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Specialized Carve SL

I know it's lame but I wanted to build a Rigid SS 29er to match my Langster Pro. After owning numerous road, track, and Mountain bikes (40+ in the last few years) I've realized I'm just a Single-speed cyclist through and through. The more technology you bolt to my bike the less I like it. Lots of upgrades in store for this thing. It currently sits at 22.2 lbs but I'm planning on getting it down under 20 in the next few months.

2013 Specialized Carve SL Size L (19)

Specialized Chisel Full-Carbon Fork, OEM Headset

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Stock shiz (x9 equivalent I think) with GXP BB

VP platforms for rowdy days, Time Atatc XS for climbing


Who needs em?

Stock for now although I removed all the logos with nail polish remover and a magic eraser.

Henge expert ti, stock with red logo removed (temp)

Upgraded XT brakes with avid rotors for now

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Carve stout, Ground Control 2.3 tubeless

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Carve Stout, Ground Control 2.1 tubeless

Couldn't handle the stock ergo grips so swapped them out for my favorite TEVA grips.

Added by MikeyxVx. Last updated about 9 years ago.

As of about 9 years ago, MikeyxVx has indicated that they no longer own this bike.



mr3z says:

Looks so good without the red accents! Did you use the same nail polish and magic eraser to remove the red from the fork? or did the 2013 come like that? I have a 2014 Crave SL waiting for me at my LBS!!

Posted over 10 years ago


MikeyxVx says:

The 2013 fork was all black/raw carbon already. I removed all of the rest of the red (worked great except for the handlebars so I replaced them with a crivitz bar and I love it).

Posted over 10 years ago


kreyziest says:

mean machine! love it

Posted almost 11 years ago


MikeyxVx says:

Thanks man. That means a lot coming from somebody with such excellent taste in bikes. I dig all your bikes on here (past and present).

Posted almost 11 years ago