Specialized Chisel Expert 2X
This isn't just the lightest mountain bike frame we've ever made; it's our lightest, stiffest, best-handling frame—period. The Chisel Expert 2X was redesigned from the ground-up to give you an unparalleled performance advantage on the XC track. It flies up hills with ease, descends with unmatched confidence, and wastes nary a watt. Consider it a cross country revolution, and remember, this is Chisel.
Our Chisel Expert 2X singlehandedly takes hardtail alloy XC bikes into the modern age, with the most capable geometry out there and a build kit that's all business. We built the entire frame from our top notch M5 Alloy to ensure an ultra-stiff, lightweight, and highly responsive ride quality that's well suited for XC racing. We've also tweaked the geometry for more speed and stability by slacking-out the head tube angle, lengthening the top tube, and correcting the seat tube angle. This way, it feels more planted then ever, and frankly, it's stupid fast. We also widened the rear spacing to 12x142mm and included internal cable routing. For the build, this Chisel hits right on the money, opting for a custom-tuned RockShox Reba RL fork and 11-speed Shimano SLX shifting.
A short route to stretch your legs, including a climb to the summit of Puig del Montgròs. Don’t be deceived by the first few kilometres of flat riding as we head out of Lloret de Mar because we soon begin a steep 5 km climb all the way to the top of Puig de Montgròs, with an elevation of 314 metres. Enjoy the wonderful panoramic views!
We depart from the Central Tourist Office in Lloret de Mar, located in Carrer de les Alegries, and join the C-63 road, which we’ll follow until we reach a filling station. At this point, just below the Chapel of Les Alegries, we take the track on the right, which starts as an asphalt track and later becomes a dirt track but with a very good surface. This flat stretch takes us to kilometre 5, approximately.
Here we begin the climb up to the summit of Montgròs. Following the indications on the GR-92, first of all we make our way to the top of the Palomera Pass, at km 6.2, reaching an elevation of 147 m. Here we leave the GR-92, taking a track to the left, and continue to climb until we reach the top of the Montgròs Pass, at km 7.6. At this point, we only need to climb a further 30 metres to reach the summit of Puig de Montgròs, just a few metres from the track, at an elevation of 314 metres.
From the summit of Montgròs, one of the mountains that surrounds the town of Lloret de Mar, we can enjoy some lovely panoramic views.
We immediately begin a steep descent along well signposted tracks in good condition. Be careful with the sandy surface since at high speeds and at times of year when the surface is very dry it can be difficult to stop your bike.
Finally, a short path we take just to the left of some beehives links up with the main track that will lead us back to Lloret.
The start and end of this route is in a built-up area shared with motor vehicle traffic; please observe traffic signals and use the cycle lanes to minimise the risk of incidents.