When it came to our new S-Works Enduro 29/6Fattie, some might have thought if it ain't broken, don't fix it. But while some might rest on their laurels, we're always aiming to keep evolving, which in this case has resulted in the most fun you can ever have on a mountain bike. For real.
To give you that glued to the ground feel we've given the bike a geometry that features a low bottom bracket and short chainstays as well as a longer top tube and slacker front end. This all comes together to give you a platform that's as responsive and capable as you've ever ridden.
The threaded bottom bracket makes a long-awaited return with added integrated storage via a SWAT Door in the down tube.
The bike has top-level descending chops too, courtesy of 160mm of rear travel matched with 160mm on the front, plus an adjustable geometry thanks to a shock extension with a low/high setting. That suspension is handled at the back with the groundbreaking hlins single-tube rear shock.
To keep the weight down we've built the whole thing from our top shelf FACT IS-X 11m carbon fibre and to hit the absolute heights of performance we've specced it with a full SRAM XX1 Eagle 12-speed groupset. There's no expense spared either on the hand-built carbon Roval wheels, the powerful Guide SRAM RS Carbon brakes, and our own Command Post IRcc Wu dropper post.
- The frame's FACT IS-X 11m carbon fiber construction stands as the pinnacle of lightweight, efficient, and tough trail performance. It's been built off our 29 Geometry in order to provide an aggressive, well-rounded ride. And with internal Command Post IR routing, a return to a threaded bottom bracket, and an integrated SWATâ„¢ Door at the down tube, you get a bike that's clean, dependable, and ready for anything that the trail has to offer.
- Featuring a three-chamber air spring and TTX (Twin Tube) damping, the Ã–hlins RXF 36 fork perfectly mates stiffness with a plush, responsive ride quality, and stays smooth and high in the travel without compromising bump absorption, traction, or stability. It also features high-/low-speed and rebound adjustments, and sports 160mm of plush travel.
- The one-by drivetrain is controlled by SRAM's venerable XX1 Eagle components. The system forms the ultimate in efficiency and intuitive feel, while also having the added benefit of significant weight savings and minimal required maintenance.
FACT IS-X 11m Carbon FSR 29/6Fattie chassis w/ SWATâ„¢ down tube storage, 160mm of travel, carbon seatstays, carbon 29 chainstays, tapered head tube, alloy link & adjustable shock extension, 148mm rear dropouts
Ã–hlins RXF 36, 29/6Fattie, Twin-Tube design, air spring w/ adjustable 3rd chamber, adjustable high & low-speed compression, adjustable rebound, 15x110mm thru-axle, 51mm offset, 160mm of travel
Custom Ã–hlins STX, Single-Tube design, Rx All Mountain Tune, AUTOSAG, adjustable compression & rebound damping, 216x57mm
Roval Traverse SL, sealed cartridge bearings, 15mm thru-axle, 110mm spacing, 24h
Roval Traverse SL, DT Swiss Star Ratchet, 54t engagement, SRAM XD driver body, 12mm thru-axle, 148mm spacing, 28h
|SPOKES||DT Swiss Revolution|
Roval Traverse SL 29, hookless carbon, 30mm inner width, 24/28h, tubeless ready, hand-built
|INNER TUBES||Standard, Presta valve|
|FRONT TYRE||Butcher, GRID casing, Gripton compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.3"|
|REAR TYRE||Butcher, GRID casing, Gripton compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.3"|
SRAM XX1 Eagle, carbon, 24mm spindle, 52mm chainline, 30T chainring
|BOTTOM BRACKET||SRAM GXP, XR 73|
|SHIFT LEVERS||SRAM XX1 Eagle, trigger, 12-speed|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||SRAM XX1 Eagleâ„¢, 12-speed|
|CASSETTE||SRAM X01 Eagle, 12-speed, 10-50t|
|CHAIN||SRAM XX1 Eagle, 12-speed w/ PowerLock|
SRAM Code RSC, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, metallic pads, 200mm rotor
SRAM Code RSC, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, metallic pads, 180mm rotor
Specialized DH, FACT carbon, 6-degree upsweep, 8-degree backsweep, 27mm rise, 800mm, 31.8mm
Specialized Sip Grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness
|STEM||Syntace MegaForce 2, 6-degree, 31.8mm clamp|
|SADDLE||Body Geometry Henge Expert, hollow Ti rails, 143mm|
Command Post IRcc WU, 12-position micro-height adjustable, alien head design, bottom mount cable routing, remote adjust SRL lever, 34.9mm, 150mm of travel
|SEAT BINDER||Alloy, 38.6mm|