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Hi - Ive had an enduro S.L. pro carbon for over 3 years now and its been fantastic :thumbsup:
Throughout all this time many people have had issues with the E150 fork, So it stands to reason that when pissed off owners replaced their E150 ,s with something else - that the redundant E150,s must have ended up on something else !
Has anyone tried this ?? has anyone got any photos ??? i,m thinking E150,S on a Nomad - or even on a hardtail lol - c,mon someone some where must have.:eekster:
 

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There are at least two other bikes floating around here on MTBR that have the E150 up front. One is a Pitch (that I believe has the FutureShock on it as well) and one is on a 2007 Enduro (non SL) and I must say, both look pretty sweet to me!
 

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Enduroblood said:
There are at least two other bikes floating around here on MTBR that have the E150 up front. One is a Pitch (that I believe has the FutureShock on it as well) and one is on a 2007 Enduro (non SL) and I must say, both look pretty sweet to me!
anything non specialized ?????????
 

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I haven't seen it but a lad I ride with rides with a club and one of the members has the E-150 fitted to his HT.Not sure exactly what bike(I'll ask next time I see him)but it's some old HT he uses for DH:confused:
 

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aw hell no to the Ellsworth! that is freakin sweet looking!

The E150 forks did have issues, but all of them have been sorted out by S. there is NO WAY in hell I'm giving up my E150 for any of the newer 160mm - 170mm forks that seem to be the trend for all-mountain these days.

I used to see a guy who put the E150 forks on a Honda motorcycle (80cc) that his little kid used to ride. I wish I had kept a few pics I took. It would be one of those "thinking-out-of-box" momnent.
 

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ahoy that's me moment!

The E-150 is a great fork. This one has the 2008 cartriges and has been running strong for two years now without problems. I recently got the itch when I found a 2010 TALAS 36 new for cheap locally. The 36 is awesome in every way, but to be honest I don't think it's one bit faster, smoother, or stiffer than the E-150. I seriously doubt I could tell between the two riding if I couldn't look down. I would even venture to say it's a fair bit more notchy than the E-150 too. They are both great, it is a shame there were issues when the bikes came out. Blown quite out of proportion IMO.

BTW, i love the Ells so much because it feels just like the good 'ol ~2006 Spec Enduros. Prob climbs a little better than the old enduros, but just as good at going down and staying active on climbs. Some people whine that it 'bobs' when you stand and mash, I would much rather have it 'bob' than stiffen up when i'm trying to roll over that last waterbar at the top of a climb.

Edit: for what its worth, I have had 3 years to get that E-150 just the way I wanted it. The fox was pretty darn good from the get go.
 

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It had a suspension seatpost fitted.
Wasn't a suspension post, was a gravity dropper :lol: :thumbsup:

A better pic of my old Orange Frankenbike... Hammershmidt + alfine + E150 fork... was an interesting build, but a bit too heavy in the end (not the forks fault, great fork!), plus the hammer + alfine was a bit draggy in use and kind of 'solved' a problem that didn't really need solving, 1 x 9 works fine :lol:


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