2017 Specialized Fuse Sport 6Fattie
All too often, trail riders feel locked between a rock and a hard place. On one hand, you need to climb, and on the other, you need to descend. The reality of this situation is that you’re typically forced to sacrifice on one end or the other, and needless to say, we didn’t like that. This is where our Fuse Sport 6 Fattie comes in. We like to call it the ultimate trail hardtail, and with our Wheel System, this becomes more than just talk. Its 650bx3.0″ tires put out more traction, more floatation, and better handling without sacrificing anything to efficiency on climbs. And to solidify itself as a proper trail machine, this iteration of the Fuse places a focus on blending durability with performance. To do so, we spec’d it with strong alloy rims, a bulletproof one-by drivetrain with plenty of hammering and climbing ability, and a SR Suntour fork with 100mm of travel.
- The frame features an A1 Premium Aluminum construction that provides the ideal blend of efficiency and durability. It also allowed us to accommodate the 6Fattie wheels & tires without compromising on our hallmark characteristics, like short chainstays that provide unrivaled handling and climbing prowess.
- A Suntour XCR Air fork features stiff 32mm stanchions and 80/100mm (size specific) of smooth travel.
- 650bx3.0″ 6Fattie Ground Control tires feature a perfectly sized contact patch for life-changing levels of traction and control while cornering, all without sacrificing climbing efficiency or descending prowess. And with a GRID casing protecting the sidewalls, these tires will stand up to anything the trail can throw at them.