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Men's Chisel Comp

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2018 Men's Chisel Comp

If you're thinking about taking the plunge into XC racing, do it with the Chisel Comp. It embodies all of the qualities you'd expect from an XC race bike, like light overall weight, incredible stiffness, and a race-oriented geometry. Consider it the vessel that's bringing performance to the masses.

Traditional welding methods create frame joints by connecting tubes to cylinders, leaving the performance & 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 for 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 question 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 the head tube, and a slacked out front end, the result of which is a tremendous increase in downhill stability, plus a wider fit range. And just as importantly, this doesn't require any sacrifice of climbing proficiency.

The build on this, it features a mixture of Shimano Deore and XT two-by components for a wide range of gears. You'll also find powerful MT500 Deore hydraulic disc brakes, a historically revered RockShox Judy fork with up to 100mm of travel (size-specific), and 25-millimeter-wide alloy wheels that are optimised for weight and traction.

Technical Specifications

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FRAMESET

FRAME

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

SEAT BINDER

Alloy, 30.8mm

WHEELS

RIMS

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

FRONT HUB

Front hub, disc, 15x110mm spacing, torque caps, 32h

REAR HUB

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

SPOKES

Stainless, 14g

FRONT TIRE

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

REAR TIRE

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

INNER TUBES

Standard, Presta valve

SUSPENSION

FORK

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

DRIVETRAIN

FRONT DERAILLEUR

Shimano Deore, down swing, 2x10

REAR DERAILLEUR

Shimano XT, Shadow Plus, GS cage, 10-speed

SHIFT LEVERS

Shimano Deore, i-spec clamp, 10-speed

CASSETTE

Shimano Deore, 10-speed, 11-36t

CHAIN

KMC X10, 10-speed w/ Missing Link™

CRANKSET

Stout Pro, Forged Alloy Crank Arms, BSA

CHAINRINGS

Stout 36/22T

BOTTOM BRACKET

Threaded BSA

COCKPIT

STEM

Specialized Alloy, 3D forged, 4-bolt, 6-degree

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

SADDLE

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

SEATPOST

Specialized, alloy, 2-bolt, 27.2mm

BRAKES

REAR BRAKE

Shimano MT500 Deore, hydraulic disc, 160mm rotor

FRONT BRAKE

Shimano MT500 Deore, hydraulic disc, 180/160mm rotor

ACCESSORIES

PEDALS

Specialized Platform, 9/16" spindle

* Weights based on production painted frames as pictured. Actual weights will vary based on colourway, frame size, and component variation. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Geometry

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SMLXL
Crank Length170mm175mm175mm175mm
Handlebar Width720mm720mm720mm720mm
Stem Length70MM90MM100MM110MM
Saddle Width143mm143mm143mm143mm
Seatpost Length350MM400MM400MM400MM
Stack595mm605mm619mm633mm
Reach395mm418mm441mm462mm
Head Tube Length95mm95mm110mm125mm
Head Tube Angle69.8°69.8°69.8°69.8°
BB Height312.5mm312.5mm312.5mm312.5mm
BB Drop57.5mm57.5mm57.5mm57.5mm
Trail82mm82mm82mm82mm
Fork Length, Full496mm506mm506mm506mm
Fork Rake/Offset51mm51mm51mm51mm
Front Centre650mm676mm704mm730mm
Chainstay Length430mm430mm430mm430mm
Wheelbase1073mm1100mm1128mm1154mm
Top Tube Length, Horizontal567mm594mm622mm648mm
Bike Standover Height760mm790mm814mm845mm
Seat Tube Length400mm430mm470mm520mm
Seat Tube Angle74°74°74°74°
Geometry

Rider Reviews

  • 4.8
  • 6 Reviews

Shreds

This bike is awesome. It has a mind of its own in a good way. Just a general, good bond and boy is it fast don’t even got to try which makes getting into the fun parts so much Funner because you can do it with speed and agility


Name:
Chris

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Perfect

I have had my share of bikes over the last 30 years and the Chisel was just a cheap online buy for me. When I pulled it out of the box I knew I had something special, I didn't have to change a thing. After four years on full suspension my first ride was a little pitchy, but into my second ride everything fell into place. The chisel is a faithful steed that loves to run uphill and down hills. This bike has brought back the joy of trail riding for me with its precise maneuvering, trail gobbling power transmission, and comfort I didn't expect from a hard tail.


Name:
Woodcarver

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The name says it all

This bike carves! Being my first mtn bike, I have little to compare to except road bikes. The Chisel reward aggression and confidence. It balances well, is sharp, agile and responsive. The harder you ride it, the better it performs. I love it!


Name:
Big P.

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Riders bike

If you are a proper XC rider this is the perfect bike for the trails, especially it can also be mentioned as a climber. Rider notices a effortless power while pedaling uphill. When the rider is on the saddle it's a seamless experience. Love to ride the bike.


Name:
Kishore

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Excellent Bike!

This is a great bike. Light weight and durable, very fast, rigid, very responsive and beautiful looking bike. Excellent choice for trail riding and XC racing.


Name:
Jd

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Flying Machine

I love this bike!!! The M5 smartweld frame is beautiful and really well made. The fork a Judy Gold which is not listed as to whether it was the Silver or Gold version. The bike is quite light my medium came in at 11.98Kg without pedals. It rides like a rocket and really takes on singletrack and climbs outstandingly well making me feel like I was 20 years younger. The equipment is a good mix of components and I like the addition of a double chainset and 11/36 cassette. I prefer the smaller jumps between sprockets than these 1x setups give, but saying that it would be a simple affair to change to a 1x if you like that. The chainset uses the Sram 3 bolt direct mount set up and the front derailleur is fitted to a nice tidy bracket that can be easily removed leaving a nice tidy look! If want a bike that rides really well has a superb chassis if you were wanting to change in the future or just get out and ride as is you have got to give this bike a look


Name:
Riding S.

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