/wires.
I have a Specialized RockHopper SL SS on ebay right now.It weighs under 22lbs it is a small but the toptube is longer than a med. it measures 23.5. I paid for an ad on mtbr so people would know where to look. It was rode very little and is in new cond.Prob fit riders up to 5'10" Ha ... Read More »
I'm considering buying an old Ellsworth 22 to convert to SS as an upgrade from my Voodoo Wanga
Does anyone have any experience of these. as far as I can see from the limited picture on the web it appears to have a horizontal dropout. Would tug nuts be the way to go?
I need to be able to remove ... Read More »
Hey all, I have a buddy who is aiming to sell an 05/06? Ellsworth Sub 22, but isn't quite sure what it's actually worth. I spent a lot of time searching trying to find info on the bike, but I haven't had much luck. The bike is mostly XT with XTR cable disc brakes, and Manitou Sherman front suspensio ... Read More »
*confessionmode on* I try to be a little bit of a weight weenies *confessionmode off*.
As I 'm a social worker my budget doesn't allow me to build a hyperlight bike but I like to keep my bikes fairly light. For a 29'er with an alloy frame 22lbs seems a good benchmark.
Right now I'm in th ... Read More »