With the all-new Enduro Elite 29/6Fattie, we're still scratching our heads—is it faster on the way up or the way down? But at this point, we're kind of like, "Who cares? This thing is fun as hell."
We gave it geometry features like a slacker front end, a longer top tube, short 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 cool 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 fibre chassis and M5 alloy rear end. And to ensure top-level performance on the descents, this material choice is greeted by 160mm of plush front and rear travel, plus geometry that can be adjusted via a shock extension with a low/high setting.
Handling suspension duties out back, meanwhile, is the talk of the town rear shock, the RockShox Monarch Plus with our Rx All Mountain Tune. And for the icing on the cake, we even made this Enduro to be compatible with our 6Fattie Wheel/Tyre system (wheels and tyres not included), so you'll always be ready for the trail ahead.
For the build, this Enduro is packed with drool-worthy gear, like powerful Code R brakes, hand-built Roval wheels, an Öhlins RXF 36 fork up front, and SRAM 1x11-speed shifting.
|FRAME||FACT 9m, X-Wing layout, carbon front chassis, M5 alloy rear end, 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, 160mm of travel|
|FORK||Öhlins RXF 36, 29/6Fattie, Single-Tube design, air spring w/ adjustable 3rd chamber, adjustable low-speed compression, adjustable rebound, 15x110mm thru-axle, 51mm offset, 160mm 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 29, hookless alloy, 29mm inner width, tubeless ready, 24/28h|
|FRONT TYRE||Butcher, GRID casing, Gripton compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.3"|
|REAR TYRE||Butcher, GRID casing, Gripton compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.3"|
|CRANKSET||RaceFace Aeffect alloy crank, 24mm spindle, 6000 series alloy|
|CHAINRING||Steel, 28T, DM|
|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|
|PEDALS||Specialized Platform, Cr-Mo, 9/16" spindle|
|BB Height, Low Setting||346mm||346mm||346mm||346mm|
|Bike Standover Height||763mm||769mm||781mm||799mm|
|Fork Length, Full||569mm||569mm||569mm||569mm|
|Head Tube Angle||66°||66°||66°||66°|
|Head Tube Angle, Low Setting||65.5°||65.5°||65.5°||65.5°|
|Head Tube Length||95mm||95mm||110mm||125mm|
|Seat Tube Angle||76.7°||76.7°||76.5°||76.3°|
|Seat Tube Length||396mm||430mm||467mm||521mm|
|Top Tube Length, Horizontal||559mm||584mm||611mm||637mm|