Calfee partners with Ellsworth to develop the ‘Witness’

Carbon full suspension tandem with Ellsworth rear end

Carbon frame builder Calfee Design has partnered with veteran full suspension manufacturer Ellsworth to develop the Witness, a carbon tandem.

The Witness features the wrapped carbon tube construction that Calfee is known for paired with a 140mm travel Ellsworth rear end. This off-road tamdem was developed around 27.5in wheels and will retail for US$8,295. Claimed frame weight for the Witness is 4.76kg/10.5lb.

Calfee can also build the Witness around 29in wheels for a US$500 upcharge. The 29in version gets a reduction in rear suspension travel to 120mm.

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Josh has been riding and racing mountain bikes since 1998. Being stubborn, endurance racing was a natural fit. Josh bankrolled his two-wheeled addiction by wrenching at various bike shops across the US for 10 years and even tried his hand at frame building. These days Josh spends most of his time riding the trails around his home in Fort Collins, Colorado.
  • Discipline: Mountain, cyclocross, road
  • Preferred Terrain: Anywhere with rock- and root-infested technical singletrack. He also enjoys unnecessarily long gravel races.
  • Current Bikes: Trek Remedy 29 9.9, Yeti ASRc, Specialized CruX, Spot singlespeed, Trek District 9
  • Dream Bike: Evil The Following, a custom Moots 27.5+ for bikepacking adventures
  • Beer of Choice: PBR
  • Location: Fort Collins, CO, USA
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