Safire Expert
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Safire Expert

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Safire Expert
Technical Specifications
If you aren't already obsessed with trail riding, the Safire will inspire you to keep coming back for more. With an intuitive FlowControl Brain damper, FSR suspension and an ultra low standover frame that's balanced for climbing and descending, it's easily the most versatile women's XC Trail bike on the market and the most fun you'll have on the trail.
  • Custom Shimano 2-piece crankset promises stiffness, efficiency and high quality
  • Versatile Fox Talas RL alloy fork with 140-100mm adjustable travel, compression/rebound adjust and lockout is built to conquer any obstacle
  • Avid Elixir CR SL hydraulic disc brakes feature tool-free reach and pad contact adjustment for complete control and powerful stopping performance
  • Specialized Ariel women's saddle with hollow Cr-Mo rails features lightweight foam cushioning and a Body Geometry ergonomic cutout for pressure relief
  • S-Works The Captain front tire with Aramid bead and The Captain Control rear tire combine for versatile XC performance approved by XC legend Ned Overend
  • Safire-tuned AFR Brain rear shock with Trail Tune inertia valve and Brain Fade adjustment dials in the perfect blend of pedaling efficiency and bump compliance
  • FACT 9m carbon FSR frame with M5 alloy seatstays/chainstays, women's-specific geometry and tubing, and a DMD derailleur mount create an all-around lightweight and high performance trail ride

Technical Specifications

CHAIN SRAM PC-971, 9-speed w/Power Link
BOTTOM BRACKET Custom Shimano integrated
CRANKSET Custom Shimano FC-M762, 2pc., S/M: 170mm, L: 175mm
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano M660 SLX, DMD, top swing, dual pull
SHIFT LEVERS SRAM X-9 aluminum trigger
CASSETTE Shimano HG61, 9-speed, 11-34t
CHAINRINGS 44A x 32A x 22S, 4-bolt, 104/64mm
REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM X-0, 9-speed, mid cage
FORK Fox Talas RL, 140/120/100mm, alloy steerer, compression and rebound adj. w/ LO
REAR SHOCK Specialized AFR Brain Shock w/ remote Trail Tune inertia valve, rebound adj. and Brain Fade, 7.25x1.75"", Safire tuned
FRONT HUB Hi Lo disc, CNC flange, sealed cartridge bearing, 9mm DT RWS, alloy QR, 28h
REAR HUB Custom DT Swiss 330SL w/ alloy freehub, QR, 32h
INNER TUBES Ultralight presta valve
SPOKES DT Swiss Competition 1.8/1.6mm stainless
FRONT TIRE S-Works The Captain, 26x2.2"", 120 TPI, tubeless ready aramid bead, dual compound
RIMS Custom DT Swiss X420SL, 24mm w/ eyelets, 28/32h
REAR TIRE The Captain Control, 26x2.0"", 60 TPI, tubeless ready Aramid bead, dual compound
SADDLE Specialized women's Ariel, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
SEATPOST 2014 butted alloy, single bolt setback, 30.9mm
STEM 3D forged alloy, adjustable rise, 31.8mm clamp
HANDLEBARS Specialized XC low rise bar, butted 7050 alloy, 31.8mm, 640mm wide, 8 degree back sweep, 6 degree up
GRIPS Specialized waffle lock on grip
FRONT BRAKE Custom Avid Elixir CR SL, alloy backed semi-met pads, alloy Elixir CR lever w/pad contact and reach adj. 160mm rotor
BRAKE LEVERS Custom Avid Elixir CR SL Hydraulic, tool-less adj. reach and pad contact
REAR BRAKE Custom Avid Elixir CR SL, alloy backed semi-met pads, alloy Elixer CR lever w/pad contact & reach adj, S/M: 140mm, L: 160mm rotor
HEADSET 1-1/8"" Threadless, 10mm insertion alloy cups, sealed cartridge bearing
SEAT BINDER 7050 hard annodized alloy collar w/ QR, 34.9mm clamp ID, black
FRAME Safire FSR M5 manipulated alloy frame w/ women's ORE TT/DT, sealed cartridge bearing pivots, DMD front, replaceable derailleur hanger, disc only, 120mm travel


Geometry Chart

- Geometry

  S M L
Crank Length 170mm 170mm 175mm
Stem Length 60mm 75mm 75mm
Seatpost Length 350mm 350mm 350mm
Handlebar Width 640mm 640mm 640mm
Reach 386mm 404mm 441mm
Stack 562mm 581mm 590mm
Chainstay Length 420mm 420mm 420mm
Top Tube Length (Actual) 524mm 547mm 583mm
Ground-Top 897mm 916mm 925mm
Top Tube Length (Horizontal) 542mm 565mm 605mm
Head Tube Angle - Low Setting 68.5° 68.5° 68.5°
Standover Height 690mm 696mm 717mm
Head Tube Height 100mm 120mm 130mm
Wheel Base 1068mm 1093mm 1134mm
Seat Tube Angle (Actual) - Low Setting 71° 71° 71°
Seat Tube Angle (Effective) - Low Setting 74.5° 74.5° 74.5°
Seat Tube Length - Center to Top 394mm 431mm 470mm
Bottom Bracket Height - Low Setting 335mm 335mm 335mm