Specialized Chisel | Everything You Need to Know.

Specialized launch the alloy brother to the Epic hardtail, the Chisel, that comes in two models with some interesting welding to keep the weight low.

Making the most of some clever welding, the new Specialized Chisel keeps the weight to 1350g for the frame, offering one of the lightest alloy cross country hardtails out there.

D’Aluisio Smartweld alloy frames move the welds away from the stress points on the hydroformed Chisel frame, bringing the weight down to an impressive 1350g, one of the lightest alloy cross country frames out there.

Two models are available, the Base and the Comp, both coming with 1 x Shimano drive trains, internal cable routing, Boost spacing and updated geometry. If you’re looking for something a little racier, then you need to have a look at the Epic hardtail.

The Chisel is available in 29″ only, much like Specialized’s other cross country offerings.

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Geometry

On the medium Chisel, you get a 430mm reach and a 430mm seat tube length. Head angle is 68 degrees, combined with a 74 degree seat tube angle. Wheelbase is 1124mm with a 432mm chainstay.

2021 Chisel models

Specialized Chisel Base

Key features:

  • Rockshox Judy Silver 100mm fork
  • Shimano Deore 12-speed drive
  • Shimano M4100 brakes
  • Shimano MT410 on Specialized Alloy rims
  • Specialized alloy post
  • £1,399.99 RRP

Specialized Chisel Comp

Key features:

  • Rockshox Judy Gold 100mm fork
  • Shimano SLX 12-speed drive
  • Shimano Deore brakes
  • Shimano MT410 on Specialized Alloy rims
  • Specialized alloy post
  • £1,699.99 RRP

Check out the new Specialized Chisel on Specialized’s website here.