29″, 650B and 26″ – everything seems to be about wheel sizes these days. Well, at the SuperEnduro race in Finale Ligure (Italy) we saw this new Specialized Enduro with 29-inch-wheels.

Fox 34 Talas 29, Specialized Butcher 29 x 2.3. Similar to the current Stumpjumper Evo there will be a 26″ and an 29″ version of the Enduro available.

A Specialized would be no Specialized, if it had no short chainstays – especially when it comes to a bigger wheelsize as this is a huge issue regarding handling and agility. 430mm is amazing!

A prototype? No way! The painting looks like a current 2013 one and this is exactly the year people can buy this beauty!

Text: Robin Schmitt Photos: Patrick Sauter / Benjamin Werling