Ellsworth Truth Mountain Bike Review

4.50 out of 5
WHERE TO BUY    MSRP: $2,195
By Jeff Barber    on Sep 24, 2008

By Leah Barber    on Oct 7, 2008

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December 29, 2008
Pros: quick all around performer, durable

Cons: still light for aluminum but less competitive weight wise w it's increasing carbon competition.

Recommendation: I have raced this bike for 3 years. Extremely durable for a light bike. My 20"(L) bike weighs 24.48 with pedals.It climbs and descends equally well.2nd Ellsworth I've owned

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October 7, 2008
Pros: Efficient suspension design, comes in x-small for smaller riders, Project Pink frame purchase results in $50 donation to breast cancer research

Cons: Gripshift on demo bike - i mean, c'mon!

Recommendation: Ellsworth doesn't send out bikes with grip shift, that took away from the ride a little bit. Overall it is a versatile bike, not heavy, not super light, not beefy but can take a whoopin. You can ride this bike hard and fast, and look good while doing it (especially with the anodized smoke finish, not pictured).

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September 30, 2008
Pros: Good component mix on the model I tested; handled well on rocky sections and sandy areas alike.

Cons: Geometry is compressed front to back for tall riders; handled just a little better than much less expensive full suspension bikes.

Recommendation: What can I say – there really isn't anything special about this bike. It rides like a solid mid-level suspension bike but with the price tag of a super high end ride. Save your dough and get something lighter and faster.

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September 14, 2008
Pros: As an engineer, I am especially impressed with the workmanship, overall design, and the frame finish. I own the bike pictured bought from Beyond Bikes equipped with XT hardware - Avid Juicy 7 brakes. The red flame finish is beautiful. I'm 55, 190 lbs, and not a gonzo rider though I tend to find myself on trails that say "No old guys." The last was the School house trail in NC. I moved up from a '96 Trek Carbon/XT hardtail. If you can afford this bike, buy it. I can't make any comparisons with other bikes, but I love this one.

Cons: Haven't found any.

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Ellsworth Truth 4.50 out of 5 based on 4 ratings. 4 user reviews.