We just caught wind that Ellsworth was cookin’ up something new in their Vancouver lab, squarely aimed at the freeride crowd. Now we’ve got a visual and some official-ness:
The Ellsworth Engineering Crew spent the winter designing an all new freeride chassis —a ground-up freeride bike handcrafted in Vancouver, WA. Featuring Ellsworth’s state-of-the-art, aerospace certified, seamless drawn SST.2 aluminum tubing, roughly 14”of bottom bracket height, and a 30.9mm seat tube. The bike, still undergoing testing, boasts 180mm of travel and features Ellsworth’s renowned ICT suspension mated to a custom tuned Fox DHX RC4. In addition to the low leverage ratio, it will also feature a proprietary tapered head tube outfitted with an OE Cane Creek AngleSet for greater adjustability. Visit Ellsworth at Sea Otter to check out the new prototypes.
We’re very, very happy to see the larger diameter seat tube! More pics after the break…
The top- and downtubes get the curves of their other bikes, including the hourglass headtube. It’ll be interesting to see how they work the pivot for the rocker arm on this model since it doesn’t appear to get their new, heavily shaped seat tube with integrated pivot.