Crave Expert 29
$1,800.00
Part No.  

Crave Expert 29

$1,800.00
Part No.  106382
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Crave Expert 29
Overview
Technical Specifications
Geometry
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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Technical Specifications

FRAMESET
SEAT BINDER Alloy, 31.8mm
HEADSET 1-1/8"" upper, 1-1/2"" lower, threadless, Campy style, cartridge bearings
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
WHEELS
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
INNER TUBES Standard, Presta valve
SPOKES Stainless, 14g, black
FRONT TIRE Specialized Ground Control, 60TPI, 2Bliss Ready, folding bead, 29x2.1""
RIMS Specialized Stout XC Pro 29, disc, alloy, double-wall, sleeve joint, 26mm inner width, tubeless ready, 24/28h
REAR TIRE Specialized Fast Trak Control, 60TPI, 2Bliss Ready, folding bead, 29x2.0""
DRIVETRAIN
BOTTOM BRACKET Race Face BSA, for 2 pc., 73mm shell
CHAIN KMC X10L, 10-speed, w/ reusable MissingLink
CRANKSET Race Face Æffect, BSA BB, 24mm spindle, 30T direct mount ring
CASSETTE Custom Sunrace, wide range, 10-speed, 11-40t
SHIFT LEVERS Shimano Deore RapidFire Plus, SL type, 10-speed, I-spec
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano XT Shadow Plus, 10-speed, SGS cage
COCKPIT
SADDLE Body Geometry Henge, thin padding, steel rails, 143mm
SEATPOST Alloy, 2-bolt, 12.5mm offset, 27.2mm, anti-corrosion hardware
GRIPS Specialized Sip Grip, light lock-on, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness
HANDLEBARS Specialized Stout XC, flat bar, double-butted 6061 alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 4-degree upsweep, 31.8mm
STEM Specialized Stout XC, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise, anti-corrosion hardware
BRAKES
BRAKE LEVERS Shimano Deore, hydraulic, reach adjust
FRONT BRAKE Shimano Deore, hydraulic disc, dual piston, resin pads
REAR BRAKE Shimano Deore, hydraulic disc, dual piston, resin pads
ACCESSORIES
PEDALS Alloy, 1 pc. body, 9/16"", w/ reflectors
SUSPENSION
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

Geometry

Geometry Chart

Crave - Geometry

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

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