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    The First Enduro Converted to "Evo"

    Got my "evo" shock today from a member. alil bit of wiggling around and i got her in!

    the ride report is gunna have to wait i still got 2 feet of snow outside, BUT, just from rolling and bouncing around inside i can tell its super plush compared to the rp2bv.

    im on my way out so i still gotta fiddle with the rebound and LSC settings. ill be back a bit later with a report.







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    looks good.

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    That is a killer looking bike, i bet it performs alright too

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    How did you like my packing job

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsxr1000dave
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    quality.
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    So what exactly do you need to put this shock on? I still haven't taken my shock assembly apart, so i do not know what is different.

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    you need a evo shock with custom "clevis wishbone" peice. its shorter.

    this came directly off a new enduro evo.
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    cant get over how much plusher it is that the rc2. even tho it def wieghs a few pounds more. (weight watchers wont like it too much). but im goin for more am/dh bike so its perfect.

    cant weight to rip this up once snow melts.

    still have not set up sag and rebound yet. looks like should be ok tho. again ill have to update you guys on ride alil later.
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    There are two primary reasons I am considering this:
    1) pressure depends upon temperature, which here in TX can go from 74 to 19 in two days, which makes a huge impact on performance.
    2) coil is much more reliable and simply to check/adjust in my opinion, not to mention the ease of service in comparison to air.

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    That thing looks like a ripper! Nice job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nokfir2

    the ride report is gunna have to wait i still got 2 feet of snow outside
    Send it to me and I'll provide a ride report, it was 70 degrees here today and no clouds in the forecast for at least 5 days!

    Looks badass though, I can't wait until that kit is available.

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    How quick was the swap? I'm thinking that having both air and coil options might be nice.

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    speedolife- this is my first coil, but yes it is def super easy to adjust, i was always fiddling with the rp2

    el castigador- FU lol. yea i no it sucks around here, im loosing my mind (and getting fatter). i may have to take it for a snow ride (which sucks) or at least play in the street lol.

    thrasher- swap took about 20 min. its a pretty tight squeeze over the rp2. making to really anoying to place these 2 little washers in between the clevis piece and shock mount piece. i figure if you do this regualary should only take ya 10 min or so.
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    only other little minor prob u run into is that the "sagotron" marks will be off when u install this shock. i didnt take a pic of it but i think i can remove the sagotron sticker from the seat tube and move it down to match the etching on the clevis piece. let you know how this works out later.

    its a minor prob but i like the convience of the on the fly adjusting.
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    Your current spring rate and sag point may be the reason it feels so "plush" inside your house. Great for All Home riding

    Looks great!

    Can you point out the different bits & details between the air & coil parts?

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    like i said i havnt had to time to measure sag, adjust spring and rebound. will do this tn when i get home. but just by feel i believe it ok and has ok sag. i only bolted it up bounced around and had to go

    the ONLY different piece is the wishbone clevis piece. Since the coil shock is longer in length, it requires a shorter clevis piece.

    the rp2 length is shorter in length so it has a longer clevis piece found on non-evo enduros
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    Can you weight both please

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    i already installed the coil so cant wiegh that.

    the rp2 feeels super light..............the dhx def has 2-3 pounds on it.
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    Anybody have a guess as to how much this "conversion kit" will cost from Specialized?

    I am going to guess somewhere in the ballpark of TRIPLE the cost of the shock + manufacturing/assembly of the wishbone part.

    EDIT: Also, since the Enduro EVO's are shipping, what is keeping us from having our Specialized dealers order a part for the EVO and put it on a non-EVO model?

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    Wow I like

    Can't be 2-3lbs...gotta be more like 1
    Need riding impressions...I bet small bump compliance is awesome.
    Climbing though would suffer so it def as it's pos and negs.

    Looks sick tho!
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    its seemed really heavy when i was comparing both in my hand.

    theres still snow here. im gunna try and go for a quick ride after work just to see whatsup. yea. ittl prob bob more than the rp2. sorry for the lack of info guys, but it is feb durign the worst winter in ny lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thrasher_s
    Anybody have a guess as to how much this "conversion kit" will cost from Specialized?

    I am going to guess somewhere in the ballpark of TRIPLE the cost of the shock + manufacturing/assembly of the wishbone part.

    EDIT: Also, since the Enduro EVO's are shipping, what is keeping us from having our Specialized dealers order a part for the EVO and put it on a non-EVO model?
    I'd bet $20 that they won't even let you order it. They wouldn't even sell me a $60 chainguide from an epic evo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nokfir2
    the ONLY different piece is the wishbone clevis piece. Since the coil shock is longer in length, it requires a shorter clevis piece.

    the rp2 length is shorter in length so it has a longer clevis piece found on non-evo enduros
    Are you sure the shock is actually longer? They are both supposed to be 8.5 eye to eye based on the Specialized website.

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    Looks good. Welcome to the coil club.

    Yeah I feel ya, the snow has melted at my elevation but its freezing balls so I'm staying inside.

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