View Full Version : Carver riders
February 10th, 2007, 09:54 AM
Who's riding one? I am about to pull the trigger on one of these Maine-designed ,asian built, 'luminun framed beauties.
Any one riding one? Set ups?
February 16th, 2007, 06:28 AM
I can't wait to hear from the masses. I went and got one!
February 18th, 2007, 09:31 AM
I rode one at Pedro's last year, and the impression I got was that I was riding a half a tooth larger gear than I was. I was riding in a pouring rain, so I couldn't tell you about the tires, being everything was slippery and muddy. I felt it tracked a little slower, being a 29'er in the front, and the rear followed well. It accelerated nicely, and rolled over things that I normally would have to wheelie over.
Unfortunately, it did not impress me enough to run out and buy a 96'er, but maybe one could be in my future.
February 18th, 2007, 12:40 PM
I also rode one at Pedro's last year, and was quite impressed. The test bike was a medium geared bike with 80mm Reba, and it seemed to be pretty average in terms of fit compared to my own medium bikes. The bars were a little high for my taste, but that could probably be taken care of with a negative rise stem or flatter bars with some sweep, like Salsa's. Front end tracking was great in the mud, and better than a 5 inch travel Titus Moto Lite that I rode back to back with the Carver. General finish seemed good, but the decals were a bit garish. If I were in the market for a new hardtail, it would definitely be on my short list.
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