After more than two decades of creating groundbreaking bikes, Ellsworth is now redefining the bike ownership experience from start to finish.  Customers can now choose, at no additional cost, to include an Ellsworth California Experience with their new bike purchase. A 2 or 3 day immersion into Ellsworth’s Southern California headquarters location in San Diego to select and ride their new purchase with Ellsworth’s team of bike professionals.


At Ellsworth, we believe owning a premium mountain bike should be a remarkable experience, one that will last a lifetime. We want to give our owners the option to fully appreciate what makes an Ellsworth tick.   There is no better way to immerse yourself in the creation of each and every Ellsworth model.  You will learn about our bikes, the company, and the technology we infuse into each of our mountain bikes.  In the end, you will find a higher level of appreciation for the craftsmanship that goes into our design process.



The Ellsworth California Experience  is for riders that want a truly exceptional and memorable purchasing adventure. Whether you know the perfect model and options, or need help in selecting from various models (Ellsworth Custom Bike Select) that span your riding styles, Ellsworth’s California Experience can be designed and personalized for your specific goals.

Our standard Itinerary consists of:


Day 1:

• Fly from your Home Airport to San Diego, California

• Pickup at Airport by Team Ellsworth

• Visit Ellsworth Headquarters for Immersion Seminar

• Test Ride Bike on Local Trails

• Drop off at your local Hotel


Day 2:

• Pickup at Hotel by Team Ellsworth

• Guided Tour on Regional Trails determined on Your Skill Level and Riding Style

• Lunch

• Drop off at Hotel - Afternoon Down Time

• Evening on the Town (transportation to local tourist attractions)


Day 3:

• Transit to San Diego Airport

• Return Flight Home




• Lake Hodges: [Trailforks]

• Black Mountain [Trailforks]

• Penasquitos Canyon Preserve [Trailforks]

• Ted’s [Trailforks]


• Vail Lake Trail System [Trailforks]

• Laguna Trail System  [Trailforks ]

• Big Bear Mountain Bike Park [Trailforks]

• Noble Canyon Trail [Trailforks]

• San Juan Trail [Trailfor




To start your Ellsworth California Experience, visit www.ellsworthbikes.com/store to select your bike model and kit options if you already know the perfect bike you want. Pick the Ellsworth California Experience in the Shopping Cart so we may start planning your trip to San Diego.

Ellsworth Custom Bike Select
If you are uncertain between various Ellsworth models, we will help you find the right bike by selecting Ellsworth Custom Bike Select in the products section of our online store. Your purchase will enable you to try multiple models over the two days of riding. This package will give you the confidence that your choice will be perfect after testing multiple models and configurations.

It starts with a $3,500 deposit on your bike, which reserves your spot in a full Ellsworth California Experience. From there, you will travel to San Diego to trial multiple bikes with our team of MTB experts assisting you with all the options. Finally, once you’ve selected your perfect bike, you’ll be custom fitted to the exact setup, configuration, and settings for your riding style and preferences. Ellsworth will ship your bike back to your home for your riding enjoyment.


Ellsworth believes making a premium purchase should be a memorable experience that lasts a lifetime. Whether it's your first Ellsworth or your next, the Ellsworth HQ Immersion is a fun, educational, and memorable adventure. The immersion experience includes:

• Ellsworth 25 year History Overview
• Full Suspension Technology Primer- Active Energy Efficient Suspension (AEES)
• Design Elements of Ellsworth’s current models
• Professional Fitting and Setup Session- Documentation of Your Setup
• Instruction on Proper Maintenance Procedures
• Owner SWAG bag

AEES Screen


Every Ellsworth California Experience includes two night accomodations at one of several hotels in the San Diego neighborhood of Rancho Bernardo, adjacent to Ellsworth’s US headquarters. Located in north county San Diego, Rancho Bernardo is minutes from trails and affords over 260 days of sunshine and beautiful riding weather each year. Just 20 minutes from Historic downtown Gaslamp District, your accommodations afford multiple options for post ride entertainment, sight seeing, or exploring all the wonders of beautiful San Diego.




After a long search for the right mountain bike, I recently purchased the Ellsworth Evolution Convert 29er. I was flown from Tennessee to San Diego, and the staff at Ellsworth were great at helping guide me through choosing which bike would best fit what I was looking for. The match was perfect and this bike does not disappoint. Would strongly recommend them to anyone in the market for a high performance mountain bike you are sure to love-
-Lindsay Crawford