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I'm in the market for a new bike. And I have narrowed it down to the Epiphany. My question is though, are they durable? Can they be jumped? Are they durable enough to take on verry agressive trails like single and some double black diamond trails at Mammoth. I like to ride aggresive trails but I like to work for my DH though. I just want to make sure this bike can hold up. I saw a guy this past weekend at Mammoth with one. But I didn't have a chance to talk with him. The bike looked like it had been threw some gnarly stuff. So is there anyone out there hammering on these bikes and how are they holding up to the abuse?
 

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The Epiphany is a cross country / trail bike. It's a fantastic bike for epic rides and aggressive cross country trails. I'm sure it can handle occasional drops with smooth transitions. But, it's definitely not made to be a dirt jumper or frequent runs down double black diamond runs at Mammoth. You may be better off with a Moment. The Moment has more travel and is stronger than the Epiphany. The slacker head angle will be more comfortable blasting DH runs as well.
 

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I agree totally w/ Yanpei - you should check out the Moment. Its sounds like an exact fit to your riding. It is clearly the most versitile model in the fleet.

WD29r, What are you riding now? A 29er maybe?
 

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I have a Moment with two build options. Lyrik and DHX coil for all mountain alpine stuff and a Pike Air, Float R for trail stuff.
 

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How fat are you, how long do you intend to keep it, and how much money do you have?

If light, not too long, and more than you know what to do with, go for it.
 

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i've had my epi for 1 1/2 years now with the magnesium rockers and I've had no problems whatsoever. i ride aggresive xc and I probably weigh about 185 lbs with gear on. I just love this bike.
 

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hi
ellsworth bicycles definitivly the most durable bike i ever seen
I import Ellsworth in france cince 14 years :)
and a friend off me still riding the 1rst bike we import (a specialist)

in past we had probleme with singlepivot (joker and distance)
and i think it's good that ellsworth stop this

about the multipivot bike
cince 14 years I probably waranty only 2 or 3 main frame
and cince 3 years (cince ellworth are home made) nothing

but has yangpei said the epi is a trail bike, not a free ride
i think the new moment is better for you
 
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