If you are looking for one bike to do it all this could be it. A solid but not fast climbing bike it will get you up the hill. Switching to the descent is easy and the bike easily soaks up a variety of hits. Finding the best level of plushness takes a bit of time to determine the optimum air pressure in the shock and fork. The geometry and components are best suited to descending. This bike looks like a DH bike in the front and a cross country bike in the back. It will turn heads and it works.
Overall: 4/5 Chili Peppers!
- Very tunable plush suspension
- Stiff front end
- Great climber, solid descender
- Eskar tires did not hook up well on loose dry terrain
- Fork may be too much for most riders who don’t need the stiff fork or want a more responsive bike
- No ability to change stem length
The source for this information is Specialized Suggested Retail of this bike is $3699.00
The Enduro in Action!
Even on the Medium frame which felt big sure didn’t look big on me!
Not a bad climber!
Now we go down on a classic Kananaskis trail.