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    Enduro bike for small female rider

    I am looking to upgrade to a bike that would be an ideal fit for enduro racing. I have a specialized epic women's comp size small for xc riding and knolly delerium t size xsmall for downhilling. I would like to upgrade my xc bike to something that is a better fit for enduro racing but will also allow me to continue riding our xc trails. My delerium is just to heavy for me to pedal on xc trails. I prefer a lighter bike as I am 5.3 and 110lbs and have a difficult time moving the heavier bikes around. Any input on what bike might be a good fit would be appreciated! I have looked into the Knolly Endorphin size small-any comments on that one?

    Thank you very much
    Last edited by knollychick; 06-17-2013 at 06:06 PM.

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    I'm 5'5" and love my small Carbine 275. It is a great bike for Enduro. 150mm of travel and reasonably light. The frame is 5.5lbs. Depending on the build, it can be anywhere from 25 to 29lbs fully built. 26lbs is possible even with a fairly burly build if you go with carbon hoops.
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    Bikes to look at Carbine, Mojo HD-R, Bronson, Knolly Endorphin (weight would be an issue to me), Yeti SB66. I personally ride a Mojo HD and love it, but you can't buy a bad bike these days. My focus would be on a carbon bike in the 150-160 travel range with something around a 67 HA.

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    santa cruz makes small bikes.

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    I would suggest you get a Small MOJO-HD , light enough for your occasional XC yet tough as nails for Enduro .

    Oh, their customer service is top notch

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