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 front and rear, boost spacing, and thanks to the Ellsworth Convert System, the option to run 27.5+ wheels and up to 27.5×2.8 tires.
Andre Pepin discusses the merits of the 140mm travel 29er and their Plus hardtail.
Additional features include a longer reach and stack geometry, 65.6-degree head tube angle, 74-degree seat tube angle, stubby 436mm chainstays, 349mm BB height, 73mm threaded BB and Next Gen Active (AEES) suspension. The bike will be available in medium, large and XL. Price has yet to be announced. Keep scrolling down to see and learn more.
Another big announcement coming from the California company was the unveiling of the Ellsworth Nation Building program for 2017. Ellsworth wants their bike owners to refer their friends and reward both riders in the process. Refer a friend and the first referral results in a higher value build kit upgrade on your next complete bike purchase.
After that for each corresponding referral the referrer gets a cumulative discount off a new Ellsworth complete bike. Discounts range from 18% to 92% off MSRP. Accumulate 11 referrals and you’ve earned a free complete Rogue Sixty XT build, a $6,500 value. The non-owner that was referred is not left out in this program. They will receive an immediate 5% discount off their purchase.
For more info head over to ellsworthbikes.com.