Specialized Men's Chisel Comp 2018 Mountain Bike
If you're thinking about taking the plunge into XC racing, do it with the Chisel Comp. It embodies all of the qualities you'd expect from an XC race bike, like light overall weight, incredible stiffness, and a race-oriented geometry. Consider it the vessel that's bringing performance to the masses.
Traditional welding methods create frame joints by connecting tubes to cylinders, leaving the performance & 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 for 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 question 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 the head tube, and a slacked out front end, the result of which is a tremendous increase in downhill stability, plus a wider fit range. And just as importantly, this doesn't require any sacrifice of climbing proficiency.
The build on this, it features a mixture of Shimano Deore and XT two-by components for a wide range of gears. You'll also find powerful MT500 Deore hydraulic disc brakes, a historically revered RockShox Judy fork with up to 100mm of travel (size-specific), and 25-millimeter-wide alloy wheels that are optimized for weight and traction.
- Given its lightweight and ultra-stiff characteristics, M5 aluminium was the natural choice for the frame's construction. And when complemented with our 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.
- Rocks and bumps are soaked up via the RockShox Judy fork with 90/100 millimetres of travel (size-specific). It features proprietary technology from RockShox, like its Solo Air™ spring, that maintains an ideal equilibrium, as well as being one of the lightest air springs on the market.
- The Shimano Deore XT rear derailleur is one of the most sought after components in mountain biking. It's remarkably reliable, precise and crisp in its shifting, and is nothing if not durable.
Specialized at Dales Cycles
Since 1974 Specialized have been producing innovative and technically advanced cycling products.
The Stumpjumper is recognised as the first commercially available mountain bike back in 1981. The Roubaix in 2005 begun the endurance road category and has gone onto to win three times at Paris-Roubaix. Today the brand represents all types of riders, from performance, mountain biking to commuting and children.
Dales Cycles has been selling Specialized since 1988 and today are one of the leading stores for the brand in the UK. We have a BodyGeometry Fit service with the only Level 3 Certified fitter in Scotland.
All our staff have many years’ experience with the Specialized brand and will be able to offer you the best advice for your riding needs. Authorised as a S-Works and Test Centre location with accredited fit and service technicians for the Venge ViAS “Aero is Everything” road bicycle.
|Frame||Specialized D'Aluisio Smartweld M5 Alloy, XC Geometry, internal cable routing, BSA BB, 12x148mm rear end, triangulated post-mount 160mm brake|
|Fork||RockShox Judy 29, Solo Air, 51mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle (S: 90mm, M-XL: 100mm of travel)|
|Bottom Bracket||Threaded BSA|
|Shift Levers||Shimano Deore, i-spec clamp, 11-speed|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Deore down swing, 2x10|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XT, Shadow Plus, GS cage, 10-speed|
|Crankset||Stout XC Alloy Boost|
|Chain||KMC X10, 10-speed w/ Missing Link™|
|Cassette||Shimano Deore, 10-speed, 11-36t|
|Front Brake||Shimano MT500 Deore, hydraulic disc, 180/160mm rotor|
|Rear Brake||Shimano MT500 Deore, hydraulic disc, 160mm rotor|
|Front Tyre||Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 29x2.3", 60 TPI, Aramid folding bead, 2Bliss Ready|
|Rear Tyre||Fast Trak, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"|
|Inner Tubes||Standard, Presta valve|
|Front Hub||Front hub, disc, 15x110mm spacing, torque caps, 32h|
|Rear Hub||Specialized disc, alloy, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 32h|
|Rims||Specialized Alloy 29, 25mm internal width|
|Handlebars||Specialized Mini-rise, 6000 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 10mm rise, 720mm width, 31.8mm clamp|
|Grips||Specialized Sip Grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness|
|Stem||Specialized Alloy, 3D forged, 4-bolt, 6-degree|
|Saddle||Body Geometry Phenom Comp, Adaptive Edge design, Hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm|
|Seat Post||Specialized, alloy, 2-bolt, 27.2mm|
|Seat Binder||Specialized Alloy 30.8mm|
|Pedals||Specialized Platform, 9/16" spindle|
Fully Assembled Delivery from Dales Cycles
Dales Cycles is one of the only online cycle retailers in the Uk to offer a delivery option that trly reflects a 'fully built' bike arriving at your door. This premium delivery option is known as 'Ready to Ride' and costs £25* per bike.
'Ready to Ride' bikes come in a bespoke bike box, with a minimal packaging approach and all tools supplied, you really can be off and riding your new bike in less than a few minutes.
This unique premium delivery service eliminates the need for foam, bubble wrap and zip-ties too, so it’s also better for the planet. We recycle all this stuff, so where you can, please try and do the same. Apart from doing your bit for mother Earth, it will give you a warm, fuzzy feeling that you just can't buy!
Free Standard Delivery
In addition to our 'Ready to Ride' premium delivery service, we also offer a 'Free Standard Delivery' option on all bikes, and orders over £20*. Bikes ordered using the free service will require some basic setup on delivery. An easy to follow setup guide is provided with all bikes using the free delivery service.
Due to the extra weight of electric bikes, we are unable to ship these fully assembled. Instead, your bike will be built, configured and checked by our mechanics before being packed back into it's original box.
This method requires removing the front wheel, handlebars, pedals and seatpost, which will need to be reinstalled upon arrival.
To help with this we have a video guiding you through every step! However, if there's anything you'd like any help or advice, please contact us by calling 0141 332 2705 or by e-mailing [email protected]
2-7 Working Days (Excludes Weekends & Public Holidays)
Standard Free Delivery: Available on all orders over £20 at Dales Cycles*
Premium 'Ready to Ride': £25 per bike*
Bicycles to Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and Northern Island will incur a courier charge of £20 and estimated delivery is 3-9 working days (excludes weekends and public holidays)
Parts, Accessories & Clothing
Items Under £20: £2.50 Delivery
Dispatched by Royal Mail
3-5 Working Days to Deliver (excludes weekends and public holidays)
Items Over £20: Free Delivery*
3-5 Working Days to Deliver (excludes weekends and public holidays)
- Small items Dispatched by Royal Mail
- Bulky/Heavy Goods Dispatched by DPD
*Bulky/Heavy goods (Bikes, Turbo Trainers, Workstands etc) to the Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and Northern Ireland will incur a courier charge of £20
More help is on hand by calling 0141 332 2705 or by emailing [email protected] where one of our helpful staff members will be glad to answer any questions you may have.
We try our best to process orders as soon as we receive them, most orders will be dispatched within 24 hours and we aim to dispatch all orders within 1-3 working days of order confirmation.
Delivery times may be longer in circumstances where items need to be specially ordered due to size requirements or the item no longer being in stock and you would like an alternative or to wait on it arriving back into stock.
We will advise you of any possible delays when you place your order.
You will receive an email confirmation at various stages of your order process as well as upon dispatch.
We use either TNT, DHL, DPD or Royal Mail Tracked Delivery Service for all deliveries.
A signature will be required to receive your order*
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You can use these emails to access TNT, DHL, DPD or Royal Mails Track and Trace system on their respective websites. This will give you information regarding expected delivery times.
All orders are sent using either TNT Next Working Day, DHL Next Working Day, DPD Next Working Day or Royal Mail tracked service.
Depending on your location and the time of year, your order should arrive, at the latest, 3 working days after dispatch.
If your item has not been received after this time you can contact TNT, DHL, DPD or Royal Mail directly, quoting your Tracking Reference number or contact Dales Cycles by emailing [email protected].
Although we can take no responsibility for any delivery delays or problems out-with our control caused by TNT, DHL, DPD, Royal Mail or any other carrier, we will do all we can to help resolve any delivery problems.
You will be responsible for the items as soon as they are delivered so please check your delivery before you sign for it and if your package is damaged please sign for it as such and contact us to let us know.
*During Covid-19, many couriers are not taking signatures
Over the Christmas period our website and store will be closed on the dates found here. Orders can still be placed during this time and will be processed as quickly as possible when the doors open again.
Please note that in the case of items which need to be ordered in for you, our suppliers will be operating their own schedule of Christmas closures. If this would cause a delay to your order we will be in touch in inform you and help arrange the best solution.
*Highlands & Islands Surcharge
Sometimes, we may need to apply a shipping surcharge at checkout for remote locations. This will be calculated automatically and applied where appropriate.
For deliveries in the Highlands & Islands, our couriers tend to outsource the final leg of delivery, hence the increased cost.
We only ship to UK destinations.