Specialized Enduro Expert EVO All Mountain Full Suspension

4.33/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $2750.00

Product Description

  • Frame: M5 alloy, fully manipulated frame
  • Fork: Fox 36 Van R, coil spring
  • Stem: Specialized XC, 3D forged alloy
  • Brake Levers: Custom Avid Elixir R CR SL
  • Shift Levers: SRAM X.9, 10-speed, aluminum trigger

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by c25porter a Weekend Warrior from Lynnwood, WA, US

Date Reviewed: December 22, 2011

Strengths:    Great spec from the factory, already has all of the little changes I would have done.

Weaknesses:    Fork, good fork, but not on par with the rest of the bike. I got a Lyrik DH Solo Air and now it is set. Price, not more than others, actually compared it is a good deal, but it is hard to say that $4500 is a good deal for a mountain bike!

Bottom Line:   
If you ride more free-ride and trail then anything else and do it on one bike, then this bike rips. It pedals pretty well and carves and absorbs when you point it down hill. There is more bob to the pedaling, but you are rewarded when you point it down hill.
Bottom line if you are always looking for a hip or a jump while riding single track, this bike is for you. If your goal is to be the fastest on the trail, this isn't the bike for you.

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Favorite Trail:   Duthie Hill Seimper Dirticus

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Purchased At:   Used

Similar Products Used:   Trek Remedy, Norco Range, Giant Reign, Santa Cruz Nomad...

Bike Setup:   Stock except the Lyrik DH up front

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by benjamin a Weekend Warrior from New Zealand

Date Reviewed: October 30, 2011

Strengths:    Solid build, good all mountain geometry, plush shock and fork, 2012 X0 brakes have good modulation. Command post works a treat for uphill. Wide bars are great. 2 x 10 grearing and carbon cranks are awesome.

Weaknesses:    Rims seem a bit light but still running true for now

Bottom Line:   
So far this seems like the perfect bike for hitting the bike parks and still being able to head out for a mornings flowing single track without too much penalty.

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Favorite Trail:   Whistler

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $4000.00

Purchased At:   Mt Eden Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Santa cruz bullit and VP Free

Bike Setup:   Stock 2012 Expert EVO

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by specialEndoEvo a Cross Country Rider from Austin, Texas, U.S.A.

Date Reviewed: May 24, 2011

Strengths:    Handles Great! Plush ride, ample stopping power, great seat post, tires grip like fly on flypaper. Climbs amazingly well. The 2x10 gear ratio with the XO rear derailleur - x9 shifters - and x7 front derailleur makes for a great setup. Bash guards and protective items place nicely around the bikes drive train. Just Awesome!

Weaknesses:    A little heavy but with all the bells and whistles what do you expect. Only around 33lb though. Back breaks vibrate pretty bad when you crank down on the breaks, but I guess they just have to be broken in first. They are large breaks so might take a few more rides. Other than that the bike is PRIMO!

Bottom Line:   
I would recommend this bike to anyone wanting an all-mountain bike. You can take this thing to Angelfire Mountain Bike Park or ride Walnut Creek. Either way it is going to perform top notch!

I give it 4 chillies because nothing deserves 5 unless it is made out of gold and dosnt ever need to be maintained!

This is a pricy bike. 4400 bucks! Maybe it will be cheaper next year but if you have the cash then why not.

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Favorite Trail:   RPR

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $4400.00

Purchased At:   Bike Sport Shop : La

Similar Products Used:   GT Force 2.0 SRAM

Bike Setup:   M5 alloy, fully manipulated frame w/ ORE TT/ DT, tapered and forged HT, ISCG mount, sealed cartridge bearing pivots, replaceable derailleur hanger, 160mm travel
Fox DHX RC2, coil over w/piggy back, rebound and compression and bottom-out force adj., 8.5 x 2.125", S:450, M:500, L:550, XL:600, custom eyelet for Enduro
Fox 36 Van R, coil spring, tapered alloy steerer, reb and preload adj., 20mm thru-axle, 170mm
1-1/8 and 1.5" Threadless, Campy style upper with 1.5" lower, cartridge bearings
Specialized XC, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 31.8mm clamp, adjustable rise
Specialized Demo low-rise bar, 7050 alloy, 750mm wide, 8 degree backsweep, 6 degree up, 31.8mm
Specialized lock-on, S/M: Grappler, Other: Rocca
Custom Avid Elixir R CR SL, hydraulic disc, tool-less pad contact & reach adj., alloy backed semi-metallic pads, stainless hardware, 203mm rotor
Custom Avid Elixir R CR SL, hydraulic disc, tool-less pad contact & reach adj., alloy backed semi-metallic pads, stainless hardware, 185mm rotor
Custom Avid Elixir R CR SL, hydraulic disc, tool-less adj. reach and pad contact, alloy lever blade
SRAM X.7, 10-speed, S1 direct mount for DMD, bottom pull
SRAM X.0, 10-speed, mid cage
SRAM X.9, 10-speed, aluminum trigger
Shimano HG81, 10-speed, 11-36t
KMC X10, 10-speed, w/ reuseable Missing Link, nickel plates
Custom SRAM Carbon S-2200, 10-speed AM double, GXP spindle, removeable spider, Gamut Shift Guide, S: 170mm, others: 175mm
36A x 24A, 4-bolt, 104/64mm
SRAM GXP, outboard bearing
Resin Test Ride Pedals with toe clips, CEN std.
Roval Traverse AL, alloy disc, 26mm, 27/32h
Roval Traverse AL, alloy, 20mm thru-axle, 27h
Roval Traverse AL, QR, 32h
DT Swiss Competition 1.8/1.6mm stainless
Specialized Clutch Control, 60 TPI, 2Bliss ready aramid bead, dual compound, 26x2.3"
Purgatory Control, 60 TPI, 2Bliss ready aramid bead, dual compound, 26x2.2"
Ultralight presta valve
Specialized BG Henge Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm width
Specialized Command Post, 3 position, 125mm adjustable height w/air spring, remote operated, single bolt head
34.9mm clamp ID, 7050 hard annodized alloy collar w/ QR, black

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