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    2010-2012 Enduro Shock Upgrade Options

    I know this could be a short thread because the answer to the question "What options are there to upgrade (change) the shock on a 2010-2012 Enduro?" is: There are none. Well, there is (PUSH), but what if...

    The CCDB Air is the much drooled over option. I like the sounds of the adjustability. It has high and low speed on both compression and rebound. But CCDB basically says to pound sand if you want to work on the damper yourself or even mention adapting the shock to the older Enduro. That combined with some other reliability issues I have read recently puts that one out of the running.

    So what about the Rockshox Air shocks? There are parts, tools and manuals available so you can tear them down and even mod them yourself. What would make a better option for the Enduro? A Vivid Air R2C or Monarch Plus RC3? PUSH used to modify Monarchs to fit the Enduro. Apparently it is an easy(ish) operation to use the same yoke from the RP23.

    There is nothing really wrong with my current RP23. It functions as it always has and doesn't lose pressure. I would like better high speed response for all the choppy rock I ride in and it would be nice to have a little better control on low speed hits (g-outs).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yardstick View Post
    I know this could be a short thread because the answer to the question "What options are there to upgrade (change) the shock on a 2010-2012 Enduro?" is: There are none. Well, there is (PUSH), but what if...

    The CCDB Air is the much drooled over option. I like the sounds of the adjustability. It has high and low speed on both compression and rebound. But CCDB basically says to pound sand if you want to work on the damper yourself or even mention adapting the shock to the older Enduro. That combined with some other reliability issues I have read recently puts that one out of the running.

    So what about the Rockshox Air shocks? There are parts, tools and manuals available so you can tear them down and even mod them yourself. What would make a better option for the Enduro? A Vivid Air R2C or Monarch Plus RC3? PUSH used to modify Monarchs to fit the Enduro. Apparently it is an easy(ish) operation to use the same yoke from the RP23.

    There is nothing really wrong with my current RP23. It functions as it always has and doesn't lose pressure. I would like better high speed response for all the choppy rock I ride in and it would be nice to have a little better control on low speed hits (g-outs).

    CCDB air will work. It just has to have this slot machined into the eye on one side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhsavery View Post
    CCDB air will work. It just has to have this slot machined into the eye on one side.
    You've sparked my curiosity. Care to carry on, more in depth?

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    It's pretty simple that any machine shop should do in 10 minutes. The CCDB air I have was done by someone else, but here's what it looks like. (pic from vikingboy)

    I've only had one ride with the CCDB so I can't comment on the performance too much yet. It takes a while to dial in the shock. It is heavier though. And as a bummer it does impede a bit on the water bottle space on a medium.

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    It could be the same operation on the CCDB Coil and Air to make them work with the Enduro yoke, but the air version looks like this:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yardstick View Post
    It could be the same operation on the CCDB Coil and Air to make them work with the Enduro yoke, but the air version looks like this:

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    Yep. Same deal. Like I said not my picture, but you get the idea. That slot needs to be machined into the left eyelet on the one in your picture.

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    I suppose it has to be the same operation for any other shock I want to use as well. I won't use a Cane Creek shock.

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    Neat, thanks for posting this! What length shock from CC are you guys using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kirklanddownhill View Post
    Neat, thanks for posting this! What length shock from CC are you guys using?
    Enduro size is 8.5x2.5. Xfusion vector would be another cool option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yardstick View Post
    There is nothing really wrong with my current RP23. It functions as it always has and doesn't lose pressure. I would like better high speed response for all the choppy rock I ride in and it would be nice to have a little better control on low speed hits (g-outs).
    I had the 2011 Enduro Expert frame and I would bottom the shock hard on what I considered small drops (~2 ft) or high speed g-outs . I weight about 170lbs with gear and I had to put around 190psi in the rear shock to get it to only bottom out a few times per ride. This left me with improper sag and a very harsh ride with terrible small bump compliance. After doing some research I decided to try the Fox volume spacer kit (about $25). It came with a small .2, medium .4, and larger .6 volume reducing spacers. I went with the medium spacer. I was able to put 165psi in the rear shock and achieve 30%. The small bump compliance is amazing and I have yet to bottom the rear even on 6ft drops. It totally transformed the bike for me. It's worth $25 to try it out. You can install the spacer without having to remove the shock from the bike too! It will take you just a few minutes.

    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanteB View Post
    I had the 2011 Enduro Expert frame and I would bottom the shock hard on what I considered small drops (~2 ft) or high speed g-outs . I weight about 170lbs with gear and I had to put around 190psi in the rear shock to get it to only bottom out a few times per ride. This left me with improper sag and a very harsh ride with terrible small bump compliance. After doing some research I decided to try the Fox volume spacer kit (about $25). It came with a small .2, medium .4, and larger .6 volume reducing spacers. I went with the medium spacer. I was able to put 165psi in the rear shock and achieve 30%. The small bump compliance is amazing and I have yet to bottom the rear even on 6ft drops. It totally transformed the bike for me. It's worth $25 to try it out. You can install the spacer without having to remove the shock from the bike too! It will take you just a few minutes.

    Good luck.
    Yeah, my rp23 needs a servicing (pro pedal no longer works), I was considering getting that done and trying out those spacers. Not terribly overwhelmed with the CCDB.

    Anyone want a CCDB air modified for a 2010-2012 enduro?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhsavery View Post
    Yeah, my rp23 needs a servicing (pro pedal no longer works), I was considering getting that done and trying out those spacers. Not terribly overwhelmed with the CCDB.

    Anyone want a CCDB air modified for a 2010-2012 enduro?
    I am super interested please contact me me i will Gladly buy the shock

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    I know this thread is getting a little stale, and the world has moved on to 650b, but if anyone is interested in getting a new shock for their older enduro (2010-2012), I believe I have a machine shop (and shock tuner/shimmer guy) who are willing to make this happen. I'm pursuing it for myself at the moment, and it it pans out, I'll either pass on some contact info, or try make something happen. It's such a shame specialized and fox did such a shitty job supporting this otherwise great frame. While the frame changed in 2013, and still has a proprietary shock mount, at least it is reasonable well supported with Cane Creek and Rockshox at least offering a few options... Shoot me a PM if you think you'd be interested in this. Might help me with my local machinist if we can reduce setup costs for the lot of us...

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    I'm interested.....sorta. I don't really want a modded shock but rather a shock clevis that permits the use of standard length shocks. But if the price is right....

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    I hear you - I think if we could replicate the length of the evo links, you could then run a standard 8.5 x 2.5 and be happy with that. for what it's worth I've seen a guy mod the clevis for the SX trail mount for 2012 and use it on his 2009 sx trail and I think it might work on the enduro... without photos to help describe it, he had to cut and grind the clevis so it bottomed out on the bottom of the shock shaft...
    anyway, as for keeping the 2.125" travel shock, I am getting a monarch plus debonair, with travel spacers for $460 in Canadian Pesos, so that's like 30 bucks american I think. Hoping my buddy can machine it for friend price or 50 ish bucks... we'll see. The cheapest option would be to get your hands on a used monarch plus, and ship it to him. bet he'd overhaul and shim for 200ish CDN, but can't confirm that. other option would be that vorpsrung air can that was on pink bike a while back. wonder if that would improve things enough to be happy with it. 130$ or whatever it was is surely the cheapest option out there.

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