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    2014 Enduro 29er handling

    I ride a Trek Rumblefish (120mm F/R) and I'm loving it and enjoing the bike. But, I like a 29er with more travel so I was happy to read that Specialized came up with the Enduro 29er (150mm F/R).

    Well, since the Enduro 29er isn't available yet, and since I'm really curious of how the Enduro 29er alloy is gonna handle uphills, with it's 150mm float 29 fork and weight, I went to Trek's demo day and tried a Remedy.

    Although the Enduro 29er is a 29" AM bike, while the Remedy is a 26" AM bike, I tried the Remedy because it has the same head angle as the Enduro 29er (67.5 degree), the same travel F/R (150mm) and almost the same chainstay length (430mm Enduro Vs 435mm Remedy).

    So, after a 40 minutes ride out in the forest I felt My 29er Rumblefish definitely climbs much better than the Remedy, and goes downhill as well as the Remedy, Although the Remedy has more travel (150 Vs 120mm but smaller wheel).

    Maybe I felt that way cause I really got used to a 29er? while I rode the Remedy I felt like I'm riding a kids bike... I CAN'T go back to a 26" bikes anymore

    Should the Enduro 29er climb better than the Remedy becase it's a 29er (bigger wheel = more traction)? I'm really happy with my Rumblefish climbing ability (120mm fork); do you think the Enduro 29er will climb good too, maybe as good as my Rumblefish, although it has a 150mm fork?

    I bet the Enduro 29er is excellent on the downhills and I wish it can climb good too cause I really want this bike... I just cant wail to try it!


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    not sure if it helps you, but I have a rigid ht singlespeed 29er and full suspension 26" 140mm Cannondale Prophet.

    My rigid 29er climbs better even on technical trails, I can feel more grip even it has faster and less grippy tire thread.

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    Tough to say, sorta apples to oranges. But, there are some lengthy ride reviews out there from and that may help you.
    I'd hit it, but I bruise like a peach.

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    Thanks bpnic! I'v already read these reviews.

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