Redesigned 2013 Specialized Enduro Spotted!

These photos of the yet to be released-redesigned 2013 Specialized Enduro recently began to circulate on pinkbike. The new CTD shock gives some credence to these images.

Whats different? The frame appears to be refined in order to reduce weight, and the shock linkage and hardware more closely resembles those found on the Stumpjumper.

Notice anything else? Let us know what you spy in the comments.

 

Comments

Rob - 07/09/12 - 3:22am

Someone fitted the Fox fork on backwards? Or maybe it’s a proto Fox fork with a rear arch!! lol.

Andrew durno - 07/09/12 - 5:19am

Forks seem to be on a bit backwards

Luka - 07/09/12 - 5:33am

Looks like they’ve improved handling and maneuverability!

The wheelbase is much shorter, 1st pic, 180° rotated fork :)

Jim - 07/09/12 - 5:59am

Back to front forks for 2013? Could be interesting. Try anything once – maybe..

John - 07/09/12 - 6:01am

No stealth mode dropper post. The seat-post collar now features an additional function to capture the line from the top of the post to the remote.

gringo - 07/09/12 - 6:05am

I spy yet another Specialized knock-off tire / copy of a successful brand who has invested money into their own designs.
specialized_tire_guy whould be an easy job I guess…

job description:
Identify leading tire models in the MTB, Road and Urban bike segments. Make copies close enough to fool Freds, but not so close that we get sued.

Phil - 07/09/12 - 7:08am

Not quite shure, but I think the black/orange bike with the blue decal in the second picture and behind the white Enduro in the first pic is in fact a Stumpjumper (new EVO carbon)? The color scheme on TT ST junction looks like a Stumpjumper, plus the big “Specialized” on the down tube would not fit on a Enduro frame. Maybe take this into consideration when spying new details…

satisFACTORYrider - 07/09/12 - 10:34am

damn you, clevis link!

Alan - 07/09/12 - 10:36am

Gringo, how many tires have similar tread designs today? A lot. But what about the things you can’t see, like the actual construction of the tire?

Mr. P - 07/09/12 - 11:05am

BB30
longer shock linkage
reversed the shock direction
new seat tube to BB junction (main pivot more back & up?)

P

Jeff - 07/09/12 - 12:17pm

Wheel size?
Hard to tell with the photo quality.

Alex - 07/09/12 - 1:02pm

Needs to have RS Stealth capability and a not-proprietary 2.5″ stroke shock otherwise no deal.

taylor - 07/09/12 - 2:05pm

29er you heard it here first

Dan - 07/09/12 - 2:23pm

Better watch out Manitou, Specialized will sue you for stealling their reverse arch design

The Coolest - 07/09/12 - 2:23pm

Wow, Alex. You are so right. I bet Specialized will now delay release until they have met your demands. They were never going to sell any of these without your modifications.

YOLO - 07/09/12 - 2:23pm

Those should be Specialized Puratory’s.

The Dude - 07/09/12 - 2:30pm

I’ll give them credit. this will be the 4th version that is ground up different since 2008? Their bikes are getting more annoying. Every year it is a ground up change. I can’t imagine what parts availability for the older ones is like. Granted I don’t own them, so not a problem I will have to worry about either.

Phil - 07/09/12 - 3:49pm

Not to annoy you… but again the black/orange bike is a Stumpjumper. Possible changes would only refer to the white bike> Enduro. Oh well, I will be quiet now…

earlybird - 07/10/12 - 2:53am

The black/orange/blue bike is indeed a SJ carbon EVO 29.

Dominik - 07/10/12 - 5:34am

I heard that there will be no more XL frames for the enduro in 2013. Is that true? I could not find the specialized customer support email adress, so i hope that somebody has some information about the enduro frame size for 2013. Thanks a lot, Dominik

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