By now you have probably seen that Specialized has an all new Enduro. In an effort to make it the fastest Enduro ever, all of the bikes have moved to 29″ wheels and see increased travel from 160 to 170mm front and rear. To get all of the glorious tech details, check out the first post here. If you’ve already read through that one and you’re looking for models and pricing, you’ve come to the right place.
As usual, if you’re looking for the most exclusive, highest performing mode, look no further than S-Works. While all of the new Enduro frames feature carbon fiber front triangles and swing arms, the S-Works gets even more carbon with a full set of carbon suspension links. That removes about 250g from the frame weight – though the stiffness is the same as those with aluminum links.
Offered in Gloss Dove Gray or Satin Black tint, the S-works models top out just under 10 grand at $9,750. That gets you a Shimano XTR drivetrain (with Race Face Next R carbon crank) which is made possible by the fact that the Roval Traverse SL carbon wheels use a 54t DT Swiss Star Ratchet system – which means Micro Spline compatibility. A 170mm travel 44mm offset Fox Factory Float 36 & Float DHX2 shock with EVOL air sleeve and 2 position adjustment both feature Kashima to keep things buttery smooth. An MRP chain guide will keep the chain right where it’s supposed to be. XTR 4 piston brakes make sure the bike comes to a stop with 200/180mm rotors.While the drivetrain utilizes cables, the dropper does not – a 30.9 RockShox Reverb AXS cuts the cord. Other S-Works only features include a 35mm Roval Traverse SL Carbon riser bar that’s 800mm wide and a Deity Copperhead 35mm stem.
All of the Enduro models have moved to an ‘S’ sizing system with S2-S5 replacing the standard size names. This is because the frame sizing is now more flexible thanks to shorter seat tubes and the ability to choose your frame based on personal preference.
The S-Works Enduro in an S4 is the only complete we were able to weigh, but it came in at 31.68lbs (14.37kg) without pedals, and the frame weighed 7.91lbs (3.59kg) with all the hardware including a bottom bracket (no headset).
Dropping down to the Expert from the S-Works model results in a pretty massive price drop of more than $3k, with the Expert priced at $6,550. You lose the full carbon suspension linkage, but the aluminum links on this model are just as stiff. This model still uses a 170mm travel 44mm offset Fox 36 fork, but at the Performance level. The rear shock moves to a Float DPX2 Performance with the EVOL Air Sleeve and 3 position adjustment.
Both the Gloss Red Tint and Satin Cool Gray colors come equipped with SRAM X01 shifters and derailleurs but with GX Eagle cassette and chain. A SRAM Descendant Boost crank finishes the drivetrain. The Expert still runs carbon wheels but with the Roval Traverse carbon which feature the same 30mm inner width as the S-Work’s SLs. The Experts are slowed down with SRAM Code RSC 4 piston brakes with 200mm rotors, and dropper post duties are handled by the X-Fusion Manic.
The Enduro Elite drops the price down to $5,310 and changes to Rock Shox suspension, a lower GX/NX Eagle drivetrain, and aluminum Roval Traverse wheels.
This model is offered in Gloss White Mountains, or the strangely appealing Satin Dusty Lilac. It’s certainly an interesting color, but one that looks really good in person. Though if you’re looking for stealth, the Gloss White Mountains colorway has the least obvious branding of all of the frames.
Finally, even at the Comp level you’re still getting a full carbon frame with aluminum suspension links. This build again uses Rock Shox suspension but moves to a full SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain with an 11-50 cassette. Otherwise it’s pretty similar and still a solid build for $4,510.
Enduro S-Works Carbon Frame
If you’d rather build it yourself, the S-Works model is also available as a frame with a Fox Float Facory DHX2 rear shock.
Offered in three colors, the frame includes the rear axle, chainguide, seat clamp, and bottle cage for the SWAT door at $3,310.