Naturally competitive, whether against herself on the toughest climb of her favourite trail or a field of competitors in an endurance event, the Fate HT 29er rider demands the premium performance only the world’s first women’s carbon hardtail 29er can deliver. She is aware of new technologies and trends in mountain biking, and wants a fast-handling, lightweight and compliant bike for ripping singletrack trails and fire roads.
WHAT FACT IS 11M carbon frame (8M on Comp and Expert) featuring women’s Performance XC 29er geometry, custom carbon women’s layup and tube-sets, tapered head tube with 1-1/2” lower bearing, OSBB, internal cable routing
and 27.2mm seatpost.
WHY To provide female Performance
XC riders with the best-fitting, stiffest, lightest, and most efficient frame.
HOW FACT IS construction lets us create complex carbon shapes to maximize stiffness, minimize weight and reduce stress and alignment issues. From the 15” to the 19” frame, the Fate shares the same Performance XC geometry across the line. The shaped seatstays and slimmer 27.2mm seatpost increase vertical compliance for a more comfortable ride.
WHAT custom RockShox/Specialized SID 80mm-travel fork with Specialized’s Brain technology and a tapered 1-1/8”
to 1-1/2” steerer tube. The 15” Fate has 51mm offset fork crown, while the 17”
and 19” frames have a standard 46mm crown offset.
WHY The 15” Fate’s 51mm fork offset maintains the bike’s Performance XC geometry by allowing optimized reach, but avoids toe and front tire clearance issues found on other 15” 29er frames.
HOW The geometry of each size was also optimized
to have the same ride quality regardless of the fork offset, therefore
the 15” and 19” frames ride with the same quick handling. Specialized’s Brain technology senses the difference between rider-induced and bump-induced forces, using an inertia valve and oil flow to regulate suspension.
WHAT Women’s Body Geometry Jett saddle, and size-specific grips, rotors and crank lengths.
WHY To ensure riders get the most
comfort and best possible fit at every contact point on the bike.
HOW By taking a systematic approach
to designing and spec’ing each bike individually,
based on frame size and geometry, to meet the needs of women riders of all sizes.