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    2013 Enduro EVO Expert

    Just got back from the local dealer today and they told me that Specialized is out of stock of the 2013 Enduro EVO Expert, and that they produced all of what they were going to produce and that they are finished with it. Basically, they told me I could not get one.

    Anyone have any information or facts on this? I talked to Specialized on their Facebook page a month or so back and they said they did not have a timeline yet and that they would be expected soon (this was in January). I was under the impression that they were not even available yet.

    What's going on here, am I being fed a load of bull or is this the truth?

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    Re: 2013 Enduro EVO Expert

    My buddy finally got his evo expert about a month ago. I can't imagine specialized it's not making any more, there is still demand, obviously, it is such a sweet bike too

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    Got mine about a month ago. I ordered it early January. The first shop I went to couldn't order one, I had to go to a higher volume dealer. Awesome bike...

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    My LBS has one sitting in the showroom.

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    Do you guys know any shops that will ship one to another state?

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    Quote Originally Posted by danderson View Post
    Do you guys know any shops that will ship one to another state?
    Call Gerk's in Issaquah, WA. They have a medium in-stock.

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    Specialized dealers will usually say they are not allowed to sell mail order, but if you tell them your story and be nice you can twist their arm. I got one sent to me last year when I was in California.

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    I about got the same story on the stumpy evo comp I just ordered. It's coming from the last shipment of those bikes. I was told they've really reduced the number of 26" bikes made.
    Taking it easy for all you sinners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jubilee View Post
    I about got the same story on the stumpy evo comp I just ordered. It's coming from the last shipment of those bikes. I was told they've really reduced the number of 26" bikes made.
    Same here. Ordered my stumpy evo comp 26'' and I'm more or less on a "waiting list" which clearly blows. However, the LBS basically told me that they will get me the bike worst case through another bike shop. I'm gonna cry if I don't get that bike

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    What's the real deal about the '13 expert evo..

    "Last production run..."

    " this is the first and only production run..."

    " read on another forum that due date is in April some time..."

    Looking to upgrade my 08 enduro sl to the new one.

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    Anyone??

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    Quote Originally Posted by jubilee View Post
    I about got the same story on the stumpy evo comp I just ordered. It's coming from the last shipment of those bikes. I was told they've really reduced the number of 26" bikes made.
    Yeah Im kinda bummed the 26er is going to down the crapper in terms of stock. I too had to order a 26er fsr. My local dealer in Wyoming and even other specialized shops in Colorado dont stock the 26er stumpy's anymore. I talked with the shop manager of one store and he said he cant sell the 26ers anymore, he said nobody wants them. Which is a crying shame, I wonder if specialized will be a 29er only company in the future. Im not getting on the wagon wheel any time soon. I have been a die hard stumpy fan for years, hopefully specialized has a 650b in the near future for my next purchase.

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    What frame size are you looking for in regards to the enduro expert evo?
    08 Enduro: '12 Van RC2, Push DHX 5 coil, Flow EX, Hope m4, 750mm bar, Blacklite Post.

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    All done now. I guess I am one of the fee to own one of these. Now I just need to sell the brakes and wheels from the new bike. And a few goodies from my 08 enduro like a pushed dhx4 and ti coil. Rolling frame and older command post.

    I ended up with the large

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    Sounds good. What spring weight is that ti coil you got?

    Yeah I just recently sat on one at my lbs and fell in love, the bike is expensive but you're getting top of the line components You couldn't buy the comp model and add everything to it at that price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssrmr2 View Post
    All done now. I guess I am one of the fee to own one of these. Now I just need to sell the brakes and wheels from the new bike. And a few goodies from my 08 enduro like a pushed dhx4 and ti coil. Rolling frame and older command post.

    I ended up with the large
    Pics!!!

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    Yeah I am taking off the avid trails, wheel set, bars and replacing with items I had on my SL.

    The ti spring I have is a 450. The dhx4 was also pushed to the high end mod.

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    Kind of interested in the ti spring. How much do you weigh? I weigh between 170-175.
    08 Enduro: '12 Van RC2, Push DHX 5 coil, Flow EX, Hope m4, 750mm bar, Blacklite Post.

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    I just got my Enduro Evo Comp yesterday. My shop called me a week ago as soon as they found out they were getting a shipment. So there may be hope

    I don't know if there's any left because I was even on a waiting list, but it was at Mojo Wheels Denver

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    Quote Originally Posted by tecknojoe View Post
    I just got my Enduro Evo Comp yesterday. My shop called me a week ago as soon as they found out they were getting a shipment. So there may be hope

    I don't know if there's any left because I was even on a waiting list, but it was at Mojo Wheels Denver
    Word...I just picked up my Enduro Evo Comp today from Mojo Wheels, it was the last size Large they had, not sure if they are getting anymore. When I was waiting in the shop, I think I saw a couple other Evos but they were either a medium or small. If anyone in Denver is looking to pick up one of these bikes you should give them a call...they might be able to order one.

    Have you had a chance to ride it yet? The weather sucked today so I wasn't able to get out there (it was too late in the day anyways).

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    I only rode it down the street, I'm taking it out today after work. You probly saw the dudes putting mine together, my brother was there to pick it up. Mojos is awesome, those guys really know their ****

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    Can't wait to roll mine. A few more pieces and then it's on!! Have you guys with the ccdb gone softer on the spring vs stock? Getting the 550 spring for the new ride, hopefully it's not too soft.

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    Anyone know the I-I and stroke of the ccdb?? Looking at a ti coil...

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    I've had a chance to pedal my enduro evo comp a few times now. I got some lighter tires and I'm down to 34lbs 3oz. This bike pedals VERY well for being a downhill capable bike. I used to really dislike going uphill on my SX trail2, but this bike is MUCH better. very light and flickable, I can feel a huge difference.

    The real test will come in june when winter park opens and I can take it on some full downhill terrain. As light as this bike is, I have to admit I'm a little nervous about how well it will hold up to the abuse.

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    Wow... 34+ lbs. considered light! I think the new Santa Cruz v10 downhill bike with Enve wheels is just a little heavier...

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    Just took my evo expert for the pop the cherry ride. It climbs well for the first ride. Changed the spring to a 550 instead. It wallows a bit but itch more lsc I think I can get that out. It rides good. The one bad thing.... Is the new rear derailer. It has something similar to shadow plus. Since there is no chain slap you can not really tell how fast you are going!!! Dropped the bike. But all in learning.

    Love the bike.

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    Hi All, I'm a newbie here and recently I purchased a 2013 Expert Evo. Bike looks awesome and will be riding this weekend. However, I need help with the suspension tuning setup and was wondering if you guys could give me some pointers. I weigh approximately 75-76 kgs with full gear on. Bike frame size is medium. Running a FOX 36 Van RC2 fork and Cane Creek Double Barrel Coil rear shock.

    Please help as I'm getting desperate.

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    Congrats on the new ride. Check with the shop wherever you got the bike, they can probably get you a good start. Also look at the manuals and/or manufacturer websites. Here's an example for your shock (CC's suggested starting point):
    Cane Creek Suspension Base Tunes

    remember that small adjustments can change the feel dramatically so go slow and make small tweaks. Be patient and have fun

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    Thanks jumpcaser. I believe I've managed to adjust the front but problem now is with the rear. I can't measure the sag as part of the point is blocked by the frame. The bike shop doesn't have good technicians . Their knowledge is up to assembling the bike only. Based on the guide in CC web, I can now know how to adjust the compression.

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    No problem Endee. Measuring sag on the rear is best with a buddy and a ruler or tape measure. This quick how may help:
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    We need some pics in this forum guys!

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    Hi jumpcaser. I totally agree with you on having a buddy help out when measuring the sag. Do u think I could adjust the compression and rebound first before I adjust the sag? I'll have to wait till sat before I can have a biking buddy help me out with the sag?

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    Another way is to move the bumper up against the shock. Get on the bike. Then dismount and measure

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    In my experience, setting the sag first is the best thing to do, it's also what they recommend in the CCDB manual. Any settings you make (like rebound) might be affected by the change in setting the sag. My buddy recently got a CCDB and we've been playing with the settings. What a nice shock, have fun with it!

    Yeah, good point ssrmr2 about using the bumper to measure sag solo.

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    Hi ssrmr2. Thank you for the input. What do you mean by using the bumper to measure? Could you help elaborate?

    Hi Jumpcaser, is that your bike? Out of curiosity, whats your setting on your Fox Van fork?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Endee View Post
    Hi ssrmr2. Thank you for the input. What do you mean by using the bumper to measure? Could you help elaborate?
    I believe he's referring to the rubber o-ring on the shock shaft. Push it up against the primary cylinder of the shock, sit on bike so it sags, dismount bike, look at how much the o-ring has moved. There's your sag.

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    There is a bottom out bumper against the spring perch. Carefully used something to pry it up off the perch. I mean careful. Do not scratch the piston. It's a bit hardto move but you can difinately move the bumper. Once it's pushed up against the shock body. Get on the bike. Then get off. Use a ruler or something to measure sag.

    Btw I have a 550 spring on mine and not the 600 that it comes with. The 550 spring made it sag more!! I am almost thinking about preloading the spring another turn

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    Hi bad andy and ssrmr2. Thank you very much. It sure will help me a lot as I'm dying to try out my bike for the very 1st time since I bought it 2 weeks ago. My main concern is on the settings of the shocks as they're very new to me. I'm a dummy user. My ride is pretty standard except for the brakes which I changes to Saint as SRam brakes does not suit the singapore and malaysian climate. It keeps jamming up and requires very frequent bleeding.

    Any pointers you guys could share with me on the bike? Anything I should look out for?

    Do share. I'll give my 1st update as soon as I can after my ride.

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    Just picked up one of these rigs. Tried to swap the stem to a Thomson. The steer tube was cut so short I could only fit the new stem flush with the headset. Not psyched. Anybody else run into this issue?

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    I didn't swap stems but make sure the stem screws are tight. During climbing features " rocks" the stem twisted in the steerer tube and almost went down for the 2nd time same day. Also make sure the fork is pulled up into the head tube all the way. Think mine was a bit loose. So far those are the only things I had issues with.

    Noticed a bit of rubbing from the spring onto the black sleeve.



    Here's mine. Hadley hubs.hope brakes. Renthal bars
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    Hi bad andy and ssrmr2. On day 1 (saturday), we went to this island called Pulau Ubin in Singapore. Weather was perfect and after b'fast, we boarded the boat to take us over to the island. Upon reaching, I managed to set the sag to exactly 19mm and we started cruising to the trails. I've to admit that I probably had the most exciting, wonderful and torturing weedend ever. The handling was superb. Bike was well planted and i had a plushy ride. There were a couple of dh slopes which i trully enjoyed the most. Used about 60% of the fork travel. Tha was the sweet part. The ass-kicking part was climbing and cycling back home which was a killer. Along the way home, we went to another bike park in Tempines trails. It's a manmade trail and totally didn't suit the bike. After the long and hot ride, we finally decided to grab some lunch before cycling home. When I reached home, I could barely feel my legs.
    On day 2 (Sunday), went to another trail in Bukit Timah. It's more of a XC/trail kinda place with a few technical dh spots. Again, the bike performed really well and I had another satisfactory ride.

    Overall, I covered approx 80km on both trails and road. Legs are like jelly. Exhausted. Kickass ride and TOTALLY SATISFIED!!!
    I can't seem to upload pics here. Any idea why?

    Thank you.
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