2022 Specialized Fuse Hardtail Mountain Bike

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The 2022 Specialized Fuse 27.5 Hardtail Mountain Bike in Gloss Arctic Blue is a long travel hardtail designed for aggressive trail riding. With 130mm of front suspension and big 27.5x2.3” tyres the Fuse excels on rough, sketchy descents and steep, technical climbs. The Fuse 27.5 is the base model in the Fuse range.

The Fuse is built around a light-yet-burly M4 aluminium chassis. The frame geometry lends the bike both playfulness and capability. 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. The wide-diameter down tube boosts stiffness. The low-slung top tube improves manoeuvrability. And while this Fuse’s 27.5x2.3 tyres give it a loads of grip and stability, the M4 aluminium frame is also compatible with 29” wheels and tyres.

The Fuse comes an X-Fusion 130mm travel fork and 1x9 speed microShift gearing. Shimano hydraulic brakes, a TranzX dropper post and tubeless compatible wheels finish off a great value build.

This bike is perfect for

Mountain bikers who love the simplicity of a hardtail and want a bike that can stand up to plenty of use on the toughest trails. The Fuse delivers at a super affordable price.

Key Features

  • 130-millimeters of suspension from an X-Fusion MIG fork
  • Shimano hydraulic brakes and a TranzX dropper post.
  • Simple microShift 1x9 speed drivetrain.

Specialized MTB Range Guide

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.


Read the full guide to the Specialized MTB Range


Who are Specialized?

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.


Find our more about Specialized bikes

Mountain Bike Buying Guide

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.


Men’s and women’s mountain bikes

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.


Read our full mountain bike buyers guide


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FrameSpecialized A1 Premium Aluminum, 148mm thru-axle, tapered head tube, internal cable routing
ForkX-Fusion MIG 27.5, External Rebound and Compression adjust, coil spring, 46mm Offset, 130mm of travel
StemStout 3D-forged alloy, 31.8mm, 6-degree rise
HandlebarsStout Riser, double-butted alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 5-degree upsweep, 15mm rise, 750mm / 780mm width, 31.8mm
GripsSpecialized Trail Grips, lock-on
Front BrakeShimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 180mm
Rear BrakeShimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 160mm
Shift LeversmicroSHIFT Advent, 9-speed
Rear DerailleurmicroSHIFT Advent, 1x9 w/ clutch
CassettemicroSHIFT Advent, 9-speed, 11-42t
ChainKMC X9EPT, 9-speed, anti-corrosion coating w/ reusable Missing Linkâ„¢
CranksetStout, forged alloy, 76mm BCD, 30T
Bottom BracketSquare-tapered, 73mm, internal bearings, 122.5mm spindle
RimsAlloy, disc only, double-wall, 29mm internal width, 28h, tubeless compatible
Front HubShimano MT400-B, Centerlock 28h, 15x110 Boost
Rear HubShimano MT400-B, Centerlock, 12x148 Boost, 32h
Front TireEliminator, GRID TRAIL casing, GRIPTON® T7 compound, 2Bliss Ready, 27.5 x 2.3"
Rear TireEliminator, GRID TRAIL casing, GRIPTON® T7 compound, 2Bliss Ready, 27.5 x 2.3"
SpokesStainless, 14g
Inner TubesPresta, 40mm valve
SaddleBody Geometry Bridge Saddle, steel rails
SeatPostTranzX Dropper, 30.9mm, S: 100mm, M-XL: 120mm
Seat BinderAlloy, 38.6mm
Colours GLOSS ARCTIC BLUE / BLACK, SATIN DOPPIO / SAND
Sizes L, M, S, XL, XS
Brand Specialized
Model Year 2022
Barcodes 888818757053, 888818757077, 888818757084, 888818757121, 888818757169, 888818757176, 888818757183, 888818757206, 888818757213, 888818757220
SKUs / Part Numbers 96022-7001, 96022-7002, 96022-7003, 96022-7004, 96022-7005, 96022-7101, 96022-7102, 96022-7103, 96022-7104, 96022-7105

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