We designed the SAFIRE to give adventurous trail riders the perfect combination of plush suspension and pedaling efficiency. With nearly five inches of travel, the Safire is the most capable women’s XC Trail bike on the mountain, and the only one to feature the unique FOX/Specialized Brain shock. Combining the pedaling performance of an XC racer with FSR suspension and XC Trail geometry, the Safire is unrivaled in premium women’s trail riding performance.
WHAT Bike and suspension designed in tandem from the ground up, plus custom-tune spring rates for women.
WHY Delivers a more capable and confidence-inspiring bike by keeping the ride quality plush and tuning spring curves so women can utilize all of their suspension travel.
HOW By designing the bike and sus-
pension in tandem, we can achieve completely balanced performance
that’s appropriate to the bike and rider. Extensive field testing and research
on women’s center of gravity and weight distribution helps us determine the optimal spring rates for female riders.
WHAT The most successful high performance suspension system, continually refined since 1993.
WHY Delivers unsurpassed comfort, control, and efficiency—less effort on climbs, more traction on the descent.
HOW Strategic pivot points decouple suspension from drivetrain and braking forces to eliminate bob and squat, creating a fully active, fully independent system.
WOMEN'S M5 ALLOY FRAME
WHAT M5 alloy frame featuring women’s
XC Trail geometry/tube sets, 120mm travel, tapered head tube with 1.5” lower bearing, ultra-low standover height, and water bottle clearance on all sizes.
WHY To provide the most capable, best fitting, and most versatile women’s full-
HOW Designing the bike from the ground
up with a two-piece top tube and shock carriage enables us to create in-line suspension and reach our lofty design targets in terms of standover, kinematics, and bottle clearance.
WOMEN'S SPECIFIC COMPONENTS
WHAT Women’s Body Geometry Ariel saddle, Women’s Enduro grips and size-specific contact points all around.
WHY To ensure that female riders get
the most comfort and best fit at every contact point.
HOW We take a systematic approach to design and spec’ing each bike individually based on frame size and geometry. Everything from small diameter grips to size-specific rotors and crank lengths, is optimized for each bike size.