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Specialized Crave Comp 29
  • Color: Satin Black/White
  • Color: Gloss Candy Red/Hyper Green


Crave Comp 29

$1,360.00 - $1,600.00
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  • This item is not permitted to be shipped, however it can be purchased online and picked up at your convenience.
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5.0 stars
 (5 Reviews)

2016 Specialized Crave Comp 29

What do you crave? Tacky singletrack and hero dirt beneath dripping coastal redwoods? Loose, sandy gnar with drifty turns through every corner? Whatever your passion, Specialized's Crave Comp 29 has the goods to satisfy your needs. Built around an M4 aluminum frame and RockShox Recon fork, the Crave Comp 29 is an XC demon. Light, stiff, efficient; all words that add up to "fast." Big 29-inch wheels with Specialized rubber are the ticket to traction and handling, while Shimano Deore brakes offer no-fuss dependability no matter the trail conditions. The SRAM/Shimano 2x10 drivetrain has the legs to power over the climbs, rail the descents, and hammer all the way back to the parking lot. When you crave it all, the Crave Comp 29 handles it all.

Features and Information

Specification Description
Frame Specialized M4 Premium aluminum
Fork RockShox Recon Gold TK SL 29, size-specific 80/100mm travel w/remote lockout, tapered steerer
Rims/Wheels Stout XC SL 29 aluminum
Hubs Specialized Stout XC SL
Spokes 14-gauge stainless-steel
Tires Specialized, Front: Ground Control, 29 x 2.1; rear: Fast Trak, 2.0
Crankset SRAM S1255
Chainrings 36/22
Front Derailleur SRAM X5
Rear Derailleur Shimano SLX Shadow Plus
Rear Cogs SRAM PG-1030, 10-speed: 11-36
Shifters Shimano Deore
Handlebars Specialized Stout XC
Tape/Grips Specialized Sip Grip
Stem Specialized Stout XC
Brake Levers Shimano Deore, hydraulic
Brakes Shimano Deore hydraulic disc
Pedals Aluminum platform
Saddle Specialized Body Geometry Henge
Seatpost Specialized aluminum

* Subject to change without notice.


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  • Durable 
  • Lightweight 

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Best bang for the buck for enthusiest riding

By Jason

from Houston, TX

About Me Beginner


  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable


    Best Uses


      Whether you are a racer on a budget or just an enthuiest who likes to ride some local trails but want the best bike (weight and componentry wise) without busting the bank, then the Crave is your bike. This bike allows me to bike like I never could on cheaper, heavier & clunkier bikes.

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      Fun bike, but problem with rear hub

      By renewbie

      from Otsego, MN

      About Me


      I recently got back into the sport after being away for 19 years. I wanted something well equipped but wouldn't break the bank, and the 2014 Crave Comp fit that bill for me. I've taken the bike on three different single-tracks totaling 20-25 miles, and about 30 miles of paved riding. It has been a lot of fun! --BUT-- After the first 10 miles of paved riding I started hearing noise coming from the rear hub area. I took it to my local bike shop and they said all sounded normal, but bring it back if what I hear gets louder. After about 15 miles of single-track and another 10 of paved riding I brought it in for derailleur adjustments and again to have them listen to the noise from the rear hub. Again, they couldn't hear anything wrong. Finally today after some more single-track and paved trails I brought it back to them with a noticeably louder noise and they finally could hear what I was telling them I heard. There has been a sort of grinding sound coming from the rear hub area that is only noticeable when you are coasting or pedaling backwards. It isn't the normal free-wheel "clicking" sound, it is something else. So far that has been the only issue with this bike and other than that, the bike has been great. It is quick, fairly light weight, handles pretty well for this newbie. I just find it unacceptable for a component such as the hub or freewheel or whatever it is, to fail after only 10 miles of riding, and isn’t the quality I expect from Specialized.

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      Originally posted on Specialized - BV's website

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


      High quality, and good bang for your bucks.

      By bikelvr

      from Leadville, CO

      About Me


      The bike overall has an awesome feel with steering being very responsive and clean. The gearing is really good for both uphill and downhill trekking. And the RockShox also have a very good feel which are very easy on the wrists.

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      Originally posted on Specialized - BV's website

      Great Bike

      By DantesFork

      from Undisclosed

      About Me


      I love my Crave Comp. Bought it five weeks ago and could not be happier. Geometry is awesome. Rides super light uphill. Components are solid at this price point and Shimano brakes are a step up from last year's model.

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      Originally posted on Specialized - BV's website

      Perfect bike for those seeking performance on a budget.

      By sskbrown

      from Ogden, UT

      About Me


      After 16 years with my previous bike it was time to put it into retirement. I was very hesitant to purchase a new bike and was definitely looking for the best bike I could get with a restricted budget. After researching for a few months my local dealer recommended that I take a look at the new 14' Crave Comp 29. At long last I found the bike which not only fit my budget, but also had a great set of components for the money. This bike has improved my climbing speed and allowed me to navigate obstacles my 26er would never allow. I am very happy that Specialized still builds a bike for the common rider who demands excellence in their bike performance. I am looking forward to many years of enjoyment from this great bike.

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      Originally posted on Specialized - BV's website

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