Ellsworth Moment vs Trek Remedy carbon

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Ellsworth Moment vs Trek Remedy carbon

Postby bluechair84 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:52 am

I'm currently have an older Ellsworth Moment which I don't have any issues with riding. It's a fantastic bike. But I've seen many images of cracked rockers and I'm doing more and more enduro / DH riding. I don't want to write-off what is a very descent frame by abusing it all the time. However, the Ellsworth is also fulfilling light weight duties. I'm basically considering if it's worth changing the frame over to a carbon Remedy to be both lighter and stronger. I'm not a carbon denyer so I'm sure it won't fail under normal riding, but do you think it's designed for more abuse than the Moment? And any idea how much weight might be saved? I can't find weights for either.
It will of course be another second hand purchase so after selling the Moment, it won't be an expensive change.

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Re: Ellsworth Moment vs Trek Remedy carbon

Postby lawman » Fri Oct 05, 2012 13:56 pm

you'd probably drop between 1-2lbs in weight from the frame, seen a fair few cracks on chainstays on treks, and I wasn't that impressed with the one I rode a few years back, good bike, but for the price I expected more. How much is your budget, you could plenty of light and tough frames for not alot of money, especially as the RRP of a remedy carbon frame is 3 grand!! :shock:

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Re: Ellsworth Moment vs Trek Remedy carbon

Postby RockmonkeySC » Fri Oct 05, 2012 14:54 pm

I don't like the Remedy for harder riding, it just feels like a longer travel trail bike rather than an all mountain bike.
I would go for either an Enduro or a Transition Covert.

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Re: Ellsworth Moment vs Trek Remedy carbon

Postby bluechair84 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 15:22 pm

My budget is second hand :) Did they do a carbon version of the '08 / '09 enduro? Something like a covert would be too expensive and hasn't the carbon version only recently been released? Way out of price range. If a carbon frame looses a pound over my alu Moment and strength is increased then it's something I'm definitely interested in doing.

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Re: Ellsworth Moment vs Trek Remedy carbon

Postby lawman » Fri Oct 05, 2012 15:38 pm

look out for carbon Nomads and Mojo HD's, a second hand remedy carbon is gonna be circa £1500 or so, could get a used nomad or HD for that, would be my choice. As has been said remedy is long travel trail bike, not as capable as others

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Re: Ellsworth Moment vs Trek Remedy carbon

Postby RockmonkeySC » Fri Oct 05, 2012 18:28 pm

There are used Coverts around and they aren't heavy.

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Re: Ellsworth Moment vs Trek Remedy carbon

Postby bluechair84 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 18:58 pm

In its current build, the moment is 29lbs. Think a carbon nomad would be lighter than the moment?

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Re: Ellsworth Moment vs Trek Remedy carbon

Postby lawman » Fri Oct 05, 2012 21:59 pm

bluechair84 wrote:In its current build, the moment is 29lbs. Think a carbon nomad would be lighter than the moment?


I would expect a carbon nomad with similar kit to your moment to be around 27-28lbs, so a bit lighter, my HD140 is 26'5 with reverb and pedals, so a 27lb nomad should be pretty easy if you stick with 32mm forks

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Re: Ellsworth Moment vs Trek Remedy carbon

Postby bluechair84 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 07:57 am

I'll start perousiling the NomadC then. Cheers


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