It’s a fact of life – accidents happen. Bent and broken derailleur hangers are a part of mountain biking. Ellsworth bicycles are designed with replaceable derailleur hangers. The difference between our bikes and many others out there are that every Ellsworth derailleur hanger is CNC machined from billet as opposed to stamped out of sheet aluminum. They’re stiffer, stronger, and it ensures the best fit in our dropout system. All this adds up to uncompromised shifting performance. And in the event that you find a hidden stump on the side of the trail, they are designed to fail in order to protect your beloved frame.