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Carve Expert 29

Carve Expert 29

Equipped with an 80mm-travel RockShox Silver TK fork, the aluminium Carve Expert 29 is ready for action and features Shimano hydraulic disc brakes and versatile Specialized The Captain 2.0-inch tyres.

  • Fully butted, smooth-welded M4SL alloy frame is superlight, stiff, and efficient, with 29er XC geometry, integrated, tapered head tube for front-end stiffness, plus bridge-less seatstays for compliance over bumps
  • 80mm-travel RockShox Recon Silver 29″ air-sprung fork with alloy, tapered steerer, external rebound adjust, and lockout delivers light weight plus more versatility and tunability over varying terrain
  • Light and stiff, double-walled alloy rims for added stiffness; front hub has cartridge bearings and oversized dropout interface for front-end rigidity
  • Light and efficient 29″ Specialized The Captain Control tyres are 2Bliss Ready with aramid bead for fast and predictable speed and control on the trail
  • Shimano forged alloy, 10-speed triple crankset with Hollowtech arms and Octalink-splined BB interface is stiff and light for precision shifting performance
  • Shimano hydraulic disc brakes use 180mm front rotor for increased leverage on 29″ wheels, while 160mm rear rotor keeps weight low
  • Shimano Deore XT Shadow 10-speed rear derailleur for lightweight, pro-level shifting, and improved clearance

FRAME Specialized M4SL fully manipulated alloy frame, 29″ geometry, fully butted w/ smooth welding, tapered head/seat tubes, forged post mount 160mm dropouts w/ replaceable derailleur hanger, disc only
FORK Recon Silver TK SA SL 29, magnesium lower, butted 32mm Cr-Mo stanchions, 1-1/8″ to 1.5″ tapered alloy steerer, Solo Air spring, TurnKey damping w/ lock out and external rebound adj., 80mm travel
HEADSET Integrated 1-1/8″ upper and 1-1/2″ lower threadless, Campy-style, full cartridge bearings
STEM Specialized 3D forged 6061 alloy, 4 bolt clamp, 7º rise, 31.8mm
HANDLEBARS XC flat bar, double butted alloy, 10º backsweep, 4º upsweep, 31.8mm
GRIPS Specialized Body Geometry XCT Men’s, dual compound, Kraton rubber, closed end, 130mm
FRONT BRAKE Shimano BR-M505 hydraulic disc brake, post mount, 180mm 6-bolt rotor
REAR BRAKE Shimano BR-M505 hydraulic disc brake, post mount, 160mm 6-bolt rotor
BRAKE LEVERS Shimano BR-M505, hydraulic lever
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Deore, 10-speed, 34.9mm clamp, bottom-swing, dual-pull
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano XT Shadow, 10-speed, SGS cage
SHIFT LEVERS Shimano Deore, 10-speed Rapidfire plus, SL type w/ optical display
CASSETTE Shimano 10-speed, 11-36t
CHAIN KMC X-10, 10-speed, reusable Missing Link
CRANKSET Shimano Hollowtech, 3pc, 10-speed, Octalink spline
CHAINRINGS 42/32/24, replaceable
BOTTOM BRACKET Shimano, Octalink spline, cartridge bearing, 73mm
PEDALS Alloy 1pc. body and cage, reflector kit, 9/16″
RIMS Carve Disc 29″, alloy double-wall, sleeve joint, 32h
FRONT HUB Formula disc hub, alloy 7075 axle, high-low flange, double-sealed cartridge bearings, machined disc mount and flange, QR, 32h
REAR HUB Formula rear disc hub, cassette, double-sealed loose ball, polished races, machined disc mount and flanges, 19mm contact, QR, 32h
SPOKES Stainless, 2.0mm (14g)
FRONT TYRE Specialized The Captain Control, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, aramid bead, dual compound, 29×2.0″
REAR TYRE Specialized The Captain Control, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, aramid bead, dual compound, 29×2.0″
INNER TUBES Presta valve
SADDLE Specialized Body Geometry Carve SL, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm width
SEATPOST Forged 6061 alloy, 2 bolt head, 27.2mm, 12.5mm offset, micro adjust
SEAT BINDER 31.8mm, forged alloy, extruded QR lever
NOTES Chain stay protector, reflectors, clear coat, owners manual
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For riders who love to tear up flowy singletrack but don’t have the cash flow to upgrade to a Stumpjumper HT, the brand-new Carve is an ideal, high-value substitute. These riders mostly ride for fun and adventure, but will occasionally jump into an XC race, so they seek efficiency, comfort, and high durability more than ultralight weight or maximum stiffness.

Fully manipulated M4 alloy frame with XC 29er-specific geo, plus tapered head and seat tubes and shaped seatstays.

Keeps the bike stiff and efficient, with super-quick handling and acceleration, while allowing for a smooth, forgiving ride.

Like all our 29er geos, this one features short chainstays and longer top tube to optimise performance with the larger wheels. Head tube tapers from 1-1/8” to 1-1/2” at the crown, providing max torsional rigidity for snappy handling. Seat tube utilizes a 27.2mm post at the top, but widens down to BB for a stiff crank interface and ride compliance. Our Vertical Flex Stay System means seatstays are bridge-less oval shaped, (wider at the sides) which increases vertical compliance while torsionally stiffening the rear triangle.

Hydraulic disc brakes equipped on every model.

More consistent stopping power, brake modulation, and overall control in any weather and all trail conditions.

Hydraulic brake systems produce more power than mechanical brakes, which means increased power at the calliper and a more responsive touch on the levers. The Shimano rotors (180mm front and 160mm rear) keep speed in check.

Lightweight fork with magnesium lowers and a tapered alloy steerer, plus hydraulic lockout and damping.

Reduces weight and improves bump absorption, steering precision, and tunability.

Magnesium and alloy parts are stiff and lightweight for quick handling, while oil-regulated compression and rebound damping provides a smoother, more controlled ride over rough terrain. With the handlebar (Pro model only) and fork-mounted levers, riders can lock out the fork for increased efficiency on hardpack or smooth climbs.

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Specifications subject to change without notice.


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