if you want an ELLS on a budget, this one looks good. great parts spec for the $$$.dejacky said:I demo'd an ellsworth truth at a bike shop once and loved it. It felt very well balanced and robust. I do all kinds of daily and weekend riding, but no serious racing. I would like the bike to be able to handle some fun weekend downhills in Austin, Dallas, and east Texas areas and not break. My dilemma, is I have $1,000 to spend. Since I don't need the absolute lightest (most expensive components) I know the following:
Regular brakes instead of disc brakes
Shimano LX components should be fine for me
I don't need expesnive pedals or cranks
Suspension just needs to perform adequate, I don't need anything "racing spec" expensive, etc
Can someone help me with owning and/or configuring such a wonderful ellsworth bike with a $1,000 budget? I'm fine w/ buying older used models, but I'm slightly worried w/ recent reports of the pre-2004 ellsworth truth frames cracking ? I would greatly appreciate all of your help so I can fulfill my fantasy of owning my dream bike with my budget.
considering that the frames on the new lineup ar 2k+, you are in a used market. i will not comment on warranty issues, as i have no experience with them (or ells for that matter).
hit me up if you are in austin, should hopefully be on a bike within a month.