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    debut of 2013 specialized enduro 29er

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    Initial reviews on bikemag sounds promising.
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    is this the one that did that stupid fake stolen bike videos for?
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    Geometry: http://www.specialized.com/fr/fr/bik...mp-29#geometry

    45.6" WB in a medium. Not so sure its going to be great for tight technical trails though its basically the same as the 26" version.

    Same chainstay length as Devinci's 29er trail bike, 430mm:

    http://www.devinci.com/bikes/bike_319_scategory_81

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    Looks like they've avoided the short rider/ wagon-wheel atrocity by not even making a size small!
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    I almost wonder if they're stealing some of SCB's thunder if in fact their rumoured new bike is a 29er enduro rig.

    EDIT - interesting that they're running a chain guide with the new XX1 set up.
    Last edited by jackalope; 02-27-2013 at 11:34 AM.

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    no 20mm front axle, no buy
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    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    I almost wonder if they're stealing some of SCB's thunder if in fact their rumoured new bike is a 29er enduro rig.
    we introduced the Tallboy LT eleven months ago. CG and Nathan Riddle (and others) raced enduros and super D with it.
    Last edited by joeg; 02-27-2013 at 11:38 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    ...EDIT - interesting that they're running a chain guide with the new XX1 set up.
    maybe i'm seriously out of the loop, but how else do you propose the chain stay on the front ring?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    i almost wonder if they're stealing some of scb's thunder if in fact their rumoured new bike is a 29er enduro rig.
    blt 650b
    Last edited by syadasti; 02-27-2013 at 11:41 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WestCoastHucker View Post
    maybe i'm seriously out of the loop, but how else do you propose the chain stay on the front ring?
    XX1 supposedly doesn't 'need' a guide due to ring profile.

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    i see. i just did a quick little research. the ring looks interesting, but i've bashed my knees enough times from a chain flopping off to not totally trust it yet...

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    Sniped by dan-o regarding the XX1.

    As for the Tallboy LT, I'm sure in capable hands it's a fine bike for practically any racing format. And while I am loathe to assign hard and fast geo numbers to respective bike catogories, I was under the impression that most "enduro" bikes were fairly slack, and had around 150mm of rear travel. The Spesh Enduro 29r is signifcantly slacker than the Tallboy LT (by 2*) and has 20 mm more rear travel. To me, enduro is basically a series of slightly scaled down DH races with some XC pedaling in between the DH sections - so why not ride something that excels going the same direction as Newton's apple but you can still pedal to the start gate without too much suffering? But again, there is certainly room for interpretation as to what an "enduro" bike should be.

    And FWIW, I'd be stoked about a 650b Blur LT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sethimus View Post
    no 20mm front axle, no buy
    Yup, why people are still messing w/ 15mm makes me scratch my head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dump View Post
    Yup, why people are still messing w/ 15mm makes me scratch my head.
    because most of the people that'll be buying it have a scale fetish
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