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    Which is the better deal?

    So I was at my lbs and I have quite a dilemma. He currently has in stock a 07 enduro sl expert at 3000. He also says that he can make me a 2005 enduro sworks frame plus 2006 spec components (fox dhx rear shock, fox fork) for 3500. I know that the sworks will have 1 inch less travel front and rear. Which is the better deal for aggressive riding through rock gardens and maxiumum 4-5 foot drops?

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    07 No question

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    The '05 S-Works Enduro still has 6" of travel, so it should not have 1" less travel than the '07 Enduro SL. I personally think the new Enduro SL's are dumb (not just looks or the proprietary suspension, but what is the point of a super lightweight AM bike). For 4-5 foot drops and very aggressive riding, the '05 is probably better, but I think he could do better on the price.

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    Tough call... If possible, can you demo either? Even post on your local page of mtbr. See if someone will 'switch' bikes with you for a day!

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    Dude, go for the SL............you won't regret it.
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    Wow - tough to really say since you're comparing apples to oranges. The 07 SL is a very different bike than the previous year Enduros.

    Still, you're looking at a 2 year old frame.... I'd say you ought to get a better price on the 05 frame/set up if you go that route.
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