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All too often, trail riders feel locked between a rock and a hard place. On one hand, you need to climb, and on the other, you need to descend. The reality of this situation is that you're typically forced to sacrifice on one end or the other, and needless to say, we didn't like that. This is where our Fuse Sport comes in.
We like to call it the ultimate trail hardtail, and with our 6Fattie Wheel/Tire System, this becomes more than just talk. Its 27.5x3.0" tires put out more traction, more floatation, and better handling without sacrificing anything to efficiency on climbs. This system also allows 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.
And to solidify itself as a proper trail machine, this 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 SR Suntour fork with 100mm of travel.
- The frame features an A1 Premium Aluminum construction that provides the ideal blend of efficiency and durability. 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.
- An SR Suntour XCR Air 6Fattie fork features stiff 32mm stanchions and up to 100mm of smooth travel.
- The SRAM one-by drivetrain simplifies shifting duties and saves weight when compared to a traditional two-by setup.
|FRAME||A1 Premium Aluminum w/smooth welding, Zero Stack 44 head tube, forged post mount 160mm disc, 141mm QR dropout, alloy replaceable derailleur hanger|
|SEAT BINDER||Alloy, 34.9mm|
|FORK||Suntour XCR Air, 27.5+, tapered steerer, 15x110mm thru-axle, 80/100mm travel|
|RIMS||Stout 38 27.5, 19mm rim depth, 38mm internal width, 24/28h|
|FRONT HUB||Stout 110, alloy, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm thru-axle, 24h|
|REAR HUB||Stout 141, alloy, sealed cartridge bearings, 6-bolt disc, 10-speed freehub, quick-release, 10x141mm spacing, 28h|
|SPOKES||Stainless, black, 14g|
|FRONT TIRE||Ground Control, 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"|
|INNER TUBES||Standard, Presta valve|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||SRAM GX Type 2.1 rear derailleur, long cage, 10-speed|
|SHIFT LEVERS||SRAM X5, trigger, 10-speed|
|CASSETTE||Sunrace, 10-speed, 11-42t|
|CHAIN||SRAM PC-1031, 10-speed w/ PowerLock|
|CRANKSET||SRAM NX, alloy, 24mm spindle, 52mm chainline, 175/170mm crankarm, direct mount X-Sync chainring|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||SRAM GXP, 73mm|
|STEM||Specialized, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise|
|HANDLEBARS||Stout riser, 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|
|SADDLE||Body Geometry Henge Sport, steel rails, 143mm|
|SEATPOST||Alloy, 12.5mm offset, 2-bolt clamp, 27.2mm|
|FRONT BRAKE||Tektro Gemini, hydraulic disc, resin pads, i-Spec compatible, 180mm rotor|
|REAR BRAKE||Tektro Gemini, hydraulic disc, resin pads, i-Spec compatible, 160mm rotor|
|PEDALS||Specialized Dirt Pedals|
Fuse - Geometry
|Top Tube Length, Horizontal||553mm||585mm||605mm||629mm||654mm|
|Seat Tube Angle||73°||73°||73°||73°||74°|
|Head Tube Angle||68.5°||68.5°||68.5°||68.5°||68.5°|
|Seat Tube Length||330mm||373mm||432mm||460mm||510mm|
|BB Height, 29x2.3"||317mm||317mm||317mm||317mm||317mm|
|Head Tube Length||100mm||100mm||100mm||115mm||130mm|
|Bike Standover Height||715mm||755mm||785mm||808mm||841mm|
|Fork Length, Full||500mm||520mm||520mm||520mm||520mm|