28 Feb 2013

You may have seen some exciting things around the internet and heard whispers among riders that something big was happening with the Specialized Enduro. We are officially launching the all-new Enduro 29 today and we want to share the information with you.

There are two main reasons we created the Enduro 29.

1. The Enduro scene is growing with many riders wanting the best bike that gives them confidence in the challenging terrain of this All-Mountain experience. Whether this means racing on the emerging Enduro World Series or seeking adventure in the mountains, the Enduro 29 is up to the task.

2. The Specialized way of making a 29er is unrivaled. We make the best 29ers because of our attention to detail & we bring riders what they want. A 29er in the
All-Mountain category was thought to be impossible because of the challenges with fit, geometry, & weight. But we have figured it out and it further propels our 29er story.

Look closely at the Enduro 29. We’ve engineered a production 29er with 155mm of rear wheel travel (and 150mm up front); while also specifically tuning our AUTOSAG-equipped FSR suspension to soak up big hits at speed, yet provide trail bike-like pedaling performance. The “X-Wing” frame features dialed All-Mountain 29 Geometry, chainguide mounts, and internal Command Post cable routing.

Enduro-style racing has grown in popularity across North America and Europe, and for good reason—the events are awesome! To conquer these physically demanding courses a rider needs an agile, mid-travel full-suspension machine that pedals efficiently for out-of-the-saddle sprints and uphill sections of trail, but has spot-on geometry for aggressive descending. Our all-new Enduros are designed to give these riders the ideal machine for these events, while taking the bike-choice guessing game out of the equation. The choice is Enduro—with a wheel size for every riding style.

This is very exciting for all of us at Specialized. We are dedicated to making the best bikes and equipment for riders while continuing to innovate to make that happen. The Enduro 29 embodies these ideas. The notion of a 29er like this was thought impossible but we knew this would benefit the riders and worked to bring this bike to reality.

The all-new Enduro 29 “X-Wing”-frame with dialed All-Mountain Geo, dynamic in-line suspension, internal Command Post routing, tapered head tube, tight wheelbase (only 6mm longer than the 26-inch Enduro), carbon PF30 bottom bracket, and 142+ dropouts.
FSR is the most successful high-performance suspension system, continually refined since 1993. Now
with AUTOSAG, a revolutionary SBC technology that automatically sets the proper sag and air pressure in the shock.  155mm travel at the rear and 150mm on the front.
Remote-activated, three-position mechanical 100mm or 125mm-drop seatpost with new internal cable routing and external air pressure valve.
All-new, hand-crafted Traverse SL 29 carbon wheelset with Zero Bead Hook technology and 142+ compatible rear hub spacing.