So our enduro/XC team rider Tom Dunn was in two minds about wether to stick with his current 26 inch Specialized Enduro or change to the latest version available in 29 inch. Long story cut short, we got him a test bike and here we are, S-Works Enduro 29!
We used a mix of his old parts as well as some new to get his setup dialled and he is already really pleased. His second ride on this machine was the first gravity enduro race down at Newnham Park, which he rode to 8th/150. So its safe to say it was the right choice and will hopefully pick up some top results this year!
Check out the build below…
The frame is a FACT 11 carbon front triangle which is the highest grade carbon they make and an M5 rear triangle. Fitted with the new Cane Creek Double Barrel Air Trail Switch rear shock, internal routing dropper post and a matching sick coloured hyper green bottle cage.
Running the new revived Pikes at 160mm travel, super short 50mm Hope stem, Renthal bars at 750mm and Renthal medium compound push on grips wired on.
Shimano XT 1×10 drive chain, using a super quiet Straitline chain device. Currently running Zee cranks but may change to lighter XT cranks in the future.
Wheels are Hope Pro 2 EVO hubs (new 42t pickup freehub) on Stans Flow ZTR rims. Tyres currently running Specialized Butcher tubeless 2.3 wide.
Hard to see it covered in mud but Tom racing the S-Works Enduro to 8th place at Newnham Park.