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Enduro 29 2017 with 650b yoke
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Posted: Feb 21, 2017 at 5:10 Quote
Hi,
Has anyone tried the new Enduro 29 (2017) with a 650b yoke for a slackend HA?
Or is it just unnecessary for the 2017 model?

Posted: Feb 24, 2017 at 13:14 Quote
Interested in this as well. Have a 17 E29, I order a single offset bushing from offsetbushing.com. Should get HTA to 65.5 and BB to about 345mm. 65.5 is plenty slack for me. I feel with those numbers a 650b yoke may be unnecessary, but interested in the outcomes once someone tries it.

Definitely more popular on the earlier models where I think they have a 67.5 HTA.

Posted: Mar 16, 2017 at 0:49 Quote
I have a 14 E29 with the 650b link and a spacer between the frame and fork. I love it but wonder about the new bike too. So far slacker has always been better.

Posted: Apr 25, 2017 at 22:37 Quote
Nizhoni wrote:
Interested in this as well. Have a 17 E29, I order a single offset bushing from offsetbushing.com. Should get HTA to 65.5 and BB to about 345mm. 65.5 is plenty slack for me. I feel with those numbers a 650b yoke may be unnecessary, but interested in the outcomes once someone tries it.

Definitely more popular on the earlier models where I think they have a 67.5 HTA.

Have you compared the standard bushing to the offset bushings? Was it a big difference?

Posted: May 14, 2017 at 11:01 Quote
The yokes are the same length for both bikes. To lower get a bushing. 1mm at the bushing brings the wheel up 3mm and lowers the bb 2mm. Note the Ohlins is only a 12mm shaft, so 1mm is about right. I also pushed my 29er fork up to 170 which slackens the bike.

I also notice a big difference between the ride and stated BB height when comparing frames. Specialized is much softer off the top than a Santa Cruz, (just for comparison) so you will ride lower for a given amount of sag at the shock. That means the higher unloaded bb height rides similar to a bike with a firm initial stroke and lower bb. Lower definitely hits tight turns better within a bike, but you can't only look at the numbers.

Posted: May 24, 2017 at 22:50 Quote
thanks for the info, had no idea it was the same length.

Push the fork up to 170? How? changed the internal part?

Posted: Jun 5, 2017 at 23:38 Quote
I've just ordered the bikeyoke.de yoke for the e17
This way you can run a standard shock and 2 offset bushing if needed.

The bike is plenty slack enough at 66 (it actually feels slacker than that) but I would like to drop the BB 5mm if possible.
Seat angle is steep enough to cope with being slackened.

Posted: Aug 16, 2017 at 2:01 Quote
Must say that with one offset bushing the bike really transform into a great descender, it was and are a great descender but now its a beast. I believe that 2 offset bushings may be to much, bike getting to low when pedaling technical hills/trails.

Posted: Aug 16, 2017 at 5:46 Quote
oLjud wrote:
Must say that with one offset bushing the bike really transform into a great descender, it was and are a great descender but now its a beast. I believe that 2 offset bushings may be to much, bike getting to low when pedaling technical hills/trails.
Agreed. I'm just running one offset bushing in the bikeyoke end now - its perfect!

FL
Posted: Aug 16, 2017 at 11:59 Quote
On what end did you run the offset bushing and what size do I need?

Posted: Aug 17, 2017 at 11:57 Quote
thestraightline wrote:
On what end did you run the offset bushing and what size do I need?

Depending on the year..

Pre 2017 is 22x8mm front and 12.7x8mm rear (with the bike yoke)
Post 2017 is 19x8mm front and 12.7x8mm rear (with the bike yoke).

Without the bike yoke, it's just the front mount.

It's surprising just how much one Offset Bushings does to a bike - that said, the vasty majority of customers who can install a pair do.

Jeron @ Offsetbushings.com

Posted: Aug 17, 2017 at 13:02 Quote
jezzah wrote:
thestraightline wrote:
On what end did you run the offset bushing and what size do I need?

Depending on the year..

Pre 2017 is 22x8mm front and 12.7x8mm rear (with the bike yoke)
Post 2017 is 19x8mm front and 12.7x8mm rear (with the bike yoke).

Without the bike yoke, it's just the front mount.

It's surprising just how much one Offset Bushings does to a bike - that said, the vasty majority of customers who can install a pair do.

Jeron @ Offsetbushings.com

If you look at the diagram showing the high low flip chip for the 18 enduro, its only moving it forwards or backwards a few mm - much the same as just one of your (quality!) bushings...

FL
Posted: Aug 19, 2017 at 15:38 Quote
jezzah wrote:
thestraightline wrote:
On what end did you run the offset bushing and what size do I need?

Depending on the year..

Pre 2017 is 22x8mm front and 12.7x8mm rear (with the bike yoke)
Post 2017 is 19x8mm front and 12.7x8mm rear (with the bike yoke).

Without the bike yoke, it's just the front mount.

It's surprising just how much one Offset Bushings does to a bike - that said, the vasty majority of customers who can install a pair do.

Jeron @ Offsetbushings.com

Cheers Jeron for the response,
So just to confirm for my 2017 e29 I need 19x8mm front and 12.7x8mm rear (with the bike yoke)?

Posted: Aug 21, 2017 at 1:38 Quote
thestraightline wrote:
jezzah wrote:
thestraightline wrote:
On what end did you run the offset bushing and what size do I need?

Depending on the year..

Pre 2017 is 22x8mm front and 12.7x8mm rear (with the bike yoke)
Post 2017 is 19x8mm front and 12.7x8mm rear (with the bike yoke).

Without the bike yoke, it's just the front mount.

It's surprising just how much one Offset Bushings does to a bike - that said, the vasty majority of customers who can install a pair do.

Jeron @ Offsetbushings.com

Cheers Jeron for the response,
So just to confirm for my 2017 e29 I need 19x8mm front and 12.7x8mm rear (with the bike yoke)?

Correct - thanks for the order also!

Posted: Aug 28, 2017 at 11:00 Quote
Anyone running a 29 Enduro with a reduced 180mm Dorado ? Considering beefing up my bike for some DH action and wondered about this. Or alternatively a Boxxer etc and running 27.5 front and rear, but would this lower the
BB too much ?

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