Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Munich Germany (formerly Portland OR, Texas)
Bikes: '02 Specialized FSR, '03 RM Slayer, '99 Raleigh R700, '97 Norco hartail, '89 Stumpjumper
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oh, i missed the "'05 Slayer" part.
the new '06 Slayer looks really good, but the '05 Slayer is a little outdated (i had a 2004 Slayer 70 before it got stolen).
generally just because of the RockyMountain label, a simlilarly set-up Slayer will cost more than an Enduro and i think the Enduro is a slightly better suspension design...
my only real gripe with the Enduro is that you can't sink the saddle much without a double seat-post... (if you're gonna do lots of downhill consider buying a double-seatpost form the get-go -- not sure, but i think the new BigHits come standard this way now, but i don't think so for Enduro although the post should be easy to get)
for '05 model i'd get the Enduro.
for '06 the new Slayer looks quite nice, but i haven't seen anything but photos yet and it's probably not available for a while ??