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Specialized Carve Pro 29 2012

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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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Specs

Sizes 15.5, 17.5, 19.0, 21.0, 23.0" (Frame size guide)
Colours Red/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)
Brakeset
Chainset
Front Derailleur
Shimano Deore
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
Shifters Shimano SLX
Cassette Shimano 10-speed, 11-36t
Front Fork RockShox Recon Gold
Wheels Carve Disc 29", alloy double-wall, sleeve joint, 32h

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by Jay moreton  on 11 Feb 2021
Bought this bike new in 2013 and still have it, and although it's been to the moon and back its in mint condition the only original parts that remain are the rockshox gold forks, rear derailleur, skewers, crank arms and the wheels, the rest have been upgraded to xtr and slx. Great bike wish I could post a pic!
by Kris  on 2 Oct 2018
I bought this bike from new and its been great. The forks work well, it is super comfy, and fast. Found it to be far quicker than my old 26er.. I wanted an Ali frame as I have an old Spec M2 MTB from 2000 and its still going strong. The frame on the carve is just as strong. Yes there are lighter bikes out there, new 29er carbons etc. but i have done a few 12/24s on it and been top 1/4 of the field..
by Kris  on 2 Oct 2018
I bought this bike from new and its been great. The forks work well, it is super comfy, and fast. Found it to be far quicker than my old 26er.. I wanted an Ali frame as I have an old Spec M2 MTB from 2000 and its still going strong. The frame on the carve is just as strong. Yes there are lighter bikes out there, new 29er carbons etc. but i have done a few 12/24s on it and been top 1/4 of the field..
by Christopher  on 27 Mar 2012
Today I exchanged my Saracen Kili 9er, for a Specialized Carve Pro, after returning to the shop three tmes for adjustments, I found that the forks lost pressure on the way home approx 6 miles, I pumped them back up, and went on a canal trail ride approx 35miles, I found that the bike "really" is not that much better than my previous bike. Wonder if I can get a refund?

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