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    2010 SJ FSR 29er

    Here's a bit of info on the new SJ FSR 29:

    130mm rear travel
    120mm front travel
    Tapered HT
    Hydroformed top-tube, down-tube, seat-tube
    Major Improvments in frame stiffness and rear end stiffness
    Cable routing on underside of top-tube for command post or other types of remote posts

    The bike pictured here is the expert model. There will also be a comp model with a 120mm reba maxle-light, and fox triad rear shock.

    -Eric
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    Hi,

    What has been done to increase the stiffness?
    Have the geometry numbers been changed at all?
    What rear shock comes on the Expert model? (Sorry, I didn't see the brain at first)
    When will it be in stores?
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    New question here. Do you know what the Head Tube Angle will be?

    Do you know what the Head Tube Angle will be?

    The current model has a 69.5 Head Tube Angle. http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...d=39189&eid=95
    I did a demo ride on it, and I felt like I had to steer too much on the uphills. (I liked everything else so much that I may get one anyway.)

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    That looks friggin great, thru axle too, finally.

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    Hope its stiffer with stiffer wheels and a higher BB would be nice.
    Looks alot better

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    Availability...

    Any idea as to potential availability date?
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    Ok, I will try to address some of the questions/points that have been made

    -The Expert model has a new brain shock that is designed by Specialized and produced by Fox.

    - The Comp model has a Fox triad shock that is tuned specifically for this bike (open setting, propedal setting, lock-out setting)

    -The mainframe stiffness has been increased thru the use of larger diameter hydroformed tubes, and a taperd HT. The rear end stiffness has been increased thru the use of a new 29er specific seatstay and yolk that is larger diameter.

    -The bike has a 69.5 degree HTA, but rides much more balanced than the previuos rocker bike. The bike doesn't have the sitting off the back feeling that was mentioned on the previous version. I know some people will get hung up on the HTA being on the slacker side, but you really need to ride the bike and get the feel of the total package. It is not sluggish by any means.

    -The bb height issue has been addressed. The new bike has 340mm bb and sits a litlte higher in the travel when cruising along. I have yet to have a pedal strike on mine.

    -I am not 100% sure on the availability date....I will try to report back with that.

    The bike is a blast to ride, and the re-design really pushes the bike further into the xc trailbike category. The descending and bump absorbing capabilites of the bike have dramatically increased.

    -Eric

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    Ohhh Thank God the BB is higher. My pedals look hammered from the low bb from the east coast rock gardens

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    Special SPAM........how tasty.......
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    I've 2008 models upgraded with new REBA '09 Maxle and 45mm rake.

    The HTA is absolutely PERFECT 69 with new REBA rake. GREAT for trail and AM riding on vertical and rough DH. I like it 10 times more than the steep angle of Niner (Sold because of this !).
    You see the G2 of Fisher is almost the same with 51mm rake for XC riding.

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    Please don' t steep the HTA !

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    Here's the comp:
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    Is the a different color then White for the expert. White is so played

    Did the chainstay length stay the same?
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    Makes sense to up the travel what with the new epic.

    The paint job on the comp looks sick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M_S
    Makes sense to up the travel what with the new epic.

    The paint job on the comp looks sick.
    And 130mm is just begging someone to try it with a 135mm WB or the forthcoming 140mm Marz. I'm sure we'll see it done at some point

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    I like the look of it

    The HTA is a real winner for me

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    Modern forks get more offset, that's probably what put some life in the front end, using the same head tube angle.
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    thanks for posting - looks sweet!
    Curious - that seat tube angle looks seriously steep from those pics - is that b/c it is? ....or because the chainstay grew a bit making it look this way. What is the STA and Chainstay length anyway?

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    [QUOTE=sikocycles] White is so played



    HEY, bite your tongue.......... CF........

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomn
    And 130mm is just begging someone to try it with a 135mm WB or the forthcoming 140mm Marz. I'm sure we'll see it done at some point
    I agree.......I actually really like this bike( as do I like quite a few Specy 29ers) my HUGE problem with Specialized is I just can't see paying the money thay are asking for some of these bikes...I've actually had a few bikes from Specialized over the past 22 years ( a couple of them were free ) My first REAL MTB was a 90 Hardrock...Anyway I think this bike will do really well and I completely agree that going with the 130 is a great move after introducing the Epic ( another great looking bike) but I'd take a Jet over it........CF.

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    Prices??? And is the shock offset to one side or what, having trouble seeing whats going on there. I'd like to know chainstay and wheelbase length as well, L and XL are long.

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    very nice

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    The shock is centered and in-line with the top-tube. The extension at the end of the shock wraps around both sides of the seattube.....just can't see it in the photo. Prices are not finalized yet.

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    No good White

    Quote Originally Posted by sikocycles
    Is the a different color then White for the expert. White is so played

    Did the chainstay length stay the same?
    Looks great except for the color.............

    Can't wait to test ride one!

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    We may just have a winner here. I sold my '06 Stumpy FSR Expert early this year and moved to a HT 29er. Wanted to test the 29er waters. I drank the Koolaid and loved it. Want to get a FS 29er later this fall.

    2010 is looking real good for FS 29ers. Lots of great options.

    I really like the look of the Expert model. Waiting on prices and availability now...

    MD

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