Crave Expert 29

Cross country mountain bikes require a separate list of demands than most other mountain bikes. They need to be light, stiff, and ready to race—all while being compliant enough for tough hauls on race day. With this in mind, we built the Crave Expert 29. It features a M4 Premium Aluminum construction that's lightweight and stiff for climbing efficiency, while our XC 29 Geometry ensures a proper power transfer to the rear wheel and plenty of comfort for when the trail gets rough. And when you factor in light, durable, and precise components, a one-by drivetrain, and a plush RockShox fork, you get a bike that's as eager to perform as you are.

Cross country mountain bikes require a separate list of demands than most other mountain bikes. They need to be light, stiff, and ready to race—all while being compliant enough for tough hauls on race day. With this in mind, we built the Crave Expert 29. It features a M4 Premium Aluminum construction that's lightweight and stiff for climbing efficiency, while our XC 29 Geometry ensures a proper power transfer to the rear wheel and plenty of comfort for when the trail gets rough. And when you factor in light, durable, and precise components, a one-by drivetrain, and a plush RockShox fork, you get a bike that's as eager to perform as you are.

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    • FRAME

      Specialized M4 Premium Aluminum, XC 29 Geometry, fully-butted w/ smooth welds, tapered head tube, tapered seat tube, forged post-mount 160mm disc dropouts, replaceable alloy derailleur hanger

    • FORK

      RockShox Reba RL 29, Solo Air spring, S: 80mm travel, M/L/XL: 100mm travel, TurnKey damping w/ OneLoc remote lockout, external rebound adjust, tapered alloy steerer, 32mm alloy stanchions, disc mount

    • HEADSET

      1-1/8" upper, 1-1/2" lower, threadless, Campy style, cartridge bearings

    • STEM

      Specialized Stout XC, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise, anti-corrosion hardware

    • HANDLEBARS

      Specialized Stout XC, flat bar, double-butted 6061 alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 4-degree upsweep, 31.8mm

    • GRIPS

      Specialized Sip Grip, light lock-on, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness

    • FRONT BRAKE

      Shimano Deore, hydraulic disc, dual piston, resin pads

    • REAR BRAKE

      Shimano Deore, hydraulic disc, dual piston, resin pads

    • BRAKE LEVERS

      Shimano Deore, hydraulic, reach adjust

    • REAR DERAILLEUR

      Shimano XT Shadow Plus, 10-speed, SGS cage

    • SHIFT LEVERS

      Shimano Deore RapidFire Plus, SL type, 10-speed, I-spec

    • CASSETTE

      Custom Sunrace, wide range, 10-speed, 11-40t

    • CHAIN

      KMC X10L, 10-speed, w/ reusable MissingLink

    • CRANKSET

      Race Face Æffect, BSA BB, 24mm spindle, 30T direct mount ring

    • BOTTOM BRACKET

      Race Face BSA, for 2 pc., 73mm shell

    • PEDALS

      Alloy, 1 pc. body, 9/16", w/ reflectors

    • RIMS

      Specialized Stout XC Pro 29, disc, alloy, double-wall, sleeve joint, 26mm inner width, tubeless ready, 24/28h

    • FRONT HUB

      Specialized Stout XC Pro, Hi Lo disc, alloy, sealed cartridge bearings, QR, 24h

    • REAR HUB

      Specialized Stout XC Pro, Hi Lo disc, alloy, sealed cartridge bearings, QR, 28h

    • SPOKES

      Stainless, 14g, black

    • FRONT TIRE

      Specialized Ground Control, 60TPI, 2Bliss Ready, folding bead, 29x2.1"

    • REAR TIRE

      Specialized Fast Trak Control, 60TPI, 2Bliss Ready, folding bead, 29x2.0"

    • INNER TUBES

      Standard, Presta valve

    • SADDLE

      Body Geometry Henge, thin padding, steel rails, 143mm

    • SEATPOST

      Alloy, 2-bolt, 12.5mm offset, 27.2mm, anti-corrosion hardware

    • SEAT BINDER

      Alloy, 31.8mm

  • M4 Premium Aluminum proved to be the right material for the job, allowing a lightweight, durable frame with our XC 29 Geometry for an efficient power transfer and handling at speed.
  • A RockShox Reba RL fork was developed to deliver 80/100mm (size-specific) of plush, trail taming travel for reliable handling and durability over rough, bumpy, or loose terrain.
  • Our Stout XC Pro 29" rims have been laced to hubs of the same name, and when combined, you get a light wheelset with plenty of stiffness and control over mixed terrain.
  • 29x2.1" Ground Control (front) and 29x2.0" Fast Trak (rear) tires provide plenty of traction over a multitude of terrain types, while still remaining one of the fastest tires for XC racing in our fleet.
  • Shimano Deore M506 brake calipers and levers provide no-fuss dependability and feel in the brake department, ensuring that you have reliable hydraulic braking power over rough terrain.

Geometry

  S M L XL XXL
Stack 617mm 626mm 641mm 655mm 674mm
Reach 400mm 412mm 430mm 450mm 464mm
Head-Tube Length 110mm 100mm 115mm 130mm 150mm
Head-Tube Angle 71.5° 71.5° 71.5° 71.5° 71.5°
B-B Height 306.5mm 306.5mm 306.5mm 306.5mm 306.5mm
B-B Drop 64mm 64mm 64mm 64mm 64mm
Trail 75mm 75mm 75mm 75mm 75mm
Fork Length (full) 485mm 505mm 505mm 505mm 505mm
Fork Rake/Offset 46mm 46mm 46mm 46mm 46mm
Front-Center 637mm 652mm 675mm 699mm 720mm
Chain-Stay Length 442mm 442mm 442mm 442mm 442mm
Wheelbase 1071mm 1086mm 1109mm 1134mm 1154mm
Top-Tube Length (horizontal) 577mm 604mm 626mm 650mm 670mm
Bike Stand-Over Height 758.3mm 790.5mm 818.9mm 853.2mm 887.8mm
Seat-Tube Length 394mm 445mm 483mm 533mm 584mm
Seat-Tube Angle 74° 73° 73° 73° 73°
Handlebar Width 720mm 740mm 740mm 740mm 740mm
Stem Length 60mm 70mm 70mm 90mm 90mm
Crank Length 170mm 175mm 175mm 175mm 175mm
Seatpost Length 350mm 350mm 400mm 400mm 400mm

  • Stack 617mm
    Reach 400mm
    Head-Tube Length 110mm
    Head-Tube Angle 71.5°
    B-B Height 306.5mm
    B-B Drop 64mm
    Trail 75mm
    Fork Length (full) 485mm
    Fork Rake/Offset 46mm
    Front-Center 637mm
    Chain-Stay Length 442mm
    Wheelbase 1071mm
    Top-Tube Length (horizontal) 577mm
    Bike Stand-Over Height 758.3mm
    Seat-Tube Length 394mm
    Seat-Tube Angle 74°
    Handlebar Width 720mm
    Stem Length 60mm
    Crank Length 170mm
    Seatpost Length 350mm
    View S Geometry
  • Stack 626mm
    Reach 412mm
    Head-Tube Length 100mm
    Head-Tube Angle 71.5°
    B-B Height 306.5mm
    B-B Drop 64mm
    Trail 75mm
    Fork Length (full) 505mm
    Fork Rake/Offset 46mm
    Front-Center 652mm
    Chain-Stay Length 442mm
    Wheelbase 1086mm
    Top-Tube Length (horizontal) 604mm
    Bike Stand-Over Height 790.5mm
    Seat-Tube Length 445mm
    Seat-Tube Angle 73°
    Handlebar Width 740mm
    Stem Length 70mm
    Crank Length 175mm
    Seatpost Length 350mm
    View M Geometry
  • Stack 641mm
    Reach 430mm
    Head-Tube Length 115mm
    Head-Tube Angle 71.5°
    B-B Height 306.5mm
    B-B Drop 64mm
    Trail 75mm
    Fork Length (full) 505mm
    Fork Rake/Offset 46mm
    Front-Center 675mm
    Chain-Stay Length 442mm
    Wheelbase 1109mm
    Top-Tube Length (horizontal) 626mm
    Bike Stand-Over Height 818.9mm
    Seat-Tube Length 483mm
    Seat-Tube Angle 73°
    Handlebar Width 740mm
    Stem Length 70mm
    Crank Length 175mm
    Seatpost Length 400mm
    View L Geometry
  • Stack 655mm
    Reach 450mm
    Head-Tube Length 130mm
    Head-Tube Angle 71.5°
    B-B Height 306.5mm
    B-B Drop 64mm
    Trail 75mm
    Fork Length (full) 505mm
    Fork Rake/Offset 46mm
    Front-Center 699mm
    Chain-Stay Length 442mm
    Wheelbase 1134mm
    Top-Tube Length (horizontal) 650mm
    Bike Stand-Over Height 853.2mm
    Seat-Tube Length 533mm
    Seat-Tube Angle 73°
    Handlebar Width 740mm
    Stem Length 90mm
    Crank Length 175mm
    Seatpost Length 400mm
    View XL Geometry
  • Stack 674mm
    Reach 464mm
    Head-Tube Length 150mm
    Head-Tube Angle 71.5°
    B-B Height 306.5mm
    B-B Drop 64mm
    Trail 75mm
    Fork Length (full) 505mm
    Fork Rake/Offset 46mm
    Front-Center 720mm
    Chain-Stay Length 442mm
    Wheelbase 1154mm
    Top-Tube Length (horizontal) 670mm
    Bike Stand-Over Height 887.8mm
    Seat-Tube Length 584mm
    Seat-Tube Angle 73°
    Handlebar Width 740mm
    Stem Length 90mm
    Crank Length 175mm
    Seatpost Length 400mm
    View XXL Geometry