D'Alusio Smartweld XC Bike!
The first thing we noticed with this bike is the fantastic D'Alusio Smartweld M5 Alloy frame, the welds are so nice on this bike it makes us glad it's not carbon so we can really appreciate welds again!
The front suspension is taken care of by the Rockshox Judy (yep, the Judy is back!) supplying 100mm of travel throughout the sizes except the small which has 90mm of travel. Nice that they're choosing a slightly shorter travel fork for smaller riders keeping the front end at a reasonable height.
Shimano are in charge of stopping on the Chisel. The brakes are Shimano Deore with a huge 180mm rotor on the front and 160mm rotor on the rear.
The finishing kit including the wheels are all made by Specialized - their own branded stuff works really well and we have no problems with this!
All in, it's a fantastic bike, a little more expensive, but don't forget that you're paying for the D'Alusio Smartweld frame too!