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Chisel Hardtail

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Chisel Hardtail

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The all-new Chisel has been purpose-built to tackle modern cross country trails and race courses with the utmost speed. In fact, it shares many of the same modern features as its Epic Hardtail sibling, but in a more budget-friendly package—making it the most efficient and capable alloy hardtail out there.

Geometry

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XSSMLXL
Crank Length165mm170mm175mm175mm175mm
Handlebar Width750mm750mm750mm750mm750mm
Stem Length60mm60mm70mm70mm70mm
Saddle Width155mm155mm143mm143mm143mm
Seatpost Length350mm350mm400mm400mm400mm
Head Tube Angle68°68°68°68°68°
BB Drop68mm63mm63mm63mm63mm
Front Center647mm674mm699mm730mm760mm
Chainstay Length432mm432mm432mm432mm432mm
Fork Rake/Offset44mm44mm44mm44mm44mm
Bike Standover Height732mm762mm792mm816mm847mm
Stack591mm605mm605mm619mm633mm
Head Tube Length95mm95mm95mm110mm125mm
Fork Length, Full486mm506mm506mm506mm506mm
Reach385mm405mm430mm455mm480mm
BB Height304mm309mm309mm309mm309mm
Wheelbase1070mm1099mm1124mm1154mm1185mm
Seat Tube Angle74°74°74°74°74°
Top Tube Length, Horizontal555mm578mm603mm632mm661mm
Seat Tube Length367mm400mm430mm470mm520mm
Trail103mm103mm103mm103mm103mm
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Rider Reviews

  • 4.5
  • 19 Reviews

Amazing Alu Frame and geometry, disappointing components and price.

The positive points are as follow. This Aluminium frame is arguably the best one on the market right now! It is light and stiff and the geometry is as up to date as it can be. The welds are very well done and the red/papaya colour looks good although this last part is very subjective. As for the negative points; the price/value is very disappointing to say the least. The BB is a sram powerspline combined to a SX crankset which is by far the heaviest and cheapest combo on the market. I find it difficult to understand why the the whole drivetrain is the most basic Sram SX when I buy a 2000$ bike (NX and GX isn't that much more expensive). All of this led me to upgrade almost everything including the Sram Level T brakes because they are so heavy and basic. In conclusion: I give the frame and geometry a 5 stars rating and 1 star for the value and components. Overall rating of 3/5 stars.


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Anthony

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As it should be

Very happy with purchase experience. Bike came in perfect condition and no surprises.

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Yes!

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mtbCharles H.

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Specialized Chisel Made MY LIFE more SPECIAL!!!

Bought the Chisel 2 months ago now and have been loving it. The bike is everything I wanted. Shout out to Mount McDowell Cycles in Fountain Hills, AZ doing a great job with the assembly. I recommend getting it shipped to a local bike shop for them to assemble unless you are one that really likes assembling. Overall couldn't be happier with the purchase.

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Michael M.

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Great bike

This is an incredibly fast bike for a mountain bike. It's fairly light and rolls over anything with the 29" tires. I bought the charcoal color and several people have commented that they like the look. All of the components seem well matched to the bike and an excellent value for the $1350 sale price. Originally I was going to buy a Rockhopper Expert, however for $50 more decided to go with the Chisel. The local shop owner told me that it was a good choice and the Chisel is a huge step up. Overall, I'm really impressed with Specialized and am going to order my son a Rockhopper this week. I would definitely recommend this bike especially for anyone who needs more than what a gravel bike can handle yet will not be doing crazy death defying stunts that would require a full suspension. This bike is perfect for typical single track riding.

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Dan

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Great value for a little

Great value for a little more than a Rockhopper. Boost makes it easy for upgrades.

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William O.

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Great Bike

Good base bike, I love the colour of the frame, It is a Light bike!!! I might upgrade some of the parts maybe in the future, but yeah worth buying.

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Sean

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sizing

Great bike performance is excellent, but the sizing is off. I am 5ft 2in and I fit fine on a medium on twenty nines. So, I would say go a size up then what you were going to get.


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fritz

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Excellent starting platform

Pretty unbeatable as far as shred to price ratio goes. Really excellent frame, worthy of much higher end components. I bought this with the full intentions of ripping it apart and upgrading most everything before I even rode it. And I have My XL comes in at 26lbs, I upgraded to a Sid SL, SLX crank, Sunrace cassette, Tubeless, the rims are tubeless ready and they include valve stems, The rims weigh 1800grams, not bad for a training wheelset. I also added a dropper. Changed out the bars and stem. The internal dropper post routing is easy and well done. Super fun bike, I love it.

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Guest G.

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Arrived broken

I had high hopes for this bike, checking it out while assembling it. It looked fantastic. But the cassette would not spin freely on the rear wheel, it was locked to the rear wheel at all times. The only option given to me on the 800 number was to drive an hour away to a bike shop. Drop the bike off, wait two to three weeks while they look at it and fix it and then drive another hour each way back to the bike shop to pick it up. A terrible option, so I returned the bike. Very very disappointed in the support.

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Jerry A.

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I love it! I love it! I love it!

Amazing bike for the price. I upgraded the shocks to fox factory and popped a transfer dropper on. Can't wait to race it. The only thing about the bike is the SX shifting, but having a lower in shifting is one of the only ways specialized was able to make this bike so affordable. So no real complaints. Thanks you Specialized!


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Martin

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