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Specialized Men's Chisel Expert - 1X 2018 Mountain Bike

Specialized Men's Chisel Expert - 1X 2018 Mountain Bike
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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 aluminium bike lately, you haven't ridden an aluminium bike." And with its D'Aluisio Smartweld frame, the Chisel Expert with one-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 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 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 (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.
  • 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.

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.

More Information
Brand Specialized
Frame Material Alloy
Fork RockShox Reba RL 29, Solo Air, 51mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle (S: 90mm, M-XL: 100mm of travel)
Bottom Bracket Race Face Threaded BSA
Shift Levers SRAM GX, trigger, 11-speed
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX, long cage, 11-speed
Crankset Race Face Aeffect
Chainrings Steel, 30T
Chain KMC X11, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™
Cassette SRAM NX, 11-speed, 10-42t
Front Brake SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160/180mm rotor
Rear Brake SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160 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 Specialized 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
Spokes Stainless, 14g
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 XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
Saddle Body Geometry Phenom Comp, Adaptive Edge design, Hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
Seat Post Specialized, alloy, single bolt, 27.2mm
Seat Binder Specialized Alloy 30.8mm
Pedals Specialized Platform, 9/16" spindle
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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.

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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]

Bikes are excluded from next day delivery to allow for assembly and quality checking by our team of professional bike builders.

 

 

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    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].

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    *During Covid-19, many couriers are not taking signatures

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