- Show me your Specialized Enduro's !
2008, somewhere in Wales (I think this was at Penmachno, but really can’t remember!)
Now with Charge Spoon freebie saddle, dork-disc removed and no dropper post at the moment (Am going to buy one in SFO hopefully, depending on cost/availability. Reverb most likely)Posted 5 years agonosediveMember
+ 1 question about the headset by the way. I had mine apart this week to inevstigate the creaking and there is loads of corrosion around the cups and bearings.
what have people used as replacements? I am hoping that a Hope mix and match headset will fit …..Posted 5 years ago
A couple of old faithful. Still my main bike and still riding really well!
Been totally upgraded fromt the orignal spec. The only part that came with the bike is the seat QR! Put an RP3 on instead of the Float RL and it improved the climbing so much!
Put a slightly shorter stem (90mm instead of 110mm) on it last week and rode it last night. Seemed to make quite a difference, for the better!Posted 5 years ago
Great pics so far , keep them coming !Posted 5 years ago
MussEd & nosedive , I’ve had the corrosion issue with the headset bearings , I took them out and cleaned them up , reffited them with a good serving off Teflon grease ( had stopped the creak/cracking noise)
You can get cane creek ones now , just check on their website . Also hope do them too.
You can get cane creek ones now , just check on their website . Also hope do them too
Can you PLEASE provide a link? Been on Cane Creek website and Hope but no further forward. I was told by Specialized concept store I could only order the own brand replacements but seeing how badly they performed was looking for a better option…Posted 5 years agoStevelolMember
Here’s my (now long gone) Enduro SL ’07
It was my first proper mtb and I upgraded everything on it apart from the drivetrain and fork. Extremely plush ride (once the crap AFR shock was swapped out) and still really light even in this build. Bobbby on the climbs though and I much prefer a more straightforward linkage. I replaced it with a Covert which has less bob, more pop, much stiffer and feels just as plush with a CCDB.
I wanted to replace it with the 2010 frame but I got sick of Spesh’s own standards, the 25mm axle on the e150 fork made it a PITA to get a new fork as it’d require a new front wheel/hub(!), the fact it’s a ballache to change the rear shock on the 2010 model is a real shame.Posted 5 years agoPJM1974Member
Mine’s the same frame style as Bigyinn’s, but is painted glossy black – mine’s a 2004 base model. The only original part that remains on the bike is the frame itself.
Mine now has Revelations up front, a PUSHed Float at the back, 710mm Funn bars, Hope Pro2s on 717s, Thompson stem & post and Hope Tech X2s. It’s still a fantastic bike to ride, and tips the scales at under 28lb too. I won’t replace it until it breaks.Posted 5 years agoAlasdairMcMember
Can’t find a picture at the moment, but mine’s a 2004 Expert. All that remains is the frame, shock and shifters, everything else has either been broken or upgraded.
I personally thought the bike got a hell of a lot better when the 125mm Talas was replaced with a 140mm Pike, and that it rode best at around 120mm up front, 100mm at the back.Posted 5 years agoPJM1974Member
@Bigyinn – a mate of mine had an identical problem with his ’03 Expert – it cracked badly at the seadtube weld, but the ’04 Pro replacement is still going strong. IIRC Spesh made a few changes to the tube profiles on the ’04 bikes to beef them up. Early ones also broke at the seatstay too.
I can report that yes, the 02-04 bikes feel much nicer with a 140mm fork up front (I too swapped to Pikes and latterly Revelations.Posted 5 years agoGWMember
My 02 SX Supercross
an old pic and a couple of things have changed, most noticably a telescopic post to allow me to actually pedal it uphill too without murdering myself. it also now has a Push tuned Vanilla shock with Eibach spring (finding a stiff enough but short enough spring to use this as a DH bike wasn’t easy), different tyres and pedals.
it’s my mini DH bike but being short travel means it’s ok to actually ride XC on for a few hours too.
as a DH bike it absolutely rips, being super low and DH slack it corners amazingly but unlike a DH bike it pings out of corners and sprints like the short travel bike it is. it’s actually faster than my DH bike for sectioning many DH tracks, the only thing letting it down is for the speed it’s happy at shortness of travel combined with a high leverage tiny shock leaves it lacking in damping over full 3min+ runs on rougher tracks and after a few race pace runs it can really beat you up compared to my proper DH bike
Geometry is 65deg HA, 12.6″ BB height and 43.75 WB.. IMO/E nothing comes close in shorter travel to this day.Posted 5 years ago
PJM1974 – Member
@Bigyinn – a mate of mine had an identical problem with his ’03 Expert – it cracked badly at the seadtube weld, but the ’04 Pro replacement is still going strong. IIRC Spesh made a few changes to the tube profiles on the ’04 bikes to beef them up. Early ones also broke at the seatstay too.Posted 5 years ago
From comparing the seat tube, the tube thickness was noticeably more than the older one. I think there was one less cutout inside the seattube where it was welded to the main triangle.
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