Specialized Chisel Comp X1 review

Specialized Chisel Comp X1 review

Specialized debuted its Chisel frame last year, and the new Comp X1 model has a fresh fork, bar and single-ring transmission to create a really cost-effective race machine. Ribble CGR SL 105 review Norco Aurum HSP C2 650b first ride review Specialized Chisel Comp X1 frame The standout thing about the Chisel is just how skinny it looks. Most alloy bikes use oversized tubing, but the Chisel’s top tube, seat tube and rear stays have similar dimensions to those on steel bikes. That’s due to the DSW construction allowing really thin tube walls, to save weight and increase ride fluidity. It’s a practical rather than fragile frame though, with reasonable mud clearance for fatter tyres. There’s internal routing for a dropper post, although the 27.2mm seat tube limits your options. A cable stop is provided for a front mech, matched with a clever mount that bolts onto the seat-tube bottle-cage ...

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