Specialized Enduro Comp Short - Review

Jun 23, 2014
by Jordan Carr  
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Specialized Shorts

Specialized Enduro Comp Short

Specialized has continued to improve their extensive accessory line up, most recently debuting a diverse line of clothing aimed at the all-mountain and enduro crowd. Featuring longer cuts, brighter colors, and versatile fabrics, Specialized has created a nice line of clothing for the masses. The Enduro Comp short is their mid-priced offering in the all-mountain line, and constructed using Specialized's VaporRize moisture transfer woven fabric. A longer 13.75" inseam (with a 34" waist) sits just below the knees and is cut wide enough to easily fit over pads. Adjustable elastic waist straps help tune the fit, with velcro tabs placed at the hips of the shorts. Traditional hand pockets are paired with a single lower zip pocket on the outside of the right leg. Colour options include green, black, and carbon. Sizing: 30"- 44" even sizes. MSRP: $85.00 USD www.specialized.com

Specialized Shorts

Lightweight woven material makes the Enduro Comp short breathable and quick drying.


Pinkbike's Take:
bigquotes A great fit and lightweight fabric are the two key talking points with the Enduro Comp short. Our undersides appreciated the airflow that is allowed to breeze through the fabric on hot days, and not only are they light and airy, but they also wicked away sweat rather than letting it turn into ball soup down there. Though our size 34" test shorts were a little larger than we would have purchased in the store, but the waist adjustment allowed for ample cinching for proper fit, and we appreciated the Enduro Comp short length on those days when we were sporting knee pads. For $85 USD, the Enduro Comp short offers a great balance of comfort, light weight, and maximum steeze factor. Durability also rates high, with no sign of any trouble from the stitching. If you live in a warmer climate or find many baggies to be too heavy, the Enduro Comp short will keep your underside cool and keep you looking fresh on the trail. - Jordan Carr




59 Comments

  • + 26
 Dat ass
  • + 9
 Gotta love an enduro ass.
  • + 10
 Its a guy but whatever you can endure...
  • + 6
 Fantasstic review :p
  • + 12
 Or maybe a Fantastic rear-view?
  • + 6
 Finally, specialized for 44" waist. Ellen heard you.
  • - 9
flag Rocky-Urban (Jun 24, 2014 at 7:15) (Below Threshold)
 I bought a nice pair of Alpine Stars shorts for $40 so Specialized can keep these tacky looking shorts at $85. And who the hell with a 44 waist goes mountain biking??
  • + 15
 Someone wanting to get excersize, improve their life, and not be a lardass anymore?
  • + 0
 I'm so short, these could be my pants!
  • + 4
 ok i'll buy em, as long as they have a 650B zipper, and self-adjusting gertamaticial valve
  • + 2
 mnorris, so you calling people with a 44 waist a lardass yet you defend them. Interesting.
  • + 0
 Looks like an Badass bikeshort
  • - 2
 seriously. what kind of person with a brain like yours can actually type?!?
  • + 16
 Functional, fairly affordable, subtle graphics, finally something practical on PinkBike!!! Wait, these are still enduro specific, and they come in carbon. Oh motherf*cker!!! j/k
  • - 6
flag cikudh (Jun 23, 2014 at 21:53) (Below Threshold)
 im going downhill with this pants... nay u can't stop me from not-enduwoing
  • + 8
 I have a love/hate relationship with Specialized.

I love their clothing products( I am repeat buyer of their shoes) and eyewear.


But hate the way they sue everyone and their dog AND hate how they make everything nonstandard on their bikes.

I do like these shorts though.
  • + 9
 What? No 26 inch version!
  • + 3
 Just eat more pies and you'll fit a standard size soon enough Wink
  • + 3
 I see what you did there...
  • + 5
 Please, all clothing makers, stop putting that stupid little pocket down on the leg of baggy shorts. Even one piece of ID flops around when you're pedalling and is incredibly annoying. Put a pocket higher up on the thigh or none at all.
  • + 2
 Said it before and I'll say it again....Dickie's shorts with "rip-stop" fabric----lots of colors, no goofy graphics, pockets(if you actually need them), long(for your fashion), and come in wide leg openings.....$15 all day!!! I have a couple pair i always ride with, one pair I wore for 4yrs before finally getting a hole in the ass from a fun butt slide off the bike; The hole is there but hasn't grown any despite continued use.
To me $80 for "mtn bike specific" shorts that I am going to ravage is just....ass-inine!
  • + 1
 Only drawback from this shorts is the colour. It looks dirty quite fast (compared to black shorts) and wen they get wet, the light blue turns into dark blue (under heavy duty) but dries quite fast. Still wearing them cause they are really confy even when i am not riding.
  • + 4
 ENDURO COMP!? This is Pinkbike where is the S-WORKS ENDURO EVO shorts review?
  • + 1
 Any good options for us skinny fkrs with long legs :] anyone who knows the waist vs length battle might have answers.

Y'know, something that fits a 30-32 waist and doesn't leave you feeling like magnum p.i. In a sumo competition =/
  • + 1
 I just bought 2 spesh shorts like these. Great fit but the durability sux! 200 dollars in shorts and the first little fall and the shred up. I fell, didn't feel anything pointy or sharp hit my thigh. It looked like I was attacked by a bobcat. The inner short with the with the seat pads was fine. For tears that bad the inner short should have been tested too. These don't last like fox shorts. It's nice that they are thin and comfy but man they should be tougher than that!
  • + 2
 Fox shorts don't last like TLD shorts
  • + 3
 "ball soup" - god damn don't you know people read pinkbike on their lunch break? Now I can't finish my lunch.
  • + 1
 I nearly bought some, but I'm buggered if I'm buying shorts with Enduro written on them, even if I race the odd enduro. Bought the Demo shorts instead. Happy
  • + 3
 Haha..had the same Problem.. but i bought them anyway..
Matching my specialized enduro Smile
  • + 0
 well styled shorts seem to all be a bit not short... want decent shirts cut just above not below the knee. with latest may as well have 3/4 and they're more for colder season.
  • + 1
 I have a pair of the old enduro shorts and they are the most amazimg shorts I have ever worn I wear them every where!!!
  • + 2
 What have this diferent from TLD? The logo?
  • + 2
 watch it. they sue.
  • + 1
 sue for the true...
  • + 2
 Its the never enduro-ing story.... Next up, Enduro-specific cupcakes.
  • + 2
 Am I the only one around here who finds gloves/jerseys/shorts reviews useless? Just get the least expensive ones that fit...
  • + 1
 I highly rec the enduro pro shorts in case you are in the market. Couple on eBay right now for $80.
  • + 0
 Stupid label.

They are shorts...

Can I get shorts made for XC or AM? I would like a pair made for each type of riding. No I don't consider spandex appropriate XC/AM gear.
  • + 1
 These won't even be released until mid July to August according to Rep at Specialized.
  • + 1
 need more stokedwhensoaked combo shorts.
  • + 1
 Will these shorts work for all mountain or trail riding?
  • + 1
 wearing mine right now at work!
  • + 1
 i Like it ! i Hope it is come fast to Germany
  • + 1
 Does every new mtb product have to have 'enduro' in its name now?
  • + 1
 If they had a built in fanny pack? then maybe.
  • + 0
 I love rubbing my fingers through my ball soup and sniffing my hands,its what i cycle for.
  • + 0
 I would buy them "IF" they had matching enduro jersey, sweat band, socks and shoes. Oh helmet!
Yeah---- NO!
  • + 1
 Is he wearing a thong?
  • + 0
 Mmmmmm sue blue...
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