The 2015 ES complete is a great bike when you require that perfect balance of responsiveness and stability. The SRAM Apex build with a 11-32t cassette means your ES is ready to tackle big city commutes or hilly multi-day event rides. Like the majority of our models, even this speedster will accept racks and fenders to increase its utility.
About the frame
The “ES” means ‘extra smooth.’ It might not be as quick handling as our Smoothie or other dedicated race frames, but it is still quite fast and you’ll actually gain valuable stability on speedy descents and the ability to fit wider tires. An ideal choice for multi-day charity rides, centuries, credit card touring and fast commuting. For 2016, we have shaved the number of sizes a little, but have kept the hard to find 66cm size.
– Tange Prestige heat-treated butted CrMo steel front triangle; butted CrMo rear end
– Road sport geometry
– Rear rack & fender mounts
– Designed with 57mm reach caliper brakes in mind. Fits some 32c tires with fenders
– Optional carbon fork or steel fork available. Both have fender eyelets. (IRD Mosaic 57 Carbon fork has less clearance than our steel fork and only fits 28c wide tires with fenders)
– 1-1/8″ size headtube – w/ extra extension so you need less spacers
– 27.2mm post size
– 7 sizes: 48, 51, 54, 56, 58, 61, 66cm
– 4.25 lbs. (51cm)
– In Pacific Blue
What are the differences between the ES (formerly Smoothie ES) and the Smoothie?
The Smoothie has a racing geometry, while the ES has a “road sport” geometry.
The Smoothie will have more responsive steering and quicker cornering. It is slightly lighter, because of the semi-compact geometry and shorter rear triangle.
The ES is not a lazy steering bike by any means, just takes a little more effort to make those passing moves in a club ride than a pure race bike. But the advantage the ES has over the Smoothie is that it rides more stable at high speeds. It takes less effort to keep under control, which is why we recommend the ES over the Smoothie on long charity rides and centuries, where race-like handling is not only not needed, but a distraction to the rider.
The ES uses the same tubing diameters and gauges of the Smoothie, so weight difference is negligible.
The ES also offers more tire clearance so you can run fatter tires (for comfort) or fit fenders.
What’s the rear hub spacing?
Rear hub spacing: 130mm
What brakes and fork does the ES need?
Needs to use 57mm reach road brakes and fork to match