Specialized 22' Fuse Sport 27.5"

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An introduction to the Fuse family:

An all-new aggressive geometry is redesigned to make the Fuse a proper trail bike. Compared to its predecessor, its reach is lengthened 20mm, head angle slackened to 66.5°, seat angle steepened to 74° and standover reduced as much as 52mm. Think of it as a Stumpjumper without the squishy bits.

The new Fuse is available in two different alloy frames, M4 and A1. The Fuse Comp 29 is made from Specialized's premium M4 alloy. M4 alloy is stronger and allows for thinner tubes, therefore making a lighter frame that's just as strong as the classic A1 alloy found in this Fuse 27.5 Sport model. The new frames also have more seatpost insertion depth that allow for longer dropper posts. They can also take 29 or 27.5+ wheels, with clearance to fit either 29x2.6 or 27.5x2.8 tyres. No weird standards here, either. All Fuse frames have Boost 110/148 hub spacing, a threaded bottom bracket and a tapered headtube.

The new Fuse has 130mm forks with reduced offset, which gives the bike a little more high-speed stability without going too slack on the head angle. With 1x drivetrains and dropper posts across the range, wide bars, short stems and updated Butcher and Purgatory tyres, the Fuse is a real ripper.

Focusing in on the 22' Fuse Sport 27.5":

Here’s proof you don’t need tons of suspension travel to tackle challenging trails. Equipped with an all-new longer, lower, and gutsy chassis, the Fuse Sport 27.5" is dressed with 2.6" tyres to create a bike that lets you hit rocks and roots at speed with absolute control.

'Oh heck yeah' by design ...the Fuse is loaded with smart touches. The wide-diameter down tube boosts stiffness. The low-slung top tube improves maneuverabilty on tight trails. And while this Fuse’s 27.5 x 2.6" tyres give it ample traction and stability, it’s also compatible with 29er wheels and tyres.

Perfectly dialled ...fail to nail the geometry and advanced designs will still amount to nothing on the trail. Fuse gets it right. 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.

  • 130-millimetres of suspension courtesy of a RockShox Judy Silver TK fork.

  • Highlights include SRAM Level hydraulic disc brakes and TranzX dropper post.

  • Wide-range SRAM SX 1X drivetrain provides crisp shifts and gearing to tackle any hill.

Specifications:

Frame

Specialized A1 Premium Aluminum, 148mm thru-axle, tapered head tube, internal cable routing

Fork

RockShox Judy Silver TK, air spring, 42mm offset, 130mm of travel

Stem

Stout 3D-forged alloy, 31.8mm, 6-degree rise

Grips

Specialized Trail Grips

Handlebars

Stout Riser, double-butted alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 5-degree upsweep, 15mm rise, 750mm / 780mm width, 31.8mm

Front Brake

SRAM Level, hydraulic disc, 180/160mm

Rear Brake

SRAM Level, hydraulic disc, 160mm

Rear Derailleur

SRAM SX Eagle, 12-speed

Shift Levers

SRAM SX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed

Cassette

SRAM PG-1210 Eagle, 11-50t

Chain

SRAM, SX Eagle, 12-speed

Crankset

SRAM, SX Eagle, 12-speed Boost, Powespline, 32T

Bottom Bracket

SRAM Powerspline

Rims

27.5" Alloy, disc only, double-wall, 29mm internal width, 28h, tubeless compatible

Front Hub

Alloy, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm thru-axle, 28h

Rear Hub

Alloy, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h

Front Tyre

Eliminator, Grid Trail casing, Gripton T7 compound, Tubeless ready, 27.5x2.6"

Spokes

Stainless, 14g

Rear Tyre

Eliminator, Grid Trail casing, Gripton T7 compound, Tubeless ready, 27.5x2.6"

Inner Tubes

Presta, 40mm valve

Saddle

Body Geometry Bridge Saddle, steel rails

Seat Post

TranzX Dropper, 30.9mm, XS-S: 100mm, M-XL: 120mm

Seat Post Collar

Alloy, 38.6mm

Test Pedals

Not included on performance Specialized bikes such as this for environmental reasons. Pedals are an additional purchase, based on preference and riding style.

 

Geometry & Sizing:

XS

S

M

L

XL

B-B Drop

48

48

48

48

48

B-B Height

315

315

315

315

315

Bike Stand-Over Height

717

736

739

744

789

Chain-Stay Length

430

430

430

430

430

Crank Length

170

170

170

170

175

Fork Length (full)

520

520

520

520

520

Fork Rake/Offset

42

42

42

42

42

Front-Center

695

715

735

761

787

Handlebar Width

750

750

780

780

780

Head-Tube Angle

66°

66°

66°

66°

66°

Head-Tube Length

105

105

105

120

135

Reach

400

420

440

460

480

Saddle Width

155

143

143

143

143

Seat-Tube Angle

74°

74°

74°

74°

74°

Seat-Tube Length

340

375

410

455

505

Seatpost Length

360

360

400

400

400

Stack

603

603

603

615

630

Stem Length

45

45

45

45

45

Top-Tube Length (horizontal)

573

593

613

637

661

Trail

113

113

113

113

113

Wheelbase

1120

1140

1160

1186

1213

*Barring angle values marked by their degree symbol (°), all chart measurements above are listed in millimetres (mm).

Detailed below are the 2022 Fuse Sport 27.5's sizes, with their respective rider's height ranges to which they suit:

Extra Small - 148cm to 155cm (4'10" to 5'1")

Small - 158cm to 165cm (5'2" to 5'5")

Medium - 165cm to 178cm (5'5" to 5'10")

Large - 178cm to 185cm (5'10" to 6'1")

Extra Large - 185cm to 193cm (6'1" to 6'4")

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