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Men's Chisel Expert - 2x

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2018 Men's Chisel Expert - 2x

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, the Chisel Expert with two-by gearing 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 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 head tube, and a slacked out front end, the result of which is a tremendous increase in downhill stability, plus a wider range of fit. 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, a wide rang of gears that come courtesy of a two-by drivetrain, powerful hydraulic disc brakes, and 25-millimeter-wide alloy wheels that are optimized 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

SUSPENSION

FORK

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

WHEELS

RIMS

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

FRONT HUB

Specialized Alloy 29, 25mm internal width, 24h

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

DRIVETRAIN

FRONT DERAILLEUR

Shimano SLX, down swing, 2x11

REAR DERAILLEUR

Shimano XT, Shadow Plus, GS cage, 11-speed

SHIFT LEVERS

Shimano SLX, 11-speed

CASSETTE

Shimano SLX, 11-speed, 11-42t

CHAIN

KMC X11, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™

CRANKSET

Race Face Aeffect

CHAINRINGS

26/36T

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, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness

SADDLE

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

SEATPOST

Specialized, alloy, single-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 Center650mm676mm704mm730mm
Chainstay Length430mm430mm430mm430mm
Wheelbase1073mm1100mm1128mm1154mm
Top Tube Length, Horizontal567mm594mm622mm648mm
Bike Standover Height760mm790mm814mm845mm
Seat Tube Length400mm430mm470mm520mm
Seat Tube Angle74°74°74°74°
Geometry

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