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    2013 S-Works Enduro Build Thread

    Well, since the time is getting close for delivery I thought I would start this off to help with fighting off the anxiety of waiting till December. Haven't been this pumped about getting a new bike in a while, and I have had quite a few...at least one new per year. UGI is a horrible disease. That and curiosity of wanting to actually ride the different designs and suspension offerings to see what feels best for my style!

    So, I'll be specing this build as follows:

    2013 Specialized Enduro S-Works (M) black/red
    2013 Rockshox Lyrik 170mm Solo Air w/Avalanche cartridge
    2013 Fox 34 Float 160 CTD
    Renthal duo stem 50mm
    Enve 28" wide DH bars
    XTR rear shifter
    ODI Ruffian lock on
    Kindshock Lev 125mm drop
    Specialized Henge Pro saddle
    Race Face SIXC carbon cranks
    Race PF30 Adaptor
    XT pedals
    E13 32 single ring
    E13 TR+ 1x10 guide
    XTR Shadow Plus medium cage rear der
    XTR chain
    XTR 11-36 Cassette
    Enve All Mtn rims laced to Red King Hubs w/DT Swiss Aerolite spokes
    XTR Trail brakes 183mm rotors
    Specialized 2.3 2Bliss Butcher frt tire
    Specialized 2.3 2Bliss purgatory/ground control/fast trak depending on conditions.
    Ti bolts on rotors, stem, any other non proprietary bolt

    Hopefully should be about 27-28 or less. Looking forward to it!
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    biker build-off

    I'm in the same boat. This wait it killing me!

    On the way is my med red and black s-works frame

    I have ready to go:

    XO trail brakes
    Haven carbon bars
    2013 Fox 36 160mm Float
    2012/2013 Roval Traverse carbon wheelset red and black
    Chromag 40mm stem
    2013 Spec butcher front on order, 2013 purgatory rear too
    Sram Carbon PF30 crankset (like XO) with ceramic PF30bb
    MRP 32t Bling ring direct mounted
    Sram XO type 2 rear der
    Dura Ace chain
    Straitline AMP pedals
    WTB Ti Devo saddle (red and white one)
    waiting on 2013 MRP single guide
    ODI ruffian grips (red)
    XO 10spd rear shifter black
    XO 1080 10spd cassette 11-36

    will post pics once this bad boy gets built. Expecting 27lbs or so.
    Have a nice ride!

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    you know the actual weight of the frame with the double barrel

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    Quote Originally Posted by pluto04 View Post
    you know the actual weight of the frame with the double barrel
    No. I heard it was just under or right at 6lbs

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    This thread is stupid without pictures!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaronpass View Post
    This thread is stupid without pictures!!
    I know. Now that I've posted it, it's almost more torture than help. But at least we can all share in our anxious waiting issues together!:-). Pics will be added as soon as it is in my possession!

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    also put a photo with the frame in the balance!!!
    currently own a 2012 transition covert but this enduro 2013 tickles me, mainly because of its weight.

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    This is my project

    http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/2...senduronew.jpg


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    Quote Originally Posted by Intenseman View Post
    This is my project

    http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/2...senduronew.jpg


    Eric...from France
    Wow. That's an amazing write up of a build spec. Is that your build? Pretty cool. Had the Bos Deville and loved it but couldn't get any response from Bos so I sold it. Great build. Looking forward to seeing the real thing!

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    Yes, it will be mine

    I use Bos suspensions since few years...on All Mountain & Downhill (SC Blur LTc & Intense M9)
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    why do you want to use the "Race Face SIXC carbon cranks" and not sworks carbon cranks? are they not durable and stiff enough? I cannot believe it Please clarify

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    [QUOTE=madhead;9817384]why do you want to use the "Race Face SIXC carbon cranks" and not sworks carbon cranks? are they not durable and stiff enough? I cannot believe it Please clarify[/QUOTE

    I'm sure the sworks cranks are great, I just already have the Race Face cranks and I'm building this bike from the frame up. Some of the parts are coming off my Mojo HD.

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    Anyone receive any updates?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aappling72 View Post
    Anyone receive any updates?
    I expect receive mine for December

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    order : end of July
    "Expected" availability date : 15th October-> end of November or beginning December -> ???
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    Just spoke with the Specialized Concept shop in San Diego I ordered my Sworks frame through. When I ordered the frame back in late July, the estimated date was Oct, then it went Nov, then Dec.

    The dealer site is now showing July on it, but the shop spoke to someone at Specialized on the phone who told them that there are 10 of the frames from the first run available (sounds like that run are all the ones we've been seeing in press camps, pro riders, etc, the second run won't have frames available until July... so since I got my order in so long ago, he said I will be getting mine from the first run, which will be shipping after the new year.

    Not the greatest news in the world, but at least it sounds like I won't be waiting till next summer.
    Have a nice ride!

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    So they are only making 10 per run? If you would have to wait until July, might as well hold out for the '14.
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    I was told dec.23

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    SoCal rep just told me Dec 23 now too.
    Have a nice ride!

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    Was now informed that it will be the first week in January instead of the 23rd. And fortunately, I ordered mine in June and from a shop that has high priority with Specialized so I'll be getting 1 of 8 frame only arrivals in the red/black combo. Blue/black combos are late Jan. Even more anxious now. Hurry!!!

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    I received mine yesterday...in France




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    Quote Originally Posted by Intenseman View Post
    I received mine yesterday...in France




    Beautiful. Is that the complete bike? The completes were early and I think frames were shortly behind those. Getting pumped for mine to get here...What is the little lever on what looks like the low speed compression hex on the CCDB air? Tell me that's a permanent solution for some sort of platform?? Was wondering if they were gonna ever do that? Awesome if so!!
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    That lever is indeed for the lsc. Brandon Sloan had it on his proto aswell for climbing assitance. looks like it did make it to production?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mantra View Post
    That lever is indeed for the lsc. Brandon Sloan had it on his proto aswell for climbing assitance. looks like it did make it to production?!
    Thats great to hear!!

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    I thought you had the Bos Deville specd with Enve wheels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aappling72 View Post
    I thought you had the Bos Deville specd with Enve wheels?
    I'm awaiting Enve wheels

    bike not finished (hose not cut,...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by aappling72 View Post
    Thats great to hear!!
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    This thread makes me very anxious for my red/black enduro frameset to arrive. Post up some ride reviews if you've got some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Intenseman View Post
    I'm awaiting Enve wheels

    bike not finished (hose not cut,...)

    Wow man. A work of art!! Love it! What are you going to do with the rovals?

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    I forgot to mention...the range of this lsc lever is 4 clicks.

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    Intenseman, just curious if anything came standard to protect the downtube where the sworks logo is?

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    I received the bike with a clear protection on all the big S-Works logo on the bottom of the "downtube"


    I will receive my custom carbone protection in 2 weeks...like this




    ...but fort the 2013 Enduro S-Works frame

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    Quote Originally Posted by Intenseman View Post
    I received the bike with a clear protection on all the big S-Works logo on the bottom of the "downtube"


    I will receive my custom carbone protection in 2 weeks...like this




    ...but fort the 2013 Enduro S-Works frame

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    Nice!!! Been looking for something like that. Where did you find it?

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    Here...in France

    Leoseven

    He will make the mold this week

    Soon available on his website

    P.S : i have same protection on my Intense M9



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    Quote Originally Posted by aappling72 View Post
    Wow man. A work of art!! Love it! What are you going to do with the rovals?
    Perhaps sell it to a 26" Specialized owner (142plus rear hub...20 & 15mm front axle compatible)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Intenseman View Post
    Here...in France

    Leoseven

    He will make the mold this week

    Soon available on his website

    P.S : i have same protection on my Intense M9



    I would love to get one of those for mine as well as that rear half fender piece. Hard to navigate the site since I don't speak French. Are they available now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Intenseman View Post
    Perhaps sell it to a 26" Specialized owner (142plus rear hub...20 & 15mm front axle compatible)
    May be interested in the wheels as a spare set to my Enves. PM a price in US Dollars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Intenseman View Post
    Perhaps sell it to a 26" Specialized owner (142plus rear hub...20 & 15mm front axle compatible)
    May be interested in the wheels as a spare set to my Enves. PM a price in US Dollars.

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    Intenseman very sweet enduro please give us a review on how she rides. I want one sooo bad.

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    Whats the bike weigh in at? It looks pretty awesome. I am wondering how it compares to the stumpy EVO.
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    12 kg 450 (27.44755 lbs)



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    Quote Originally Posted by Intenseman View Post
    12 kg 450 (27.44755 lbs)



    Sooooooo NICE!!! Can't wait to hear how it rides with the new suspension adjustments and DBAIR. Hopefully mine will be here in the next week or two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Intenseman View Post
    12 kg 450 (27.44755 lbs)

    Tenseman...what came with the headset? Was there a specific crown race and bearings that came with it or did you have to supply those. The website is a little vague. Just wanted to make sure I have everything I need when it arrives.

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    Good job! Really nice

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    12 kg 450 (27.44755 lbs)



    Very nice indeed. Where did U get ur BOS fork?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Intenseman View Post
    12 kg 450 (27.44755 lbs)



    figured at least 1 more person needed to quote the pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pvflyer View Post
    Very nice indeed. Where did U get ur BOS fork?

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by aappling72 View Post
    Tenseman...what came with the headset? Was there a specific crown race and bearings that came with it or did you have to supply those. The website is a little vague. Just wanted to make sure I have everything I need when it arrives.
    I received the complete bike...with Tapered Fox fork, FSA 1.5" crown race,...with all bearing, of course .

    I don't know if frames where available with headset
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    Well just got the news that mine will be here Wednesday!!!

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    Lucky. My frameset is expected to arrive mid January.

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    Did you go with the black/blue combo or red/black? I was surprised when I got the call. I wasn't expecting it until mid to late January.

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    Red/Black in Large.

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    Hey Guys,
    I will order my Frameset on Friday when my dealer comes back.
    What Headset could I use if I want to use a tapered fork?
    Should be light but tough ;-)
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cubebiker View Post
    Hey Guys,
    I will order my Frameset on Friday when my dealer comes back.
    What Headset could I use if I want to use a tapered fork?
    Should be light but tough ;-)
    Thanks!
    The frameset should include a headset for a tapered fork. I'm not clear on the exact make/model though. Hopefully appling72 will be able to fill us in once his frame arrives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aappling72 View Post
    Did you go with the black/blue combo or red/black? I was surprised when I got the call. I wasn't expecting it until mid to late January.
    I just noticed you're in GA too. Which shop did you order your frame from? Also, what color did you go with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernVelo View Post
    I just noticed you're in GA too. Which shop did you order your frame from? Also, what color did you go with?
    Roswell bikes. Ordered back in June. Red/black - Medium

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    Quote Originally Posted by aappling72 View Post
    Roswell bikes. Ordered back in June. Red/black - Medium
    Nice. P'Tree Buckhead here. Ordered in October.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernVelo View Post
    Nice. P'Tree Buckhead here. Ordered in October.
    Cool!! We're close. Need to hook up and ride. PM me your info.

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    My S-Works, size L

    fork: Fox 34 Talas RC2
    shock: CCDB Air
    stem: Easton 35 Havoc
    bar: Easton Havoc Carbon
    grips: ODI Intense
    brakes: X.0 Trail Worldcup
    saddle: SLR Carbonio
    seatpost: Command Post
    clamp: Schraubwürger
    Antrieb: XX1 mit 32er KB
    wheekset: Roval Traversé SL tubeless
    tires: Purgatory / Butcher
    pedals: twenty6 Rallye, Stahlachse

    weight: 12,3 kg









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    Quote Originally Posted by san_andreas View Post
    My S-Works, size L

    fork: Fox 34 Talas RC2
    shock: CCDB Air
    stem: Easton 35 Havoc
    bar: Easton Havoc Carbon
    grips: ODI Intense
    brakes: X.0 Trail Worldcup
    saddle: SLR Carbonio
    seatpost: Command Post
    clamp: Schraubwürger
    Antrieb: XX1 mit 32er KB
    wheekset: Roval Traversé SL tubeless
    tires: Purgatory / Butcher
    pedals: twenty6 Rallye, Stahlachse

    weight: 12,3 kg
    Very nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by san_andreas View Post
    My S-Works, size L

    fork: Fox 34 Talas RC2
    shock: CCDB Air
    stem: Easton 35 Havoc
    bar: Easton Havoc Carbon
    grips: ODI Intense
    brakes: X.0 Trail Worldcup
    saddle: SLR Carbonio
    seatpost: Command Post
    clamp: Schraubwürger
    Antrieb: XX1 mit 32er KB
    wheekset: Roval Traversé SL tubeless
    tires: Purgatory / Butcher
    pedals: twenty6 Rallye, Stahlachse

    weight: 12,3 kg

    Beautiful bike!! So glad mine is arriving Wednesday. Might need therapy if it was delayed again!:-).

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    Quote Originally Posted by aappling72 View Post
    May be interested in the wheels as a spare set to my Enves. PM a price in US Dollars.
    Annonces VTT : Roval Traverse SL 26" 142plus
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    Dam killer bike, I wish I could afford that! I must be in the wrong career field.

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    Finally Arrived!!!

    Quick phone pics of the long awaited day! I'll snap some better ones.

    Frame weight below:

    Medium S-Works Enduro w/rear DT Swiss Axle, seat clamp, and Cane Creek DB-Air - 6.64 lbs. This thing looks even better in person! Build pics to come!
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    very nice. I picked up mine yesterday and its missing the LSC lever on the DBAir. After seeing your frameset I am positive that specialized owes me a lever for my shock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernVelo View Post
    very nice. I picked up mine yesterday and its missing the LSC lever on the DBAir. After seeing your frameset I am positive that specialized owes me a lever for my shock.
    Cool. I would say you may have better luck getting that from Cane Creek than Specialized. I would try both.

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    My shop, Cane Creek and Specialized have all been informed. I'll let you know what happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernVelo View Post
    My shop, Cane Creek and Specialized have all been informed. I'll let you know what happens.
    Good. Stinks you didn't have it upon arrival. It will get resolved I'm sure. It's a cool feature. The CCDB coil and air has needed something like that. Glad they added it!

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    So does the frame come with headset and bottom bracket? My frame should be here next week!


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    The frame includes an FSA headset w/ split 1.5" base plate & white specialized cap. No bottom bracket or adapters included.

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    What's the rear wheel clearance like? Any chance of doing a 27.5" wheel conversion on this latest 2013 model?
    Not really doing much Ridin' or Diggin'

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    So for those of you with the bike and or frame, how's that db air shock working and overall ride impressions? Anybody coming from a stumpy evo expert have any comparisons? Can't wait for my frame and build up!


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    Quote Originally Posted by GlennW View Post
    What's the rear wheel clearance like? Any chance of doing a 27.5" wheel conversion on this latest 2013 model?
    Rear clearance w/ a 2.35" Hans Dampf mounted on a DT XM450 is approx 1cm.

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    I have never been a huge big S fan, but the new Enduro made me drool while in the bike shop. The geometry, travel, weight, etc is near perfect. I am envious of you guys! Can't wait for the ride reports!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernVelo View Post
    Rear clearance w/ a 2.35" Hans Dampf mounted on a DT XM450 is approx 1cm.
    Thanks for the info.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dude! View Post
    I have never been a huge big S fan, but the new Enduro made me drool
    Agreed. I was looking at Mojo HD/SB66c/Nomad C options, but this S-Works Enduro really does look superb - the XX1, CCDB Air and carbon wheels are highly appealing.
    Not really doing much Ridin' or Diggin'

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    Build in Progress...

    Well here are couple more sneak peaks as the build progresses. Poor lighting = poor iphone photo. I will do a complete quality photo set after build is complete. So far this thing is beautiful. I have custom red Fox 34 decals going on the fork that is going to look killer. These are just a few shots of the progress.
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    Looks good. Let me know how the fork works out for you. Just installed a new Lyrik RC2L on mine. A few more parts and ill be ready to post some pics.

    Also, I spoke with Cane Creek customer service and they're sending me the missing LSC lever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernVelo View Post
    Looks good. Let me know how the fork works out for you. Just installed a new Lyrik RC2L on mine. A few more parts and ill be ready to post some pics.

    Also, I spoke with Cane Creek customer service and they're sending me the missing LSC lever.
    Cool. I will. I thought about the lyrik and still may depending on the 34 fairs.

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    You are final got your Enduro aappling! I'm jealous! I remember somebody saying they weren't gonna go with Fox or XX1 for the build. haha Looks good man.
    Once the build is finished you need to make your way back up here and we can give Farlow another try. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by erikrc10 View Post
    You are final got your Enduro aappling! I'm jealous! I remember somebody saying they weren't gonna go with Fox or XX1 for the build. haha Looks good man.
    Once the build is finished you need to make your way back up here and we can give Farlow another try. ;-)
    Ha!!! Hey man. Yeah I know. Still messing with the 34 Float. It feels good but haven't found anything better at this weight. Was hoping Xfusion would have something out but they are a ways out yet. So we'll see. The XX1 just perked my curiosity to much to not give it a try. Def gonna get back up there. I'll hit ya up when I do. Hope you are doing good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aappling72 View Post
    Well here are couple more sneak peaks as the build progresses. Poor lighting = poor iphone photo. I will do a complete quality photo set after build is complete. So far this thing is beautiful. I have custom red Fox 34 decals going on the fork that is going to look killer. These are just a few shots of the progress.
    Hahahah, ya did it man, you pulled the shot on the 2013 s-works! That's 4 awesome bikes in the past 3 years!

    Still can't believe you let that mojo go man, it's still serving me proud but damn, that s-works is one of the baddest, most well-designed frames I've seen in a while! Oh and you went enve too? I'm dying with it as I speak!

    Hope to see you again on the mojo someday but I think you'll see me on an s-works sooner

    Can't wait to see that gorgeous final build!

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    Hey man. Yeah. I done did it! Ha! Can't wait to ride it. The weight of it is 25.75 w/o chain, which should be here today. Crazy that it's almost 3lbs lighter than the mojo. Anyway, hope to see ya soon!

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    I am between the 2013 Enduro S-Works and the 2013 Stumpjumper EVO Carbon 29er . What do you guys recommend? Which one climbs better hard steep climbs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EGREGOR View Post
    I am between the 2013 Enduro S-Works and the 2013 Stumpjumper EVO Carbon 29er . What do you guys recommend? Which one climbs better hard steep climbs?
    Seriously? Your asking a group of people who just dropped some serious coin on the Enduro. Which one do you think we would recommend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aappling72 View Post
    Hey man. Yeah. I done did it! Ha! Can't wait to ride it. The weight of it is 25.75 w/o chain, which should be here today. Crazy that it's almost 3lbs lighter than the mojo. Anyway, hope to see ya soon!
    That is impressive, my mojo is pushing 29 now that's its tubeless. Finally took your tip on the dropper post.

    You were right!

    Can't wait to see the full build you lucky SoG!

    B-tee-dubs, poster above me,
    Climbing? Stumpy, descending? Evo but I hear it climbs awesome. But I ride a mojo so I know nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aappling72 View Post
    Hey man. Yeah. I done did it! Ha! Can't wait to ride it. The weight of it is 25.75 w/o chain, which should be here today. Crazy that it's almost 3lbs lighter than the mojo. Anyway, hope to see ya soon!
    That is insane! I can't believe a 160mm bike can be built up that light.

    I've been doing good, I just starting riding again after being off the bike for about 3 months. I left the country for a while and then tacoed a wheel on the second ride back. I finally decided on a set of Chinese carbon (Nancy) wheels. With that and going tubeless my bike is still just barely under 30lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aappling72 View Post
    Hey man. Yeah. I done did it! Ha! Can't wait to ride it. The weight of it is 25.75 w/o chain, which should be here today. Crazy that it's almost 3lbs lighter than the mojo. Anyway, hope to see ya soon!
    Did your chain show up?

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    Mine is 27 with chain ! ;-)
    Waiting for my twenty6 Predators...

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    Final Build Pics - First Ride!!

    Well, After sweating the 3 day wait on my final piece "The chain" my friend who is a SRAM rep for the southeast flew in from Chicago's SRAM facility with a few extra chains and gave me one and a XX1 T-shirt. Cool! My chain showed up today after my first ride. Would have been bummed if I couldn't have ridden today.

    So, first let's say it is the best looking bike I have ever owned, and I've owned a few! My last Mojo HD was the nicest one until this. Keep in mind, this is my first ride, and with that comes first ride stoke. BUT, I am a pretty tenured rider and have a great feel for what the bikes are doing and this one was not a disappointment. IMHO, it does everything the Mojo did good and does it better, and it does things the Mojo wasn't at and does them right. Specifically, squared edge bump absorption while climbing wasn't the best attribute of the mojo due to the built in anti squat. It seemed to spike every now and then while standing and pedaling a section with square edge roots/rocks etc... There was also a lack of high speed traction at times when braking in rough sections. It wasn't bad but it would get a little bit of brake feedback and kick. Again, not always but over high speed chatter. I loved the mojo as a stiff chassis and how it pedaled extremely well but descending with great confidence. The confidence I had on the mojo has increased dramatically with just one ride on the Sworks Enduro. When riding the mojo I always felt kind of on top of the bike, but never really could pinpoint that until after today. The Sworks Enduro makes you feel in the bike and ready for anything. The shorter chain stays cater more to my liking as well. The FSR rear end coupled with the DB Air felt like a Cat on landings. Quiet and solid. high speed traction even in the mud was amazing. Can't wait till tomorrows ride in the tacky GA dirt.

    Last but not least... SRAM XX1 is worth every penny. I've ran a 1x9/10(32T x 11-36) for several years now and have always liked that setup. I would struggle up only the steepest of climbs, but with that came a huge expense of energy. Today I ran the 34T front and was amazed at how much better the entire range of gears felt and how I was able to manage energy by using the bailout a few times knowing the 30 mile Bull Mtn ride in the mud was going to hurt near the end. Not only did it improve gear selection, it was FREAKING QUIET! Even with all the mud, not a noise. Not even the crunchy grinding sound that sometimes develops when riding in those conditions. I opted to not run my MRP AMG guide because everyone said I wouldn't need it. They were right. If anyplace in North Georgia was gonna make that chain come off it was gonna be Bear Hare descent. Not even a sound. Not even a ghost shift! I really couldn't believe it. Just amazing. I'm gonna use my GoPro Hero 3(Christmas present from my awesome wife) tomorrow to try and capture some of the chain/suspension/trail footage. I'll do some quick editing and try to upload it. Here are couple of pics.

    The clean ones are the day before I got my chain. LOL

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    Dirty pics are right after todays ride. The front fender was a Mucky Nutz fender. The back was a quick make shift fender out of a specialized tire plastic packaging when I realized I forgot my rear one. It worked great.

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    Last is bathtime. Loosened everything regreased and cleaned her up as good as new for tomorrow!

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    2013 Specialized Enduro S-Works (M) black/red
    2013 Fox 34 Float CTD Factory Painted Black
    Renthal duo stem 50mm
    Enve 28" wide DH bars
    SRAM XX1 Full Drivetrain 34T/32T front rings
    ODI Ruffian lock on
    Kindshock Lev 150mm drop
    Specialized Henge Carbon Pro saddle
    XTR pedals
    Enve All Mtn rims laced to DT Swiss 240 Hubs w/ DT Swiss Aerolite spokes
    XTR Trail brakes 183mm rotors
    Schwalbe Rocket Ron 2.3 Snakeskin Pacestar & 2.4 Nobby Nic SnakeSkin Trailstar -FRT
    Schwalbe Racing Ralph 2.3 Snakeskin Pacestar-Rear


    Final build weight is 26.3lbs with pedals

    Thats all for now.
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    aappling72 I don't think it can get any better.... It's out of control dude. Good review.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5power View Post
    aappling72 I don't think it can get any better.... It's out of control dude. Good review.
    Thanks 5. Yesterday's 2nd ride confirmed my initial feelings. I'm hae yet to mess with DB Air settings since I have just been riding Cane Creeks recommended base tune at 28% Sag to get a feel for the bike. Looks like this week is out till the weekend due to rain. But, I'll be sure to post back as time goes for further info in case anyone is interested in my take.

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    Good to hear the bike rocks! Can't wait to build mine. Yes it be great to hear users feedback especially with that db air shock.

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    Did anybody weigh the Roval Carbon wheels without tires etc. ?

    Or did anybody weigh the frame in size L ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by san_andreas View Post
    Did anybody weigh the Roval Carbon wheels without tires etc. ?

    Or did anybody weigh the frame in size L ?
    If it helps my medium with shock, seatpost clamp, and rear axle weight 6.6lbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by aappling72 View Post
    Thanks 5. Yesterday's 2nd ride confirmed my initial feelings. I'm hae yet to mess with DB Air settings since I have just been riding Cane Creeks recommended base tune at 28% Sag to get a feel for the bike. Looks like this week is out till the weekend due to rain. But, I'll be sure to post back as time goes for further info in case anyone is interested in my take.
    Whats your take on the DB air not having a lock out "propedal" system for climbing? I have gotten very used to my RP23's little blue lever for climbing. I'm almost sold on the 2013 enduro but I have been eyeballing the expert carbon version for the rear lockout and 2x10. I'm not the strongest climber so any little advantage I can get I take.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryansod View Post
    Whats your take on the DB air not having a lock out "propedal" system for climbing? I have gotten very used to my RP23's little blue lever for climbing. I'm almost sold on the 2013 enduro but I have been eyeballing the expert carbon version for the rear lockout and 2x10. I'm not the strongest climber so any little advantage I can get I take.
    The DB Air has a new lever that adds 4 clicks of LSC. I haven't played with any other settings yet except the cane creek base tune for the bike. But real world testing on Saturday proved the new enduro to climb better than my previous Mojo HD. I was faster on my strava up and down and that was in the mud. Looking forward to some drier testing too.

    As far as XX1 is concerned. I previously ran a 32T front and 11-36 rear and was able to climb pretty much anything North Georgia had to offer. Everyone said to try the 34T up front on the XX1. I was a little concerned I might not have the legs, but after riding one of the toughest trails (30 miles of muddy Bull Mtn) about 4400 ft of climbing I only needed the 42 cog a few times. I may only drop to the 32 for long endurance racing to preserve energy. Even then I don't know if I wouldn't just be ok on the 34. The benefits of XX1 are worth every penny. Returned the chainguide I thought I needed today.

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    Did it suck like always to route the seat post cable internally or did it work out fine like in case with my current yeti where the cable was guided through the frame. In my Orange 322 I tried it a hundred times but then routed brake lines outside because I couldn't stand trying.
    How did it work here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cubebiker View Post
    @aappling72

    Did it suck like always to route the seat post cable internally or did it work out fine like in case with my current yeti where the cable was guided through the frame. In my Orange 322 I tried it a hundred times but then routed brake lines outside because I couldn't stand trying.
    How did it work here?
    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.

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    I just picked up my '13 S-works enduro from the shop yesterday and rode it today. Everything about the bike is awesome.

    Tried the lever on the DB Air and it does help when climbing. It is not a huge change in the feel, but enough to be worth it on steep, long climbs.

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    not happy

    I saw one of these in the flesh today and have to say they are a stunning looking bike, but I was told that they are sold out until 2014. I mean seriously I know a bike can be in demand and that bigger markets get bigger allocations, but 2014......

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjb123 View Post
    I saw one of these in the flesh today and have to say they are a stunning looking bike, but I was told that they are sold out until 2014. I mean seriously I know a bike can be in demand and that bigger markets get bigger allocations, but 2014......
    Wow. You have be kidding me. Heard they were making a limited amount but I didn't know that they would go that fast. I'm glad I ordered mine in June. And I second that, they are a amazing looking in person and ride even better!!

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    Hmmm I ordered mine over here in Germany just a week ago and was told it would arrive late February...
    Maybe I should double check that...

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