Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-18-05, 07:07 PM   #1
valbowski1980
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
valbowski1980's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Waterford/Trumbull, CT
Bikes: Iron Horse Rogue / Mongoose ALD Pro / Fuji Sunfire
Posts: 447
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Got to ride a 2500 dollar bike today :)

And not around a parking lot either. There was a shop demoing Cannondales at the spot I ride at so I took one up the same trails I usually ride.

Bike: Prophet 1000Z

Liked: Ground clearance, Hydo brakes, How it gripped the ground, looked to be built very well.

Didn't like: The X9 SRAM didn't shift smooth and the SRAM shifters suck, that one-barrel shock is weird, it cost freaking 2500 bucks!

Verdict: Sweet bike which leaves what I currently ride in the dust. However, what I ride at the moment cost me $250 not $2500 and since I am just starting out it does me fine. If I had a 2 grand and over budget for a bike I would rather check out a Klein or better yet buy an Elsworth Frame as well as the other parts and build it myself.
valbowski1980 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-05, 07:13 PM   #2
Dannihilator
User Title
 
Dannihilator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Annandale, New Jersey
Bikes: 2014 Surly Steamroller, 1989 Nishiki Altron
Posts: 19,422
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Sounds like the shop didn't have the drivetrain adjusted properly, when properly tuned, the sram drivetrain is very smooth and precise.
Dannihilator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-05, 07:21 PM   #3
valbowski1980
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
valbowski1980's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Waterford/Trumbull, CT
Bikes: Iron Horse Rogue / Mongoose ALD Pro / Fuji Sunfire
Posts: 447
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by KonaRider24
Sounds like the shop didn't have the drivetrain adjusted properly, when properly tuned, the sram drivetrain is very smooth and precise.
That's what I think also. I would hope a X9 shifts better than my Acera because that one didn't
valbowski1980 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-05, 07:47 PM   #4
Dirtbike
Giggity giggity!
 
Dirtbike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Danville, Ca
Bikes: Yeti DJ Custom build. X.9, Marzocchi, RaceFace, Gamut, DT, Truvativ, Michelin, Hope.
Posts: 1,800
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I run a SRAM drivetrain on my 2500 dollar bike and I absolutely love it. The shifts are alot crisper and more precise than shimano.
Dirtbike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-05, 07:50 PM   #5
cryptid01
one less horse
 
cryptid01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: East Jesus NY
Bikes: are better than yours
Posts: 5,600
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by valbowski1980
If I had a 2 grand and over budget for a bike I would rather check out a Klein or better yet buy an Elsworth Frame as well as the other parts and build it myself.
Why would you get an Ellsworth if you had never ridden one?
cryptid01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-05, 08:00 PM   #6
valbowski1980
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
valbowski1980's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Waterford/Trumbull, CT
Bikes: Iron Horse Rogue / Mongoose ALD Pro / Fuji Sunfire
Posts: 447
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by gastro
Why would you get an Ellsworth if you had never ridden one?
An Ellsworth frame is a pipedream for me at the moment. I like the quality and it would give me a chance to actually build a bike rather than just get one from a store.
valbowski1980 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-05, 08:04 PM   #7
Dirtbike
Giggity giggity!
 
Dirtbike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Danville, Ca
Bikes: Yeti DJ Custom build. X.9, Marzocchi, RaceFace, Gamut, DT, Truvativ, Michelin, Hope.
Posts: 1,800
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If you get an Ellsworth frame, dont void the warranty because you will need it.
Dirtbike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-05, 08:47 PM   #8
valbowski1980
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
valbowski1980's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Waterford/Trumbull, CT
Bikes: Iron Horse Rogue / Mongoose ALD Pro / Fuji Sunfire
Posts: 447
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dirtbike
If you get an Ellsworth frame, dont void the warranty because you will need it.
Do they have a bad rep?
valbowski1980 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-05, 10:05 PM   #9
Dirtbike
Giggity giggity!
 
Dirtbike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Danville, Ca
Bikes: Yeti DJ Custom build. X.9, Marzocchi, RaceFace, Gamut, DT, Truvativ, Michelin, Hope.
Posts: 1,800
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
They are known to crack.
Dirtbike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-05, 10:26 PM   #10
PWRDbyTRD
Toyota Racing Dev.
 
PWRDbyTRD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Knoxville, TN baby!
Bikes: 2004 Kona Hoss Dee-Lux
Posts: 3,339
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I rode a specialized Epic b/c it had the juicy 5's it was 2500 bucks. I was afraid I'd blow out the fork.
PWRDbyTRD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-05, 06:48 PM   #11
valbowski1980
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
valbowski1980's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Waterford/Trumbull, CT
Bikes: Iron Horse Rogue / Mongoose ALD Pro / Fuji Sunfire
Posts: 447
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Who makes a good frame? I am actually leaning towards building a bike over buying a complete one. I'm a bit weird like that
valbowski1980 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-05, 07:23 PM   #12
Killer B
THIS BIKE'S 4 U !!!!
 
Killer B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Western, NC .... (Pisgah, Bent Creek, DuPont)
Bikes: HARO Xtreme X2, K2 Lithium 3.0, K2 Beast, K2 Flyin' Monkey, DiamondBack Accent EX, DiamondBack Axis TR
Posts: 1,272
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I ride a $2000+ bike all the time.... Not bragging, just a fact. Don't take long to add up the cost.
Killer B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-05, 08:57 PM   #13
Good Times
This one time...
 
Good Times's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Port Moody, B.C.
Bikes: Devinci Chillipepper 05, Scwinn Hardtail
Posts: 93
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by valbowski1980
Who makes a good frame? I am actually leaning towards building a bike over buying a complete one. I'm a bit weird like that
Devinci. Hand built and tuff tuff tuff. Known for the frames. www.devinci.com
Good Times is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-05, 11:11 PM   #14
seely
The Rabbi
 
seely's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 5,088
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dirtbike
If you get an Ellsworth frame, dont void the warranty because you will need it.
Thats IF they choose to honor it.
seely is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-05, 06:45 AM   #15
LowCel 
Throw the stick!!!!
 
LowCel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Charleston, WV
Bikes: GMC Denali
Posts: 17,588
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Be careful if you ever do get a chance to ride an Ellsworth, they are addicting. Click on my signature to see my new Truth. As for the warranty they definately do not have a good reputation on their frames from 2003 and before. They haven't really had any issues since mid 2003 though.

Oh yeah, I run SRAM on my $5,000 bike and I love it!
__________________
I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.
LowCel is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:20 PM.