Yes, and I don't even own a Spec atm. Lots of peeps with 36's on this thread (look the business btw), someone on here also had/has a totem lowered to 160 on theirs.Black RONIN said:But how good is the frame for upgrades, it is well worthy of a better wheelset, brakes, cranks? Also, can I swap the Pike for a Lyrik, can it hold 160mm forks? .
Do you really notice the weight of the domain for general trail riding? I am sorely tempted to get one because they are such a good price. But the weight does make me shy away a bit. Any problem lifting the front end over logs and general trail obstacles?heylex25 said:Fork upgraded to a Domain 318 and the frame never complained at all.
For the deal you're getting I would say jump on it for sure! As far as the forks go, I have been extremely happy with the pike, the only reason I went to 160 was, for jumps and drops, having the front of the bike that much higher was a good thing. I ride an XL though. I never had any issues with stiffness of the pike and never noticed that it felt overwhelmed, but I am also pretty light. The Talas 150 might be a great fit for the pitch and put the head tube up just a bit.Black RONIN said:Thanks for all the feedback! Yes, I was looking at the bike today, and it seems like it deserves a better set-up. But Rock Climber's observations about the Lyrik are worth noting. But I'm going for a used Pitch, that has been riden only a couple times, so it is pratically new for half the price of a new Enduro SL Comp. Plus, I'm getting it in the trade of my Cannondale Caffeine F4 plus a few bucks back, so it seems like a pretty good deal. I'll probably get the Pitch and upgrade to a Lyrik soon, but I asked about the TALAS 150 15QR because I have one that was reserved for my Yeti but due warranty issues on the dogbone, it will not be put to use anytime soon so I thought it could be a good fork (it weighs a pound and a half less than the Pike and 2 pounds less than the Lyrik, but of course not as burly).
I'll probably get it by the weekend, but will think a bit more on what to change on the bike. I'm also thinking in getting a higher volume shock or with a pigback like a ISX-4 or 6. How does the RP2 work with the bike? Is the Propedal efficient when it's on? And aren't the double 203mm rotors overkill for the bike? Though of maybe going 185 on the rear or even scale it down to 185 front and 160 rear.