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    ^ Very nice. Looks like some epic riding to me.
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    cheers,pretty lucky where i live for riding,just need it to stop raining now!!

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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.
    That last pic, in motion, is cool. Look at your chain. Crazy movement. Didn't think they whip that much.
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    The latest incarnation of my 2010 Enduro Expert, now converted to Evo



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    Anyone got any real life shots of the 2013 Enduro Evo? I've just pre ordered one to replace my old SX Trail but can't tell if the highlight colour is yellow or lime green.... trying to decide on a colour scheme for pedals and bars. Sad I know but March delivery feels like a long way off!

    Also, I have a set of barely used SLX M666 brakes on my SX. Would these be better than the Avids that come with the Enduro? I've only used Shimano, Hope and Hayes before but never Avids, although I have heard problems of reliability and ease of set up.

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    If you're getting an Evo, I think you don't care that much about the bike's weight. I would stick to Shimano. I have a set of 2012 XT's on my Demo and a set of X0 brakes on my Enduro, and I keep Avid's only for the sake of low weight (around 300g on a set of brakes and rotors). Still, I do have a set of XT's new in bag waiting for me to stop being a weight weenie!

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    2013 Enduro Comp Med Black.

    I've only got 2 rides on it, but it's stable and comfortable. Only real BIG differnce from my '08 is the Bottom Brakcket height is about an inch lower on the '13. The whole bike seems to have a lower CG. Been too slippery out to compare handling yet. Should be better than previous.
    The old one first and then the new one.

    New one has Blk on Blk graphics. Factory "Murdered Out".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock View Post
    2013 Enduro Comp Med Black.

    I've only got 2 rides on it, but it's stable and comfortable. Only real BIG differnce from my '08 is the Bottom Brakcket height is about an inch lower on the '13. The whole bike seems to have a lower CG. Been too slippery out to compare handling yet. Should be better than previous.
    The old one first and then the new one.

    New one has Blk on Blk graphics. Factory "Murdered Out".

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    Soooo cool the stealth look on the 2013 Comp.
    Too bad the Comp "flavour" is only served in white here in Portugal...

    Congrats on the new bike. Is really very nice!

    Cheers and Happy New Year!!!

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    Love the stealth look; if I bought a new Enduro, thats exactly what it would look like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pieroglif View Post
    If you're getting an Evo, I think you don't care that much about the bike's weight. I would stick to Shimano. I have a set of 2012 XT's on my Demo and a set of X0 brakes on my Enduro, and I keep Avid's only for the sake of low weight (around 300g on a set of brakes and rotors). Still, I do have a set of XT's new in bag waiting for me to stop being a weight weenie!
    My SX Trail is a touch under 36lbs so the Evo will be lighter even with the SLX. I presume the the Avid rotors would still be compatible as I use the SLX with Hope rotors which I'd be leaving on the old bike.

    That black Comp is sick btw!

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    Sure they will be compatible. If you need more power, with Shimano SLX-M666 you can always upgrade to Ice-Tech rotors and metallic finned pads. I heard it's an upgrade best made together, but maybe there are more knowledgable people here to correct me.

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    I'm deciding between the stumpy evo or enduro comp 2013 for a new bike. Can the enduro handle xc with tight corners and steep climbs outside of the all mountain purpose? These are my first thoughts.

    Stumpy evo negatives :
    - black/white colour for 26inch model in my country
    - 32 fork vs 34 fork
    - less solid frame for jumps and drops

    Enduro negatives :
    - slow cornering in tight corners
    - heavy in climbs
    - bad handling at cross country riding

    Any advice is welcome thx!

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    I know you're looking at a '13 model but I have an 08 enduro and my brother has an 09 Stumpy elite. I've ridden his stumpy quite a bit and have come to realize how different both bikes are. But let me first say this, it will depend solely on how and where you're riding. Both bikes will do what you want them to do, but depending on what bike you have for a specific trail can make all the difference.

    Just a short example; I train on a xc singletrack trail that has many tight turns, a lot of ups and downs requiring a lot of pedaling, and drops of about two feet. I train on this trail because its a 3 mile loop with a mix of everything yet really strains you because you're pedaling non stop to beat the clock. This is a task on my enduro because of the weight(Keep in mind it weighs 4lbs more than a new Enduro); the bike feels slow and heavy and just doesn't feel alive like the stumpy does on this same trail. It is very noticeable on tight, steep switchbacks because of the slacker HT and longer wheelbase; the stumpy feels like it just takes less effort. But compared to the faster parts of the trail the enduro just eats everything up feeling much more stable at speed making you more confident to go faster. The Enduro shines over the stumpy in the jumps as well, feeling more stable on landings and doing a better job at absorbing the hits.

    Both bikes are very different yet are similar within a certain realm of riding. The stumpy evo and endruo comp are very close to what they are intended to do and will really rely on what the majority of your riding will consist of. You can use one for the majority of your riding, but if its too much, or not enough of what you need can make or break your purchase.

    What type of trails will you be riding? How big are the drops? How often do you climb and how crazy are the descents? Do you push yourself to go faster?

    A better understanding of your riding habits will help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Finley View Post
    I'm deciding between the stumpy evo or enduro comp 2013 for a new bike. Can the enduro handle xc with tight corners and steep climbs outside of the all mountain purpose? These are my first thoughts.

    Stumpy evo negatives :
    - black/white colour for 26inch model in my country
    - 32 fork vs 34 fork
    - less solid frame for jumps and drops

    Enduro negatives :
    - slow cornering in tight corners
    - heavy in climbs
    - bad handling at cross country riding

    Any advice is welcome thx!
    Definately take the terrain into consideration, but just take a look around. What types of bikes do you mainly see on the trails you ride? Are you seeing more "all-mountain" style bikes or more "trail" oriented bikes. This may help in the decision as well. I know 10mm of travel is not a very big difference. Are you looking at the evo comp or the evo (carbon) expert? How big/strong are you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Finley View Post
    I'm deciding between the stumpy evo or enduro comp 2013 for a new bike. Can the enduro handle xc with tight corners and steep climbs outside of the all mountain purpose? These are my first thoughts.

    Stumpy evo negatives :
    - black/white colour for 26inch model in my country
    - 32 fork vs 34 fork
    - less solid frame for jumps and drops

    Enduro negatives :
    - slow cornering in tight corners
    - heavy in climbs
    - bad handling at cross country riding

    Any advice is welcome thx!
    You pointed the drawbacks of each construction well, so you should decide what matters to you more. Looking at the strength of your arguments, I would say go for a Stumpy. Anyway, they both have 15mm axles for 2013, so if you feel you miss the stiffness in front, you can upgrade to a 34 or 36mm fork and still end up with a lighter bike than the enduro. As for the stiffness of the frame, unless you go jumping like Darren, you should be fine. Happy new year!

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    The fastest bike I ever had.

    My 2013 Enduro S-Works, size L

    fork: Fox 34 Talas RC2
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    stem: Easton 35 Havoc
    bar: Easton Havoc Carbon
    grips: ODI Intense
    brakes: X.0 Trail Worldcup
    saddle: SLR Carbonio
    seatpost: Command Post
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    Antrieb: XX1 mit 32er KB
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    On a bike like this, you look like a Happy New Year wish come true

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    Quote Originally Posted by camarosam View Post
    I know you're looking at a '13 model but I have an 08 enduro and my brother has an 09 Stumpy elite. I've ridden his stumpy quite a bit and have come to realize how different both bikes are. But let me first say this, it will depend solely on how and where you're riding. Both bikes will do what you want them to do, but depending on what bike you have for a specific trail can make all the difference.

    Just a short example; I train on a xc singletrack trail that has many tight turns, a lot of ups and downs requiring a lot of pedaling, and drops of about two feet. I train on this trail because its a 3 mile loop with a mix of everything yet really strains you because you're pedaling non stop to beat the clock. This is a task on my enduro because of the weight(Keep in mind it weighs 4lbs more than a new Enduro); the bike feels slow and heavy and just doesn't feel alive like the stumpy does on this same trail. It is very noticeable on tight, steep switchbacks because of the slacker HT and longer wheelbase; the stumpy feels like it just takes less effort. But compared to the faster parts of the trail the enduro just eats everything up feeling much more stable at speed making you more confident to go faster. The Enduro shines over the stumpy in the jumps as well, feeling more stable on landings and doing a better job at absorbing the hits.

    Both bikes are very different yet are similar within a certain realm of riding. The stumpy evo and endruo comp are very close to what they are intended to do and will really rely on what the majority of your riding will consist of. You can use one for the majority of your riding, but if its too much, or not enough of what you need can make or break your purchase.

    What type of trails will you be riding? How big are the drops? How often do you climb and how crazy are the descents? Do you push yourself to go faster?

    A better understanding of your riding habits will help.
    I wanted to go for the enduro because I love the way it looks and is beefier for riding a couple times a year in the mountains when on vacation. I tend to push myself to go further and further, but when I'm at my home trails its too much of a bike I guess. Thx for explaining, I will probably go with the stumpy comp evo (and maybe the 29er because the 26er is not that good looking in black/white combo). Do you think the enduro with an angleset or/and a smaller travel fork (lower BB) will come close to the stumpy and be a good option for changing setups for a vacation (Italy,Austria)?

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    thats my dream bike!

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    my bike and me in scotland
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Finley View Post
    I wanted to go for the enduro because I love the way it looks and is beefier for riding a couple times a year in the mountains when on vacation. I tend to push myself to go further and further, but when I'm at my home trails its too much of a bike I guess. Thx for explaining, I will probably go with the stumpy comp evo (and maybe the 29er because the 26er is not that good looking in black/white combo). Do you think the enduro with an angleset or/and a smaller travel fork (lower BB) will come close to the stumpy and be a good option for changing setups for a vacation (Italy,Austria)?
    Just curious here, but if you are not racing (maybe you are and just did not read it) why does it matter between the two bikes? I mean to me, does it really matter that my bike is "said low weight" if I am just out riding? Would I not actually want a burlier bike for longevity and the occasional jump, tumble, otb, back flip? I mean, I think many ride for the fitness of it anyway, and would not the heavier bike be more of an incentive?
    Dunno, just hearing that a bike might be too much for someone or some terrain seems kind of silly if I think about it in my demented way

    Personally I think you would be crazy to not get the Enduro. I mean hell, it even allows you to shorten the travel for better climbing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Finley View Post
    I wanted to go for the enduro because I love the way it looks and is beefier for riding a couple times a year in the mountains when on vacation. I tend to push myself to go further and further, but when I'm at my home trails its too much of a bike I guess. Thx for explaining, I will probably go with the stumpy comp evo (and maybe the 29er because the 26er is not that good looking in black/white combo). Do you think the enduro with an angleset or/and a smaller travel fork (lower BB) will come close to the stumpy and be a good option for changing setups for a vacation (Italy,Austria)?
    I would go for the enduro. You can always build the bike either heavier or lighter depending on what you are doing. I have owned a 2010 stumpy and currently own a 2010 enduro. Its safe to say i will not be getting rid of my Enduro any time soon! I blew out the rear shock on the stumpy. With the stumpy you don't have very many options as far as upgrades. The rear shock on the stumpy is set. But with the enduro there is the possibility of putting a Canecreek DB air from the S-works. Specialized also went to the common 8.5x2.5 shock size I know you will not be dissapointed with the enduro. The bikes are built! I have never run into somebody that didn't love their enduro! I have an XL enduro and i can still that thing through super tight switchbacks. I have done XC on my bike with no problem at all and my build weighs 38lbs!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Finley View Post
    I wanted to go for the enduro because I love the way it looks and is beefier for riding a couple times a year in the mountains when on vacation. I tend to push myself to go further and further, but when I'm at my home trails its too much of a bike I guess. Thx for explaining, I will probably go with the stumpy comp evo (and maybe the 29er because the 26er is not that good looking in black/white combo). Do you think the enduro with an angleset or/and a smaller travel fork (lower BB) will come close to the stumpy and be a good option for changing setups for a vacation (Italy,Austria)?
    That is an option, you could get an angleset and go with a 150mm fork and have identical HT angles. You'd probably shorten the wheelbase a bit as well while retaining the BB height. You'll like the 4mm lower BB on the Enduro. Your other option is to sell your fork and buy a Talas so you can adjust the HT angle on demand depending on what trail you're riding and whether you're climbing or descending. This would be your cheapest option because you just sell your fork and buy a Talas whereas if you go with the angleset you'll have to buy the angleset.

    I just got off the site and the bikes have almost identical builds with the Enduro Comp weighing in at 29lbs 9oz and the Stumpy Evo weighing 28lbs 10oz. They are within a pound of each other with the enduro having an inch longer wheelbase and a 4mm lower BB height. The HT angle is half a degree slacker on the enduro compared tot he stumpy evo.

    I'd go with the enduro; the specs are too close not to go with the beefier model. You'll have a bike that can do it all and if it gets a little straining on the slower trails then you can install an angleset with a 150mm fork to adjust the HT angle. The best option in my opinion is to sell the fork and get a Talas so you can drop the front end of the bike for the climbs (Giving you around a 67.5 degree HT angle) and be able to raise it while descending leaving your 66.5 degree HT angle alone giving you a better descending bike. This way you don't mess with what makes the enduro awesome, which is descending.
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    ... and if we just ...

    Me on my enduro!
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    I bet that 2013 Enduro S-Works rides amazing. Ridiculous bike.
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    It is amazing indeed...it is a fu****g fast bike !

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    Maybe I'm not suprised that all of you guys will buy the enduro over the stumpy evo, asking the question in an enduro thread . My thoughts were already in favor of an enduro comp from the beginning. I also think it is a do-it-all bike and it's good for getting rid of some manly weight . When I want something light for racing I will buy an epic if I really need it. Thx for all the replies. I will post some pics when I trade some cash for this bad boy . Thx for all the input and a happy new year !

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    I decided on the 13 enduro expert over the stumpy evo. Tough decision. I just figured that a little advantage going downhill was more important to me than a minor climbing advantage. Both bikes are beautiful. I believe that the enduro is only a half pound heavier(27.14) vs (27.4) Going tubeless should make up the difference. Plus I like the colors of the enduro more.

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    You wont be sorry....I love mine..rode a ton of bikes...cant find anything more fun to ride!
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    Awesome bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssalinas View Post
    This is a known problem w/ the X-Fusion Coil. AFAIK it had too much 'girth' i.e. too fat.
    I think it was a problem on the large frame and the 500 or 550 coil.

    Since the evo frame is exactly the same as the enduro frame, I would argue for a carbon enduro frame and bolt on all your evo build kit to it. I doubt they are out of carbon enduro frames.
    hey guys i have a enduro evo 2012 and i am a big guy so i am in the need of a stiffer coil i currenly have a 550 lbs coil and i need the 600 lbs does any one have one that want to to trade or for sale

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    specialized enduro evo

    hey guys i have a enduro evo 2012 expert and i need a 600lbs coil, i right now have a 550lbs if you guys know or have one for sale or trade. or if you guys want to trade your air set up for my eve set up. PLEASE HELP ME OUT i know how great this bikes are, and it breaks my heart just seeing my bike in my garage with out being able to ride it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by endurorider21 View Post
    hey guys i have a enduro evo 2012 expert and i need a 600lbs coil, i right now have a 550lbs if you guys know or have one for sale or trade. or if you guys want to trade your air set up for my eve set up. PLEASE HELP ME OUT i know how great this bikes are, and it breaks my heart just seeing my bike in my garage with out being able to ride it.
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    Hi guys, been trawling for a while but finally joined up tonight, hoping someone could answer me a quick question - pardon my ignorance if this is obvious.

    I have noticed some of the Specialized Enduros have an inline X frame (the top tubes cross over) but then there are other ones where the X is not inline (as in the tube that has the shock mounted to it is not in line with the tube that runs to the handle bars). I would add a pic to explain what I am talking about but this forum wont allow me as I am new

    Can anyone explain to me what is the difference? I am looking to buy a 2011 modified Enduro that does not have the inline X frame.

    Thanks in advance

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    Random question time....

    As you will no doubt be aware, the 2013 Evo has internal cable routing holes for a dropper post. Now, I was reading one of the 2013 Carbon Stumpy threads and saw that the Rockshox Reverb hydro cable is too thick for the guide hole as it's meant for the Command Post which is mechanical and has a thinner cable. Is this likely to be a problem on the Enduro Evo? If so any suggestions to get around the problem? Swap cables etc? I won't be busting out the Dremel that's for sure

    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by citizenlee View Post
    Random question time....

    As you will no doubt be aware, the 2013 Evo has internal cable routing holes for a dropper post. Now, I was reading one of the 2013 Carbon Stumpy threads and saw that the Rockshox Reverb hydro cable is too thick for the guide hole as it's meant for the Command Post which is mechanical and has a thinner cable. Is this likely to be a problem on the Enduro Evo? If so any suggestions to get around the problem? Swap cables etc? I won't be busting out the Dremel that's for sure

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    Ja, but the routing in the top tube is not clean. It's only about 40cm and comes out again above the damper where it scratches when the post is in the lower position. Bad Solution from the innovate or die "S" guys. And only because they haven't finished the job on the CP. I think the post is one of the best but the cable routing of it is a mess and should have been optimized in the last 3 years. Wait till 2014 Enduro. It should have a complete internal routing(Hopefully a new CP!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by jojo64 View Post
    Ja, but the routing in the top tube is not clean. It's only about 40cm and comes out again above the damper where it scratches when the post is in the lower position. Bad Solution from the innovate or die "S" guys. And only because they haven't finished the job on the CP. I think the post is one of the best but the cable routing of it is a mess and should have been optimized in the last 3 years. Wait till 2014 Enduro. It should have a complete internal routing(Hopefully a new CP!).

    Cheers,

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    Thanks for the info, in that case I may just mount it with the other cables in the usual manner. Will save me bleeding it

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    specialized enduro evo

    [QUOTE=citizenlee;10045869]Boom, Fox springs...


    but do this springs fit enduros, because the enduro requires a smaller dimeter and also i have an fusion shock

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    [QUOTE=endurorider21;10047980]
    Quote Originally Posted by citizenlee View Post
    Boom, Fox springs...


    but do this springs fit enduros, because the enduro requires a smaller dimeter and also i have an fusion shock
    Ahhh, good point. I wrongly assumed it was Fox

    In that case I reckon your best bet it to contact X Fusion direct. If they don't do a 600lb spring then ask for the spring measurements (I/D and O/D) and then see if any other brand will work.

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    is any body running 1x10 on they`re enduro,i`m contemplating it

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    Quote Originally Posted by rufflesurf View Post
    is any body running 1x10 on they`re enduro,i`m contemplating it
    I did, worked fine with a 36t chain ring.
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    I just picked up my enduro expert and am thinking of going to a 1x10 setup. Does anybody know how much I would have to spend for the conversion.

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    Finally the Monarch plus is installed!!



    With xmas and the workshop being closed for a week, plus some trouble dissembling the shock, I thought I would never install the shock! But finally!



    It is a stock monarch, since Push no longer have the customized shock in their product list. So I had to mill the shock myself...



    It turned out quite nice...
    installing was also quite easy, although some work is needed on the clevis too.

    Took it for a spin last weekend, but it was too short to really test the shock.
    It seems better than the stock RP2, but that is not that hard i guess...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jredling View Post
    I just picked up my enduro expert and am thinking of going to a 1x10 setup. Does anybody know how much I would have to spend for the conversion.
    Not very much at all; you have two options. You can choose the tooth count you want for the front chainring and bolt it up to your crank and leave the rear cassette alone if you like the rear gearing. The other option is to get a different rear cassette tooth spacing to match the tooth spacing for the front, then you're looking at around $100 depending.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jredling View Post
    I just picked up my enduro expert and am thinking of going to a 1x10 setup. Does anybody know how much I would have to spend for the conversion.
    My LBS advised me to keep stay with 2X10 when I had the same idea as yours.
    The purpose of enduro bike is to able to climb and descend. Y take away the climbing feature out from the bike :P


    In the end, really depends on what type of terrain u ride in .

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    Updated Enduro EVO photo



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    Running a 1X10 on both my Enduro's....wouldn't have it any other way!
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    Finally retiring my 2006 and ordered a 2012 comp. Getting it from a private seller used. They listed the specs on the rear axle as QR, but I thought I had read the 2012 comps were all 142. I just wanted to know for sure so I can make sure I can have every thing I need to swap my current wheelset as soon as it arrives. Thanks.

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    A recent pic of my baby with new brakes and wheels
    Industry 9 wheels and xt brakes with ice tech rotors.

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    ^ Awesome picture... Oh, and the bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drapeado View Post
    Good! it´s beautiful!
    Have you got a fork 160 mm?

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    ^ Ridiculous, going to be a beast.
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    Can't wait to pay mine off and build it too its so sick looking definately a Mach chicken frame!!

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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!!



    saw this in the flesh yesterday.... want one so badddd!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eleminohpee View Post
    Finally retiring my 2006 and ordered a 2012 comp. Getting it from a private seller used. They listed the specs on the rear axle as QR, but I thought I had read the 2012 comps were all 142. I just wanted to know for sure so I can make sure I can have every thing I need to swap my current wheelset as soon as it arrives. Thanks.
    2012's are 142+ thru axle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poolnikov View Post
    Good! it´s beautiful!
    Have you got a fork 160 mm?

    Thx mate !


    Yeah, Float 36, although in the pic the travel does seem shorter...weird

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    Lowered the bars a bit to try it out, went for a very wet ride today and had a blast


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    Are there any recent reviews on the 2013 enduro expert carbon? I just picked mine up but can't ride it yet due to my recent wrist surgery. So now all I do is park it in my living room and stare at it. I was wondering if anyone has put some miles on one yet and can give some feedback.

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    Hi all. I'm having a weird problem with my front shox. I have a 2011 Enduro Expert with the Fox Float 36r and every time I compress the fork it clunks right before it starts to rebound. For example any time you hit a jump or bump and the fork starts to extend it clunks. I've messed with PSI and rebound and regardless of either I still get the sound. Best way to describe the sound would be hard plastic hitting metal. Also I'm having to run the Psi around 30 to get the 25-30% sag but still after a fairly hard down hill sesh I'm still only using 4-5" of the 6" travel. I weigh 80kg
    Hopefully that made enough sense. :-) thanks for any help guys

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    It could be that your fork needs oil, that is one side-effect from low oil levels is the clunking sound you're getting. It could also be a snap ring- which holds the spring that keeps pressure on shim that acts as a check valve on the rebound piston.

    It could be one of these problems that is leading to the clunking sound. I would change the oil first since this is simplest if you can work on your fork, if not take it to a shop and they can take it apart and can check the oil and snap ring.
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    Would love to hear how the back end is on the 2013 Enduro's - any less flexy than the 10-12 models?

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    Quote Originally Posted by camarosam View Post
    It could be that your fork needs oil, that is one side-effect from low oil levels is the clunking sound you're getting. It could also be a snap ring- which holds the spring that keeps pressure on shim that acts as a check valve on the rebound piston.

    It could be one of these problems that is leading to the clunking sound. I would change the oil first since this is simplest if you can work on your fork, if not take it to a shop and they can take it apart and can check the oil and snap ring.
    Thanks mate, I change the oil today and see if that helps

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    Dropper post dilemna:
    I recently bought a 2011 enduro evo size medium, it came with original model command post which works but has its flaws. I got a reverb but noticed the body of the reverb is a couple inches longer than the CP. I could drop the CP into the frame all the way to the collar but due to bend in seat tube cannot do this with reverb. Wondering if anyone has used other droppers (KS, Command Post II, etc) and how they measure out....

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikingboy View Post
    Would love to hear how the back end is on the 2013 Enduro's - any less flexy than the 10-12 models?
    How do you gauge "flexy-ness"? I hear all this talk of it and how 142mm is stiffer etc... but I'm curious how anyone actually gauges this issue. Not saying it might not exist but there are lots of variables to consider i.e. wheel build, axle type/size...
    I recently went from a 2010 SX trail (135mm rear end) to a 2011 enduro (again "old school" 135mm) using the same rear wheel (after adjusting the dish, thanks specialized) syncros rim with hope pro II 10mm through-axle hub and I 'm not losing any sleep with either bike over rear end flex. Both track well, go where I tell them and behave nicely. Am I missing something?

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    In my country they say " when you can´t dance you say the floor is tilted " ahahah no pun intended.
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    Hi there!!!
    Just wanted to share my Enduro 2011, I must have already posted it here before, but she just went through some upgrades and wanted to post her again!!!

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    Thanks Scotteric: I would say if you aren't noticing it you have nothing to worry about. You'll start to notice it when it starts to become an issue, I found the rear would start to steer the bike specifically on fast landings into corners - my SX Trail doesnt demonstrate this even when run on the same wheels. Its flex at the bearings and stays somewhere. I was looking at the 180mm Enduro and it looks more like an Enduro than an SXT in the pics.

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    I'm wondering if any 2010-2012 enduro owners have ever used offset bushings in their shock and if so what set-up are you running and what head angle and bottom bracket measurements did you wind up with. I aquired a 2011 EVO over the winter and am starting to change some stuff around. The most signicant so far was to ditch the 170mm 36 fork and put a float 160 on. I realize part of the reason they used the 170 was to slacken the head angle because the shock cleavises on the EVO are shorter(I think) than regular enduros...

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    Just found out the Enduro Evo won't be arriving in the UK until 2nd week of April, apparently due to supply problems with the shock.

    I take it no one in the US has spotted them in stores yet?

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    size???

    Hi fellow riders!

    I was looking to buy an enduro this year but noticed that they don't come in XL?? Say what?? As a tall rider (1.92 m) dont you think I will be to cramped on size Large?

    My current bike has the same TT as the enduro in size Large but with a 120 mm stem.

    What you think?

    Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by citizenlee View Post
    Just found out the Enduro Evo won't be arriving in the UK until 2nd week of April, apparently due to supply problems with the shock.

    I take it no one in the US has spotted them in stores yet?

    A dealer in Denver got in a couple of SM frame Enduro Evos, but they don't know when they will get any more.

    The also have a SM Enduro Evo Expert in stock and say they will get MD and LG Experts next week.

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    ^^ Yeah I've spotted one in Los Angeles; top model with the ccdb shock.
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    I'm 6 ft tall and at times I wished I had a medium. I like the compact feeling of the medium while descending, but it is a little cramped for climbing.

    I have a Large and it does the job; I have shorter arms in relation to my body overall which could be why I fit well on a large so well. There is nothing wrong with a 120mm stem, but it will affect the steering feel and the lift power needed to lift the front end because your arms are further in front of the headtube. Really comes down to how you're riding. My brother has a Large stumpy with a 120mm stem and the bike is still fun to ride even though my Large enduro currently has a 35mm stem. Both bikes are very similar in size. But if you're 6' 2" and need a Large with a 120mm stem and I feel comfortable on a large with a 35mm stem, I must have shorter arms then you.

    Have you ever considered a shorter stem on the Large enduro, or would it be too crammed?

    Best bet is to go and ride both sizes, thats what I did and ended up with the large because climbing just felt better on it. Hopefully someone in your height range with experience can weigh in. The forums are kind of quiet right now because we're in the winter season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by honkinunit View Post
    A dealer in Denver got in a couple of SM frame Enduro Evos, but they don't know when they will get any more.

    The also have a SM Enduro Evo Expert in stock and say they will get MD and LG Experts next week.
    Quote Originally Posted by camarosam View Post
    ^^ Yeah I've spotted one in Los Angeles; top model with the ccdb shock.
    I think the Evo Expert is available most places now, but it's the standard Evo I'm talknig about... the green & black one.

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    I recently switched from an 06 enduro elite, large, to a 10 enduro comp, also large. Only been on a handful of rides so far but it just doesn't feel right to me. I've decided my best next move will be to try a coil rear shock, and I thought I had seen a DIY thread somewhere on making an 8.5 X 2.5 coil shock work on the 2010 frame. I can't seem to find it now, can anyone point me in the right direction please? I'd rather not spend the crazy price for the evo rear setup from specialized unless I'm sure it'd be what I'm looking to accomplish. TIA!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicoswit View Post
    Hi there!!!
    Just wanted to share my Enduro 2011, I must have already posted it here before, but she just went through some upgrades and wanted to post her again!!!

    Cheers!!!
    How do you like your fork? Do you ever feel it top out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eleminohpee View Post
    I recently switched from an 06 enduro elite, large, to a 10 enduro comp, also large. Only been on a handful of rides so far but it just doesn't feel right to me. I've decided my best next move will be to try a coil rear shock, and I thought I had seen a DIY thread somewhere on making an 8.5 X 2.5 coil shock work on the 2010 frame. I can't seem to find it now, can anyone point me in the right direction please? I'd rather not spend the crazy price for the evo rear setup from specialized unless I'm sure it'd be what I'm looking to accomplish. TIA!
    Here it is: http://www.rivasmtb.com/MANUAL%20END...Javi_Rivas.pdf

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    How do you like your fork? Do you ever feel it top out?
    The fork feels great! Just a little break dive sometimes but ive gotten used to it, and learned to compensate this. This can be fixed easily with the MiCo damper, im planning on doing this upgrade somewhere in the near future, but other than that i love this fork!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eleminohpee View Post
    I recently switched from an 06 enduro elite, large, to a 10 enduro comp, also large. Only been on a handful of rides so far but it just doesn't feel right to me. I've decided my best next move will be to try a coil rear shock, and I thought I had seen a DIY thread somewhere on making an 8.5 X 2.5 coil shock work on the 2010 frame. I can't seem to find it now, can anyone point me in the right direction please? I'd rather not spend the crazy price for the evo rear setup from specialized unless I'm sure it'd be what I'm looking to accomplish. TIA!
    I too went from a coiled out 06 Enduro to a 2010 version. If your issue with the 2010 version is the soft mid-stroke, then please try the small Fox shock volume adjuster. Not exactly coil, but firms mid-stroke nicely, to the point that I don't miss the coils. Cost is $25.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bullit43 View Post
    Thanks! any chance there is an english version of it? If not ill brush up on my spanish and itll do.


    On a side note, has anyone tried or know if it is possible to put an 8.75 i2i shock in the enduro? Will the suspension move down and If you were still to limit the stroke would it just raise BB hieght? This is prob a dumb question but I had done it with my old enduro and it worked great! Im just shoping for a shock right now so I thought Id see if anyone has tried it.

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    Check this forum because there was a huge post on what size rear shock you can fit on the enduro. Ill see if i can find it.
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    You can fit 8.75 x 2.5 shock in 2010-2012 Enduro with no interference. A friend of mine has DHX Air (222 x 64) installed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corvette View Post
    You can fit 8.75 x 2.5 shock in 2010-2012 Enduro with no interference. A friend of mine has DHX Air (222 x 64) installed.
    Im so glad to hear this. Do you know what it effected on the bike? Id assume it raised the BB a bit and steepened the HA?

    Im about 95% sure this is the route Im about to attempt. Any input is greatly appreciated from anyone!!

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    Also my friend fitted a 8.75 x 2.5 spring on his Enduro last week. Hasn't complained yet. He didn't get to ride it that long though before he broke some bone and got ordered a three month break from cycling.
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    Quick question after reading the whole thread - Enduro Evo 2012, size L with 40mm stem for a person with 183cm height, 85,5cm inseam (no shoes on) ? Reach measure is 457mm which is what I'm worried about mostly. Now I'm on a bike with HTT 610mm, reach 430mm and 60mm stem, and IMHO it fits me great.

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    I'm 6'2 and am going to be buying a new Enduro Comp soon, I'm not too tall for a Large am I?

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    I'm 6'2" and ride an 08 large Enduro. Not sure how similar the dimensions are to the newer bikes. That said, no problem fitting on the large. I also have an XL Giant Reign which we just built up for one of my sons. We put a shorter (60mm) stem on it, and it also fits just fine. I think most people would say you and I should be on a large, but it comes down to personal preference. I can go either way (L or XL) and feel comfortable if the bike is setup for me. The Reign with the original 100?mm stem definitely stretched me a little bit, however. With the shorter stem, I really like the fit, though.

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    Hi,
    collected my s-works Frame today. It came stock with play in the front shock mount. Anybody else had that? What is the size of the front Bushings using a CCDBA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eleminohpee View Post
    Im so glad to hear this. Do you know what it effected on the bike? Id assume it raised the BB a bit and steepened the HA?

    Im about 95% sure this is the route Im about to attempt. Any input is greatly appreciated from anyone!!
    Yes, it raises the BB and steepens the angles. Can compensate with 170-175 mm fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cubebiker View Post
    Hi,
    collected my s-works Frame today. It came stock with play in the front shock mount. Anybody else had that? What is the size of the front Bushings using a CCDBA?
    Someone else had this problem after 6 rides. Look in the s works Enduro thread.

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    To anyone who has done the travel reduction mod on a fox shock, what are the little spacers that accomplish this called. Are they fox brand? I can't seem to find where to buy them.

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    May I know where can I get the MiCo damper? Can I get it online?

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    How does a Enduro EVO (not the 2013 model, but earlier ones, 2012 lets say) climb with the coil shock ? Some say slow the rebound and it will be easier.

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    Locksley:

    You know that you have to get both the rebound and compression dampers, rigth?

    I've got mine through eBay:
    eBay Mi mundo - dana67301
    nice chaps, good prices.

    You can get also from Bikeman:
    Bikeman RockShox Lyrik Mission Control DH Compression Damper

    And possible, if you search a little on the net, you'll find more shops that can provide the kit you're looking for.

    One thing I can tell you, it is well worth every penny!!!

    And a shock upgrade too (I've got a standard MM Monarch RC Plus, way better than the standard Fox on my 2010 Comp.)

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by eleminohpee View Post
    To anyone who has done the travel reduction mod on a fox shock, what are the little spacers that accomplish this called. Are they fox brand? I can't seem to find where to buy them.
    First of all, it's 'volume reduction' not travel...

    And Jensen has them in stock, that's where I ordered mine...

    Fox Float Volume Spacer Kit > Components > Rear Shocks > Reducers | Jenson USA Online Bike Shop

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    I've had a coil shock on my enduro for 3 years now and to be honest I think faster rebound is better for climbing. When the rebound is too slow the bike is too planted, and feels sluggish and over damped. But with faster rebound the shock is more lively and rebounds quicker to its proper sag so it doesn't feel so over damped.

    I don't know, its kind of a give and take sort of thing and also depends on how beat up the trail is that you're climbing. Just remember, no matter what you do it doesn't have that solid feel that an air shock provides, but you will noticeably gain on the DH.
    08 Enduro: '12 Van RC2, Push DHX 5 coil, Flow EX, Hope m4, 750mm bar, Blacklite Post.

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