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    200lbers -Thoughts on the carve?

    If you are close to over over 200lbs and riding the carve, what do you think of it? What's your height and frame size and did you make any upgrades.

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    Closer to 300, XXL, 6'4", best fitting bike that I have been on. I was on 21"'s before with a long seatpost and stem with riser bars to make it fit. No longer, this bike fits right out of the box. I have the 2012 Expert so the new ones have a shorter TT and riser bars. I have the 700mm flat backsweep bars. Out of the box, the fork is a bit soft and the brakes were ok. It shifts well and my stock rear rim was re-tensioned at ~1000 miles. I now have full XT drivetrain/brakes, Easton Havens wheels. Looking to get a Carbon Fork but for now it tips the scales at 27.6lbs.

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    2012 XXL Carve Expert

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    I have a '13 carve comp. Had to upgrade rear derailleur to x9 due to shifting issues. Have had the hub tightened and the wheel trued after about 5 rides. I'm 6'2" and 200 on a large. Now that's out of the way. Been experiencing lower back discomfort. riding stock. Just put on a 90mm stem so we'll see if it helps. Thinking the bike was small but stand over on the XL is too high /close. The bike has been fun, just hope the extra 20mm of stem helps the back or I'm afraid I'll have to get rid of it.

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    I'm 100 kg once kitted up (which I believe is about 225 pounds) bought the crave pro yesterday and took it for a 30km ride this morning (I'm thinking 14 miles perhaps) and it seemed very compliant. Admittedly I was in between sizes and basically had a full fit for the bike and it was very very comfortable and fast

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    5'10" 220 size Medium, its been a fantastic bike. I bikepack with it quite a bit, loading easily another 40 lbs of gear/food/water on it.

    2013 Carve Expert
    - Stans Flow EXs(tubeless) w/ZTR hubs
    - Specialized Ground Control Control up front
    - Specialized Fast Trak LK Control out back
    - Specialized Phenom Gel Saddle
    - Specialized Ribcage(x2)
    - Rockshox Sid('12)
    - Thomson Seatpost
    - Avid Speed Dial 7 Levers
    - Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brakes w/160mm G2 Cleansweep Rotors
    - Ergon GP2 Grips and Bar Ends
    - Easton EA70 Alloy Flat Bar
    - E13 XCX Chainguide
    - Welgo MG1s
    - Stem Captain Compass 3.0

    Last edited by SuPrBuGmAn; 10-25-2013 at 04:00 PM.

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