Ellsworth Specialist 2002 Hardtail

DESCRIPTION

  • International Standard disc brake mounts and replaceable derailleur hanger
  • CNC machined seatstay and chainstay yokes
  • Available in 2 toptube lengths
  • Shot-peened, anodized finish
  • Compatible with rigid or suspension forks

  • USER REVIEWS

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    [May 25, 2003]
    Matthew Trivett
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    kicks ass dirt jumping bike with some sweet frame work for bigger air and better power. i think it is the best bike around because its for both trials and freeriding.

    Weakness:

    I can't say that there are to many weaknesses about this bike, its damn sterdy and has some sweet stuff. but if there was one thing about it, it would have to be the fork. manitou isn't rite for it. it needs dirt jumps 1's or 2's.

    The Ellsworth is the most kick sas bike i've ever riden and i would absolutly recommend it to everyone whos is into jumps and trials. it is diffently the strongest bike on the planet.

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    i ised a norco before but it wasn't keeping up with me so i was looking for something and the ellsworth diffenetly is way ahead of me.

    [Mar 05, 2002]
    Billy
    Downhiller

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    STIFF, Stiff, and lets see maybe stiff. This is the tightest bike in my whole town of 28,000 I ride this thing and people literally knock me over just to look at it.

    Weakness:

    Maybe the stickers, but it was the tree's fault

    The bottom line is get off of whatever u got and get an Ellsworth. They have great customer service. Great folks that call ya to c if u like your bike. This bike is totally awesome. Ya... I know it's a hardtail but I can beat any full suspension old skool.

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    Nothing even compares...

    [Oct 26, 2002]
    Todd
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    beautifully hand crafted, strong, light

    Weakness:

    expensive

    Mike Martinson let me ride his specialist for a while. This bike rocks. Mike uses it, and he's in some big name movies, so that says something if the pros are using it.

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    [Oct 09, 2002]
    Matt Daniel
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Aside from its aesthetic apeal, the Specialist is a stiff frame. Lite, nimble and great for just about any type of riding. Could be the perfect alternative cross country frame for a shorter rider looking to get into an Ellsworth, but can't fit on the SUB 22. Keep in mind that this frame is going to be more weighty than Ellsworth's XC specific frame. But its unbreakable!

    Weakness:

    Slack head tube prevents the bike from seeing a longer travel fork on it. If you are interested in this frame, it's a good idea not to run a fork with more than 125mm of travel.

    If you want the dirt jumping bike, you want the Urban bike, you want the trials bike and you want it to look like you had it hand made for you by some famous custom frame builder (god I love ya Frank, miss the Spooky). And you want it lite? Shell out the cash, take out a loan, put off the wedding, sell your girl friends stuff! Do what ever it takes but get this frame! There are so many other frames out there that are sold on hype alone. Or because they look more extreme, or cost a little less for what may seem like a little more. Keep in mind you can hide a lot of poor craft with loads of reinforcement gussetting, and still have a weak frame. This frame works. PERIOD.

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    1999 Spooky Metal head (the easton frame), the only frame on the planet that may be better then the Ellsworth Specialist!

    [Apr 30, 2002]
    Jan-Henning Schelkes
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    Coll Bike !!!!!!
    It´s a stiff Frame wich is lighter than other Frames like it
    Its real fun for jumps and wide turns but its Toptub is to long for Dual courses with real tight turns .
    Warenty for Life .

    Weakness:

    no weakness

    Warenty for Life************ !!!!!!!!!!!

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    I never road one

    [Nov 19, 2002]
    Jesper
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    Stiff, resposive, easy to manual. Can do anything!!!

    Weakness:

    Cheesy, but cool looking decals.

    Very, very resposive little black bike. Accelerates like mad when hitting the back of a jump, needs almost no pumping to get going. Easy to flick around. Long top tube. I am 6´2´´ and ride the small size with a fiftie stem - perfect! (I have a rather short back). It is like a BMX for big boys. I dropped almost the same height as with my 8" DH-rig on my first ride - very inspiring! The only thing I would like to improve is my lung capacity...Try to ride one - You wont be disappointed! A hardtail for this price needs to be extraordinary - the build quality is top notch. But I think there are other bikes with the same performance for less money so I can´t give it five chilis for value. But if you have the cash or can find it used - don´t hesitate - it is the best funbike hardtail I have ever ridden in twelve years - awesome!

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