The 2011 Ellsworth Roots Cyclocross Bike was first introduced in 1996 with a drop bar and a geometry specific to cyclocross. The lastest Roots gives more than what its ancestor offered. More than a cyclocross bike, the Roots can even be a commuter bike.
The new 2011 Ellsworth Roots features a rare earth carbon rear and SST Aluminum front end. It comes in five sizes and now includes water bottle cages incorporated into the design. It also has the firm tail technlogy called dual Mono Stay which allows the cyclocross bike to be flexible enough to support belt drive configurations, gearless NuVinci, singlespeed configurations, multi-gear chain drive options and belt and chain drive.
The chainstay length is at 17.15 inches and the bike is available in two colors, Velo Bella and White Carbon. The frame kit retails at $999 which includes Easton EC90X Cross fork, 35.0 seat clamp and FSA Orbit ZS3 CR headset.