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Ellsworth Epiphany 27.5 Mountain Bike Frame - 2016

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While 2016 brings updated aesthetics to the Ellsworth Epiphany 27.5 Mountain Bike Frame, you can rest assured that it features the same suspension and geometry found in its much-loved predecessor. The California-based brand perfected its ideal suspension clear back in 1991, and has been ripping trails with its Instant Center Tracking (ICT) technology ever since.

Ellsworth claims that the Epiphany's ICT suspension is the most advanced suspension platform in the world. As it moves through travel, ICT keeps the instant center (or virtual pivot created by ICT's four bar suspension) as close to the chain force line as possible. In on-trail terms, it maintains a steady pedaling platform so your power is always transferring into forward motion instead of dissipating into unnecessary vertical sway.

Furthermore, ICT doesn't require a lock-out, so you can keep the FOX Float DPS shock's travel fully active, even while climbing. The addition of chain torque doesn't constrain the system's travel, the Achilles heel of so many otherwise efficient suspension designs, so pedaling and bump compliance aren't working against each other. The end result of ICT is a plush, less-fatiguing ride with greater control and responsiveness over all terrain.

Previous models of the Epiphany were available as XC or enduro models, with the difference being a few degrees of head tube angle. When paired with a 150mm fork, the current generation's 27.5in carbon model splits the difference at 69.5 degrees, which primes it for reckless abandon across moderately rocky trails without sacrificing nimble agility on climbs and while dicing lines across gnarlier terrain. The Carbon Torsion Arch connecting the CNC machined aluminum rockers and chainstays complements the Boost rear axle for an even stiffer rear triangle, and the single 12mm bolt needed for each pivot assemblage makes for a lighter, less complicated system.

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
carbon fiber, [rockers and chainstays] aluminum
Suspension:
ICT (Instant Center Tracking)
Wheel Size:
27.5 in
Rear Shock:
FOX Float DPS
Rear Travel:
140 mm
Fork:
not included
Fork Travel:
[recommended] 150 mm
Head Tube Diameter:
1-1/8 - 1-1/2in tapered
Headset Included:
yes, Cane Creek semi-integrated
Bottom Bracket Type:
73 mm threaded
ISCG Tabs:
no
Cable Routing:
internal
Front Derailleur Mount:
34.9mm clamp-on
Brake Type:
disc
Seatpost Diameter:
30.9 mm
Rear Axle:
12 x 148mm Boost thru-axle
Recommended Use:
trail, cross country
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 years
Actual Weight:
Black, L: 2730g

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Epiphany size by rider height

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Geometry chart

Ellsworth

Geometry Chart

 

Epiphany 27.5
150mm Travel Fork
 

Seat Tube

(c-t)

Effective Top Tube

(eTT)

Stack

(S)

Reach

(R)

Stand Over

Head Tube

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HTo)

Seat Tube Angle

(STo)

Bottom Bracket Height

(BBH)

Chainstay

(CS)

Wheelbase
S 16in 22.89in 23.76in 15.68in 30.12in 4.25in 69.5o 73o

13.86in

17.25in 42.86in
M 18in 23.87in 24.26in 16.5in 30.64in 4.79in 69.5o 73o 13.86in 17.25in 43.85in
L 20in 24.86in 24.3in 17.48in 30.81in 4.82in 69.5o 73o 13.86in 17.25in 44.85in

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Worst of the worst

    After 1 month of purchased broke off completely my Ellsworth carbon frame. I don't do jumps of hard downhill. After sending the pictures and frame in, Ellsworth recognized it was a faulty frame (this took about 6 weeks) they send me a different model front triangle only, it fits the bike but not the model. They did not reimbursed me for shipping and any other cost I had incurred. They shipped the bike with the wrong address and would not fix the issue. It's been 3 months and I still don't have the replacement part.

    Worst of the worst

    I don't think the bike pictured is the same bike. It is an ellsworth but not the same bike. I have had no problems with ellsworth customer service.

    I don't think the bike pictured is the same bike. It is an ellsworth but not the same bike. I have had no problems with ellsworth customer service.