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    Ellsworth Specialist

    I picked up an Ellsworth Specialist this past winter at our annual bike swap and have been slowly transforming it form a parts-bin build to something a little nicer.

    I'd like to start using it at the local pump track, riding the 'freeride' park, and taking it to Rays in the winter but I'm having a hard time figuring out the front end of the bike.

    Initially I had an extra Surly 1x1 fork laying around that I put on there but it looked weird and rode kinda funny so when I got a new fork for my trail bike I lowered my Marzocchi AM3 from 130mm to 100mm and stuck it on there and now it rides even more weird.

    I tried contacting Ellsworth directly about any set up suggestions or even what the frame was initially designed to do but the only response I got a week later was from someone who told me he wasn't around when they were making the Specialist and doesn't know anyone who knows what they were thinking when they did.

    Ideas? Is the fork too long? Too short? Is this frame designed for rigid forks?

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    Seems the frame was designed around a 120-140mm fork. Do a Google search, most pics I've seen, show it with a Pike up front.

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    I honestly was having a hard time finding anything about it - what was your search parameters for?

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    give Go-Ride a call or e-mail. Those guys were all about the specialist back in the day

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