Specialized Fuse: Focused on having lots of fun
The Fuse is a brand new bike for the Specialized mountain bike range and incorporates the new 650B+ wheel size. The outside rim diameter is the same as a normal 650B wheel but is much wider so you can fit a 3” tyre. This gives you a few benefits; the first is the higher air volume, this gives you more floatation so you can travel faster over rough ground. The bigger footprint that the larger tyre offers gives you lots and lots of grip.
Having the larger tyre does present one problem and that’s clearance near the chainset and maintaining a short back end for good handling. Specialized have resolved this using their diamond stays so you have a 430mm chainstays with plenty of chain and mud clearance.
The Geometry of the bike is on the slacker side of things so the emphasis is on trail riding and having lots of fun. It’s one of those bikes you are going to want to ride again and again!
The component choice reflects this style of riding with a long travel fork and a dropper post fitted as standard.