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    How does it climb ? long steep climbs....is it slow?

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    WHAT SIZE do I need. I am 5'9". I think a medium but when I went to the geometry chart I saw they shrunk the top tube from the 2010 and 2011 tope tube on the enduro for the 2013. I had the 2011
    sworks enduro and it was a perfect fit with a 60mm stem..... I am scared to get a medium because it is 20mm shorter on the top actual top tube measurement. What is the better length to look at the actual or the horizontal length? Should I get a large or the medium?? Please let me know your thoughts.... I am stressing out over this

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    Quote Originally Posted by ski1970 View Post
    WHAT SIZE do I need. I am 5'9". I think a medium but when I went to the geometry chart I saw they shrunk the top tube from the 2010 and 2011 tope tube on the enduro for the 2013. I had the 2011
    sworks enduro and it was a perfect fit with a 60mm stem..... I am scared to get a medium because it is 20mm shorter on the top actual top tube measurement. What is the better length to look at the actual or the horizontal length? Should I get a large or the medium?? Please let me know your thoughts.... I am stressing out over this
    I'm 5'11" and the medium for me with 60mm stem is perfect for XCish and 50mm for more aggressive AM type. I guess it all depends on your torso/reach etc... I have always ride medium when I was on the border just for the quicker handling and agility.

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    Rocket Ron /Racing Ralph on an Enduro? These are pure CC tires!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernVelo View Post
    I can't speak for aappling, but I had good luck pulling the front shock pivot bolt. After pulling the bolt you can lower the front end of the shock just enough to stick your pinkie finger in the cable exit hole. Feed the housing until it hits your finger then use your finger to guide the housing out of the frame. Takes about 5 minutes.
    Like SV said it was pretty simple. I used a different approach. I just used an L shape Allen key(3mm) and before pushing housing through put it above the exit hole. Hen the housing protruded I simply pulled down on the Allen key and that was it. Another friend I spoke to made a loop with an old spoke and ran the housing into that and pulled it down. So there are a few ways to go about it. All in all very simple.

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    I too have alway been on a medium however I was looking at a ibis mojo and it seemed to short and cramped and I had a carbon Nomad and it was almost to short, ( there is no way I could have ran a 60 or 50 stem on it and that is what I like) My torso is paportinate to my lower legs of a 30 31 inseam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirkinho View Post
    Rocket Ron /Racing Ralph on an Enduro? These are pure CC tires!
    That's what they are listed as, but I have ridden them hard in some of North Georgia's most demanding terrain at speed through some serious babyhead rock gardens, rocky creek crossings, and pushing hard through corners. The new Rocket Rons tread is actually quite aggressive and has great traction. The Racing Ralph has a nice predictable drift/breakaway that makes for nice cornering but pretty decent traction until it gets a little wet. Then it can be underwhelmed. At 28-30psi rear under hard cornering no squirmy feeling. I have a nobby nic 2.4 w/Trailstar as well and honestly it does have better front traction and damping properties, but for the terrain around here, unless im doing a Super D, or heading to Pisgah, this combo with the lower rolling resistance is working great. I have the butcher as well and fast trak combo that I like too, but you can feel the extra weight of the butcher on long rides and the new Rocket Rons cornering is quite impressive.

    Nothing beats real world testing, so just because it's listed as XC, doesn't necessarily mean it can't blur the lines of aggressive XC/AM riding. The life may be shorter lived with how I ride it, but the combo is treating me right.
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    got your point. I have been riding Rocket Rons for 3 years now in CC races. Great under dry conditions but there are better alternatives in mud/rain at least as front tire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirkinho View Post
    Rocket Ron /Racing Ralph on an Enduro? These are pure CC tires!
    HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!! yea...have to agree....I used the NN 2.4 SS on frt and 2.2 RR SS on rear of my stumpy evo and they were HORRIBLE

    IMO...even in the SS the sidewall is still too thin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Intenseman View Post
    Here...in France

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    These are very cool. I followed the link to the site and as someone said tough to navigate for non French speaking folk as myself.

    Has anyone had experience getting these in the US? Any other items like this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirkinho View Post
    got your point. I have been riding Rocket Rons for 3 years now in CC races. Great under dry conditions but there are better alternatives in mud/rain at least as front tire.
    What do you run for trail in the wet? Do you have a spare set of wheels that keep a different tire setup handy?

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    How does the enduro s works 2013 climb? Is it slow going up steep long hills? Does the cane creek shock without a lockout option affect the climbing? Please i am about to buy a new bike and i am between the enduro or the new stumpy evo

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    ... and if we just ...

    if u that worried about climbing...then get the stumpy EVO

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    Quote Originally Posted by EGREGOR View Post
    How does the enduro s works 2013 climb? Is it slow going up steep long hills? Does the cane creek shock without a lockout option affect the climbing? Please i am about to buy a new bike and i am between the enduro or the new stumpy evo
    Really is all about the majority of riding you do. My enduro is 26.3 lbs and climbs better than my Mojo HD that was 28.7lb DW link. Granted thats 2.5lbs weight loss, but the actual traction and efficienct increased also. I was able to climb this one techy section 3 for 3 times, where in the past i was 1 for 5. Real workd proof...for me at least. That's both bikes at 28% sag no platform on either. Although the DB Air has a 4 click add of LSC adjustment it knocks the edge off just enough to provide a nice feel when pressing hard up hill. If you want more pedal efficiency run 25-26% sag, but then you are starting to firm up a bike that was intended to go go down fast and you slightly compromise that aspect of its performance. You won't go wrong with either the stumpy or enduro. One will be lighter than the other and blue the lines between descending confidence and climbing efficiency.
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    Thanks a lot! ...i am leaning towards the enduro ...I have a GF Superfly 100 but will like a more AM bike with more travel , i was going to get the santa cruz tallboy LTc until i saw the new specialized bikes! and the Enduro is a beauty. But it will be going back to a 26 from a 29

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailwerks View Post
    These are very cool. I followed the link to the site and as someone said tough to navigate for non French speaking folk as myself.

    Has anyone had experience getting these in the US? Any other items like this?

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    Hi Curtis

    For Info, 2013 Carbon Enduro model will be available very soon (8-10 days), I sent him an S-Works Molt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Intenseman View Post
    Hi Curtis

    For Info, 2013 Carbon Enduro model will be available very soon (8-10 days), I sent him an S-Works Molt

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    Nice! Keep us posted when they are ready!

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    I have already received my wheelset



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    Quote Originally Posted by Intenseman View Post
    Hi Curtis

    For Info, 2013 Carbon Enduro model will be available very soon (8-10 days), I sent him an S-Works Molt

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    Thanks for getting the ball rolling. I'm interested in picking up a set once they become available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Intenseman View Post
    I have already received my wheelset
    Wheels look nice!! Is the last one your XD driver body? For what hub/spoke combo. Weight

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    Aivee Hubs (French products) / Sapim CX Ray

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    Quote Originally Posted by Intenseman View Post


    Looks NICE!!!

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    Awesome ride. You're already upgrading and I haven't even finished my build.

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    Have any of you guys had any issues setting up the XX1 derailleur? Mine is working and shifting fine, but it feels like I'm getting a sound in the middle gears like it is wanting shift up or down. I can remove it a little with the barrel adjust, but then there is a slight compromise in one direction or the other direction of shift. Almost a slight delay due to the cable tension. I followed the setup instructions to the T. Setting the B tension was a list different than any other detailleur. So I may just start over with that.

    Again, it is working great even with this small little hiccup. Could be a little cable stretch occurring too. Just wanted to see if anyone else had ran into this while riding.

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    What size headset cups does the Enduro frame take? Looked on the Specialized site but it was vague. Looking to use an angle adjustable headset to slacken it to around 65 degrees. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by capslayer View Post
    What size headset cups does the Enduro frame take? Looked on the Specialized site but it was vague. Looking to use an angle adjustable headset to slacken it to around 65 degrees. Thanks!
    Not sure. However, I may be wrong, but I don't think you can run an Angleset with this frame since it doesn't use cups that would interface with the gimble (ie.Cane Creek-style) that allows you to adjust the head angle. I would check with them and Specialized first to protect your frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Intenseman View Post
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    looks awesome!!!! but isnt your rear tire on backwards?

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    How you guys liking the 34 on the front? Contemplating ordering a float 36 for my build but do have a 2013 34 float I could put on her. Just wondering if in very rocky terrain ie Colorado if your feeling the front end isn't up to task to keep up with that rear end? Thanks for input

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcjonessnp175 View Post
    How you guys liking the 34 on the front? Contemplating ordering a float 36 for my build but do have a 2013 34 float I could put on her. Just wondering if in very rocky terrain ie Colorado if your feeling the front end isn't up to task to keep up with that rear end? Thanks for input

    Jonesy
    I haven't noticed any issues with fore/aft flex. Tracking on rough N. Georgia rootu/rocky terrain has been just as confidence inspiring as my Lyrik/36's I've owned. The lower weight helps too. I'm actually getting an Xfusion Slant to try ad well to see which one feels better damping wise. I'll post some reviews once it comes in mid to late Feb

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    Good to hear brother sounds like ill use the 34. It's been great on my stumpy evo


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    Is it safe to run a 180 Fox Float on this bike. I know Specialized says you can only go up by 10mm from the amount of rear travel (165mm) but has anybody done it and will the frame handle it? I would only do it when I take the bike to a mountain bike park like Whistler or Trestle and Keystone then go back to the normal 160 fork.

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    Just do it ! If anything happens to your frame, nobody will ask for the fork length.

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    Any of you S Works owners care to post a photo with better lighting of the upper shock eyelet? There is one early in this thread but the lighting isn't good, can't see the eyelet.

    I would appreciate it.

    Thanks

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    OMG.... just gorgeous... man, that is a good looking bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ski1970 View Post
    Is it safe to run a 180 Fox Float on this bike. I know Specialized says you can only go up by 10mm from the amount of rear travel (165mm) but has anybody done it and will the frame handle it? I would only do it when I take the bike to a mountain bike park like Whistler or Trestle and Keystone then go back to the normal 160 fork.
    I asked the question as saving for a frame and thinking on using my 180mm TALAS and got told it will defo void warranty plus the bike will be way to slack.

    The bike might handle it though but I think only a handful of people have been able to get their S-Works therefore, no real feedback might be found on the interwebs.

    Quote Originally Posted by san_andreas View Post
    Just do it ! If anything happens to your frame, nobody will ask for the fork length.
    Yeah, do it as Specialized will be so dumb to see the broken frame and not work out the cause of it.

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    New question here.

    Beautiful bike you have. I'm getting mine built very soon.

    I have problem finding info on the headset compatible with the frame, so I'm curious what headset do you use for your build?

    Thanks so much
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    Leoseven 2013 Spe Enduro Carbon....Carbon protection will be available next week

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    ENDURO CARBON 2013 - Leoseven

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    Quote Originally Posted by Intenseman View Post
    Leoseven 2013 Spe Enduro Carbon....Carbon protection will be available next week

    (2013 Enduro Allow model on photo)


    ENDURO CARBON 2013 - Leoseven

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    Re: 2013 S-Works Enduro Build Thread

    I use google chrome which translates the the entire website. I hope they ship outside the eu, I want one and I'm in Oz.

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    I'm French...

    He can ship outside Europe...but Only in America & Asia

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    La vente en ligne des produits et services présentés dans le site est réservée aux acheteurs qui résident en France, dans les Dom-Tom, Monaco, Europe, Amérique, Asie."

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    What do you think of the blue (Cyan)

    I just picked this up yesterday...2013 S-Works Enduro Build Thread-img_20130202_111039_412_2.jpg2013 S-Works Enduro Build Thread-img_20130202_111032_059_2.jpg2013 S-Works Enduro Build Thread-img_20130202_123908_606.jpg

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    That blue looks killer.

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    Hey Intenseman, I have a stock '13 Enduro and it comes with an MRP Chain Guide. I was thinking about taking it off because it seems like the XX1 doesnt need it. Have you had any chain dropping problems?

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    Is the steer tube (head tube) on the new S Works enduro regular like a normal bikes bottom of the head tube? Meaning when you take the fork off is it normal like other bikes and forks or is it like past enduros were you need a special type adaptor thing to put on the fork to change forks? I had a 2011 enduro S Works and I had to buy and utilize a certain adaptor on the fork I put on it. Please let me know. Thank you

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    Anyone else waiting on a frame that was supposed to ship this week?

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    Hey there what width BB/cranks are to be used with the S-Works frame? I have my frame ordered and I'm hoping to run Shimano cranks with the Raceface PFBB30 adapter. I presume I'll need the 68/73mm cranks and adapter (i.e NOT the 83mm one). Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimEG View Post
    Anyone else waiting on a frame that was supposed to ship this week?
    Yes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by james_95 View Post
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