Men's Chisel Expert - 1x
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 one-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 SRAM GX and NX one-by components for efficient shifts and added protection against dropping the chain. You'll also find powerful SRAM Level TL hydraulic disc brakes, a dependable RockShox Reba RL fork with up to 100mm of travel (size-specific), and 25-millimeter-wide alloy wheels that are optimized for weight and traction.
Specialized D'Aluisio Smartweld M5 Alloy, XC Geometry, internal cable routing, BSA BB, 12x148mm rear end, triangulated post-mount 160mm brake
Stout XC 29, 25mm internal width, disc-specific
Specialized disc, 15x110mm spacing, torque caps, 32h
Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 32h
Fast Trak, 60 TPI, GRIPTON® compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
Standard, Presta valve
Fast Trak, 60 TPI, GRIPTON® compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.1"
RockShox Reba RL 29, Solo Air, 51mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle (S: 90mm, M-XL: 100mm of travel)
SRAM GX, trigger, 11-speed
SRAM GX, long cage, 11-speed
KMC X11, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™
Race Face Threaded BSA
SRAM NX, 11-speed, 11-42t
Race Face Aeffect
Specialized Mini-rise, 6000 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 10mm rise, 720mm width, 31.8mm clamp
Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
Body Geometry Phenom Comp, Adaptive Edge design, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
Specialized Sip Grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness
Specialized, alloy, single-bolt, 27.2mm
SRAM Level TL, Hydraulic Disc
SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160
Specialized Platform, 9/16" spindle
* Weights based on production painted frames as pictured. Actual weights will vary based on colorway, frame size, and component variation. Specifications are subject to change without notice. // eslint-disable-line react/no-danger
|Head Tube Length||95mm||95mm||110mm||125mm|
|Head Tube Angle||69.8°||69.8°||69.8°||69.8°|
|Fork Length, Full||496mm||506mm||506mm||506mm|
|Top Tube Length, Horizontal||567mm||594mm||622mm||648mm|
|Bike Standover Height||760mm||790mm||814mm||845mm|
|Seat Tube Length||400mm||430mm||470mm||520mm|
|Seat Tube Angle||74°||74°||74°||74°|