Take a look at the world's strongest man, and you're not going to find some chiseled Adonis. You're going to find someone who has more volume. Behind the "extra" surface area, though, there's a man that can dominate a caber toss and run down the tarmac with a plane in tow. Mathematically, it could be broken down as more volume + versatility = dominance, and that's exactly what's at play with the Fuse Comp.
Our 6Fattie Wheel/Tire System uplifts the Fuse to have more traction and control than any hardtail before it, while its no-nonsense build is custom spec'd to get the job done, no matter how rugged, technical, or hair raising that job might be. Even better, this system also allows you the opportunity to toggle between 29-inch wheels (not included) and 6Fattie wheels, allowing the ultimate in configuration options for the trail at hand.
- M4 Aluminum with Smooth Welds proved to be the right material for the job, allowing a lightweight, durable frame with a low and slack geometry that's equal parts snappy and efficient on climbs and descents. It also allowed us to incorporate our exclusive Diamond Stay that accommodates the 6Fattie wheels/tires without compromising on our hallmark short chainstays that provide unrivaled handling and climbing prowess.
- A Manitou Machete 29/6Fattie fork features up to 120mm of plush, trail-taming travel. It's also air-sprung for smooth travel and low stiction, plus it has an adjustable rebound and compression lockout for more efficiency on the climbs.
- A durable SRAM NX 11-speed rear derailleur gives you reliable access to a wide range of gears.
|Frame||Specialized M4 Aluminum w/ Smooth Welds, tapered head tube and seat tube, forged post mount 160mm disc, 148mm thru-axle dropout, alloy replaceable derailleur hanger|
|Fork||Manitou Machete 29/6Fattie, Absolute Plus damper, air spring, adjustable rebound and compression/lockout, 110x15mm thru-axle, 100/120mm 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||Stout direct mount, forged alloy, 30mm alloy spindle|
|Chainrings||Direct mount, 28T|
|Bottom Bracket||PF30 BB, 73mm shell|
|Chain||KMC X11, 11-speed w/ Missing Link|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM NX, long cage, 11-speed|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||SRAM PG-1130, 11-speed, 11-42t|
|Shifters||SRAM NX, 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, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise|
Tektro HD-M735, hydraulic disc, 4-piston caliper
Front: 203/180mm rotor
Rear: 180/160mm rotor
|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.
|Option||Barcode||Manufacturer's Part Number|
|Gloss Hyper/Black Clean / Small||00888818306497||96018-5102|
|Gloss Hyper/Black Clean / Medium||00888818299980||96018-5103|
|Gloss Hyper/Black Clean / Large||00888818306718||96018-5104|
|Gloss Hyper/Black Clean / X-Large||00888818299768||96018-5105|
|Gloss Hyper/Black Clean / XX-Large||00888818308026||96018-5106|
|Satin Gloss Black/Rocket Red / Small||00888818303427||96018-5002|
|Satin Gloss Black/Rocket Red / Medium||00888818303274||96018-5003|
|Satin Gloss Black/Rocket Red / Large||00888818299652||96018-5004|
|Satin Gloss Black/Rocket Red / X-Large||00888818303632||96018-5005|
|Satin Gloss Black/Rocket Red / XX-Large||00888818300938||96018-5006|
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Getting ready for a trip where I had to rent a bike and fatties were the only option. Riding a 29er I decided I wanted to try a fattie and see if I liked it or should I ship my own bike. First, BikeLink staff is so very, very good. Great communication over e-mail. Easy to pick up and I couldn't leave the shop until the bike fit me perfectly. Simply great service. Anyway, they had me use the Specialized Fuse Fattie as a rental, a 27.5 plus bike and I was amazed. I rode trails I ride all the time and the bike simply performed. I thought my 29er could ride over anything, this bike does the same with spades. Joe had said 'You get to pick your own line' and he was right. I was worried the larger wheels would make pedaling hard and that there would be a lot of rolling resistance. What I found was because the bike rolled over everything it was easier to pedal. The rest of the package is very good as well. The hydraulic brakes worked great, overall the bike was light, the dropper post operated smoothly. My only semi-complaint is that the shifting is not quite a crisp as on my regular bike, but then again, this is a bike with a lower price point so not everything is going to be top of the line. Overall, it felt and road like an expensive bike even though it isn't. I did make my trip, road a true fattie and it was not nice at all. If you are looking to buy your first bike, or replace your current one and are unsure if you want a plus bike, try it, I bet you too will fall in love with a functional fattie.
My fuse is only used on rock and root strewn trails in PA. The 3.0 tires, the slack geometry and the 1x drivetrain put so much fun into this bike. At 44, I feel like I'm 12 again on my old Schwinn Scrambler. The bike is not only great on climbs, climbs which you can stand up on and pump over any rocks or roots without tire slippage. You won't just keep up with the pack with this bike, you'll spend a lot of time waiting for everyone else to keep up. Lastly, props to Rich, Tom, and Lee at Around Town Bikes for helping me with this purchase. Truly class act dudes.