2018 Chisel Comp


If you're thinking about taking the plunge into XC racing, do it with the Chisel Comp. It embodies all of the qualities you'd expect from an XC race bike, like light overall weight, incredible stiffness, and a race-oriented geometry. Consider it the vessel that's bringing performance to the masses.

Traditional welding methods create frame joints by connecting tubes to cylinders, leaving the performance & 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 for 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 question why alloy as gotten such a bad rap.

Sizes Available: S, M, L, XL

  • ColoursSatin gloss black / Rocket red
  • Frame: Specialized D'Aluisio Smartweld M5 Alloy, XC Geometry, internal cable routing, BSA BB, 12x148mm rear end, triangulated post-mount 160mm brake
  • Fork: RockShox Judy 29, Solo Air, 51mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle (S: 90mm, M-XL: 100mm of travel)
  • Shifters: Shimano Deore, i-spec clamp, 11-speed
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT, Shadow Plus, GS cage, 10-speed
  • Brakes: Shimano MT500 Deore, hydraulic disc, 180/160mm rotor (F) 160mm (R)
  • Crankset: Stout XC Alloy Boost
  • Tyres: Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 29x2.3", 60 TPI, Aramid folding bead, 2Bliss Ready (F) Fast Trak, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3" (R)