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    Brand of Ti Spring?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gawdodirt View Post
    I was in the same position you are. I had three options: pay $600 for the push tuned monarch, Push tune my rp2 or go coil. Going coil has been the best decision. If you can find a Xfusion vector or (if your lucky) a fox dhx that came off of a enduro evo, as well as the clavices, you will be happy. If your worried about weight, buy a titanium spring in the 8.5 x 2.35 size. You wont regret it!
    Sorry if this is obvious but coulnt find after multiple searches. Who makes the titanium spring that will fit 2011 Enduro Evo? (Fox DHX RC2, coil over w/piggy back 8.5 x 2.125", M:500). Any data on weight and performace difference? thx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedster View Post
    Sorry if this is obvious but coulnt find after multiple searches. Who makes the titanium spring that will fit 2011 Enduro Evo? (Fox DHX RC2, coil over w/piggy back 8.5 x 2.125", M:500). Any data on weight and performace difference? thx
    You don't need the spring to be 8.5 x 2.125. I am running a 8.5 x 2.35 spring. I don't know if you heard about the warranty issue with the enduro evo, but the spring Specialized orignally had on it was too big in diameter so it rubbed on the frame creating damage. I don't know if the titanium springs are bigger around in diameter than the new warranty replacements, because if they are they will rub. Ive seen an enduro posted with a Ttianium spring and i asked him where he got it, but i haven't gotten a response.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedster View Post
    Sorry if this is obvious but coulnt find after multiple searches. Who makes the titanium spring that will fit 2011 Enduro Evo? (Fox DHX RC2, coil over w/piggy back 8.5 x 2.125", M:500). Any data on weight and performace difference? thx
    According to the TF Tuned website, Manitou and Cane Creek springs fit Fox DHX shocks.
    Cane Creek has titanium springs (although only in 350x3 and 400x3)

    Cane Creek Titanium Springs - TF Tuned Shox

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gawdodirt View Post
    You don't need the spring to be 8.5 x 2.125. I am running a 8.5 x 2.35 spring. I don't know if you heard about the warranty issue with the enduro evo, but the spring Specialized orignally had on it was too big in diameter so it rubbed on the frame creating damage. I don't know if the titanium springs are bigger around in diameter than the new warranty replacements, because if they are they will rub. Ive seen an enduro posted with a Ttianium spring and i asked him where he got it, but i haven't gotten a response.
    I was not aware of the warranty issue. Where do I find more about this?

    As a starter I contacted Renton and here's what they said based on several questions (im very green on this topic) re the 11 Enduro Evo spring:

    "Renton offers a Ti spring to fit the Fox DHX, just not in a 2.125" stroke length.
    The shortest stroke length we offer is 2.500" (PN: SCT-138-057-0500).
    This spring is 5.700" long (uncompressed length). If your shock has enough clearance to fit a spring of that length, it will work.

    Fox lists the spring travel on the side of their springs. This measurement is slightly longer than the shock stroke length to allow for some preload.

    Spring rate does not change between spring materials. If you run a 500 steel spring, then you should run a 500 Ti spring."

    Claimed weight is 364g. I wonder what other brands fit and the weight of stock Fox spring is 500x2.35.
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    Anybody looking to sell their regular 10'-12' enduro shock links? Not the evo ones just the regular stock ones. PM me please if so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedster View Post
    I was not aware of the warranty issue. Where do I find more about this?

    As a starter I contacted Renton and here's what they said based on several questions (im very green on this topic) re the 11 Enduro Evo spring:

    "Renton offers a Ti spring to fit the Fox DHX, just not in a 2.125" stroke length.
    The shortest stroke length we offer is 2.500" (PN: SCT-138-057-0500).
    This spring is 5.700" long (uncompressed length). If your shock has enough clearance to fit a spring of that length, it will work.

    Fox lists the spring travel on the side of their springs. This measurement is slightly longer than the shock stroke length to allow for some preload.

    Spring rate does not change between spring materials. If you run a 500 steel spring, then you should run a 500 Ti spring."

    Claimed weight is 364g. I wonder what other brands fit and the weight of stock Fox spring is 500x2.35.
    Does the diameter of the titanium spring match the diameter of the steel enduro evo spring?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gawdodirt View Post
    Does the diameter of the titanium spring match the diameter of the steel enduro evo spring?
    Hi!
    Iīve an Specialized enduro elite ī06

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    My Spec Enduro ī06
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gawdodirt View Post
    Does the diameter of the titanium spring match the diameter of the steel enduro evo spring?
    I dont know. Was hoping more would reply but perhaps very few upgrate to Ti.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gawdodirt View Post
    What rear shock is that? Care to share were you got that titanium spring? Sweet enduro!
    Not my bike but thats a Marzocchi Roco. The coil in the picture may look like a TI coil, but marzocchi makes silver steel springs that look like TI.
    You were talking about ti coils and Ive been on here for about three years now and I've only seen maybe three Enduros with ti coil springs. All three of them were the 07-09 models.
    08 Enduro: '12 Van RC2, Push DHX 5 coil, Flow EX, Hope m4, 750mm bar, Blacklite Post.

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    So I decided to change the Marzocchi 66CR and put a Fox 180 Van R on it. About a pound less weight and can put the Fit RC2 cartridge in it as an upgrade if I feel the need to.

    Oh and in regards to putting a Ti spring on an Enduro, it would contact the frame amd rub due to clearance between the shock and the frame.
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    ^ Very nice build, loving the components and color combination.

    Ill have my Enduro fully built up by January hopefully, same black and white scheme as yours.
    08 Enduro: '12 Van RC2, Push DHX 5 coil, Flow EX, Hope m4, 750mm bar, Blacklite Post.

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    ANY BODY THAT HAS CONVERTED THEIR ENDURO TO EVO. I have a 2010 enduro expert. I got a 2012 vector R (off of a 2012 enduro evo comp) including the clavices. I installed the shocks and loved it. After two rides the bearings that are located where the clavices connect to the linkage are coming out. I thought it was just the loose end caps. I took the end caps off and the beat the bearings back into the bike. After just ridiing around my neighborhood the bearings are back out. I came to the conclusion that the clavices were bending and pushing the bearings out. This is true. I took it to my Specialized dealer and had them take a look at it. They called Specialized and it turns out that the S-link on the 2012 enduro is not the same as the one on the 2010 enduro. If anybody else has converted there 2010 enduro to an evo enduro PLEASE LET ME KNOW. If you have any info on converting 2010 enduros to evo again, PLEASE LET ME KNOW. I really just want my bike to work right now with the rear coil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 671 View Post
    All done with my 2010 enduro.
    What enduro did you get those clavices off of? Are you having any issues with the bearings that are at the end of the clavices popping out?

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    I had been running my 2010 Enduro comp with the Evo kit for 6 months or so with no issues, however I went on a downhilling trip in September this year and had a big crash where I came up short on a good size hip jump fell off and broke my collarbone.

    Fast forward 4-5 weeks and having almost recovered I wanted to go for a ride but I hadn't even looked at my bike since the crash, I jumped on and went for a cruise down the road and heard a weird noise coming from the rear suspension. I found that one bearing had almost popped out and another was working its way out.

    I pressed them back in and checked every pivot and bearing in the rear. I did notice the the way the links connect was putting pressure on the bearings. I'm not sure what year my Evo links are though.

    The tracks where I live don't have any big drops or jumps but I have been riding several times since then and havent had any further issues. .

    I will definitely be keeping a close eye on them in the future.

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    I bought my evo kit for my 2011 comp and I believe that it's a 2011 evo kit. I have had no issues with the link, but don't ride it as aggressive as some do. The main reason for changing to the evo kit is that I didn't like the ride of the air shock. Maybe for next summer I might build up a status, but my Enduro is mostly for aggressive trail riding and light dh runs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mud Gecko View Post
    I had been running my 2010 Enduro comp with the Evo kit for 6 months or so with no issues, however I went on a downhilling trip in September this year and had a big crash where I came up short on a good size hip jump fell off and broke my collarbone.

    Fast forward 4-5 weeks and having almost recovered I wanted to go for a ride but I hadn't even looked at my bike since the crash, I jumped on and went for a cruise down the road and heard a weird noise coming from the rear suspension. I found that one bearing had almost popped out and another was working its way out.

    I pressed them back in and checked every pivot and bearing in the rear. I did notice the the way the links connect was putting pressure on the bearings. I'm not sure what year my Evo links are though.

    The tracks where I live don't have any big drops or jumps but I have been riding several times since then and havent had any further issues. .

    I will definitely be keeping a close eye on them in the future.
    What enduro evo did your kit come off of? I am having the same problem. I found out when i hit drops i am actually bending the clavices. It might be my weight (220lbs without gear).

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    I bought them 6 months ago, so I'm gonna say 2012?

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    [QUOTE=Mud Gecko;9924067]I bought them 6 months ago, so I'm gonna say 2012?[/QU

    I found out it is actually the links bending. I am going to weld some gussets on to the side of them and hope that works,

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    I went for a ride this morning and the right side bearing started working its way out again, fml. I'm gonna take it apart and work out whats going on. I may need to get the link machined to take the pressure of the bearing.

    How did you work out the links are bending?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mud Gecko View Post
    I went for a ride this morning and the right side bearing started working its way out again, fml. I'm gonna take it apart and work out whats going on. I may need to get the link machined to take the pressure of the bearing.

    How did you work out the links are bending?
    Since i have a machine shop, issues like these are easily fixed. I am going to weld gussets on the outside of the clavices. That will help with the bend. I haven't done it yet, but it will be done by next week. I will post pics and let you know how it turns out! Don't be worried. You know exactly what is going and the only available fix.

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    Hi, i have little problem with my specialized enduro comp 2011. Frame is too small to me and i have to change it but problem is with rear axle. I' dont know what rear axle ai have, is it 10x135 or 142 qr or what? Can anybody help me?

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    It's a 135.

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    Thanks

    Thanks. I was unsure about this because I got a 142mm with measure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demizez99 View Post
    Hi, i have little problem with my specialized enduro comp 2011. Frame is too small to me and i have to change it but problem is with rear axle. I' dont know what rear axle ai have, is it 10x135 or 142 qr or what? Can anybody help me?
    I dont know. I know the 2010 is a 135 and the 2012 is a 142.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gawdodirt View Post
    I dont know. I know the 2010 is a 135 and the 2012 is a 142.
    My friend had an '11 comp and it was a 135. He swapped wheels between that and another bike frequently.

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    The thing with the bearings between the shocklink and the shockextensions poping out is a common issue!
    It happens because the extensions are bent outwards under load and transfer a certain amount of force on the bearings.
    Due to the fact that the shocklink is designed in a way that the bearings are ment to get pressed in from the outside to the inside of shocklink....pressing them out works vice versa which in this case is done through the sideload of the extensions.
    In my opinion it is a failur in tech design!

    If it happend once...you have no chance to fix it only throught pressing them back in!!!

    I got it fixed with a new shocklink and a new bearings. But Iīve glued in these to bearings on the new shocklink with a special loctite (nr. 638). Since then they stayed in place.
    I havenīt changed them yet, so I canīt tell how hard it well be to get these glued bearings back out again?!

    Btw. this is on thing they changed on the 2013 Enduro....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mantra View Post
    The thing with the bearings between the shocklink and the shockextensions poping out is a common issue!
    It happens because the extensions are bent outwards under load and transfer a certain amount of force on the bearings.
    Due to the fact that the shocklink is designed in a way that the bearings are ment to get pressed in from the outside to the inside of shocklink....pressing them out works vice versa which in this case is done through the sideload of the extensions.
    In my opinion it is a failur in tech design!

    If it happend once...you have no chance to fix it only throught pressing them back in!!!

    I got it fixed with a new shocklink and a new bearings. But Iīve glued in these to bearings on the new shocklink with a special loctite (nr. 638). Since then they stayed in place.
    I havenīt changed them yet, so I canīt tell how hard it well be to get these glued bearings back out again?!

    Btw. this is on thing they changed on the 2013 Enduro....
    Glad to know im not the only one! Im just going to weld gussets on the side of the clavices to keep them from bending. If it works i will do these for anybody that is having these issues as well.

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    2011 S-Works Enduro 25.15lbs as pictured
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    Quote Originally Posted by JOJOMTB View Post
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    I got eye from ur seat post ... what is the brand

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    RS Reverb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JOJOMTB View Post
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    Thats a sweet stem! What is it?

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/23391804@N07/8242850707/" title="Levis Bike by eleminoh, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8210/8242850707_80c9f5f00e_z.jpg" width="480" height="640" alt="Levis Bike"></a>

    Older elite model, I really want the new style but its just not feasable right now.


    Bought this frame damaged on eBay, it didnt even have rear shock, and built every bit of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JOJOMTB View Post
    2011 S-Works Enduro 25.15lbs as pictured
    Nice build!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eleminohpee View Post

    Older elite model, I really want the new style but its just not feasable right now.
    Still, its a very cool bike!
    And a nice build

    Cheers

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    So I just bought a mint 2010 Enduro Carbon frame in an XL size (6'6"/240.) I had seen some pictures of the bikes with a coil and thought cool, when I get it I can put a coil on it. Than I find this thread and find out that the parts to place said coil shock on bike are no longer available from specialized. WTF. I must admit I am pretty choked. I mean this bike is not that old. I would love to ask if anyone has these pieces for sale, but I expect that the answer would be an overwhelming laugh from the masses at just the asking since these are or seem to be sought after parts...

    So my question is...Could someone lend me the said pieces needed so that I can have my brother, who is a cnc machinist and programmer copy and mill these pieces for me. Once the programming is done, the pieces can be easily milled, and I can return the pieces. He works in aerospace and has access to all the latest machinery. I also notice that there is an issue with bearings popping out...With this threads help I am sure that he could design the clevices so that they are bridged as apposed to welding..

    Well I know it's a long shot..Thanks for your time.

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    It`s possible to mount a coil shock on the standard comp link? ( dhx 5.0 or roco,elka? )

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    RockShox Reverb Dropper Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by eleminohpee View Post
    Older elite model, I really want the new style but its just not feasable right now.
    Thats a 05 or 06, right? One of my favourite frames, but i never owned one. Would be nice to see a few more pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaggittens View Post
    So I just bought a mint 2010 Enduro Carbon frame in an XL size (6'6"/240.) I had seen some pictures of the bikes with a coil and thought cool, when I get it I can put a coil on it. Than I find this thread and find out that the parts to place said coil shock on bike are no longer available from specialized. WTF. I must admit I am pretty choked. I mean this bike is not that old. I would love to ask if anyone has these pieces for sale, but I expect that the answer would be an overwhelming laugh from the masses at just the asking since these are or seem to be sought after parts...

    So my question is...Could someone lend me the said pieces needed so that I can have my brother, who is a cnc machinist and programmer copy and mill these pieces for me. Once the programming is done, the pieces can be easily milled, and I can return the pieces. He works in aerospace and has access to all the latest machinery. I also notice that there is an issue with bearings popping out...With this threads help I am sure that he could design the clevices so that they are bridged as apposed to welding..

    Well I know it's a long shot..Thanks for your time.
    If you have access to a machine shop, just buy a 8.5 x 2.5 shock, machine the key way and add a spacer on the shock shaft.

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    It's a 2011...I also have a 2010 Enduro comp
    2008 Giant Trance X2
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    2011 Specialized S-Works Enduro

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    Nice one bro! I've always like these frames! Specially the SX Trail.

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/23391804@N07/8242850707/" title="Levis Bike by eleminoh, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8210/8242850707_80c9f5f00e_z.jpg" width="480" height="640" alt="Levis Bike"></a>

    Older elite model, I really want the new style but its just not feasable right now.


    Bought this frame damaged on eBay, it didnt even have rear shock, and built every bit of it.

    Build list......

    Powedercoated frame white
    Stans FlowEX wheels
    Hope Pro Evo2 hubs
    RockShox Lyric 160mm fork
    Fox RP3 (I think) rear shock
    Raceface bars and crankset
    Straitline Pedals
    Sram X.7 shifters
    X.9 front and rear derailluers
    Avid Elixer 7 brakes, 203mm F&R
    Rock Shox Reverb adjustable seat post

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    Thanks guys!

    My post made it sound like I didn't like this frame and just want the new style.

    I really love this bike! I abuse it all the time it's always been amazing! I would dare say its the best full suspension AM bike in that era. (2005), maybe ahead of its time.

    But I think the new "X style" frame just looks amazing!
    Never ridden one but I love the look of the design.

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    and my new helmet...Kali Durgana, best buy helmet for me! 85&euro; in Croatia!


    I have used FD Sram XX (but like a new) and thompson elite seatpost, but I haven't time to put it on bike :-(
    pictures with new parts will be soon...i hope ;-)
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    So just added a new Crank Brothers Kronolog post to my Enduro.

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    Enduro S WORKS custom buld

    My custom build:
    New 2010 Sworks frame with rp23 fox
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    Quote Originally Posted by retrofred View Post
    Oh and in regards to putting a Ti spring on an Enduro, it would contact the frame amd rub due to clearance between the shock and the frame.
    Yep, that's exactly what happened to me. I have a 2012 Enduro Expert Evo. I picked up a Nukeproof Ti spring from Chain Reaction. Installed it and it seemed to fit, when unloaded. Riding around the street and doing some bunny hops it seemed fine too. But on the trail, towards the end of the ride I started hearing some horrendous creaking *sometimes*. It was the coil scraping the frame. Scratched off the paint a bit but otherwise no big deal, but of course I immediately swapped the coil back out. The Ti spring was a bit larger diameter, which like I said *should* clear the frame normally, but the clearance was so tight that when the coil shifted (there's a slight bit of play in the ID so that you can grab the coil and push/pull it a bit perpendicular to the long axis of the shock), it would rub the frame. Just like the Vector coil did on the regular Enduro frames, causing the warranty issue mentioned previously.

    So, no Ti for me unless someone comes out with one that has ID/OD that exactly matches the Fox one. Plus, for a spring that short it turned out that the weight difference was hardly worth it. On my old Demo 9, the Ti spring saved 1/2 pound, but on this bike it was less than 1/4 lb I think.

    On an unrelated note... is anyone else having issues with the headset on these frames developing a horrendous creak? I took mine apart after a few rides and found galling on the "slip fit adapter" that goes into the lower part of the head tube, above the lower bearing, and on the inside of the lower head tube itself. Basically exactly what was reported in this other thread. I've taken it apart a few times now, cleaned it up with steel wool, and a few rides later it's just as bad again. Some people seem to have had success with loctite-ing that adapter in there, and possibly the bearing too, but that seems like a band-aid on a bad design. I mean, I got this bike because it's supposed to be able to be ridden hard. Maybe I'll post up some pics when I get a chance, but was wondering if anyone else has run into this.

    Related to that, I've also had the crown on the Fox Van develop creaking now within a matter of a couple weeks in 2 cases now (already sent in for warranty twice). Is it me or is that just the price of having a single crown fork on a bike supposedly designed for light duty DH?

    I love this bike otherwise, it's just that random creaks drive me nuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimw View Post
    On an unrelated note... is anyone else having issues with the headset on these frames developing a horrendous creak? I took mine apart after a few rides and found galling on the "slip fit adapter" that goes into the lower part of the head tube, above the lower bearing, and on the inside of the lower head tube itself. Basically exactly what was reported in this other thread. I've taken it apart a few times now, cleaned it up with steel wool, and a few rides later it's just as bad again. Some people seem to have had success with loctite-ing that adapter in there, and possibly the bearing too, but that seems like a band-aid on a bad design. I mean, I got this bike because it's supposed to be able to be ridden hard. Maybe I'll post up some pics when I get a chance, but was wondering if anyone else has run into this.

    Related to that, I've also had the crown on the Fox Van develop creaking now within a matter of a couple weeks in 2 cases now (already sent in for warranty twice). Is it me or is that just the price of having a single crown fork on a bike supposedly designed for light duty DH?

    I love this bike otherwise, it's just that random creaks drive me nuts.
    I've noticed a creaking sound a couple of months ago and traced to the headset. I've then disassembled the headset and putted a cooper based antiseize compound between the frame and the cups and the creak stoped. I recall I've found it odd that the tolerances seemed to be a litlle on the loose side of tight, but didn't pay much atention.
    The funny thing is today, in my saturday ride, I've noticed the creaking has come back...

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    Remember to put grease, oil or loctite depending on the bolts before you screw them in. Because the parts are alloy or aluminum and are not the same grade metal as the bolts. When you apply pressure it creates heat and the two metals react differently at different temperatures giving you that creaking noise. The oil or grease helps a lot and depending on the bolt's location even loctite.
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    Im 178cm tall without shoes,32 inseam. What size frame should i be looking at L or M - Will be a do all bike with long XC days and a bit of DH / AM riding .

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMILER View Post
    Im 178cm tall without shoes,32 inseam. What size frame should i be looking at L or M - Will be a do all bike with long XC days and a bit of DH / AM riding .

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    I'm 180 and the 2010 L frame suits me perfectly. I use a supershort 50mm stem and still have a comfortable cockpit.

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    It seems like their sizes got a lot larger a few years back. I'm almost exactly your size (just over 180, same inseam). I rode a L 2004 Enduro with a 50mm stem that fit perfectly. Tried out 2011/2012 Enduros, and L was waaaay bigger, even swapping out for a 50mm stem. I ended up with a 2012 Enduro Evo Expert w/50mm stem and it feels perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimw View Post
    It seems like their sizes got a lot larger a few years back. I'm almost exactly your size (just over 180, same inseam). I rode a L 2004 Enduro with a 50mm stem that fit perfectly. Tried out 2011/2012 Enduros, and L was waaaay bigger, even swapping out for a 50mm stem. I ended up with a 2012 Enduro Evo Expert w/50mm stem and it feels perfect.
    You on a medium now then jim?

    Im looking at a 2011 / 2012 frame myself.

    I used to ride a medium 2008 enduro which i sold and bought a large but it was massive.

    Medium was pretty much spot on, but the 2008 was more of a long travel XC bike rather than an AM bike.

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    Exactly. Sorry I didn't clarify that, I bought the size M 2012 Enduro Evo. It came with a 60mm stem, which was fine, but feels even better with 50mm to me. I agree, size L to me feels way stretched out and more XC. I'm more AM/DH oriented, but do my share of climbing too, and this size feels perfect to me.

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    Just Wanted to pust up my new baby in here... took her out for a couple of rides yesterday and she is sooooooo damn plush!!
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    Me too. Feel that my 2011 medium enduro is larger and required me to stretch more.
    I trimmed my handlebar to 700mm to fit in better as I don't want to spend additional money

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enduro4710 View Post
    Just Wanted to pust up my new baby in here... took her out for a couple of rides yesterday and she is sooooooo damn plush!!
    l love the color of that Enduro

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    Is time for a new yr resolution for ur biking style

    These are mine :P
    1. Change to single chainring like 32-34
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    3. RIDE MORE !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enduro4710 View Post
    Just Wanted to pust up my new baby in here... took her out for a couple of rides yesterday and she is sooooooo damn plush!!
    Love that look. I have the sworks frame only in red/black coming. Was hoping to see it by now. Should be here by the end of the year. When did your arrive and where are you located?

    How does the new kinematics feel on pedaling and still maintain that great spechy plushness?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimw View Post
    On an unrelated note... is anyone else having issues with the headset on these frames developing a horrendous creak? I took mine apart after a few rides and found galling on the "slip fit adapter" that goes into the lower part of the head tube, above the lower bearing, and on the inside of the lower head tube itself. Basically exactly what was reported in this other thread. I've taken it apart a few times now, cleaned it up with steel wool, and a few rides later it's just as bad again. Some people seem to have had success with loctite-ing that adapter in there, and possibly the bearing too, but that seems like a band-aid on a bad design. I mean, I got this bike because it's supposed to be able to be ridden hard. Maybe I'll post up some pics when I get a chance, but was wondering if anyone else has run into this.

    Related to that, I've also had the crown on the Fox Van develop creaking now within a matter of a couple weeks in 2 cases now (already sent in for warranty twice). Is it me or is that just the price of having a single crown fork on a bike supposedly designed for light duty DH?

    I love this bike otherwise, it's just that random creaks drive me nuts.
    I used to have this problem when mine was new. Every time it was from my stem/star nut being loose.My theory is that the carbon fiber spacers "compress", thus cuasing everything to losen up. But after abouth the 4th time of retightening everything, it hasn't been an issue since. Just make sure that star nut is nice and tight before tightening the stem bolts.

    My headset did the same thing as yours and others in the thread you posted. But it hasn't gotten any worse in the last 2 years of heavy abuse. I do however use plenty of greas between everything when I rebuild it about every 5-6 months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enduro4710 View Post
    Just Wanted to pust up my new baby in here... took her out for a couple of rides yesterday and she is sooooooo damn plush!!
    Very nice ride!...
    Is that the stock Fox 34? Did you like it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enduro4710 View Post
    Just Wanted to pust up my new baby in here... took her out for a couple of rides yesterday and she is sooooooo damn plush!!
    Very nice, still waiting on mine to come in. Cannot wait
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    awesome! my 2013 sworks should be ready tomorrow - cant wait!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NevB View Post
    awesome! my 2013 sworks should be ready tomorrow - cant wait!
    Where are you from & what color did you order? The last I was told was end of dec. for the red & end of jan. for the blue.

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    Anyone notice that the Enduro Evo is back on the US site?

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    I noticed, and I also noticed that they have the price of them now along with both color options. Before they were only showing the Matte black. Can't wait to see one in person. Been going back and forth on the Evo and the Comp. Comp looks nice in person so we will have see????

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    I think I'll be leaning towards the comp. I was looking at the Stump Evo but the Enduro Comp has a bit more travel and a little bit bigger fork. I think the Enduro Evo is a little too slack for a Do Everything bike.

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    2013 Comps do look nice.
    Funny thing, in the US site the Comps are red or black (very nice!) and in the portuguese site the only colour for the Comp is white. Much prefer the stealth black colour...

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    Those new Enduro's look awesome. Keep the pics coming.....

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    New Enduros look awesome - keep the pics coming guys!

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    I'd love to see a white one in the US personally.

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    I'd love to see a white one in the US personally.

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    This is my 2010 XL Specialized Enduro Expert. The front fork is a Rockshox Totem 180mm travel Solo air with the DH damper. It also has red Azonic Outlaws. The bike also has a xfusion vector R shock with custom frabricated clavices to stiffen the rear end. Sram XO drivtrain and Avid elixir cr brakes. Specialized command post as well.
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    ^ Nice. You should look into wider bars next.
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    Quote Originally Posted by camarosam View Post
    ^ Nice. You should look into wider bars next.
    Thats exactly what im looking at. Im looking at red deity dirty30 bars. Going from the stock 680mm to the 760mm of the deitys will be nice!

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    Pics look like you have this bearing problem...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mantra View Post
    Pics look like you have this bearing problem...
    Well, I DID, until i fabbed those clavices. Those braced clavices make it super solid!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aappling72 View Post
    Love that look. I have the sworks frame only in red/black coming. Was hoping to see it by now. Should be here by the end of the year. When did your arrive and where are you located?

    How does the new kinematics feel on pedaling and still maintain that great spechy plushness?
    dude! you won't be dissappointed mine arrived on monday but was expected to be here on 30th of dec, but hey it was an awesome surprise it coming early! i'm located in sydney so pretty much the rest of aus should be getting theirs now too. new kinematics are great tho man, better than the older enduro's (i had last years comp) but it still feels like a super plush mini dh bike going down!! haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by tugamik View Post
    Very nice ride!...
    Is that the stock Fox 34? Did you like it?
    cheers dude! it is the 34 though, and it feels great!! it is definately not a let down having the thinner stanchions on there
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    Quote Originally Posted by tsefreeflow View Post
    Very nice, still waiting on mine to come in. Cannot wait
    wicked dude! it's such a sweet ride
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    I have yet to be disappointed with my Enduro

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    Quote Originally Posted by retrofred View Post
    I have yet to be disappointed with my Enduro

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    I feel ya! My azonic outlaws failed before my bike did!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gawdodirt View Post
    This is my 2010 XL Specialized Enduro Expert. The front fork is a Rockshox Totem 180mm travel Solo air with the DH damper. It also has red Azonic Outlaws. The bike also has a xfusion vector R shock with custom frabricated clavices to stiffen the rear end. Sram XO drivtrain and Avid elixir cr brakes. Specialized command post as well.
    Nice fix!!! Is that 3/16" plate? Will have to keep that in mind if mine starts to do that! Got the same link and shock but haven't ridden them yet. Keep us posted on how it works out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bajatoy View Post
    Nice fix!!! Is that 3/16" plate? Will have to keep that in mind if mine starts to do that! Got the same link and shock but haven't ridden them yet. Keep us posted on how it works out!
    It works phenominally! The bike feels tons stiffer! I landed and busted a rear spoke on my azonic outlaws. Absolutely no flex from the rear and im 6'4" 220lbs without gear!

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    Sweet! I'm about the same size, lol 6'3" 230! I will have to see how the stock link holds up! Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bajatoy View Post
    Sweet! I'm about the same size, lol 6'3" 230! I will have to see how the stock link holds up! Lol
    Let me know how it works out. It only happened to me on drops. If you need the modification done just let me know!

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    And now for something completely different.. Do you guys know the chain growth on the 2012 Enduros? I am thinking of getting (actually, I bought it already) an X-9 Type 2 short cage derailleur for my 1x10 setup (32 front, 11-36 back) and I'm wondering if everything will be ok on the trail... I heard that chain growth is something I should consider, and it's the greatest around the proper sag position (25-30% of travel) rather than when in full travel. Can anyone confirm/elaborate on this?

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    No problem with your configuration !

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    Thanks, and do you know how many links should I add when I switch to 34 tooth front? Will one full link do?

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    Just release the air from your shock and check the chain when the suspension ist fully compressed.

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    I see you have bought yourself a 2013 enduro comp. How well does it climb and handle tight switchbacks on single track?
    Coming from a 13kg (28lbs) xc bike and would like to know if it can handle xc besides the all mountain purpose.

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    my 2011 enduro evo
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    my 2011 enduro evo on a local welsh trail
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