The first bike most people think of with Ellsworth is the Truth. For 2018, an all-new Truth returns with a seriously swoopy full carbon frame, updated rear suspension and insanely low standover height.
Ellsworth Truth highlights
- 29 or 27.5+ wheels
- 100 or 120mm travel
- Active Energy Efficient rear suspension
- Small, Medium, Large sizes
- Black, Red, Blue, Titanium
- 2,223g claimed frame weight with rear shock
XC and trail
The Truth is available with either an XC-based 100mm travel or a more trail-oriented 120mm option. The shorter-travel Truth gets a new-school XC geometry with a 69-degree head angle and a 430mm reach for a Medium size.
Bumping up to 120mm travel slackens things out to a 67.5-degree head angle.
"This is the lightest fully active suspension bike in the world," claimed Tony Ellsworth, founder and engineer of the namesake brand.
According to Ellsworth, the rear suspension features no chain growth and a vertical rear axle path. Ellsworth also claims the rear end delivers zero energy loss yet is still fully active throughout the stroke of travel.
Ellsworth also claimed the new Truth has the lowest center of gravity, thanks the frame's aggressively sloped top tube and low 643mm standover height (size Medium).
Pricing and availability
Orders for new Truths are being taken and the bikes are slated for the trails in late May.
UK and Australian pricing have not been determined.
For more information, check out Ellsworth's site.