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

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Robin Schmitt

Robin is one of the two founders of 41 Publishing, a visionary and go-getter. While he now enjoys every second on the bike – whenever his busy schedule allows – he used to race against the clock at enduro events and a few Downhill World Cups. Besides that, Robin practises kung fu and Zen meditation, plays the cello or with his dog (which actually belongs to his girlfriend), travels abroad and still reviews numerous bikes himself. Progressive ideas, new projects and major challenges – Robin loves exploring undiscovered potential and getting to the bottom of new trends.