More volume + versatility = dominance. Solve the equation for yourself with Specialized's Fuse Comp 6Fattie. Rolling on 650B x 3.0-inch tires, the Fuse Comp delivers unprecedented traction and stability so you can shred the most loose, off-camber and rock-strewn trails you can find. The solid M4 aluminum frame features Specialized's exclusive Diamond Stay technology to accommodate 6Fattie wheels and tires while maintaining the short chainstays that keep a bike playful and fun. The spec is dialed with a bomber Manitou Machete fork, Specialized Stout wheels, and a 1 x 11-speed drivetrain with an incredibly wide-ranging cassette. There's even a dropper post for maximum control when things get rowdy. Get on a Fuse and discover that more tire = more fun.
|Frame||Specialized M4 Aluminum, 148 x 12mm thru-axle|
|Fork||Manitou Machete 29/27.5+, Absolute Plus damper, air spring, adjustable rebound and compression/lockout, 110x15mm thru-axle, 100/120mm travel|
|Rims/Wheels||Specialized Stout 650b, alloy, disc only, 38mm inner width, 24/28h|
|Tires||Front: Purgatory, GRID casing, 650bx3.0" 2Bliss Ready; Rear: Ground Control, GRID casing, 650bx3.0" 2Bliss Ready|
|Crankset||Specialized Stout XC|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM NX, long cage, 11-speed|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM PG-1130, 11-speed: 11-42t|
|Shifters||SRAM NX, 11-speed, trigger|
|Handlebars||Double-butted alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 5-degree upsweep, 15mm rise, 750mm width, 31.8mm|
|Tape/Grips||Specialized Sip Grip, half-waffle|
|Stem||Alloy, 7-degree rise, 31.8mm clamp|
|Brake Levers||TRP, Hydraulic|
|Brakes||Front: TRP Slate X2 4-piston; Rear: TRP Slate X2 2-piston|
|Pedals||Specialized Dirt Pedals|
|Saddle||Specialized Body Geometry Henge Comp|
|Seatpost||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|
|Satin Black/Charcoal/Moto Green / Medium||888818186891||96017-5003|
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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.