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    So who has a new SX (180mm) 2011?

    Lets see them and hear some reviews.

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    +1 !!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Khemical
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    Here ya go:

    ( I spend a lot of time on a '10 Enduro, and have a few rides on a '10 SXT. )

    The 2011 SX trail is basically a mini DH bike. The bike feels super plush off the top of the travel, the small bump sensitivity is great. If you pick the rear wheel off the ground and drop it, it lands with a dull plop, no bounce or kick back. The previous SXT would ramp up pretty hard for the last 1/4 of the travel, this bike does not. It feels much more linear and I have yet to feel a harsh bottom. Pedaling is pretty impressive if you stay in the saddle, traction is great for the rough/tech lines. Out of the saddle it bobs quite a bit, but this is to be expected from a 180mm bike. I have an older DHX shock on it, so the new one w/ low speed compression may help with pedaling.

    The rear of this bike is very stiff, noticably stiffer than the Enduro. It holds a line and tracks really well. 12mm thru axle in the rear may help w/ this.

    I don't know the weight, but it isn't a feather weight. Maybe mid 30's? The frame feels like it could take some bike park punishment. I have dropped my Enduro in the rocks and came away with a dented and dinged seat stay. The SXT would have dented the rock!

    This bike really shines in the fast, rough stuff. It just floats over and through debris and holds a line great where as the Enduro gets kicked/bucked around more. Does not get hung up on square edge hits at all. Feels nice and balanced in the air.

    It is set up w/ the Fox Van 180, and a single 34 tooth ring with guide. I ride it up and down. Depending on how you set it up, the 2011 SXT can be a Whistler lift bike, or a super stout trail bike. Durable, simple, and solid with some plush suspension. Consider it a DH bike that you can actually ride on the trails.


    Some pics and more info here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARider
    Here ya go:

    ( I spend a lot of time on a '10 Enduro, and have a few rides on a '10 SXT. )

    The 2011 SX trail is basically a mini DH bike. The bike feels super plush off the top of the travel, the small bump sensitivity is great. If you pick the rear wheel off the ground and drop it, it lands with a dull plop, no bounce or kick back. The previous SXT would ramp up pretty hard for the last 1/4 of the travel, this bike does not. It feels much more linear and I have yet to feel a harsh bottom. Pedaling is pretty impressive if you stay in the saddle, traction is great for the rough/tech lines. Out of the saddle it bobs quite a bit, but this is to be expected from a 180mm bike. I have an older DHX shock on it, so the new one w/ low speed compression may help with pedaling.

    The rear of this bike is very stiff, noticably stiffer than the Enduro. It holds a line and tracks really well. 12mm thru axle in the rear may help w/ this.

    I don't know the weight, but it isn't a feather weight. Maybe mid 30's? The frame feels like it could take some bike park punishment. I have dropped my Enduro in the rocks and came away with a dented and dinged seat stay. The SXT would have dented the rock!

    This bike really shines in the fast, rough stuff. It just floats over and through debris and holds a line great where as the Enduro gets kicked/bucked around more. Does not get hung up on square edge hits at all. Feels nice and balanced in the air.

    It is set up w/ the Fox Van 180, and a single 34 tooth ring with guide. I ride it up and down. Depending on how you set it up, the 2011 SXT can be a Whistler lift bike, or a super stout trail bike. Durable, simple, and solid with some plush suspension. Consider it a DH bike that you can actually ride on the trails.


    Some pics and more info here.
    Great review!

    How does it feel for size, compared to the 2010?
    I'm 6' 1" and stuck between sizes. I'll demo a Medium 2010 today, which felt kinda small in the parking lot. Will know more after a few trail runs today. On the other hand I don't want to be stuck on a huge large...

    What size did you try?
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    I rode a medium 2010 SXT, and a small 2011 SXT and I'm 5"7". I can swap back and forth between medium and small w/ most bikes.

    Both felt fine, although if you are going pedal it uphill get the larger size so you don't have a ton of seat post sticking out. Based on you being over 6', I would say go for the large. Keep in mind the head tubes (stack) are the same on all sizes so the ST and TT are what change. The bike just gets longer, not higher in the front, between sizes.

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    nice review. We are leaning towards getting my wife one for her DH/FR bike. She has a XC/AM bike already so this will be mainly for shuttles and light uphills before gnarly DH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARider
    I rode a medium 2010 SXT, and a small 2011 SXT and I'm 5"7". I can swap back and forth between medium and small w/ most bikes.

    Both felt fine, although if you are going pedal it uphill get the larger size so you don't have a ton of seat post sticking out. Based on you being over 6', I would say go for the large. Keep in mind the head tubes (stack) are the same on all sizes so the ST and TT are what change. The bike just gets longer, not higher in the front, between sizes.
    So, I just came back from riding a Medium 2010 SX. I LOVED it!!! Rode it on a jumpy trail, some dirt jumps and a light DH trail.

    I'm coming from a gen 3 V10. This bike is sooo much more playful!! Super poppy and turny!!! There's some difference in speed, but I'm no racer by any means. I initially thought the rear end wont track as good as the V10. But it does... so I wanted a livelier bike. This is it!

    Indeed, the front end on the Medium felt a tad tippy. But add the size difference towards the Large toptube, and the longer travel of the 2011 SXT and I think it'll be the perfect bike for me.

    I ride mostly bike parks, and just for fun, no racing, as I said. Really believe Specialized took a great bike in the old SXT and made it even better. Home run! Stoked to try the 2011 SX trail!

    Any experience on the 180mm Fox?
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    Fancied one but Specialized arent selling them in the UK, so the next best thing was to get a 2010 and stick a fox 180 on it, had the first ride yesterday and its pretty much all good
    well balanced and stable without being a plower, im going to use it for the local short-course woods downhills in my area (something I plan getting back to as im tired of the commercial trail centre thing with their groomed trails and "mountain bike Mc donalds" atmosphere)




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    Get stoked people. Looks like a great rig!

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/16161784" width="400" height="300" frameborder="0"></iframe><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/16161784">Specialized SX Trail II Teaser</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user5044133">Freehub Magazine</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
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    Quote Originally Posted by LonesomeCowboyBert
    Fancied one but Specialized arent selling them in the UK, so the next best thing was to get a 2010 and stick a fox 180 on it, had the first ride yesterday and its pretty much all good
    well balanced and stable without being a plower, im going to use it for the local short-course woods downhills in my area (something I plan getting back to as im tired of the commercial trail centre thing with their groomed trails and "mountain bike Mc donalds" atmosphere)




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    could`nt agree with you more bud,i`m in wales in the uk,m doing the same on my 06 sx,stopped riding the trail centres as they`re full of wanna be bikers who are buying into the schene.back to my roots where i started(nearly 20years now) roots rocks and mud! good times

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    Nice, I was just about to post something up about the new sx trail. Looks like a great bike, and the frame is $1800 with a rc4, good deal. I'm in the market for a more aggressive bike over my 08 enduro, just think I should go all out with a downhill bike instead of going 3/4 of the way with an sx trail. I love my enduro but I want to hit up more aggressive dh trails.

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    More videos please!!!

    This bike has me stoked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARider
    I rode a medium 2010 SXT, and a small 2011 SXT and I'm 5"7". I can swap back and forth between medium and small w/ most bikes.

    Both felt fine, although if you are going pedal it uphill get the larger size so you don't have a ton of seat post sticking out. Based on you being over 6', I would say go for the large. Keep in mind the head tubes (stack) are the same on all sizes so the ST and TT are what change. The bike just gets longer, not higher in the front, between sizes.
    On that bike you tested, is the the finish all satin or is it a mixture of gloss and flat? I know the sx 2 is flat grey and gloss green, but in those pics the black and white both look flat/satin finish. Thanks

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    hows does this bike climb compared to enduro comp? they have the same gear setups. i demoed a enduro today and i loved the way it went downhill and uphill. does the sx go up pretty well?

    im looking for a nice beefy bike that can handle some chairlift downhill and well as handle my local trail that has some ups and downs. thanks

    also if anyones got one, post pics and vids!

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    Spent about 3 hours on one shuttling South Mountain in Phoenix recently. Will post up some pics and my personal review soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tls36
    Spent about 3 hours on one shuttling South Mountain in Phoenix recently. Will post up some pics and my personal review soon.
    As many pics as you can would be much appreciated!
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    [QUOTE=nokfir2]hows does this bike climb compared to enduro comp? they have the same gear setups. i demoed a enduro today and i loved the way it went downhill and uphill. does the sx go up pretty well?

    im looking for a nice beefy bike that can handle some chairlift downhill and well as handle my local trail that has some ups and downs. thanks

    also if anyones got one, post pics and vids![/

    Anyone had time climbing on this thing? Any thoughts on a 2x10 setup?

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    [QUOTE=TIMBERRR]
    Quote Originally Posted by nokfir2
    hows does this bike climb compared to enduro comp? they have the same gear setups. i demoed a enduro today and i loved the way it went downhill and uphill. does the sx go up pretty well?

    im looking for a nice beefy bike that can handle some chairlift downhill and well as handle my local trail that has some ups and downs. thanks

    also if anyones got one, post pics and vids![/

    Anyone had time climbing on this thing? Any thoughts on a 2x10 setup?
    I have a 2010 SXT with a X9 2x10 and I think it climb pretty well. In fact i find it climb just as good as my yeti 575.

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    I'm looking into this beast to replace my intense SS, does anyone know what the frame weighs?

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    I'm looking to order one of these very soon. Back-ordered till January though. But better get my name on the list. Still trying to figure out if I should get a medium or large. I'm 5-11 with 32 inseam on my jeans. I am leaning towards the medium size although the bike shop guys were telling me a large.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsavarirayan
    I'm looking to order one of these very soon. Back-ordered till January though. But better get my name on the list. Still trying to figure out if I should get a medium or large. I'm 5-11 with 32 inseam on my jeans. I am leaning towards the medium size although the bike shop guys were telling me a large.
    I am same height as you and riding a medium SXT 2010. I am using a CB Joplin seatpost which had a little layback. The bike fit me well.

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    i saw somone riding one on my local xc trails. i didnt get a chance to talk to him or ask for a ride cuz i dont think he spoke much english, But it look very uncomfortable for him to ride on the xc trails. it looked very stretched out and saw him walking up basically even the smallest climbs.

    glad i went for the enduro!
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    I've been riding an 09 SX II as my do-everything bike now for a couple of years. stock it was 37lbs. and i threw a set of crossmax sx, xtr cranks, different bars/seat, and some single ply aggressive tires to put it at around 34lbs.

    it works so good going up i sold my xc bike and works so good going down my dh bike sits in the house bummed. it definitely doesn't feel stretched out, probably the opposite but y'all can look at the numbers on specialized site and see what you think about that.

    if the '11s are as good as an 09 you will be stoked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danlorek
    I've been riding an 09 SX II as my do-everything bike now for a couple of years. stock it was 37lbs. and i threw a set of crossmax sx, xtr cranks, different bars/seat, and some single ply aggressive tires to put it at around 34lbs.

    it works so good going up i sold my xc bike and works so good going down my dh bike sits in the house bummed. it definitely doesn't feel stretched out, probably the opposite but y'all can look at the numbers on specialized site and see what you think about that.

    if the '11s are as good as an 09 you will be stoked.
    That's exactly the same experience I have with my SXT '10. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsavarirayan
    I'm looking to order one of these very soon. Back-ordered till January though. But better get my name on the list. Still trying to figure out if I should get a medium or large. I'm 5-11 with 32 inseam on my jeans. I am leaning towards the medium size although the bike shop guys were telling me a large.

    im your size exactly.....I have a medium 2010 with 35mm stem and a layback seatpost fits perfect for me

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    '11 SX Trail 2 Size L Review

    OK so here we go! I am 6'0", 185 lbs and sizing seemed spot on. I instantly noriced the longer wheelbase of the SX, which I measured at 47" compared to my FB at 45". I was not real crazy about the seat, but if you don't plan too much AM type pedal rides, then probably no big deal. I rode this bike on two rocky DH runs, Geronimo and Holbert at South Mountain in Phoenix. Plenty of drops, chop, square edged hits and grippy off-camber rock sections too.
    The longer wheelbase makes this rig super stable at speed and seems to beg for more of the fast stuff. Awesome jumper with a VERY neutral attitude in the air. The Fox Van 180 RC2 is the BEST single crown fork I have ever ridden! Sensitive enough for tech rocky stuff but more than able to handle the bigger stuff too. The new rear DHX seemed stiffer than my old DHX 5.0 on my AS-X but better controlled too. It may have been slightly more spring than I needed (the L model comes with a 550), and a 500 may have been more compliant. Square edge hits have met their match, no hanging up here! The new Code brakes were sweet, strong and not as grabby as its older bretheren were and control was super. I repeatedly got on the brakes later on following runs and this gives you some extra confidence. My Elixir 5's on my FB are good, but these are just better as far as feel and power too and that is not to say in any way that the Elixir 5 is not a s very strong brake. Shifting was good on both ends, but if it was my bike I would run a single ring up front with an e-13 LG as I have been running the big ring on my FB almost exclusively lately. I did not notice any wheel flex, maybe the 142 rear spacing is a factor here? Weight? The web says 36lbs, 8oz and that feels about right. As my FB is 34, built med heavy, this bike comes in at a respectable weight.

    Final thoughts:

    I ride AM/FR and some DH as well, this bike would be in its element in all categories, a fully on DH rig would be better for DH racers. As it can be built a bit lighter for those of us that pedal up(myself included), it is a unique bike and I can see why freeriders are so loyal to this model. It pedals at least as well as other similar bikes. Gripes? A few, the seat, bars and pedals I would change, other than that the parts spec is super, really liked the tires and I don't usually like Specialized tires. Specialized has a winner here, if I owned another coil suspension bike this would be it! Will post up some pics soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tls36
    OK so here we go! I am 6'0", 185 lbs and sizing seemed spot on. I instantly noriced the longer wheelbase of the SX, which I measured at 47" compared to my FB at 45". I was not real crazy about the seat, but if you don't plan too much AM type pedal rides, then probably no big deal. I rode this bike on two rocky DH runs, Geronimo and Holbert at South Mountain in Phoenix. Plenty of drops, chop, square edged hits and grippy off-camber rock sections too.
    The longer wheelbase makes this rig super stable at speed and seems to beg for more of the fast stuff. Awesome jumper with a VERY neutral attitude in the air. The Fox Van 180 RC2 is the BEST single crown fork I have ever ridden! Sensitive enough for tech rocky stuff but more than able to handle the bigger stuff too. The new rear DHX seemed stiffer than my old DHX 5.0 on my AS-X but better controlled too. It may have been slightly more spring than I needed (the L model comes with a 550), and a 500 may have been more compliant. Square edge hits have met their match, no hanging up here! The new Code brakes were sweet, strong and not as grabby as its older bretheren were and control was super. I repeatedly got on the brakes later on following runs and this gives you some extra confidence. My Elixir 5's on my FB are good, but these are just better as far as feel and power too and that is not to say in any way that the Elixir 5 is not a s very strong brake. Shifting was good on both ends, but if it was my bike I would run a single ring up front with an e-13 LG as I have been running the big ring on my FB almost exclusively lately. I did not notice any wheel flex, maybe the 142 rear spacing is a factor here? Weight? The web says 36lbs, 8oz and that feels about right. As my FB is 34, built med heavy, this bike comes in at a respectable weight.

    Final thoughts:

    I ride AM/FR and some DH as well, this bike would be in its element in all categories, a fully on DH rig would be better for DH racers. As it can be built a bit lighter for those of us that pedal up(myself included), it is a unique bike and I can see why freeriders are so loyal to this model. It pedals at least as well as other similar bikes. Gripes? A few, the seat, bars and pedals I would change, other than that the parts spec is super, really liked the tires and I don't usually like Specialized tires. Specialized has a winner here, if I owned another coil suspension bike this would be it! Will post up some pics soon.
    Thanks for the review!

    Exactly what I thought. Spesh has a winner on their hands. This bike might jsut be the ultimate park rig!

    Questions:
    - does the fork have the Kashima coating? I think the OEM forks don't, wanted to confirm.
    - how did you like the Gamut guide? chain slap etc?

    And one more thing.

    PICTURES!!!!
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    Ro.nin-Yes Kashima coating as the bike comes with the RC2. The guide was fine, no noticeable chain slap, I would run single ring up front though, just my personal preference. Will try and get pics up later..........

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    New video/review from Freehubmag. Looks great!!!


    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/17429399" width="400" height="300" frameborder="0"></iframe><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/17429399">2011 Specialized SX Trail 2 - Video Review</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user5044133">Freehub Magazine</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
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    Damn, I really want one of these. Seems like a perfect bike for the park. I'd get a giant faith if the head angle wasn't a whacked out 66.8 deg. Seems like spec. has got it right on.

    The only other bike I'd consider is the Transition TR250, but at $2500 and doesn't include thomson seatpost....thats a solid $700 difference. The TR250 is probably a pound heavier too.

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    My Specialized SX Trail 2010;

    - Specialized SX Trail 2010 with Fox RC4, Medium
    - FOX Van 36 RC2 2009
    - Chris King / ZTR Flow Wheelsets
    - Shimano XT Brakes with Formula 180/160 rotor
    - Raceface Atlas AM 50mm Stem
    - Easton MonkeyLite DH Carbon Handle 711mm
    - SRAM X9 2x10 Groupset
    - Crankbrothers Joplin Seatpost
    - Point1 Racing Podium Flat Pedals
    - Continental Rubber Queen
    - Nukeproof Titanium Coil Spring
    - Built up weight approx 34 Lbs






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    34lb eh?......another build from low-grav land

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    Quote Originally Posted by tls36
    Ro.nin-Yes Kashima coating as the bike comes with the RC2. The guide was fine, no noticeable chain slap, I would run single ring up front though, just my personal preference. Will try and get pics up later..........
    Any luck with the pics?
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    Review Update.......Pics......

    Pics..................Sorry they took SO long to post up-Holiays and all. Happy New Years! Hope to get one of these in my stable for 2011........
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails So who has a new SX (180mm) 2011?-sx1.jpg  

    So who has a new SX (180mm) 2011?-sx2.jpg  


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    The little guy is Brody....future ripper................

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    Correction

    Quote Originally Posted by tls36
    Ro.nin-Yes Kashima coating as the bike comes with the RC2. The guide was fine, no noticeable chain slap, I would run single ring up front though, just my personal preference. Will try and get pics up later..........
    After speaking with Specialized, the '11 SX Trail 2 does NOT have the Kashima coating on the Fox 36 180mm Van RC2 that comes with the bike. Apparently none of the manufacturers bikes come with the coating from the manufacturer, only aftermarket at this point....................sorry about this confusion, I thought ALL 36 RC2's came with this, bike manufacturers not selling bikes with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tls36
    Pics..................Sorry they took SO long to post up-Holiays and all. Happy New Years! Hope to get one of these in my stable for 2011........

    nice bike man, so how does it ride?

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    Just demoed it, my review is posted above.................... Just some impressions from a few hours and a few runs on it. I was impressed, seems to beg to be pushed harder into just about anything and really stable at speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsavarirayan
    I'm looking to order one of these very soon. Back-ordered till January though. But better get my name on the list. Still trying to figure out if I should get a medium or large. I'm 5-11 with 32 inseam on my jeans. I am leaning towards the medium size although the bike shop guys were telling me a large.
    GO MEDIUM. I'm 5'11"/6' even with shoes on. I had an 09 Lrg and opted to downsize to a Med and up the travel. Soooooo good! This bike is amazing!

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    anyone have a black and grey built up. The green grey is just too much for me.

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    http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/6049613/

    This is my buddies. He just got it. Its beautiful!

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    looks great

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    Beuuuuty!

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    That's just ridiculously good looking.

    Why the **** aren't these coming to the UK? Spesh makes some seriously weird decisions sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tls36
    OK so here we go! I am 6'0", 185 lbs and sizing seemed spot on. I instantly noriced the longer wheelbase of the SX, which I measured at 47" compared to my FB at 45". I was not real crazy about the seat, but if you don't plan too much AM type pedal rides, then probably no big deal. I rode this bike on two rocky DH runs, Geronimo and Holbert at South Mountain in Phoenix. Plenty of drops, chop, square edged hits and grippy off-camber rock sections too.
    The longer wheelbase makes this rig super stable at speed and seems to beg for more of the fast stuff. Awesome jumper with a VERY neutral attitude in the air. The Fox Van 180 RC2 is the BEST single crown fork I have ever ridden! Sensitive enough for tech rocky stuff but more than able to handle the bigger stuff too. The new rear DHX seemed stiffer than my old DHX 5.0 on my AS-X but better controlled too. It may have been slightly more spring than I needed (the L model comes with a 550), and a 500 may have been more compliant. Square edge hits have met their match, no hanging up here! The new Code brakes were sweet, strong and not as grabby as its older bretheren were and control was super. I repeatedly got on the brakes later on following runs and this gives you some extra confidence. My Elixir 5's on my FB are good, but these are just better as far as feel and power too and that is not to say in any way that the Elixir 5 is not a s very strong brake. Shifting was good on both ends, but if it was my bike I would run a single ring up front with an e-13 LG as I have been running the big ring on my FB almost exclusively lately. I did not notice any wheel flex, maybe the 142 rear spacing is a factor here? Weight? The web says 36lbs, 8oz and that feels about right. As my FB is 34, built med heavy, this bike comes in at a respectable weight.

    Final thoughts:

    I ride AM/FR and some DH as well, this bike would be in its element in all categories, a fully on DH rig would be better for DH racers. As it can be built a bit lighter for those of us that pedal up(myself included), it is a unique bike and I can see why freeriders are so loyal to this model. It pedals at least as well as other similar bikes. Gripes? A few, the seat, bars and pedals I would change, other than that the parts spec is super, really liked the tires and I don't usually like Specialized tires. Specialized has a winner here, if I owned another coil suspension bike this would be it! Will post up some pics soon.
    Above you mention that Square edge hits are non existent. Would you say the SX does a better job of smoothing them out than your Firebird?
    I've always liked how DW takes on the Square edge hits opposed to my HLinked bikes.

    Curious.

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    toHELLuride, yes I thought it handled the square edged stuff really well, even with what was probably a bit too much spring for me. You gotta demo one. Sadly I just noticed that Specialized RAISED the MSRP on this bike to $5000. What does everyone think of this? I mean its not a DW or VPP link or anything, it may be out of my price point now, so many other options out there.................................

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    $5K is this bike worth it?

    A nice parts spec and the bike rides well, but this is a lot of $$$$$ for a shuttle/huck bike-opinions???????????

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    Steve E. - probably so Spesh can hype the bike even more, then drive the price up-then sell it where you are, I guess they didn't notice we are in a Worldwide economic depression.......c'mon Spesh!!!!!

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    yeah i noticed the price hikes last week on most of the models. kinda strange to do it after the models are already released?? glad i picked up a stumpy evo before they felt they needed more profit margins.

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    Here is the start of my build.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dhmatt
    Here is the start of my build.


    Looking Good.

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    you got farther than me you sob!!

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    dan-yeah it is a bummer, but still quite a bike. dhmatt-looking good-I like that you are running a single up front-if I get a Trail2 that is the setup I had in mind. What size sprocket up front? Keep us updated with pics as the build progresses-nice!!!

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    I should have the bike done in a few weeks. I am running a 36t up front with the e13 lg1 and raceface atlas cranks. I have some other parts on it now but I will wait to post pictures until it's done.
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    Got a few more parts in


    More goodies


    Going to be a while before I finish, waiting for the right hub to come in from special order, then lacing them up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammysmc
    Got a few more parts in


    More goodies


    Going to be a while before I finish, waiting for the right hub to come in from special order, then lacing them up.
    What fork you gonna run?

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    Van 180 fit

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    sx trail

    This is what I have so far
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    Looks sick with the Totem! I am going with an LG1+ also. I was worried about running a taco bashguard and warranties, but when I got the frame in and saw how damn beefy the ISCG tabs are, I knew that'd be what I'd run.

    Also, I had no idea you could get azonic outlaws in 12x142mm. Or is that just the rim?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammysmc
    Looks sick with the Totem! I am going with an LG1+ also. I was worried about running a taco bashguard and warranties, but when I got the frame in and saw how damn beefy the ISCG tabs are, I knew that'd be what I'd run.

    Also, I had no idea you could get azonic outlaws in 12x142mm. Or is that just the rim?

    Azonic makes an adapter for the rear wheel.

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    I tested a large in the parking lo and it feel fine to me at 5"11 (note I am a lanky long armed torso) I come from XC background and plan to do plenty of pedaling up hills with this bike as shuttle runs and chairlifts are usually only monthly occurences for me. So is large the way to go - I mean it does not feel large sittting on it? Or will I regret it and should be in a medium. decision is killing me since I want to make the order!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammysmc
    you got farther than me you sob!!
    The frame looks great!

    We just received our first 2K11 into the shop.




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    I'm just a bit over 6'1" and the opposite of you. Most of my height is in my legs.

    I was close to ordering a Medium, but glad I got a Large. My friend just got his SXT1 Large on Saturday and we played with it a bit in the parking lot (there's a freaking snowfall warning in Calgary!!!) and it felt great! Had the chance to try a Medium and a Large back to back.

    Your height kinda puts you on a Medium, but if you plan to pedal it lots, a Large could work. Ideally, you should try them back to back. I was lucky enough to do so and went with the Large. But I got almost 3 inches on you... I don't think you can go wrong with a Medium. It won't be too cramped while climbing and definitely better for you on the downs and jumps (more flickable etc).

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    heres mine
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    am I efing crazy, or are there two different SX frames in frame only version?

    I mean look at the photosof dhmatt and sammysmc
    dhmatt's has a hole on toptube/seatstay, and sammysmc's doesn't.

    wtf?

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    Mine has the little hole, its just hard to see. The hole is there so you can see if there is enough seatpost in the frame.

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    oh - ok then - but even I and II seem like there's no hole as well

    EDIT: youre probably referring to the hole on the back side od the frame, facing rear tire, right? but I was reffering to the point where seatpost connects to seatstay with that extra tube.

    no hole


    hole

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    I believed the hole Is present due to different size of the frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsavarirayan
    I tested a large in the parking lo and it feel fine to me at 5"11 (note I am a lanky long armed torso) I come from XC background and plan to do plenty of pedaling up hills with this bike as shuttle runs and chairlifts are usually only monthly occurences for me. So is large the way to go - I mean it does not feel large sittting on it? Or will I regret it and should be in a medium. decision is killing me since I want to make the order!!!!
    I am about the same height of you and the medium fit me well with a 50mm stem and Joplin seatpost which has a little layback.

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    My frame is a large

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    Mine is medium

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    well, still strange...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashas
    well, still strange...

    Not strange at all. Med= shorter seat tube, Large = longer seat tube w/ longer brace.

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    ok then

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    Mine is on order......have missed the feel of a coil...thx for the pics Obsession!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vsong

    http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/6049613/

    This is my buddies. He just got it. Its beautiful!
    I thought that the gray and white was the lower spec SX trail, But I have to say that your bike is far from lowvspec. How did you get hold of that frame? Or did I miss something?

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    I built my own.. How do I upload photo ?

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    http://img69.imageshack.us/i/img1856b.jpg/
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    Hope you like it... I liked the 10' black with red wheels but didn't like the transformers tattoo's ,the shop only had a 10' White SX I (old stock), so I got a deal on the frame and the standard parts I wanted and resprayed it, including headset, bars, link, and cranks. changed the seat for the phenom, fitted 2011 Fox and some HOPE hubs and V2's on tweet rims, added some thomson, upgraded the rear mech, guide etc, and - TA DAAA !!! CUSTOM SX...
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    autopirate - I'd never say this was white, ever!
    really nice job - but I think you lost warranty this way which sucks.

    can you put here the whole list of specs?
    and more pics of course!

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    Yo, Here's the spec and some more pics..

    WHITE / L / 10' SX TRAIL I FRAME - POWDER COAT - MATT BLACK/CANDY RED
    STANDARD SX HEADSET
    STANDARD SX CRANKS/BB - ALL POWDER COATED - CANDY RED
    STANDARD SX BARS
    11' FOX VAN RC SHOCK AND FOX VAN 36 FORK - KASHIMA COAT
    THOMSON DH STEM - SEAT POST - STANDARD CLAMP
    HOPE PRO 2 HUBS - TWEET SPANK RIMS
    HOPE V2 BRAKES - BRAIDED LINES
    GAMUT DUAL RING GUIDE
    SHRAM XO REAR MECH - SHIFTERS - SHIMANO FRONT MECH
    SPEC's PHENOM SEAT
    ODYSEY GRIPS AND PLASTIC PEDALS

    I hear you on the warranty. I took it upon myself with the trust of a Specialized dealer "shop owner" who ensured me that if the worst happened he would take it on his shoulders as he was involved with the strip down, prep, powder coat, and rebuild. I would approach SP myself of course. The frame was prepped having no effect to metal or weld and rebuilt to factory spec using the correct tools.

    The '10 SX rides like a true small DH bike that pedals well (for me), and only at full stomp through a jagged DH section does
    it show its lack of travel and stability. Slap it in the granny ring and spin it back up for some more short course. Put the seat up and ride a trail. Dump the seat and chuck it on the lift for some DH. FUN bike.




    http://img692.imageshack.us/i/img2081jx.jpg/
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    dhmatt, how tall are you? I am 6'0" and went with the L.

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    Quote Originally Posted by autopirate
    Yo, Here's the spec and some more pics..

    WHITE / L / 10' SX TRAIL I FRAME - POWDER COAT - MATT BLACK/CANDY RED
    STANDARD SX HEADSET
    STANDARD SX CRANKS/BB - ALL POWDER COATED - CANDY RED
    STANDARD SX BARS
    11' FOX VAN RC SHOCK AND FOX VAN 36 FORK - KASHIMA COAT
    THOMSON DH STEM - SEAT POST - STANDARD CLAMP
    HOPE PRO 2 HUBS - TWEET SPANK RIMS
    HOPE V2 BRAKES - BRAIDED LINES
    GAMUT DUAL RING GUIDE
    SHRAM XO REAR MECH - SHIFTERS - SHIMANO FRONT MECH
    SPEC's PHENOM SEAT
    ODYSEY GRIPS AND PLASTIC PEDALS

    I hear you on the warranty. I took it upon myself with the trust of a Specialized dealer "shop owner" who ensured me that if the worst happened he would take it on his shoulders as he was involved with the strip down, prep, powder coat, and rebuild. I would approach SP myself of course. The frame was prepped having no effect to metal or weld and rebuilt to factory spec using the correct tools.

    The '10 SX rides like a true small DH bike that pedals well (for me), and only at full stomp through a jagged DH section does
    it show its lack of travel and stability. Slap it in the granny ring and spin it back up for some more short course. Put the seat up and ride a trail. Dump the seat and chuck it on the lift for some DH. FUN bike.
    real nice job m'man.
    I'm on the lookout for this years SX I - didn't like the white downtube, but now I got fond of it - saw some pics with the muddy bike - mud looks good on white

    and I think I'll go with 2011 Talas 180-140

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    btw - I'm LOVING that third pic - when the bike is leaned to that wall - yummy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tls36
    dhmatt, how tall are you? I am 6'0" and went with the L.
    I am 6' as well my torso is long so I always feel better on a large frame.

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    You guys are making me jealous up here on my 08 sx trail. I'll ride it till I break it then new model.

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    I really only need to make up my mind on pedals.
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    33.3 lbs

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    dhmatt-getting any R heel rub on the R rear chainstays? Heard it could be an issue, and I want to run 175mm cranks when mine comes in.

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    Sweet bikes. There is a 2011 built one for sale on pinkbike's classifieds if anyone is interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vsong

    http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/6049613/

    This is my buddies. He just got it. Its beautiful!

    Very nice!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tls36
    dhmatt-getting any R heel rub on the R rear chainstays? Heard it could be an issue, and I want to run 175mm cranks when mine comes in.
    I will not have a chance to ride this bike for another month. I am sure it will a little bit, if you are worried about it just slap some protective tape on.

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    My dealer is saying first or second week of April for my bike to arrive. I will probably run 175mm cranks(bike comes with 170's) and a single ring up front. How is delivery for others waiting for there new green machine??

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    Bike came in today-pics coming soon......

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    Where are those pics tls36?

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    bumping back cos SXT's rock.
    Could any of you guys with a 180mm frame measure the width of the rear dropouts, outside edge to outside edge please.
    I'm trying to source a 12mm thru-axle and need to check what width I need to fit through and be secured correctly.
    I was looking at the Hadley 12mm short and long versions....thanks in adv
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    http://www.balleracing.com/Hadley/Hadley_A12mm165.PDF
    http://www.balleracing.com/Hadley/Hadley_A12mm135.PDF

    The 12mm x 150mm spacing may be too long
    http://www.balleracing.com/Hadley/Hadley_A12mm180.PDF

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    If you're reffering to 2011. SX model (it's not SXT anymore, just SX) than the rear dropout measurement is 142 mm - Specialized Bicycle Components : SX Trail

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