Mountain Biking - Specialized Enduro Shocks
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06-15-09, 10:57 PM
This must be very strange. All my friends are having issues with their Enduro bike's shocks. Either front, or rear. Any known issues with specialized shocks? I am talking about the years 2007 and 2008.
These are all mountain (Enduro) bikes. I am talking about 5 nikes that I know about these issues.
Anyone knows anything about it????
06-15-09, 11:46 PM
The future shocks?
06-16-09, 03:33 PM
06-16-09, 07:35 PM
This thread delivers
06-16-09, 07:51 PM
The dual crown specialized forks suffer from bad cartridges in them. The rear shocks minus the brain shock found on the epics have a history of getting locked down when bottomed out.
I have an 08 Enduro Carbon. I had it 9 months with no issues front or rear. Then the front fork travel adjust quit - Specialized sent a new cartridge, no questions asked. Then the compression stopped working, anther cartridge - didn't really seem to fix the compression problem. That was going into the winter. This Spring I got on them again about the cartridges - Specialized sent 2 new - one for each leg. When the old cartridges were pulled they were a different design than the new. Re-installed and the fork works great. Specialized has a warranty replacement for their suspension components for 5 years - each issue I have had they second day- aired the parts.
My thoughts are: The rear has been fine no issues.
The front - when working it is the best performing fork (for it's intended purpose) that I have ever used - and I've used a few. But I think Specialized jumped the gun on releasing this fork - probably a year or 2 too early, Needed more R&D - the new cartridges are supposed to fix that - we'll see. They have stood behind their product.
06-16-09, 08:20 PM
Gotta love Special ed...so what's the question? Special ed never ever made a fork...
06-16-09, 10:03 PM
Who did make the spec branded forks? X fusion is what I have heard before.
06-16-09, 10:21 PM
^ I believe Fox makes them, actually.
This is the one in question:
06-16-09, 11:38 PM
Isn't there some connection between XF and Fox?
06-17-09, 08:25 AM
yeah, the F and the X.
06-18-09, 09:53 AM
yeah, the F and the X.
Glad my son's S-Works came with the Fox.
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