Specialized Men's Chisel Expert - 1x - 2018

Often times, carbon gets all of the attention, but with its D'Aluisio Smartweld aluminum frame, the Specialized Chisel Expert is a hidden gem. Traditional welding methods create frame joints by connecting tubes to cylinders, leaving the per ...(Read More)

Specialized Men's Chisel Expert - 1x
  • Color: Gloss Rocket Red/Black
  • Color: Satin Gloss Black/Hyper Green
$1,739.99
$1,850.00
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Often times, carbon gets all of the attention, but with its D'Aluisio Smartweld aluminum frame, the Specialized Chisel Expert is a hidden gem. 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 Specialized 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 Specialized's XC 29 geometry which took their 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, and 25-millimeter-wide alloy wheels that are optimized for weight and traction.

- Given its lightweight and ultra-stiff characteristics, M5 aluminum was the natural choice for the frame's construction. And when complemented with Specialized's speed-focused XC 29 Geometry, D'Aluisio Smartweld technology, and internal cable routing, you get a bike that compromises nothing in delivering explosive speed, confident handling, and hassle-free maintenance.

- A custom RockShox Reba RL 29 fork offers up 90/100mm of smooth travel (size-specific), while an easily accessible compression and rebound adjusts permit you to customize the feel according to the terrain at hand.

- SRAM GX handles one-by shifting duties, practically eliminating dropped chains and reducing overall bike weight.

Specs

Frame Specialized D'Aluisio Smartweld M5 Alloy, XC Geometry, internal cable routing, BSA BB, triangulated post-mount 160mm brake
Fork RockShox Reba RL 29, Solo Air, 51mm offset, (S: 90mm, M-XL: 100mm of travel)
Axles Front: 15x110mm thru-axle
Rear: 12x148mm
Rims/Wheels Specialized Alloy 29, 25mm internal width
Tires Front: Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 29x2.3", 60 TPI, Aramid folding bead, 2Bliss Ready
Fast Trak, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
Crankset Race Face Aeffect
Chainrings 30T
Bottom Bracket Race Face Threaded BSA
Chain KMC X11, 11-speed w/ Missing Link
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX, long cage, 11-speed
Cassette/Rear Cogs SRAM NX, 11-speed, 10-42t
Shifters SRAM GX, trigger, 11-speed
Handlebars Specialized Mini-rise, 6000 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 10mm rise, 720mm width, 31.8mm clamp
Tape/Grips Specialized Sip Grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness
Stem Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
Brake Levers SRAM
Brakes SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160/180mm rotor
Saddle Body Geometry Phenom Comp, Adaptive Edge design, Hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
Seat Post Specialized, alloy, single bolt, 27.2mm

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Gloss Rocket Red/Black / Large 00888818340590 91718-3204 42280
Satin Gloss Black/Hyper Green / Large 00888818341160 91718-3104 42276
Gloss Rocket Red/Black / Medium 00888818340965 91718-3203 42279
Satin Gloss Black/Hyper Green / Medium 00888818340811 91718-3103 42275
Gloss Rocket Red/Black / Small 00888818341085 91718-3202 42278
Satin Gloss Black/Hyper Green / Small 00888818340583 91718-3102 42274
Gloss Rocket Red/Black / X-Large 00888818340989 91718-3205 42281
Satin Gloss Black/Hyper Green / X-Large 00888818341023 91718-3105 42277