Pure. Simple. Fast. Whatever word you want to use for it, Specialized's Crave 29 can be summed up in just one: FUN. Made with their M4 butted aluminum, the frame was already a perfect specimen of light-n-stiff craftsmanship. Short chainstays and a tapered head tube with a 100mm Manitou fork dissects tricky sections and slices-n-dices turns like an L.A. surgeon. Add big, 29er Specialized wheels with versatile knobby tires, and there is pretty much nothing that gets in your way. SRAM and Shimano combine for a 2x10 drivetrain, while Tektro puts the clamps on with their disc brakes. It's pure, simple, fast, and fun for sure.
|Frame||Specialized M4 Premium aluminum|
|Fork||Manitou M30, air spring w/lockout, MILO remote, 1.5" tapered aluminum steerer|
|Rims/Wheels||Stout XC SL 29 aluminum|
|Hubs||Specialized Stout XC SL|
|Tires||Front: Specialized Ground Control, 29 x 2.1; rear: Fast Trak, 2.0|
|Front Derailleur||SRAM X5|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Deore Shadow Plus|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM PG-1030, 10-speed: 11-36|
|Handlebars||Specialized Stout XC|
|Tape/Grips||Specialized Sip Grip|
|Stem||Specialized Stout XC|
|Brake Levers||Tektro Gemini Comp, hydraulic|
|Brakes||Tektro Gemini hydraulic disc|
|Saddle||Specialized Body Geometry Henge|
* Subject to change without notice.