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Don't think they are doing themselves a favor by doing that.:skep:

At least there is no way in hell i'll buy that bike with S#$% everything.
 

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Strange they bailed on FSR/horst that is about all they have going these days besides carbon BS. Looks like my POS FHS faux bar, glad I got mine for 400, that looks $$$:eekster:
 

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Brown_Teeth said:
Strange they bailed on FSR/horst that is about all they have going these days besides carbon BS. Looks like my POS FHS faux bar, glad I got mine for 400, that looks $$$:eekster:
It still looks like a horst to me, with the pivot on the chain stay..... but I may have looked at it wrong.
 

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Looks like a bad Nomad rip off to me. Specialized is going backwards imo. I hope the Specialized brand shocks work better than the failed 5th element experiment. I don't know why Specialized continues to use proprietary shocks. This will not lure in prospective buyers imo.
 

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Brown_Teeth said:
Strange they bailed on FSR/horst that is about all they have going these days besides carbon BS. Looks like my POS FHS faux bar, glad I got mine for 400, that looks $$$:eekster:
I wonder if we'll hear in the next year here that spec. has lost their patent on the FSR suspension design....interesting

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Take another look.

Brown_Teeth said:
Strange they bailed on FSR/horst that is about all they have going these days besides carbon BS. Looks like my POS FHS faux bar, glad I got mine for 400, that looks $$$:eekster:
Why would Specialized bail on the FSR? Scroll down to the lower pictures. There is clearly a chainstay pivot.
 

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Kinda cool. I'd be willing to bet that its gonna be godawful expensive. No opinions on the performance of the fork/shock but I would say that Fox is probably gonna be involved in the manufacturing. Perhaps the rocker is due to the carbon not being strong enough to use an interrupted seat tube. Guess we'll see in the coming months...
 

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Don't really understand why everyone is hating on it.

Other than the front shock I think it is very elegant looking. Would probably be very nice with the new 36 float on it.
 

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I like it (looks like a Nomad), although the spesh shocks would keep me from buying it.

It seems the current Enduro is highly-regarded, so is spesh really getting rid of a winning design to jump on the Nomad bandwagon?

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Doesn't that rear shock...

YaZgo said:
Kinda cool. I'd be willing to bet that its gonna be godawful expensive. No opinions on the performance of the fork/shock but I would say that Fox is probably gonna be involved in the manufacturing. Perhaps the rocker is due to the carbon not being strong enough to use an interrupted seat tube. Guess we'll see in the coming months...
look like a Fox RP3 or RP23 or whatever? As long as the shock mounts and shock length are such that one could install an off-the-shelf rear shock of one's choice, I wouldn't mind that Spec wants to try making their own shock. It's that inability to use another brand of shock that would chap me. The old Enduro severely limited such a choice.

It sounds like the 25mm hub would kill the idea of using that fork for me...just as it did with the DUC32 Maverick fork's 24mm hub. If we're going to have bigger choices than 20mm, the manufacturers need to get a "standard" down.
 

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Dude read the article its manufactured by specialized. I agree with TNC some standardization would def be nice. It seems like a strange move to me though, I assume these will be OEM only.
 

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How is it a Nomad knock off? Can all bikes without straight toptubes be traced back to the Nomad? :rolleyes:
The curvy tube look is coming into vogue. Witness the Nomad, the Ibis Mojo Carbon and now the new Spesh Enduro among others I've likely forgotten.

Just noticing a pattern and merely IMHO, hence the ;) I included in my post.

[Edit: Judging from the comments on their site, it appears I'm not alone in noticing the homage to the Nomad...]
 

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I wouldn't compare frame look with Nomad but rather with Iron Horse 7Point and I would guess with soon to be released IH 6Point.
On the sidenote, it's still full blown FSR and it's just funny how some from "S" commented on the interrupted seattube design of the current Enduro vs. Epic, saying rockers will be too big on the long travel bike.
 

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On the sidenote, it's still full blown FSR and it's just funny how some from "S" commented on the interrupted seattube design of the current Enduro vs. Epic, saying rockers will be too big on the long travel bike.
Can you clarify a bit for me. Not sure what you mean by the rockers being too big for long travel. Don't all of their full suspension bikes need to use rockers to a certain degree?
 
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