Ellsworth Dare 2002 Full Suspension

Dare

  • 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

  • User Reviews (4)

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    ThomasJ   Cross Country Rider [Jul 06, 2002]
    Strength:

    Rear Suspension, Rear thru axle, low top tube

    Weakness:

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

    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!

    Similar Products Used: Kona Stab, Intense Uzzi
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Brian Melnyk   Downhiller [Oct 02, 2002]
    Strength:

    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

    Weakness:

    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 BUY THIS BIKE AND U WILL NEVER WANT TO GET ANOTHER BIKE IN THE WORLD!! SERIOUS!!!

    Similar Products Used: none
    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Assaf Vernik   Weekend Warrior [Oct 14, 2002]
    Strength:

    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.

    Weakness:

    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).

    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.

    Similar Products Used: Santa cruz bullit.
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Von Williams   Downhiller [Mar 19, 2002]
    Strength:

    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.

    Weakness:

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

    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!

    Similar Products Used: Intense M1, Foes DH Mono, Specialized FSR DH.
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
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