Specialized Carve Comp 29 - 2012

Specialized Carve Comp 29
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Details

Specialized's Carve Comp 29er is built upon an M4SL butted-aluminum frame, 80mm RockShox fork and big, 29-inch wheels. All these attributes combine to form a bike that handles superbly, corners awesome, and creates a more confident position for technical riding. Plus, the wide-range Shimano 27-speed drivetrain and the all-weather braking power of Shimano disc brakes give you a steed that begs to be ridden no matter the terrain or the conditions. And, you'll love the quality Specialized rims and components which hold up great no matter how hard or long you go.

Specs

Frame Specialized M4 aluminum
Fork RockShox XC32, 80mm travel
Rims/Wheels Specialize Carve
Hubs Formula
Spokes 14-gauge stainless-steel
Tires Specialized The Captain Control, 29 x 2.0
Crankset Shimano Alivio
Chainrings 44/32/22
Front Derailleur Shimano Alivio
Rear Derailleur Shimano SLX Shadow
Rear Cogs Shimano, 9-speed: 11-34
Shifters Shimano Alivio
Handlebars Aluminum, flat
Tape/Grips Specialized Body Geometry XCT
Stem Specialized
Brake Levers Shimano
Brakes Shimano hydraulic disc, 7/6 inch rotors
Pedals Aluminum platform
Saddle Specialized Body Geometry Carve
Seatpost Aluminum

Reviews

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5.0

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable  (4)
  • Versatile  (3)
  • Lightweight  (2)
  • 29er 
  • Ample braking 

Cons

  • Grips 
  • None yet 

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking  (4)
  • Road biking  (2)

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5

Excellent Mid-Range 29er

By 

from Arlington, TX

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Durable
  • Ample Braking

Cons

  • Grips

Best Uses

  • Mountain Biking

Comments:

Great for traversing roots and other small obstacles. Not as nimble as a 26 but after 10 or so rides I have adjusted. Love the hydraulic brakes. Replace the grips with symmetrical ones, the stock ones rotate and dont fit correctly.

5

Awesome bike !!

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from Long Island, NY

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Versatile
  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking

    Comments:

    Did a lot of soul searching (and researching) when considering whether to get a 29er to start up mountain biking again after 12 years. I'm glad I got it, and especially this one. I don't have a single complaint - and by the way, it climbs hills and takes tight turns no problem so don't let die-hard 26er riders mislead you. I decided not to list the 30+ lb weight of the bike as a con because it is naturally going to be a little heavier with those 29 inch wheels. I'm in this for the excercise, not to win extreme races, so the 10 less pounds I could get for another grand or two is not worth it (I'm 200 lbs carrying a camelbak full of water - let's get real about the bike weight issue). Anyway, I highly recommend this bike. Enjoy.

    5

    Beastly!!!!

    By 

    from Arlington,Tx

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • SLX Rear Derailleur
    • BlackWhiteGreen
    • 29er
    • Shimano hydraulic disc

    Cons

    • None yet

    Best Uses

    Comments:

    Upgraded from Rockhopper Comp didnt think it can get much better but it did.

    5

    Smooth as butter

    By 

    from Houston, tx

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Versatile
    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking
      • Road Biking

      Comments:

      This was an upgrade from my starter bike. Gear shifting is smooth and can't beat the 29ers. Adjustable frt shock is nice. Keep maintenance up and cleaned after shredding and bike will serve u well

      5

      Ridiculous Bike!!!!!!!!!

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      from Las Vegas, NV

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Versatile
      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Biking
        • Mountain Biking

        Comments:

        This bike handles the trails like an absolute champ. No need to use the brakes when it gets technical, just let the 29ers do what they do.

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