Sea Otter 2010: Ellsworth Enlightenment 29

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We stopped in to check out the San Diego based Ellsworth. The big thing at Ellsworth this year is their move to add carbon frames to their venerable aluminum bike lineup and lets just say their carbon Firm Tails, don’t call them hardtails!, are beautiful. The headtube junction is big and looks impressively stiff but still retains a flowy nature as it goes into the curved top & down tubes.

Enlightenment 29. Check out the crown motif

Non-drive side

Drive side

Cables are routed through the frame for a clean look

The bottom of the seatstay junction on the driveside can be opened to accommodate a Gates Carbon Drive system

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