Bike Shop Girl | Preview: 2012 Specialized Jett Women’s Mountain Bike Line
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Preview: 2012 Specialized Jett Women’s Mountain Bike Line

Specialized Jett

Preview: 2012 Specialized Jett Women’s Mountain Bike Line

When the Specialized carbon fiber 29er, the Fate, was released there was talk about the Jett. An aluminum version of the sporty carbon hardtail. Now there is details to share!

Specialized Jett

Highend Aluminum Women’s Racing in 26″ or 29″

The new Specialized Jett comes in two models, Comp or Comp 29″. Exact same “mid-level” build on both, only difference is wheel and tire size. I really wish that the build was a step up on parts. 9-speed with Alivio cranks (SLX rear derailleur and hydraulic brakes..) doesn’t seem to fit the need of an aggressive rider. Full SLX or XT would have been a better fit for in my mind.

Specialized Jett Spec

Details to Note

  • 80mm of travel on both models
  • Frame size specific spec. This means a smaller frame will have shorter cranks, smaller brake rotors and narrower handlebars.
  • M4 aluminum, 2nd from the top level of aluminum that Specialized has to offer
  • Lock out and adjustable rebound on a coil sprung fork
  • Super low stand over (still waiting on geometry to confirm) and short front end to fix the 29er downfalls.


  • Louise
    Posted at 19:06h, 08 September Reply

    I test rode the Specialized Jett Comp 29er yesterday. I haven’t ridden a hardtail in a long time and I was nervous about my back hurting. I also, have never ridden a 29er before.

    Well let’s start by saying that I never want to get back on my old bike and I ordered a Jett Expert 29er as soon as I got off the trail and back to the bike shop!

    The Nitty Gritty:
    It rolls. Over everything. I cruised over sections that I have been struggling with for a long time. Some reviewers have said the BB height was lower than they are used to – well compared to my Specialized XC 26er from 2004, I cleared more than usual and I zooted over big fallen trees and other obstacles that I have been portaging for 2 years because of BB issues.

    Steering took a while to get used to, I was on very twisty, technical terrain and I did sort of feel like I was turning a bus rather than a small car, it took a while to get used to but I managed to dial it in and once I got the hag of it, it was super easy.

    I loved it. The fork was acceptable, although I am going with the expert model to save weight and for air vs coil on the fork. All in all, a fun ride. Buy it!

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