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  1. 29er Bikes
    Following on the heels of the Rogue 40 and Rogue 60, Ellsworth has launched the Evolution, a mid-travel 29er that was designed in collaboration with Brian Lopes. Lopes initially spent time riding the Rogue and his feedback resulted in the creation of the Evolution, which offers 140mm of travel...
  2. 27.5
    High speed chunder is the Rogue Sixty's happy place. This is a true point-and-shoot enduro weapon. Lowdown: Ellsworth Rogue Sixty For a quarter century, Ellsworth has been making high-performance mountain bikes for the masses. Along the way, the company has endured its share of ups and downs...
  3. General Discussion
    Brian Lopes has been racing mountain bikes professionally for nearly three decades. Even if you're not a Brian Lopes fan, you must acknowledge that the man is an absolute powerhouse on a bike. He's won so many titles, even Wikipedia has lost track. He's 45 now. World cups aren't on his schedule...
  4. General Discussion
    Ellsworth has had a tough time in recent years. The San Diego brand used to build dream machines, but they failed to keep up with rapid shifts in geometry, materials, and wheel size. There also developed a poor reputation for quality control, rampant failures, and customer service. To try and...
  5. 29er Bikes
    Ellsworth launches the Rogue Forty all-mountain bike, tightens up of its proprietary suspension design, and unveils a company rebranding. Video: Ellsworth Rogue Forty and ACTIVE Energy Efficient Suspension Tony Ellsworth, founder of the eponymous bicycle brand, walks us through the company's...
  6. General Discussion
    Ellsworth Rogue sports a 66-degree head angle. What is it? Ellsworth has had its ups and downs over the years and the recent bikes we've seen were a bit dated with long swingarms and old-school geometry. So we naturally attended their latest product introduction event with a bit of...
  7. General Discussion
    Ellsworth was at the recent Winter Bike Press Camp in Westlake Village in Southern California and we had a chance to sit down and talk to founder Tony Ellsworth about his company, its new owner and the current bike lineup for 2016. It seems like just a few weeks ago, we had posted an...
  8. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Update: September 23, 2015 We caught up with Ellsworth at Interbike and found a whole new crew that was energized to be there. New branding and new bikes gave them a fresh look for the season. Though excited, they were well aware that they had a lot of work to do ahead of them. The bikes have...
  9. General Discussion
    This contest has ended. Congrats to Jerry Seaton from Oceanside, CA! http://woobox.com/beqbsn
  10. 27.5
    Ellsworth modified its Epiphany chassis to handle 27.5" wheels. The Lowdown: Ellsworth Epiphany 27.5 Enduro The Ellsworth Epiphany 27.5 is a trail bike with some all mountain intentions, yet it sports the 'Enduro' name. It has a 50mm stem but the top tube is not quite long enough and it's...
  11. 29er Bikes
    We got to see the new Ellsworth Epiphany 275 and Carbon Evolve 29er in person. The Epiphany is quite stunning and it has the same wheelbase and chainstay length as the old 26er version. Bottom Bracket height is the same as well, so it should handle very similar to the competent Epiphany 26er...
  12. General Discussion
    San Diego, CA (July 12, 2012) - Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles, Inc., is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Sean McClendon to the position of Relationships Manager. McClendon - aka "Griz" - joins Ellsworth after long recovery from a life changing accident where he sustained serious...
  13. 29er Bikes
    We've had the Ellsworth Evolution for a few months now and have gotten to know it quite well. And that's a good thing because it doesn't come from the wave of new carbon full suspension 29ers with ultra-short chainstays and slacker head angles. Rather, it is a machine made with that familiar...
  14. General Discussion
    Updated 2012 Dare, Fresh Enlightenment 29 and a Brand New Carbon Shock Stay "We are excited about our new and enhanced products heading into 2012," stated Tony Ellsworth, founder of Ellsworth Handcrafted Bikes. "We have made significant updates to the Dare and Enlightenment while creating a...
  15. General Discussion
    We're Heading North! Bay Area Demos: April 15th - 17th Before we kickoff the season at the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, CA April 19-22, we are heading to the Bay Area with a trailer full of demo bikes and we hope to see you there! We have multiple demos scheduled with our shops in the Bay...
  16. General Discussion
    Downhill Racer Jack Reading In South Africa For World Cup Race On Updated Ellsworth Dare Ellsworth sponsored downhill racer, Jack Reading, is making final preparations for the first World Cup event of 2012 being held in South Africa starting tomorrow. The 23-year-old, UK based rider, is poised...
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