Just announced, the new Specialized Chisel LTD frameset comes in four different paint jobs that are inspired by the elements we live and ride in. Each frame comes with a premium collector’s book that showcases the art, words, and inspiration for the Disrupt the Decay series from the designers. The Chisel LTD features their D’Aluisio Smartweld technology, moving the hydroformed tube joints away from the areas of the highest stress, which is said to make the finished frame’s balance of strength, rigidity, and weight more pronounced. It has a progressive XC geometry, internal cable routing, a threaded BSA bottom bracket, 12x148mm rear hub spacing, and is dropper post compatible.
Here are the different colour scheme descriptions, from Specialized:
- Earth: The subdued colors on the Earth frame are inspired by the ceramic-like tones and textures of the desert landscape interrupted with a digital glitch effect, creating a gap in the information. The glitch appears on areas of the seatstay and the collage photography of the seat tube.
- Air: The luminous wash on the Air frame symbolizes the fog rolling over the hills off the Pacific colliding with Silicon Valley. Just as the fog envelopes you in the natural world, the digital world can also envelope you in its technicolor infinity, which is represented in the colorful and glitch-filled logos.
- Fire: Fire can be overwhelming and creates a barrier, with only small gaps between the flames to pass through. Similarly, digital firewalls are a barrier, only allowing small pieces of data to pass through. Reflective foil pieces under red tint on the Fire frame represent data passing through, while the Chisel graphic on the seat tube melts from the heat of fire.
- Water: The flowing layers of color on the Water frame are inspired by the shifting blues of Icelandic lakes. This flow also takes place in the digital world through the binary code of 1’s and 0’s. Binary 1’s and 0’s create the Specialized downtube logo and the S head tube badge. When translated to English, the binary reads “Nature Digital Nature Digital…” over and over again.
The Specialized Chisel LTD is only offered as a frameset, in sizes XS to XL, and retails for $1,500 USD. Learn more at Specialized.com.
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