This photo was posted by Troy Brosnan on his facebook page a few days ago. He is a DT Swiss sponsored athlete, and is riding EX471 Enduro rims at the race, but his bike was sporting these unreleased 650B Specialized wheels in this image
Over the past few World Cup races, Specialized team riders Troy Brosnan, Aaron Gwin, and Mitch Ropeleto, have ridden a wide assortment of bikes. From modified Enduro Evos sporting 650b wheels, to 29ers, and maybe even a Demo sporting a Boxxer with Ohlins internals.
For this weekend though, all three boys will be tackling the notoriously chunky Fort Williams track on Specialized Demos sporting 650b wheels. From the many photos we’ve seen floating around the internet, the bike looks to be fairly similar to the existing (or should we say outgoing?) model.
Is this just a ruse? Could Specialized have all new Demo in the works, or will the 650B Demo carry the same design language that has worked so well in the recent past? Let us know what you think in the comments.
Hop past the break to see a few more images of the bike…Whatever the wheel size is, it seems to be working out for Troy. He just posted this photo to his Facebook wall after finishing timed training in 2nd place! You can give his page a like here.