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Carver Bikes Aluminum Gnarvester 29+ Frame, 15''

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The first aluminum 29+ on the market has hit the ground spinning!

With the wild success of our Titanium Gnarvester frame, it was only fitting to bring the geometry to aluminum offering for a price point that hasn't been seen since the days of the original 96er!

We love big wheels and big rubber, so 29+ is a no-brainer. With up to 31''; of rollover and the nimble geometry of our 420 frame, the Gnarvester stands at the crossroads of fast and playful. Even with a rigid fork, it is capable of slaying even the gnarliest trails. For best effect, a dropper post is HIGHLY recommended!

In order to keep a standard bottom bracket, the crank and chainring selection on aluminum Gnarvesters is partially limited. Being that the frame is not compatible with a front derailleur, the ideal setup and our clear favorite is a RaceFace CINCH style direct-mount chainring in the flipped, concave position. This allows for the full range of tooth counts starting at 26t (even a 38t works but it's wicked friggin' tight). Due to the increased chainline from using the outer position coupled with the bigger diameter wheels, it's best to gear down.

Most standard triple cranks can be used, but only with a 30-34t chainring in the outer position. Single-specific cranks with a spider like the first gen XX1 crank, or double cranks with no outer position like the XT M786 generally don't work. To help with chainline, feel free to swap the 2.5mm bottom bracket spacer to the non-drive side if space allows.

Tire and rim selections were pretty limited when we started this project over a year ago, and while we are excited to see the new options, keep in mind that some quirks may still crop up as component diversity continues to expand.
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Carver Bikes Aluminum Gnarvester 29+ Frame, 15''

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Manufacturer: Carver Bikes
Model: Carver Bikes Aluminum Gnarvester Frame
Material: 7005 Aluminum
Finish: Matte Black Sandblast
Head Tube: Tapered 44/56
BB Shell: 73mm threaded
Tire Clearance: 3”
Wheel size: 29+
Rear Dropout: 135mm/142mm
Seatpost Size: 31.6mm

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