New Shop Display Bike (only test ridden +/- 50 miles). Often times, carbon gets all of the attention, but as our Senior Advanced R&D Engineer, Chuck :, 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 strongthe 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.
Frame: Specialized D'Aluisio Smartweld M5 Alloy, XC Geometry, internal cable routing, BSA BB, 12x148mm spacing, triangulated post-mount 160mm brake. Fork: RockShox SID WC Brain 110mm Spacing.Rear Der: Sram XO1 Eagle. Wheels: Roval Control SL 29 XD Driver (carbon). Tires: Specialized Fasttrak (set up tubeless). Bar: TRUVATIV Nior T30 (carbon). Seatpost: Specialized alloy single bolt 27.2mm. Saddle: Specialized Power Expert 143mm. The item "Specialized Chisel Medium RockShox Sid WC Brain Sram Eagle XO1 Carbon Wheels" is in sale since Monday, November 12, 2018. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Cycling\Bicycles". The seller is "bicyclebro" and is located in Savannah, Georgia. This item can be shipped to United States.