2003 Enduro Replacement Suggestions?
FWIW I’ve a 2004 Enduro as my main full suss bike. It’s been upgraded to the point where the only original component is the frame itself, but it just seems to get better and better over the years as I bolt newer kit to it.
I’ve also got an ’09 Wolf Ridge, itself massively upgraded and an Orange Pure 7 hardtail too, just to put it in context.
It’s worth checking out Bikescene, they’re doing some offers on Spesh frames right now and I’d go so far as to suggest that a Stumpy Evo is probably a worthy sucessor. You’d probably need to budget for a tapered fork too, but everything else could carry over, with the possible exception of the cranks.
If my Enduro dies tomorrow, a Stumpy Evo would be my first choice.Posted 5 years ago
Thanks PJM, mine is also very ‘upgraded’ (Maverick DUC32s, Hope brakes, tubeless rims, etc) but after a quick spin on a mate’s Ghost i’m thinking the frame itself might be a bit past it. Looking for a full bike rather than just a frame. Too many new ‘standards’ since 2003!
I used to work for Bike Scene and as a result, wouldn’t spend a penny there!
Stumpy Evo does look like the most obvious choice though…Posted 5 years ago
Starting to think about retiring my 2003 S-Works Enduro. It’s been used for everything from 24 hour events to the proper(ish) DH tracks at Descend Hamsterley. Most weekends though it’s been a faithful companion on what I’d call aggro XC rides (3-5 hour rides with an emphasis on fitting in as many technical descents as possible).
Looking for a similar sort of do everything bike but with the benefits of 10 years of development. Budget could possibly stretch to £3000 but would be hoping to spend more like £2000. Really like the look of the Whyte 146s, but have read quite a bit on here about frames cracking…
Haven’t test ridden anything yet but looking to get a short list together so I can go start haggling with bike shops.
Any suggestions?Posted 5 years ago
I used to own one and I really liked it, after that had a horst link turner 5 spot which had a similar ride (perhaps a bit better TBH). Got a DW link turner 5 spot a few years ago and love it. I guess i do similar riding a few trail centres lakes stuff scotland etc, and used it for Hamsterly 1 2 1 and it felt good for both xc and dh days. Im sure if you got one of the 2011 frames that have been discounted you could build a good bike in your budget.
Posted 5 years agosteezysixMember
Have a look at one of the YT Wicked range – at the top end of your budget you’d be able to get an incredible spec – BOS suspension, Sram X0, etc, alternatively the lower end models are fantastic value. Also they use FSR style suspension so it would have similar ride characteristics to the Enduro that you’re riding at the moment, only with more modern geometry.Posted 5 years agoPJM1974Member
Ooh! There’s some lovely pics in this thread – I don’t have a picassa or whatever so I cannot share mine. So I’ll list the spec instead: 😀
2004 Spesh Enduro Frame with PUSHed Float
2010 Rockshox Revelation with 20mm Maxle
ProII hubs with DT Swiss spokes and Mavic 717s
Thompson stem and post
Spesh Phenom Expert saddle
Easton Haven bars
2010 XT cranks, shifters, cassette and mechs
Hope X2 calipers on 2008 Mono levers
The whole shebang comes in at circa 27lb. I may well commute on it tomorrow after reading this thread…Posted 5 years ago
Hey Steezysix, a freind of mine just came back from the alps raving about the YT bikes. Just had a look at the wicked 160 LTD
Boss forks & shock
Mavic Crossmax SX wheels
A fair bit of Sram XO
A reverb post
A frame design and geometry that looks pretty similar to a Lapierre
All weighing in at less than 30lbs for 160mm travel!
All for less than £2.5k thats got to be a good deal!Posted 5 years agosteezysixMember
Yeah, I got a Wicked 150 last year, was umming & ahhing over getting a Zesty for a while but didn’t have the budget for anything other than the most basic spec. Saw a few good write ups on YT and decided to take the risk. Glad I did, quality on the YT is as good as anything else out there and it rides great. Heard similarly good stories about Canyon bikes too (another German direct buy brand).Posted 5 years agoGribsMember
I replaced my 03 s-works enduro with a Canyon AM6 (with a few upgrades) last year and I’ve been very happy with it. It’s better both up and downhill but my enduro was pretty tired by the end. Saying that a couple of years earlier I’d tested various Treks, Commencals and Marins and the only one that I though was a much better all round bike was a Trek ex 9.9.Posted 5 years ago
Stumpjumper Evo is looking like the favorite so far but those YT Industries bikes look like amazing value.
Obviously i’d prefer to have a test ride but that’s not gonna happen. Suspension looks very similar to the Lapierre, would it be worth having a go on one of them to get a feel for it?Posted 5 years ago
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