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Fate Expert Carbon 29

Fate Expert Carbon 29

The all-new Fate Expert Carbon 29 features women’s performance XC 29er geometry and is equipped with an 80mm-travel RockShox SID Brain fork and Avid X0 World Cup brakes for premium cross-country performance.

  • All-new FACT IS 8m carbon frame uses women’s Performance 29er geometry and carbon lay-up for a great fit and outstanding stiffness-to-weight for ultra-quick performance; with tapered head tube and internal cable routing
  • RockShox/Specialized SID 29 80mm-travel fork with Brain Fade and rebound adjust for smooth, lightweight performance
  • Light and strong Roval Control 29 wheels are a durable, quick-handling wheel that can handle any trail
  • Crazy-fast and light S-Works Renegade XC racing tyres with low tread pattern for minimal rolling resistance and side knobs for hard cornering
  • Custom SRAM alloy crankset plus X0 rear derailleur with XC-specific, 2×10 configuration (22×36) for lighter weight, better clearance, and more precise shifting
  • Custom Avid X0 World Cup hydraulic brakes with tool-less reach adjust plus alloy-backed, semi-metallic pads for sure-fire stopping and precise modulation

FRAME 2012 Fate HT FACT 8m carbon, FACT IS construction with women’s 29″ performance geometry, tubesets, and layup, tapered HT, carbon PF-30 BB, DMD, hollow carbon dropouts, replaceable alloy derailleur hanger
FORK RS/Specialized Sid 29 Brain, Brain Fade and rebound adj., alloy tapered crown/steerer, 80mm travel, 15″: 51mm offset, 17″/19″: 46mm offset
HEADSET 1-1/8 and 1-1/2″ Threadless, Campy style upper with 1-1/2″ lower bearing for tapered integrated HT, cartridge bearings
STEM Specialized XC, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 31.8mm clamp, adjustable rise
HANDLEBARS Specialized XC flat, 2014 butted alloy, 660mm wide, 8º back sweep, 31.8mm
GRIPS Specialized XC lock-on
FRONT BRAKE Custom Avid X0 World Cup, hydraulic disc w/ Flex Hose, tool-less reach adj. and alloy blade, alloy backed semi-metal pad
REAR BRAKE Custom Avid X0 World Cup, hydraulic disc w/ Flex Hose, tool-less reach adj. and alloy blade, alloy backed semi-metal pad
BRAKE LEVERS Custom Avid X0 World Cup, hydraulic, tool-less reach adj.
FRONT DERAILLEUR SRAM X7, 10-speed, 34.9 clamp mount, top-pull
REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM X0, 10-speed, mid cage
SHIFT LEVERS SRAM X9, 10-speed, trigger
CASSETTE SRAM 10-speed, 11-36t
CHAIN KMC X-10, 10-speed, w/ reusable Missing Link, nickel plates
CRANKSET Custom SRAM S-1250, 10-speed XC double, PF30 spindle, 15″: 165mm, 17″: 170mm, 19″: 175mm
BOTTOM BRACKET SRAM GXP, outboard bearing, sealed cartridge
PEDALS Resin Test Ride Pedals with toe clips, CEN std.
RIMS Roval Control 29, alloy disc, 26mm, 32h
FRONT HUB Roval Control 29, alloy disc, OS 28mm end caps, QR, 32h
REAR HUB Roval Control 29, QR, 32h
SPOKES DT Swiss Competition 1.8/1.6mm stainless
FRONT TYRE S-Works Renegade, 120 TPI, 2Bliss Ready aramid bead, dual-compound, 29×1.95″
REAR TYRE S-Works Renegade, 120 TPI, 2Bliss Ready aramid bead, dual-compound, 29×1.95″
SADDLE Specialized Women’s Body Geometry Jett Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
SEATPOST 2014 butted alloy, single bolt, 27.2mm, 15″/17″: 350mm, others: 400mm
SEAT BINDER 32.6mm clamp, one bolt for carbon frame/post
NOTES Derailleur hanger, reflectors, owners manual
WP Post Tabs


Naturally competitive, whether against herself on the toughest climb of her favourite trail or a field of competitors in an endurance event, the Fate HT 29er rider demands the premium performance only the world’s first women’s carbon hardtail 29er can deliver. She is aware of new technologies and trends in mountain biking, and wants a fast-handling, lightweight and compliant bike for ripping singletrack trails and fire roads.

Women’s Body Geometry Jett saddle, and size-specific grips, rotors, crank lengths and handlebar widths.

To ensure riders get the most comfort and best possible fit at every contact point on the bike.

By taking a systems approach to designing and spec’ing each bike individually, based on frame size and geometry, to meet the needs of women riders of all sizes.

FACT IS 8M carbon frame featuring women’s Performance 29er geometry, custom carbon women’s layup and tubesets, tapered head tube with 1-1/2” lower bearing, OSBB, internal cable routing and 27.2mm seatpost.

To provide female Performance XC riders with the best-fitting, stiffest, lightest—less than 1200 grams!—and most efficient frame.

FACT IS construction lets us create complex carbon shapes to maximize stiffness, minimize weight and reduce stress and alignment issues. From the 15” to the 19” frame, the Fate HT shares the same aggressive geometry across the line. The shaped seatstays and slimmer 27.2mm seatpost increase vertical compliance for a more comfortable ride.

A custom RockShox/Specialized SID 80mm-travel fork with Specialized’s Brain technology and a tapered 1-1/8” to 1-1/2” steerer tube. The 15” Fate has 51mm offset fork crown, while the 17” and 19” frames have a standard 46mm crown offset.

The 15” Fate’s 51mm fork offset maintains the bike’s aggressive geometry, but avoids toe and front tyre clearance issues found on other 15” 29er frames.

The geometry of each size was also optimised to have the same ride quality regardless of the fork off-set, therefore the 15” and 19” frames ride with the same snappy and quick handling. Specialized’s Brain technology senses the difference between rider-induced and bump-induced forces, using an inertia valve and oil flow to regulate suspension.

WP Post Tabs

Specifications subject to change without notice.


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