Hey There, Guys
I dont want to start a bash fest
or anything just a simple reply to mabe, answer some questions. I would have to say, that Ellsworth will not be going out of business anytime soon. They are a small company that builds small quantities of nice bikes! They seem sell out of all their frames, before they can even get them shipped out the door. Their customer service has rocked on for me and my friends!! When i was at Whistler last week, and ended up needing help with a small issue, they stepped up to make sure i was taken care of!! I had never had another bike company step up and offer to help out no matter what it took to make it happen! If i needed anything while on my trip, they were willing to ship any part i may need overnite, so i would lose any riding time. I have to say the guys they have working there this year are a great bunch! I know most of the crew there at Ells and they are all really nice people! They all ride what they sell.
Anyway, the Dare is going strong! It screams for speed!!
As for the way the Dare rides!! All i can say is that it loves to go fast, and that it likes to fly as well!! It was very stable on A Line!! It rocked on the Biker X course! I was totally happy with the over all fee of the bike!! The finish is nice as well.. Some of my buds had paint chips from rocks, mine didnt have any chips! Ano Finish rocks!! As for the Kona Stab, its a nice bike!! It is one of my other favorite bikes! There are othe rbikes out there that can be purchased cheaper than a Ells. Like the other post said.. They are more of a boutique bike, not many made. But, they do ride really nice!! Especially when they are tuned correctly.. Another thing about the Dare is that it can built up light, and the thing climbs like a XC bike!! Loved it!! My 04 Dare built up with 888R etc. came in at 38.7lbs.
My 03 Bullit/Shiver was 43lbs, Banshee Scream/Jr.T 46lbs. Anyway, There are a lot of nice bikes out for less money. It all depends on what you are looking for in the ride quality and over all performance. Try to ride all the bikes you are interested in and then pick and choose. Enjoy the ride guys!! Always Wear A Helmet! Best of luck with your choices of bike! Post it up when you get it!!
Ellsman1 (Marzman1old forum.)
04Dare/888R w/ Low Rider Crowns
03 Turner Dhr/888R