Specialized Fuse 29er Hardtail

DESCRIPTION

The Fuse is loaded with smart touches. The wide-diameter down tube boosts stiffness. The low-slung top tube gives you the clearance to throw the bike around on tight trails. The slack head angle lends confidence on sketchy descents. The steep seat angle makes quick work of steep climbs.

  Available Models:

  • Fuse Expert
  • Fuse Comp

USER REVIEWS

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[Nov 24, 2020]
fritzsara5225


OVERALL
RATING
5
Strength:

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Purchased:
New  
[Nov 11, 2020]
Carson1649


OVERALL
RATING
4
Strength:

I own the 29er comp version of the Fuse. Great all-mountain hardtail with a solid spec. The fork is good for starting out. The drivetrain is solid and works well if tuned properly. It comes with a 200 mil front brake rotor which is just awesome. The specialized tires spect on this bike are perfect. The tires are surprisingly light for being 29 by 2.6. Dropper post has had no problems so far after ownership for about 9 months. A really sweet detail with the frame is the rear sliding dropouts for the rear axle. Chainstay length can be adjusted by 15 millimeters. All around an awesome trail bike with great geometry and well spect for the price. Not very much to complain about at all. I gave a 4/5 for the only reason that the bottom bracket spec was just not good. With a slightly more durable bottom bracket, this is an easy 5/5.

Weakness:

I'm not looking for the absolute top of the line spec on my bike but there are 2 things that I dislike about this bike. The first thing that I upgraded on this bike was actually the brakes. It is awesome that it comes with a 200 mil front 180 rear set up, however, the SRAM level cross country brakes are the cheapest ones they make and those just were not cutting it. I upgraded to Sram Guide T brake levers and calipers which was a solid upgrade without breaking the bank at $105 apiece. The only other problem I have had is the bottom bracket. Specialized cheaped out pretty hard on this bike by setting it up with a very heavy, very cheap, cartridge, XC race bottom bracket. It specifically says on the bottom bracket itself (for XC riding only, no jumps, drops, or downhill) This was an easy a cheap fix for about $40 for a much better setup. Overall, the brakes work fine but were just not quite as much as I wanted. The bottom bracket is more of a problem but not that hard of a fix.

Price Paid:
$1675
Purchased:
New  
Model Year:
2020
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