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Following on from my thread a couple of weeks ago I have now gone for a Pace RC 40 fighter fork with 130 - 150 mm of travel for my 04 S-works Enduro.
I have fitted the BETD upgrade linkage to give me 5.25" and 6" of travel. Hopefully the fork in it's 150mm setting will balance up with the rear wheel travel when set to 6".
However, it's just occured to me that I may need to consider if the frame can this kind of travel from a strength point of view. Any views, opinions or expereince?
 

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The 6" upgrade seems to be popular for 2002-4 Enduro owners, but I guess it depeands a great deal on how the bike is used. My main area of concern would be the head tube junction, as Spesh pegged the maximum fork travel to 125mm until 2004 when Fox increased travel of it's forks by 5mm and Specialized was forced to warranty the Enduro to 130mm.

I too am seriously considering the modification, but I am waiting for long term feedback before I take the plunge... I'll also be considering the Pace RC40 Fighter fork too.
 

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Watch For Weld Failures Guys...

Hi all,
I purchased a 2002 Enduro. I am now riding on my 3rd frameset which is a 2004. The Enduro has a history of manufacturing weld issues. Be careful and watch ALL the welds if you are going to freeride this bike. Great design on paper but the welding process and lack of adequate welding analysis and quality control have marred its reputation. Just ask around town the people who ride this frame hard ( as designed ). Adding perhaps a quarter pound to the frame in the correct spots and delivering quality welds and quality control will make this monocoque design a timeless one.

Be careful and watch the welds !

Good Luck
 

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I ride hard XC, suppose could be described as lite freeride. My wheels rarely if ever leave the floor but I do hit stuff at speed. Hopefully, the frame will take this, no problems with the old set up.
 

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Keep us posted. I am considering this for my 04 Enduro in the future and would appreciate your experience and findings.

T.J.
 
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