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2005/2006 Specialized Enduro

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by monke880, Dec 11, 2005.

  1. monke880

    monke880 Chimp

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    Hello, all. This is my first post on Ride Monkey and I thought I would ask for your advice. I've had a jumping hardtail for a while, but I want to get more into downhill while still being able to ride local trails both uphill and down. Do you think a Specialized Enduro (the one with 6" of travel) would be a good idea? How do you Enduro owners like yours? Thanks for your help!
     

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  2. dropsdon'tlikem

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    if you are just hiking trails and shuttle runs the enduro will do fine, however if you want to compete in DH I would recomend the Santa Cruz VP-Free, it pedals extremely well due to the VPP linkage
     
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    Yea, i myself am looking into the enduro sx trail, and from what i hear it can take a hell of alot of abuse, is easy to jump and whip around, and can still be pedaled uphill. Most of the guys that i read reviews from were out in whistler, coming off of bighits and demo's, and they said it was totally smooth and took whatever they had to throw at it.
     
  4. Bicyclist

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    Yeah, an SX Trail may be better for you because it's a compromise between a DH rig and a trail bike with the best elements of each.
     
  5. SXtrailrider

    SXtrailrider Turbo Monkey

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    thats what im getting, it is going to be sick. I will post reviews when i get it and ride it down tunnel a few times.
     
  6. sunny

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    If you are are in SoCal, thinking of getting into DH, and want a bike tha pedals uphill well and descends well also, the Enduro is a great bike at a great price. This bike is perfect for racing at Fontana. I've raced DH 2 years on a 6"-travel bike. You can do almost any sport-level course on an Endruo or similar bike.

    Until you start doing the big drops (like you find at the nationals expert/pro courses) and the really steep stuff (like Durango), you'll do great on an Enduro.
     
  7. dfinn

    dfinn Turbo Monkey

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    I got to pedal around an '06 enduro this weekend. To me it felt like it was light, pedal'd well and was pretty plush. I'm not a big fan of do-it-all bikes but if I was only allowed to have 1 bike this would probably be one that I would consider.

    btw, nice avatar.
     
  8. SXtrailrider

    SXtrailrider Turbo Monkey

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    hey i know some one that can do a 12 foot drop on a colier, with five inches. So im pritty sure that he endero sx trail with 6.7" will be able to handle great on 15-18' drops.
     
  9. Bicyclist

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    This kid's not a freehucker, it says he's doing more trail riding and mellow DH (Fontucky, ect.) I've ridden with him and a regular Enduro or SX Trail would be more than enough.
     
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    Aha. Just looked at the specs - I had been going from memory, which is bad...

    The head tube angle on the SX Trail is between 66.5 - 67.5 deg. Wow. Yeah, this bike will take care of you on the steep stuff... I was thinking it was more like 68 deg. Nevermind. :D
     
  11. MOTODH

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    sx trail would work great
     
  12. rpet

    rpet Turbo Monkey

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    I wouldn't say the Enduro or any of the other nicer Specs are a "great price."

    -r
     
  13. MOTODH

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    the retail on specialized is outrageous but they are often sold for less.
    same goes for many companies
     
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    Wow.:rolleyes:
     
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    MOTODH Turbo Monkey

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    just figured out how to use the ignore feature
    works great
     
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    I have an SX trail with a few parts swapped out to make it lighter/better. The primary reason I got that bike was because I wanted 'mini' dh bike. Basically a bike that handled like a dh bike, without the weight or sluggish suspension. Those that know will tell you that it's quality over quantity, and the enduro has the quality side well covered.

    I've been very happy with mine and would have no problems racing dh with it on all but the roughest courses.
     
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    My housemate has one and it is a really nice bike.