Carve Expert 29
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Carve Expert 29

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Carve Expert 29
Technical Specifications
Equipped with an 80mm-travel RockShox Silver TK fork, the aluminum Carve Expert 29 is ready for action and features Shimano hydraulic disc brakes and versatile Specialized The Captain 2.0-inch tires.
  • 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 Recon Silver 29" air-sprung fork with alloy, tapered steerer, external rebound adjust, and lockout delivers light weight plus more versatility and tunability over varying terrain
  • 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 forged alloy, 10-speed triple crankset with Hollowtech arms and Octalink-splined BB interface is stiff and light for precision shifting performance
  • Shimano hydraulic disc brakes use 180mm front rotor for increased leverage on 29" wheels, while 160mm rear rotor keeps weight low
  • Shimano Deore XT Shadow 10-speed rear derailleur for lightweight, pro-level shifting, and improved clearance

Technical Specifications

CHAIN KMC X-10, 10-speed, reusable Missing Link
BOTTOM BRACKET Shimano, Octalink spline, cartridge bearing, 73mm
CRANKSET Shimano Hollowtech, 3pc, 10-speed, Octalink spline
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Deore, 10-speed, 34.9mm clamp, bottom-swing, dual-pull
SHIFT LEVERS Shimano Deore, 10-speed Rapidfire plus, SL type w/ optical display
CASSETTE Shimano 10-speed, 11-36t
CHAINRINGS 42/32/24, replaceable
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano XT Shadow, 10-speed, SGS cage
FORK Recon Silver TK SA SL 29, magnesium lower, butted 32mm Cr-Mo stanchions, 1-1/8"" to 1.5"" tapered alloy steerer, Solo Air spring, TurnKey damping w/ lock out and external rebound adj., 80mm travel
SADDLE Specialized Body Geometry Carve SL, hollow Cr-Mo 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
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)
RIMS Carve Disc 29"", alloy double-wall, sleeve joint, 32h
FRONT TIRE Specialized The Captain Control, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, aramid bead, dual compound, 29x2.0""
REAR TIRE Specialized The Captain Control, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, aramid bead, dual compound, 29x2.0""
FRONT BRAKE Shimano BR-M505 hydraulic disc brake, post mount, 180mm 6-bolt rotor
BRAKE LEVERS Shimano BR-M505, hydraulic lever
REAR BRAKE Shimano BR-M505 hydraulic disc brake, post mount, 160mm 6-bolt rotor
PEDALS Alloy 1pc. body and cage, reflector kit, 9/16""
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"" geometry, fully butted w/ smooth welding, tapered head/seat tubes, forged post mount 160mm dropouts w/ replaceable derailleur hanger, disc only


Geometry Chart

Carve - Geometry

  15.5 17.5 19.0 21.0 23.0
Crank Length 170mm 175mm 175mm 175mm 175mm
Stem Length 75mm 75mm 90mm 90mm 105mm
Seatpost Length 350mm 350mm 400mm 400mm 400mm
Handlebar Width 680mm 700mm 700mm 700mm 700mm
Seat Tube Angle (Effective) 74° 73° 73° 73° 73°
Reach 400mm 412mm 430mm 450mm 464mm
Stack 615mm 625mm 639mm 653mm 672mm
Bottom Bracket Drop 63.5mm 63.5mm 63.5mm 63.5mm 63.5mm
Chainstay Length 442mm 442mm 442mm 442mm 442mm
Head Tube Angle 71.5° 71.5° 71.5° 71.5° 71.5°
Head Tube Length 110mm 120mm 135mm 150mm 170mm
Top Tube Length (Actual) 562mm 574mm 594mm 620mm 645mm
Top Tube Length (Horizontal) 576mm 603mm 625mm 650mm 670mm
Seat Tube Length, Center to Top 394mm 445mm 483mm 533mm 584mm
Standover Height 760mm 796mm 825mm 859mm 896mm
Wheel Base 1070mm 1085mm 1108mm 1133mm 1154mm
Seat Tube Angle (Actual) 71° 71° 71° 71° 71°
Bottom Bracket Height 308mm 308mm 308mm 308mm 308mm