A lightweight, yet very sturdy M4 aluminium chassis forms a stable base for the Specialized Fuse to punch way above its weight class. The most important factor of a perfectly balanced bike on the trails is geometry. Advanced materials and innovative design can not make up for an imperfect geometry, but the Fuse gets this right straight out of the gate. With a long reach and a slack head angle, M4100 hydraulic brakes and TransX dropper post, the bike is perfectly balanced. Giving you the confidence to tackle even the most technical of descents. At the same time, the Fuse makes little work of the climbs. By designing the frame with a steep seat angle and speccing a 12-speed Shimano Deore drivetrain Specialized have made sure the rider can take this bike anywhere, and do anything.
Rowdy by Design
The Fuse is loaded with smart touches. The wide-diameter down tube boosts stiffness. The low-slung top tube improves manoeuvrability. And while this Fuse's 29x2.6 tires give it a precise, nimble feel, the M4 aluminium frame is also compatible with 27.5+ wheels and tires.
If you fail to nail the geometry, advanced materials and innovative designs 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.
Built to Shred
With 130 millimetres of suspension from a RockShox Recon RL fork and a TranzX dropper post the Fuse is perfectly specced for the event the most extreme single track. When combined with the 12 Speed Shimano Deore drivetrain and powerful M4100 disc brakes the world is your oyster.
Frame - Specialized M4 Premium Aluminum, 148mm thru-axle, adjustable dropout, SS compatible, tapered head tube, internal cable routing
Seat Binder - Alloy, 38.6mm
Fork - RockShox Recon RL, air spring, 46mm offset, 130mm of travel
Bottom Bracket - BSA for 24mm spindle
Seatpost - TranzX dropper, 34.9mm
Rims - Specialized Alloy, Tubeless Ready, 29mm internal width, 28h
Front Hub - Shimano MT410-B, Centerlock 28h, 15x110 Boost
Rear Hub - Shimano MT410-B, Centerlock 28h, 12x148 Boost, Microspline
Front Tyre - Butcher, GRID, GRIPTON® compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.6"
Rear Tyre - Purgatory, GRID, GRIPTON® compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.6"
Inner Tubes - Presta, 40mm valve
Crankset - Stout Pro, forged alloy
Shift Levers - Shimano Deore M6100, 12-speed
Rear Derailleur - Shimano Deore, M6100, 12pd, Shadow Plus
Cassette - Shimano Deore M6100, 12spd w/Hyperglide+, 10-51t
Chain - KMC X12EPT, 12-speed, anti-corrosion coating w/ reusable Missing Link™
Front Brake - Shimano M4100, 4-piston, 200/180mm
Rear Brake - Shimano M4100, 2-piston, 180/160mm
Handlebars - Stout Riser, double-butted alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 5-degree upsweep, 15mm rise, 31.8mm
Stem - Stout 3D-forged alloy, 31.8mm, 6-degree rise
Saddle - Bridge Comp, Hollow Cr-mo rails