It's true, Brian Lopes is now the newest team member of Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles. http://www.pinkbike.com/news/ellsworth-announces-brian-lopes-as-team-rider.html Hopefully he can bring this company back to the forefront. The company has a new owner, not sure if TE is involved at all. Good luck to Brian Lopes! He shreds regardless of bike he is on.