2018 Specialized Enduro Elite Carbon 27.5

C$6,149.95 C$4,699.99
Article code DBR135590
Wait—a long-travel trail bike that climbs well and goes hard on the trail? Yeah, we didn’t think it was possible either—until we designed the Enduro Elite.
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 It’s plenty stiff, nice and snappy, and with 27.5" wheels, it's super playful and descends like a bike possessed. Meet your new trail buddy, buddy.

Our quest was to create the perfect long-travel trail bike, and it all began with a close look at the geometry. Basically, we modernized it— slacking out the front end, lengthening the top tube, shortening the chainstays, and lowering the bottom bracket. All of this together makes the bike truly feel glued to the ground, and the platform is more responsive and capable than ever.

We then added some crucial bits to make your ride, well, better. We're talking stuff like integrated storage with a SWAT™ Door at the down tube, a triumphant return to a threaded bottom bracket, and internal cable routing with guides that makes cabling super easy. And to keep the weight down, the frame is constructed with our legendary, tough-as-nails X-Wing layout with a FACT 9m carbon fiber chassis and M5 alloy rear-end. To guarantee high degrees of "shredability," this material choice is greeted by 170mm of plush front and rear travel, plus a geometry that can be "adjusted" via a shock extension with a "low/high" setting.

For the build, this Enduro is packed with drool-worthy gear, like SRAM one-by 11-speed shifting, powerful Code R brakes, hand-built Roval wheels, and a Ohlins RXF 36 fork up front. And handling suspension duties out back, meanwhile, is the talk of the town rear shock, the RockShox Monarch Plus with our Rx All Mountain Tune.

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 27.5 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.

Featuring a three-chamber air spring, the Ohlins RXF 36 fork stays smooth and high in the travel without compromising bump absorption, traction, or stability. It also features low-speed and rebound adjustments, and sports 170mm of plush travel. SRAM's 11-speed GX serves up powerful and precise one-by shifting, so you can say goodbye to dropped chains and unnecessary grams.

SPECS

FRAME-FACT 9m carbon front chassis w/ Specialized M5 Aluminum rear end, X-Wing layout, All Mountain Geometry, SWAT Door integration, threaded BB, fully enclosed internal cable routing, ManFu link, oversized pivot bearings, alloy link and adjustable shock extension, 12x148mm dropouts, replaceable derailleur hanger, 170mm of travel

FORK-Ohlins RXF 36, 27.5, Single-Tube design, air spring w/ adjustable 3rd chamber, adjustable low-speed compression, adjustable rebound, 15x110mm thru-axle, 46mm offset, 170mm of travel

REAR SHOCK-RockShox Monarch Plus w/ AUTOSAG, 3-position compression adjust, rebound adjust, custom tune, 57.1x215.9mm

FRONT HUB-Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm spacing, 24h

REAR HUB-DT Swiss 350, Star Ratchet, 36t engagement, SRAM XD driver body, 12mm thru-axle, 148mm spacing, 28h

SPOKES- DT Swiss Revolution

RIMS- Roval Traverse 27.5, hookless alloy, 29mm inner width, 24/28h, tubeless ready

INNER TUBES-Standard, Presta valve

FRONT TIRE-Butcher, GRID casing, Gripton compound, 2Bliss Ready, 27.5 x 2.6"

REAR TIRE-Butcher, GRID casing, Gripton compound, 2Bliss Ready, 27.5 x 2.6"

CRANKSET-Race Face Aeffect alloy crank, 24mm spindle, 30t direct mount ring, 6000 series alloy CHAINRINGS-Steel, 30T

BOTTOM BRACKET-Threaded BB, 24mm spindle

SHIFT LEVERS-SRAM GX, trigger, 11-speed

REAR DERAILLEUR-SRAM GX, long cage, 11-speed

CASSETTE-SRAM XG 1150, 11-speed, 10-42t

CHAIN-KMC X11, 11-speed w/ Missing Link‚

FRONT BRAKE-SRAM Code R, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, metallic pads, 200mm rotor

REAR BRAKE-SRAM Code R, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, metallic pads, 180mm rotor

HANDLEBARS-Specialized DH, 7050 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 27mm rise, 800mm, 31.8mm clamp

GRIPS-Specialized Sip Grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness

STEM-Specialized Trail, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise

SADDLE-Body Geometry Henge Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm

SEATPOST-Command Post IRcc, 12-position micro-height adjustable, alien head design, bottom mount cable routing, remote adjust SRL lever, 30.9mm, S: 100mm, M/L/XL: 125mm of travel SEAT BINDER-Alloy, 38.6mm

GEOMETRY

  S M L XL
BB Drop 8.5mm 8.5mm 8.5mm 8.5mm
BB Height 350.5mm 350.5mm 350.5mm 350.5mm
BB Height, Low Setting 342.5mm 342.5mm 342.5mm 342.5mm
Bike Standover Height 749mm 759mm 772mm 786mm
Chainstay Length 433mm 433mm 433mm 433mm
Crank Length 170MM 170MM 170MM 170MM
Fork Length, Full 564mm 564mm 564mm 564mm
Fork Rake/Offset 46mm 46mm 46mm 46mm
Front Center 739mm 764mm 792mm 819mm
Handlebar Width 800mm 800mm 800mm 800mm
Head Tube Angle 65.5° 65.5° 65.5° 65.5°
Head Tube Angle, Low Setting 65mm 65mm 65mm 65mm
Head Tube Length 95mm 105mm 120mm 130mm
Reach 423mm 444mm 466mm 489mm
Saddle Width 143mm 143mm 143mm 143mm
Seat Tube Angle 76.9° 76.8° 76.6° 76.5°
Seat Tube Length 396mm 430mm 467mm 521mm
Seatpost Length 125mm 150mm 150mm 150mm
Stack 590mm 599mm 613mm 622mm
Stem Length 45MM 45MM 45MM 45MM
Top Tube Length, Horizontal 560mm 585mm 612mm 639mm
Trail 113mm 113mm 113mm 113mm
Wheelbase 1171mm 1197mm 1225mm 1252mm