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Specialized Chisel DSW Expert 29 2018

Specialized Chisel DSW Expert 29 2018

  • D'Aluisio M5 alloy frame 29er hardtail
  • SRAM 1x11-equipped Specialized mountain bike
  • RockShox Reba RL trail hardtail MTB

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Specialized Chisel DSW Expert 29 2018

This classy black RockShox Reba RL / SRAM 1x11-equipped 29er hardtail is built on Specialized's best D'Aluisio M5 lightweight alloy mountain bike frame tubing.

Just goes to show: in Specialized's hands, the Chisel is no blunt tool.

Here's how they Specialized describe their Chisel DSW Expert

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.

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Technical Data

Specialized Chisel DSW Expert 29
2018
 
FRAMESpecialized D'Aluisio Smartweld M5 Alloy, XC Geometry, internal cable routing, BSA BB, 12x148mm rear end, triangulated post-mount 160mm brake
FORKRockShox Reba RL 29, Solo Air, 51mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle (S: 90mm, M-XL: 100mm of travel)
FRONT HUBSpecialized disc, 15x110mm spacing, torque caps, 32h
REAR HUBSpecialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 32h
SPOKESStainless, 14g
RIMSSpecialized Alloy 29, 25mm internal width
FRONT TYREFast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.3"
REAR TYREFast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.1"
INNER TUBESStandard, Presta valve
SHIFT LEVERSRAM GX, trigger, 1x11-speed
REAR DERAILLEURSRAM GX, long cage, 11-speed
CASSETTESRAM NX, 11-speed, 11-42t
CHAINKMC X11, 11-speed w/ Missing Link
CRANKSETRace Face Aeffect
CHAINRINGSSteel, 30T
BOTTOM BRACKETRace Face Threaded BSA
SEATPOSTSpecialized, alloy, single bolt, 27.2mm
SADDLEBody Geometry Phenom Comp, Adaptive Edge design, Hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
SEAT BINDERSpecialized Alloy 30.8mm
HANDLEBARSSpecialized Mini-rise, 6000 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 10mm rise, 720mm width, 31.8mm clamp
STEMSpecialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
GRIPSSpecialized Sip Grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness
FRONT BRAKESRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160/180mm rotor
REAR BRAKESRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160 rotor
PEDALSSpecialized Platform, 9/16" spindle

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