All-New Fuse Is the Ultimate Party Bike


- Bobby Ketchum

The all-new Fuse has been redesigned to be the ripper trail hardtail. With a new aggressive geometry, a sorted no-nonsense alloy frame and solid component spec, the new Fuse is made to party on the trail.

Redesigned to be a proper trail bike, the Fuse has an all-new aggressive geometry. Its reach was lengthened 20mm, head angle slackened to 66.5°, seat angle steepened to 74° and standover was reduced as much as 52mm.

Think of it as a Stumpjumper without the squishy bits.

All alloy frame.

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 the Fuse 27.5. The new frames also have more seatpost insertion depth that allow for longer dropper posts. They can also take 29 or 27.5+ wheels.

No weird standards here, either. All Fuse frames have Boost 110/148 hub spacing, a threaded bottom bracket and a tapered headtube.

Spec'd to shred.

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.

Single-speed capable.

The new M4 frame (only available on the Fuse Comp 29 or M4 frameset) has sliding dropouts that give you 15mm of adjustability. This lets you customise the chainstay length while running gears or run single-speed without any ugly tensioners. The brake mount moves with the dropout so you don't have to realign your caliper when adjusting chainstay length.

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