Fresh off the back of her Solo Win at the WEMBO 24 Hr MTB World Championships in Finale Ligure, Italy, we caught up with Chelsey Magness to check out the bike that took her to the top step, and to learn how she managed herself and her equipment throughout. Over a 24 hour period, Chelsey rode 24 laps of an 11.7 km course with 370m of elevation gain; that totals 281 km and 8880 meters of climbing overall. Yes, that’s just over one Everest.
Here, we take a closer look at the 2022 Ellsworth Truth XC Bike she completed that monster effort on, a bike that Chelsey describes as a bit of a “unicorn” at the moment, as it is the only one in the world that is being ridden right now.
Chelsey stands at 5’1″ tall and rides a size small Ellsworth Truth Chelsey Magness’ 2022 Ellsworth Truth
The 2022 Ellsworth Truth is a 120mm travel full suspension carbon XC bike rolling on a 29″ wheelset. It is not yet available to the public, but we are told it will be before 2022 is out. Complete bikes will be spec’d with a 100mm travel fork, but Chelsey opted to run a 120mm travel Fox Factory 34 Step Cast fork for the extra forgiveness it would provide when she eventually got tired.
A non-drive side view of the Ellsworth Truth gives a better view of its patented Fully Active Energy Efficient Suspension platform designed by Tony Ellsworth; a more in-depth look at […]