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2010 Enduro Comp

I'm selling my epic marathon for a new rig. I had decided to get the stumpy elite then some mates said how well the enduro rode, both up, down and across the mountain. My funds however can only afford the comp version with the RockShox Lyrik Solo Air R.

Is this fork good, bad, or will it be just fine for an amateur rider of 80kg. Also, I assume that I can upgrade the internals down the track if I start to out ride the fork

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I had a epic expert before I decided that an AM rig was what I needed. I ended up finding a 2010 Enduro Comp on craigslist that had the mission control installed. This is a must since the stock fork has no compression adjustments. The mission control module provides high and low speed compression adjustment. I'm in the 200lb range and the fork works well for my size so I don't think you'll have any issues.
 

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Same boat here, budget kept me on the comp model and at first I thought I really wanted the expert for the upgrades but now I am so thankful I stuck with the comp. To me the main advantage to the expert was the cool ano frame and the upgraded Lyric 2-step fork. After demo-ing the bike and asking around I found that the 2-step was reported by several people to have issues/defects and was not worth the money for the expert model. Of course unless money is no object and you just like having the "better" model. After talking it over with my LBS I decided to keep the Lyric fork but change the air cartridge to a spring, add the u-turn knob for the height adjustability I was after, and add the mission control parts for better compression and rebound control. This was all for under $250. Way better deal than buying a new fork or shelling out the $ to upgrade to the expert model for minor improvements over comp model. Again just my opinion...

In the end, I am extremely satisfied with my bike and the fork.
 

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I picked up a comp and am having trouble getting it to feel plush. I have the sag in the shock set up properly and the correct amount of air according to the chart on the fork. All I have heard so far about this bike is that it very plush, but I have found the complete opposite. Maybe the fork and shock need to break in still? BTW, it definitely loves to go fast! It is very nimble. I am taking it to Whistler to do the trails, the North Shore and do some park riding. This is my do it all bike.
 

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So MK3, seems your pretty happy with the bike. What does she climb like. My epic climbs well if it is flattish but suffers if it's all rutted. I've heard and read that the 2010 enduro climbs really well, but would the stumpy be better climber and by how much....same price, different spec. Hate this type of decision.
 

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So MK3, seems your pretty happy with the bike. What does she climb like. My epic climbs well if it is flattish but suffers if it's all rutted. I've heard and read that the 2010 enduro climbs really well, but would the stumpy be better climber and by how much....same price, different spec. Hate this type of decision.
Stumpy is most likely better at climbing (haven't tried one), and the Enduro is a "big terrain" bike but climbs very well.

As stated above, the Lyric R needs some damping controls added, tho I am happy with the air spring.

Here are my impressions:
http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=570716

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As far the climbing I really can't offer any advice on a comparison vs. the stumpjumer. I can say it climbs extrememly well and I can definitely notice an improvement over my Iron Horse I retired. I am sooooo glad I bought this over the stumpjumper since I was looking for more of an all-mountain setup.

I can say the ride on mine is definitely plush. I run recommended sag on the sag-o-meter and have the heavy (190# +) spring in the fork. My riding weight is right at 195#.
 

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Well...I just pulled the trigger on an Enduro Comp. Now just have to wait to pay off the layby as my wife is using it as an incentive for me to sell off some of my toys that I no longer use:mad: . If I had my way I would just pay for it outright tomorrow. I'm not really very good when t comes to patience.

For a 38 year old I feel as excited as a teenager:D
 

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I'm on the same boat with you guys.... I've had my 09 Stumpjumper Elite for almost a year now... Don't get me wrong I love that bike but I'm in the position now to get a 2010 Enduro Comp. Hopefully if not this weekend, by Monday next week. I'm really interested in reading some of your thoughts about the Enduro. I've wanted the Expert as my friend has it but after reading the complains on the fork, I'm kinda leaning towards the Comp. Post some more of your review re: the Comp. It's a good read for me... Thanks Guys!
 

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A mate of mine has the elite and loves it so far. There is a bit of a rattle in the command post but nothing major. she said how well the bike climbs and how much fun the bike is to ride and it is capable of doing so much. I was torn between the stumpy for the same cost but feel the enduro was the right choice. My Lbs said it will still do 100km plus epics but just as not as fast and my epic marathon.

As for the forks most of what I have read states that the solo air is great, and any improvements by adding compression adjusters etc may not be needed for your riding style, or even be noticed if installed, but if you do want to add them the cost is minimal.

Can't wait to get my baby home and out on the trails. Just need to mount the lights and I'm off.
 

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Well, I bought the Comp and love it. always planned to have shocks re-done and so far only have the forks upgraded to solo air with DH compression damping. With that and the bushes re-sized, they're like a different beast. As a stock bike, only thing I've changed are the handlebars and stem. Climbing isn't a huge issue for me, geometry was. It's long, very pedal'able (in a comfort way, but Propedal does seem to make it reasonably efficient), and a hoot on the faster stuff. Tight stuff is a little awkward, but anything over jogging speed and it feels right at home. Super plush and low BB (although takes some getting used to... get some low profile flats if possible!) makes it great fun on anything heading downhill! Corners great. Also, longer BB to handlebars (due to steep seat angle) means that getting over the front is easier than most other bikes I've ridden (Rune, Devinci, previous Enduro). All in all, a great dirty, ready to go package. Wheels been great, chain device is Alps ready. Get one, you won't be sorry... unless you're looking for an overly posh bike!!
 

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Glad to hear you like the bike Bug74. Coming from the Epic I really tossed up over the stumpy for slightly better climbing but since I will be doing 50/50 climbing and descents, with most of those descents being steep, rutted and rocky I think the Enduro will give me more confidence and a bigger smile on the way down.
 

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2010 Enduro Comp

Well I picked up the Enduro Comp yesterday and took her out for her maiden ride today. All I can say is Wow. Coming from the Epic marathon I was really worried about the slack head angle, the longer wheel base, plus being a couple of kg's heavier. Well, I shouldn't have been worried. I moved the handle bar stem to the bottom, with all the spacers above and rotated the tapered spacer to +16 -8, making the bars a bit lower.

The trails I ride are washed out fire roads, tight flowing single track with rocks, some roots and a few rock gardens. A steep uphill section of washed our fire road took me to the trail-head. I had the seat up nice and high as I like to climb seated and the enduro definitely rewards you for this. It went up the hill easier than my epic, there was no bob even with pro-pedal off, she just soaked up the bumps. The front wheel didn't lift like my epic and it was just a pleasant climb.

Next onto the first uphill rocky single track. Again the enduro just soaked everything up. Didn't need to worry about rocks etc, just rode over them. The 1st switchback was also a non event. The front wheel just tracked smoothly around the outside of the corner and i was through. No man handing the bike around.

As you can tell the smile on my face is starting to grow. Dropped onto a tight downhill section and the 1st rock garden. Eased off the brakes and just floated over it. Certainly felt different to the Epic. Onto more single track ascents and descents and 5 km later the 1st loop was done.

So after 2 hours in the saddle the Enduro is a great capable all rounder . Suspension did it's job beautifully and will only get better as it beds in. The longer wheel base and slacker head angle took me off guard on the 1st fast descent , non being as nimble as the Epic but on the 2nd run around the loop and all was sorted. Just need to ride the bike a little differently. What did amaze me was how much faster the Enduro was compared to the epic. Even rolling down the hills I found myself going quicker.

I don't know what I was worried about. The only thing I am going to add is an adjustable seat post to save getting off and adjusting it.
 
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