Enduro 29er – The argument to 650b?

Enduro 29er – The argument to 650b?

Specialized has been an early adopter and staunch advocate of the 29″ wheel in most of their cross country mountain bike line. People thought 29″ hardtails were the only option. Then there were 29″ 100mm xc race weapons. This was pushed further to 120-130mm offerings by Specialized, Transition, Intense, Rocky Mountain and others.

Everyone figured that was the limit. There just wasn’t any room for more than 130mm of travel on a 29″ bike. Until now.



They said it couldn’t be done—a 155mm-travel 29er. The groundbreaking Enduro 29 is the ultimate All-Mountain machine for riders in search of the most-capable 29er in the sport. With dialed geo for navigating technical terrain, a tight wheelbase for agile handling, plus lightweight, yet strong, wheelsets and components, the Enduro 29 is a true All-Mountain game changer.

“I was wrong about this bike. It was nothing like I feared it would be and, no matter how much I look at the numbers, I still don’t really understand how Specialized have managed it. This bike, without question, pushes the boundaries of what is possible with a 29-inch bike. It also throws light back on the question of whether or not we need 650b bikes when 29ers can handle like this. This bike blew away any preconceptions of what i thought a 29er could or should be, and for that reason alone I love it.”

  • All-new, fully manipulated M5 alloy FSR 29 frame with ORE tubing is the centerpiece of this incredibly versatile 155mm-travel design; featuring sealed cartridge bearing pivots, 142mm + dropouts, ISCG ’05 mount, and replaceable derailleur hanger
  • Custom FOX Float CTD Evolution with proprietary Specialized AUTOSAG technology features 3 compression settings and rebound adjustment
  • FOX 34 Float CTD Evolution 29 fork features 150mm of travel, settings specifically for climbing and descending, and a 15mm thru-axle for precise handling
  • Roval 29 All-Mountain rims mated to Specialized Hi Lo hubs, 15mm thru-axle, and a 142+ rear hub spacing for durable, lightweight, and affordable package
  • 2Bliss ready Specialized Butcher Control 2.3″ dual-compound front tire for premium cornering; Purgatory Control 2.3″ rear tire for lightweight grip in intermediate conditions
  • Custom SRAM S-1250 AM double crankset with Taco Blade mounted front derailleur and Gamut shiftguide for high-performance chain retention


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