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    Specialized Carve Pro 29 SS

    Here's my new race bike! Just got the frame today, and will build it up with a combination of old and new parts over the next week or two (depending on shipping arrivals). I'll attempt to weigh all the parts for those interested in that.

    Frame: Carve Pro 29 SS Small (new)
    Fork: Carver 29er tapered steerer carbon (new)
    Wheelset: TWE Crest SS
    Brakes: Shimano 2012 XT with Ice Tech rotors (new)
    Seatpost: Carbon or Ti eventually, but will start with the Thomson I already have
    Saddle: Ragley Cheeky Natural Ti rails
    Seatpost clamp: Specialized QR to start (supplied with frame)
    BB: Real Square Taper
    Crankset: Middleburn RS7 170mm
    Chainring/Cog: Homebrewed Aluminium 33/19
    Chain: Sram PC850
    Stem: Will start with my Thomson X4 90mm 10 degree and change if I need to
    Tyres: Racing Ralph 29x2.25 EVO front & snakeskin rear tubeless with Stans
    Bars: On-One Mary aluminium
    Grips: ESI Chunky
    Headset: FSA integrated (supplied with frame)

















    Sorry about the dirty camera lens.
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    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    Sweet! I can't find the frame on the Specialized website. Is this a "behind the counter" special order kind of thing or is this frame discontinued? I like the split BB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneArm View Post
    Sweet! I can't find the frame on the Specialized website. Is this a "behind the counter" special order kind of thing or is this frame discontinued? I like the split BB.
    I believe this frame is not sold in the US.

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    killer frame. can't wait to see the built up bike. i have one too. taking it out for the first time this afternoon!

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    Nice looking frame, and very shiny!

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    If anyone from Specialized is reading, the US wants this frame too. Our only option I think is to buy a Rockhopper Frame and some conversion EBB for a press-fit 30 bb. (or of course the carbon $$ frameset)
    Thanks to www.weavercycleworks.com for my awesome bike frames!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manicmtbr View Post
    If anyone from Specialized is reading, the US wants this frame too. Our only option I think is to buy a Rockhopper Frame and some conversion EBB for a press-fit 30 bb. (or of course the carbon $$ frameset)
    That's sort of why I started this thread. I reckon it's stupid for Specialized only selling this in Australia. Here's hoping you guys and gals over there get the 2012 model (if there is one).
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goodoljake View Post
    killer frame. can't wait to see the built up bike. i have one too. taking it out for the first time this afternoon!
    Pics man!
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    Mine, Mine, Mine!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Check it dudes.
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    I've heard great things about that frame. I know I had fantastic luck with the similar EBB on my Rockhopper. Enjoy the ride!

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    That looks awesome Jake!
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevob View Post
    That's sort of why I started this thread. I reckon it's stupid for Specialized only selling this in Australia. Here's hoping you guys and gals over there get the 2012 model (if there is one).
    It's the reason I chose my 2011 RH Comp 29 over the 2012 - mine was the only frame with sliding dropouts. Mine also didn't appear on the NZ site but it was on the USA one.

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    thanks

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    That looks awesome Jake!
    thanks. i am proud of her. she rode well too. i have a 5 mile 2000ft. climb i like to make when i don't have a lot of time and it was great. missed my personal best by two minutes, but i think i will crack it next time. looking forward to seeing yours.

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    EBB vs Sliding

    Quote Originally Posted by R+P+K View Post
    It's the reason I chose my 2011 RH Comp 29 over the 2012 - mine was the only frame with sliding dropouts. Mine also didn't appear on the NZ site but it was on the USA one.
    where did u buy your RH with sliding? the 2011 USA website shows a EBB like on our Carves. The shop i picked mine up from assured me i would be fine with the Specialized EBB contrary to what i see on the web with other companies EBBs. i weigh close to 250 too so we'll see. also, i had a steel Jamis with sliders and the tiny bolts that were supposed to keep the axle from sliding forward didn't work well and jacked up the threads on my axle too.

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    Split seat stay too!,?.? That means I can run the gates belt system... We need this frame in the US! What kinda dollar bills will this frame set me back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kstateskier View Post
    Split seat stay too!,?.? That means I can run the gates belt system... We need this frame in the US! What kinda dollar bills will this frame set me back?
    no split seat stays...i don't think.

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    Hmm well that's ok it's still a sick bike. I've email my lbs to see if they can get me that frame.

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    Fork arrived. Brakes installed. The bars and stem are going soon. I like that way the curve of the fork matches the curve of the seat tube.

    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goodoljake View Post
    no split seat stays...i don't think.
    Definitely not
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    Nearly there...

    Just waiting on a compression plug to arrive. 9.00kg (19.8#)

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    Sweet bike!!
    Seeking MB-2 Fork (19.3), Ritchey FD post silver 26.8

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    thanks man!
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    very sweet! I think the carver fork suits the frame very nicely.

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    Looks great. I like the fork but at the same time with the reverse curve it makes it look like you have it on backwards!

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    If you don't mind me asking, what did the frame and fork run you?

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