Yep, looks like the venerable Specialized Enduro is getting some big wheels… Here is the official word from the Big S:
There are two main reasons we created the Enduro 29.
1. The Enduro scene is growing with many riders wanting the best bike that gives them confidence in the challenging terrain of this All-Mountain experience. Whether this means racing on the emerging Enduro World Series or seeking adventure in the mountains, the Enduro 29 is up to the task.
2. The Specialized way of making a 29er is unrivaled. We make the best 29ers because of our attention to detail & we bring riders what they want. A 29er in the All-Mountain category was thought to be impossible because of the challenges with fit, geometry, & weight. But we have figured it out and it further propels our 29er story.
This is very exciting for all of us at Specialized. We are dedicated to making the best bikes and equipment for riders while continuing to innovate to make that happen. The Enduro 29 embodies these ideas. The notion of a 29er like this was thought impossible but we knew this would benefit the riders and worked to bring this bike to reality.
Thats an extremely big call saying that Specialized make the best 29ers. I think their marketing dude needs to get out more. There’s some damn good bikes out there that make the claim a load of BS.
Ridden it, loved it, nothing else like it.