Specialized Enduro 2020
We are excited to announce the all new Specailized Enduro! Redesigned from the ground up the new Enduro promises to be faster, more stable and smoother over all terrains.
Gone is the X-wing frame design of the older Enduro, this frame features the same design as the new Demo 29 frame that is currently dominating on the world cup downhill circuit.
The new Enduro boasts a massive 170mm of travel front and rear, all new geometry and bigger wheels. All this adds up to the fastest Enduro Specialized have ever released.
If speed is your objective then you want a bike that won’t get hung up on ruts or square edged bumps, what you want is a bike with a main pivot that is placed more forward minimising rear wheel hang ups transferring that energy into the suspension where it belongs and not into the riders arms and legs.
The suspension has had an overhaul on both ends of the spectrum small-bump sensitivity has been improved by tweaking the leverage curve and increasing the progressive stroke early in the travel allowing for a nice ramp at the end of the stroke. Meaning you won’t blow through your travel when riding hard or coming up short on a jump.
The new Enduro defies what you think you know about big travel bikes, allowing you to pedal flat out of a corner or sprint through a flat section. By raising the bikes instant centre this in turn boosts the bikes anti squat value by 40% over the previous offerings, and that is even in its current longer travel form.
What’s more, the Enduro’s new design maintains a more consistent degree of anti-squat (and pedaling efficiency) no matter what gear you’re in or where you are in the travel.
The new linkage places the shock mass as low and centred as possible giving the bike an incredibly planted and confident ride feel. This low and stable ride means you can carry speed through rough sections and really put the power through the pedals when it counts.
Specialized don't want the stiffest frame possible they set out to make the most balanced chassis possible offering the perfect amount of stiffness while keeping the bike as light as possible so Carbon really was a no brainer for this.
The frame is tuned to offer just the right amount of front to rear stiffness, too much flex in the front and the bike will steer poorly, too much stiffness in the rear and the back end will not track well in corners. It is all about the perfect balance which is something Specialized have found with the all new Enduro’s Rider-First™ carbon lay-up tweaked to work on every frame size so everyone can enjoy that sweet spot no matter which frame size you go for.
You want speed and less rolling resistance? Then 29er is the way to go and that’s exactly what Specialized have done with the new Enduro.
Bigger wheels maintain momentum better especially over rough terrain which is why the new Enduro rolls exclusively on 29 inch wheels.
Giving the bike the long, low and slack treatment improves control on steep descents and at speed. add to that a steepened seat angle to improve the bikes pedalling position and a shortened seat post tube for longer dropper posts. The result is a bike that handles predictably even over rough stuff.
And one of the biggest changes for the Enduro is Style-Specific Sizing which allows you to chose your frame size based on your riding style instead of your height. Want a more playful, shorter wheelbase? Size down. Want more stability at speed? Size up.
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