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Specialized Carve Expert 29 2012

About Specialized Carve bikes

Carve is Specialized's entry level 29", aluminium framed, hardtail Mountain Bike that's designed for cross country riding / racing as well as fast-rolling singletrack. The Carve models are a cheaper alternative to the high end 29" Stumpjumper hardtail range with a stronger focus on comfort and durability than ultralight weight and all out speed. Carve models are perfect for mountain bikers who ride more for fun and adventure and perhaps also take part in the occasional race.

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Sizes 15.5, 17.5, 19.0, 21.0, 23.0" (Frame size guide)
Colours Blk/Wht/Blk
Frame type Hardtail
Frame material Aluminium Alloy
(The quick guide to aluminium alloy)
Gears 30 speed
Chainset type 42-32-24
Fork travel 80 mm
Wheel size 29 inch (MTB Wheel sizes explained)
Front Derailleur
Shimano Deore
Brakeset Shimano BR-M505 hydraulic disc brake, post mount, 180mm 6-bolt rotor Shimano BR-M505 hydraulic disc brake, post mount, 160mm 6-bolt rotor Shimano BR-M505, hydraulic lever
Chainset Shimano Hollowtech, 3pc, 10-speed, Octalink spline
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
Cassette Shimano 10-speed, 11-36t
Front Fork RockShox Recon Silver
Wheels Carve Disc 29", alloy double-wall, sleeve joint, 32h

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