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    whatsup with the changes to the Enduro series??

    why all the frame re-design in the last 3 years?? something wrong with the 05-07 frame??

    it seems like Stumpjumper is the new enduro, enduro is now Enduro SL and FSR XC is the new stumpjumper.....

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    There isn't anything particularly wrong with the older enduro frames. However, they are a bit heavy, climb a bit sluggish, and are more downhill/freeride oriented whereas the new redesign is lighter, climbs more efficiently, and is more of an all around bike.

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    I agree, those 05-07 frames were my favorite "do-all" bike frames. Sure they were a bit heavier than the SL, but they had the weight balanced so well that it really didnt matter, it was just FUN bike to ride!
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    Ive ridden the SL and I own an 06 Pro. . . For my size 6'3 and ride style, I really prefer the "old" style. . . Ill give the other models a year or two and then they should iron everything out. . . Next bike I get will probably be an SX though. . . I hope they dont do anything drastic to that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by his dudeness
    There isn't anything particularly wrong with the older enduro frames. However, they are a bit heavy, climb a bit sluggish, and are more downhill/freeride oriented whereas the new redesign is lighter, climbs more efficiently, and is more of an all around bike.

    Exactly, the earlier Enduros climbed better than the 05/o6 - 6" travel frames. It was much easier climbing hills on my 00 Enduro, downhill - no contest, the 05 is far superior.

    I think the 07 brings the Enduro back to its earlier roots.

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    I thought very hard about picking up a leftover "comp" in medium just for the frame. I really like my '07 but I'm afraid somethings going to break and I'll be stuck with an sx or new enduro frame. I don't see it being an issue as I don't go near as big as other guys with the same bike but I do make mistakes alot

    I think it's the best comprimise frame for me. I bought the wife an '07 stumpy and have logged a few miles on it myself but as others have said the enduro is just so damn fun!

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    To me, my '04 Enduro Expert feels more XC than my new '07 Enduro Expert, which feels more AM (beefier for steeper and higher and faster).

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