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2018 Specialized Enduro Elite 650b
Ok, we'll admit. We've been geeking out over the Enduro Elite 650b for a while now. We know that we made it and everything, but still, its design just kind of rules.
We gave it a geometry features 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 170mm of plush rear and 170mm front 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 Öhlins 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 650b 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 Öhlins 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.
|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|
|Front Tire||Butcher, GRID casing, Gripton compound, 2Bliss Ready, 27.5 x 2.6"|
|Rear Brake||SRAM Code R, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, metallic pads, 180mm rotor|
|Rear Hub||DT Swiss 350, Star Ratchet, 36t engagement, SRAM XD driver body, 12mm thru-axle, 148mm spacing, 28h|
|Seat Binder||Alloy, 38.6mm|
|Fork||Öhlins 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|
|RearShock||RockShox Monarch Plus w/ AUTOSAG, 3-position compression adjust, rebound adjust, custom tune, 57.1x215.9mm|
|Spokes||DT Swiss Revolution|
|Rims||Roval Traverse 27.5, hookless alloy, 29mm inner width, 24/28h, tubeless ready|
|Front Brake||SRAM Code R, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, metallic pads, 200mm rotor|
|Front Hub||Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm spacing, 24h|
|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™|
|Crankset||Race Face Aeffect alloy crank, 24mm spindle, 30t direct mount ring, 6000 series alloy|
|Bottom Bracket||Threaded BB, 24mm spindle|
|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||Body Geometry Henge Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm|
|Bar||Specialized DH, 7050 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 27mm rise, 800mm, 31.8mm clamp|
|Stem||Specialized Trail, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise|
|Grips||Specialized Sip Grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness|
|Pedals||Specialized Platform, Cr-Mo, 9/16" spindle|
|Tubes||Standard, Presta valve|
|Rear Tire||Butcher, GRID casing, Gripton compound, 2Bliss Ready, 27.5 x 2.6"|