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Companies like SC and Specialized provide a lot more testing and tuning that can't be seen. They are tuning ride qualities, specific frame stiffness vs flex characteristics, etc. Compare that to other smaller companies that are just going to the point of "it won't...more

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Liked a comment on the item Specialized enduro 650b "FreeOulala" 5/30/2016 12:59 AM

I've rode those two (STX22 et monarch) and they are pretty similar (for me). For the monarch I've been forced to put more than 250 psi to have some firmness and not use all the travel at each berm...
I dont think we can said the X2 is similary to the Monarch, one is twin tube and the other mono tube, the...more

Added a comment to RobotBanane's bike check 5/29/2016 3:13 PM

The Float X2 similarly as the Monarch plus rc3 debonair, use a high volume air can, but this does not work well with the Enduro's spring curve and FSR suspension. That is why Rockshox has filled the debonair full of rubber bands (9 actually). Similarly Fox will probably have the biggest air volume spacer on this Float X2 for the enduro to make it work.
Both these shock will feel muffled/restricted a lot.
That is why I am looking towards an Ohlins STX22 or Rockshox Super Deluxe (trunnion mount) for my Enduro.
Check also this other thread to understand what I mean:
low volume shock for Enduro?

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Added a comment to RobotBanane's bike check 5/29/2016 12:12 PM

I recently got the exact same bike, it is an awesome benchmark frame. But why did you select the Float X2 instead of the Ohlins STX22, which is tuned exactly for the enduro?

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Added a comment to Alex1's bike check 12/9/2015 10:39 AM

You should upload a few more photos Alex!

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