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  1. #1
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    help with specialized enduro sizing

    hi guys, i'm thinking of getting a 2013 specialized enduro, i'm about 5'6, should i get a small or a medium? considering not using the command post which is a set back ang using 50mm stem.

    thanks a lot guys

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    Both sizes will fit you, but it depends what kind of bike you want more. If you want more a sled, get the medium since it has a longer wheel base. If you want the bike be a little more responsive and snappy, get the small.

    I'm 5'10 which put me on the cusp of a medium or a large, I chose the medium because the bike was already superior enough when it came to downhill stuff. I wanted a little more playfulness and snap on trail features.

    My 2011 came with a 60mm stem from the factory. I'm not a fan of the command post either and I use the giant contact switch post. Cheap, simple, hasn't been serviced EVER, and not a single issue in over two years and 7,000 miles of use.

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    Yeah you're right in that in-between size realm. I'm 5'7'' and really don't like the way medium Specialized mountain bikes fit my body. I always feel like I need to change stem lengths or various things about them to get them to feel right, but small frames feel perfect right out of the box. I've demo'ed a small Enduro before and felt very comfortable with the 60mm that was on it.

    If it comes with the Command Post, why not use it? I like mine...I've had no issues out of it so far.

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    wow, thanks guys, that made it really easy to decide, might get the small size thanks also thinking of using the command, since it comes with the frame

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    I demo'd a 2013 enduro for 4 days in sedona. I am 5'6.5" and I rode a medium with a 60mm stem. I found this setup to be ideal. I used to ride small frames but now ride mediums...I am able to run a shorter stem which really improves the handling of the front end of the bike, the larger frame also results in more stability at speed. On small frames I was running 75-90mm stems with the seat as far back on the rails which effects the characteristics of the rear suspension.

    My personal set up is a knolly endorphin with a 45mm stem. There is a definite trend towards running longer frames with shorter stems for good reason, check out Fabian Barel's take on the subject. I would highly recommend getting a medium frame and running a shorter stem.

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    I am 5'8 and ride a medium, my friend is 5'6 and rides a small..

    I find that there is not that much difference in size and I could definately fit on a small too. Keep in mind that the seat post is not continuous and therefore you have to be careful on sizing so that you can use a dropper post.. I would venture to say that if you tried to ride a medium with a dropper, the seat would be too high when fully extended.

    My reverb at full extension is just right, but if I was a half inch shorter it wouldn't work

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