Yeti 575 v. Spesh Enduro v. Orange 5 v. Whyte E5 – your thoughts please

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  • Yeti 575 v. Spesh Enduro v. Orange 5 v. Whyte E5 – your thoughts please
  • Dango
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    The E150 isnt a great fork IMO, I swapped mine out for a Van36 and the bike is now lovely, I rode my mates 575 and it felt very similar

    http://bikescene.co.uk are a good source for frame only/+fork deals

    Gingerbloke
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    A little biased to, however I like the E150, just wind it down on the climbs.

    Premier Icon yoshimi
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    I'm looking at getting a new frame. I've ridden the both the Whyte & Orange and really liked them. I love the look of the Yeti and always fancied an Enduro with that E150 fork but never ridden them. I'm concerned about full suspebsion in general as all of my XC is now done on a hardtail; I used to have a Reign, which was a great bike and much fun, but on long rides I just found it tiring with all that weight.

    Basically I want something that will carry me through long rides in the lakes……..I know the Whyte would……..what are your thought on the others?

    Premier Icon yoshimi
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    Both of those look very purposeful – just what are they like on the ups? Are they ok, or not that great but worth it for the downs (which my Reign was)?

    nickegg
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    I have an 2009 Orange 5 and my wife a 2008 Yeti 575.

    Both are great. I'd say the 5 picks up speed very quickly and the Yeti climbs superbly (and is very light for the travel) but isn't quite as involving as the 5.

    Not sure that helps you much 🙂

    I can tell you that both performed flawlessly last week in the Alps!

    Premier Icon johnikgriff
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    Friend has an Enduro and it seems to go up hill very well when I've tried it. Always seem to be good deals around on them, so lots of bang for your buck. He has however had big issues with the fork, lossing pressure etc. That said it was replaced under warrenty no problem and has been great since.

    Tride a 575 on a Demo day. Really liked it, can be built up lots of ways and seem to last well.

    Had a couple of goes on a 5, not for me. Seems to bob a lot on the climbs, good on the downs, but so are all the others.

    Not rode an E5, but rode an E120. Not convinced, pedalled wellish, but I found it a bit like the 5, bobby. Nothing like as good as the others on the downs.

    Have you also considered the likes of the Ellsworth Epiphaney. I would sayway better that all the others on the ups and still as good on the downs. (and I dont even own one anymore).

    Premier Icon yoshimi
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    Some good comments there, cheers. I like the fact that you can get good deals on the spesh, plus a good warranty. I think the 575 is one of the nicest bikes made and the more good things I hear the better! Not really thought about ellesworth as always thought they were a bit pricy when you look at the 575 as £1200 for the carbon rear

    Premier Icon Shandy
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    I had a day out on a 575 and I was very impressed. The review in the mag was quite accurate, somehow it soaks up everything without losing pedalling efficiency. They are easy to build up light too.

    Another Enduro/E150 fan here. Yes, there were problems intitially, but mine has been pimped and blinged internally and is now superb. Not ideal on teeny tiny bumps, but that's less of an issue for me than big hits and superb steering accuracy.

    As mentioned above, wind down the travel on the climbs and they're great.
    For me, it was a close run thing between a 5 and the Enduro. In the end, an ex-demo (barely used!) Enduro won me over.

    glynP
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    I have an Intense Tracer and I think its superb ran it with a 140 float to start but it makes it too steep so now I have a set of 36's on it and its now one of the best bikes I,ve ever ridden, great climber and bottomless travel on the descents

    Whos_Daddy
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    I bought a 2008 575 frame off here, cracking frame & I was really surprised how well they do climb for a full bouncer! GET ONE!!

    mrmojo
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    Yeti 575 everytime.

    mrmojo
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    £1200 for 575 frame with carbon rear is a good price.

    mrmojo
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    I tossed up between the ibis mojo and 575, I ride with 3 guys who all have 575's they have rode Yeti bikes for years.

    scruzer
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    I have '07 575 model and i echo comments here. Truely a great ride. As its done the miles i can say it did develop play in bearings sooner than i had hoped, but replacements are holding up better. no other probelms.

    Premier Icon Bregante
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    Frames aside, since I got the E150 fork TF Tuned it has been the best performing fork I've ever had. The travel adjust is just superb and turns the Enduro into a great climbing machine. Can't wait to see the reviews of the E160 on the new Enduro

    oop north
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    Rode my Enduro at Inners this weekend, handled the xc climb up to minch moor no problem, fantastic on the downs including make or brake descent. Only the pilot lets it down. 😳

    Even thinking of ditching the PA hardtail cos its not used much.

    badblood
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    575 all the way here, some say the rear end is too active but I love it, climbs like a goat and comes back down equally as well

    wheelz
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    I have never ridden any of the other bikes on your list, but I have a 2007 Yeti 575 and I like it.

    hora
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    Cough Im amazed someone cough hasnt come along and recommended a Chumba yet!

    PJM1974
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    I've ridden a couple of the 2007-2009 Enduros with the E150 fork and quite liked them, they're stiff, lightweight and seem just the ticket for an all day do anything kind of ride (which was the reason why I bought my old 2004 Enduro). However, I did find the rear shock lacked a lot of plushness and it's apparently a custom fit so plugging in a Fox or Rockshox alternative might not be easy.

    There is a new Enduro due anytime now, which really does look quite impressive, you just need to figure out whether you need 160mm of travel or not.

    Premier Icon yoshimi
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    Lot of Yeti fans out there:))
    mrmojo – £saw the half carbon rear for £1200 and full carbon rear for £1250 at Life Cycles in Bolton.
    Need to go and look and stroke these bikes in the flesh! Keep your experiences coming tho.

    Cheers
    all

    hora
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    Oh BTW- Dango you need to retreat your decking 🙄

    catnash
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    Another enduro SL evangelist here, and that fork once Tuned by Neil at Tuned is superb. Had a 04 575 and while it was a good bike just didn't do it for me and everything I like should have been sorted on the new one. There a few SL e150 enduros about the place If you want a bargain shop around they're going fast.

    nickegg
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    Maintenance might be a factor to bear in mind too.

    5 couldn't be more simple, 575 is a little more complex.

    I have to say if i didn't have a 5 then i would have a Yeti but then my wife and i would have matching bikes!

    uplink
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    Premier Icon yoshimi
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    ><))))) that's a brilliant price – credit card is twitching!

    Premier Icon charliemort
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    I'd snap it up if I was you…………..

    very happy owner here too

    j-claw
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    I'm very happy with my Enduro SL…

    I got mine as a frame only, so I've not tried the E150 fork. The Specialized AFR shock was cack though – Manitou ISX-6 was a great upgrade.
    The bike climbs like a demon, but its very capable going down too 😀

    trusz
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    Wheelbase are good guys – good price for a 575 frame too

    Damn I'm tempted but I wanted the team colours in a large just for something a bit different! Tempting

    reggiegasket
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    I've test ridden a 575 at Wheelbase and wasn't that impressed. It was plush but the BB felt too high for me, and it didn't handle that well. I'd definitely try and get a go on one before you buy. I was keen to get one at the time but decided against it after the ride, which says it all really.

    I've not ridden the latest Enduros but I loved the older ones. Good fun, although the bearings die quickly. I've test ridden the Orange a few times and never been impressed with that either. Suspension felt basic compared to the 4-bars. That may be different these days with the newer shocks, I don't know.

    spooky_b329
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    Another happy 575 owner here. It climbs fantastic, propedal on for efficient climbing, but turn it off and you can climb some amazingly boulder strewn tracks/gulleys as the rear suspension will just swallow it up allowing you to keep pedalling. My old full suss (Litespeed Niota) would have been bouncing over the rocks and spitting them back down the hill as your tyre scrabbled for traction.

    trusz
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    £1500 for the 5spot on wheelbase too. Shame it's in that crap grey colour or I'd probably have one of those

    badblood
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    Go on…you know you want to….

    Premier Icon guido
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    Another vote for Yeti here.

    uplink
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    credit card is twitching!

    did you buy it then?

    Amos
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    Yeti 575 mate! I've stopped looking at other bikes because mine is so good! Float 36 wound down to 140mm on the front and it's ready for anything IMO!

    Can't recommend the Enduro enough. A fantastic all day bike that you can throw down hills and ride back up them with equal ease.

    Premier Icon yoshimi
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    Well, just sold my glory frame, couple more bits to sell and we'll see- what size enduros and 575 for a 5'8" person, medium?

    uplink
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    You could probably go small or medium

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