For those that like to gap even small root or rock riddled trail sections you land with a soft undamped pogo stick bounce. This simple truth drives us to be—and do—better. Fuse Expert 6Fattie. By MTB9488 in forum Fat bikes Replies: 6 … Overall the Expert Carbon 6Fattie is comfortable, well spec’d, uncomplicated, versatile, and super fun. • Contact Us I was surprised by all the storage space inside the downtube compartment, where one could alternatively cram in a thin rain shell and a tightly rolled burrito. I rode FS only since 2001. I hear what you’re saying. If you'd like to see these bikes stack against every other trail bike we've tested, … These things belong in walmart where the looks of fat tires will sell to people that know nothing about riding bikes. Roots and rocks that you would stand up for on a 29 with 2.25 rear tires you could ride sitting down on the 27.5 x 3 tires. I listened to the latest vitalmtb podcast where it was mentioned that the bike industry is down 30%. This video is unavailable. The Specialized Expert Fuse looks to be MORE EXPENSIVE than the Big Honcho??? For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. But I haven’t had any saddle time as 29er yet. I’ll eventually talk fork pressure/rebound on this subjet, Smaller wheels than a Trek Stache. Corners and climbs anything in its path. • Privacy Policy Mine is 24.5 with 2.8 Schwalbe Rocket Rons and 25.5 with Grid 2.8 Slaughter and 2.6 rear same. If I am reading it right, the Honzo has the PF92 BB which is wider. Take a look at the world's strongest man, and you're not going to find some chiseled Adonis. The high volume 27.5+ tires tend to bob a bit under hard pedalling, which makes them feel inefficient, and so the bike’s weight feels noticeable on long uphill slogs. 2018 29" Trek Police eMTB 2007 26" Gary Fisher Big Sur 1996 26" Ibis Mojo Nature of the beast. IMO this platform (plus hardtail) is best suited for the beginner rider or someone looking for a do it all ride. It almost feels like the wheels flex too but I believe it’s just the casing deforming and squirming on landings that leaves this feeling. My friend is doing it right now. If it’s going to weigh in at 30lbs (lots of that rotating mass too) and cost $3000, I might as well buy a full suspension. It wasn’t until late winter that two big snowstorms ended the season for the Fuse. So slow in the turns, small bumps killed any speed you managed to pick up, and it was absolutely miserable climbing on this bike. Specialized Fuse Expert 6Fattie 2017. Could be a good xc / bikepacking rig with some versatility. With a lot of granite “slickrock” in my area, the spiderman grip and stability of plus-bike tires let me climb crazy steep rock faces, setting a new standard for out of saddle traction. Idk why i took the ten minutes to write this hsit up but theres my 2cents. Even with its tall wheels, the Fuse manuals and hops well, without any rear suspension to preload before the hop. Overall the Expert Carbon 6Fattie is comfortable, well spec’d, uncomplicated, versatile, and super fun.eval(ez_write_tag([[580,400],'bikerumor_com-medrectangle-3','ezslot_2',103,'0','0'])); The Fuse is available in aluminum or carbon frames, with several build options. I own one, and personally disagree. Traction can be great but because there’s no feel when you push them to the point of drifting you can’t modulate the drift with any kind of precision. 2017 Specialized Fuse Expert 6fattie 27.5+ Medium M4 Aluminum Frame Boost 148x12 Photos updated 4-10-2020 show frame exactly as offered. What's 2+2? So that translates into slower acceleration but easier to keep momentum. So I have been shopping for a slack angle HT 29er. In the spring I’ll occasionally wheeze through a few local XC races, and with some light 29er wheels, the Fuse would be race ready. When I wanted to turn faster loops, I switched back to clipless for efficiency and powering up steep sections. NEVER do more that 1 psi changes unless you know the trail on this tire size. Unlike other reviews here, I find handling superb, but like others have mentioned, I believe once the bike is dialed in and set up properly for you, it feels nimble, sure footed, and grippy. Tested: Specialized Fuse Expert 6Fattie. Great hardtail. Thanks again! ROWDY BY DESIGN The Fuse is loaded with smart touches. )[Thomson post/stem. Manitou Machete fork. US: English; Change region; Sign in; shop Carbon bar.All good upgrades i'm happy with.The seat sucks so I might change that soon.QUOTE=wmw4;13165618]Hey TG. Definitely and if it comes in and you like it, they may give an ease of the price since it's not sitting waiting on the showroom floor, while it's there, it might even generate some sales of more of them. 4. Also, just as John mentioned, these feel slower, but are actually faster. I see reading forums bottom brackets might be something to replace. The not-so-minor details. The Specialized Command Post IRCC isn’t the smoothest dropper I’ve tried, but it works fine, and just having a dropper maximizes the Fuse’s trail bike potential. Using modern trail bike geometry and a dropper post, the Fuse rides a lot like a small-travel full suspension rig. The top-shelf Fuse Expert 29 brings all of that to play with its light-yet-burly M4 aluminum chassis and a component package that takes a beating and comes back for more. We believe bikes have the power to change lives. Come join the discussion about bike parts, components, deals, performance, modifications, classifieds, trails, troubleshooting, maintenance, and more! Looks to be of no use 15 years ago isn ’ t late. Have lower rolling resistance than 29×2.0-2.4s but they are heavy, lots of rotating mass and still can bounce despite. 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