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    160mm too much for Hill Coutry?

    Specifically the specialized enduro 29er. There's a ton of them for sale used and I'm going to be in CO this summer. Just not sure if I would use it here in SA.

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    Re: 160mm too much for Hill Coutry?

    Quote Originally Posted by GlazedHam View Post
    Specifically the specialized enduro 29er. There's a ton of them for sale used and I'm going to be in CO this summer. Just not sure if I would use it here in SA.
    No its not

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    The evo model is often over 30 pounds and over kill for typical trails but there are ther lighter builds of the enduro too. The 2015 enduro looks even better. But the stumpjumper could sport a 160 if desired and they can be fairly light.
    I have a camber with a 150/120 dual mode fork.
    On my next frame I plan to get a 160/130 dual mode fork for sure.

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    160 gets wobbly uphill

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    Re: 160mm too much for Hill Coutry?

    Quote Originally Posted by GlazedHam View Post
    Specifically the specialized enduro 29er. There's a ton of them for sale used and I'm going to be in CO this summer. Just not sure if I would use it here in SA.
    Most Specialized owners I know who want a larger than 120-140mm suspension bike ended up with a Pivot frame in the 140-150mm range in 29 or 27.5 wheel. Like the Mach 6.

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    I think the 160 enduro has the wrong geometry for texas hill country.

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    Thanks for all the feedback Trailblazer. Is there something specific about the geometry?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlazedHam View Post
    Specifically the specialized enduro 29er. There's a ton of them for sale used and I'm going to be in CO this summer. Just not sure if I would use it here in SA.
    It all depends on who you ask, and what type of trail you like to ride. I see dudes on single speed fully ridged rigs around my area ( couple of hours north ). I've also seen 7 inch freeride bikes on the trail. Ride what makes you want to ride. I don't want to ride my freeride bike at a place like Cedar Hill State Park. But it would be much more at home just a couple of miles up the road at Big Cedar Wilderness on the downhill section. I have been riding 5 inch + travel bikes for a good number of years. Now in 29er form.

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    I spoke to another Enduro owner here in SATX, today.
    He never rides it here, he only uses it on trips to Colorado.
    He agrees it would be awkward on most trails here in SATX.
    Two exceptions of OP Dirt Jumps and Free Ride 510 or is it 512. I can't remember.
    Those places have big man made drops, and some guys use 200mm on them.
    But their bikes weigh 35-45 pounds and they don't ride them back to the top often.

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    I like 140mm with a 69.5 head tube angle, but also ride a 120mm hardtail on the same trails.

    I think a downhill bike is overkill because the downs are so short (usually shorter than 1/4 mile).

    28 pounds is totally doable with a full suspension 29er and my hardtail 29er is 22lbs.

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    Got to ride a Pivot Mach 6 this past week in CO and I think 6 might be a bit much. I used to have a Moots Cinco and raced XC on it. None to successfully though.

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    140mm is my sweet spot. Never rode anything bigger, never wished I had more. Your mileage may vary, but I think 160 might be more than you need. Everything I rode on a 140mm I used to ride on a 100mm
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    im about to put a 160 fork on my Blur LTc (140). Ill let you know how it goes.

    For the Barton Greenbelt and city Park, it will be a lot of fun.

    I ride with a guy who rides the new Enduro 29er exclusively around Austin. He loves it.

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    Howd it go at 160?

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    I road the Enduro Comp 29 today and, although it was heavy it didn't bob at all while pedaling. I also got to ride the 2015 stumpjumper 27.5 carbon (evo I think) and that thing was sick. Pretty dang light. Both of these where extended parking lot tests with just a bit of off-road but plent of urban assault.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlazedHam View Post
    Specifically the specialized enduro 29er. There's a ton of them for sale used and I'm going to be in CO this summer. Just not sure if I would use it here in SA.
    No.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail_Blazer View Post
    Howd it go at 160?
    its supposed to arrive at my doorstep today. Probably wont get to do a proper ride out at CP until tomorrow afternoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pulpwoody View Post
    No.
    Is that what you are riding. How does it fair excellerating out of corners?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pulpwoody View Post
    No.
    I disregarded here precise advise and bought one anyways. It absolutely fing rules. I raced it in the Zombie Goat Enduro one day and shredded OP the next. This is not some lumbering beast of a bike --it's actually quite spry. I'm going to throw on some carbon wheels off my softtail Ti bike and some lighter tire and do a maraton race. It totally destroys GCSNA and FRR. It's not that great at Macalister but that's what I have my other bike for.

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    Good deal . What did you get specifically?

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    Well done.

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    2014 enduro 29 carbon

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    I'm kind of in the same boat. Trying to decide if I want to get a RIP9 or a Mach 6. I've tested the Mach 6 at CP and BCGB, and though it's a bit overkill everywhere else, it's fun. I already have a nice XC bike, so this will be my travel bike (Moab, CO, etc) or my 'ride around here when I don't care if I'm slow' bike.

    Edit: Only reason I'm really considering is my nice HT was stolen, and have replacement cost but unsure if I want to replace with another HT or get a fun bike.

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