The big wheels were too much to resist after riding a buddy's 29er bike. Lightweight, climbs like a dream, and truly "floats"
over most rough stuff.

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  HT Comp 29 Technical Specifications

FRAME New 29" SJ hardtail, M5 manipulated alloy frame, butted ORE DT/TT, shared tube Mono-stay seatstays, forged adjustable dropouts, disc only
FORK RockShox Rock Shox Reba SL 29, 80mm of travel, air spring, Motion Control damper with adjustable rebound and compression w/ LO
HEADSET Specialized 1 1/8" threadless, alloy cups w/ 10mm insertion, sealed cartridge bearing
STEM Specialized, 31.8mm clamp, 3D forged, 90mm
HANDLEBARS Easton Easton MonkeyLite XC low-rise 31.8mm bar, carbon, 9 sweep, 5 upsweep, 685mm wide
BAR ENDS odi Specialized C1 Carbon OverEndZ
GRIPS odi odi Rogue l30mm, lock on
FRONT & REAR BRAKES Avid Avid Juicy 5SL, hydraulic disc, 160mm rotor
BRAKE LEVERS Custom Avid Juicy 5 SL, hydraulic disc
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Shimano M581 LX, 34.9mm clamp, bottom swing, dual pull
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano SRAM X-9, mid cage
CASSETTE FREEWHEEL Shimano HG-50, 9-speed, 11-34t
CRANKSET Shimano A/A/S 2pc custom
CHAIN SRAM PC-971 w/ Power Link
CHAINRINGS 22S/32A/44A, 4 bolt 104/64mm
BOTTOM BRACKET Shimano Shimano M542, 2pc custom for Specialized
PEDALS Shimano SPD M-520
RIMS DT Swiss DT Swiss custom for Specialized X470, 29" 24mm wide, 32h
SPOKES DT Swiss 1.8mm stainless, alloy nipples
FRONT HUB Specialized Hi Lo disc, 32h, CNC flange and disc mount, sealed cartridge bearing, 9mm DT RWS alloy QR
REAR HUB Shimano custom M525SL hub for Specialized, 32h, alloy QR
TIRES Specialized Specialized Fast Trak Control LK, 29x2.0" 60TPI, tubeless ready aramid bead, dual compound
SADDLE Specialized XC MTB, hollow Cr-Mo rails, SL foam
SEAT POST Alloy single bolt, 34.9mm clamp ID
SEAT BINDER Alloy collar w/ QR, 34.9mm clamp ID
Most specs courtesy of
  Come and Roll With Me
  Some links we've found useful:

Bike purchased from Kinetic Cycles - the Specialized Concept Store in Elk Grove

Foothill Trail Hounds - local riding club

New Melones Lake trail and campground maps from US Dept of Interior. Here's a small jpg trail map

New Hogan Lake maps from US Army Corps of Engineers

MTBGuru - trails and maps with GPS data

  Updated: 3/7/2009 18:10 PST