If you have yet to ride a bike with a 6Fattie Wheel/Tire system, Specialized challenges you to do so without walking away with a stoked-out grin. Case in point is the Fuse Comp Carbon.
It lives by the philosophy that more tire volume results in more speed. It might be a claim that sounds flipped on its head, but one ride and it'll have you shouting this sentiment from the rooftops. Specialized's 6Fattie Wheel/Tire System puts out more traction, more floatation, and better handling without sacrificing anything to efficiency on climbs. And with the philosophy of the design out of the way, it came time to solidify its place as a proper trail machine. This system also allows you the opportunity to toggle between 29-inch wheels and 6Fattie wheels, allowing the ultimate in configuration options for the trail at hand.
And to solidify itself as a proper trail machine, this Fuse places a focus on blending durability, performance, and utility. To do so, they spec'd it with a bulletproof one-by drivetrain with plenty of hammering and climbing ability, and a bump-smoothing RockShox Reba RL fork with 120mm of buttery-smooth travel.
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.
- FACT 10m carbon fiber frame construction blends stiffness with light weight to form the pinnacle of efficiency, while internal routing tubes and integrated an SWAT Door create a tidy aesthetic and zero-hassle storage.
- A RockShox Reba RL fork handles suspension up front with ease, soaking up bumpy terrain with 120mm of plush travel.
- SRAM's 11-speed GX groupset features a wide gear range that delivers climbing and descending efficiency in spades. On top of this, the one-by setup is notorious for being next to impossible to drop a chain with, plus it provides a significant weight savings in comparison to a standard two-by setup.
|Frame||Specialized FACT 10m carbon fiber, SWAT Door down tube storage w/internal routing tubes, tapered head tube, 12x148mm thru-axle rear hub spacing, 160mm post mount disc, threaded bottom bracket|
|Fork||RockShox Reba RL 29, tapered alloy steerer, 51mm offset, Solo Air, Crown adjust, 15x110mm Maxle Stealth thru-axle, 120mm of travel|
Front: 15x110mm thru-axle
Rear: 12x148mm thru-axle
|Rims/Wheels||Stout Trail SL 27.5, 19mm rim depth, 38mm internal width, tubeless ready, 24/28h|
Front: Purgatory, GRID casing, Gripton compound, 2Bliss Ready, 27.5 x 3.0"
Rear: Ground Control, GRID casing, Gripton compound, 2Bliss Ready, 27.5 x 3.0"
|Crankset||Raceface Aeffect crank, BSA|
|Bottom Bracket||Threaded BB, 24mm spindle|
|Chain||KMC X11, 11-speed w/ Missing Link|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM GX, long cage, 11-speed|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||SRAM XG 1150, 11-speed, 10-42t|
|Shifters||SRAM GX, trigger, 11-speed|
|Handlebars||Stout Pro Riser, double-butted alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 5-degree upsweep, 15mm rise, 750mm width, 31.8mm|
|Tape/Grips||Specialized Sip Grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness|
|Stem||Specialized Trail, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise|
Front: SRAM Level T Trail, 4-piston hydraulic disc, organic pads, 200/180mm rotors
Rear: SRAM Level T, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 180/160mm rotors
|Saddle||Body Geometry Henge Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm|
|Seat Post||TranzX dropper, internal cable routing, remote lever, 30.9mm, S/M: 100mm, L/XL: 120mm travel|
* Subject to change without notice.