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    2007 Ellsworth's

    Posted up some 07 ellsworth's from interbike + more. check it out
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    Bravo Tony
    I love the evolve
    I love the Enlightenment
    I love the Epiphany in pink
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    What no Chaos?
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    Here's Francois' pix of the 29" Enlightenment:
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    Thanks for the link mtb biker. Those were some blinged out E's! The pink Epiphany is Hawt!

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    Did you not see the new Ellsworth Wheels????

    I was able to speak to Tony regarding some new wheels that they have designed and will have out in a couple of months. (Still in production and will have them ready to ship in a few months to consumers). He has several styles of wheels including a Carbon Fiber wheelset for the XC types. None of the actual rims were UST style, but with a rim strip and some Stan's No-Tubes, you'll be good to go. I also noticed that the spokes have no "J" bend to them as the hubs are similar to a Cane Creek style or new Mavic style with the straight spokes. 3-pawl ratchet system and very, very sweet looking as well as incredibly light. Just the right bling to complete your ride! (They came in a XC wheelset, Carbon wheelset and Enduro wheelset.)
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    This may be the reason there`s no Chaos:

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    Or this!
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    Atlas bikes are still in the works. You can get the pink color on any of the ICT bikes $50 of the purchase price goes to cancer research. Also if you are a breast cancer survivor they will etch the words "survivor" on the top tube along with the ribbon. These bikes take 4-6 weeks to get and must be paid in full at the time you order.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonsocal
    I was able to speak to Tony regarding some new wheels that they have designed and will have out in a couple of months. (Still in production and will have them ready to ship in a few months to consumers). He has several styles of wheels including a Carbon Fiber wheelset for the XC types. None of the actual rims were UST style, but with a rim strip and some Stan's No-Tubes, you'll be good to go. I also noticed that the spokes have no "J" bend to them as the hubs are similar to a Cane Creek style or new Mavic style with the straight spokes. 3-pawl ratchet system and very, very sweet looking as well as incredibly light. Just the right bling to complete your ride! (They came in a XC wheelset, Carbon wheelset and Enduro wheelset.)
    Man...carbon XC wheels!! I'm not sure I'd trust them usless they have one heck of a replacement policy.
    Any specs on the weight of any of the wheelsets? Is Ells making the hubs too? Disc?

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    Ellsworth Ride

    I figured I would make my contribution to the Interbike report. Here are pics of the much talked about "Ride". It looked pretty slick, definately a very nice cruiser. I'm still not convinced I want a very nice cruiser. I just need to get to the bar, thats all.

    I did get a chance to try the NuVinci hub. It rode smooth and shifted smooth. A few gripes: the shifter isn't as easy to use as it could be. The rubber is a bit soft and there isn't much tread or shape to it, making it hard to grip and turn. I don't know how it performed on the road, I only got to try it on a trainer indoors. And we are going to do it Bob Barker style now: the person who can come closest to guessing the weight without going over wins shock and amazement.

    So the first pic is the high end Ride with carbon fork, bars, fender and NuVinci hub. You'll also notice that its sporting a belt drive (which is actually all plastic, not rubber like your engine's belts). The second pic is the lower end Ride that is all aluminum and more conventional components.

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    The carbon wheels have been tested over the last season and have performed really well. The hubs are very smooth and the free hub works like a swiss watch.
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    disappointing

    good to see the boys at Ellsworth putting there efforts into the 07 product line....cruisers!?!?!?!?

    and does this mean they will take the bikes from the 06 line-up that are never going to be produced and remove the "coming soon" or "in development" crap off the site.

    how is there no specialist?

    stop with the chaos already, it's fugly and really should have never replaced the joker.

    I got an idea, you have 3, 4 lightweight xc style bikes.

    how about a DH rig?
    the 05 Dare is an amazing frame and still none for this season?

    I guess it's all too apparent where the focus at Ellsworth is now.

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    Whats with the beach cruisers.


    comming to a WAL MART near you.........Ellsworth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by offtheedge
    good to see the boys at Ellsworth putting there efforts into the 07 product line....cruisers!?!?!?!?

    and does this mean they will take the bikes from the 06 line-up that are never going to be produced and remove the "coming soon" or "in development" crap off the site.

    how is there no specialist?

    stop with the chaos already, it's fugly and really should have never replaced the joker.

    I got an idea, you have 3, 4 lightweight xc style bikes.

    how about a DH rig?
    the 05 Dare is an amazing frame and still none for this season?

    I guess it's all too apparent where the focus at Ellsworth is now.
    There was a Specialist on that first link. I agree, they've got some gaps to fill in...

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    Gap filled..

    Quote Originally Posted by chad1433
    There was a Specialist on that first link. I agree, they've got some gaps to fill in...

    Thats what Turner is for!
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    Beechcruisers...dropping MTB hopefully in the near future? One can only hope

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    Yep, same impression for me, really don't like it.
    I have a Rogue, thinking to switch to a Cove, closer to my philosophy.
    One was saying that Ells is becoming a "yuppies" brand, start to believe he was right...

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    Quote Originally Posted by offtheedge
    good to see the boys at Ellsworth putting there efforts into the 07 product line....cruisers!?!?!?!?

    and does this mean they will take the bikes from the 06 line-up that are never going to be produced and remove the "coming soon" or "in development" crap off the site.

    how is there no specialist?

    stop with the chaos already, it's fugly and really should have never replaced the joker.

    I got an idea, you have 3, 4 lightweight xc style bikes.

    how about a DH rig?
    the 05 Dare is an amazing frame and still none for this season?

    I guess it's all too apparent where the focus at Ellsworth is now.
    offtheedge, have to agree with you all round really. Have a Nicolai on order. So wanted another Ellsworth, nothing to replace the Dare or carry on with it..... The wheels looks sh!t hot, but the company is about frames is it not, ge tthe backbone sorted, then diversify to other components. It has got tiring seeing coming soon all over the website, the definition of soon is not a long time to me, it has been an age Tony, come on bro...
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    at least now I know 2 things for certain:
    1) I'll never sell the Dare frame
    2) IronHorse in 07

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    Quote Originally Posted by offtheedge
    1) I'll never sell the Dare frame
    Hear ya, I F...ed up selling my Dare. Was too early back into my riding to really appreciate, makes me pee blood thinking about it...............

    I am still more or less speechless as to the path it seems Ellsworth is heading, not that me worrying effects them, but it is a real shame......
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    I think maybe everyone is overlooking the fact that Ellsworth just built a new building and has developed some very nice bikes for '07. Plus, they're not going to produce model years anymore, so you might see a Dare (which really is the ONLY bike everyone here is upset about) in the spring or summer (I dunno).

    There's a new line of 29" bikes and while they don't appeal to most here, they are a growing segment of the bike world. While I don't get the cruiser market, it too seems to be a growing segment in some circles. I'm sure there's money to be made. Ventana has been making them for a few years now. Electra bikes makes ONLY cruisers, so obviously, someone is out there buying them. Plus, the Nuvinci hub seems pretty innovative - more work needs to be done on eliminating that pesky drivetrain we all have on the back of our bikes.

    Wheels I could do without because there are so many good wheel/parts makers out there right now. This could be a segment that they won't do too well in, but like Specialized doing their own things, I bet they'll stock them on proprietary builds. Also, in some pix, I did see some new clothing in the background, which was hinted at earlier this year. All in all, there's really a lot going on. I guess it's all a matter of perspective.

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    Hey all,

    Just a few points to throw in here. The ride is indeed a wild one. It is targeted at a few groups, First, it is the Ells owner who wants to go someplace in town or to coffe or to whatever and steill be sporting both the brand and have the wicked-set piece of machinery while doing it. Second, it is for the person (wew have had lots of calls about this over the years for custom stuff) who does not want a road bike and does not want a MTB but wants a high end cycling experience. This is not a cruiser (ha you say) it gets up and rides like the bike that you had when you were 13 and loved to just ride your bike. The Nuvinci hub is the first true change in a bike transmission in a bunch of years (we think 158 but haven't confirmed that) and every part except for the brake and the crank arms wer made one off just for this bike. It may not be for you but since we have sold almost every one of the signature series and they haven't even been made yet, they must be fore someone.

    The single pivot story is this: we have been researching a way to make the Atlas rear srtong, inexpensive and light (three mutually exclusive qualities as you know) and that is tough as hell. Right now we are experimenting with a billit piece but it is really big money which does not fit in with these bikes' price point in the market so on we go trying to get this part right. I owned a distance way before I worked here and I just love those bikes, we have lots and lots of people waiting for the Chaos so it is not that we aren't trying to make it but fitting all three of those puzzle pieces together is a bear. Stay tuned though.

    To save you a phone call, the Enlighenments,and the Evolve will be out at the end of the year and the wheels (they are so stiff it is nutty) will be complete in November.

    Cheers.

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    Chad, I totally understand and agree with you about the new facility situation, but coming soon for a whole season just looks bad.

    My concern isn't with the Dare frame or lack there of, it's with the overall position the company has taken on the gravity sector of the market. The direction and the focus Ellsworth has taken clearly shows a bias towards XC and thatís fine. They should and I'm sure will pursue the most profitable and self gratifying sector of MTBing. That's good business, but in that decision they have to realize that by putting a low(er) priority on DH/FR they will sour many riders in those disciplines wanting to buy frame from a company that supports them. Ellsworth obviously doesn't have much interest in that scene other than selling Rogue frames. Come on, if you show up to Interfile with "cruisers" and no DH frame, enough said.


    Dave, first thank you for sticking your neck into this thread. It does look much better to know you or any employee of any company is willing to enter a forum......good or bad.

    As far as the Atlas/single pivot rears are concerned I just have to ask how this is difficult.
    There are a ton of companies putting out single pivot frames with acceptably stiff rear ends.
    Morewood, Orange, Santa Cruz, Ironhorse, to name just a few. Seems to me that wheel has been re-invented many times.


    I'm not bi*t*hing here either. I think Tony and his company should do whatever they feel is right, but I will be shopping bikes from a company that is more committed to my style of riding next year.

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    I think this question is still on topic...

    Has the newly redesigned "07" Moment, been released yet? I haven't heard ANY chatter on this yet.
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