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    what would you upgrade on the Enduro SL?

    i've had it for about 2 weeks now, and i love it. But i'm curious as to what you guys would add to it. ALOT of people say the fork is crap, which i just dont see. It does what it's supossed to do and so far i've had no problems with it. Heres things i've upgraded allready...

    replaced stock plastic pedals with metal platforms, might go with crank 50's in the future.
    ordered a raceface 34" bashguard.

    if the fork ends up being crap after a while, i'm going to want to upgrade that after the new year, but keeping it under $600 hopefully, and i'd like to keep the dual-crown if i can.

    if this was your bike what would you change/add?







    i'm only asking because i'm really a noob when it comes to most of this stuff. I tested out numerous bikes and the enduro was the one i liked the best. I'm still learning about how everything works on it and stuff. So anything you send my way would be great!

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    Don't change anything except possibly the tires or saddle, and only change those according to your trail conditions and comfort.

    You just bought a new bike, man! Ride it and when things start going south of cheese, replace them. Up until then, get your money out of the parts you paid for!

    Nice bike, by the way!
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    Yeah, as long as everything still works, keep riding it until it breaks.

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    camera?

    Upgrade your pictures, and post em! Let's see your rig (and you) in action...that SL comes spec'ed very well...ride it till something breaks.
    If you can grab a fistfull of belly in your hand, does that mean you're fat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.
    Upgrade your pictures, and post em! Let's see your rig (and you) in action...that SL comes spec'ed very well...ride it till something breaks.
    i've got some better pics, but there from when i first bought it. I'll be riding alot through the weekend, i might set up some pics/vids. I usually ride alone so it's hard to get any kind of action shots...

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    Here's what I upgraded:

    - seat and seatpost. i liked the seat I already had and I couldn't get the stock seatpost to stop slipping down so I went with a WTB Silverado and a Thomson post
    - rear wheel. destroyed it riding Lynn Woods near Boston. I'm having a Mavic 819/Hope Pro2 built and should be here shortly.
    - Race Face bash guard
    - Tires. I really didn't like the Resolutions that came with the bike. I pretty much hated the front and the rear was just OK. I ripped a hole in the sidewall of the rear tire after about 5 rides. Currently running Kenda Blue Groove 2.35 up front and Maxxis Larsen TT 2.35 in the rear. That setup works pretty well but I'm not totally in love with the BG as a front tire.

    things I'd probably own if money was no issue:

    - Rock Shox Lyrik Solo Air
    - Fox RP23 or DHX-Air

    The specialized suspension components work well when they are working but I've had some issues with them.

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    I've heard that the '07 specialized built shocks are ****ing sweet, with the g-valve and all. Can anyone comment on this?

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    Adjustable post like the Maverick Speedball. The rest is dependant on your riding style.

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    I put some of those Specialized Low-pro Mag pedals on mine. Not sure that really counts as an upgrade though, as I do not believe the bike officially came with pedals to begin with. The dealer just had some plastic ones on for test rides.

    The only other upgrade that I plan for sure to do at the moment is to add a bash guard.

    Am also thinking about a Gravity-dropper seatpost. My dealer has one on his personal bike, and I was taking a close look at it the other day. But that's still just something that I'm "noodling around" in the back of my mind.

    Heh. I should probably upgrade my skills . The bike is far more capable than I am. I don't believe I yet live up to the image that the bike projects. I've sure been having a great time on it though. It's hands-down the most fun bike I've had since I was a kid.

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    95% of the parts I would ride until they break or if you absolutely can't stand the way something functions but it doesn't sounds like that's the case for you. From the OP, sounds like you demo'ed a few bikes and found the rig the suited you best which is great.

    Only parts I would consider changing right out of the gate with a new bike would be saddle, pedals, grips, maybe tires, and finally stem if the fit was way off. That said, a good LBS will usually be willing to straight swap these items or at least give you some kind of deal when you purchase the bike from them.

    Enjoy it! Don't like the UGI (1/3 down in the post) get a hold of you, at least not yet. You'll just end up broke like me.

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    The frame, I'd replace the frame. Nah, just kidding of course.

    You'll quickly find out if anything needs to be swapped out just from riding. No one can tell you what is right for YOU. If you aren't sure, ride it until something breaks then worry about replacing it.

    Enjoy your bike. If you don't like it, feel free to give it to me!
    Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

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    WHAT THE HELL IS A BASHGAURD? I Bought a Enduro SL Comp too. I know I probably need a bashgaurd, What is it? Any pics?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by 65bug
    WHAT THE HELL IS A BASHGAURD?
    It is a round, thick, aluminum or composite disk that (usually) replaces your large chain ring. It protects the other chain rings from being smashed into rocks or logs.

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    Here's a pic of my bashguard


    As for other things I've changed... PG990 cassette, Selle Italia Yutaak (not in picture), Wellgo MG-1 platforms

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    beautiful bike mudmojo. We use the same pedals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wacopacco
    beautiful bike mudmojo. We use the same pedals.
    Yeah but I de-reflectored mine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudmojo
    Yeah but I de-reflectored mine!
    my wellgo's didn't come with reflectors..... the pedals you see in the pic are the stock plastic ones that came with the bike.

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    mudmojo, sir, your bike is pure sexxxx... jesus that thing looks good.

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