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What about an Enduro Evo, or is that no lighter than the SX?
I did think of that, but I don’t think they are significantly different to my SX Trail, so I don’t think the swap would be worthwhile.Posted 5 years ago
This should give you some idea of how capable the current Enduro is. I would love a new one to replace my broken 06 but alas they are too expensive for me.Posted 5 years ago
They do look like great bikes. However, I am little torn over how much I would actually use it’s improved xc cababilities, as I mainly do DH these days. In which case I may as well try and make my SX Trail a little more trail friendly.
I have some Conti Rubber Queens I could stick on, which are pretty light, and I fancy a dropper seatpost of some description too.
The forks on mine are coil DH Lyriks (170) but to replace them with something light enough to make a significant difference I’d have to go silly money for some BOS forks.
I have ridden my SX Trail around the Surrey Hills, in it’s current guise, and it pedals very well. It is only really the weight that holds it back.Posted 5 years agomr plowMember
The only difference i really felt between an 06 coiled enduro and a 2012 enduro is the length of the stays. The old one is more stable at mental speeds and climbs better. The new one manuals much easier, does tight stuff better and feels more lively. I love both, currently using the 06 as my winter bike and it is positively dangerous in a good wayPosted 5 years agoashfanmanMember
This should give you some idea of how capable the current Enduro is
In fairness, Brendog and Curtis Keene would manage to make pretty much any bike look impressive, but that new S-Works Enduro does look very, very nice. If money was no object and I could only have one bike, that would be a serious contender. (Or maybe a Tallboy LTC.)Posted 5 years agojuliansSubscriber
The only difference i really felt between an 06 coiled enduro and a 2012 enduro is the length of the stays.
I’d agree with that, i swapped round my 06 with a freinds new one, the new one felt much easier to lift the front.
The old one is still awesome, so far ahead of its time, still rides well today. Its my backup bike for when my mojo HD is brokenPosted 5 years agostevedeMember
I’ve got a 2011 expert, it’s a great bike, i ride all sorts on mine but i’ve currently got it built up as more of a playbike than an all rounder. With a push tuned rp23, 36 floats, reverb and my lighter wheelset it’s great as a tough all day type bike.Have raced a couple of gravity enduro style events on it and it was great. My current set up is more biased towards what i’m currently doing on it, got the evo kit to run a fox coil on the back and just fitted some 170mm Lyrik rc2 dh’s – ride dh and some local jumpy stuff, raced it dh at tavistock a few times now and am more than happy with it, regular hit big(ish) jumps/gaps, drops etc on it, no probs so far.Posted 5 years ago
Oh and if your normally on a medium then you’ll be fine on a medium enduro, i had an old sx trail(06 model) and much prefer my enduro for pretty much everything, the sx was good compared to what was available at the time when it came out.
Weight wise if your bothered, in trail bike mode it weighs in at 31 1/2lbs and dh mode 33 1/2 (dropper post replaced with a thomson for dh).stevedeMember
The evo kit ain’t cheap, i got my lbs to call spesh uk and enquire about getting one, they did it for rrp of £420 for the evo clevis links (can’t use the standard ones) and a fox dhx rc2, my lbs did it me for £380. Vikingboy off here and pinkbike successfully ran a ccdb on his with some help from tf with some custom machining iirc but i’m pretty happy with the fox shock.Posted 5 years agoianvMember
I have no idea of weight/or riding comparisons with the sx trail but, I use my enduro evo as my do it all bike. Its not fast up hill but you will get up.Posted 5 years ago
Last year I used it for riding big days of 1500+m of climbing in the alps, the full 96km PdS and for general XC so its capable of that sort of thing. In fact it was much nicer to ride XC on than the scott spark I traded in for it. Yet, its a really fun bike for bike parks and can take a fair amount of abuse if needed. Its not as stable as a proper downhill bike but its pretty good.EuroMember
I was seriously considering changing my minidh bike for and enduro as it looked to offer similar dh abilities with a lot more help when climbing. A fella with the evo version (and a much better climber than me) reckons it’s bloody hard work. Great going down, but not as well rounded as he’d hoped. He put that partly down to the extra weight of the build. The standard version might be a better compromise of a compromise if you want more than a nod to climbing.Posted 5 years ago
Not sure on the price to be honest – I was going to stick it on eBay and let the people decide what it is worth!
They seem to go for about the £700 – £800 mark, and mine is in great condition and has the upgraded rear shock to the RP23 boost valve model.
I’ll take some pictures on Sunday evening and get them out – anyone interested give me your email address and I’ll ping some images to your inboxes!Posted 5 years ago
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