Last year, Specialized's Fuse proved that more volume means more speed. And this year, they took a proven idea and made it even better with a carbon frame. Say hello to the Fuse Expert Carbon 6Fattie. The lightweight FACT 10m carbon fiber frame construction blends stiffness with low weight to form the pinnacle of efficiency, while internal routing and an integrated SWAT Door create a tidy aesthetic and zero-hassle storage. Up front, the Rhythm FLOAT 34 is the latest trail-taming fork from the masterminds at Fox, offering two-position sweep adjust and 120mm of plush travel. On top of a plush fork, the build features Specialized's 6Fattie Wheel System in order to put out more traction, more flotation, and better handling without sacrificing anything on climbs. The 6Fattie Purgatory and Ground Control tires feature a perfectly sized contact patch for life-changing levels of traction and control while cornering, all without sacrificing climbing efficiency or descending prowess. And with a GRID casing protecting the sidewalls, these tires will stand up to anything the trail can throw at them. To solidify itself as a proper trail machine, the Fuse places a focus on blending durability, performance, and utility. To do so, Specialized spec'd it with a bulletproof 1 x 11-speed SRAM drivetrain with plenty of hammering and climbing ability. Lastly, utility is finally covered for the first time in Fuse history with the addition of integrated storage at the down tube via the SWAT Door.
|Frame||Specialized FACT 10m carbon fiber, SWAT Door down tube storage w/internal routing tubes, tapered head tube, 148x12mm thru-axle rear hub spacing, 160mm post mount disc, threaded bottom bracket|
|Fork||FOX Rhythm FLOAT 34, air spring, 2-position Sweep Adjustment, 15x110mm thru-axle, 120mm-travel|
|Rims/Wheels||Roval Traverse 650b, hookless alloy, 38mm inner width, 24/28h, tubeless ready|
|Hubs||Specialized disc, Front: 110x15mm thru-axle, 24h; Rear: 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h|
|Spokes||DT Swiss SuperComp|
|Crankset||RaceFace Turbine Cinch|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X1|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM XG-1175, 11-speed, 10-42t|
|Handlebars||Specialized Trail, 7050 alloy|
|Tape/Grips||Specialized Sip Grip|
|Stem||Specialized Trail, 3D forged alloy|
|Brakes||SRAM Guide R, hydraulic disc, organic pads, Guide S4 4-piston caliper|
|Saddle||Specialized Body Geometry Henge Comp|
|Seatpost||Command Post IRcc, 12 position micro-height adjustable, alien head design, bottom mount cable routing, remote SRL lever, 30.9mm, S: 100mm, M/L/XL: 125mm travel|
* Subject to change without notice.