Ellsworth Bicycles Acquired by BST Nano Carbon

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

Today, BST Nano Carbon has announced the acquisition of Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles, manufacturer of “Made in America” bicycles for nearly 25 years.

As part of the agreement, Ellsworth Bikes’ Founder Tony Ellsworth will oversee the brand’s product design, working closely with BST Nano Carbon’s engineering and advanced materials team to create the next generation of Ellsworth bicycles. While Ellsworth’s offices and operations were previously based in Ramona, Calif., they are now located in BST Nano Carbon’s 65,000 sq. ft. R&D and manufacturing facility 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.”

Taking a look at some of Ellsworth’s accomplishments:

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.

Ellsworth Ride cruiser bike winning Popular Science Magazine’s Best of What’s New Grand Award.

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