First Look: 2013 Specialized Enduro Expert EVO - Now Bigger And Badder 16

Does this look like a fun bike or what? The new Enduro Expert EVO replaces the SX Trail in Specialized's 2013 lineup.

Out back, the super adjustable Cane Creek Double Barrel coil shock has been customized to fit Specialized's "wishbone" link. Travel has been increased to 180mm.

Slack angles and a burly Fox fork combine to keep it steady on the steeps.

It's also available in the base Enduro EVO model shown here, which features a toned-down build kit that's still plenty capable.

There's a lime green version, too.

Some parts carry over from last year's model, while others get a big upgrade, including the Kashima-coated 180mm Fox 36 Van RC2 fork.

A SRAM Type 2 rear derailleur, Avid X0 Trail brakes, and dual ring Gamut guide round out the build nicely. Expect to see this rig on some crazy adventures under Specialized's riders.

Complete Enduro EVO and Enduro Expert EVO models should be available later this year in the $3000 to $6000 range. Check out <u><b><a href="http://www.Specialized.com" target="_blank">www.Specialized.com</a></b></u> for more details.

You've seen the 2013 Enduros, but have you seen this new ride? Specialized introduced us to the revamped Enduro Expert EVO at Crankworx. They bumped up the travel from 160 to 180mm for the new year, making it even more capable of tackling any terrain, including rough DH courses. Here's the key though - with the build they spec'd you could likely pedal it back UP for another lap. - Photos by Dave Trumpore
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16 comments
  • matt.paulson.33

    11/6/2012 6:32 PM

    I just drooled on my keyboard!

  • GeorgeGorritti

    8/25/2012 3:51 PM

    Me sorprende que no tienen una versiĆ³n de carbono.

  • carbonmsc

    8/22/2012 9:04 PM

    Is the first pic a real picture or a render on a CAD program?

  • Reality Check

    8/22/2012 10:45 AM

    Sweet, another bike with a total pain in the ass shock mount. I bet it's like the SXT where you could literally only run one shock on it.

  • ibeaver

    8/22/2012 9:36 AM

    so it seems this frame is slightly different than the 160 enduro frame or am I stupid? 65 head tube vs 66.5. so they are not the same front triangle with only a different shock/ linkage... so I can't build a carbon frame to have 180 in the rear.
    so why the same name, should have just kept the old name and called it "new".

  • Mr. P

    8/22/2012 9:54 AM

    The SXT started it's life as part of the Enduro family. This iteration is more of an all arounder (like the Enduro) than the very park or FR specific last gen SXT.

    P

  • Daniel_Goss

    11/2/2012 3:17 PM

    The rear linkage is different and the fork has more travel, therefore more travel and a slacker HT, the front triangle is identical to the enduro models since '11. My SX Trail has a front derailleur cuz it is steep where I live, it pedals everywhere! I think my '11 SX will be lighter as the frame isn't much heavier and I got a Float 180 RC2 instead of the VAN, 2.5 stick-e tires, reverb post, NO CARBON FIBER, 34.7 lbs!

  • Arcturus214

    8/22/2012 8:49 AM

    I'm surprised they don't have a carbon version.

  • Studson

    9/22/2012 3:07 PM

    They do. They just didn't show it in this video/ slide show.

  • BiD

    8/22/2012 6:01 AM

    nonsense to me to define this bike an "enduro"..Stumpjumper evo will be the one you'll see at enduro races

  • cofattire

    8/23/2012 5:45 PM

    The enduro model dates back more than a decade. Enduro racing has been popular in the US for a year or so. Obviously the name "enduro" has nothing to do with present day enduro racing.

  • N'Duro

    8/22/2012 6:46 AM

    Agree with the first part. But the second? Unless you talk about races in US or UK, you might be well wrong. But Specialized as well: 160 mm with air shock is the key! in other word, the "standard" and well named Enduro!

  • TimBud

    8/22/2012 4:42 AM

    Wow that looks pretty awesome, I just don't understand why its not singlering.

  • cizerleuros

    8/22/2012 5:32 AM

    but exactly this is awsome that it haves 2 rings in front, that is my opinion

  • woodybepierced

    8/22/2012 8:36 AM

    I would rock the new sram 1x11 on that bad boy for sure!

  • iceman2058

    8/22/2012 4:16 AM

    Say what you will about the big S, they have some prettttty dialled rides right now.