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The Specialized Safire Expert is the mid model in line of Safire high performance mountain bikes designed specifically for women

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The Specialized Safire Expert is the mid model in Specialized's line of Safire high performance mountain bikes designed specifically for women. It comes with either a Safire FSR M5 manipulated alloy frame or a FACT 9m carbon FSR frame with M5 alloy seatstays/chainstays, both of which use women's specific geometry and feature a Specialized Ariel women's saddle with hollow Cr-Mo rails for a a comfortable, lightweight and durable ride. The Safire-tuned AFR Brain rear shock with Trail Tune inertia valve and Brain Fade adjustment lets the rider choose the optimum blend of shock absorbtion and pedaling efficiency while the Versatile Fox Talas RL alloy fork with 140-100mm adjustable travel, compression/rebound adjust and lockout give added customization. A Custom Shimano 2-piece crankset promises stiffness, efficiency and high quality while the Avid Elixir CR SL hydraulic disc brakes give complete control and powerful stopping force. The Captain front tire with Aramid bead and The Captain Control rear tire give versitile XC performance with DT Swiss X420SL sleeved rims for great durability. The Specialized Safire Expert comes in White/Silver with an M5 alloy frame or in Carbon Brown/Tan with a 9m carbon frame as the Safire Expert Carbon.

Models
  • Safire Expert - FSR M5 manipulated alloy frame
  • Safire Expert Carbon - FACT 9m carbon FSR frame
Specifications
  • FRAME:
    • Safire Expert - Safire FSR M5 manipulated alloy frame w/ women's ORE TT/DT, sealed cartridge bearing pivots, DMD front, replaceable derailleur hanger, disc only, 120mm travel
    • Safire Expert Carbon - Safire FSR FACT 9m carbon, women's main triangle, M5 CS/SS, sealed cartridge bearing pivots, DMD Direct Mount F. Der, replaceable derailleur hanger, disc only, 120mm travel
  • REAR SHOCK: Specialized AFR Brain Shock w/ remote Trail Tune inertia valve, rebound adj. and Brain Fade, 7.25x1.75", Safire tuned
  • FORK: Fox Talas RL, 140/120/100mm, alloy steerer, compression and rebound adj. w/ LO
  • HEADSET:
  • Safire Expert - 1-1/8" Threadless, 10mm insertion alloy cups, sealed cartridge bearing
  • Safire Expert Carbon - 1-1/8 and 1.5" Threadless, Campy style upper with 1.5" lower cartidge bearing
  • STEM: 3D forged alloy, adjustable rise, 31.8mm clamp
  • HANDLEBARS: Specialized XC low rise bar, butted 7050 alloy, 31.8mm, 640mm wide, 8 degree back sweep, 6 degree up
  • GRIPS: Specialized waffle lock on grip
  • FRONT BRAKE: Custom Avid Elixir CR SL, alloy backed semi-met pads, alloy Elixir CR lever w/pad contact and reach adj. 160mm rotor
  • REAR BRAKE: Custom Avid Elixir CR SL, alloy backed semi-met pads, alloy Elixer CR lever w/pad contact & reach adj, S/M: 140mm, L: 160mm rotor
  • BRAKE LEVERS: Custom Avid Elixir CR SL Hydraulic, tool-less adj. reach and pad contact
  • FRONT DERAILLEUR: Shimano M660 SLX, DMD, top swing, dual pull
  • REAR DERAILLEUR: SRAM X-0, 9-speed, mid cage
  • SHIFT LEVERS: SRAM X-9 aluminum trigger
  • CASSETTE: Shimano HG61, 9-speed, 11-34t
  • CHAIN: SRAM PC-971, 9-speed w/Power Link
  • CRANKSET: Custom Shimano FC-M762, 2pc., S/M: 170mm, L: 175mm
  • CHAINRINGS: 44A x 32A x 22S, 4-bolt, 104/64mm
  • BOTTOM BRACKET: Custom Shimano integrated
  • PEDALS: None
  • RIMS: Custom DT Swiss X420SL, 24mm w/ eyelets, 28/32h
  • FRONT HUB: Hi Lo disc, CNC flange, sealed cartridge bearing, 9mm DT RWS, alloy QR, 28h
  • REAR HUB: Custom DT Swiss 330SL w/ alloy freehub, QR, 32h
  • SPOKES: DT Swiss Competition 1.8/1.6mm stainless
  • FRONT TIRE: S-Works The Captain, 26x2.2", 120 TPI, tubeless ready aramid bead, dual compound
  • REAR TIRE: The Captain Control, 26x2.0", 60 TPI, tubeless ready Aramid bead, dual compound
  • INNER TUBES: Ultralight presta valve
  • SADDLE: Specialized women's Ariel, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
  • SEATPOST: 2014 butted alloy, single bolt setback, 30.9mm
  • SEAT BINDER: 7050 hard annodized alloy collar w/ QR, 34.9mm clamp ID, black
  • NOTES: Protective clear coat, derailleur hanger, reflectors, owners manual
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