Pure. Simple. Fun. Whatever word you want to use for it, Specialized's Carve SL 29 can be summed up in just one: FAST. Made with their M4SL butted aluminum, the frame was already a perfect specimen of light and stiff craftsmanship. Then, they made it a singlespeed to really make it float up climbs and accelerate like a shot. Short chainstays and a tapered head tube with a carbon rigid fork dissects tricky sections and slices-n-dices turns like an L.A. surgeon. Add big, 29er Specialized Carve SL wheels with versatile Ground Control tires, and there is pretty much nothing that gets in your way. SRAM supplies custom SS cranks with 32/20 gearing, while Avid gives you their incredibly popular Elixir brakes. Don't be surprised when you find yourself waiting for your crew to catch up.
|Frame||Specialized M4SL aluminum w/tapered head tube|
|Fork||Specialized Chisel, carbon|
|Rims/Wheels||Specialized Carve SL|
|Hubs||Specialized Hi Lo|
|Tires||Specialized Ground Control, 29 x 2.1|
|Tape/Grips||Specialized Body Geometry XCT|
|Stem||Specialized 3D forged|
|Brake Levers||Avid Elixir 1|
|Brakes||Avid Elixir 1 disc, 7/6-inch rotors|
|Saddle||Specialized Body Geometry Carve|
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single speed is the way forward,no gears no suspension,i have another bike with all the bells and whistles havent rode it since i bought the single speed.i ride allot of single track,and find myself weaving up the hills without the option of changing gear,dont get me wrong it takes some practice and a different stratagey.if you plan on getting one of these bikes start using your geared bike without changing gear pick a comfortable climbing one not too easy and get off your saddle and go for it.