Specialized's Fate Expert Carbon 29er is designed by women, for women. The women's geometry with a lower, longer, go-fast position shapes this sub-1,200 gram FACT carbon frame. The fit has plenty of standover, and sports nimble handling and snappy acceleration. The Fate's specially-tuned RockShox SID suspension fork, and 29-inch Roval carbon wheels, maintain momentum to let you float over bumpy terrain with ease. Rounding out the build are powerful Magura MTS brakes, a hill-conquering Shimano drivetrain with a SRAM mountain double crankset, grippy S-Works tires, and a Specialized's women's Body Geometry saddle.
To optimize fit, pedaling efficiency, comfort and control, Specialized tailors the geometry and components on their women’s bikes to feminine physiques. The frames are engineered with smaller-diameter tubes to decrease weight and increase compliance. Shorter top tubes provide a perfect fit and greater stand-over height on small frames allows for easy on/off. And, for a truly custom feel, Specialized includes small-diameter grips, narrow handlebars and women's saddles that make every ride more fun and comfortable than you could ever imagine.
This frame utilizes Specialized’s advanced FACT IS (Integrated Structure) construction method. By separating the frame into four main parts — the front triangle, seat tube/bottom bracket, chainstays and seatstays — Specialized is able to optimize each carbon piece for its specific purpose and create a structure that’s incredibly light, impeccably stiff and impressively strong.
|Frame||Specialized FACT 8m carbon, women's-specific geometry|
|Fork||RockShox SID 29, 80mm-travel w/tapered steerer and Brain Fade|
|Rims/Wheels||Roval Control 29er Carbon|
|Tires||Specialized tubeless ready 29 x 2.0; Front: S-Works Fast Trak; Rear: Fast Trak Control|
|Crankset||SRAM S-2200, carbon|
|Front Derailleur||SRAM X7|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XTR Shadow Plus|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM PG-1050, 10-speed: 11-36|
|Handlebars||Specialized XC flat|
|Tape/Grips||Specialized Sip Grip|
|Brake Levers||Custom Magura MTS, hydraulic|
|Brakes||Custom Magura MTS, hydraulic disc|
|Saddle||Specialized Women's BG Jett Comp Gel|