A ground-up reinvention of the bike that created the genre. And this time around, it boasts a massive 170 millimeters of travel, front and rear, that you can pedal all damn day at an unholy clip.
You’re looking at a bike that mobs down the nastiest descents at what should be terrifying speeds—with utter calm. It’s a radically new machine. New chassis, new suspension layout, new geometry, and more travel. More to the point, this new Enduro is fast. It's faster descending. Faster climbing. It’s fast, fast as.... well, you get the idea.
EXPLORE THE SPECIALIZED ENDURO
LESS HANG-UP. MORE SPEED.
Taking inspiration from the new Demo, Specialized moved the Enduro’s main pivot forward and raised the bike’s instant center, which minimizes rear wheel hang-up by giving the bike a more-rearward axle path in key stages of the wheel travel. Impact energy is transferred into the suspension, where it belongs, instead of into you. Voila, you just got faster.
SMOOTHER SUSPENSION — START TO FINISH
Specialized wanted to increase both small-bump sensitivity and, at the other end of the travel spectrum, improve the bike’s big-hit performance. In another big nod to the new Demo, they tweaked the leverage curve, increasing its progressivity. That change makes the Enduro more supple early in its travel. The extra progressivity also gives the Enduro a nice ramp at the end of its stroke, so you don’t blow through your travel when you come up short or plow into something massive.
EVERY PEDAL STROKE DELIVERS
The Enduro rips—not just when you’re plowing through chunky terrain with your feet fixed at 3 and 9’oclock, but also when it’s time to get on the gas and pedal out of a corner or sprint through a flat section. That’s easier said than done—particularly when you’re talking about a rig that’s packing almost as much travel as a downhill bike.
LOW + STABLE = QUICK
Low is fast. That is, a lower center of gravity makes you more stable at high speeds. The Enduro's new linkage places shock mass as low and centered as possible on the frame, giving the bike an incredibly planted and confident feel.
Instead of choosing from a handful of standard shock-tune options, Specialized's in-house suspension-tuning team develops custom shock tunes, perfectly paired to each bike’s kinematics. They call this Rx Tune and while it’s not the easy way to build a suspension bike, it’s worth it. You feel Rx Tune as perfectly-balanced suspension. More control of our suspension tuning gives you more control on the trail.
BIG WHEELS, BIG SPEED.
Bigger wheels maintain momentum better than smaller wheels— particularly over technical terrain. More momentum, in turn, equals more speed. That’s why the new Enduro rolls exclusively on 29-inch wheels. The Enduro marries 170 millimeters of suspension travel with bigger wheels in a package that’s crazy fast.