16 June 2006 - 21:25End of an era
Today, my last Ellsworth frame went home with a new owner.
This will be the first time in over 8 years I have not had at least one in the stable. Since I’ve been riding 29ers for the better part of 3 years, the 26″ full squish was being used less and less. Finally, I decided it was time for them to move on. Ellsworth was once known for high aesthetics and quality workmanship, and that, over the years has gone severely downhill. A flourishing company was devoured by arrogance and greed. What happened to that business is not only really sad, it’s the very definition of tragic.
I gave Ellsworth some good years, and the bikes have always been there for me, but now I feel that it’s time for this chapter in my life to finally close.