Well, while we were out riding, Bexit happened. And, what that means to the bike industry remains to be seen. The tinkering the brits do impacts the industry, like the work of Fabric who was at PressCamp.
For now, my first impressions of Ellsworth’s new enduro-spec’d bike (160mm of travel) are this is for a cross-country rider who’d likes a flow trail too. Makers like Ellsworth and Vroomen are responding to the over nichification in bike categories with models that can do everything. That’s on the mountain, road, and places in between. As Tony asked me
Is there another vehicle that a human has developed with suspension that we lock out?
No, there isn’t.The Rogue kinematics are why the bike works so well. On the mountain, we had no idea, or care, about what else was going on in the world….we just kept pedaling with an enduro bike that climbs.