Specialized Fuse Expert 29 2021 Review

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Specialized claim that the new Fuse Expert 29 thrives on the kind of terrain that makes other hard tails cry. With an advanced frame and top shelf components that take a bashing and come right back for more. With a description like this we felt like we had to take a closer look!

 A lightweight yet rowdy aluminium frame lends itself to both playful agility and precise capability, equipped with componentry that can withstand whatever you throw at it. Wide volume 29×2.6 inch tyres soak up roots and rocks with ease as well as being incredibly fast rolling. You can even switch it up and fit a 27.5 inch plus sized wheel-tyre set up if you want to. This makes the Fuse Expert versatile for you to run any set up you want to get a fully custom ride.

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The wide diameter down tube boosts stiffness, while the low top tube gives excellent manoeuvrability on the technical sections. The steep seat tube angle puts you in an efficient pedalling position for the climbs, while a slack head angle gives you confidence in abundance on tricky, fast descents. It really will get you excited in the saddle and is more than capable to handle everything you throw at the new Fuse Expert.

The Shimano SLX 12 speed drivetrain provides smooth, crisp gear shifting over an unparalelled range of gears, while hydraulic disc brakes and a TranzX dropper seatpost keep you firmly in control no matter where your riding takes you.

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Key Specifications

  • Frame – Specialized M4 Premium Aluminum
  • Fork – FOX FLOAT 34 Rhythm, 130mm travel
  • Drivetrain – Shimano SLX 12 speed
  • Brakes – Shimano Deore, M6100 hydraulic disc

These will keep you riding stronger for longer. The light frame of the Fuse Expert is stiff yet agile through the descents. The fork gives plenty of travel to absorb the tougher sections of trail. While the drivetrain and brakes on the Fuse Expert give you plenty of room to attack a variety of terrain with confidence.

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The Verdict:

The Fuse Expert is a fantastic companion to take you up a level on your next hardtail adventure. Feel confident and aggressive with this bike between your legs, it’ll bring your riding up a gear. We’d definitely recommend you try out this versatile hard tail.

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