Three years ago, the Carve LTD SS project was born out of my involvement with the Rockhopper product team pushing the bike to a new level of performance. This bike is a great example of how a concerted effort between product managers, engineers and athletes can yield high-performance, yet reasonably priced bikes."
--Ned Overend, Inaugural Mountain Bike World Champion; Captain, Specialized Racing
Fully butted, smooth-welded M4SL alloy frame is superlight, stiff, and efficient, with 29er XC geometry, integrated headset, tapered head tube for front-end stiffness, plus bridge-less seatstays for compliance over bumps
RockShox Sid 29 Brain fork, Solo Air spring, Brian Fade and rebound adjust, provides premium XC suspension performance
Roval Control Carbon 29 wheelset is built for increased stiffness with durable alloy hubs, oversized 28mm end caps, and DT Swiss Super Comp spokes, gives riders more control to power over demanding terrain
S-Works Fast Trak 29 2.0" 2Bliss ready front tire features dual-compound rubber delivering exceptional speed and traction, while minimizing rotating weight
Custom SRAM carbon, single speed specific XC crankset with 32t chainring and 19t alloy cog is built for strong, lightweight performance
Custom Avid XO World Cup hydraulic brakes with tool-less reach adjust plus alloy-backed, semi-metallic pads for sure-fire stopping and precise modulation