Specialized 2017 Enduro 650b Elite Carbon
Ok, we'll admit. We've been geeking out over the all-new Enduro Elite Carbon 650b for a while now. We know that we made it and everything, but still, it's new design just kind of rules. We gave it a whole new geometry, with a slacker front end, a longer top tube, even shorter chainstays, and a lower bottom bracket. All of this together makes the bike truly feel glued to the ground, and the platform is more responsive and capable then ever. We even added some brand new bits, like integrated storage with a SWAT™ Door at the down tube, and made "old" new again by making a triumphant return to a threaded bottom bracket. To keep the weight down, the frame is constructed with our legendary X-Wing layout with a FACT 9m carbon fiber chassis and M5 alloy rear end. And to ensure top-level performance on the descents, this material choice is greeted by 170mm of plush travel at both the front and rear. And handling suspension duties out back is the talk of the town rear shock, the RockShox Monarch Plus with our Rx Trail Tune. For the build, this Enduro is packed with drool-worthy gear, like SRAM one-by 11-speed shifting, powerful Guide R brakes w/ S4 calipers, hand-built Roval wheels, and a RockShox Lyrik RC fork up front.
- The frame has an X-Wing layout with a FACT 9m carbon chassis and an M5 alloy rear end. Together, these elements combine to form the perfect balance of low weight, responsive handling, and unparalleled strength. It's also been built off our 650b Geometry in order to provide an aggressive, well-rounded ride. And with internal Command Post IR routing, a return to a threaded bottom bracket, and an integrated SWAT™ Door at the down tube, you get a bike that's clean, dependable, and ready for anything that the trail has to offer.
- A RockShox Lyrik RC fork puts out a 170mm of plush travel. It has all of the features the trail demands, like a 15mm Maxle Ultimate thru-axle, 110mm spacing, and stiff 35mm Fast Black upper tubes. It's also compatible with 6Fattie wheels & tires for the occassions where traction reigns supreme.
- SRAM's 11-speed GX serves up powerful and precise one-by shifting, so you can say goodbye to dropped chains and unecessary grams