Just found your site, its very informative. I was wondering if you could answer the following question:
I am buying a large S Works Enduro (‘06) with a DHX air and have a spare Marzocchi 66 SL. Will this fork be too much for the Enduro? (fork height & travel).
Tons of work, crazy life issues and multiple blizzards mean I’ve been shoveling, lifting, running and riding the trainer, but—DUDE —I need to get out and rip. Oh man. The Enduro SL is hanging there, and two Hondas are sitting there, and we just got another foot of snow here in Boulder.
Hmm … huge copy deadline on Wednesday, but it’s 40Â° and sunny in Fruita … four-hour drive each way … ride MTB one day then write … ride moto the next day then drive home … do the math … no way.
I’ve been looking at different four cross/slalom type bikes that can cross over and be used for general singletrack riding. Given your experience with Specialized, how do think the SX (4.2” travel) would work out?
First let me start off by saying how sorry I am to hear about your recent family trouble. My heart goes out to you.
Now onto less pressing albeit still important issues. I’m in the market for a new frame and have been checking out the Transition Gran Mal. My issue comes from deciding what size frame to get, Gran Mal is offered in 2 sizes. The difference between the sizes are Short = 22.5 eff.Toptube/ 45.75 wheelbase or a Long = 24” eff. toptube/47.25 wheelbase. I’m 6’4” and currently ride a large 03 Big Hit, which feels somewhat unstable on straight choppy fast trails (ala: Reaper at Bootleg Canyon), but doesn’t seem to corner all that well on tight sweeper (probably my bad technique). Anyhow looking for some insight from someone with more knowledge than I’m able to muster.
BTW, I tend to ride Bootleg alot, race at Fontucky and ride alot of different SoCal areas (telonix, san juan, etc.) Thanks for your time and keep your head up, our prayers are with you.
Clay Porter’s newest flick is due out this spring. His work gets more refined every year, and Between The Tape looks like a heaping dose of World Cup adrenaline.
Check out the trailer:
And say BRAAAP.
In the comments for “Can big riders jump?” someone asked about the effect of body weight on landing force. You know I love this stuff, so …
I hope you’re enjoying the day with your family, friends, puppies and everyone else who gives you joy. How about family, friends and puppies on a sweet ride?
Santa says BRAAAP!
MSC’s venues, organization and scene have been the best in the country, and the guys at Bigfoot Productions are turning the dial even higher. This year we’ll enjoy Cross Country, Gravity, Super D and the return of the Roostmaster: XC vs Gravity racers on a course that favors no one. Whose kung fu will prevail? We’ll find out soon.
This week’s blizzard left 29 inches of snow at my house. Crazy! Riding is off for now, but I’ve been getting a great workout: the Crystalized Dihydrogen Monoxide Workout.
So far I’ve moved about three tons of crystals—what an excellent way to build strength, endurance, stability and patience.
Lee, I just picked up an ‘06 enduro expert per your review. I love it, but I was wondering if you could help me with it. I do light DH but mostly hard/fast trail riding. What are the best ways to lighten this bike up? Should I go carbon DH components? Thanks for your help, your site and book have really helped me get into driving bikes!
Just wondering if you know of a way to shorten the travel of a fox36 van rc2. I’m rolling it on an older 5-spot and the bottom bracket height feels a little high at 14 inches. Any input would be greatly appreciated.