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    New AM Build - Enduro goodness

    Here is my new build, new venture into the AM world. I'm coming off of a '07 SJ HT, so this is obviously the different end of the spectrum... and I'm loving it thus far.
    Weighed in at 29lbs on the scale and 29.5lbs on my home scale.

    All new:
    2010 Enduro Comp (Frame / Fork)
    2010 Lyrik R Solo Air 160
    Fox RP2 (Pushed) Possibly adding the 'Big hit' option, shock is currently being pushed.
    Roval Wheel Set
    The Captain 2Bliss 2.25, Front / Rear
    SRAM XO Trigger Shifters
    SRAM XO Rear derailleur
    2010 Race Face NEXT Carbon Bar
    e13 Turbocharger (white) Bash
    All new cables (shift / brakes)

    Cannibalized from SJ:
    Avid Juicy Ultimate's (Carbon) 160 f/r
    Thompson Stem / Seat post
    Specialized Phenom seat
    XT Crank (M-770) w/ XTR BB
    XT Cassette (M-770)
    XT SPD's

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    sweet bike. the only thing id do is put some wider bars on there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul
    sweet bike. the only thing id do is put some wider bars on there.
    Thanks. Ya think? 660mm on there now... I was going to go larger, but figured 660mm would be good.
    So far so good... f'ing bike is like a bullet DH. Love it.

    What length would you suggest?

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    i would go around 700 at least. wider bars will give you much more control.

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    Looks awesome, really nice bike. Are you thinking of adding an adjustable seatpost at some point? Also those bars already look super wide to me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve.E
    Looks awesome, really nice bike. Are you thinking of adding an adjustable seatpost at some point? Also those bars already look super wide to me!
    About the bars, yeah man... that is what I was thinking. I'm super happy right now with the length. Here in NC, we've got wicked nice local trails and within 2-3hrs we're in the Mtns... and thus far it's been perfect with these bars.

    As for the adjustable seat post, yes. It should be on the bike over the weekend, at some point. Going with the Specialized adjustable.

    Cheers

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    Is that linoleum or ceramic tile?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slcrockymountainrider
    Is that linoleum or ceramic tile?
    The good stuff. Ceramic...

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    Looking good, i'd get bigger rotors!! and maybe a shorter stem too

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvrathlon
    The good stuff. Ceramic...
    last thing you want to do is store/photograph a new bike on inferior flooring.

    Let that be a lesson to all you newbies. Watch and learn from the experts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slcrockymountainrider
    last thing you want to do is store/photograph a new bike on inferior flooring.

    Let that be a lesson to all you newbies. Watch and learn from the experts.

    oh gawd, i store my bike on lenolium at college.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slcrockymountainrider
    last thing you want to do is store/photograph a new bike on inferior flooring.

    Let that be a lesson to all you newbies. Watch and learn from the experts.
    run what you brung

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    Quote Originally Posted by slcrockymountainrider
    last thing you want to do is store/photograph a new bike on inferior flooring.

    Let that be a lesson to all you newbies. Watch and learn from the experts.
    Word that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigiugueto
    Looking good, i'd get bigger rotors!! and maybe a shorter stem too
    Yeah, I thought about the rotor size during the build. Figured I would keep the 160 for the start and if needed move to a larger if needed, so far so good!

    He'll, I think Sam hill won a championship on 160's... ;-)

    Shorter stem, yeah I'm thinking the same thing. I think it's a 100 length if I remember correctly.
    Suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvrathlon
    Shorter stem, yeah I'm thinking the same thing. I think it's a 100 length if I remember correctly.
    Suggestions?
    I'd go to 70mm. What is the enduro spec'd with anyways? 30mm should feel significantly shorter.

    Shorter is the first thing I'd do - you'll really appreciate that 67* head angle after adjusting that reach.

    The method I employed was picking up some cheapie Truvativ stems on craigslist or ebay...just picked up a 40mm, 60mm and a 70mm over a month or so. That let me dial in the length and I picked up a 0* rise 70 thomson. Well, I took a gravity trip after a year or two at 70mm and I rode the 40mm for a weekend and was hooked. I found that I could still finesse and deal with the shorter stem on the climbs...and settled for a 50mm Chromag ranger just to find a happy medium. Beautifully made, light, rider-owned company. Dig.

    And one of the other reasons to go wider on the bars is that it lets you get your weight a bit further forward - so it couples well with the shorter stem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharacterZero
    I'd go to 70mm. What is the enduro spec'd with anyways? 30mm should feel significantly shorter.
    Right on. I have a cheap 70, I'll toss it on and test it out... I simply went with the 100 as it came off of the SJ and it a T. Figured if it didn't jive then I would figure something else out... I've been cool with it, but will for sure try the 70.
    Glad I posted.

    Also, thanks for all the additional info I didn't quote... appreciate it.

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    Try that 70 mm, and then I suggest you do what Character Zero did and get a cheap 50mm at least. That way you can experience something shorter than 70mm, and find what you like that way you've got basically a short stem, medium and a long (100mm)

    Also, If you go for a shorter stem i'd experiment with wider bars. You won't regret it. I read you're running 660mm. I used to have Easton ea70's which were 685mm wide. Changed them for a Sunline V1 745mm wide bar, the ~ 2in difference is really noticeable, and is a hell of an improvement in handling.

    Just a suggestion, cheers!

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    Nice build!
    "The original concept of freeriding was that there was no set course, goals or rules to abide by. "
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    get a 50mm, i'm sure you'll starting liking shorter stems....
    check out great video coverage of anything mtb (well almost).

    http://www.mtbcut.tv

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    Yeah I'll check into the stem, shorter stem when the bike is back up and working. I sent out the Fox shock to get pushed, should be done this week and back on the bike by next week. Also going tubless when it's back...

    Looking forward to it!

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    what part of nc you from? I just moved to greensboro last fall and need to get a bike! Im completely in love with the enduro. Ive only seen one at a shop in pittsburgh, but it was a med. and only rode it around the parking lot. Not sure if it'd be too much for around here. Im trying to graduate from bmx and i want something i can ride and bash around.... what do you think

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    I'm from Raleigh and the Enduro is definitely not too much for around here... with so many trails within the Triangle and the mountains so close, you'll be thrilled with an Enduro.

    I would also check out the Stumpjumper... might fit your needs better, living in Greensboro. The SJ is a HELL of a good all around bike

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    Just rode the bike for the first time in about 6 weeks (off due to surgery) yesterday... w/ the new PUSHED rear shock.

    Lovely, just plain ole lovely. Super nice ride once dialed in. I'm still playing a bit with the rebound.

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    Wider bars and a 70-90mm stem. Looks good.

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    Looking for a 70mm stem. More than likely going to stay with the 660mm bars I have on there... at least for now.

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    I have a 2010 comp and can't seem to get the fork to ride plush. I have the right amount of sag. Any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spadmike
    I have a 2010 comp and can't seem to get the fork to ride plush. I have the right amount of sag. Any ideas?
    What are your settings? Have you backed off the compression damping?

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    I have the Solo Air so all it has for controls are rebound and air pressure

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    Quote Originally Posted by spadmike
    I have the Solo Air so all it has for controls are rebound and air pressure
    Your best bet is either:
    1. Lowering air pressure...the fork will be better on the small stuff
    2. Getting it serviced to ensure everything is OK-Go in there.
    3. Upgrading your internals ($200ish parts) for the MiCo DH damper/rebound cartridges.

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    Any Stem recommendations? Or simply stick with the tried and true Thomson.

    I've been thinking maybe 70-90mm, going with a 80mm?

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    Check out the Sunline V1 All Mountain Stem. It's available in 50mm, 65mm & 80mm lengths. I personally would prefer the 50mm on a smokin all mountain bike like your Enduro, but the 65mm would work nicely as well. The 80mm would be too long for my liking. Check it out at the link below.
    http://www.bicyclebuys.com/barsstems...30684PART/goog

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    Hey slvrathlon, how are you liking the Roval wheels? I have a '10 enduro comp too and was thinking about upgrading the wheels. So far I'm looking at those Rovals or the Mavic Crosslines... any input?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvrathlon
    Any Stem recommendations? Or simply stick with the tried and true Thomson.

    I've been thinking maybe 70-90mm, going with a 80mm?
    just saw this thread. got my buddy on essentially the same bike as yours recently. couple of comments:

    a. lyric R -- it has no damper up top, just a red topcap. since lots of people (like me) are upgrading their regular mission control dampers to the new DH dampers, you can sometimes buy a mission control for 50 bucks in good condition. my friend hasn't yet upgraded the rebound damper, and already notices a big improvement after putting in the mission control. or just buy a new DH damper thru your LBS.

    b. stem and bars -- 660 is too narrow, period. consider 710 the minimum for a bike like this, unless you're a midget. stem: 60 or mebbe 70 mm thomson is a good choice. sunlines are ok. cromag stems are a nice alternative.
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    Like comments above, short stem + wide bars + slack head angle = bliss.

    You are also onto the secret climbing sauce with the Enduro, the non-layed back seatpost. No need for adjustable travel fork with one of those.

    I would like to hear your riding impressions of the Pushed shock vs. the original shock.

    Love the red wheels.

    If the Lyric R is harsh at proper sag (measured by ruler not by the RS recommended PSI right?) then you need to add grease to the seals & replenish the bath oil. Mine needed it.

    I run a 50mm stem and wide bars, with a straight seatpost and can climb steeps really well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dangermouse
    Hey slvrathlon, how are you liking the Roval wheels? I have a '10 enduro comp too and was thinking about upgrading the wheels. So far I'm looking at those Rovals or the Mavic Crosslines... any input?
    I really like em. Actually... love em. Weight is great, light as all get out and STRONG. I would personally go the route of the Rovals purely based on the warranty.

    While I've rode many a Mavic and really like their choices, when I taco'd a SLR two yrs ago that was it. Out of $$ and had to re-purchase a new one.

    Specialized has a killer warranty that pretty much cannot be beat. I'd look into the Roval.s

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.P
    Like comments above, short stem + wide bars + slack head angle = bliss.

    You are also onto the secret climbing sauce with the Enduro, the non-layed back seatpost. No need for adjustable travel fork with one of those.
    Yes. Love it... I actually just swapped out the Thomson for the Command post, like it even better. :-)

    I would like to hear your riding impressions of the Pushed shock vs. the original shock.
    Absolutely F'ing love it! I only a about 7-9 rides on it prior to being pushed, but just had a wicked long ride in the VA / NC mtns this past weekend and it was perfect, perfect. Super snappy... very, very responsive... and just all around nice.

    Love the red wheels.
    Thanks

    If the Lyric R is harsh at proper sag (measured by ruler not by the RS recommended PSI right?) then you need to add grease to the seals & replenish the bath oil. Mine needed it.
    So far so good... mine seems to be working just fine, thanks for the heads up!

    I run a 50mm stem and wide bars, with a straight seatpost and can climb steeps really well.
    yes sir. I'm for sure getting a smaller stem... no question.

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    All clean

    A few more pics, added the command post.
    Went riding yesterday to a local spot called, Legend. Basically for us locals in Raleigh it's about the best it is for AM / light Free ride type riding... quite a few LARGE hucks / gaps, etc... pretty cool stuff.
    My first ride out there on the new Enduro was a BLAST! Damn bike can handle some nice hits...
    Was very damp and had grass all over the bike / mud all over.

    Cleaned up.
    First pic is old, no command post.
    The rest are from yesterday... I snapped a pic of the 'pushed' shock, simply showing the rebadged 'pushed' and at the end... my riding buddy, Lou Dog.
    Pics are taking with a camera phone... some a bit blurry.

    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/m3PaegUn-6S1XoMJXXDu0Q?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/_ltMO7K2wmyc/TFXX0R0_zRI/AAAAAAAABHo/AWVIoHfjwms/s800/031.jpg" /></a>

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    I've only been for one 2 hour ride on my Enduro Comp and think it is fantastic. I'm amazed how well it can climb, handle single track and switchbacks, and those fast descents. Can't wait to get out on her again

    As you have done, just need to add a command post or similar

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    Looks sweet, do you have your shock pressures really high or do you adjust your zip ties each run? BTW, thanks to your recommendation I'm probably going with the Rovals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dangermouse
    Looks sweet, do you have your shock pressures really high or do you adjust your zip ties each run? BTW, thanks to your recommendation I'm probably going with the Rovals.
    No problem on the Rovals... hope you like them.

    As for the zip tie, I just finished washing it... didn't bother moving them... next time I ride they'll move on their own anyway. ;-)

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    Added a longer bar, tossed on a 70mm stem, and upgraded to the Roval EL's w/ the hub engagement kit.

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    That dog kicks ass!

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    Quote Originally Posted by reformed roadie
    That dog kicks ass!
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    Yeah man, he's a badass dog named: Lou. He's been running trails with me for almost 4yrs now... really cool dog.
    Video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmMknAdls0I --- first time with the GoPro, I know it needs adjustment. Simply showing Lou running with us.

    Cheers

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    your dog is nuts. love the chest mount.

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    Exceedingly nice bike/build!

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    To the OP, did u hit that huck at Legend? Would b curious to find out how that bike handles it. I don't hit that huck but would love to hear from those who do and how their bike reacted. Also, how did the bike do @ Pisgah (fast downhills/long climbs) thanks from a fellow NC rider! Sweet bike btw

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    Really enjoyed your video mate, great PQ from that HD camera, nice floating trail, but your dog it`s too much, great "riding buddy" you got there !

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    here`s my 2011 comp,from wales uk,i managed to get a frame only and use all my bits off my 06 sx trail,only done 2 rides on it so far so just getting used to it,so far i`m very impressed,climbs better than my old sx,converting to clipless aswell so finding thar hard after 20 years on flats.may change the rear tyre for something faster rolling,also waiting for my ksi adjustable seatpost to show up,hope you like it
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    Quote Originally Posted by kneetowaist
    To the OP, did u hit that huck at Legend? Would b curious to find out how that bike handles it. I don't hit that huck but would love to hear from those who do and how their bike reacted. Also, how did the bike do @ Pisgah (fast downhills/long climbs) thanks from a fellow NC rider! Sweet bike btw
    Yes sir. Just rode Legend last Saturday... bike absolutely kills it. Pisgah is always a blast...

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