Specialized Crave Pro 29er Hardtail Mountain Bike 2014 - SALE

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The Specialized Crave Pro 29er Hardtail Mountain Bike 2014 has been equipped with exceptional components so you can compete at a higher level.

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The Specialized Crave Pro 29er Hardtail Mountain Bike 2014 comes equppd with a new fully manipulated M4 Premium Aluminium Alloy frame with a specific 29er geometry aimed at XC racers. This frame will keep your bike stiff and efficient with lightning fast acceleration and extremely precise, fast handling. Tapered head and seat tubes and shaped seatstays ensure your frame is strong and durable without the added weight. The bike has been loaded with great components to provide you with optimal performance at a low weight.

This hardtail mountain bike features a Fox Float Evolution Series 29" fork which you can fine tune to suit your riding style and help smooth technical terrain. The fork provides you with 100mm of travel and features a CTD damper which is an integrated ride system designed to adjust the settings on your fork for when you're climbing trailing and descending. The fork also has rebound adjust and a tapered steerer tube for the strength of a 1.5" steerer without the bulkiness.

The Curve Pro Hardtail has a Specialized Stout SL Disc 29" wheelset for quicker handling as well as improved durability and efficiency. Constructed from a lightweight alloy, the wheels feature double-wall rims with sealed bearings for reliable performance.

Specialized Crave Pro 29er Hardtail 2014 Features

  • Fully-butted, Smooth-welded M4 Premium Aluminium frame
  • Fox Float CTD Evolution Series 29" Fork
  • Specialized Stout SL Disc 29” wheels with double-wall rims
  • Custom SRAM 10-speed XC double-ring crankset
  • Shimano Deore hydraulic disc brakes

Specialized Crave 2014

The Specialized Crave has been designed for riders who want to take their ride to the next level and compete at a higher level. These race-proven 29-inch hardtails have been loaded with the latest technologies and components to give you huge performance and value. If you’re changing from a rider to a racer, you’ll benefit from Crave’s lightweight and efficient frame equipped with race-capable geometry, quality air-sprung suspension forks, and lightweight 29-inch wheelsets.

Specialized 29" Mountain Bikes

As the 2014 Specialized mountain bike range hit the trails you are probably wondering what all the 29" wheel fuss is about. Specialized have been developing their 29er mountain bike range for a number of years and we think this year they are better than ever! Check out the full low down on the Specialized 29er Technology but to skim the surface here is a few facts:

  • Float over Obstacles. 29-inch wheels “float” over rocks, roots and sand; which gives the rider more control.
  • Roll over bumps. Thanks to a 6.1% lower angle over a 130mm bump, 29-inch wheels don’t get hung up on ledges or shelves.
  • Boost control. A longer section of tyre touches the ground. This expanded "contact patch" translates directly to increased control.
  • Go Faster Once rolling, a 29er wheel maintains momentum much better than the standard 26-inch.
FrameSpecialized M4 Premium Aluminum 29", Fully Butted, Tapered Head and Seat tubes, Post-Mount 160mm Disc Dropouts
ForkFox Evolution Series Float 29 100mm Travel, CTD Damper, Tapered Alloy Steerer, Open 9mm Dropout
Rear ShockN/A
ChainsetCustom SRAM S-1255, 2pc, 10 Speed XC (compact)
Chainrings36/22T Aluminum
CassetteSRAM PG 1030, 10 Speed, 11-36T
Chain DeviceNot Specified
Bottom BracketSRAM GXP BB for 2pc, 73mm shell
ChainKMC X10
Front HubSpecialized Disc, Alloy, Hi Lo Flange, Sealed Bearings, Alloy Axle, QR, 28H
Rear HubSpecialized Disc, Alloy, Hi Lo Flange, Cartridge Bearings, Steel Axle, Steel Cassette Body, QR, 32H
Front DerailleurSRAM X7, 10 Speed 2x10, 34.9mm Clamp
Rear DerailleurShimano Deore XT Shadow Plus, 10 Speed, GS Cage
Front BrakeShimano Deore BR-615 Hydraulic Disc, 180mm Rotor
Rear BrakeShimano Deore BR-615 Hydraulic Disc, 160mm Rotor
Brake LeversShimano Deore BR-615 Hydraulic Lever w/Reach Adj.
PedalsAlloy 1pc. body and cage, w/ reflectors, 9/16"
HandlebarsSpecialized Mini Riser, Double-Butted 6061 Alloy, 700mm Width, 10° Backsweep, 6° Upsweep, 31.8mm Diameter
StemSpecialized 3D Forged 6061 Alloy, 4-Bolt Clamp, 6° Rise, 31.8mm Clamp Diameter
Headset1.5" Tapered Threadless, Campy Style, Integrated, Full Cartridge Bearings
GripsSpecialized Body Geometry XC Contour Lock-On, Kraton w/Gel, 132mm Length,
SaddleSpecialized Body Geometry Henge, Steel Rails, 143mm
SeatpostSpecialized Alloy, 2-bolt, Micro-Adjust, 12.5mm Offset, 27.2mm, Length: 350mm/400mm
RimsSpecialized Stout SL Disc 29", Alloy Double-Wall, 26mm, 28H/32H
Front TyreSpecialized Ground Control, 29x2.1", Aramid Bead, 60TPI
Rear TyreSpecialized Fast Trak Control, 29x2.0", Aramid Bead, 60TPI
ShiftersShimano SLX, 10 Speed Rapidfire Plus, SL Type
ExtrasNot Specified

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Professional Review for Specialized Crave Pro 29er

New for 2014, the Crave comes from another trusted stable and embodies a similar, fast-riding raison d'etre to the Pro 29er. In terms of spec, the Boardman just shades it in the value for money stakes, but the Specialized is decked out with good kit throughout, including a Fox fork. What's more, you'll find it in almost any bike shop you step into.

This review was taken from Cycling Plus October 2013 issue.

The star rating was given based on the review.

10/29/2013 4:03:16 PM | Cycling Active

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Download the Specialized Bike Sizing Guide PDF

The right size bike for your body size is essential to ensure the optimum experience, comfort and enjoyment as you ride. With sizing varying between the type of bike, the brand and even the model, getting the perfect fit can seem daunting. That’s why we’ve compiled a handy guide to help you get the correct size. 

Measure Your Height

Our handy size charts match your height to the appropriate frame size so you need to be sure you’ve measured your height accurately.

  1. Take off your shoes and stand with your back against a wall.
  2. Make sure legs are together and your shoulders are back.
  3. Place a pencil on top of your head and mark the wall (the best and easiest way to do this properly is with a friend to help you).
  4. Measure from the floor to the pencil mark you have just made with a tape measure.

Range of Reach

For most people to get the right frame size, measuring your height will suffice. However, you may find that your height is on the borderline of the range we suggest for a particular frame. If this occurs you need to measure the range of your reach or “Ape Index”. This will ensure you get a comfortable distance between the handlebars and your saddle.

  1. Stand up straight with your back against a wall.
  2. Life your arms out horizontally either side of you.
  3. Measure the distance from fingertip of one hand to fingertip of the other. This will give you your arm span.
  4. Subtract your height from this figure to get your Ape Index.
  5. If the result is positive (your arm span is greater than your height) you should go for the larger size of bike.
  6. If the result is negative (your arm span is less than your height you need the smaller size.

Stand Over Height

You should also consider your inside leg measurement when choosing your bike to ensure adequate stand over height. Stand over height is the clearance between the top tube and the bottom of your crotch. For mountain bikes we recommend a distance of 2-4 inches and for road or hybrid bikes 1-2 inches of clearance is required. This will ensure comfort when you’re stopped and standing astride the bike.

Our bike sizing charts take stand over height into consideration but if you have a particularly long or short inside leg measurement in relation to your height you will need to bear this in mind when selecting your frame size.

Riding Style

The way you ride and the type of bike you are into will also impact the frame size you should choose. For example, a trail devotee looking for an aggressive ride may prefer a smaller, more manoeuvrable bike size. It all comes down to personal preference and how the bike feels to you.

Our sizing charts aim to be as specific as possible so you can look up the particular type, make and model of bike you’re looking for. Remember, the sizes given in our guides are suggestions and should be used for general advice only. For the best possible fit  we recommend popping in to your local Leisure Lakes Bikes store, or call 0800 083 0888 for expert advice tailored to you.

Delivery Info

Delivery charges vary depending on the type of product you order. The table below details our rates for UK and International shipping for each of the product types we stock.  

Delivery Zones


Bulky Items     

Clothing & Accessories     

UK Mainland FREE      FREE (£2 on orders under £10) FREE (£2 on orders under £10)
Europe Zone 1 £40 per bike £30 per item £10 per order
Europe Zone 2 £50 per bike £30 per item £10 per order
Europe Zone 3 £60 per bike £40 per item £15 per order
Europe Zone 4 £70 per bike £40 per item £15 per order
Europe Zone 5 £80 per bike £50 per item £15 per order
Republic of Ireland             £40 per bike £20 per item £10 per order
Channel Islands £40 per bike £20 per item £10 per order
Isle of Man £40 per bike £20 per item £10 per order
UK - Extended Area Postcode (see all below) £35 per bike £15 per item FREE
Isle of Man - Extended Area Postcode (see all below) £35 per bike £15 per item FREE
Channel Islands - Extended Area Postcode (see all below) £35 per bike £15 per item FREE

Last Delivery Dates For Christmas

Check out our last order dates for guaranteed Christmas delivery. Please note that we can only guarantee delivery on items that are marked on our website as 'In Stock - Ready for Despatch'. Please contact us via LiveChat or ring us on 0800 083 0888 / 01772 644340 to double check the delivery dates on any items that state 'In Stock with our Supplier' to avoid disappointment.

UK Mainland

Bike Orders (In-Stock)

Bulky Items (In-Stock)

Clothing & Accessories


Last Order Date 16/12/14 15:30 19/12/14 14:00 19/12/14 14:00
Expected Delivery Date By 23/12/14 24/12/14 24/12/14

UK Home Delivery

Bike Orders: When you place an order online for a bike to be home delivered we will call you when we have processed the order to arrange a convenient time for your bike to be delivered to you.

Clothing & accessory orders: We offer FREE UK Delivery on all orders (excluding bikes) that are over the value of £10, any orders under £10 will cost £2 delivery. There is no minimum order spend required and free delivery is available on all clothing, parts, accessories, trailers, stands etc. when shipping inside the UK.

How your bike will be delivered

Before your bike is sent out to you it's fully checked and tested by Cytech trained mechanics to ensure everything is perfect. Just open the box, turn the handlebars, push on the pedals and it's ready to go!

Buying a bike online

Once you've chosen your bike, our Cytech trained mechanics will set it up and test it for you. If it's arriving by post, just open the box, turn the handlebars and push on the pedals**. We even supply full instructions if you can hang fire that long to read them.

You will also receive:

  • Full instructions on how to assemble your bike
  • Your own bike servicing folder including
  • Pedal wrench
  • Multi-tool
  • Bike servicing history card.

*pedal wrench, multi tool and folder are only included when bikes are mail ordered.

** please note, when fitting pedals the left hand pedal turns anti-clockwise and please make sure the pedals are tight. Leisure Lakes Bikes can take no responsibility for pedals not being fitted correctly. If you have any questions you can call any of our stores or our mail order centre for advice.

Extended Area Postcodes

Please note that some postcodes in the UK, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands are classed as an extended area postcode and the carriage will be £15.00.

Please bare this in mind if your poscode is one of the following: 

AB37, AB44, AB53, CA18, HS1, IM, IV14, IV30, IV36, IV40, IV7, IV9, KA27, KW, LA15, PA20, PA21, PA41, PA42, PA60, PA61, PA80, PH17, PH30, PH49, TR21, ZE, AB38, AB45, AB56, CA27, HS9, IV28, IV32, IV36, IV56, IV7, IV12, KA28, LA23, PA20, PA38, PA41, PA49, PA60, PA78, PA88, PH2,
PH44, PH50, TR25

UK Click and Collect

Order online, collect in your local Leisure Lakes Bikes store, totally FREE of charge!

Buying a bike and don’t want to pay for delivery? Our click and collect service is perfect for you! We don’t stock everything on our website in all of our eight bike stores, so now you can make an order online and pick it up in your chosen Leisure Lakes Bikes store, for FREE!

Choose any one of our eight bike stores to have your order delivered to and it’ll be waiting for you by the date arrange! Plus, while you’re there why not get some tips and advice from our team to really get the most out of your new purchases.

How to Ship to Store

When you place an order online, go through the checkout process and select the store you wish your items to be shipped to. We will then call you to arrange a date for you to collect your items at your chosen Leisure Lakes Bike Store, FREE of charge.

**Brompton, Felt, Focus, Marin, Trek, Wilier and Whyte bikes are only available via our Ship To Store Service.

International Delivery Information

Some countries may charge you import tax for certain items. If you have any queries regarding this then please contact your local tax office who should be able to assist you further. Unfortunately Leisure Lakes Bikes cannot advise on import tax and duty enquiries and we cannot take responsibility for any customs or duty charges which may arise from importing any of our products into your country.

All European and international deliveries are sent by UPS standard delivery. To receive your tracking reference you can call us on 0800 083 0888 / 01772 644 340 or email so you can track the whereabouts of your order as it makes its way to you.

Product Types

Delivery charges vary depending on the type of product you order and what delivery zone you live in. Below is a break down of the product types we stock: 


The 'Bikes' shipping category includes;

  • Complete bikes
  • Kids bikes
  • BMX Bikes
  • Tag-a-longs
  • Trailers
  • Folding Bikes 

Delivery is charged per item for bikes. If a bike order contains bulky items and/or clothing & accessories, only the bike delivery charge is applied.

Bulky Items 

The 'Bulky Items' shipping category includes;

  • Frames
  • Forks
  • Turbo trainers
  • Mechanic Stands & Hangers
  • Bike bags
  • Car racks (roof & boot mounted)
  • Wheels
  • Child seats
  • Child Trailers
  • Bike Storeage
  • Tag-A-Longs

Delivery is charged per item for bulky items. If a bulky item order contains clothing & accessories, only the bulky item delivery charge is applied.

Clothing & Accessories

The 'Clothing & Accessories' shipping category covers all other product types. Delivery is charged per order for clothing & accessory items.

International Delivery Methods

All European and international deliveries are sent by UPS standard delivery. To receive your tracking reference you can call us on 0800 083 0888 / 01772 644 340 or email so you can track the whereabouts of your order as it makes its way to you.


Bikes are delivered internationally via UPS and other certified international couriers. A signature will be required upon delivery.

In stock bikes are usually delivered within 7-14 working days to Europe zones 1-5 and usually delivered to the ROI, Channel Island & Isle of Man within 2-3 days.

Bikes and bulky items can be tracked online with a tracking number which you can use to track the delivery item.

Bulky Items

Bulky items are delivered internationally via UPS and other international couriers.

Clothing & Accessories

Clothing & accessories are delivered via UPS.

Bike Packaging

Due to size restrictions imposed by our international couriers, we repackage the bike in its original factory box as opposed to our custom oversized bike box used for UK orders. This means bikes will often arrive with the front wheel removed, handlebars turned sideways and pedals removed. Gears and brakes will all be set up and ready to ride. 

International Delivery Restrictions

Unfortunately we can not ship some items internationally due to postal restrictions. Please select your country of delivery on the top blue bar of the website and this will remove any products that can not be delivered to your country of choice.

 Items that can not be shipped internationally:

  • Bike Baskets
  • Storage
  • Disc Cleaners
  • Aerosol Lubricants

BFPO Delivery

We have no problem sending orders to BFPO addresses but it is not guaranteed that we can despatch your order VAT free. Please note some bulky items and bikes can not be shipped to BFPO addresses. If you wish to check before placing your order please email

Within the EU: Please select United Kingdom as your country and BFPO as your county and order as normal using either the online store or telephone. Your goods will be shipped as soon as we receive the order and if your BFPO address is eligible for VAT exempt sales and you want this refunding you must email us a copy of the VAT exemption form signed by your CO to We will refund the VAT once we have received the form.

Outside the EU: If your BFPO address is outside the EU you will not be charged VAT. However, if it is not obvious that the destination is outside the EU then we will need a copy of a VAT exemption form signed by your CO. We will not ship orders until we have received this form.

Website & Mail Order Purchases

VAT will not be added to any orders that are being shipped to counties outside of the EU VAT policy. Please change the country of shipping in the blue bar at the top of the website for your order to be updated.

Some countries may charge you import tax for certain items. If you have any queries regarding this then please contact your local tax office who should be able to assist you further. Unfortunately Leisure Lakes Bikes cannot advise on import tax and duty enquiries and we cannot take responsibility for any customs or duty charges which may arise from importing any of our products into your country.

International Returns

If you wish to return an item that is unsuitable or not required you will be liable for the return delivery charge. If you wish to then try a different size or style, delivery will be charged again to post the item back to you.

Europe Delivery Zones

Europe Zone 1

This includes the following countries:

  • Belgium
  • Channel Islands
  • France - Paris
  • Germany – Cologne
  • Gernany - Frankfurt
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands

Europe Zone 2 

This includes the following countries:

  • Germany
  • France

Europe Zone 3 

This includes the following countries:

  • Austria
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Italy
  • Portugal
  • San Marino
  • Spain
  • Sweden

Europe Zone 4

This includes the following countries:

  • Andorra
  • Bulgaria
  • Czech Republic
  • Cyprus
  • Estonia
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia

Europe Zone 5

This includes the following countries:

  • Albania
  • Berlarus
  • Bonsia Herzegovina
  • Canary Islands
  • Croatia
  • Faroe Islands
  • Gilbraltar
  • Greenland
  • Iceland
  • Kosovo
  • Liechtenstein
  • Macedonia, Rep of
  • Moldova, Rep of
  • Montenegro, Rep of
  • Serbia, Rep of
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • Norway

ROI, Channel Islands and Isle of Man

  • Guernsey
  • Isle of Man
  • Jersey
  • Republic of Ireland
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