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My lbs gave me the call that the new Epiphanies had shown up and to come over and take a look at them ( I do the web stuff for them for them so with thier big redesign in the works we are on the phone a couple of times a day right now) We weighed a 17" Epi with the Float R and a 05 16"Truth with Float R and The Epi was only 3 ounces heavier!!!! 5lbs 11ounces vs 5lbs 8ounces and it is a bigger frame 17"vs16". I am suposed to get some frame pics of the blue and green ones they have a little later today.
 

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I'm excited to see the pics, particularly the green one.
 

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So NTingle:

It's time to call in a sick-day and put together a ride report for us ;)
-It looks great dude.

I plan to be recieving my Epi late next week and will post many pics...as for the ride report, I'll be coming off of a hardtail, but will do my best in reporting the ride characteristics!

-Pusher
 

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Well I'm afraid I don't have a lot to compare it with, my previous bike was a 1st gen GT i-Drive, 36lbs. And I've only really been doing this for a year.

Anyway, so far I've ridden it once, up & down a fire trail (sheldon in los gatos, ca), but it's just great - climbs smoothly, no traction problems at all and with the front fork on the 80mm travel, no problems with the front end getting light. Didn't mess with the rear shock (RP3) at all. Got to the top and put the fork back to normal & came back down. This was pretty much as I remembered from the demo ride (there was a local Ellsworth demo day 11/19) - really stable coming down fast (for me), where with my old bike I'd be hanging on and praying. It feels much lighter than my old bike, and you can get nicely airborne over small bumps just by loading the shocks and jumping.

I need to play with the fork settings a bit more (Talas RLC, too many knobs to play with), and possibly try new tyres (2.4 vs 2.1).

The brakes are super powerful (juicy 7) and they are not even broken in yet, but then again I'm comparing it to my old v-brakes.

The XO shifters are fantastic - amazingly positive feel, no slack at all, changes down well even under moderate torque. I was originally going with an all XT build in a (mostly futile) attempt to keep the cost down, but I was sold on these (and the brakes) by the demo ride. I'm a sucker for buying things I can see/try rather than simply read about.

Hope to take it on some more challenging single track next weekend.

Nick
 

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Congrats! You're the first person we know of (well, me anyway)with an Epiphany. Can't wait for those ride reports.

Trekster, I'll be looking to swap rides sometime...got the Moment built up on Friday. All I can say is "Wow"!
 

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Congrats! You're the first person we know of (well, me anyway)with an Epiphany. Can't wait for those ride reports.

Trekster, I'll be looking to swap rides sometime...got the Moment built up on Friday. All I can say is "Wow"!
Chad-
Not to hijack this string but I'd love to see some pics of your new moment with all the pink king bling!
-Pusher
 

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Back in Black!

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I'll get her all cleaned up and post some photos. The pink on grey looks sweet...better than on the blue Isis.
Just got word - My Ninja Epi will be arriving Monday! Looks like I won't be sleeping for the next 6 days...pity. I'm hoping for blue skies so I can post some crisp pics ASAP!
Back in Black! (after riding Titanium for the past 10 years). I won't have the flashy pink, just flashy magnesium.
 

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Jaybo................. You make me wonder hugely why your father wasted a load on you, a stomach lob would have been far more useful.

As Pinch mentions "go away"
 
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