A Review of the 2013 Specialized Carve Expert 29er!
The Specialized Carve Expert 29er boasts a high performance specification which makes it ready for race day, or a quick loop after work. Featuring components from top names such as RockShox, Shimano and Avid it will rip you favourite local trail and deliver a thrilling ride feel that you’re sure to love!
The 29er market has exploded in recent years – and with good reason. 29 inch wheels make for the perfect trail bike with their smooth rolling efficiency over all the obstacles along the way. Float over obstacles, roll over bumps and experience greater control with the Carve Expert Specialized 29er. Specialized 29er geometry ensures it is nimble and lightweight to retain momentum and offer a speedy ride, while remaining nice and stable out there on the trail. Double walled alloy rims add strength and stiffness to ensure you’ve got the durability you need for flowy singletrack.
Specialized have given the Carve Expert hardtail 29er a fully butted and smooth welded alloy frame which is lightweight yet also stiff and efficient. Its 29er XC geometry offers a smooth and compliant ride with nimble handling and quick acceleration.
The Specialized Carve Expert gets an upgrade from the Carve Comp with its 100mm travel RockShox Reba RL 29 fork and new solo Air spring with remote Push-Loc tapered steerer tube as well as externally adjustable rebound for plush and lightweight trail performance. Bump absorption, steering precision and tunability are all improved thanks to this excellent fork, while the air spring shaves the grams and gives a much more tailored ride feel because you can tune it according to your specific weight and riding style.
To ensure quality shifting performance, this hardtail mountain bike benefits from a Shimano Deore XT Shadow 10 speed rear derailleur for lightweight, crisp shifts worthy of pro-level performance. What’s more, the custom SRAM 10 speed XC double ring chainset with 29er gearing and GXP bottom bracket offers lightweight and durability. Throw into the mix the Avid Elixir 3 hydraulic disc brakes with increased leverage on 29” wheels and effective stopping power even in the worst conditions, and you’ve got an awe-inspiring specification that’s sure to deliver when you hit the trails!