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2016

Specialized Enduro Expert Carbon 650b

Specialized Enduro 2016

Enduro

At a glance

The 2016 Specialized Enduro Expert Carbon 650b is an Enduro Carbon mountain bike. It has RockShox suspension and a SRAM drivetrain. The bike is part of Specialized's Enduro range of mountain bikes.

You know your riding style, and it consists of going as big as possible. Sure, you might take the occasional lift or shuttle, but your style necessitates being able to ride up the mountain while still maintaining the flickable manners of a mini-DH bike. This is where the Enduro FSR Expert Carbon 650b come in. To keep the weight down for both climbing and handling, the frame is constructed from our top-tier FACT IS-X 11m carbon fibre. This material comes with the added benefit of being incredibly stiff, which is balanced out by our nimble 650b Geometry’s roomy top tube, short chainstays, slack head tube, and longer wheelbase.

Add it all up, and you get a lively ride that’s incredibly responsive on both climbs and descents. And to further ensure top-level performance on the way down, this geo is mated with 160mm of plush travel up front and 165mm at rear. Handling suspension duties out back is the revolutionary, air-sprung Öhlins single tube rear shock. And for the build, the Enduro spares no expense at hitting the pinnacle of performance, with a mix of SRAM X1 and X01 for shift and drivetrain duties, powerful Guide RS brakes, hand-built Roval wheels, and the venerable RockShox Pike RC 650b fork. There’s nothing that this bike isn’t ready for.

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Specifications

Frameset
  • Frame
    FACT IS-X 11m carbon, 650b geometry, FACT carbon front triangle, M5 rear triangle, tapered head tube, PF30 BB, internal Command Post IR routing, 142mm dropouts, full cartridge bearing pivots, replaceable derailleur hanger, 165mm travel
  • Fork
    RockShox Pike RC 650b, Solo Air spring, 160mm travel, compression adjust, rebound adjust, tapered steerer, 42mm offset, 15mm Maxle Ultimate thru-axle
  • Shock
    Öhlins, single tube, 3rd Chamber air spring technology, adjustable compression & rebound damping, 215.9x57.2mm
Wheels
  • Hubs
    [F] Roval Traverse, 15/20mm thru-axle, 24h [R] Roval Traverse 142+, SRAM XX1 driver body, 12mm thru-axle, 28h
  • Wheels
    Roval Traverse 650b, alloy, disc, 29mm inner width, 24/28H
  • Spokes
    DT Swiss Revolution
  • Tires
    [F] Specialized Butcher Control, 60TPI, 2Bliss Ready, folding bead, 650bx2.3"" [R] Specialized Slaughter Control, 60TPI, 2Bliss Ready, folding bead, 650bx2.3""
Drivetrain
  • Chain
    SRAM PC-X1 chain, PowerLock, 11-speed
  • Crank
    Custom SRAM S-2200, carbon, PF30 spindle, 30T, 94mm BCD spider
  • Bottom Bracket
    SRAM PF30, OS press-in bearings
  • Rear Derailleur
    SRAM X01 rear derailleur, X-Horizon, 11-speed
  • Shifters
    SRAM X1, 11-speed, trigger
  • Cassette
    SRAM X01 cassette, 11-speed, 10-42t
  • Pedals
    Resin Test Ride Pedals with toe clips, CEN std.
Components
  • Brakeset
    [F] SRAM Guide R lever, hydraulic disc, metallic pads, Guide RS caliper, 200mm Centerline rotor [R] SRAM Guide RS lever, hydraulic disc, metallic pads, 180mm Centerline rotor, Guide S4 caliper
  • Handlebar
    Specialized Demo, 7050 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 25mm rise, 800mm, 31.8mm clamp
  • Saddle
    Body Geometry Henge Expert, hollow titanium rails, 143mm
  • Seatpost
    Command Post IRcc, cruiser control technology, micro-adjust height adjustable, alien head design, bottom mount cable routing, remote adjust SRL lever, 30.9mm, S: 100mm of travel, M/L/XL: 125mm
  • Stem
    Specialized Trail, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise

FAQ

Q: What size 2016 Specialized Enduro Expert Carbon 650b should I get?

After measuring your height, use the size chart below to find the typical Specialized Enduro Expert Carbon 650b size for your height. Remember that these sizes are a general guide and bike sizes can vary between riders and bikes. The best way to find your size is to go for a test ride.

Rider Height (cm)Rider Height (in)Frame Size
148cm - 158cm4'10" - 5'2"XS
158cm - 168cm5'2" - 5'6"S
168cm - 178cm5'6" - 5' 10"M
178cm - 185cm5'10" - 6'1"L
185cm - 193cm6'1" - 6'4"XL
193cm - 198cm6'4" - 6'6"XXL

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