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 SRAM's class-leading 1 x 11-speed XX1 drivetrain that's telepathically quick, while braking is controlled and confident with Maguara carbon brakes. Plus, the Fate's specially-tuned RockShox SID World Cup fork, lightweight carbon wheels, bar, and seatpost only add to the unfair advantage.
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.
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.
|Frame||Specialized FACT 11m carbon, women's-specific geometry, 142 x 12mm thru-axle|
|Fork||RockShox SID World Cup 29 Brain, Solo Air w/BrainFade, 80mm-travel w/tapered steerer and 15mm thru-axle|
|Rims/Wheels||Roval Control SL, carbon|
|Spokes||DT Swiss Revolution|
|Tires||Specialized S-Works Fast Trak, tubeless-ready; Front: 29 x 2.2, Rear: 29 x 2.0|
|Crankset||SRAM XX1, carbon|
|Bottom Bracket||Praxis PressFit 30|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM XX1|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM XX1, 11-speed: 10-42|
|Handlebars||Specialized XC Carbon flat|
|Tape/Grips||Specialized Sip Grip, lock-on|
|Brake Levers||Magura MT8 carbon|
|Brakes||Magura MT8 disc, 160mm Storm SL rotors|
|Pedals||Plastic test ride|
|Saddle||Specialized Women's Body Geometry Myth Expert, 155mm wide|
|Seatpost||Specialized S-Works FACT carbon|