Mon, Apr 21, 2008
Since the announcement not long ago that Ellsworth was planning on releasing a new version of the Moment, we’ve been waiting anxiously for more details. Today, those details have arrived, and the Italian site pro-m.com has managed to get their hands on an early example of the 2009 Moment.
The first impression from these shots is that the new Moment is a stunner. The sloping top tube and clean lines are a nice break from some of the Moment’s overtly macho competitors. The new Moment is, not surprisingly, sticking to Ellsworth’s ICT suspension design, and we expect travel from the DHX shock to remain around the 6″ range of the previous Moment.
As is the norm for Ellsworth, there are some nice design touches to remind you that this isn’t a mass-produced bike. The “Ellsworth” logo stamped into the crossover at the top of the seatstays, as well as the gorgeous carbon support between the upper links, provide great examples of the bike’s hand built character.
The bike in the pictures reportedly tips the scales at just 28.8 lbs, which is outstanding for a burly trailbike like the Moment. However, judging from the parts hanging off of that frame, getting to that trim figure won’t be cheap. There’s no official word on price or availability yet, but we’ll keep you posted as soon as we find out.