Women's Chisel Expert
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Women's Chisel Expert

Part No.  129311
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Women's Chisel Expert
Overview
Technical Specifications
Geometry

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.

  • Given its lightweight and ultra-stiff characteristics, M5 aluminum was the natural choice for the frame's construction. And when complemented with our speed-focused Women's XC 29 Geometry, D'Aluisio Smartweld technology, and internal cable routing, you get a bike that compromises nothing in delivering explosive speed, confident handling, and hassle-free maintenance.
  • A custom RockShox Reba RL 29 fork offers up 90/100mm of smooth travel, while an easily accessible compression and rebound adjusts permit you to customize the feel according to the terrain at hand.
  • SRAM GX handles one-by shifting duties, practically eliminating dropped chains, while also reducing overall bike weight.

Technical Specifications

DRIVETRAIN
CHAIN KMC X11, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™
BOTTOM BRACKET Race Face Threaded BSA
CRANKSET Race Face Aeffect
SHIFT LEVERS SRAM GX, trigger, 11-speed
CASSETTE SRAM NX, 11-speed, 10-42t
CHAINRINGS Steel 28T
REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM GX, long cage, 11-speed
SUSPENSION
FORK RockShox Reba RL 29, Women's Rx Tune, Solo Air, 51mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle (S: 90mm, M-XL: 100mm of travel)
WHEELS
FRONT HUB Front hub, disc, 15x110mm spacing, torque caps, 32h
REAR HUB Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 32h
INNER TUBES Standard, Presta valve
SPOKES Stainless, 14g
RIMS Specialized Alloy 29, 25mm internal width
FRONT TIRE Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.3""
REAR TIRE Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.1""
COCKPIT
SADDLE Women's Body Geometry Myth Sport, steel rails, 155mm
SEATPOST Specialized, alloy, single bolt, 27.2mm
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
BRAKES
FRONT BRAKE SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160/180mm rotor
REAR BRAKE SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160 rotor
ACCESSORIES
PEDALS Specialized Platform, 9/16"" spindle
FRAMESET
SEAT BINDER Specialized Alloy 30.8mm
FRAME Specialized D'Aluisio Smartweld M5 Alloy, XC Geometry, internal cable routing, BSA BB, 12x148mm rear end, triangulated post-mount 160mm brake

Geometry

Geometry Chart

Chisel - Geometry

XS S M L
  XS S M L
Crank Length 165mm 170mm 175mm 175mm
Stem Length 60mm 70mm 90mm 100mm
Seatpost Length 350mm 350mm 350mm 400mm
Saddle Width 155mm 155mm 155mm 155mm
Handlebar Width 720mm 720mm 720mm 720mm
Reach 380mm 395mm 418mm 441mm
Top Tube Length, Horizontal 548mm 567mm 594mm 622mm
Stack 586mm 595mm 605mm 619mm
Wheelbase 1055mm 1073mm 1100mm 1128mm
Chainstay Length 430mm 430mm 430mm 430mm
Front Center 631mm 650mm 676mm 704mm
BB Drop 57.5mm 57.5mm 57.5mm 57.5mm
BB Height 312.5mm 312.5mm 312.5mm 312.5mm
Seat Tube Angle 74° 74° 74° 74°
Head Tube Angle 69.8° 69.8° 69.8° 69.8°
Seat Tube Length 370mm 400mm 430mm 470mm
Head Tube Length 95mm 95mm 95mm 110mm
Bike Standover Height 731mm 760mm 790mm 814mm
Fork Rake/Offset 51mm 51mm 51mm 51mm
Fork Length, Full 486mm 496mm 506mm 506mm
Trail 82mm 82mm 82mm 82mm