Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation: LittleBuddy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    211

    My new 2015 Specialized Crave SL

    My new 2015 Specialized Crave SL

    Size large(19") -20.2 lbs
    Mods: tubeless, Forte CR720 Carbon handlebar, Sworks CG-R carbon seatpost, Specialized (heavy but comfy) gel saddle, Lizard skins lock on grips, Fyxation sealed thin platform pedals.

    My changes were done 100% for comfort so a weight weenie could easily get this bike down to a very light road bike weight.

    The color is a very bright neon day glow red/orange that pictures just cannot capture like how a sunset always looks much more vivid in real life. It's going for it's first shakedown ride in two days.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails My new 2015 Specialized Crave SL-dscn4962.jpg  

    My new 2015 Specialized Crave SL-dscn4963.jpg  

    My new 2015 Specialized Crave SL-dscn4964.jpg  

    My new 2015 Specialized Crave SL-dscn4965.jpg  

    My new 2015 Specialized Crave SL-dscn4966.jpg  

    My new 2015 Specialized Crave SL-dscn4967.jpg  

    My new 2015 Specialized Crave SL-dscn4968.jpg  

    Last edited by LittleBuddy; 2 Weeks Ago at 10:50 AM.

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    527
    Nice bike! That seatpost is CRAZY looking....

  3. #3
    Armature speller
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    937
    I think I'd really like a Crave.

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation: rob1035's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    854
    Excellent, and great weight for a "comfort" build.

    Looking forward to hearing how you like that seatpost...

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    1,550
    Quote Originally Posted by rob1035 View Post

    Looking forward to hearing how you like that seatpost...
    ....and lady's saddle...

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation: LittleBuddy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    211
    I took the seat post and saddle straight from my Roubaix road bike. I've ridden that combo for a year and a half with perfect comfort. I know the seat post looks goofy but it has a half inch of vertical compliance without being bouncy like the Thudbuster and without the extra weight.
    Last edited by LittleBuddy; 2 Weeks Ago at 10:55 AM.

  7. #7
    mtbr member
    Reputation: LittleBuddy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    211
    Post ride: The bike has perfect stock gearing for climbs and technical areas without spinning out too badly on fire roads. The bike rode expectedly stiff but compliant. I have my tires set at 22psi and may lower them to 20psi my next ride. I did a fast 15 mile loop and didn't feel too beat up afterwards. I haven't mountain biked in a year and my last bike was a full squish carbon XO1 Epic. This bike is 1/3 as expensive and feels faster. The single speed feels natural as I raced BMX as a kid but the rigid fork on bumpy stuff will take some getting used to and if I don't I will just get a suspension fork. Overall it looks and feels like a much nicer than $1K bike.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails My new 2015 Specialized Crave SL-dscn4997.jpg  

    My new 2015 Specialized Crave SL-dscn5001.jpg  

    My new 2015 Specialized Crave SL-dscn4993.jpg  

    My new 2015 Specialized Crave SL-dscn4995.jpg  


  8. #8
    I <3 dirt
    Reputation: Ilikemtb999's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    1,290
    Your seat post is missing the elastomer.......

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation: LittleBuddy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    211
    Quote Originally Posted by Ilikemtb999 View Post
    Your seat post is missing the elastomer.......
    It allows for a bit more flex.

  10. #10
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    241
    Love my SL too ,& have to say the stock wheelset sets up tubeless super EZ .I did put a much lighter wheelset on (black flag pro-tubeless) carbon bars & seatpost,a ti saddle,carbon lever brakes & SPD peddles and my frame is a med and my complete bike is coming in at 20.1 lbs,so I`m not sure where I went wrong,maybe I just got a heavy frame or something,but its still a blast to ride .good luck with yours & have fun :-)

  11. #11
    mtbr member
    Reputation: LittleBuddy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    211
    I added a Reba fork to help my old body take the bumps easier so if anyone in Tampa Bay wants the full carbon fork it's up for grabs.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails My new 2015 Specialized Crave SL-dscn5055.jpg  

    My new 2015 Specialized Crave SL-dscn5062.jpg  


  12. #12
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    53
    Comfortable seat.....SS......first SS I take it :-)
    Dave

    2014 Specialized Fat Boy
    2013 Carve SS
    2015 Epic World Cup
    2015 Jake the Snake

  13. #13
    mtbr member
    Reputation: LittleBuddy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    211
    I lost count of how many bikes I've owned over the years. About half of them have been single speed. I guess with a name like "numbnuts" seat comfort is not a priority
    I will gladly take a weight penalty for comfort.

  14. #14
    I <3 dirt
    Reputation: Ilikemtb999's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    1,290
    lol....I sit for maybe 3 minutes a ride on my ss, The rest is standing.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 26
    Last Post: 04-26-2015, 07:00 PM
  2. Suspension for a Specialized Crave 2015
    By kikin2009 in forum 29er Components
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 02-02-2015, 09:30 AM
  3. Specialized Crave 2015 - Which fork to use?
    By kikin2009 in forum Bike and Frame discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-21-2015, 01:39 PM
  4. 2015 Specialized Crave SL vs 2014 Cannondale Trail SS SL 29er
    By _robertpaulson_ in forum 29er Bikes
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 10-21-2014, 06:59 PM
  5. 2015 Specialized Crave Comp vs 2015 Felt Nine 5 vs ??
    By elementalfusion in forum Bike and Frame discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-12-2014, 03:04 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •