The Chisel is the perfect bike for anyone looking to take the plunge into XC racing. 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—all with one-by gearing, too.
PRO-LEVEL PERFORMANCE MADE AFFORDABLE
We asked ourselves, “How do we bring pro-level performance down to a price more riders can afford?” D'Aluisio Smartweld Technology was the answer. Smartweld allows us to create the most consistent, high-strength welds possible while taking full advantage of compliant, ultralight alloy tubes.
XC-FAST AND TRAIL-BIKE CAPABLE
Cross-country courses have grown more technical, so why we gave the Chisel a dose of trail bike DNA. The Chisel’s longer top tube, shortened head tube, and slightly slack front end increase its downhill stability without sacrificing its climbing ability.
• Light, stiff, and durable, the premium M5 alloy frame is the perfect racing platform.
• RockShox Judy Silver 29 fork, complete with lockout and adjustable rebound damping.
• SRAM’s SX Eagle 1X drivetrain gives you the gearing you need to tackle any climb.
Specialized Chisel, 2020
FRAME Specialized D'Aluisio Smartweld M5 Alloy, XC Geometry, internal cable routing, BSA BB, 12x148mm spacing, triangulated post-mount 160mm brake SEAT BINDER Alloy, 30.8mm
FORK RockShox Judy Silver 29, Solo Air, Turnkey damper, 51mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle (XS: 80mm, S:90mm, M-XL: 100mm of travel)
STEM Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise HANDLEBARS Stout XC, double-butted alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 10mm rise, 31.8mm GRIPS Specialized Trail Grips SADDLE Specialized Power, hollow steel rails, 155/143mm SEATPOST Specialized, alloy, single-bolt, 27.2mm
FRONT BRAKE Shimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 180mm REAR BRAKE Shimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 160mm
REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM SX Eagle, 12-speed SHIFT LEVERS SRAM SX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed CASSETTE SRAM PG-1210 Eagle, 11-50t CHAIN SRAM SX Eagle, 12-speed CRANKSET SRAM SX Eagle, Powerspline, 165/170/175mm, 32T CHAINRINGS Steel, 32T BOTTOM BRACKET SRAM Powerspline
RIMS Specialized XC 29, 25mm internal width, disc-specific, tubeless ready FRONT HUB Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm thru-axle, 24h REAR HUB Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h SPOKES Stainless, 14g FRONT TIRE Fast Trak, Control casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3" REAR TIRE Fast Trak, Control casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3" INNER TUBES Standard, Presta valve
PEDALS Specialized Dirt