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New ripper? Here are our 3 top picks for you.

Specialized

Chisel

Chisel Expert

R31,000.00Price

Often times, carbon gets all of the attention, but as our Senior Advanced R&D Engineer, Chuck Teixeira, says, "If you haven't ridden an aluminum bike lately, you haven't ridden an aluminum bike." And with its D'Aluisio Smartweld frame, the Chisel Expert with two-by gearing is no exception.

Traditional welding methods create frame joints by connecting tubes to cylinders, leaving the performance and security of the connection up to the skill of the welder. D'Aluisio (DSW), however, allows us to move the joint away from the area of the highest stress, making for a lighter frameset that's stiff, compliant, and incredibly strong—the optimal characteristics of a hardtail XC rig. So what does this mean for you? You'll be powering up climbs, shredding singletrack, and everything in between on a bike that has you questioning why alloy's gotten such a bad rap.

And to further improve this feel, the Chisel also features our XC geometry, which took our previous XC race geo and added

some trail DNA to the mix. This equates to a longer top tube, a shortened head tube, and a slacked out front-end, the result of which is a tremendous increase in downhill stability, plus a wider range of fit. And just as importantly, this doesn't require any sacrifice of climbing proficiency.

The build on this Chisel features a SRAM NX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain, powerful SRAM Level TL hydraulic disc brakes, and 25-millimeter-wide alloy wheels that are optimized for weight and traction.

Chisel Comp

R25,500.00Price

If you're thinking about taking the plunge into XC racing, do it with the Chisel Comp. It embodies all of the qualities you'd expect from an XC race bike, like light overall weight, incredible stiffness, and a race-oriented geometry. Consider it the vessel that's bringing performance to the masses.

Traditional welding methods create frame joints by connecting tubes to cylinders, leaving the performance and security of the connection up to the skill of the welder. D'Aluisio (DSW), however, allows us to move the joint away from the area of the highest stress, making for a lighter frameset that's stiff, compliant, and incredibly strong—the optimal characteristics of a hardtail XC rig. So what does this mean for you? You'll be powering up climbs, shredding singletrack, and everything in between on a bike that has you questioning why alloy's gotten such a bad rap.

This beauty of a bicycle also comes in a bold beige colour.

See the full Chisel family 

Specialized Rockhopper

Rockhopper Pro 1X

R19,000.00Price

If you're ready to take your trail riding to the next level, let us introduce you to your new friend, the Rockhopper Pro 29 with a one-by groupset. We built it to be light, durable, and exceedingly capable, but how we did it is far more interesting.

It starts with our new A1 SL alloy frame that features Boost™ QR 141 spacing, internal cable routing, and optimized tube shapes that save weight and give clean lines to the frame. Lastly, our Sport XC 29 geometry adjusts the reach, angles, and standover height to make for an improved fit across the size range. This is sure to keep you ripping and confident while heading both up and down the trail.

This Rockhopper comes spec'd with Shimano SLX 1x shifting that's simple and worry-free, powerful Shimano hydraulic disc brakes that'll stop on a dime, and a grippy combo of a Ground Control front and Fast Trak rear tires that deliver superior control over almost any kind of terrain.

Rockhopper Expert

R14,500.00Price

The Rockhopper Expert 29 is the perfect bike to begin your dive into the XC world. That's because we built it to be light, durable, and exceedingly capable, but how we did it is almost as fun as riding it.

It starts with our new A1 SL alloy frame that features Boost™ QR 141 spacing, internal cable routing, and optimized tube shapes that save weight and give clean lines to the frame. Lastly, our Sport XC 29 geometry adjusts the reach, angles, and standover height to make for an improved fit across the size range. This is sure to keep you ripping and confident while heading both up and down the trail.

The 2019 Rockhopper Expert also comes in a sleek white finish.

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Specialized

Pitch

Women's Pitch Expert

R12,000.00Price

The Women's Pitch Expert is the perfect tool to take you where your heart desires. Our light, durable aluminum construction keeps the overall weight to a minimum, so climbing is super easy. Our Women's Sport Trail 27.5 Geometry, meanwhile, keeps you comfortable and confident over a variety of terrain. And when you add in corrosion-resistant hardware, a suspension fork with plenty of travel, and durable Shimano components, you're more than ready to take on the trails. So whether it's fire roads or flowy singletrack, the Women's Pitch Expert is ready to tackle the terrain in style.

 

Pitch Comp

R10,000.00Price

Over the course of your rides, you've surely felt the call of a trail or two along the way. And as long as you're on an ill-equipped bike for the occasion, this call goes unanswered. That's a bummer, or rather, it was until now. With the Pitch Comp, you get a bike that features an even temperament for whatever kind of terrain you're up for riding. It has a light aluminum construction that's durable and compliant, while our Sport Trail 27.5 Geometry ensures that you'll remain both comfortable and confident over any terrain. Add in corrosion-resistant hardware and plenty of front suspension, and you'll be ready to ride wherever your will takes you.

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