As Sea Otter is rapidly approaching, excitement is beginning to build about what new bikes and gear will be on display. One of the new bikes that has us drooling in anticipation is the redesigned Ellsworth Moment (current model pictured above). The source is a little sketchy on this one: member Rogue Rider x in the mtbr.com forums, who claims to be a member of the Ellsworth crew, has posted:
If you are in the market for a MTB in the Moment class [which I personally belive (sic) is one of the most versatile, efficient and sexy machines around], you may want to consider waiting and seeing what gets launched at Sea Otter. If you already have a Moment order pending [which typically involves a deposit], I would contact your IBD for an update.
We normally wouldn’t give much weight to forum chatter, but this particular rumor has an element of believability to it. The current Moment will be about due for a refresh when 2009 rolls around. The Moment is one of the better riding 6″ travel bikes out there as it stands, so our hopes are definitely up for what the redesign will deliver. Stay tuned.
Update: New details have turned up, including some pictures of the sexy new Moment. Check it out here.