With all this traction, there's no question that you'll stay rubber side down on the Epiphany 27.5+. Ellsworth took the high-volume, low-pressure, dirt-loving tackiness of 27.5 x 3-inch wide tires and paired them with 120mm of ICT suspension for a super-capable mountain machine that loves going up as much as going down. The ICT is a true four-bar linkage design that isolates pedal and braking forces from bump input. The result is a bike that pedals beautifully, yet soaks up the jarring impacts from the trail. The tapered Fox 34 Boost fork offers 130mm of Kashima-coated travel that tears through roots and rock gardens effortlessly. Stan's Flow rims and Maxxis Chronicle tires create a wide footprint that's as fast as it is stable. Shimano's 2 x 11-speed XTR drivetrain is nothing short of mechanical bliss, and the matching XTR brakes ensure precise, powerful speed control. Add in Thomson components and a supportive WTB saddle, and you're ready to roll.
|Frame||Handcrafted Ellsworth Carbon Fiber, 120mm-travel, 148 x 12mm thru-axle|
|Fork||Fox 34 Float 130mm-travel FIT4 Kashima, 110 x 15mm thru-axle|
|Headset||Cane Creek Tapered ZS44/56|
|Tires||Maxxis Chronicle 27.5 x 3.0|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano XTR|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XTR|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano XTR, 11-speed: 11-40|
|Handlebars||Thomson Alloy 750mm x 12mm Rise|
|Tape/Grips||Lizard Skins Charger|
|Stem||Thomson X4 90mm|
|Brake Levers||Shimano XTR|
|Brakes||Shimano XTR, Ice-Tech Rotors, 180/160mm|
|Saddle||WTB Rocket V|
|Seatpost||Thomson Elite 31.6mm x 367mm|
* Subject to change without notice.