[Bike Check] Nate Riffle’s Custom Painted & Chopped Specialized Enduro 29


Our pal Nate Riffle just built up a fresh bike that has us completely drooling. Wanting just a little less travel out of an Enduro 29, he had the Ohlins rear shock modified to shorten the travel down to 145mm our back and mated it to a 150mm travel RockShox Lyrik up front. Full specs and details will be listed below, but first drool over some pictures that Nate took of the finish work on the frame itself. It is truly unique.

“This was a project that was 2 years in the making with Swiz (Brian Szykowny – instagram: @swiznooski). We just never found the right bike to do it on…”


“We tossed around a bunch of ideas, old Patina’d trucks and Beetles were pretty common as inspiration. He took it, ran with it…and well, you can see he blew all expectations out of the water.”

“He used a paint that actually rusts, so if you touch the links and smell your hands…they’ll smell like rust”

“There are six layers of paint to pull that look off, it’s crazy. The man is a magician with a paint gun”

– Nate Riffle


SRAM Eagle XO1 – 12 speed / 34T / 170mm Cranks
Roval Traverse Fattie SL Carbon Wheels / Boost / 30mm internal rim
RockShox Lyrik RCT3
Ohlins TTX Rear Shock
SRAM Guide RSC brakes – 180mm G2 rotors
Specialized Command Post Blacklite – 125mm travel
Specialized Henge Saddle – 143mm width
Specialized S-Works Carbon DH bar – 31.8mm / 38mm rise / 780mm width
Specialized Mountain Stem – 31.8mm / 60mm length
Specialized Butcher 29X2.3 Front / Grid casing
Specialized Purgatory 29X2.3 Rear / Grid casing
Time ATAC MX2 Pedals
DMR Deathgrips – thick


335mm Bottom Bracket
66º Head angle
150mm travel front
51mm offset
145mm travel rear

Photos: Nate Riffle

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