With Christmas done and dusted for another year, the New Year means the January mountain bike sales are here, and as we are getting ever closer to longer and hopefully warmer riding days, with loads of big MTB discounts to be had, now is the time to take advantage of the deals and grab a bargain.
The big mountain bike retailers are offering huge January sale discounts on everything from the best mountain bikes to helmets, off-road clothing and the best mountain bike shoes. There is something for everyone and our New Year Bike Deals article is the place to go to check out our carefully selected mountain bike bargains.
We've been busy hunting around for the best New Year bike deals, and one I spotted that was very much worthy of making a spotlight deal is on this Specialized mountain bike. The Chisel is currently discounted at Tredz with a massive 50 percent discount, which makes this superbly specced hardtail mountain bike an absolute steal.
Deal checked and updated 15.30, Monday 22nd January
Specialized Chisel: Save 50% was
£2,000, now £999 at Tredz
If you're on the hunt for one of the best budget hardtail mountain bikes, then this is one of the best January sale deals going. The Specialized Chisel shares many of the features found in its Specialized Epic sibling and is ready to tackle modern cross country trails and race courses. Featuring a superb spec including a RockShox Judy Silver fork, SRAM SX Eagle drivetrain, and SRAM Level T braking.
Available in a Maroon color, now only in sizes M and XL, with a huge £1,001 discount at Tredz.
Price check: Specialized £1,050 (frame only)
Our Technical Editor, Guy Kesteven loved the Specialized Chisel and called it the the "ultimate underdog icon MTB". Although he rides so many bikes, he very rarely has the chance to get overly attached to most of them, but he became firm friends with the Chisel over the time he had it, saying, "the Chisel has been a brilliant reminder that you don't have to follow the herd or spend a huge amount of cash to have a brilliant time off road on a mountain bike."
The Specialized Chisel is therefore in my opinion and especially at this massively discounted price a perfect option as an entry-level XC MTB, with a superb line-up of components to deliver performance and reliability. The Chisel spec is built around Specialized's aluminum cross-country focussed frame, and while it may be aimed at more of a budget MTB, that doesn't mean that the frame is lacking in technology.
Specialized has used its Smartweld tech on the Chisel, that uses more complex tube forming and welding techniques which removes as much excess material as possible adding to the overall good looks of the bike and helping with its overall lightweight. The Chisel frame weighs in at a claimed 1.4 kg and makes it only 610g heavier than the Specialized's mega costly Epic hardtail.
The build features a SRAM SX Eagle 12-speed groupset, SRAM Level T brakes, a RockShox fork with 100mm of travel, tubeless-ready Specialized wheels and Specialized Fast Trak tires that makes this deal an absolute bargain. The only thing that's worth an immediate upgrade is a dropper seatpost, and the Chisel has dropper routing already in the frame, as part of the internal cable routing.
While this offer is for the UK only, we've added our price checker below which will automatically give you the best price on the Specialized Chisel in your territory.
Tech specs: Specialized Chisel
- Frame: Specialized d'aluisio Smartweld M5 Alloy
- Fork: RockShox Judy Silver, 130mm travel
- Rear Derailleur: SRAM SX Eagle
- Shifters: SRAM SX Eagle, 12-spd
- Bar: Specialized Alloy XC Minirise
- Brakes: SRAM Level T
- Wheels: Specialized alloy
- Tires: Specialized Fast Trak, 29x2.35
- Color: Maroon only
- Sizes: S, M, L, XL