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    I want an Enduro 29er hardtail.

    I love my Enduro 29er so much, I would love to see specialized do a hardtail version. I think it would be such a blast.
    I want a full carbon frame. Same low standover, low bottom bracket, shorten the chainstays even more, but keep the tire clearance. Offer it with a Pike or a rigid fork option.
    I have a fully rigid titanium 29er that I use as a training bike to keep my skills sharp, I have it set up to shred (short stem, wide bar, platforms, big tires).
    I think a hardtail Enduro 29er would be sick, snappy, and fun.

    Specialized are your listening????

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    Quote Originally Posted by morandi View Post
    I love my Enduro 29er so much, I would love to see specialized do a hardtail version. I think it would be such a blast.
    I want a full carbon frame. Same low standover, low bottom bracket, shorten the chainstays even more, but keep the tire clearance. Offer it with a Pike or a rigid fork option.
    I have a fully rigid titanium 29er that I use as a training bike to keep my skills sharp, I have it set up to shred (short stem, wide bar, platforms, big tires).
    I think a hardtail Enduro 29er would be sick, snappy, and fun.

    Specialized are your listening????
    2015 SJ Ht EVO model may be as close are you are going to get. At 120mm w/ a pike it appears to be a pretty sweet ride. Aluminum frame though...

    Also you would have to pull off that crap OEM dropper and replace it with a Lev.
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    Not even close to what I have in mind. That thing is way too vanilla.

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    I want an Enduro 29er hardtail.

    Quote Originally Posted by morandi View Post
    I love my Enduro 29er so much, I would love to see specialized do a hardtail version. I think it would be such a blast.
    I want a full carbon frame. Same low standover, low bottom bracket, shorten the chainstays even more, but keep the tire clearance. Offer it with a Pike or a rigid fork option.
    I have a fully rigid titanium 29er that I use as a training bike to keep my skills sharp, I have it set up to shred (short stem, wide bar, platforms, big tires).
    I think a hardtail Enduro 29er would be sick, snappy, and fun.

    Specialized are your listening????
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    I've always thought it was weird that the Stumpy FSR and the Stumpy hardtail were such different beasts. Personally I'd love it if the Stumpy hardtail became an all mountain hardtail, with a similar look to the FSR, and the current Stumpy hardtail be called the Epic hardtail (which would make more sense to me anyways).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biking Brazilian View Post
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    I don't want a fatbike. I want something that rails. That jumps well, accelerates, and is fast as hell. That is not a fat bike. I want an Enduro 29er Hardtail!

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    I think it's funny that if you actually jump a stump it voids the warranty.
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    They actually had an Enduro hard tail in 2001, so this isn't that unrealistic.

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    I want an Enduro 29er hardtail.

    I have the closest thing in a hardtail to complement my enduro 29, a kona honzo. Never thought I would own a kona but it's a super fun little hardtail that has a wicked short rear end.

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    I loved my honzo so much!!!! I just sold it though to try out this new "goldielocks" wheelsize...
    I really wanted a 26er, but the thought of resale scared me.
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    The new stumpy ht evo has a 120mm pike, 142x12 rear axle, wierd dropper, 1x10, 68 hta, and tapered headtube. Its way beefier than the previous stumpy ht evo.

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    I think its a sweet ride, however I like the way steel rides than aluminum. I recall specialized did make an enduro ht but that was awhile ago. I would like to see an steel 650b stumpy evo ht with 140mm fork.

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    A Canfield yelli should do the trick....

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    sorry posted in the wrong forum

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    Hardtails suck.

    What I want is an Epic with no Brain, exact Camber Evo geometry, 30.9mm seat tube and stealth routing, tire clearence for 29x2.5" and 24lbs in a medium with a 100mm Revelation.

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    i have the 2015 SJ hardtail and really like the feel of it except my preference would be for the frame to be in carbon

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    Diamondback Mason 29er
    66.5* HTA
    17" chainstays

    Mine is set up with a
    Fox 34 RLC
    KS Lev dropper
    1x10 with Wolftooth 42T
    55mm stem, 780 carbon bars

    B+ rear end with WTB Trailblazer 2.8 rear

    It's an alloy frame though... but the big tire helps

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    I've got a WTB Scraper i45 front wheel built up that I intend to use with a 3.0" 650b tire (when they ever come out).
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    I like 'em long, low, slack and playful

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    Niner ROS 9. Steel frame but you should do it anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b_banks View Post
    Niner ROS 9. Steel frame but you should do it anyway.
    Short reach, tall standover (so you can't size up)... The bikes provided for reviews all had 70-90 mm stems with 780 bars. Kinda surprised Niner missed the mark on that one.

    Supposed to be a very smooth riding frame though.
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    I like 'em long, low, slack and playful

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    Quote Originally Posted by 06hokiemtb View Post
    diamondback mason 29er
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    . . . . .
    ditto!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarManDSL View Post
    ditto!

    Rode one on Maui in Makawao Forest last year.
    A BLAST!

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    They are slack, long and angry
    I like 'em long, low, slack and playful

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    My preference was carbon well. I have a carbon SJ FSR as well, but this new Evo has not disappointed. I was also prepared to switch out to 1x11 and found i dont need it

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    Up until 2015, the Transition TransAm has a short reach as well.

    A ROS 9, size medium, has a reach of 16.2 with a Fox 32 120 fork and 15.7 with a Fox 34 140 fork. Large is 16.8 & 16.3, respectively.

    So a 120 Pike (which is what this type of bike really needs) would yield a reach of 15.8-15.9"... that's not long in my book. Thus the complaints in bike reviews about needing to run a 70-90mm stem with 780 bars.

    A large Niner RIP 9 RDO, for example has a 17.1" reach (120) & 16.7" reach (140)... Now that's more like it.

    A large Jet 9 RDO, for example, has a 17.5" reach (100) and 17.1" reach (120).

    An XL ROS 9 is sized similarly to a L RIP 9 or Jet 9.
    I like 'em long, low, slack and playful

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    Quote Originally Posted by 06HokieMTB View Post
    Short reach, tall standover (so you can't size up)... The bikes provided for reviews all had 70-90 mm stems with 780 bars. Kinda surprised Niner missed the mark on that one.

    Supposed to be a very smooth riding frame though.
    I guess I'll clarify more here.

    The OP wants an Enduro HT. Which means he'll want something long, slack and angry. I'm guessing he'll want to run 780 bars and a 40-50mm stem. And a burly fork.

    For that reason, I recommended the DB Mason. It's the slackest and comes with a 140 Fox 34. Hard to get much angrier for a 29er HT.

    I'm running my Fox 34 at 130 and like it there. I've ran at 120 and it feels like an angry XC bike. Running at 140 makes it feel like a monster (so much so, that you forget it's a HT until you land...)

    A Kona Honzo and Yelli Screamy would also work great. Just keep in mind a 140 fork on those will relax your STA.

    The new TransAM 29 is spec'd with a 120 Pike and has a 17.4" reach (for size large), and a 67.5* HTA to boot. That would be a fun bike with a 120, 130 or maybe even a 140 Pike.
    I like 'em long, low, slack and playful

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    Quote Originally Posted by morandi View Post
    I want a full carbon frame.
    This.

    Yeah, there are a handful of frames in various other materials that fit the bill, but where's the CARBON?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarManDSL View Post
    ditto!

    Rode one on Maui in Makawao Forest last year.
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    Did you rent that from Krank? I rode a Process 134 in Makawao about a year ago on my honeymoon but it has rained and it was like riding on hot peanut butter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hjulier View Post
    Did you rent that from Krank? I rode a Process 134 in Makawao about a year ago on my honeymoon but it has rained and it was like riding on hot peanut butter.
    Yes. Rented Mason for one day and thought I'd try the Process the next. I enjoyed the Mason so much I rented it the next as well!

    I lucked out and had dry days in Makawao.
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    kona honzo, fun bike with a good headtube angle (68 degree), very nimble, or the Canfield Nimble9, first choice Honzo 2015 has a much better standover

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    I think the Canfields might have just created such a beast:
    Canfield Brothers EPO Carbon 29er

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdertrax View Post
    kona honzo, fun bike with a good headtube angle (68 degree), very nimble, or the Canfield Nimble9, first choice Honzo 2015 has a much better standover
    I've been rocking a 2015 Honzo with a 140mm fork the last 3 months. Climbs sweet and descents even better. I've bombed lots of gnarly stuff and have gotten way better descent times with it than I did with my fs trail frame. The low stand over and long top tube makes it really easy to move it around in the cockpit. I'd vouch for it as a really sweet hardtail enduro or AM bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by brickwallmusic View Post
    I've been rocking a 2015 Honzo with a 140mm fork the last 3 months. Climbs sweet and descents even better. I've bombed lots of gnarly stuff and have gotten way better descent times with it than I did with my fs trail frame. The low stand over and long top tube makes it really easy to move it around in the cockpit. I'd vouch for it as a really sweet hardtail enduro or AM bike
    I've been contemplating switching to platform pedals, I currently run Time Z clip/flat pedals and have been running clip-ins for almost 30 years, but thinking of flats. What are you running on your Honzo ?

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    I use crankbrothers egg beaters, part because I've done a lot of xc, part because when the bike is really bouncing around I never have to worry about falling off the pedals or trying to find them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thaumaturge View Post
    I think the Canfields might have just created such a beast:
    Canfield Brothers EPO Carbon 29er
    This was exactly what I was after. Canfield checks all the boxes. Now I just need the dough and the space.

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    Chromag did it with the rootdown


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    Quote Originally Posted by Raleighguy29 View Post
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    Great bike. Not Carbon. The Canfield is the closest to my original wish list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morandi View Post
    Great bike. Not Carbon. The Canfield is the closest to my original wish list.
    I'm not a carbon guy but the new Canfield Epo is just bad ass!!


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    I want an Enduro 29er hardtail.-epo.jpg

    Good ride last night, loving the EPO! I over shot a jump and flat landed so hard, It blew about 1/3 of the tire off the rim. Gotta love tubeless, was able to limp it home with just low pressure.
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    can you tell me how you built the bike out with components...I am just looking at that now and trying to price it all up....gulp!

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