The Fuse Expert 29 thriving on the kind of technical trails that make other hardtails cry. The top-shelf Fuse Expert 29 brings all of that to play with its light-yet-burly M4 aluminum chassis and a component package that takes a beating and comes back for more.
ROWDY BY DESIGN
The Fuse is loaded with smart touches. The wide-diameter down tube boosts stiffness. The low-slung top tube gives you the clearance to throw the bike around on tight trails. And while this Fuse's 29x2.6 tires give it a precise, nimble feel, the frame is also compatible with 27.5+ wheels and tires.
If you fail to nail the geometry, advanced materials and innovative designs still amount to nothing out on the trail. Fuse gets it right. The long reach gives you even weight distribution. The slack head angle lends confidence on sketchy descents. The steep seat angle makes quick work of steep climbs.
TAKES A BEATING
- 130-millimeters of plush suspension courtesy of a Fox Float 34 Rythm fork.
- Stout Trail SL wheelset is light yet fends off abuse.
- Shimano SLX 12-speed drivetrain gives you single-ring simplicity yet lets you tackle big climbs without coughing up a lung.
A dropper seatpost allows you to quickly lower and raise your seat to give you an ideal riding position. Dropping your seat creates a lower center of gravity for better control and maneuverability on steep descents, while raising it puts you at normal riding height for efficient pedaling.
Construction can include either hydraulic- or cable-actuated systems and the post’s travel can either be infinitely adjustable or stopped at set intervals, depending on the model.
Dropper seatposts come in standard lengths and diameters and vary by the amount of travel.
Pedals sold separately
|Frame||Specialized M4 Premium Aluminum, 148mm thru-axle, adjustable dropout, SS compatible, tapered head tube, internal cable routing|
|Fork||FOX FLOAT 34 Rhythm, GRIP damper, two position Sweep adjustment, 15x110mm Kabolt axle, 44mm offset, 130mm of travel|
Front: 110 x 15mm
Rear: 148 x 12mm
|Rims/Wheels||Alloy SL, disc only, double-wall, 29mm internal width, 28h, tubeless ready|
Front: Shimano MT410-B, Centerlock 28h, 15x110 Boost
Rear: Shimano MT510-B, Centerlock 28h, 12x148 Boost, Microspline
|Crankset||Shimano SLX, M7120 12spd|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano, BB-MT800, Threaded|
|Chain||Shimano SLX, M7100 w/Quicklink|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano SLX M7100, SGS, 12-speed|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano SLX, CS-M7100, 12-speed, 10-51t|
|Shifters||Shimano SLX, M7100, 12spd|
|Handlebars||Stout Riser, double-butted alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 5-degree upsweep, 15mm rise, 750mm / 780mm width, 31.8mm|
|Tape/Grips||Specialized Trail Grips|
|Stem||Stout 3D-forged alloy, 31.8mm, 6-degree rise|
|Saddle||Bridge Comp, Hollow Cr-mo rails, 155/143mm|
|Seat Post||TranzX dropper, 34.9mm, XS-S: 100mm, M: 120mm, L/XL: 150mm Travel|
* Subject to change without notice.