Specialized Women's Chisel Expert - 2019

Specialized Women's Chisel Expert
  • Color: Gloss Satin Acid Lava/Plum Purple
  • Color: Satin Gloss Black/Acid Kiwi
$2,020.00
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Details

Often times, carbon gets all of the attention, but as our Senior Advanced R&D Engineer, Chuck Teixeira, 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 Women's Chisel Expert with two-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 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's gotten such a bad rap.

And to further improve this feel, the Chisel also features our XC 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.

The build on this Chisel features a SRAM NX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain, powerful SRAM TL hydraulic disc brakes, and 25-millimeter-wide alloy wheels that are optimized for weight and traction. Even better, almost every component has been tailored specifically for women, from the handlebar width to the crankarm length, all the way to our superlative Myth Sport saddle.

- Given its lightweight and ultra-stiff characteristics, M5 aluminum was the natural choice for the frame's construction. And when complemented with our speed-focused Women's 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, while an easily accessible compression and rebound adjust permit you to customize the feel according to the terrain at hand.

- SRAM's 12-speed NX Eagle groupset, with its 11-50t cassette, provides a wide gear range that lets you spin up the climbs, yet have plenty of top end for the descents. One-by setups also decrease weight and make it next to impossible to drop a chain.

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, 51mm offset, (XS: 80mm, S: 90mm, M-XL: 100mm of travel)
Axles Front: 15x110mm thru-axle
Rear: 12x148mm thru-axle
Hubs Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 24h/28h
Spokes Stainless, 14g
Tires Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
Crankset Truvativ STYLO, DUB
Chainrings Steel, 30T
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB, threaded BB
Chain SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
Rear Derailleur SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
Cassette/Rear Cogs SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed, 11-50t
Shifters SRAM NX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
Handlebars Specialized Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 720mm, 31.8 clamp
Tape/Grips Specialized Sip Grip
Stem Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
Brakes SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc
Pedals Specialized Dirt
Saddle Myth Sport, steel rails, 155mm
Seat Post Specialized, alloy, single-bolt, 27.2mm

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
Gloss Satin Acid Lava/Plum Purple / X-Small 888818411283 91719-3301
Gloss Satin Acid Lava/Plum Purple / Small 888818411931 91719-3302
Gloss Satin Acid Lava/Plum Purple / Medium 888818411023 91719-3303
Satin Gloss Black/Acid Kiwi / X-Small 888818411900 91719-3401
Satin Gloss Black/Acid Kiwi / Small 888818411054 91719-3402

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