Carina Wasle's Specialized S-Works Fate Pro Bike & Tri Kit

Published on April 14th 2018


We check out X Terra athlete Carina Wasle's pro bike and kit. Do you want to see more cross-triathlon and X-terra content on GTN? Tell us in the comments. Subscribe to GTN: Check out the GTN Shop: Carina rides a Specialized S-Works Fate. Interesting, she paid for it herself. Having recently switched from a 26" bike to this 29er, Carina finds that this mountain bike is better through the technical sections and easier to ride than a 26" bike. To help out on those technical downhills, Wasle added a dropper post at the start of the year. Carina chose a hardtail over a full suspension bike as most X-terra courses aren't *too* technically demanding, plus the hardtail saves a significant amount of weight, making climbing much, much easier. To help out even more with climbing, Wasle switched out the Shimano shifting on the bike for SRAM Eagle XX1, giving a huge bottom gear of 32x50. Check out the full bike specs below, make sure you share this video and don't forget to comment if you ride X-Terrra! Frame: Specialized S-Works Fate 29er, size small (15.5") Front Suspension: Rockshox RS-1, 80mm Wheelset: Roval Contol SL Tyres: Specialized Fast Track 2.3; tyre pressure depending on the course, 1.8 bar (26psi) in the front 1.6 bar (23psi) in the rear Brakes: Shimano XTR Rotors: 160mm Handlebars: Cut-down for narrow sections Stem: 60mm Shifters: SRAM Eagle XX1 Crankset: SRAM, 165mm Chainring: SRAM Eagle 32 tooth Pedals: Shimano Deore XT Cassette: SRAM Eagle, 10-50 tooth Rear Mech: SRAM Eagle XX1 Seatpost: LEV dropper seatpost Saddle: Specialized Myth saddle Anything Else: Sigma Rox 7.0 Wetsuit: Sailfish G-Range wetsuit, neutral buoyancy Tri-suit: Zero-D Helmet: Specialized S3 Shoes: Specialized Comp MTB shoes Running shoes: Brooks Pure Connect. Road running shoes for greater flexibility If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link 👍 Watch more on GTN... More pro bikes 📹 Our guide to trail running 📹 Photos: © Triathlon / Getty Images