The new Carver Gnarvester is designed specifically for 29+ (29×3.0 tires) and we got one in-house for a long-term review. We are building up this titanium frame with a selection of new and used components.
This is a pretty sweet chainstay yoke. What kind of word is yoke anyway?
Sliding dropouts with Paragon Machine Works sliders and a Shimano thru-axle.
Whisky No. 9 carbon fork.
15mm thru-axle up front.
First generation RockShox Reverb dropper. It worked last time I used but, but alas, it needs a rebuild to get running again. On the right is the Vee Tire Trax Fatty 29×3.00. Only the second 29+ tire that has made it to market, you can buy this now.
Wide Syntace W35 wheels. Offset rims, tubeless ready, pretty sweet.
We’ve also got a Carver MyTi carbon alt-bar and Hayes Stoker brakes to finish off the build, and a 1×10 drivetrain, as there are no allowances for a front derailleur on the Gnarvester.
Want to see where this project goes? Stay tuned!