Specialized 2018 Chisel Expert

Price AU$2,600

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Description

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 aluminium bike lately, you haven't ridden an aluminium 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 optimised for weight and traction.

Product Details

  • Item condition: New
  • Availability: In-store
  • Brand: Specialized
  • Category: Hardtail Mountain Bikes
  • Gender: Unisex
  • Size: Large
  • Frame in inches: 18.5"
  • Colour: Black
  • ID: 103168348
  • Material: Aluminium
  • Riding Style: Cross Country
  • Wheel Size: 29"
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM GX

Specifications

FRAME

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

FORK

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

FRONT HUB

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

REAR HUB

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

SPOKES

Stainless, 14g

RIMS

Specialized Alloy 29, 25mm internal width

INNER TUBES

Standard, Presta valve

FRONT TYRE

Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.3"

REAR TYRE

Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.1"

CRANKSET

Race Face Aeffect

CHAINRINGS

Steel, 30T

BOTTOM BRACKET

Race Face Threaded BSA

SHIFT LEVERS

SRAM GX, trigger, 11-speed

REAR DERAILLEUR

SRAM GX, long cage, 11-speed

CASSETTE

SRAM NX, 11-speed, 11-42t

CHAIN

KMC X11, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™

FRONT BRAKE

SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160/180mm rotor

REAR BRAKE

SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160 rotor

HANDLEBARS

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

GRIPS

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

STEM

Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise

SADDLE

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

SEATPOST

Specialized, alloy, single bolt, 27.2mm

SEAT BINDER

Specialized Alloy 30.8mm

PEDALS

Specialized Platform, 9/16" spindle

Store Info

Drift Bikes is a Mountain Bike, Road and BMX specialist retailer supporting the Newcastle and Hunter Valley area of NSW. Our primary business practice consists of the sale of quality bicycles, parts and their associated accessories within Australia. Our staff are a highly trained bicycle sales and mechanical repair team who can offer reliable advice and service as a part of our customer support commitment. Please don't hesitate to call for more information.