Now in 650b: Introducing the 2015 Specialized Enduro 11

For 2015 the well-regarded Specialized Enduro will be available in both 29-inch and 650b wheel sizes. The move to 650b was made because it's a "bigger, better wheel" for trail, all-mountain, and enduro race use.

The 650b model features a new rear triangle, but makes use of the existing 26-inch front triangle mold. Specialized says they were able to achieve the geometry they were after using this configuration without compromise, and the numbers look good. With 165mm of travel, a 65.5-degree headtube angle, 422mm chainstays, and 352mm bottom bracket height, the new bike is ready to rally.

Now in 650b: Introducing the 2015 Specialized Enduro

Both the Enduro 29 (above) and 650b are available in four models. The top-of-the-line S-Works version has a FACT 11m IS-X Carbon frame.

Now in 650b: Introducing the 2015 Specialized Enduro

A 160mm RockShox Pike comes standard on all models, as do the Roval Traverse Fattie wheels. The new Rovals feature a massive 30mm internal width andZero Bead Hook technology.

The Cane Creek DBair Inline air shock replaces the DBair CS on most models, providing more clearance inside the frame while retaining the full range of low and high-speed compression and rebound adjustments. The aluminum Comp model will continue to use a FOX Float CTD with Autosag.

Also new to the Enduro for 2015 is the Slaughter tire. Created in the name of speed, the Slaughter offers riders a super fast rolling, low profile tire that still has tall side knobs for reliable bite in corners.

Because the bike uses a 1X drivetrain which frees up bar space, Specialized's three position Command Post IR dropper seatpost gets a new Single Ring Lever (SRL). The lever will be available on aftermarket posts as well.

The S-Works model features a SRAM XX1 drivetrain with Specialized S-Works carbon cranks. The cranks have an integrated spider that accepts a 30-tooth chainring minimum.

The new Specialized Henge saddle also makes it onto the bike for 2015. It features a wider cutout, low friction material on the sides, and comes in two widths.

2015 Specialized Enduro Highlights

  • 29-inch or 650b wheel size
  • FSR technology provides 155/165mm of rear travel
  • In-line suspension
  • FACT IS X-Frame
  • Tapered head tube
  • Carbon PF30 BB
  • 142+ dropouts
  • Roval Traverse Fattie Wheels with 30mm internal width
  • Internal dropper post routing
  • Command Post IR dropper with new SRL lever
  • Available in four models

Geometry

Note that the 650b model will be available in Small, Medium, and Large sizes and the 29 in Medium, Large, and XL.

2015 Models

  • S-Works Carbon USD $9,300
  • Expert Carbon USD $6,600
  • Elite USD $4,900
  • Comp USD $3,600

For more details visit www.specialized.com. You can also catch 26 photos of the new bikes up close and in action in this gallery.

Photos by Dan Barham, Ryan Cleek and Specialized.

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11 comments
  • astrizzle

    7/15/2014 8:10 AM

    bout freakin time!!! i better start saving my pennies!!

  • kev.1n

    7/14/2014 3:42 PM

    so... this is really the beginning of the extinction of 26s isn't it

  • Nicholast

    7/15/2014 7:17 AM

    Beginning? The switch from 26 to 27.5 is in full swing. I would say the beginning started 18+ months ago when bike manufacturers bought into the advantages of larger hoops, but struggled implementing them while maintaining reasonable geometry and travel. 27.5 allows them to get a little bit of both.

    I'm stoked to see Specialized is sticking with their position that wheel size should be roughly scaled to rider size. I agree with that theory.

  • cantaloupe

    7/14/2014 8:01 AM

    No more enduro evo?!?!?!

  • bturman

    7/14/2014 2:49 PM

    This feature details only the standard Enduro model. The EVO and SX will continue to exist.

  • cebe

    7/14/2014 11:47 PM

    enduro evo will be 650b, only one model. status will be 26 and also only one model. and theres no SX...

  • goride

    7/24/2014 9:00 PM

    There will be two Enduro EVO models for 2015: comp and expert, both 650b. Status will be 26 and in two models. The Enduro SX will be produced for 2015.

  • cebe

    7/24/2014 11:45 PM

    then there is a difference between Slovenia (Europe?) and your country...

  • connnordoll21

    7/14/2014 7:10 AM

    Does any one know if they will also have the evo in 27.5 and keep the ohlins shock?

  • SaddleRags

    7/14/2014 10:05 AM

    Yes to both would be my guess. I'm interested to see what fork will match the 170 or 180mm rear travel.

  • cebe

    7/14/2014 11:46 PM

    enduro evo will be also 650b, with ohlins and boxxer team 180mm.

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