Friday, February 28, 2014

It's Like Gnarvester Christmas!

Thanks to the magic of 'tracking', I knew my frame was going to arrive on Tuesday. Still, when I got home I was like Ralphie rushing to check the mail for my decoder ring. I drug my box out to the deck and (carefully) tore it open, and this is what I found:

Now if only those rims would arrive (due late next week), I will get this beast built and start shredding the gnar with my Gnarvester!

Here are some tags in case someone is looking for this type of bike on-line:
Carver Gnarvester Titanium 29er+ fat bike almost-a-fatbike 


  1. Hi, I'm looking at buying a Gnarvester. Do you have photos of the finished build? Also, what size frame is this and how tall are you?


  2. Glad you found the link. There was so little information when I was considering my Gnarvester, so that is why these posts are here. FWIW I am 5'8" with a 30" inseam (with shoes on) ;) This bike is spot on. I run it with a 90mm stem and like being a little stretched out...but not uncomfortable...this has been on some long rides.
    Currently in the process of getting it set up as a 1x10 so more to come on that in a week or so.
    Good Luck!

  3. Thanks! A final question on sizing; is your frame what Carver call a 17" or is it a "true" 17" from center BB to the top of the seat tube?

  4. Dang, I just dropped off the bike at the shop for the 1x10 conversion or I would measure for you. I would call or email Carver (also and ask. I called when I was ready to order, and I am glad I did as he asked me several questions, such as what wheelset I was using...I had no idea that my DTSwiss through axle hubs required a special paragon slider. I also picked up an driver side slider for a derailleur, which I am now going to use.
    I will say, that I have ridden 16" frames and 17" frames in the past. I focus solely on the top tube length as seatube/standover is not an issue with these frames. I had been riding Niners (One9 & SIR9) for some time, and the 17" frame did the best in matching up with what I was accustomed to (with the addition of a 90mm stem).
    Carver will make sure all your questions are answered (customer service is excellent IMO) and I am sure you won't be disappointed.

  5. I've been talking to Bikeman (in fact I've been driving them mad re sizing!). I'm going for what they call a 16", which is 17.5" center BB to top of seat tube. Let me know if you manage to find out what size yours is. Mine hasn't shipped yet, so I could change it if needed! Cheers...