Ellsworth Flight Road Bike

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $1295.00

Product Description

The Flight is engineered to be as comfy as a Ti bike without the excessive flex and to be as lively as steel, yet lighter weight than either. The only Ti frame even close to the Flight in weight is a $2500 sloping top tube design that will routinely ghost shift when stomped at anything over 700 watts. We know, we tested that Ti frame. Steel provides that perfect balance between energy efficient stiffness and a comfortable shock absorbing ride. The issue with steel alloys bicycle frame applications is specific density. Simply put, steel weighs a bunch more than aluminum for a given level of ride quality and performance. The largest portion of your average 40 million dollar jet fighter is still aluminum alloy.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jared a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: August 22, 2008

Strengths:    Very comfortable
Nice geometry
Andonized finish
Superlight(Mine is less than 1 kg. 52 cm)

Weaknesses:    I think it's a dicontinued model.

Bottom Line:   
The most comfortable frame besides a titanium frame I have ridden. Seems to turn on its own. The ride quality is incredible, it adsorbs enough road buzz so that I am not uncomfortable but not so much that I feel disconnected to the road. Great great bike! Oh and it's superlight.

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Favorite Ride:   Any on a bike

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Scott Speedster S2

Bike Setup:   Full Ultegra

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Haggis a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: July 19, 2004

Strengths:    Climbing lightness & stiffness

Weaknesses:    a tad rigid thus passes low freq. buzz through my feet...

Bottom Line:   
Sweet ride which carves mountain passes beautifully. Awesome climber and a confident cornering descender.

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Purchased At:   Dealership

Similar Products Used:   753; OX Gold ; Cannondale Crit.

Bike Setup:   full D/A; Gipiemme Race wheels; Reynolds C fork.

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