Ellsworth's Rogue Sixty is pushing all the right enduro buttons

Fresh carbon all-mountain machine looks ready to shred

Ellsworth's new Rogue Sixty is loaded with all the de rigueur enduro standards. Updates have it pushing all the right numbers and the Active Energy Efficient Suspension should ensure that this all-mountain sled can do much more than just roll with gravity. 

A 160mm fox 36 fork on the ellsworth rogue sixty
A 160mm fox 36 fork on the ellsworth rogue sixty

Ellsworth Rogue Sixty highlights 

  • Carbon Frame 4K weave
  • Back in Black, Foxy Orange, and Captain America R&B colour schemes
  • ACTIVE (AEES) suspension with custom tuned Fox Float X shock
  • Longer reach and slack geometry 
  • 66-degree head angle / 74-degree seat angle
  • 420mm chainstays 
  • Internal cable routing for dropper, Di2, and rear derailleur
  • English threaded 73mm BB
  • 27.5in wheels, Boost front and rear
  • Medium, Large, X-Large sizes
  • Frame weight: 5.5lb / 2.5kg (size medium with rear shock)
  • Complete weight: 29.4lb / 13.3kg (size medium)
  • Available late summer

Enduro and all-mountain, here comes Rogue Sixty

The Rogue Sixty is squarely aimed at the enduro market. The geometry hits the long, low, slack numbers right on key, the 160mm travel front and rear is the shred-ready right amount, and there are ISCG tabs holding an MRP chainguide no matter what build kit you choose.

Ellsworth's Active Energy Efficient Suspension takes care of the rear action. It's the latest iteration of Ellsworth's ICT (Instant Center Tracking) design, which Tony Ellsworth has been refining for 17 years. It's a fully active, four-bar linkage that prizes traction and efficiency on both the downs, but also the climbs, or transfer stages. 

The ellsworth rogue sixty's 160mm fully active rear suspension
The ellsworth rogue sixty's 160mm fully active rear suspension

Rear-end stiffness is said to have increased thanks to the Hex Key 'Rocker Locker' which is a proprietary shock bolt and link interface to keep the rear end tracking solidly. Aiding in the quest for rear end rigidity is a hex-taper rear axle, dual row angular contact sealed bearings, and wide, machined threaded pivot bolts. 

Hex-taper axles on the ellsworth rogue sixty keep the rear end tracking
Hex-taper axles on the ellsworth rogue sixty keep the rear end tracking

Cable routing is all internal for super clean looks, and there's also a dedicated Di2 battery port ('electronics den' or 'e-den' says Ellsworth) on the down tube. 

Ellsworth Rogue Sixty pricing and availability

Four build kits, all 1x drivetrains, are on offer: SLX, XT, XTR, and X01. The only pricing to have been set at time of writing was for XT, at $6500. All other pricing, including international figures, is TBC, with Ellsworth hoping to have the Rogue Sixty available in late summer. We're looking forward to spending some proper time on one and will of course update as and when we're able. 

Russell Eich

Tech Writer, US
Russell fell head over heels in love with bikes in the '90s, and has been involved in the bike industry ever since. Between wrenching in bike shops, guiding professionally, and writing about bikes, Russell has honed an appreciation for what works, gained knowledge of what doesn't, and can barely contain his enthusiasm for what comes next. His two-wheeled passion continues in the Rocky Mountains high above Boulder, Colorado.
  • Discipline: Mountain, road, cyclocross
  • Preferred Terrain: High altitudes, forgotten singletracks, bike parks, roads without cars
  • Current Bikes: Custom Meriwether steel hardtail, Specialized S-Works Enduro 29, Kona Jake the Snake, Trek 69er, and a bunch more
  • Dream Bike: Yeti SB5c, Intense Tracer 275C, Black Cat custom road
  • Beer of Choice: Gin + Tonic
  • Location: Rollinsville, CO, USA

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