Specialized's S-Works Fate Carbon 29 is a no-compromise full carbon hardtail for female athletes who want an unfair advantage on everything from race courses to local rides. The women's geometry with a lower, longer, go-fast position shapes the sub-1,200 gram frame. The fit has plenty of standover, and combines Specialized's awesome 29er traits for nimble handling and snappy accelerations. And this bike rolls with the best: you've got XTR shifting that's telepathic while braking is controlled and confident with Maguara carbon discs. Plus, the Fate's specially-tuned SID suspension fork, light carbon wheels, bar and seatpost only add to the unfair advantage.
To optimize fit, pedaling efficiency, comfort and control, Specialized tailors the geometry and components on their women’s bikes to feminine physiques. The frames are engineered with smaller-diameter tubes to decrease weight and increase compliance. Shorter top tubes provide a perfect fit and greater stand-over height on small frames allows for easy on/off. And, for a truly custom feel, Specialized includes small-diameter grips, narrow handlebars and women's saddles that make every ride more fun and comfortable than you could ever imagine.
This frame utilizes Specialized’s advanced FACT IS (Integrated Structure) construction method. By separating the frame into four main parts — the front triangle, seat tube/bottom bracket, chainstays and seatstays — Specialized is able to optimize each carbon piece for its specific purpose and create a structure that’s incredibly light, impeccably stiff and impressively strong.
Pedals sold separately
|Frame||Specialized FACT 11m carbon, women's-specific geometry|
|Fork||RockShox SID World Cup, 80mm-travel w/tapered steerer and Brain Fade|
|Rims/Wheels||Roval Control Trail SL, carbon|
|Spokes||DT Swiss Revolution|
|Tires||Specialized tubeless-ready S-Works Fast Trak, 29 x 2.0|
|Crankset||Specialized S-Works OS carbon|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano XTR|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XTR Shadow Plus|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano XTR, 10-speed: 11-36|
|Handlebars||Specialized S-Works XC Carbon flat|
|Tape/Grips||Specialized Sip Grip|
|Brake Levers||Magura MT8 carbon|
|Brakes||Magura MT8 disc, 6-inch rotors|
|Saddle||Specialized Women's BG Jett Expert Gel, Ti rails|