Added a comment about press release Full Details Released: Specialized's Brand New Enduro 8/17/2019 8:36 PM

^^^ Agreed. Honestly, unless you are racing at the EWS level, a pound or two isn't a big deal for the average riff raff pro racer. Especially now that the tracks are mini-DH (or full on DH tracks). It isn't "XC descending" anymore and that's a good thing.

Metal bikes perform awesome, don't break as easy and are less expensive.

In the case of the Enduro I'm not sure all the net price would be THAT much different. It'd be cheaper, for sure, but there would be a lot of hydroforming, and the overall layout (look how many pivots) combined with certain machined parts with keep the price high IMO.

0 0 0

This press release has 42 comments.

Added reply in a thread Why Do So Many People Think the New Enduro Looks Like a Nomad? 8/16/2019 9:08 PM

Beat me to it. On a side note, hell of a Friday nigh I'm having over here... via GIPHY

Added reply in a thread Discussion: Fork Damping vs Spring Rate 8/16/2019 1:37 PM

...because you guys pay attention!

Added reply in a thread Discussion: Fork Damping vs Spring Rate 8/16/2019 1:30 PM

The pressure has more to do with elevation change and air being sucked into the lowers than it does anything else. I do it often. Maybe once every 10K of descending? For reference, dirt bikes have bleeder screws just for this and the 40 has a pressure ... more »

Added reply in a thread Discussion: Fork Damping vs Spring Rate 8/16/2019 12:59 PM

zip tie method is fine. They are dust wipers, not a "real" oil seal. Just be a bit careful. You can also clean your seals while you are at it.

Added reply in a thread Discussion: Fork Damping vs Spring Rate 8/16/2019 6:49 AM

We've discussed to 0 token thing a bit in this thread. As General Lee articulated (better than me) a lot of that has to do with the travel of the fork. More travel will have more ramp without tokens. That aside, a linear setup with more pressure yields ... more »

Added reply in a thread Discussion: Fork Damping vs Spring Rate 8/16/2019 6:47 AM

This is pretty standard (unfortunately). Fatigue plays a much bigger role in the equation than we'd like to admit. If I take a day off, drink no beers, and sleep well my bike handling and ability to deal with a much stiffer setup is notable. Hell, when ... more »

Liked a comment on the item Full Details Released: Specialized's Brand New Enduro 8/15/2019 8:10 AM

sam hill on the carbon demo in 2012. low shock through split seat tube.

Added reply in a thread Discussion: Fork Damping vs Spring Rate 8/15/2019 7:52 AM

What frame?

Added reply in a thread best fork to hit stuff with like a cave man on 2 wheels 8/14/2019 1:05 PM

Anyone have a Shiver circa 2003 laying around?

Added a comment about press release Full Details Released: Specialized's Brand New Enduro 8/14/2019 8:26 AM

FWIW The BB on this bike isn't crazy low, though it is longer travel so its something to keep in mind. Go to 165mm cranks, and don't worry about the BB in this case. It'll be within "reasonable" (and still higher than a lot of bikes).

This press release has 42 comments.

Added a comment about press release Full Details Released: Specialized's Brand New Enduro 8/14/2019 7:37 AM

You likely could run a 27.5" rear wheel, though one would have to look at the rear end for clearance issues (which there likely are none).

Geo would still be pretty spot on, especially in the high position with a HTA just over 63 degrees. Keep in mind your reach will grow ~10mm.

0 0 0

This press release has 42 comments.

Added a comment about slideshow Big, Bad Whistler - Enduro World Series Race Show 8/14/2019 7:09 AM

That first shot of Richie is awesome.

0 0 0

This slideshow has 5 comments.

Liked a comment on the item Full Details Released: Specialized's Brand New Enduro 8/14/2019 6:41 AM

But the s-works has xtr

Added a comment about press release Full Details Released: Specialized's Brand New Enduro 8/13/2019 4:55 PM

Weird and expensive. For every enduro sold how much is going to that ridiculous video? On a unit to unit basis, its more than $1. Over produced. Next to no riding. The story sucked.

Give me some raw ripping and fun-having. Leave the "I hope I get to produce the next Stranger Things" video reel to your Vimeo page.

+7 7 0

Members who like this comment

This press release has 42 comments.

Liked a comment on the item Full Details Released: Specialized's Brand New Enduro 8/13/2019 4:45 PM

oh boy, the derivative bike slam is getting old. i think we're 10 years past the point of bike design where everything is pretty much going to look like everything else.

saw another post where the dude must've bike checked like 15 brands. ok dude, so you have awesome...more

Added a comment about press release Full Details Released: Specialized's Brand New Enduro 8/13/2019 11:39 AM

I think we are going to see more bikes with this sort of layout. Hell, Turner did it 20 years ago with their DHR. Keeping the shock low in the frame has a lot of advantages.

This press release has 42 comments.

Liked a comment on the item Full Details Released: Specialized's Brand New Enduro 8/13/2019 10:32 AM

Finally Specialized makes a bike that fits me! With a seat tube angle that won't put my butt over the rear axle. Wonder if I can test one here at Crankworx, walking to the pits now ...

Added a comment about press release Full Details Released: Specialized's Brand New Enduro 8/13/2019 9:48 AM

I agree. Value isn't there. But on paper this thing looks awesome...if I could justify it (which everyone knows I can't).

This press release has 42 comments.