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2018 Specialized Chisel Expert 1X 29

2018 Specialized Chisel Expert 1X 29

91718-3102

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Often times, carbon gets all of the attention, but as our Senior Advanced R&D Engineer, Chuck Teixeira, says, "If you haven't ridden an aluminum bike lately, you haven't ridden an aluminum bike." And with its D'Aluisio Smartweld frame, the Chisel Expert with one-by gearing is no exception.

Traditional welding methods create frame joints by connecting tubes to cylinders, leaving the performance and security of the connection up to the skill of the welder. D'Aluisio (DSW), however, allows us to move the joint away from the area of the highest stress, making for a lighter frameset that's stiff, compliant, and incredibly strong—the optimal characteristics of a hardtail XC rig. So what does this mean for you? You'll be powering up climbs, shredding singletrack, and everything in between on a bike that has you questioning why alloy as gotten such a bad rap.

And to further improve this feel, the Chisel also features our XC 29 geometry which took our previous XC race geo and added some trail DNA to the mix. This equates to a longer top tube, a shortened head tube, and a slacked out front end, the result of which is a tremendous increase in downhill stability, plus a wider range of fit. And just as importantly, this doesn't require any sacrifice of climbing proficiency.

The build on this Chisel features a mix of SRAM GX and NX one-by components for efficient shifts and added protection against dropping the chain. You'll also find powerful SRAM Level TL hydraulic disc brakes, a dependable RockShox Reba RL fork with up to 100mm of travel (size-specific), and 25-millimeter-wide alloy wheels that are optimized for weight and traction.

Product Information

bottom bracket

Race Face Threaded BSA

cassette

SRAM NX, 11-speed, 11-42t

chain

KMC X11, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™

chainrings

Steel, 30T

crankset

Race Face Aeffect

fork

RockShox Reba RL 29, Solo Air, 51mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle (S: 90mm, M-XL: 100mm of travel)

frame

Specialized D'Aluisio Smartweld M5 Alloy, XC Geometry, internal cable routing, BSA BB, 12x148mm rear end, triangulated post-mount 160mm brake

front brake

SRAM Level TL, Hydraulic Disc

front hub

Specialized disc, 15x110mm spacing, torque caps, 32h

front tire

Fast Trak, 60 TPI, GRIPTON® compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"

grips

Specialized Sip Grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness

handlebars

Specialized Mini-rise, 6000 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 10mm rise, 720mm width, 31.8mm clamp

inner tubes

Standard, Presta valve

pedals

Specialized Platform, 9/16" spindle

rear brake

SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160

rear derailleur

SRAM GX, long cage, 11-speed

rear hub

Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 32h

rear tire

Fast Trak, 60 TPI, GRIPTON® compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.1"

rims

Stout XC 29, 25mm internal width, disc-specific

saddle

Body Geometry Phenom Comp, Adaptive Edge design, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm

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