For riders who want to begin to compete at a higher level, on a race-proven 29-inch hardtail that packs huge performance and value, Crave is an ideal rig. These riders are becoming more dedicated racers and will benefit from Crave’s lightweight and efficient frame equipped with race-capable geometry, quality air-sprung suspension forks, and lightweight 29-inch wheelsets.
WHAT Fully manipulated M4 aluminum frame with XC 29er Geometry, plus tapered head and seat tubes, and shaped seatstays.
WHY Keeps the bike stiff and efficient, with super-quick handling and acceleration, while allowing for a smooth, compliant ride.
HOW Like all our 29er geos, this one features short chainstays and a longer toptube to optimize performance with the larger wheels. The Crave frame provides 12.5% more vertical compliance than the previous frame through redesigned seatstay shaping. For maximum torsional rigidity and snappy handling, the headtube tapers from 1-1/8” to 1-1/2” at the crown. The Crave seat tube utilizes a 27.2mm post at the top, but widens at the bottom bracket for a compliant ride and stiff crank interface.
AIR-SPRUNG FORK WITH TAPERED STEERER
WHAT Lightweight, air-sprung fork with magnesium lowers and a tapered alloy steerer, plus hydraulic lockout and damping.
WHY Reduces weight and improves bump absorption, steering precision, and tunability.
HOW Air-sprung forks are lighter than coil-sprung versions, and allow the rider to tune the spring rate to their specific weight and riding style. Damping provides more controlled suspension movement.
LIGHTWEIGHT 29-INCH WHEELSETS
WHAT Race-capable, lightweight alloy wheelsets on every model.
WHY To provide quicker handling and improved durability and efficiency.
HOW By using less material in low stress areas, which reduces rotational weight and requires less effort from the rider to turn the wheels.