Specialized Enduro Mountain Bike Review

4.80 out of 5
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Specialized Enduro SL Pro
Specialized Enduro SL Comp FSR
Specialized Enduro SL Expert
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Specialized Enduro Expert Evo
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Specialized Enduro Comp 650b

February 16, 2018
Model/Year: Specialized Enduro Comp 29 2017

Pros: Great suspension travel and response.

Cons: Brakes could be a little better.

Recommendation: Definitely worth the money. I LOVE this bike. It has definitely stepped up my comfort and speed having this bike.

March 28, 2016
Model/Year: S-Works Enduro 2016

Pros: Weight, Strength, travel, STX22 and it's all black.

Cons: Price, price, price

Recommendation: I'm far faster with it vs El Guapo.

December 28, 2015
Model/Year: 2015 29 expert size L

Pros: Very plush, climbs extremely well for 160mm travel, 30mm inside diameter wheels make for large volume tires, very little pedal bob with shock open, fork and shock are a great combination, light for its ability and just wants to go fast.

Cons: 30T front chain ring a bit tall for me, grips are horrible, seat is just ok, Butcher front tire is ok but weak side walls, Slaughter rear tire is even thinner side walls, difficult to set up Cane Creek InLine shock but awesome once set! Bottom Bracket was not installed well. The wheels will not last if ridden hard especially for a heavier rider. When you break the rear wheel and need to replace it, you will probably not find the specked 142 wheel in something more durable. Putting a 135 hub spec with 142x12 adaptors on it will through the chain line off by 2mm causing the chain to unwrap off the granny gear pedaling backwards on occasion.

Recommendation: This is a great bike once I did the following; Maxxis Ardent EXO TR 29X2.4 tires front and rear, new grips, new seat, 28T direct drive front chain ring, crank protectors and a durable set of wheels.

July 24, 2015
Pros: Essentially bomb proof. Rides rock shox pike very smooth and adjustable delivers excellent comfort and ride 29er, rolls over anything any time and rides like a downhill on the decent

Cons: Give me one

Recommendation: perfection

May 2, 2014
Model/Year: 2012 Enduro Evo

Pros: Great DH

Cons: a little heavy @ 32 lbs. but hey its mainly a DH bike.

Recommendation: Get one.

January 19, 2011

September 5, 2010
Pros: Climbs pretty well for a 6" bike

Cons: None so far

Recommendation: Nice, plush, slack, 6" decender. Shrink the fork and she climbs extremely well still. Does everything well, like the "swiss army knife" of mountain bikes

June 23, 2010
Pros: Suspension, Sram components, avid elixor brackes.

Cons: Tires have thin sidewalls. Issue with pressure in rear break, I think its a warranty item. I have to pump the brake to get pressure sometimes.

Recommendation: I have been riding on this bike for close to 4 months, step up from a rockhopper. I love this bike. Drop the front suspension down for climbing and open it up for the downhill. This bike definately climbs well and descends better. I would ditch the tires first chance and the grips wear quick. I'm gonna send in the break lever for warranty over the winter. Overall I love this bike and have really nothing bad to say about it.

June 23, 2010
Pros: Lightweight and good performing. Shifting worked great. Rear suspension worked great

Cons: The model i tested had the Futureshock 150 triple clamp. Not a good shock. Generated play early

Recommendation: Decent riding bike. The newest version fixes the problem with the front shock. Good bike which is good choice for a do all bike

September 8, 2009
Pros: Very light, Suspension system is very good once set to your spec. Climbs better then my hard tail.

Cons: Changed out hanle bars to narrow for a taller person.

Recommendation: I would recommend this bike to anyone who wants a do it all bike. I use for free ride and cross country. It takes the beating and keeps wanting more. Love this bike.