Over in the Tech News section, news come from Ellsworth that it has announced a 29-inch wheeled travel full-suspension mountain bike. Based on the 4" travel Evolve, the new bike will share the same ICT linage as the Truth, Moment and the award-winning Epiphany.
"We started from the ground up with this bike," says Tony Ellsworth. "My challenge as a designer - looking at the physics and engineering ramifications of not just the bigger wheels, but the unique rider position and demands of ICT suspension technology - is to admit that everything about this bike had to be different or everything would be a compromise. So the Evolve has its own DNA."
As with all Ellsworth frames made in the new Vancouver, Washington facility, the Evolve will be handcrafted from drawn tubing rather than extruded tubing and will be true to Ellsworth's performance design mantra with shaped, swaged and tapered tubes to achieve increased strength, reduced weight and to avoid gusseting.
The Evolve will be unveiled in Las Vegas at the Interbike trade show and Ellsworth will be available for dealer delivery in January of 2007.
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