Ellsworth Flight Road Bike

Flight

Materials
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.

User Reviews (2)

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Jared   Road Racer [Aug 22, 2008]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

I think it's a dicontinued model.

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.

Similar Products Used: Scott Speedster S2
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Haggis   Road Racer [Jul 19, 2004]
Strength:

Climbing lightness & stiffness

Weakness:

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

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

Similar Products Used: 753; OX Gold ; Cannondale Crit.
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
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