This is Jonathan's Specialized Chisel. He is Neko's dad (the custom Rockhopper we just featured). Jonathan started mountain biking just a few months ago and absolutely fell in love with it. After riding his Chisel in its stock form, he figured it was time or a few tasteful upgrades.
We put a Fox 34 Step Cast fork on with a bit of extra suspension travel compared stock. A PNW Dropper post helps with the technical bits of trails. The drivetrain was upgraded from Sram SX to GX for better shifting. And, the brakes were upgraded to Shimano XT four piston brakes to add some serious stopping power. All in all, this is now a killer hardtail mountain bike that is still light and fast on the trails!