Original 96’er

Carver Bikes is Home to the Original 96'er!

Bigger where it counts, 29 inch front wheel, 26 inch rear wheel. Our first production bicycle is the 96’er, incorperating three basic theories, Roll It, Rip It and Punch It. Here is how it works….

Roll it! The 29″ front wheel is all about rolling it. A 29″ front wheel, with it’s larger radius, rolls over obstacles more easily than a 26″ wheel. A real benefit on rocky and rooty sections. Motocross racers years ago discovered the value of a big wheel patch up front. More flotation on soft terrain with a larger surface area and longer tire contact patch for extra traction in the corners.

Rip it! A fixed gear, single-speed or internally geared hub can be used without a chain tensioner. With the EBB the ride of the bike is adjustable. Looking for a bit more clearance to rip the technical sections? Rotate the EBB to it’s uppermost position. Want a lower center of gravity for high speed non-technical rides? Rotate the EBB to the lowest position. The options are endless.

Punch it! For strength, weight, climbing, power and accelleration the 26″ rear wheel is how we roll. A 26″ rear wheel is lighter and stronger than a 29″ rear wheel while also avoiding the chainstay length issues that come with a 29″ rear wheel. The 26″ allows for a straight seattube and centers your weight on the rear wheel for better climbing. Normal gearing too! No need to gear down to offset the higher gearing of a bigger wheel.

  • 96’er (29″ Front & 26″ Rear)
  • Suspension Specific for 80-100mm travel fork
  • Triple Butted aluminum down, top & seat tubes
  • Taper Gauge seat stays & chain stays
  • Forged disc ready aluminum dropouts
  • Machined ‘hour glass’ head tube
  • Machined over-sized bottom bracket shell
  • Adjustable Carver Bikes EBB insert INCLUDED
  • Curved top tube for extra height
  • Welded water bottle bosses
  • 3 lbs, 12 oz. in the 17″
  • Available in several colors and ball burnished option.

Painted Aluminum 96’er Frame – $399.95
Ball Burnished Aluminum 96’er Frame – $449.95

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Size 15 17 19 21
Seat Tube (center – top) 16.5in 18.5in 20.5in 22.5in
Effective TT 22in 23.03in 24.02in 25in
Head Tube Length 115mm 115mm 115mm 115mm
BB Height 299.47mm 299.47mm 299.47mm 299.47mm
Head Tube Angle 70° 70° 70° 70°