We said it once, and we'll say it again—more volume means more speed. It might be a claim that sounds flipped on its head, but one ride on the Fuse Expert will have you shouting this sentiment from the rooftops.
Our 6Fattie Wheel/Tire System puts out more traction, more floatation, and better handling without sacrificing anything to efficiency on climbs. And to solidify itself as a proper trail machine, this Expert iteration of the Fuse places a focus on blending durability with performance. To do so, we spec'd it with strong alloy rims, a bulletproof one-by drivetrain with plenty of hammering and climbing ability, and a plush RockShox Reba RL fork with 120mm of smooth travel. This Fuse is equally ready to take a beating and to hand one out to the trail. We also designed this frame to allow you the opportunity to toggle between 29-inch wheels (not included) and 6Fattie wheels, allowing the ultimate in configuration options for the trail at hand.
- M4 Premium Aluminum proved to be the right material for the job, allowing a lightweight, durable frame with a low and slack geometry that's equal parts snappy and efficient on climbs and descents. It also allowed us to incorporate our exclusive Diamond Stay that accommodates the 6Fattie wheels/ tires without compromising on our hallmark short chainstays that provide unrivaled handling and climbing prowess.
- A RockShox Reba RL fork handles suspension up front with ease, soaking up bumpy terrain with its 120mm of plush travel.
- SRAM's 11-speed GX groupset features a wide gear range that delivers climbing and descending efficiency in spades. On top of this, the one-by setup is notorious for being next to impossible to drop a chain with, plus it provides a significant weight savings in comparison to a standard two-by setup.
|CHAIN||SRAM PC-1130, 11-speed w/ PowerLock|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||PF30, sealed cartridge bearings|
|CRANKSET||Specialized Stout XC Pro, forged alloy, 30mm alloy spindle, 52mm chainline, 76mm BCD spider|
|SHIFT LEVERS||SRAM GX, trigger, 11-speed|
|CASSETTE||SRAM XG-1150, 11-speed, 10-42t|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||SRAM GX, long cage, 11-speed|
|FRONT HUB||Stout Pro 110 disc, alloy sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm spacing, 24h|
|REAR HUB||Stout Pro 148 disc, alloy, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h|
|INNER TUBES||Standard, Presta valve|
|SPOKES||Stainless, butted, 2.0/1.8/2.0mm, black|
|RIMS||Stout Trail SL 38 disc, 27.5, 19mm rim depth, 38mm internal width, tubeless ready, 24/28h|
|FRONT TIRE||Purgatory, GRID casing, Gripton compound, 2Bliss Ready, 27.5 x 3.0"|
|REAR TIRE||Ground Control, GRID casing, Gripton compound, 2Bliss Ready, 27.5 x 3.0"|
|SADDLE||Body Geometry Henge Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm|
|SEATPOST||TranzX dropper, internal cable routing, remote lever, 30.9mm, S/M: 100mm, L/XL: 120mm of travel|
|STEM||Specialized Trail, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise|
|HANDLEBARS||Double-butted alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 5-degree upsweep, 15mm rise, 750mm width, 31.8mm|
|GRIPS||Specialized Sip Grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness|
|FRONT BRAKE||Custom SRAM DB3 Trail, hydraulic disc, 4-piston caliper, semi-metallic pads, 200/180mm rotor|
|REAR BRAKE||SRAM DB3, hydraulic disc, 2-piston caliper, semi-metallic pads, 180/160mm rotor|
|PEDALS||Specialized Dirt Pedals|
|SEAT BINDER||Alloy, 34.9mm|
|FRAME||Fully butted Specialized M4 Aluminum w/ Smooth Welds, tapered head tube and seat tube, forged post mount, 160mm disc, 148mm thru-axle dropout, alloy replaceable derailleur hanger|
Fuse - Geometry
|Top Tube Length, Horizontal||575mm||608mm||633mm||656mm||679mm|
|Seat Tube Angle||73°||73°||73°||73°||74°|
|Head Tube Angle||67.5°||67.5°||67.5°||67.5°||67.5°|
|Seat Tube Length||394mm||434mm||470mm||505mm||555mm|
|BB Height, 29x2.3"||319mm||319mm||319mm||319mm||319mm|
|Head Tube Length||100mm||110mm||115mm||130mm||150mm|
|Bike Standover Height||755mm||781mm||806mm||830mm||866mm|
|Fork Length, Full||510mm||530mm||530mm||530mm||530mm|