Carve Comp 29
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Carve Comp 29

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Carve Comp 29
Overview
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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 machine.
  • Fully butted, smooth-welded M4SL alloy frame is superlight, stiff, and efficient, with 29er XC geometry, integrated, tapered head tube for front-end stiffness, plus bridge-less seatstays for compliance over bumps
  • 80mm-travel RockShox XC32 29" fork with lockout, size-specific spring rates, and external rebound/preload adjust for quick, fine-tuning plus tapered alloy steerer for precision handling and light weight
  • Light and stiff, double-walled alloy rims for added stiffness, front hub has cartridge bearings and oversized dropout interface for front-end rigidity
  • Light and efficient 29" Specialized The Captain Control tires are 2Bliss Ready with aramid bead for fast and predictable speed and control on the trail
  • Shimano Alivio crankset with forged alloy arms, Octalink-splined BB interface, and alloy outer ring means greater durability, lighter weight, and better shifting performance
  • Shimano hydraulic disc brakes use 180mm front rotor for increased leverage on 29" wheels, while 160mm rear rotor keeps weight low
  • Shimano SLX Shadow 9-speed rear derailleur for lightweight, precise shifting, and improved clearance

Technical Specifications

DRIVETRAIN
CHAIN KMC X-9, 9-speed, reusable Missing Link
BOTTOM BRACKET Shimano, Octalink spline, cartridge bearing, 73mm
CRANKSET Shimano Alivio, 3pc, 9-speed, Octalink spline
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Alivo, 9-speed, 34.9mm clamp, bottom-swing, dual-pull
SHIFT LEVERS Shimano Alivio, 9-speed Rapidfire plus, SL type w/ optical display
CASSETTE Shimano 9-speed, 11-34t
CHAINRINGS 44/32/22, replaceable
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano SLX Shadow, 9-speed, SGS cage
SUSPENSION
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
WHEELS
FRONT HUB Formula disc hub, alloy 7075 axle, high-low flange, double-sealed cartidge bearings, machined disc mount and flange, QR, 32h
REAR HUB Formula rear disc hub, cassette, double-sealed loose ball, polished races, machined disc mount and flanges, 19mm contact, QR, 32h
INNER TUBES Presta valve
SPOKES Stainless, 2.0mm (14g)
FRONT TIRE Specialized The Captain Control, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, aramid bead, dual compound, 29x2.0""
RIMS Carve Disc 29"", alloy double-wall, sleeve joint, 32h
REAR TIRE Specialized The Captain Control, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, aramid bead, dual compound, 29x2.0""
COCKPIT
SADDLE Specialized Body Geometry Carve, steel rails, 143mm width
SEATPOST Forged 6061 alloy, 2 bolt head, 27.2mm, 12.5mm offset, micro adjust
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
GRIPS Specialized Body Geometry XCT Men's, dual compound, Kraton rubber, closed end, 130mm
BRAKES
FRONT BRAKE Shimano BR-M446 hydraulic disc brake, post mount, 180mm 6-bolt rotor
BRAKE LEVERS Shimano BR-M446, hydraulic lever
REAR BRAKE Shimano BR-M446 hydraulic disc brake, post mount, 160mm 6-bolt rotor
ACCESSORIES
PEDALS Alloy 1pc. body and cage, reflector kit, 9/16""
FRAMESET
HEADSET Integrated 1-1/8"" upper and 1-1/2"" lower threadless, Campy-style, full cartridge bearings
SEAT BINDER 31.8mm, forged alloy, extruded QR lever
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

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