Restricted Version Specialised Chisel “Disrupt the Decay” Artist Collection faucet Earth, Air, Water & Hearth


The Specialised Chisel is a superb possibility for a lot of riders trying to construct something from an XC-oriented race machine to an all day bike-packing succesful rig and every thing in between. The M5 Alloy body options inside cable routing, threaded BSA backside bracket, and Increase 148mm rear axle spacing with the potential to just accept 30.9mm dropper posts with inside routing. With some body sizes weighing beneath 1400g, the Chisel is constructed with D’Aluisio Smartweld expertise just like the venerable Allez Dash street bike which strikes welds away from high-stress areas, and presents a equally succesful platform to construct on.

Specialised periodically releases restricted graphics on a few of their hottest frameset choices, and this time round designers Kayla Clarot and Tom Briggs have collaborated to provide 4 distinctive paint schemes as a collection known as “Disrupt the Decay.” Impressed by the ever blurring line between the bodily actuality we reside in and the digital world, Kayla and Tom selected to spotlight 4 components to “push towards the digital world” and adorn the Chisel LTD body.


From Tom:

“This primary bike, Earth seems to be on the desert landscapes and the way these tones and textures closely reminded us of ceramics, whereas additionally understanding {that a} desert typically creates a spot in a panorama, an openness virtually like a glitch upon the Earth, much like a glitch within the digital realm”

Chisel LTD Earth DT
Chisel LTD “Earth” was impressed by the tones and textures of ceramics


Chisel LTD Air Full

“The merging of the pure wash on the bike with one of the distorted and digitally manipulated variations of [the Specialized] brand ever created” are impressed by the “intersection of the clouds rolling over the Northern California hills off the Pacific and colliding with Silicon Valley on the doorsteps of among the world’s largest tech giants” on the Air colorway.

Chisel LTD Air Head Tube
Chisel LTD “Air” options the basic Specialised “S” with a digitally distorted remedy


Chisel LTD Fire DS

From Specialised:

“Hearth might be overwhelming and creates a barrier, with solely small gaps between the flames to go by means of. Equally, digital firewalls are a barrier, solely permitting small items of information to go by means of. Reflective foil items beneath purple tint on the Hearth body symbolize knowledge passing by means of, whereas the Chisel graphic on the seat tube melts from the warmth of fireside.”

Chisel LTD Fire ST logos
Chisel LTD “Hearth” seat tube options foil logos beneath purple tint


Chisel LTD Water DS

“The flowing layers of coloration on the Water body are impressed by the shifting blues of Icelandic lakes. This stream additionally takes place within the digital world by means of the binary code of 1’s and 0’s. Binary 1’s and 0’s create the Specialised downtube brand and the S head tube badge. When translated to English, the binary reads “Nature Digital Nature Digital. . .” again and again.”

Chisel LTD Water digital detail
The Specialised brand is made up of 1’s and 0’s with a hidden message

Every Chisel LTD body comes with a 64 web page collector’s e-book that showcases the artwork, phrases, and inspiration for the Disrupt the Decay collection from the designers Kayla and Tom. I had the prospect to speak with them in regards to the challenge and they’re stoked to have the ability to supply this stage of graphics remedy on a extra accessible platform just like the Chisel, with a theme that each one riders – no matter gender or age can relate to. The inclusion of the collector’s e-book provides every body a private contact straight from the designers that includes phrases and illustrations from the graphics improvement.

The Chisel LTD framesets are provided in Specialised’s progressive XC geometry sizing from XS to XL at an MSRP of $1500. Specialised restricted version colorways have a historical past of promoting out quick, so head to or your native Specialised stocking supplier to get one!

All images courtesy of Specialised by Collin Chappelle


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here