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Old 09-25-05, 10:58 AM   #1
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Specialized Enduro Lower COG Frame

Hi MTBers,

2005 Specialized Enduro frames are either an "All new A1 Premium Aluminum low center of gravity Enduro FSR frame" for the Expert and up models or an "A1 Premium Aluminum TransForm Monocoque FSR frame" for the Comp and lower models. The new frame has a vertical tube connecting the seat post holder to the lower frame, whereas the old frame does not.

How does this provide a lower COG, and how much lower?

Is this significant?

New frame looks stronger. Have old frames had problems?

Will all 2006 Enduros have new frame?
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Old 09-25-05, 11:03 AM   #2
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Likely different purposes. I know for sure the old enduros were amongst the toughest "xc" bikes around.

I don't know much about the new ones. I saw the price tag and just kept on walking
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I think the lower COG is a lower bottom bracket. I would guess one is more XC/All Mountain and the other is more Trail/Freeride oriented.
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I think the lower COG is a lower bottom bracket. I would guess one is more XC/All Mountain and the other is more Trail/Freeride oriented.
Hi Seely,

Yep, lower BB. Thanks.

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The shock is mounted lower on the 05's (frames will remain mostly unchanged for 06), which also contributes to the lower COG.

I have heard of many broken 03's and 04's, no 05's yet.
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