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    Spec Carve SL SS

    I didn't think Specialized was doing a complete SS and then this shows up at the shop! Yeah, I work at a shop, and we sell these, but it's SS, I thought it was cool and sharing is caring.



    Tapered full carbon rigid fork



    pinch bolt EBB



    even comes with hydros


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    Not bad! How do you like the ride? How much does this thing weight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Igoreha View Post
    Not bad! How do you like the ride? How much does this thing weight?
    I have not weighed or ridden it (just built it at the shop Thursday).

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB2 View Post
    I have not weighed or ridden it (just built it at the shop Thursday).
    you took it to the woods to take pics of it and didn't ride it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmctav23 View Post
    you took it to the woods to take pics of it and didn't ride it?
    LOL!
    I wish (I was working).
    That's just behind the shop yesterday. I thought the black would contrast nicely with all the New England Autumnal-y ****.

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    Nice one, for some reason I like it.

    Could you weigh it for us?
    Ride more!

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    I like this one too.
    Thanks to www.weavercycleworks.com for my awesome bike frames!

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    I wonder if the fork will be available in regular 1 1/8" steerer for all us folks with old vintage headsets?

    Surely they will offer the fork aftermarket?

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    I have one...

    There is a long thread about the Specialized Carve SL over in the Specialized Forum....

    But...I own one of these sweet bikes!



    I ended up doing my first race on it yesterday, and this thing absolutely ROCKS! It's pretty compliant(plush) for being a fully rigid! And super stiff for the climbs.

    I made my stock wheelset tubeless, and added a carbon handlebar. Mine weighs 22lb10oz with eggbeater pedals and 2 cages mounted. The wheels felt pretty heavy, so i'll replace those eventually too.

    The front end feels crazy light, with the carbon fork!

    It comes with a rear der hanger, in case you want to throw a cassette/shifter/derailleur on it, for a 1x10 too.

    Specialized has something awesome with this bike, esp at only $1300msrp!

    Or you could order a CARVE PRO NED OVEREND LIMITED EDITION, for $3,000!?

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    New Carve SL in the house.

    Picked mine up Saturday. Rode the beejeezus out of it yesterday. What a fun, smart bike! Lots of bang for the buck! NO downsides to this purchase...the Avid Elixir 1 brakes, which I thought I'd hate, are pretty good. I went tubeless very easily with the stock Specialized Control tires.

    Things that surprised me that were different from the spec sheet:

    The front tire is a 2.3, rear is 2.1. Very cool.

    The chain is not a thin 10-speed chain. It's a chunky 8 speed chain that looks pretty burly. I like that surprise as well.

    I couldn't be happier with this bike purchase.
    2012 Salsa El Mariachi
    2012 Surly Troll
    2013 Specialized Carve SL

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    Seatown - How does it handle compared to the El Mariachi?

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    Seems the bottom bracket height on these is ridiculously low, no?
    Schralp it Heavy.

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