Enduro means pedaling up climbs, then charging wide open and getting rowdy on the downs; Specialized's Enduro Expert Carbon 650B is tailor made to do just that. This ride shreds trail with a 160mm Pike RC fork up front and 165mm of rear travel deftly handled by an Ohlins shock, yes that Ohlins from the moto world. When it's time to climb back up and do it again, a FACT carbon mainframe and FSR rear suspension boasts a huge amount of traction paired with efficiency. Like all longer-travel bikes should, the Expert has a remote-actuated Command Post dropper post and 2.3-inch wide, tubeless-ready tires so you can ease off the SRAM Guide RS brakes and let the properly wide Roval Traverse wheels trounce terra firma. With or without gravity's assistance, a pro-level SRAM X01 11-speed drivetrain lays down your power and the big, red S's own bar, stem, and renowned Body Geometry saddle continue the enduro theme perfectly.
Specialized's FSR suspension offers plush travel, incredible control, unbeatable traction and an overall awesome ride because it's completely unaffected by pedaling and braking forces. This design also eliminates "bobbing" for optimum climbing and acceleration.
Specialized's FACT (Functional Advanced Composite Technology) carbon frames and components are made from the finest materials and utilize a unique manufacturing process that creates amazing durability, awesome efficiency and super-low weight.
|Frame||Specialized FACT IS-X 11M-carbon w/M5-aluminum rear triangle, 165mm travel, 142x12mm thru-axle|
|Fork||RockShox Pike RC 29, 160mm travel w/15mm thru-axle, tapered steerer|
|Rear Shock||Ohlins, single tube, 3rd Chamber air spring|
|Rims/Wheels||Roval Traverse 650B, 29mm wide|
|Spokes||DT Swiss Revolution|
|Tires||Specialized; Front: Butcher Control 650B x 2.3; Rear: Slaughter Control 650B x 2.3|
|Crankset||SRAM S-2200, carbon|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X01, Type 2|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM X01, 11-speed: 10-42|
|Handlebars||Specialized Demo, aluminum|
|Tape/Grips||Specialized Sip Grip lock-on|
|Stem||Specialized XC, aluminum|
|Brake Levers||SRAM Guide RS, hyraulic|
|Brakes||SRAM Guide RS, 200/180mm rotors|
|Saddle||Body Geometry Henge Expert, Ti rails|
|Seatpost||Specialized Command Post IRcc dropper post w/remote|