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Ellsworth Brand to Showcase BST Nano Carbon’s Advanced Materials, Design & Manufacturing Expertise


SAN DIEGO, CA — (September 2, 2014) — BST Nano Carbon, a leading design and advanced composites manufacturer, has announced the acquisition of Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles, designer and “Made in America” manufacturer of award-winning mountain bicycles for nearly 25 years.

As part of the agreement, Ellsworth Bikes’ Founder Tony Ellsworth will oversee the brand’s product design and work closely with BST Nano Carbon’s engineering and advanced materials team to create the next generation of Ellsworth bicycles. Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles’ offices and operations, previously based in Ramona, Calif., are now located in BST Nano Carbon’s state-of-the-art 65,000 sq. ft. R&D and manufacturing facility at 16275 Technology Drive in San Diego, Calif.

“I’m so excited that the Ellsworth brand has found such a remarkable, synergistic partner in BST Nano Carbon. I look forward to seeing the brand I started nearly 25 years ago continue to excel with ideals in environmental consciousness, craftsmanship, advanced material of the highest quality and technology utilization,” Ellsworth said. “Those ideals are clearly embraced and shared by the leadership at BST Nano Carbon, who are a perfect steward for the brand’s future. I’m confident with their amazing design and technological expertise, truly ‘Made in the USA’ manufacturing and financial resources, Ellsworth will not only continue to grow, but become the worldwide leader I always envisioned it could be.”

“BST Nano Carbon’s acquisition of Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles is the perfect opportunity to showcase our advanced composites, engineering and manufacturing expertise to the cycling community,” said William C. Wood, senior vice president of BST Nano Carbon’s Worldwide Sales and Marketing. “Our team has made high-end bike components on an OEM basis for many years. We appreciate Tony’s design brilliance and have had our eye on the Ellsworth brand for some time. Ellsworth customers will be very excited to soon see a new generation of high quality, Tony Ellsworth-designed bicycles and components that are engineered and manufactured in our San Diego facility. In addition, we are committed to a strategy that promotes globally, but relies on independent, local bike shops throughout the country and around the world to dramatically grow the brand and bring the highest quality, best riding mountain bikes to our customers.”

Ellsworth’s heritage moments, awards and accolades have been numerous including the Truth XC/Race mountain bike being named one of Mountain Bike Action’s Top 25 Bikes of Last 25 Years; Outside Magazine awarding the Epiphany its Gear of the Year mountain bike award, and the Ellsworth Ride cruiser bike winning Popular Science Magazine’s Best of What’s New Grand Award.

About BST Nano Carbon

BST Nano Carbon brings together thought leaders and acclaimed scientists from the advanced composites arena, decades of complex manufacturing expertise, experienced leadership and an award-winning reputation for quality and exceeding its customers’ expectations. The company is a recognized leader in the advanced resins, polymers and carbon fiber industry, and has evolved to focus on nano carbon composites for use in the latest era in advanced design and manufacturing opportunities, including expertise in carbon nanotubes (CNTs), graphene and synthetic spider silk, among others. BST Carbon Nano is headquartered in San Diego with east coast operations located in the Boston, MA area. For more information, visit

About Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles

Established in 1991, Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles is the designer and manufacturer of the highest quality, best riding mountain bicycles in the world. The company is known for its authentic boutique, craftsman-style approach to bike design and manufacturing and is the holder of multiple design and utility patents worldwide, including the award-winning “Instant Center Tracking” (ICT) suspension design featuring on all Ellsworth bicycles. Ellsworth currently offers seven models of mountain bikes made from either carbon or aerospace aluminum, from XC/Race to downhill— available with a wide range of component groups to choose from. To learn more about Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles or place an order online, visit Ellsworth’s Interbike booth is 6123 and D3158 at OutDoor Demo in Boulder City, NV.

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