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    Women's Chisel Expert

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    2018 Women's Chisel Expert

    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, trail-ready geometry, and components designed specifically for female XC riders, the Women's Chisel Expert 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 has 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 fit range. And just as importantly, this doesn't require any sacrifice of climbing proficiency.

    The build on this Chisel features a mix of Shimano XT and SLX components, powerful hydraulic disc brakes, and 25-millimeter-wide alloy wheels that are optimized for weight and traction. Even better, almost every component has been tailored specifically for women, from the handlebar width to the crankarm length all the way to our superlative Myth Sport saddle.

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

    DRIVETRAIN

    REAR DERAILLEUR

    SRAM GX, long cage, 11-speed

    SHIFT LEVERS

    SRAM GX, trigger, 11-speed

    CASSETTE

    SRAM NX, 11-speed, 11-42t

    CHAIN

    KMC X11, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™

    CRANKSET

    Race Face Aeffect

    CHAINRINGS

    Steel 28T

    BOTTOM BRACKET

    Race Face Threaded BSA

    COCKPIT

    STEM

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

    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

    SADDLE

    Women's Body Geometry Myth Sport, steel rails, 155mm

    SEATPOST

    Specialized, alloy, single-bolt, 27.2mm

    BRAKES

    REAR BRAKE

    SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160

    FRONT BRAKE

    SRAM Level TL, Hydraulic Disc

    ACCESSORIES

    PEDALS

    Specialized Platform, 9/16" spindle

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

    Geometry

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    XSSML
    Crank Length165mm170mm175mm175mm
    Handlebar Width720mm720mm720mm720mm
    Stem Length60mm70mm90mm100mm
    Saddle Width155mm155mm155mm155mm
    Seatpost Length350mm350mm350mm400mm
    Stack586mm595mm605mm619mm
    Reach380mm395mm418mm441mm
    Head Tube Length95mm95mm95mm110mm
    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, Full486mm496mm506mm506mm
    Fork Rake/Offset51mm51mm51mm51mm
    Front Center631mm650mm676mm704mm
    Chainstay Length430mm430mm430mm430mm
    Wheelbase1055mm1073mm1100mm1128mm
    Top Tube Length, Horizontal548mm567mm594mm622mm
    Bike Standover Height731mm760mm790mm814mm
    Seat Tube Length370mm400mm430mm470mm
    Seat Tube Angle74°74°74°74°
    Geometry

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