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    New question here. Mud Flaps

    I'm interested in your opinions on the mud flaps installed on the Enduros and Stumpjumper FSR. LBS told me that people seem to be disappointed because the flaps are interfering during the rides. Many people are dumping them. What have your experiences been?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PingaMan
    I'm interested in your opinions on the mud flaps installed on the Enduros and Stumpjumper FSR. LBS told me that people seem to be disappointed because the flaps are interfering during the rides. Many people are dumping them. What have your experiences been?
    I have one on each of my Enduros...they seem to keep gunk off the shock and shock pivots quite well. No problems here.

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    If your LBS was referring to the neoprene covers that wrap around the shock, I've heard from Fox that it's best to avoid them. But Fox also recommended the little mini-fender that keeps mud off the shock. My shock is currently off getting repaired because the stanchion got all scratched and worn from a year lof being covered with mud and grit.
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    The people working at your LBS need to lay off the crack rock. The mud flaps work like a charm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PingaMan
    I'm interested in your opinions on the mud flaps installed on the Enduros and Stumpjumper FSR. LBS told me that people seem to be disappointed because the flaps are interfering during the rides. Many people are dumping them. What have your experiences been?
    Next time ask him to name those people. His reaction should be interesting...
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuruAtma
    If your LBS was referring to the neoprene covers that wrap around the shock, I've heard from Fox that it's best to avoid them. But Fox also recommended the little mini-fender that keeps mud off the shock. My shock is currently off getting repaired because the stanchion got all scratched and worn from a year lof being covered with mud and grit.
    I think they're referring to the these... for the back end...
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    I have the 2005 Enduro fender (pictured above) on my Foes FXR. It does a great job keeping mud off the shock. I can only assume it would work as good or better on a Specialized bike.

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    Yeah I'm referring to the flap pictured above. I bought the wrong one for my Stumpy 120. I tried to cut it to fit, but I cut to much. It took over a month for my LBS to get it, then I ruined it. So, I've been shopping around (New Jersey) and they're hard to find. So I wonder if its worth the effort...

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    get them

    They work very well. Over here in the Philippines, mud is something we have to live with 4 mos. out of the year. The mud flap does the job of protecting my rear shocks. After really muddy rides the shafting of the rear shock is the only part that remains practically free from mud. The old way of having a plastic film covering the stanctions of the rear shock eventually gets weighed down by the weight of the mud that accumulates on top of it and scrapes the stanctions as them move. But this mud flap keeps the mud away from the shocks all together.
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    If you can't find one at a LBS, just order it directly from Specialized.

    http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCEqP....jsp?spid=9848
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    I've had one on my '05 SJ 120 for several months now. It really does a great job of keeping the shock clean.

    Now, if they would just make something to keep the crud off of the reast of the bike...
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    i got one on my SJ120. that little thing rocks, keeps mud off th shock as well as the link pivots. a lot of other riders think it's pretty cool too. it fits the frame very nicely.

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    Does anyone know if that would fit my 05 Bighit?

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    ALL positive

    I ordered from S. Thanks for the advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PingaMan
    I ordered from S. Thanks for the advice.
    You should try making your own.
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