Full travel : Enduro Itch Switch shock

A reader wonders why he isn’t getting full travel on his rear shock. I think he is getting full travel; he just doesn’t know it.

The mighty Enduro, with aftermarket Fox AVA ProPedal shock.

Hey Lee,

I love your site and your new book. It’s a Mountain Bike text book. Thanks so much for putting it together with Brian. I also loved your
Epic ride article. That is what mountain biking is all about to me.

I found your site a year ago when I was in the market for an Enduro. Last November I purchased a 04 Enduro Pro and absolutely love it. I love the fact that you highlight this frame and it was all through your book as well. I have not been able to get an answer about an issue with my rear shock and was hoping you know the answer (either from personal experience or just heresay). The shock is an 04 Fox Float R. I just can’t seem to get that last 1/4″ -1/2″of stroke out of it. I got the sag at about 30% already and it just won’t go all the way. It will without any air however. I just was wondering if it is because of the frame design, leverage ratio, or a shock issue with stock Fox shocks. If you have an idea I would love to hear it. Have fun in Whistler you bastard!


Hey Ross.

I passed your question to Brandon Sloan, the product manager for the Specialized Enduros (we just got back from Whistler — ha ha), and he suggested:

1) Make sure the Itch switch shock is in the long-travel position. The switch should be parallel with the shock body.

2) Measure the amount of stroke you’re using. The shock body doesn’t move all the way to the end of the slider. The full stroke is 1.875 inches.

Thanks for reading, and rip it up!

   — Lee

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