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    2013 Enduro Expert Carbon with dual-crown forks and coil shock.

    As the title says, for more aggressive riding but with the lightweight frame of the Enduro, what should I consider if I decide to attempt and put a longer travel fork (dual-crown) and a coil-spring shock on it? Or is this a bad idea?

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    I wouldn't go over 7" on the front of that bike. It rides great at 6" or 7". There's not much that bike can't take. I think I maxed out at 25 foot gaps and 10 foot drops to transition with a Totem on the front. You don't need a coil on the rear to do that and the bike is not designed for a linear air spring rear end. And it probably won't fit anyway. There is some non-standard fitment issues on that rear shock.

    That's my fancy way of saying you'll have to Dremel some shiz.

    I rode an Enduro at bike parks and dh all over the US last year and never felt like I was needing a lot more, even on some nasty stuff. Get some 2.5" tires, 7" max fork (single crown is fine) and go for it.

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    Leave the long travel DC forks for dedicated DH sleds (most suffer weight penalties). Plenty of single crown forks that will fit the bill. Rear shock yoke is proprietary Special Ed stuff so no rear shock changes.

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    You can run a Monarch Plus on the rear with some slight dremel work, as I mentioned. That's what I ran all last year on an Enduro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailbildr View Post
    You can run a Monarch Plus on the rear with some slight dremel work, as I mentioned. That's what I ran all last year on an Enduro.

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    Could you tell me more about how to do this please? It's something I've been looking to doing to my 2013 enduro for a while. The Fox float shock just isn't enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexpy33 View Post
    Could you tell me more about how to do this please? It's something I've been looking to doing to my 2013 enduro for a while. The Fox float shock just isn't enough.
    Bringing this back from the dead to see if anyone has been able to install a coil sprung shock on a '13?
    I have an Expert (Carbon) and have installed a Pike on the front and swapped the stock CTD on the rear with a CCDB, but I'm fed up with air springs. My trails are heavily eroded, thus I need suspension with EXCELLENT small-bump compliance, cuz it's just rock garden after rock garden, and even the best air-sprung suspension can't keep up.
    The freaking CC requires two tools to adjust the damn damping, as otherwise the fricken low-speed screw will turn with the high-speed, and the Pike isn't any better than the stock Fox forks over rapid-fire sh*t.
    I've currently got 'em at Sram for a re-valve, but I'm strongly considering not even installing them when they get back, and just throwing on a Van.
    I've had good luck with the Fox Float 36/180mm in the past however, so I might give the 2015 variant a shot.
    Doesn't take care of the shock though, so anyone have any luck getting one to work on a '13?

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