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2019

Specialized Men's Chisel Expert

Specialized Chisel 2019

2600

Cross Country

At a glance

The 2019 Specialized Men's Chisel Expert is an Cross Country mountain bike. It sports 29" wheels, is priced at $2,600 AUD, has RockShox suspension and a SRAM drivetrain. The bike is part of Specialized's Chisel range of mountain bikes.

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 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’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 Level TL hydraulic disc brakes, and 25-millimeter-wide alloy wheels that are optimized for weight and traction.

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Specifications

Frameset
  • Frame
    Specialized D'Aluisio Smartweld M5 Alloy, XC Geometry, internal cable routing, BSA BB, 12x148mm spacing, triangulated post-mount 160mm brake
  • Fork
    RockShox Reba RL 29, Solo Air, 51mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle (S: 90mm, M-XL: 100mm of travel)
Wheels
  • Hubs
    [F] Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm thru-axle, 24h [R] Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h
  • Wheels
    Specialized XC 29, 25mm internal width, disc-specific
  • Wheel Size
    29"
  • Spokes
    Stainless, 14g
  • Tires
    [F] Fast Trak, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3" [R] Fast Trak, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
Drivetrain
  • Chain
    SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
  • Crank
    Truvativ STYLO, DUB
  • Bottom Bracket
    SRAM DUB, threaded BB
  • Rear Derailleur
    SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
  • Shifters
    SRAM NX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
  • Cassette
    SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed, 11-50t
  • Pedals
    Specialized Dirt
Components
  • Brakeset
    [F] SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc [R] SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc
  • Handlebar
    Specialized Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp
  • Saddle
    Body Geometry Phenom Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
  • Seatpost
    Specialized, alloy, single-bolt, 27.2mm
  • Stem
    Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise

FAQ

Q: How much is a 2019 Specialized Men's Chisel Expert?

A 2019 Specialized Men's Chisel Expert is typically priced around $2,600 AUD when new. Be sure to shop around for the best price, and also look to the used market for a great deal.

Q: What size wheels does the 2019 Specialized Men's Chisel Expert have?

The 2019 Specialized Men's Chisel Expert has 29" wheels.

Q: What size 2019 Specialized Men's Chisel Expert should I get?

After measuring your height, use the size chart below to find the typical Specialized Men's Chisel Expert size for your height. Remember that these sizes are a general guide and bike sizes can vary between riders and bikes. The best way to find your size is to go for a test ride.

Rider Height (cm)Rider Height (in)Frame Size
148cm - 158cm4'10" - 5'2"XS
158cm - 168cm5'2" - 5'6"S
168cm - 178cm5'6" - 5' 10"M
178cm - 185cm5'10" - 6'1"L
185cm - 193cm6'1" - 6'4"XL
193cm - 198cm6'4" - 6'6"XXL

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