If you don't already know who Andre Pepin is, let's take a moment to introduce him. Having started riding mountain bikes in his hometown of San Diego in 2005, and racing by the age of 16 in the Junior Expert category at the Fontana Winter Series, Andre caught the eye of the local bike manufacturer, Ellsworth, roughly seven years ago. He raced under their flag and went pro three years ago, while helping around the factory. Andre is now the Operations Manager at Ellsworth and handles purchasing and product development. One of those products he helped develop was the new Rogue 60, a 160mm carbon enduro machine. After working closely with the engineers over the past year to dial-in geometry, stack, and reach, as well as the general aesthetics and graphics of the new bike, the Rogue 60 was launched just in time for the 2016 riding season. 

We checked out Andre's custom Rogue, which features one-off Mossy Oak Camo graphics, Shimano Di2 shifting, Reynolds carbon hoops, and Magura's wireless Vyron dropper post. Dive into the details and features of this sweet ride. 

Ellsworth Rogue 60 Custom Build

  • Frame: Ellsworth Rogue 60, Size Large
  • Shock: FOX Float X2
  • Fork: FOX 36 Float DPS Factory 27.5" Boost, 160mm Travel
  • Cranks: Shimano XT 1x, 34t Ring
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT Di2
  • Shifter: Shimano XTR Di2
  • Cassette: Shimano XT8000, 11-46t
  • Pedals: HT KA (Kevin Aiello signature)
  • Seatpost: Magura Vyron with Wireless Remote
  • Saddle: WTB SL8 Ti
  • Wheelset: Reynolds 27.5 Enduro
  • Stem: Loaded AMX 31.8, 50mm
  • Handlebars: Loaded Carbon AMX cut to 800mm, 31.8
  • Tires: Maxxis DHF 27.5x2.30
  • Grips: Lizard Skins
  • Headset: Cane Creek 110
  • Brakes: Shimano XT
  • Rotors: Shimano Ice Tech, Size 180mm Front and Rear
  • Chainguide: MRP AMG Carbon

Electric shifting and a wireless dropper helps keep the cockpit nice and tidy.

Ellsworth Rogue 60 Features

  • ACTIVE Energy Efficient Suspension (AEES)
  • 160mm Front and Rear Travel
  • Carbon Front and Rear Triangles
  • Hex Key Rocker Locker Shock Pin
  • Hex Taper Rear Axle
  • Dual Encapsulated Pivots
  • Internal Cable Routing
  • Internal Dropper Post Routing
  • Di2 Drivetrain Integration

Ellsworth Rogue 60 Geometry

Size Medium  Large  X-Large 
Head Angle (deg)  66  66  66 
Seat Angle (deg)  74  74  74 
Stack (mm)  605  621  638 
Reach (mm)  432  462  490 
Head Tube (mm)  129  143  157 
Top Tube (mm)  600  634  667 
Seat Tube (mm)  432  483  533 
Standover (mm)  705  732  759 
Front Center (mm)  749  787  821 
Chainstay (mm)  420  420  420 
BB Height (in)  13.74  13.74  13.74 
Weelbase (mm)  1169  1207  1241 

8 comments
  • ccolagio

    1/9/2017 3:49 PM

    lets be honest here. if this frame had a different name, it definitely wouldn't be getting the hate it is. i think it looks very nice but yeah - you only get one shot at a brand reputation usually. too bad because im sure this frame could be a contender. id love to see this frame without the camo graphics and script text. frame is a beauty.

  • maximumradness

    1/7/2017 8:07 AM

    you cannot deny that this bike is a positive direction from a lackluster performing brand. Looks good, prolly rides great. Modern mediocre bikes are just that good.

  • Nozes

    1/5/2017 4:26 PM

    Wow!

  • mxdurbin18

    1/5/2017 3:40 PM

    That bike is sick.

  • Triber66

    1/5/2017 3:31 PM

    My opinion is different, I think this bike looks better than any Ellsworth has in a long time.

  • Big Bird

    1/5/2017 5:05 PM

    My opinion is that your opinion is the same. "I think this bike looks better than any Ellsworth has in a long time." Agreed Sir!

  • m3hl

    1/5/2017 2:40 PM

    Lots to not like about this.

  • Whattheheel

    1/5/2017 11:58 AM

    That dropper sucks. The lag is just too long. Works great on my ticket s but that's about it. Love the idea but it needs to work faster!