A Day on Specialized S-Works Enduros 27

Brendan Fairclough, Curtis Keene and Brad Benedict hauling some serious all-mountain ass on new Specialized S-Works Enduro Carbon Bikes. The line between trail riding and full-on downhill shredding sure is getting fuzzy these days...especially when you're gapping 50-foot natural sections of trail!

Credit: Brantley / Schmitt / gordo
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  • Simon_Adcock

    11/5/2011 11:23 PM

    That was brilliant who would have thought that it is possible ,That footage ,those bikes,riders defying the rules.

  • bradleyjreece

    3/31/2011 8:50 PM

    Ridiculous. That's how to ride trails. I love it!

  • peterg

    3/7/2011 4:50 PM

    Is it really a 50ft gap? Does he say that? Gnarly gap none the less. Ive done 30fters on a 4x4 before, so 6x6.....

  • rye durr

    3/5/2011 11:42 AM

    50 foot hucks, s works XC lid, gotta be a specialized add.

  • universe

    3/5/2011 10:21 AM

    Do people seriously still argue about Taiwanese quality? I can't believe it.

  • iceman2058

    3/5/2011 10:21 AM

    They've actually gone and made that videoclip it into an ad now as well. Interestingly, they actually left the monster-huck even in the ad version. So they probably condone that type of riding on this bike now then.


    Brendan kills it! Always looking awesome on the bike.

  • tomgrundy

    3/5/2011 4:32 AM

    You would be surprised how many Downhill riders take to there XC bikes in winter and do the same gnarly hucks here in the UK

  • JCL

    3/4/2011 8:27 PM

    Just happy pills in general

    Come on Specialized are just a company like any other. Sure they're a bit of a marketing machine but the R&D guys are a great bunch. Yeah nobody is going to do 50ft hucks on their Enduro (is anyone but Brendan) but people aren't going to do 15ft drops to flat on a Mongoose in Spain either! I think the Enduro is one of the best 6x6 bikes on the market but I didn't watch that vid thinking 'what a great bike', but I was thinking Brendan is ridiculous

  • Big Bird

    3/4/2011 7:38 PM

    Can i get Specialized brand happy pills? Or should I buy made in the USA Foes brand happy pills?

  • jbones

    3/4/2011 6:11 PM

    thanks for the words of encouragement...happy pills..i could use some now....

  • JCL

    3/4/2011 6:08 PM

    Dude I've beat the shit out of my Enduro on the shitty Shore trails and haven't had a single issue.

    You need some happy pills

  • bturman

    3/4/2011 6:05 PM

    @jbones, that's a HUGE misconception you're expressing about products made in Taiwan. I think you'd be very surprised at how many reputable companies have their bikes made over there...

  • jbones

    3/4/2011 6:00 PM

    BTW, i had an 08 sworks ...enduro

  • jbones

    3/4/2011 5:56 PM

    @hefedelosjefes...sounds good dude...once you get tired of the specialized made in taiwan scam buy some real bikes....i hope you dont have any warranty issues...as far riding, just because someone gets paid to ride a bike, make changes to it as see fit, and then say its a great bike, is another scam....i think its called paid advertising....via sponsored athletes...no one doubts that sam or fairie are good riders....as far as you and I being like them is another story...it aint gonna happen on a specialized or anything else for that matter..unless you are a full time pro rider....now go huch a 50 footer on your enduro...hopefully you dont lay your frame down and void your warranty for the rear triangle...goodluck with that...

  • jefedelosjefes

    3/4/2011 5:19 PM

    So jbones... are we also not supposed to watch videos of Sam Hill killing it on his Demo 8 so people don't have to feel bad about how slow they are on theirs? The enduro is a straight killing machine. You'd better check yourself and start riding your bike so you can pull off sick maneuvers too.

  • sideshow

    3/4/2011 2:27 PM

    watching sick riding finished with a monstrous huck is always a good way to finish the week out.

  • jbones

    3/4/2011 12:02 PM

    specialized,try not to subtly and slickly induce the regular rider xc pop into believing that they can be little B Fairclough Fairieis by showing this gap on an enduro.. BFairie is a pro DH world ranked althlete....

  • JCL

    3/4/2011 11:38 AM

    Sorry I can't see the lip that enables Brendan to do a 50ft gap?


  • Adam_Schaeffer

    3/4/2011 10:49 AM

    Monster truckin that huck. That's real XC ridin right thur.

  • ballr

    3/4/2011 10:25 AM

    Me gusta mucho. Buen trabajo.

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