Women's Chisel Comp
If you're thinking about taking the plunge into XC racing, do it with the Women's Chisel Comp. It embodies all of the qualities you'd expect from an XC race bike, like light overall weight, and incredible stiffness that's sure to bring obtainable performance to the masses.
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 reliable Shimano 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.
Specialized D'Aluisio Smartweld M5 Alloy, XC Geometry, internal cable routing, BSA BB, 12x148mm rear end, triangulated post-mount 160mm brake
Stout XC 29, 25mm internal width, disc-specific
Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 32h
Fast Trak, 60 TPI, GRIPTON® compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
Front hub, disc, 15x110mm spacing, torque caps, 32h
Standard, Presta valve
Fast Trak, 60 TPI, GRIPTON® compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.1"
RockShox Judy 29, Solo Air, 51mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle (S: 90mm, M-XL: 100mm of travel)
Shimano XT, Shadow Plus, GS cage, 10-speed
Shimano Deore, down swing, 2x10
Shimano Deore, 10-speed, 11-36t
Shimano Deore, i-spec clamp, 10-speed
Stout Pro, Forged Alloy Crank Arms, BSA
KMC X10, 10-speed w/ Missing Link™
Specialized Mini-rise, 6000 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 10mm rise, 720mm width, 31.8mm clamp
Specialized Alloy, 3D forged, 4-bolt, 6-degree
Specialized, alloy, 2-bolt, 27.2mm
Women's Body Geometry Myth Sport, steel rails, 155mm
Specialized Sip Grip, half-waffle
Specialized Platform, 9/16" spindle
Shimano MT500 Deore, hydraulic disc, 160mm rotor
Shimano MT500 Deore, hydraulic disc, 180/160mm rotor
* 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.
|Head Tube Length||95mm||95mm||95mm||110mm|
|Head Tube Angle||69.8°||69.8°||69.8°||69.8°|
|Fork Length, Full||486mm||496mm||506mm||506mm|
|Top Tube Length, Horizontal||548mm||567mm||594mm||622mm|
|Bike Standover Height||731mm||760mm||790mm||814mm|
|Seat Tube Length||370mm||400mm||430mm||470mm|
|Seat Tube Angle||74°||74°||74°||74°|