Whether it’s a glitch with the company’s website or a deliberate slow-leak, Specialized’s German website has several noteworthy 2016 items on display that don’t appear on the US, UK or Australian versions.
We reached out to Specialized to ask about the product, but Specialized representatives declined to comment.
One of the most intriguing additions isn’t a new model, but rather, a brand-new shock from Öhlins. This new damper appears on the 2016 Specialized S-Works and Expert-level Enduro models.
The top-end S-Works and Expert levels will come equipped with this new shock
This shock seems to be an air version of the Öhlins TTX shock. Like the coil-sprung version, this new shock uses a similar adjustment layout offering high- and low-speed rebound and compression adjustments.
The adjustment layout looks similar to the coil-sprung TTX that Specialized uses
New fat bike options
No word on how much the S-Works Fatboy weighs, but it's safe to assume it's relatively light, given the spec
The Fatboy line gets wider for 2016. Specialized’s fat bike gets the S-Works treatment. This new addition features a full carbon frame and fork, HED’s Big Deal carbon rims and a SRAM XX1 drivetrain.
Compared to the Fatboy, the Helga features a lower top tube with a brace for increased stand-over clearance
Also new for 2016 is the Helga, a women’s-specific fat bike. The Helga will come in at least two versions: the Helga and Helga comp.
Specialized has yet to announce pricing, weight and availability.