The base model Carve Comp 29 was designed to cruise fast-rolling singletrack. With an 80mm-travel RockShox XC32 fork, plus Shimano drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes, the Carve Comp 29 is a capable and affordable cross-country bike.

Specialized are bringing the trend of 29″ mountain bikes to their new 2012 range. The Carve is the first to be unveiled in the range; it’s packed full of quality components, has a great set up and has a smoother and faster ride. The Carve Comp 29 hardtail mountain bike is a lightweight bike that is sturdy and durable to take on even the most toughest trails, it is also super stiff and uses XC geometry for a predictable and efficient ride every time. The Specialized Carve Comp 29’s faster rolling style and precision handling gives you the confidence to attempt things that you would’ve never thought possible!

It’s cross country MTB frame uses a fully butted, smooth-welded M4SL alloy that provides a superlight, stiff and efficient structure for the rest of the bike. It has a integrated, tapered head tube for front-end to emphasise the stiffness for better control and the bridge-less seatstays which helps you keep control when going over bumps and tough terrain. The Specialized hardtail has the capable RockShox XC32 29″ bike fork with lockout and with 80mm of travel. The size-specific spring rates and rebound/preload adjust for quick, fine-tuning whilst on the go and the tapered alloy steerer gives you precision handling on the rocky descents; all this whilst still being lightweight!

Specialized Carve Comp 29 – 2012 Specifications

  • Frame: Specialized M4SL fully manipulated alloy frame, 29″ XC geometry, fully butted w/ smooth welding, tapered head/seat tube, forged post mount 160mm dropouts w/ replaceable derailleur hanger, disc only
  • Rear Shock:
  • Front Fork: RockShox XC32 TK SA 29 SL, magnesium lower, 32mm Cr-Mo stanchions, 1-1/8″ to 1.5″ tapered alloy steerer, coil spring, TurnKey damping w/ LO & external reb. adj., 80mm travel
  • Head Set: Integrated 1-1/8″ upper and 1-1/2″ lower threadless, Campy-style, full cartridge bearings
  • Stem: Specialized 3D forged 6061 alloy, 4 bolt clamp, 7º rise, 31.8mm
  • Handlebars: XC flat bar, double butted alloy, 10º backsweep, 4º upsweep, 31.8mm
  • Tape / Grips: Specialized Body Geometry XCT Men’s, dual compound, Kraton rubber, closed end, 130mm
  • Front Brake: Shimano BR-M446 hydraulic disc brake, post mount, 180mm 6-bolt rotor
  • Rear Brake: Shimano BR-M446 hydraulic disc brake, post mount, 160mm 6-bolt rotor
  • Brake Levers: Shimano BR-M446, hydraulic lever
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano Alivo, 9-speed, 34.9mm clamp, bottom-swing, dual-pull
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano SLX Shadow, 9-speed, SGS cage
  • Shift Levers: Shimano Alivio, 9-speed Rapidfire plus, SL type w/ optical display
  • Cassette: Shimano 9-speed, 11-34t
  • Chain: KMC X-9, 9-speed, reusable Missing Link
  • Crank Set: Shimano Alivio, 3pc, 9-speed, Octalink spline
  • Chainrings: 44/32/22, replaceable
  • Bottom Bracket: Shimano, Octalink spline, cartridge bearing, 73mm
  • Pedals: Alloy 1pc. body and cage, reflector kit, 9/16″
  • Front Rim: Carve Disc 29″, alloy double-wall, sleeve joint, 32h
  • Front Hub: Formula disc hub, alloy 7075 axle, high-low flange, double-sealed cartidge bearings, machined disc mount and flange, QR, 32h
  • Rear Rim: Carve Disc 29″, alloy double-wall, sleeve joint, 32h
  • Rear Hub: Formula rear disc hub, cassette, double-sealed loose ball, polished races, machined disc mount and flanges, 19mm contact, QR, 32h
  • Spokes: Stainless, 2.0mm (14g)
  • Front Tyre: Specialized The Captain Control, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, aramid bead, dual compound, 29×2.0″
  • Rear Tyre: Specialized The Captain Control, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, aramid bead, dual compound, 29×2.0″
  • Inner Tubes: Presta valve
  • Saddle: Specialized Body Geometry Carve, steel rails, 143mm width
  • Seat Post: Forged 6061 alloy, 2 bolt head, 27.2mm, 12.5mm offset, micro adjust
  • Seat Clamp: 31.8mm, forged alloy, extruded QR lever

Model: Specialized Carve Comp 29
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