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.

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How your bike will be Delivered - UK

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!

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Order online, collect in your local Leisure Lakes Bikes store.

We don’t stock everything on our website in all of our seven 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 seven 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.

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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. You will be emailed a tracking reference when we despatch your order so you can track your delivery as it makes it’s way to you.

For full European and worldwide delivery information please visit our delivery info page!

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