Specialized Enduro 29 – Update w/ Geo!

The Biggest 29er to Date

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February 27th, 2013

Specialized had a hard time keeping the Enduro 29er under wraps. Rumours had been tossed around for a while, with the general consensus being that the Big S would not delve into 650B and it was inevitable that we’d see a big wheeler bigger than the capable 130mm Stumpy Evo 29. Photos had surfaced over the past month and it was clear that we’d soon find out what was happening behind closed doors.

This morning, the internet caught fire with some imagery that preceded Specialized’s offical release. We jumped at the chance, but now we’ve got some more official data. The raw numbers: 155mm rear travel, 67.5º head angle, 430mm chainstay, three sizes in both aluminum and carbon. Under 28 pounds for an S-Works model.


The Enduro S-Works 29 does exist… relief!


A closer look at the seat tube and linkage. 75º effective seat tube, 69º actual seat post, making room for that 155mm of travel. On the right, the new Command Post IR.


The aluminum Enduro Comp 29 will be the first model available in the near future, with carbon models slated for arrival in late summer.


Enduro 29 geometry. Very slight differences in spec on the aluminum versions, no actual geo changes. Interesting to see the chainstay comparisons.

Bike Mag had a sneak peek; here’s their exclusive R&D interview with Jason Chamberlain:

Well, they said it couldn’t be done, and here we are…

  • craw
  • carbine275

    I wonder if they released this early because one of there prototype bikes that Brad Benedict was riding last week got ripped off in Santa Cruz last week.

  • syngltrkmnd

    Interesting. The numbers are intriguing, and I bet it rides well, but we mere mortals will have to stop and stare as a kitted out S-Works is going to tally up to five digits. That’s insane money. Bring on the Comps!

    That histogram makes the chainstay differences look at lot more significant than they really are. Meh.

  • cunningstunts

    wow, it even looks awesome, not that overly swoopy top tube. Craw, i think your baby avatar is drooling!

  • Dirk

    I love how everything written suggests as a given that shorter chain stays equals the best!!!

    Geometry is geometry. It all works together. Sometimes a bit extra length can be a good thing.

  • Jeff at the Bikeroom

    The specialized boys use to come ride the shore……looks like they need to make a trip

  • Eastieboy

    Carbine – that was not a real story about the stolen bike – just Specialized PR, and an attempt at viral video marketing… just sayin’…