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Introducing the New 2020 Enduro


- Bobby Ketchum

The all-new Specialized Enduro is a radically different animal for 2020, sporting a Demo-inspired chassis, more travel, and aggressive geometry that keeps you in control through the steepest and gnarliest of terrain. What should be terrifying speeds is utterly calm.

Demo-inspired chassis.

The new Enduro was inspired by the new Demo 29 that's already proven itself on the World Cup with multiple wins from Loic Bruni. With its shock low in the frame, the Enduro is super stable and planted through rough stuff. The main pivot was moved up and forward to give the rear axle an initial rearward path that doesn't get hung up on big impacts. And, with a carefully selected anti-squat, the Enduro bobs less when pedaling making it a better climber.

Only carbon. Only 29.

This new Enduro is all about speed, where 29" wheels excel. The full-carbon frame features the SWAT compartment for storing spares in the downtube, a creak-free threaded BB and painless internal cable routing. The shock is a trunnion mounted 205x60mm. The ridged chainstay protector, first pioneered on the new Stumpjumper, is super quiet on the trail. The S-Works model has top, middle and lower carbon links that save 250g.

More progressive leverage curve.

The new leverage curve, in red, is more supple early in its travel but doesn't flatten out near the end of travel. This ramp up gives the bike more bottom out resistance when you come up short or plow into big stuff.

More rearward axle path.

The new axle path, in red, is more rearward during key segments of the rear travel. This helps reduces rear wheel hang-up and allows the bike to maintain momentum through rough terrain.

Style-specific sizing.

The Enduro's sizing is different than the standard S/M/L/XL sizing. It's style-specific similar to the Demo and Stumpjumper Evo. Style-specific geometry has short seat tubes, low standover and short head tubes across all sizes, giving riders the ability to choose a size based on reach and wheelbase, rather than inseam length or height. Riders who prefer the more nimble handling of a short wheelbase can size down whereas riders who prefer the stability of a longer wheelbase can size up. Style-specific geo gives riders more options.

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