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    04 enduro 6" link upgrade???

    04 enduro 6" link upgrade???

    who makes them?
    where can i find one?
    website?
    thanks.

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    All here

    Here is the link:

    https://www.betd.co.uk/product_list.asp?CategoryID=48



    Quote Originally Posted by sriracha
    04 enduro 6" link upgrade???

    who makes them?
    where can i find one?
    website?
    thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaukaRunner
    That currency exchange rate and shipping is going to hit you real hard. It'll be pricey.

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    Has anyone used one these links? I have been thinking about getting one, as I recently got hold of a 36 Van and though that one of these might even things out on my 03' enduro. Its either this or a new frame...

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    Quote Originally Posted by XSL_WiLL
    That currency exchange rate and shipping is going to hit you real hard. It'll be pricey.
    yah, that's what i was thinking too.
    there's gotta be some american link upgrades...
    i thought risse racing mades some, but there aren't any on their website.

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    keep the link - swap the shock

    On my 2002 Enduro I swapped out the 7.625" E2E OEM Float shock (with a 2" stroke) for a 7.875" E2E VanillaRL (with a 2.25" stroke).

    This upped the travel from 5.25" with the Float to 5.9" with the Vanilla.

    I run the link in the slack position which gives me a slightly higher BB and keeps the same slack head angle when paired with my 130mm Vanilla fork. The bike feels perfectly dialed now, and the coil in the back makes a world of difference.

    I have been beating on this setup for 2+ years now with zero problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j77
    On my 2002 Enduro I swapped out the 7.625" E2E OEM Float shock (with a 2" stroke) for a 7.875" E2E VanillaRL (with a 2.25" stroke).
    that's a good idea. i got a romic for the enduro, but had romic reduce the eye-to-eye and stroke to stock dimensions. maybe i'll send it back and have it lengthened.

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    coil/rider weight ratio?

    Quote Originally Posted by j77
    On my 2002 Enduro I swapped out the 7.625" E2E OEM Float shock (with a 2" stroke) for a 7.875" E2E VanillaRL (with a 2.25" stroke).

    This upped the travel from 5.25" with the Float to 5.9" with the Vanilla.
    I have been beating on this setup for 2+ years now with zero problems.
    hi! i love this idea...what is your weight and the poundage on the coil spring? what is your recommended coil poundage for a 200lbs rider? thanks!

    william

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    coil/rider weight ratio?

    Quote Originally Posted by j77
    On my 2002 Enduro I swapped out the 7.625" E2E OEM Float shock (with a 2" stroke) for a 7.875" E2E VanillaRL (with a 2.25" stroke).

    This upped the travel from 5.25" with the Float to 5.9" with the Vanilla.

    I have been beating on this setup for 2+ years now with zero problems.

    hi! i love this idea...what is your weight and the poundage on the coil spring? what is your recommended coil poundage for a 200lbs rider? thanks!

    william

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    Quote Originally Posted by epicjurneez
    ...what is your recommended coil poundage for a 200lbs rider? thanks!
    I am right around 200# with gear also and I'm running a 650# spring with basically no preload. Set up like this, I get about 1 3/4" of rear sag with my carcass onboard (measuring from the seat to ground).

    This spring weight gives me a soft bottom-out on the biggest 5-6' drops (with smooth transitions) I encounter on my usual trails but still manages to be pretty plush through the fast choppy stuff. I find its perfect for me and the way I ride.

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    other enduro shock options?

    What other rear shock options are there to fit the Enduro? I've wallowed out the rear shock bushing (can you say a rattle that will get worse over time???) and need to buy another something. I liked the option of the stock one to flip a switch and change the travel b/c I commute to school but enjoy hitting the trails or stairs along the way. I came into some money from tax returns this year too, so trying to figure out what to spend it on :-)

    Thanks!
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    I have a brand new Fox Vanilla R with ProPedal 7.875 x 2.00 that I rode ONCE on my '04 Enduro S-Works that I need to sell. It has the 650lbs spring and new reducers and will bolt right up to an 02-04 (and 05 5 inch) Enduro. I just had it on eBay, but it didn't sell. If you search eBay for Fox Vanilla and my user name (tim_chelle) you can see it.

    I'm selling it because Spec. recently put the '05 S-Works Enduro on close-out and I was able to upgrade without spending any more money. I love it when I get new stuff for no money.

    I'm not trying to make any money on the deal just trying to get what I just paid (on EP) for the shock. Let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enduroubaix
    I have a brand new Fox Vanilla R with ProPedal 7.875 x 2.00 that I rode ONCE on my '04 Enduro S-Works that I need to sell. It has the 650lbs spring and new reducers and will bolt right up to an 02-04 (and 05 5 inch) Enduro. I just had it on eBay, but it didn't sell. If you search eBay for Fox Vanilla and my user name (tim_chelle) you can see it.

    I'm selling it because Spec. recently put the '05 S-Works Enduro on close-out and I was able to upgrade without spending any more money. I love it when I get new stuff for no money.

    I'm not trying to make any money on the deal just trying to get what I just paid (on EP) for the shock. Let me know.
    Can't find it on ebay. Can you post pics? Good to start getting a good feel of the options!

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    Item number is/was 7218983594.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enduroubaix
    Item number is/was 7218983594.
    I was actually looking at that the other day, but as usual forget about these things before it's too late. I figured you probably sold it. I would like to try a coil option, but don't really want to dump $300 on a new shock to find out it's not what I want.

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    Me too

    DKRider

    I'm going to try the same thing on my 04 pro.I have a Fox RP3 7.825 x 2.25 rear shock on the back. This longer shock steepens the head tube angle to over 71 degrees. Putting on a fox 36 vanilla should drop my head tube 2 degrees to about 69. This is right where specialized had the head angle originally. I ran this by some engineering friends who believe the longer fork shouldn't put more stress on my frame unless I face plant it into the ground. A friend of mine is a test rider for Cannondale and beleives that the bike should be ok because it's not that far past how it was originally spec at.

    Did you switch already to the 36? Any pictures? MY 36 Van is at the bike shop and I'm just wanting for my 20mm hub to come in.




    Quote Originally Posted by dkrider
    Has anyone used one these links? I have been thinking about getting one, as I recently got hold of a 36 Van and though that one of these might even things out on my 03' enduro. Its either this or a new frame...

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    Rallius, thanks for the post. I have had the fork on the bike for a few weeks now, unfortunatly our trails have been snowed under - so I haven't had much of a chance to try it yet. The couple of times I have been out the fork performed perfectly, a definite improvement to the front end, although I still need to see how it handles the steeper climbs. I currently have a 5th Element, 7.5" x 2.0" rear shock mounted, hence the head angle is quite slack. I tend to agree with you a longer shock should bring the head angle back to around 69, and think this might just be the way to go. Here's a pic of my ride in its current set up.
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    Rallius, thanks for the post. I have had the fork on the bike for a few weeks now, unfortunatly our trails have been snowed under - so I haven't had much of a chance to try it yet. The couple of times I have been out the fork performed perfectly, a definite improvement to the front end, although I still need to see how it handles the steeper climbs. I currently have a 5th Element, 7.5" x 2.0" rear shock mounted, hence the head angle is quite slack. I tend to agree with you a longer shock should bring the head angle back to around 69, and think this might just be the way to go.
    Here's a pic of my ride in its current set up.

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    Rallius,
    this is the first time I've seen a piggyback reservoir style shock put on the 02-04 style frame. Did you have to mod the shock, link, or frame in any way? That looks like
    one sweet setup

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmf
    Rallius,
    this is the first time I've seen a piggyback reservoir style shock put on the 02-04 style frame. Did you have to mod the shock, link, or frame in any way? That looks like
    one sweet setup

    JMF

    I think you were refering to dkenduro's post of his rear shock. I'm surprised he had room for a coil shock but his bike looks sweat. My RP3 is an air shock w/o a resevoir. I'm picking up the fork and a new hub tomorrow so I can have it ready for the weekend. I'll try and post a picture by Sunday. I'll try and get some head tube angles and bottom back height if possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkrider
    . . . . Here's a pic of my ride in its current set up.
    That looks good! I am also curious as to how the shock fits? Did you try to remove the coil from the shock and fully compress the rear end with the spring-less shock on the bike to make sure the the resivor does not hit the seat mast under full compression? That was the problem with the resivor vanilla shocks when mounted on that frame, in that configuration. . . .

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    To fit the 5th we did need to modify the frame slightly, I had a friend do it as he is also a frame builder. After a lot of deliberation we ground a small niche into the seat mast to fit the top of the 5th reservoir which has this small protrusion on the left hand side. (see pic.). We reasoned that this modification shouldn’t affect the frames stability, although the same can probably not be said for the warranty. As it turns out the frame has held up remarkably well, it is now going into its 4th season and has few torturous Trans Alp tours behind it, and it handles the 4 - 6' drops that our local trails dish up with no problems. Needless to say I have been pretty stocked with this frame and the set up.

    On a another note a friend of runs a Manitou 6way swinger on his 04' Enduro frame, this shock fits the frame with no modifications. This is a viable option for a coil-over shock on the 02-04 Enduro series.
    Of course we found this out after we had mounted the 5th.
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    please post some pics from your manitou's friend, what size, and his ride impressions(and maybe some from yourself), will it be the same for the new revox?

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    what other shocks will fit on there?

    I started a thread on this yesterday, not noticing that this one was basically about that... apparently you can get a 6" bike using a Swinger 6-way, or a 5th E if you're willing to grind your frame a little bit. How about a DHX or DHX air? Any info on that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2:1
    I started a thread on this yesterday, not noticing that this one was basically about that... apparently you can get a 6" bike using a Swinger 6-way, or a 5th E if you're willing to grind your frame a little bit. How about a DHX or DHX air? Any info on that?

    I'll let you know about the DHX air in a couple of days, as I have one on loan over the weekend to see if it will fit. Also will see if a get a some pictures of the manitou 6way mounted on the 04 enduro frame..
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    I installed a DHX Air (7.875 x 2.25) on my 03 Enduro frame with no modifications needed. I did initially have concerns that the reservoir would hit the seat post supports under compression. However after taking the air out of the shock and cycling through the entire suspension range, although it is close (about 6mm to spare) the reservoir does not contact with the frame. I went and tested it of some 4' - 5' drops and the shock handled these with no issues at all. I think I may have now found the shock to complement my 36 van at the front, while also restoring the geometry to almost its original state.
    I still need to get the DHX dialled in, will post a follow up after a few more rides.
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    Coilover shock on Enduro

    I did the same as j77 + put a Fox vanilla on a 2002 Enduro years ago.Also Sherman Firefly fork to increase travel.
    The bike has been ridden heaps since--- no problems.

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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by dkrider
    I installed a DHX Air (7.875 x 2.25) on my 03 Enduro frame with no modifications needed. I did initially have concerns that the reservoir would hit the seat post supports under compression. However after taking the air out of the shock and cycling through the entire suspension range, although it is close (about 6mm to spare) the reservoir does not contact with the frame. I went and tested it of some 4' - 5' drops and the shock handled these with no issues at all. I think I may have now found the shock to complement my 36 van at the front, while also restoring the geometry to almost its original state.
    I still need to get the DHX dialled in, will post a follow up after a few more rides.

    WOW!!! somebody actually think like me. please don't forget to post your ride impressions ASAP.
    Where did u got it? from fox or spesh? did it came with the aluminium reducers or used the same from your old shock?
    Once when I runned my stock shock with a very low sag like 50-60% (I forgot my pump) I felt a small pedal kickback when almost bottomed out (while at granny gear). I'm wonder since the travel is increased at your setup, Would it be some chain feedback at the bottom end of the travel?
    thanks.

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    dk can you switch the shock around so the canister is facing up on the seat stay side? How do you like the DHX on the enduro? I currently have a 5th ele air and am looking for something else. I was actually thinking of the Push rp3.

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    Yes, I would like to know more about the DHX Air as well on the Enduro

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    Just a quick update on the DHX air after having thrashed around around the North West and BC for the last month. The combination of the VAN 36 on front end and the DHX in the rear has revived this ride for me, I was seriously thinking of looking at a Turner or the Nomad. But no more. This setup rocks and just to be sure I had a few mates ride it who have more experience than me. They also we impressed. The longer eye to eye length brought the rear end up to balance out the front end, the head angle is around 69 degrees. The bottom bracket came by about 1.5cm, which I am pretty happy about as I have always thought it was a little on the low side on these frames. The slightly higher center of gravity has not really bothered me.
    As to switching the shock around so that the piggy back faces upwards, we tried that but this was not an option has it would contact with the seat post supports under compression.
    If you're into aggressive trail riding with loads of technical stuff I would definitely recommend this setup for these Enduros, I am pretty stoked with it.

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    dkrider, does the bike loose any of it's pedaling/climbing ability with a swich to the slightly longer shock? Are you running the linkage in the 70* HT angle or the other side? Where did you get that little fender, or did you make that? I need something like that to help keep my shock clean/protected from rocks/mud.

    What shock would you guys rec. for a 235lb semi aggressive XC/AM rider?
    most of our trails are flat compared to other places, but I like to jump stuff, bomb down multi level stairs, launch off of loading docks, ya'll know, fun stuff.

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    to DKrider..

    I am using a dhx 5.0 coil 7.875 X 2.25 Eye to eye on my enduro with the piggy back
    facing upwards kinda like the titus super moto.. at first I thought it would hit the
    seat post or the frame with full compression but it didnt.. I measured the full stroke
    which is 2.25 and the full travel it would take for the piggy back to hit the frame or the seat post which is 2.5 ... If I go beyond 2.25 I would deffinitely bottom out the shock and
    hit metal to metal .. still the piggy back wont hit my frame or my seat post...
    that .25 of clearance is all I need ...

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    Here is my setup...

    bikes kinda heavy.. but it climbs better than my old shock...I think I'm a better climber
    than before. with the stock fox vanilla R I get alot of pedal feedback but with the coil. none...it tracks better more stable on the downhill.. I am more of an agressive XC
    rider so I hit stuff pretty hard.. I have a six inch fork.. its okay not the most expensive
    but it have a 110-150 travel.. good fork... very plush.. first 2 weeks of riding with DHX coil.
    I couldnt get the smile off my face.. thinking how sweet this shock is... especially
    going downhill with rocks sized maybe 5-7 inches tall ... just floats on top of it.. really
    sweet.. I am soo happy with this shock ..I felt like a 7 year old kid...

    If you want to unleash your unduro's full potential and give the true meaning of "all
    moutain bike" with your enduro, change your shock to either romic or dhx coil.. put a 6 inch travel fork.. and just enjoy..

    I dont get it with fox people.. they told me it wont fit... guess what fox people it did!
    and with plenty of space to play with.... if you are concerned of the piggy back hitting
    the frame or seatpost try Romic.. two of my friends have a romic setup and they are very pleased with the bikes response..

    good luck...
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    Quote Originally Posted by zero
    Here is my setup...

    bikes kinda heavy.. but it climbs better than my old shock...I think I'm a better climber
    than before. with the stock fox vanilla R I get alot of pedal feedback but with the coil. none...it tracks better more stable on the downhill.. I am more of an agressive XC
    rider so I hit stuff pretty hard.. I have a six inch fork.. its okay not the most expensive
    but it have a 110-150 travel.. good fork... very plush.. first 2 weeks of riding with DHX coil.
    I couldnt get the smile off my face.. thinking how sweet this shock is... especially
    going downhill with rocks sized maybe 5-7 inches tall ... just floats on top of it.. really
    sweet.. I am soo happy with this shock ..I felt like a 7 year old kid...

    If you want to unleash your unduro's full potential and give the true meaning of "all
    moutain bike" with your enduro, change your shock to either romic or dhx coil.. put a 6 inch travel fork.. and just enjoy..

    I dont get it with fox people.. they told me it wont fit... guess what fox people it did!
    and with plenty of space to play with.... if you are concerned of the piggy back hitting
    the frame or seatpost try Romic.. two of my friends have a romic setup and they are very pleased with the bikes response..

    good luck...

    What fork are you using?

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    Not a link upgrade, just a new rear shock...she feels so much better . Next upgrade will be a new front shock...the new Zokie AM1 or Fox 36
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    thats a sweet looking bike....I am looking for a longer shock now to do this mod to my 02 duro....how out of whack will the4 bike be if I keep my stock black fork and run it in the 120mm setting? Which side of the link should I run?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TXFreeRider
    thats a sweet looking bike....I am looking for a longer shock now to do this mod to my 02 duro....how out of whack will the4 bike be if I keep my stock black fork and run it in the 120mm setting? Which side of the link should I run?
    It will give you a stepper head angle...I'm thinking maybe more like 70/71 degrees...mine should be about 69.

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    you would run the lower bb side of the link but you would still get a steep ht angle. I would put a fork on with a higher axle to crown height like a fox 130 van, float, talas or even better a new 07 fox w/ 140mm. The longer shock gives you closer to 6" of travel and raises the bb.

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    I was thinking a marzochi 130-150mm drop off fork would be nice.....but, as far as frame geometry/HT angles and steering go, I am in uncharted waters. I've never done a mod like this to my bikes.
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    the drop-off will be really heavy. if you want to go Marzocchi instead of fox I would suggest an AM or z1

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    Quote Originally Posted by fr-rider
    Not a link upgrade, just a new rear shock...she feels so much better . Next upgrade will be a new front shock...the new Zokie AM1 or Fox 36
    What reducers did you use for the DHX? It's a 7.875x2.25, correct?

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    my toy

    nice set-up "fr-rider" go with the 170mm fork coz eventually you will go there. just want to share my mods. basically the only original parts left on my bike is my shifters, saddle, seatpost, and rear derailleur.

    if you are thinking of upgrading your enduro's rear shock it can be done.. the longest rear
    shock you can install would be a 7.875X2.25 E2E & 2.25 stroke. I've seen a romic, 5th element & both fox DHX 5.0 coil & air. just use the stock spacers and reducers from your fox float R if you are going to use a dhx 5.0 rear shock. I would strongly recommend the dhx 5.0 it is superior for climbing... pedal friendly shock..

    now for the fork.. well I still have my sherman flick plus 110-150 but couldnt resist in putting a slider plus 170mm just for curiosity.. its fairly cheap now so I did it.. she rides wayyy better than my 150mm flick plus.. sooo smooth on the rocks "butter smooth" ... plus I'm going faster than before.. I dont do big jumps, gaps, or free falling off a cliff.. just more aggresive single track downhill trail... we are lucky in our area coz we have good quality trail "we have some good stuff in our local mountains".

    now the downside... first warranty.."void" second.. weight.. 33+ lbs third.. climbing wont be the same anymore.. you just have to get used to the geometry "lean forward" when pedaling up and pedal more weight. The good side! plusher ride..plus you can hit the trail faster even with rocks sized 3-5 inches and blast along with other riders with downhill specific bikes "this boils down to skills" ... trust me you are going to hit the trail faster going down..

    some of the parts I have on my ride will go to a VP Free.. still saving.. so for now.. this will be my ride... I see some weird looks from other riders on my local trail.. some compliments and some just weird looks and whispering with their buddies.. man I dont care! its a free world... so enjoy and keep on riding... oh and dont forget to get yourself a full face helmet.. its not XC anymore if you do this set-up.... you might want to think more safety cause you'll be hitting the trail faster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quickneonrt
    you would run the lower bb side of the link but you would still get a steep ht angle. I would put a fork on with a higher axle to crown height like a fox 130 van, float, talas or even better a new 07 fox w/ 140mm. The longer shock gives you closer to 6" of travel and raises the bb.

    I'm running the lower bb...using the 7.875 i to i will lift up the bb to about 14 and some change...also the6 inch fork balanced it out well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TXFreeRider
    I was thinking a marzochi 130-150mm drop off fork would be nice.....but, as far as frame geometry/HT angles and steering go, I am in uncharted waters. I've never done a mod like this to my bikes.
    I was skeptical at first, but it was the best mods I've ever mad to one of my rigs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zero
    nice set-up "fr-rider" go with the 170mm fork coz eventually you will go there. just want to share my mods. basically the only original parts left on my bike is my shifters, saddle, seatpost, and rear derailleur.

    if you are thinking of upgrading your enduro's rear shock it can be done.. the longest rear
    shock you can install would be a 7.875X2.25 E2E & 2.25 stroke. I've seen a romic, 5th element & both fox DHX 5.0 coil & air. just use the stock spacers and reducers from your fox float R if you are going to use a dhx 5.0 rear shock. I would strongly recommend the dhx 5.0 it is superior for climbing... pedal friendly shock..

    now for the fork.. well I still have my sherman flick plus 110-150 but couldnt resist in putting a slider plus 170mm just for curiosity.. its fairly cheap now so I did it.. she rides wayyy better than my 150mm flick plus.. sooo smooth on the rocks "butter smooth" ... plus I'm going faster than before.. I dont do big jumps, gaps, or free falling off a cliff.. just more aggresive single track downhill trail... we are lucky in our area coz we have good quality trail "we have some good stuff in our local mountains".

    now the downside... first warranty.."void" second.. weight.. 33+ lbs third.. climbing wont be the same anymore.. you just have to get used to the geometry "lean forward" when pedaling up and pedal more weight. The good side! plusher ride..plus you can hit the trail faster even with rocks sized 3-5 inches and blast along with other riders with downhill specific bikes "this boils down to skills" ... trust me you are going to hit the trail faster going down..

    some of the parts I have on my ride will go to a VP Free.. still saving.. so for now.. this will be my ride... I see some weird looks from other riders on my local trail.. some compliments and some just weird looks and whispering with their buddies.. man I dont care! its a free world... so enjoy and keep on riding... oh and dont forget to get yourself a full face helmet.. its not XC anymore if you do this set-up.... you might want to think more safety cause you'll be hitting the trail faster.
    Nice setup, I have a 66RC 170mm laying around but haven't tried it out, yet...I think it would be to much, because of the crown. I may jsut wait to put the 66 on a new Enduro SX Trail.

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    i want to stay away from a DC fork....I dont have to many downhill places here in texas to ride, but the 6" of travel and a little more stout suspension would be good for me...I'm 235lbs and i love to jump preatty much anything....I'm at the limits of the stock stuff I thinks.
    I'll look into a SC fox in the 130-150mm range as well as some other forks. Just trying to see what I can get for fairly cheap....I'm on a budget and am in no hurry to get all the parts at once.
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    A little off topic, but anyone know if there's a DHX coil shock with the same i2i that I can just replace my air shock with on my 04 Enduro? I don't know what came stock, but it's got an 05 Fox/Specialized Triad in there now. And I guess I wouldn't mind stepping it up from the 4.5" to MAYBE 5" or so. I just want a slightly more aggresive(if not just more dependable) trail bike. I've got an 06 Demo 8 for stupid human tricks. I just don't trust air shocks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrillseeker
    A little off topic, but anyone know if there's a DHX coil shock with the same i2i that I can just replace my air shock with on my 04 Enduro? I don't know what came stock, but it's got an 05 Fox/Specialized Triad in there now. And I guess I wouldn't mind stepping it up from the 4.5" to MAYBE 5" or so. I just want a slightly more aggresive(if not just more dependable) trail bike. I've got an 06 Demo 8 for stupid human tricks. I just don't trust air shocks...

    not the exact same size but a little bit longer e2e.. I believe the stock shock measures to 7.625X2.0 but you can install a dhx 5.0 coil with 7.875X2.25 which gives long longer travel close to a 6 inch. but if you dont want to change the geometry of your shock. fox also has a 7.5X2.0 dhx 5.0 coil.. which I believe it wont void your frame warranty.. because according to my LBS as long as you dont change the geometry "exceeding" the stock geometry of the frame you are safe. "ask you LBS to be sure" when buying a dhx 5.0 coil both fox and LBS will discourage you in putting that shock in your enduro.. but I tell you now.. it will work' and your enduro will ride better and more plusher.. you will hit those rocks faster especially combined with a spring type long travel fork at least 150mm... 2 of my friends have their enduro setup with marzocchi AM1 the yellow one.. "nice fork".. and 2 other including mine with a sherman slider 170mm... not the SPVE but TPC+ I had mine converted..

    just use the stock spacers and reducers from your old fox triad.. it might be hard to pull out just take your time it will come off eventually. position your shock just like a "titus super moto" where the reservoir is on a piggy back position.. in that way you can easily access all the adjustments of the shock..

    I myself am not a big fan of air shock because of its tendency to lockout when hit really hard or used by a heavy person or under pressure.. had a bad experience with a dhx 5.0 air on the trail when it locked out and wont retract during an epic ride. same with fox float r.. imagine that happening to you on an "epic ride".. what a bummer.. you just dont know when that big boy is going to lock out.. that is why I chose coil instead of air because of its reliability and durability

    Good Luck..

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    Quote Originally Posted by zero
    nice set-up "fr-rider" go with the 170mm fork coz eventually you will go there. just want to share my mods. basically the only original parts left on my bike is my shifters, saddle, seatpost, and rear derailleur.

    if you are thinking of upgrading your enduro's rear shock it can be done.. the longest rear
    shock you can install would be a 7.875X2.25 E2E & 2.25 stroke. I've seen a romic, 5th element & both fox DHX 5.0 coil & air. just use the stock spacers and reducers from your fox float R if you are going to use a dhx 5.0 rear shock. I would strongly recommend the dhx 5.0 it is superior for climbing... pedal friendly shock..

    now for the fork.. well I still have my sherman flick plus 110-150 but couldnt resist in putting a slider plus 170mm just for curiosity.. its fairly cheap now so I did it.. she rides wayyy better than my 150mm flick plus.. sooo smooth on the rocks "butter smooth" ... plus I'm going faster than before.. I dont do big jumps, gaps, or free falling off a cliff.. just more aggresive single track downhill trail... we are lucky in our area coz we have good quality trail "we have some good stuff in our local mountains".

    now the downside... first warranty.."void" second.. weight.. 33+ lbs third.. climbing wont be the same anymore.. you just have to get used to the geometry "lean forward" when pedaling up and pedal more weight. The good side! plusher ride..plus you can hit the trail faster even with rocks sized 3-5 inches and blast along with other riders with downhill specific bikes "this boils down to skills" ... trust me you are going to hit the trail faster going down..

    some of the parts I have on my ride will go to a VP Free.. still saving.. so for now.. this will be my ride... I see some weird looks from other riders on my local trail.. some compliments and some just weird looks and whispering with their buddies.. man I dont care! its a free world... so enjoy and keep on riding... oh and dont forget to get yourself a full face helmet.. its not XC anymore if you do this set-up.... you might want to think more safety cause you'll be hitting the trail faster.
    I put the 66rc on my Enduro last night...went for a long ride this morning...it felt so good...might reduce the fork to 150mm. Thanks for the advice, good call.

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