Heres proof you dont need tons of suspension travel to tackle challenging trails. Equipped with an all-new, longer, lower and rowdier chassis, weve added 27.5x2.8 wheels and tires to the Fuse 27.5 to create a bike that lets you hit rocks and roots at speed with absolute control.
ROWDY BY DESIGN
The Fuse is loaded with smart touches. The wide-diameter down tube boosts stiffness. The low-slung top tube improves maneuverabilty on tight trails. And while this Fuses 27.5x2.8 tires give it tons of traction and stability, its also compatible with 29er wheels and tires.
Fail to nail the geometry and advanced designs will still amount to nothing 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.
SMART PARTS PICK
• Plus-size tires provide insane traction and stability on the choppiest trails.
• 130-millimeters of suspension courtesy of a RockShox Judy Silver TK fork.
• Highlights include hydraulic disc brakes, a dropper post, and single-ring drivetrain.
- TECH SPECS
|FRAME||Specialized A1 Aluminum, 148mm thru-axle, tapered head tube, internal cable routing|
|SEAT BINDER||Alloy, 38.6mm|
|FORK||RockShox Judy Silver TK, air spring, 42mm offset, 130mm of travel|
|STEM||Stout 3D-forged alloy, 31.8mm, 6-degree rise|
|HANDLEBARS||Stout Riser, double-butted alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 5-degree upsweep, 15mm rise, 750mm / 780mm width, 31.8mm|
|GRIPS||Specialized Trail Grips|
|SADDLE||Body Geometry Bridge Saddle, steel rails|
|SEATPOST||TranzX Dropper, 30.9mm, XS-S: 100mm, M-XL: 120mm|
|FRONT BRAKE||Shimano BR-MT200, 180/160mm|
|REAR BRAKE||Shimano BR-MT200, 160mm|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||Shimano Deore M5100, SGS, 11-speed|
|SHIFT LEVERS||Shimano Deore, M5100, 11spd|
|CASSETTE||Shimano Deore, 11spd, 11-51t|
|CHAIN||KMC X11EPT, 11-speed, anti-corrosion coating w/ reusable Missing Link™|
|CRANKSET||Stout, forged alloy, 76mm BCD|
|RIMS||Stout Trail 27.5, 38mm internal width, disc-specific|
|FRONT HUB||Shimano MT400-B, Centerlock 28h, 15x110 Boost|
|REAR HUB||Shimano MT400-B, Centerlock 32h, 12x148 Boost|
|FRONT TIRE||Butcher GRID TRAIL, GRIPTON® compound, 2Bliss Ready, 27.5x2.8|
|REAR TIRE||Slaughter GRID TRAIL, GRIPTON® compound, 2Bliss Ready, 27.5x2.8|
|INNER TUBES||Presta, 40mm valve|