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First Look: 2017 Specialized Enduro 650b and 29

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For well over a decade the Specialized Enduro has been among the pacesetters for the elusive do-it-all mountain bike. Today we're excited to show you the latest version, which sees a ground up redesign and the addition of some long awaited features. Listen in as we chat with Nate Riffle, Dylan Dunkerton, and Curtis Robinson about the things that make it great from the incredible riding destination that is the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia.

2017 Specialized Enduro Highlights

  • Built from the ground up in 650b (27.5) and 29/6Fattie versions
  • Updated X-Wing design with increased rear travel: 170mm on 650b, 165mm on 29/6Fattie
  • Multiple tire sizes possible: 650x2.3, 650x2.6 on the 650b frame // 29x2.3, 650x2.8, and 650x3.0 on the 29/6Fattie frame
  • All rear shocks are Rx All-Mountain tuned with the Öhlins STX22 on S-Works & Pro models
  • S-Works 29/6Fattie receives the Öhlins RXF 36 fork
  • FACT carbon chassis built with the downtube SWAT door
  • SWAT wraps keep tubes, pumps, CO2 cartridges and more in place and rattle-free
  • Internal routing with molded carbon tubes
  • All bottom brackets are threaded 73mm BB shells
  • All FSR linkage bearings are the same size and injected with grease from both sides
  • All models use Boost 110mm spacing forks and 148mm spacing rear ends
  • 34.9mm seat tube diameter hinting at future developments (currently uses shimmed 30.9mm post)
  • 1X specific framesets
  • S-Works 29 weighs in at a claimed 29-pounds (13.2kg)


The bike sees a number of updates for the new model year, including a major overhaul to the Enduro 29 with a 1.5-degree slacker headtube, steeper seat tube angles, shorter stack heights, longer reach values, and more sizing options across the board.

In Action

Join Enduro World Series shredders Jared Graves and Curtis Keene as they blaze a trail on the new rig:

Build Kits, Pricing and Availability

The new Enduro is available in four build kits (shown above in the 29-inch variety) or as a frame + shock combo (shown in 650b). S-Works and Pro models have full FACT 11m carbon frames, and the Elite Carbon has a carbon front chassis.

Every model comes with 1x gearing, GRID casing tires, 780mm handlebars, Command Post IRcc dropper, SRAM Guide brakes, Autosag, and 30mm internal width Traverse rims. 29/6Fattie models come spec’d with 29-inch wheels.

  • Comp Alloy: $3,000 USD
  • Elite Carbon: $4,400 USD
  • Pro Carbon: $6,500 USD
  • S-Works Carbon: $8,500 USD
  • S-Works Frame: $3,500 USD

Select models are available now. Visit or your local dealer for more details.

Photos by Harookz

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