The 2023 Specialized Chisel Hardtail Mountain Bike has been purpose-built to tackle modern cross country trails and race courses with the utmost speed. In fact, it shares many of the same modern features as its Epic Hardtail sibling, but in a more budget-friendly package—making it the most efficient and capable alloy hardtail out there.
This Chisel comes with SRAM's tried and true SX Eagle 1x12 speed drivetrain and Level T hydraulic disc brakes, a RockShox Judy Silver fork, and 25mm internal width alloy wheels wrapped in 2.35 Fast Track Control casing tyres.
Mountain bikers who want a fast and efficient cross country bike at a budget friendly price.
Specialized have been making mountain bikes for nearly as long as there have been mountain bikes. Models like the Rockhopper and Stumpjumper have been staples of the range for decades with the technology being updated and refined every year. The 2022 Specialized mountain bike range has bikes for all kinds of mountain bikers with prices ranging from £500 to over £10,000.
All Specialized mountain bikes are ‘beyond gender’. Although they are technically unisex, Specialized tend to fit more female friendly saddles on the smaller size bikes and more male friendly saddles on the larger bikes. These can easily be swapped out to suit preferences.
Specialized is one of the best-known quality bike brands in the world. Started by a group of riders in 1974. A fact which has guided their decision making ever since.
" Made for riders, by riders."
They strove to make the best quality tires when quality tyres weren't around. When people wanted to ride cruisers in the dirt, they made the first production mountain bike. When roadies wanted to go faster, Specialized doubled down on carbon and built their own wind tunnel.
Bikes like the Allez, Rockhopper and Stumpjumper have developed followings and reputations of their own. Specialized has a reputation for making high-end, high-quality bikes. Specialized bikes always look great with high-quality paint and sensible sizing hel0s you get the right bike each time. If you buy a Specialized bike you can be guaranteed it will do what it is supposed to and will last.
Mountain biking is an incredibly diverse sport. Mountain bikes now come in three main flavours. They are XC, Trail and Enduro.
XC – short for cross country, are quick race bikes. They will normally have 29” wheels and come with 100mm of suspension. If you are mainly going to be riding bridleways and natural trails in the South East of England, where our shops are, an XC bike will be the quickest and most efficient option.
Trail – these bikes are designed to be pedalled up and down hill and for use on bridleways and natural trails, but also at dedicated trail centres. They normally come with 130mm or 140mm of suspension travel and can have either 27.5” or 29” wheels, but 29” is quickly becoming the norm. Trail bikes are good all-rounders. They won’t be as fast as an XC bike on the flat but they can handle a lot more challenging terrain, and a few jumps. If you plan on taking your bike to trail centres in Wales, or to the Alps, then a trail bike may be your best option.
Enduro – enduro racing is a thing in and of itself but many people buy enduro bikes for ‘aggressive’ trail riding and uplift days at places like Bike Park Wales. This generally means challenging downhill trails with some big jumps. With around 160mm of suspension travel enduro bikes can take some big hits. They are designed to be efficient enough to pedal up hills but really come into their own when pointed downhill. You get enduro bikes in either 27.5” or 29” wheel sizes as well as mullet setups of 29 at the front and 27.5 at the back.
Nearly all the mountain bikes we sell are now unisex. All of the big brands have gradually stopped doing dedicated men’s and women’s bikes over the last few years. Instead they are focussed on producing bikes in a bigger range of sizes. So, for instance, the Trek Marlin 5 is a unisex bike that now comes in sizes from XXS to XXL large. This means it will fit riders from 4’ 5” to 6’ 5” and everything in between.
We understand that price is important, so we regularly price-check our competitors to make sure we have the best offers available. We recognise that we will not always be the cheapest, so if you see the same product cheaper from any of our competitors then please get in touch via the form below and we will do our best to match any reasonable advertised price.
|Frame||Specialized D'Aluisio Smartweld M5 Alloy, Hydroformed tubes, Progressive XC Geometry, internal cable routing, BSA BB, 12x148mm spacing, 30.9mm Dropper post compatible|
|Fork||RockShox Judy Silver, TurnKey damper, Solo Air, 42mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle, 100mm of travel (XS - 80mm travel)|
|Stem||Specialized, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise|
|Tape||Specialized Trail Grips|
|Handlebars||Specialized Alloy XC minirise, double-butted alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 10mm rise, 31.8mm|
|Front Brake||SRAM Level T, hydraulic disc, 160mm/180mm Centerline Rotor|
|Rear Brake||SRAM Level T, hydraulic disc, 160mm Centerline Rotor|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM SX Eagle, 12-speed|
|Shift Levers||SRAM SX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed|
|Cassette||SRAM PG-1210 Eagle, 11-50t|
|Chain||SRAM, SX Eagle, 12-speed|
|Crankset||SRAM SX Eagle, Powerspline|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM Powerspline|
|Rims||Specialized Alloy, hookless, Tubeless ready, 25mm inner width|
|Front Hub||Specialized alloy front hub disc, sealed cardridge bearings, 6-bolt, 15x110mm thru-axle, 32h|
|Rear Hub||Alloy, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 32h|
|Front Tire||Specialized Fast Trak, Control Casing, T7 Compound, 29x2.35|
|Rear Tire||Specialized Fast Trak, Control Casing, T5 Compound, 29x2.35|
|Inner Tubes||Standard, Presta valve|
|Saddle||Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails|
|SeatPost||Alloy, 2-bolt clamp, 30.9mm|
|Seat Binder||Specialized Alloy, 34.9mm|
|Colours||SATIN GLOSS SMOKE/TARMAC BLACK, SATIN MORNING MIST / WHITE|
|Sizes||L, M, S, XL, XS|
|Barcodes||888818866915, 888818866939, 888818866960, 888818866991, 888818867004, 888818867035, 888818867080, 888818867103, 888818867127, 888818867172|
|SKUs / Part Numbers||91723-7001, 91723-7002, 91723-7003, 91723-7004, 91723-7005, 91723-7101, 91723-7102, 91723-7103, 91723-7104, 91723-7105|
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