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    2019 Specialized Fuse

    2019 Fuse carbon comp early release, looking for intel on carbon expert.

    SBC 新着情* : 2019SPECIALIZED【一部公開】:FUSE
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    kinda hard to believe they still spec 3.0 tires in 2019 when everyone else goes 2.8

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    Hope they've added some reach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCL View Post
    Hope they've added some reach.
    Specs are listed on the link above, looks to be the same frame. Not sure about headset.

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    Hoping the expert will be carbon wheels and eagle GX this year

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    Expert carbon is straight carryover from 17/18. Spesh is trying to move away from model years, and this is a relic of that. Same paint even, just the black with rocket red accents.

    Also, don't feel like you're missing out by not having the carbon hoops found on other Expert level bikes. Yes, they're carbon but not the see hoop as Traverse SL. And they're laced to some more budget-friendly huns instead of DT with Star Ratchet

    I just got a set of aftermarket Traverse Carbon 29s on my Fuse. $1100 and laced to DT 350 hubs with 36point Star Ratchet. 2.3 rear, 2.6 front with GRID casing. Dropped 2 lbs off of stock wheel/tire combo and the bike is now a rocket ship. definitely worth every penny and also why if I get a full squish it will be comp carbon with wheel upgrade.

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    Where did you see the 19 colors? The comp carbon color is different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyLeggs View Post
    Where did you see the 19 colors? The comp carbon color is different.
    Couple options are different, but expert and S-Works are carry-over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sambs827 View Post
    Expert carbon is straight carryover from 17/18. Spesh is trying to move away from model years, and this is a relic of that. Same paint even, just the black with rocket red accents.

    Also, don't feel like you're missing out by not having the carbon hoops found on other Expert level bikes. Yes, they're carbon but not the see hoop as Traverse SL. And they're laced to lousy hubs.

    I just got a set of aftermarket Traverse Carbon 29s on my Fuse. $1100 and laced to DT 350 hubs with 36point Star Ratchet. 2.3 rear, 2.6 front with GRID casing. Dropped 2 lbs off of stock wheel/tire combo and the bike is now a rocket ship. definitely worth every penny and also why if I get a full squish it will be comp carbon with wheel upgrade.

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    Nice. I am kicking around getting a 29' wheelset for my comp carbon as 27.5+ is not always the best option (fun about 75% of time so far). I am looking to get into a few races this fall/winter and not sure I want to do a 12 hour race on the plus wheels.

    I have only seen a handful of comments of the Fuse in 29'. All were very positive, thanks for the info.
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    Gotta say, I had such a fun ride the other night on my Fuse. I live in AZ and we are in monsoon season, which means localized torrential rain (and trail damage). Well, my local trails were in the cross hairs the other night, and got hammered.

    AZ can be extremely rocky, as is the case on my trail system. I did a night ride with a buddy, and found parts of the trails just destroyed from what they had been just a few days ago. It was like some came in with a tiller that could turn basketball sized rocks over and just erase all the lines that had become so worn in.

    My buddy was on a 29+ and me on the 27.5+ fuse. We just laughed at how the larger tires just excelled in those conditions. It was really cool not get so worked over in super chunk, blow out washes and just overall tough conditions.

    This ride was one of the 75% I mention above that I was glad for the plus tires. Fuse is dynamic bike, for sure.
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    So, is there no Fuse carbon expert anymore?

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    Looks like the comp carbon is it for carbon fuse options.
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    Makes you wonder if Spesh is getting ready to release the bike I want. Expert 12 speed GX with carbon wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyLeggs View Post
    Makes you wonder if Spesh is getting ready to release the bike I want. Expert 12 speed GX with carbon wheels.
    Yeah, but if they do that itll be $7000.

    I want XT and a Pike/Fox Factory 34 for ~$3500. Is that too much to ask? Everything else can be garbage, Id be swapping most of my old components anyways.

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