Specialized Enduro 29″

I bought a bike!

Back in Australia, back in the day, I had a Specialized P3 which I used for some downhill riding. I sold that eventually in San Francisco, after years of not really using it (it’s not a practical city-bike, and I didn’t have easy access to get out and mountain bike with it). When I moved to New York I bought a Cannondale Bad Boy 9, which was a much better choice for in the city. Fast forward a few years, and living in Denver means I’m close to mountains and a bunch of world-class downhill riding. In 2016 I picked up a Motobecane Boris X9 fatbike, which was fun, but pretty impractical.

Ever since getting the Boris, I’ve been itching to get a “real” bike and get back out there. With a fat tax return coming my way, I was feeling cashed up and spendy, so last weekend I jumped on Craigslist (again), and found myself a sweet bike. I managed to get around and see it the next day, and bought it on the spot.

The bike is a Specialized Enduro Comp29/6 Fattie, with a bunch of modifications. I bought it from a guy who works in a bike shop, so he’d built it up, but never actually ridden it on a trail, so it’s brand new. Here’s an attempt at a breakdown of the modifications.

Stock Mine
Drivetrain
Chain SRAM PC-1110, 11-speed w/PowerLink
Crankset RaceFace Aeffect, 6000-series alloy, 24mm spindle, 52mm chainline, 28T SRAM Eagle GX 32t chainring
Shift Levers SRAM NX, 11-speed, trigger
Cassette SRAM XG-1150, 11-speed, 10-42t SRAM Eagle GX, 10-50t
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX, long cage, 11-speedSUSPENSION
Suspension
Fork RockShox Yari 29/27.5+, Solo Air, rebound & compression adjust, 15x110mm Maxle Ultimate thru-axle, 160mm travel 170 MRP ramp control
Rear Shock RockShox Monarch Plus, Rx All-Mountain Tune, AUTOSAG, rebound and 3-position compression adjust, 216x57mm Rear link changed to 2018 flip-chip system, configured in low setting
Wheels
Front Hub Specialized disc, alloy, sealed cartridge bearings,15x110mm thru-axle, 24h
Rear Hub Specialized disc, alloy, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h
Inner Tubes 29×1.75/2.4″”, 60mm Presta valve Tubeless
Spokes DT Swiss Industry, stainless, 3x, 2.0″”
Rims Roval Traverse 29, hookless alloy, 29mm inner width, 24/28h, tubeless ready DT Swiss m1700 29″, 54t star ratchet
Front Tire Butcher, GRID casing, 29×2.3″”, 60TPI, Aramid folding bead, 2Bliss Ready Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5×29
Rear Tire Slaughter, GRID casing, 29×2.3″”, 60TPI, Aramid folding bead, 2Bliss ReadyCOCKPIT Maxxis Ardent 2.4×29
Cockpit
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 travel
Stem Specialized Trail, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise Truvativ 50mm
Handlebars Specialized DH, 6061 alloy, 6-degree upsweep, 8-degree backsweep, 27mm rise, 780mm width
Grips Specialized Sip Grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thicknessBRAKES
Brakes
Front Brake SRAM Guide R, hydraulic disc, organic pads, Guide S4 4-piston caliper, 200mm rotor TRP Quadiem (TRP splined rotor)
Rear Brake SRAM Guide R, hydraulic disc, organic pads, Guide S4 4-piston caliper, 180mm rotorACCESSORIES TRP Quadiem (TRP splined rotor)
Accessories
Pedals Resin Test Ride w/toe clipsFRAMESET OneUp Poly
Tools OneUp EDC
Frameset
Seat Binder Specialized, alloy, 2-bolt, 27.2mm
Frame M5 alloy, X-wing layout, All-Mountain Geometry, threaded BB, internal cable routing, ManFu link, oversized pivot bearings, 12x148mm dropouts, replaceable derailleur hanger, 165mm of travel

I’ve already had it out for a couple of rides, and am getting used to bigger wheels, lots of suspension, a dropper post (love it!), and a long wheelbase (awesome for bridging gaps, less awesome for tight turns). Overall I’m stoked to be able to get out there and ride the beautiful Colorado countryside.

What do you think?