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    Vikingboy's Specialized Enduro build thread

    I always enjoy reading other build threads so want to continue to contribute my own in return.

    As my riding continued to advance during 2010, I started looking to move up from my then Lapierre Spicy. The Spicy is a incredibly popular bike over here in Europe where the Specialized patent on the horst link design doesn't prevent its sale. What I loved about the Spicy was its competent all round nature, having adapted it from XC focused triple chainrings to a more AM single chainring with Cane Creek Double Barrel coil based suspension I increasingly found my riding pleasure being derived for more downhill orientated riding.
    As my speed and confidence on rougher terrain increased I started to hanker after a bigger bike to allow me to continue to progress, that turned into a lengthy process which included looking at and riding many bikes including 180mm Lapierre Froggy, 160mm custom Nicolai Helius AM, Specialized SX trails through to full on DH bikes like Evil Revolts, Demo 8's, Transition Bottlerockets, 450 & 250.
    I initially ruled out the Enduro because of the proprietary nature of the shock however after taking one for a test ride I decided it was worth the hassle of working around these issues.
    Although the Enduro sports only slightly different geometry than the Enduro, they actually ride very differently. The Enduro rides like a mini downhill bike, the Spicy rides like an Enduro racer, a very competent long travel XC bike. The Spicy is incredibly stable at high speed down alpine descents, but at the same time less manoueverable and flickable. The Enduro is much easier to rip round tight switchbacks, manual and manipulate in the air than the Spicy. The lower bottom bracket allows you to sit in the bike and not on it as you do with the Spicy. Bottom line is the Enduro provides a platform which encourages me to be a hooligan.

    Having decided on the Enduro the came time to to purchase, already having a number of high end components I only wanted to purchase a frameset. Long story short (no frameset only supply in the UK, loud 2011 colourways and various other complications I finally received my 2010 Enduro S-works carbon Enduro. I wanted the 2010 model due to the understated nature of the black plus there were no changes to the frame moving into 2011.



    The build took place mainly over Christmas......

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    My goal was to build the Enduro up to be lightweight but without going to drastic weight weenie measures which could result in a bike unsafe or unfit for its purpose. I've had close to 20lb builds before which were plagued with problems due to components not fit for purpose. Lesson learnt there.


    Suspension

    For forks there was only one choice, without doubt the finest 160mm travel forks on the market today are the Bos Devilles recently available at a reduced price. Anyone who has ridden these has been blown away by their plush, progressive nature.




    These forks are available from Roger at R53 in the UK. He's a top guy a deserves credit for bringing Bos to the UK.
    http://www.r53engineering.com/index.php/products/suspension/bos-mtb-suspension

    Coming back to a Fox air shock from the Cane Creek Double Barrel I was running previously is a disappointment but this will be resolved in the near future.


    Brakes
    Only one choice when it comes to brakes for me, Formula.
    Having run both R1s and The Ones my choice is The Ones MY10. Offering a still light weight but with 'Saint' levels of stopping power they are the ultimate weight/performance on the market today. The most frequent complaint with these brakes is they eat pads regularly, I always run with sintered pads from either Goodridge or Superstar and find I get good life from the pads. For UK riding I run 180/180mm, for alpine 200/180mm.

    Front brake (with uncut, standard hose)


    Rear brake (with uncut, standard hose)



    180mm Formula rotor


    200mm Formula rotor


    Goodridge sintered pads


    Hoses have been replaced with Goodridge hose and connectors as it makes cable replacement easy should any accidents occur.

    I have the MY2011 FCS adjusters to add but due to a thread mismatch with the Goodridge connectors I'm not running these currently.

    Since spending time on several big mountains with prolonged descents, I only use Castrol SRF fluid due its market leading resistance to fade/boiling.


    Transmission
    As my main enjoyment from riding is now downhill orientated. So long as the bike can ride to the hills and get up them, even if I'm not first to the top I'm happy. I'd had a good experience with a SRAM based 1x9 setup on my Spicy, the only complaint being the lowest 34t gear on the 9 speed cassettes was a touch high for some of the hills around here. Logical conclusion was to run a SRAM based 1x10 setup with a 36T rear cassette.

    To keep weight down, I went with a SRAM XX cassette.


    This was paired with a 36T e.thirteen guidering, mounted with titanium bolts



    M970 XTR crank arms


    Chris King bottom bracket (without inner sleeve)


    e.thirteen chain guide (cant find picture of weight currently)


    2011 Sram X0 short cage derailleur


    2011 Sram X0 shifter pod


    I used a SRAM 1091R 10 speed chain initially but as per my previous experiences with SRAM chains it seems to have stretched prematurely compared to my time on XTR chains. I'll be back on a XTR chain in the near future.

    To keep weight down further, titanium bolts and drilled titanium washers were used for mounting hardware.


    Rolling stock

    Probably one of the biggest influences on how a bikes ride I find, light weight wheels and tyres are great, until a point where traction & reliability start to cause issues. I'm also a bug fan of tubeless setups.....when done right. True UST rims and tyres provide reliability were previous solutions (Stans) burped and ultimately let me down with tyres blowing off rims. For this reason I've gone with the lightest UST rims available which are suitable for AM use, the Easton Haven carbon wheelset.







    I'm currently a fan of Maxxis tyres and use a DH-F 2.5" supertacky on the front and a Highroller, 2.5" maxxpro on the rear. These are heavy tyres but they haven't let me down. I'll probably try some lighter tyres in the near future.




    I use a Newyork Freeride rear axle with is hollow aluminium with Titanium bolts, driller titanium washers and lockrings. Its been 100% reliable so far but is a bit of a faff to install and remove.




    Cockpit

    Point1 Racing provide the lightest stem with minimum flex currently. Lightened by a full compliment of titanium hardware and an aluminium steerer bolt.


    A big fan of wider bars due to the fact they suit my frame better and offer greater stability at speed I run Easton Havoc carbon bars which are 750mm wide and offer 20mm of rise, perfect for a low front end.


    Selected a Rockshox Reverb seatpost, 30.9 x 380mm, adjustable seat posts are a revelation if riding varied terrain and worth the weight offset over a fixed post. Having previously used and enjoyed the Kindshock 950, the Reverb is a step up in quality. This is with an uncut hose


    I use a SDG Fly-Ti saddle. Its skinny profile makes moving around it easy but it's still comfortable enough to ride for 6 hours at a time.
    Will post up weight picture of saddle later...


    ODI Ruffian lock on grips have been reliable and comfortable. Used with Titanium hardware for a small weight saving but more importantly, lack of rust!
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    Here's the finished article, it weighs in at 29lbs on my park scales, I could drop a couple of pounds by running lighter tyres but there isn't really many other places where weight could be shed without sacrificing strength.



    Next steps are to sort out the rear suspension.......got a few options to play with......

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    Looks great! How does it ride?

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    Beautiful bike! Money well spent..enjoy it!

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    nice, thats a pretty crazy build man

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    Beautiful man!

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    I love threads like this. !
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    Goes without saying - ****ing sexy build there!

    Get a coil on it and stop messing around

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    Thanks guys, its been great fun building it up, only had it out for a quick spin yesterday to set it up for thos weekend.... first ride out in anger tomorrow.
    Re rear shocks, I'm placing orders for a Rockshox monarch plus rc3 from Push and will also get my CCDB adapted for this frame - it sounds like cane creek are going to support it after all. It will be interesting seeing just how much performance Bos can get out of their air shock when it releases in a few months. If the Devilles are anything to go by, it should be pretty special too.

    Will update this thread as I test and evolve the bike, certainly interesting times for MTB technology

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    That is one impressive build!!! I wish I had your bank account.

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    Very cool build!

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    Nice build there! Those carbon Enduro framesets are the bee's knees.

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    How much did you pay for the deville fork? cant find any info on the link you posted : (

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    £750-ish.
    Speak to Roger at UK distributors (bosmtb@r53engineering.com or ring +44 (0) 7785 292082)

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    thanks, how does it compare to a 36?

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    Check the Bos suspension thread for some comparative thoughts.

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    Do you have a link?

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    thanks

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    How do you like the 75 degree seat tube angle on the Enduro, compared to the 72 degree angle on the Spicy?
    That was one of my favorite aspects of the Enduro - the seat angle really gets you over the pedals for "XC" like pedaling efficiency.

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    Wow, killer build with great attention to detail. Let'r rip!

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    amazing bike.

    i got a dhx rc2 on the way for mine!
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    Very cool - looks like bigger and meaner brother of what I am going to build - upgraded 2010 Enduro Pro (silver). Did I understand correctly that PUSH will be selling RS Monarch Plus RC3 for that frame? I guess I should call them myself - but could you comment?

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    I love the look of that frame, very nice bike man.
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    Nice bike. I am running the Specialized Butcher SX tires on my Enduro for the winter. They are super sticky and similar to the DHF, but only 950g. That would shave off close to 2 lbs from your ride. I hear the Clutch SX is also great for the rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bronston
    Nice bike. I am running the Specialized Butcher SX tires on my Enduro for the winter. They are super sticky and similar to the DHF, but only 950g. That would shave off close to 2 lbs from your ride. I hear the Clutch SX is also great for the rear.
    I have always had great luck with the Specialized tires. I have run the Sworks tires and never had any issues..

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    Quote Originally Posted by deoreo
    How do you like the 75 degree seat tube angle on the Enduro, compared to the 72 degree angle on the Spicy?
    That was one of my favorite aspects of the Enduro - the seat angle really gets you over the pedals for "XC" like pedaling efficiency.
    Love it - definitely an improvement, especially in uphill efficiency.


    Quote Originally Posted by sergio8691
    Did I understand correctly that PUSH will be selling RS Monarch Plus RC3 for that frame? I guess I should call them myself - but could you comment?
    PUSH already sell the Monarch RT shock so the Plus RC3 shouldnt be any different. When I last spoke to them they said stock was due February. Give them a ring, they are helpful chaps.

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    Couldn't get hold of the Butchers as they don't import them into the UK sadly so settled for a pair of Clutches but so far, very impressed. Handle like a Minion DHF in terms of predictability and grip. Dropped a fair bit of weight too....





    and some control pics taken whilst I was out at the weekend.....I grabbed the aluminium bolts in red to help me remember which ones to go gently with.





    really very impressed with the Enduro. Hammering 18ft jumps and 8ft drops today with ease and everything is still true and straight and in one piece.....so far

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    Awesome build.

    How do you like the 10 speed? How is the gearing going down as well as coming up?

    Thanks.

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    ^^^^ thats a nice touch!
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    Nice, I guess those tires are Clutch SX right? I know a Control version is out there as well.

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    No. One is a Maxxis High Roller and one is a Minion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProjectDan35
    No. One is a Maxxis High Roller and one is a Minion.

    Look further down the thread to see the Clutch tires...

    I've run the Clutch and Butcher tires for the last two years, and honestly don't notice a difference between the two, they both rip. The Butcher is a softer compound though for both SX and DH versions.

    Sweet build though although interesting choice going for the carbon rims if you want your bike to be super durable. Hope you don't ride super rocky terrain cause you will break them eventually.

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    I'd be interested in your feedback on the butcher vs clutches, specialized site lists them both as 50/45 durometer rubber.
    The wheels do get hammered in hard terrain including Scotland, Lake district and the Alps including events like the megavalanche. They are taking everything in their stride so far and im comfortable that if they last two years whilst the warranty lasts I'll have had my money's worth from them. Believe me, im doing everything I can to be the first to break them but so far they've beaten me!

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    Hey how does it compare with the Spicy???

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    that is a ridiculous build. $$$$$$. strangely, though, my 09 enduro (non-carbon) weighed pretty much the same but with lower end parts. it looks like i saved about 1100g with my tires vs. your originals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnine
    that is a ridiculous build. $$$$$$. strangely, though, my 09 enduro (non-carbon) weighed pretty much the same but with lower end parts. it looks like i saved about 1100g with my tires vs. your originals.
    well comparing a enduro from 09 with the 2010 /11 is rubbish,the only resemblance is de brand and name of the model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikingboy
    Here's the finished article, it weighs in at 29lbs on my park scales, I could drop a couple of pounds by running lighter tyres but there isn't really many other places where weight could be shed without sacrificing strength.



    Next steps are to sort out the rear suspension.......got a few options to play with......
    This is so cool! I have the same frame purchased in NYC with the E160 forks. Great forks when set up correctly (as you expect from a high quality Fox built product). Like the look of your forks though (bike envy starting to kick in!) Also got the Formula the one brakes(don't overtorque the delicate alloy clamp bolts (£6.50 each to replace) Had my 2010 enduro frame since Nov. 2009, don't know of anything I upgrade to! Love this thread! keep us advised of any upgrades. Looking forward to getting my WTB Bronson tyres when they come through in April.

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    29lb's is nice and light for a serious AM rig. my enduro is currently at 35lb with the coil shock.

    i like the crankbros 50/50 platforms wiegh a ton tho.
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    Needed a new helmet ready for the 2011 season as my POC Cortex DH developed a fault and had to be returned sadly.

    For me the D3 Pinstripe suits my down to earth styling sense down to the ground, the price does not suit me so I decided to get a group of helmets in to try.

    Its immediately obvious the quality of the TLD D3 is steps above the others, higher quality padding, better fit, what appears to be better ventilation and just generally a higher quality item. I asked my missus to put them in price order which she sussed as soon as she picked them up. The 661 feels cheap and the quality of padding/fit is immediately less comfortable and secure. The THE T2 is a step up but falls way short of the D3 but then you would expect that give it retails at half the price so no surprises there then.

    Sadly it seems I just convinced myself to keep the D3.



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    The 661 looks very comfy on the inside.

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    Removed chainstay protector and replaced with 3M tape to drop 50g



    New chain time, replaced aging SRAM 10 speed with KMC 10SL which suprisingly weighed 2g more for the same length.






    Got a new stem to try, a shorter 35mm length. Comes with steel bolts standard so will drop 10g with Ti bolts.







    and titanium bolts


    and for comparison purposes.....

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    Had a minor issue with my Havens so upgraded to something a bit more beefy, comparatively not much weight gained over the carbon rims (+280g) but a wider profile and much larger bearings should ensure they can handle what I'm throwing myself at now.







    Really very impressed with this bike as it seems so versatile and capable of everything I throw it at.

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    I noticed you are back on your highroller and minion dhf combo. Did you not like the cluthes?

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    No reason other than the Clutches are on the Havens and these were lying around.
    I'm really impressed with the Specialized tyres and they don't compare badly to the Maxxis tyres.
    Still hoping to pick up some Butchers and Hillbilly's to try too at some point.

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    Go on dish the dirt; what happened to your Easton wheels then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve.E
    Go on dish the dirt; what happened to your Easton wheels then?
    +1. We want the dirt on the Easton Haven Carbon wheels!

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    +1 i want them. give them to me.

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    Please allow me to work through Easton and their "no questions asked two year guarantee" first before I post the pictures and details up. Both sets of Easton wheels are awesome and I just hope the Easton customer service is as good. Should know in a week or so.....

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    Subscribed, to find out about those eastons...

    You can always go I9 enduro laced to stans flows, the flow is light and durable as heck, and the i9 engagement and lateral stiffness is gorgeous. I run them on 4 bikes and they're great.

    Also - how is the Bos working out for you? I'm running a pushed Talas, but reviews of the new Fox Float 36 are stellar and its a very light fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thefriar
    Subscribed, to find out about those eastons...

    You can always go I9 enduro laced to stans flows, the flow is light and durable as heck, and the i9 engagement and lateral stiffness is gorgeous. I run them on 4 bikes and they're great.

    Also - how is the Bos working out for you? I'm running a pushed Talas, but reviews of the new Fox Float 36 are stellar and its a very light fork.
    I had the Flow rims mounted to King hubs and whilst the hubs were awesome, my experience of the Flow rims wasnt. I suffered a few instances of tyres blowing off the rims with associated pain so gave up and went true UST. Its a much better system when coupled with UST tyres and has been completely bullet proof. Ive used Crossmax SX, Havens and Havocs with different tyres and never had a tyre off incident since.
    I trust ZTR rims for XC use tubeless but not for anything on the bigger side of AM (I hate these definitions as they are completely subjective but its indicative anyway).

    Re BOS suspension, simply amazing TBH and a real step up from Fox or Rockshox IMHO. I've got the newer 170mm tapered forks on order and a Vyp'r rear air can which will hopefully be adapted to fit the Enduro which will hopefully be here this month. Not got long to dial it in and get used to it before the Megavalanche in a couple of months time.

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    Interesting on the Flows, I've used them, tubed, for years with no issues. They're my go to for 29er and 26er non-lift Served riding. I've found even in 29er form they hold up extremely well to AM and lite Freeriding duties, think skinnies with 2-4'' wheelie drops. I'm guessing its tire choice and tubeless vs. tubed being the driver.

    I'd love to give the BOS a spin, my only concern with BOS and me being US based, is access to service. I can get PUSH to take things to the next level with Fox and RS if I'm not 100% satisfied and they're easy to get in touch with and execute what you want.

    Have you considered the PUSHed Monarch Plus RC3 for the rear? I ran it on my rune shortly and then on my Sultan with fantastic results, considering the same for my Enduro.

    That said, once I'm back to SS shape, Enduro and Sultan will live in the basement and I'll just be on the Vtach and Blacksheep SS for the rest of the season so we'll see. Either way interested to hear your thoughts on the BOS rear setup for the bike.

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    Picked these up cheap in a Raceface closeout deal so really happy to hear the company is back up and running again! Finally fitted these Race face SIXC 170mm cranks yesterday.

    The weights for anyone interested came to 493g including the single ring spacers.
    Dropped 43g compared to XTR M970's 175mm 536g.










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    Goodness me! That is a build!

    I have the 2011 S-works frame. LOVE IT

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    I hear you! I was just thinking the other day what Specialized could do to better this frame and I didnt come up with a very long list. I'd like to see a better rear shock as standard, maybe a Monarch plus, tidy the cables up under the bottom bracket, possibly internally routed but thats about it.
    Certainly no slacker, this is as slack as I'd care to go given my usual riding terrain and certainly no lower on the bottom bracket, with sag at 25-30% pedal strikes can become an issue if you dont get your feet positioning correct.

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    Agreed on the Cables.

    As for the shock, I think for its given 'duty' it perfect. If I was doing more DH stuff with less pedalling (and boy do I like to pedal on this) I'd have an EVO set up with a proessive type shock to be able to run it at 30-35% sag and not worry about bottoming out.

    I LIKE riding it in 30-35% sag as it feels insane but for the aggressive nature of Enduro's etc I run it at 25% to take the harder hits/compressions.

    I shocked some DH riders as I was hasseling them ALL the way down a 1400m descent on the weekend. SO fast but SO playful.

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    Definitely an improvement over the 175mm XTR arms, cant tell any difference in stiffness/flex but certainly less pedal strikes. The Point1 podium pedals absolutely rock as well, especially with the longer pins in.





    Hopefully starting to progress the shock situation later this week as dates for the Megavalanche are getting close.

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    You got a beautiful bike and you have chipped, scratched locks for your grips. Go order some red ones!!

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    Carbo Enduro

    i love this bike - hope will be my next

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    Double post...

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    To Vikingboy - as I see you are on new Havocs now, not on those carbon Havens.
    Any issues with the carbon wheels?
    I use 2011 Havocs on mine and love them. Just returned from short trip to Moab and Havocs worked really well on punishing rocky ledgy rides like Amasa Back. As true as new - and light for steep climbing...
    And, by the way, Monarch Plus works as advertised.

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    Nothing wrong with the carbon wheels other than I pushed them further than theynwere happy going still waiting on eastons response to warranty claim.
    Absolutely love the havocs, awesome pair of wheels.

    The monarch plus is definitely one option I'm looking at. Will know more later this week.

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    I toyed with idea of carbon wheels and I was thinking about getting them and using as light wheels when I am (unsuccessfully) chasing some of my friends up high altitude Colorado trails...
    But after excellent riding weekend in Moab I changed my mind and will probably use Havocs as "cross-country" wheelset and will get something even tougher for lift and shuttle based downhill riding. Like deemax or like.

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    Ready to go Downhilling tomorrow :-)
    Bit of a mission making this work is an understatement but where there's a will there's away. :-)

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    vikingboy,how do you installed that Cane Creek there?do you have photos of the eyelet that has been transformed to work with the wishbone?

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    Well done.

    Sergio... The i9 DH wheelset is sweet, I'm running the 150mm rear on my Vtach, but it also comes in 135mm as well. Probably light enough if you wanted to pedal them around a mountain you could get away with it (assuming a non-DH tire). Beefy wide rim that's doing well on East Coast DH runs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikingboy




    Ready to go Downhilling tomorrow :-)
    Bit of a mission making this work is an understatement but where there's a will there's away. :-)

    You won't regret that, CCDB is a wonderful product.

    If you have the time/inclination, I was able to get rid of the rubbing on that plastic shock sleeve by removing the plastic sleeve. My shock doesn't rub on the body once the sleeve is gone.

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    K...so what happened to the Havens already?
    I am immune to your disdain.

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    Rc3 is a great option

    The PUSH monarch plus rc3 is sweet. I only have a couple of rides on mine and it is a Big improvement over the rp-23. Seat of the pants noticeable in rear traction and bg hit damping. I make no bones about beating the ship out of this bike but am not sure about stepping into a ccdb...maybe for the sxt...
    VB: looking forward to a full review of the ccdb. If you are still considering the rc3 plus I give it a full thumbs up.

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    Lets hear some reviews of that ride!!

    I did 11k of hard DH orientated riding over the weekend. That bike ROCKS!

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    How are you finding the reverb compared to the command post vikingboy?

    I'm thinking of switching to the reverb only because of the zero setback compared to the command post

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    Total noob question but i just bought a 2011 Enduro pro and pick it up at folks place in two weeks. Was wondering what size seat post these bikes take as in the width. I have a reverb already and want to make sure its the right size. Ill give that command post a chance that comes with it but want my reverb just in case. Thanks ahead of time

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcjonessnp175 View Post
    total noob question but i just bought a 2011 enduro pro and pick it up at folks place in two weeks. Was wondering what size seat post these bikes take as in the width. I have a reverb already and want to make sure its the right size. Ill give that command post a chance that comes with it but want my reverb just in case. Thanks ahead of time

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    It's a 30.9 post

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    Ya thanks it was right in front of me on the front page so i take it a 31.6 reverb wont work then? Or is yours a 30.9 with a shim?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcjonessnp175 View Post
    Ya thanks it was right in front of me on the front page so i take it a 31.6 reverb wont work then? Or is yours a 30.9 with a shim?
    It is a 30.9...My bad. I looked at the wrong seatpost. I second guessed myself after I hit enter.
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    Hey thanks, well i guess if the command post doesnt float the boat ill be getting a 30.9 reverb then thanks again for the info its funny they dont have that bit of info on the specs for the bike on the spec web page

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    Now that's a nice bike :-) The terrain looks a lot like Pitch/Holmbury Hill or Swinley forest...
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    Frame weight?

    How much did the frame weigh in at?

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    Where's Vikingboy? He has disappeared??

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    Quote Originally Posted by J273 View Post
    How are you finding the reverb compared to the command post vikingboy?
    I rate the Reverb as the best suspension post available currently, over the KS i950 and Command Post. I like that its infinitely adjustable in terms of height, the three step Command Post just didn't work for me although other than that, it worked excellently.
    I also like the way you can easily adjust the return rate of the Reverb with the bar mounted controller, its easy to dial in to return as fast as you want but without punching you in the ass
    Its also been 100% reliable even through the crappy English winter. Problem with the KS i950 was the cable ran down the back of it and the water would run down into the cable where it would cause problems. None of that with the Reverb as its a sealed system.

    Reverb is lighter too if that matters to you



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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy Jules View Post
    Now that's a nice bike :-) The terrain looks a lot like Pitch/Holmbury Hill or Swinley forest...
    Correct, well spotted! Think these were taken at or around Swinley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bb47 View Post
    How much did the frame weigh in at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chauzie View Post
    Where's Vikingboy? He has disappeared??
    Been a busy few weeks at work so haven't really had any time to get out and ride or post much. Still awaiting news from Easton re warranty replacement so thats about 7-8 weeks now although it could be my dealer who is dragging heels. TBH, I'm not in a hurry as I'll most likely sell the carbon wheels when they come back or save them for XC use. I'm really liking the Havoc's, wider rim, stronger and don't break when hammering downhill...and hardly a significant chunk more weight anyway so its not like they are a chore to push around given my usual riding spots. I'll see when they get back....might be more noticeable when I get a run out on them again.

    Only other things I've done is upgraded forks to 2012 Bos Devilles with tapered steerer which has improved stiffness and reduced some flex at the front....marginal though. Damping seems better than 2011; plusher, smoother and another 10mm of damping. Loosing TRC faff is of no consequence to me, I always left it off anyway. The new stickers look cool too

    Replaced the bearings on the Podium pedals as they were getting a bit rough and replaced hydraulic fluid in the brakes and seatpost with Castrol SRT. Also going to give some kevlar pads a try and the Megavalanche in a couple of weeks time, see how they hold up compared to sintered and carbon pads. I hear good things so we'll see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikingboy View Post

    Only other things I've done is upgraded forks to 2012 Bos Devilles with tapered steerer which has improved stiffness and reduced some flex at the front....marginal though. Damping seems better than 2011; plusher, smoother and another 10mm of damping. Loosing TRC faff is of no consequence to me, I always left it off anyway. The new stickers look cool too
    How does the deville compare to other forks, and whats the actual weight of the 2011?

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    I've had quite a few questions about the shock mounting for the CCDB, its hopefully something the guys over at TFTuned who I have been working with will offer sooner or later.

    First of all we have been playng around with high and low BB mounting clevises.


    The Evo links were suitable for adapting to the CCDB


    We used a new eyelet and had it machines to match the keyways found on the clevis arms


    and reduced the shocks travel by using a Cane Creek travel reducer and a machined shim.


    Heres the shock with the shim and newly machined eyelet in place


    add in a carefully selected spring to ensure clearance at the top tube junction as its a tight fit in there....


    and it all mounts up good as if it was an original part.



    As I say works taken me out for a few weeks but I'm off to the Alps next week to give this a proper test.
    May also have a new BOS Vip'r to test too if we can figure out how to make it fit properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by V.P. View Post
    How does the deville compare to other forks, and whats the actual weight of the 2011?
    I didnt get a weight before I mounted it all up - will do so when I next pull it apart.
    For subjective reviews, the guys over on Nicolai's forum have been discussing here.
    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...34#post8181334
    Worth a read.

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    Nice Project !

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    Bit of a boring update - but got a pic of the 170mm Devilles fitted after a weekend quick blast in the local woods. Also started to get the CCDB dialled in more now - as I found on my previous rides the amount of traction this shock affords is easily and significantly noticed, can carry so much more speed into corners due to a more composed chassis and doesn't wallow through the mid-stroke like the previous shock. Going to try a lesser spring and a bit more sag to see how that goes.



    Really excited at the prospect of the 2012 Enduro's coming with Double Barrel air shocks which will make a perfect compliment with the Haven wheels for more XC/lighter AM use.



    This bike rocks!

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    the weight of the frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nithzen View Post
    the weight of the frame?
    scroll up ^^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nithzen View Post
    the weight of the frame?
    Not the best pic in the world up above, but 2.68kg with Fox air can.
    The park scales havent been calibrated so straight of of box for what they are worth.

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    hum, nice, with this weight is possibly build up a very light bike, anyone know the aluminum model weight?

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    i found this " At 2,150g for the carbon mainframe, itís also 400g lighter than the M5 frame. " in bike radar


    what is the sizes measured here?

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    looks like mine if your ever in wales give me a shout! would like to upgrade my rear to a coil shock,only time i have problems is on big jumps
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    [really very impressed with the Enduro. Hammering 18ft jumps and 8ft drops today with ease and everything is still true and straight and in one piece.....so far [/QUOTE]

    Please post some pics of this bike in action, is the 8 foot drop to flat or tranny? sweet bike BTW!

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    First off love your build!!! Do you still have it? How's it ride? Pro/Cons?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nithzen View Post
    i found this " At 2,150g for the carbon mainframe, itís also 400g lighter than the M5 frame. " in bike radar


    what is the sizes measured here?
    same question for me, it is a large or medium frame at 2.68 kg ?

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