• 12-15-2012
    GnarBrahWyo
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    My new 2013 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp 29er!!!!
    Picked up my new Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp 29er today. Really like the bike. Had a Camber beforehand but I wanted a bit more of an aggressive and comfortable bike.
    Bike has a very comfortable cockpit. 130 mm travel is plush but setting allow to stiffen up the suspension for softer XC riding. Have only ridden it around my house so far but popping off of curbs is a hoot.
    With my Kronolog dropper post and pedals I am sitting at ~ 30lbs. I am planning to add some ZTR Arch EX 29er wheels and going tubeless to hopefully lose 1.5 to 2 lbs. Maybe add some carbon bars for comfort.
    Any experts wanna weigh in (pun intended) on other possible upgrades? I have big plans for this new rig!
  • 12-15-2012
    trek1969
    I'll be the first to say nice bike. Hope you get out and enjoy it today.
  • 12-15-2012
    rushman3
    Great looking bike,but I really like Black bikes. I have the 2011 STJ FSR 29 comp and love it, the upgrades I did from stock are:

    2.4 Purgatory Control on the front ( Huge difference, buy at Spec. outlet)
    Tubeless w/ stans juice
    Carbon Bar ( go wide 700-720+)
    WTB Rocket V Team saddle
    Carbon seatpost
    Eggbeater pedals

    Future upgrades:
    Arch EX wheelset
    Dropper post

    I ride this bike everywhere from Tahoe to Bend and Moab, etc.
  • 12-15-2012
    GnarBrahWyo
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rushman3 View Post
    Great looking bike,but I really like Black bikes. I have the 2011 STJ FSR 29 comp and love it, the upgrades I did from stock are:

    2.4 Purgatory Control on the front ( Huge difference, buy at Spec. outlet)
    Tubeless w/ stans juice
    Carbon Bar ( go wide 700-720+)
    WTB Rocket V Team saddle
    Carbon seatpost
    Eggbeater pedals

    Future upgrades:
    Arch EX wheelset
    Dropper post

    I ride this bike everywhere from Tahoe to Bend and Moab, etc.

    How do you like the Arch wheels? Did you notice the weight diff? Where is the best place to get them?
  • 12-15-2012
    rushman3
    I havn't upgraded to the Arch EX wheelset yet, but in the past a savings of 300-400 grams have made a big difference for the first couple of rides, till you get use to it.

    Great bike, have fun
  • 12-15-2012
    GnarBrahWyo
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rushman3 View Post
    I havn't upgraded to the Arch EX wheelset yet, but in the past a savings of 300-400 grams have made a big difference for the first couple of rides, till you get use to it.

    Great bike, have fun

    Would I have to get two adapters for the thru-axle on the Stumpy? I think the Stumpy has two different thru-axle sizes, correct?
  • 12-15-2012
    millertm
    Looks great, what size is it? Looks like 17.5" to me but I am not sure. 30lbs is quite light for a FS bike. My 2012 Carve XXL is 33.7 lbs. As stated above, I too, am a fan of the black out bikes. I am bummed because the 2013 colors are way cooler then the 2012's.

    Mark
  • 12-15-2012
    GnarBrahWyo
    Yeah, it is Medium which comes in around 17.5". I am not even running tubeless yet. Trying to find out how to run ZTR Arch wheels on this. I have two through-axles with different sizes. Gonna upgrade cassette,bars, and wheels soon. I should have it down in the 28lb range after all of that.
  • 12-16-2012
    Le Duke
    I'm guessing you simply need the 142x12mm and 15x100mm endcaps. Readily available for many manufacturers.
  • 12-16-2012
    DAVID J
    I have a '12 comp large,love it. Upgrades so far:
    Mazrocci micro ti 44 at 140 mm
    arch ex to some 10 year old King hubs
    1080 cassette
    carbon post
    60mm stem
    Purgatory 2.3 with stans front and rear
    xx twisters that still need to be installed
    The wheels by far are the best money spent with the fork a close second. Both made a big difference in the ride. The fox fork had way too much flex fore and aft. I much prefer twisters just have to get off my ass and install them.
    A few more changes at some point but for now it's great. Soup to nuts about $3400 into it,got a good deal on the bike and most of the upgrades have been bought on sale.
  • 12-16-2012
    furiousgibbon
    awesome looking bike, the FS Specialized range has my interest as a the sort of thing I'd wanna move on to. The SJ FSR Elite looks especially good, but the price tags hurts my brain. The back stealth scheme on your Comp is great, starting to feel like a clown on my white + red superfly!
  • 12-16-2012
    GnarBrahWyo
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Le Duke View Post
    I'm guessing you simply need the 142x12mm and 15x100mm endcaps. Readily available for many manufacturers.

    So are those available by Stan's? Thinking of getthing these through Jensen, Stan's No Tubes Arch Ex 29Er Wheelset > Components > Wheel Goods > Mountain Bike Wheels | Jenson USA Online Bike Shop ,but on the Stan's site they only mention the adapter for the rear hub, ZTR Arch EX 29er Stock Wheelset .Where do I get the adapter for the front hub?
  • 12-16-2012
    06DODGECTD
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by GnarBrahWyo View Post
    So are those available by Stan's? Thinking of getthing these through Jensen, Stan's No Tubes Arch Ex 29Er Wheelset > Components > Wheel Goods > Mountain Bike Wheels | Jenson USA Online Bike Shop ,but on the Stan's site they only mention the adapter for the rear hub, ZTR Arch EX 29er Stock Wheelset .Where do I get the adapter for the front hub?

    I just sent you a PM explaining a better option for you! :thumbsup:
  • 12-21-2012
    GnarBrahWyo
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rushman3 View Post
    I havn't upgraded to the Arch EX wheelset yet, but in the past a savings of 300-400 grams have made a big difference for the first couple of rides, till you get use to it.

    Great bike, have fun

    So I got my Stan's ZTR Arch Ex 29er wheels in and a Sram Xg 1080 10 Speed Cassette. I also went tubeless. As I mentioned beforehand my bike was at ~30.5 lbs. After all the upgrades my bike is coming in around 28 lbs, 10 oz. That is less than my 2009 Stumpy FSR 26er.
    Just from riding around on my front street I can tell the difference in acceleration and can even tell when I pick it up. That is with my dropper post also and my resin pedals. I think I can break into 27 lb territory with a few mods. Then after that it's on to a snow bike!
  • 01-29-2013
    LittleBuddy
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    I'm gonna be selling my medium black on black 2013 fsr comp 29er with about 50 miles on it . It's getting its 3 month tune up now in my lbs. Msrp is $3k. What is a good asking price? $1800 for a quick sale????? I just bought the hard tail version evo in large to fit me better since its lighter and more nimble feeling the full squish is just not for me.
  • 01-29-2013
    ridonkulus
    Awesome bike man
  • 01-29-2013
    milenk0
    Sick bike!! Looking to pick one of these up as well!
  • 01-29-2013
    milenk0
    LittleBuddy what size is the stumpy you have for sale?
  • 01-29-2013
    GnarBrahWyo
    Thanks guys. I finally took it out for the first time this week after having a break in bad weather. Loved it. The bike cruises through rock gardens better than any bike I have ridden before. The head tube angle is slack enough to make downhill rock hardens easier yet not too slack to hurt climbing ability. Bottom bracket is high enough to clear chunky sections but still low enough to make handling good.
    On the flowy XC-type single track the bike seemed great too. Had no trouble keeping up with my normally faster than me buddy on his hardtail. Shifting was quick and with the rear suspension switch to uphill mode, the bike is snappier than I thought as well.
    I put a fair amount of upgrades on the bike (wheels, tubeless, cassette,carbon bar,new stem) to drop about 3 lbs off the bike (carbon cranks are coming soon too) but overall I am pleased. Perfect "do all" bike.
  • 01-30-2013
    GnarBrahWyo
    Whats up with the pixelated images on this new forum style?
  • 01-30-2013
    speedbump499
    Nice bikes, been wanting one of these for a while
  • 02-28-2013
    tyler777
    Did you consider an epic? If so, why did you end up with the stumpjumper? Comfort or doing more hardcore stuff?

    Reason I ask is that I was going to buy a stumpjumper, but I don't really do any drops or anything super technical, it's mostly santa monica single trails and the epic seems better suited for that.
  • 02-28-2013
    GnarBrahWyo
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by tyler777 View Post
    Did you consider an epic? If so, why did you end up with the stumpjumper? Comfort or doing more hardcore stuff?

    Reason I ask is that I was going to buy a stumpjumper, but I don't really do any drops or anything super technical, it's mostly santa monica single trails and the epic seems better suited for that.

    The Epic is a good bike but for me the SJ seemed better. The Epic head tube felt a little steep for me and I didn't like the way I felt more hunched over since its more of a race bike. I also ride chunky trails and wanted more travel. You really notice the head tube angle when you gotta descent rocky downhill sections.
    The Epic is a great bike, not bashing it, just not for me. Have you considered the Camber? It's basically in between of the Epic and SJ as far as travel and frame geometry go.
  • 03-01-2013
    pdqmach26
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by tyler777 View Post
    Did you consider an epic? If so, why did you end up with the stumpjumper? Comfort or doing more hardcore stuff?

    Reason I ask is that I was going to buy a stumpjumper, but I don't really do any drops or anything super technical, it's mostly santa monica single trails and the epic seems better suited for that.

    Hi,
    I have riden both and prefer the SJ. The Epic is way more stretch out when riding, the SJ more upright position. SJ still climbs great, but descends even better. I ride in south OC, any rocks or ruts the SJ eats it up.
  • 03-01-2013
    tyler777
    Camber, eh? Onoes... more options! Ha. The Santa Monica mountains are mostly fairly smooth trails, but lots of steep climbs and I find myself wanting to lean forward a lot. I also road bike so I'm kind of used to that position anyway.

    On the other hand, I never race and don't need to make comfort sacrifices for speed. So I suspect you're right about the Camber. Glad I joined this forum.

    Any thoughts on 2011 vs 2012 vs 2013 Camber? I have a $5500 budget, but of course cheaper is better + if I get an older model I can get fancier/lighter components.

    Why is there no S-Works version? What's the difference between Expert Carbon and Expert Carbon EVO R?
  • 03-01-2013
    Doc_d
    30 pounds? I had a 2005 sj fsr expert and I don't remember it being that heavy.
  • 03-01-2013
    GnarBrahWyo
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by tyler777 View Post
    Camber, eh? Onoes... more options! Ha. The Santa Monica mountains are mostly fairly smooth trails, but lots of steep climbs and I find myself wanting to lean forward a lot. I also road bike so I'm kind of used to that position anyway.

    On the other hand, I never race and don't need to make comfort sacrifices for speed. So I suspect you're right about the Camber. Glad I joined this forum.

    Any thoughts on 2011 vs 2012 vs 2013 Camber? I have a $5500 budget, but of course cheaper is better + if I get an older model I can get fancier/lighter components.

    Why is there no S-Works version? What's the difference between Expert Carbon and Expert Carbon EVO R?

    Camber is a good bike. A little more beefy than the Epic but a little more flickable than a SJ. $5500 can get you a lot of bike. I'd go carbon and get a 2013. I actually reviewed a 2013 Camber on youtube. I ended up swapping it for an SJ but overall a great bike. Might be what the doctor ordered! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SuppUN2rWo
  • 03-01-2013
    millertm
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Doc_d View Post
    30 pounds? I had a 2005 sj fsr expert and I don't remember it being that heavy.

    Thats not bad for a FSR, my 2012 XXL Carve Expert is 28.95lbs tubeless.

    Mark
  • 03-01-2013
    GnarBrahWyo
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Doc_d View Post
    30 pounds? I had a 2005 sj fsr expert and I don't remember it being that heavy.

    30 lbs was the bike stock with a dropper post. With all my upgrades it's well in the 27's now. I get my S-works cranks tomorrow and will weigh it again at the bike shop.
  • 03-01-2013
    Finksta
    Well done getting it down in the 27's, that's a good weight saving. My expert carbon comes in at 27.5lbs complete, it was bang on 27lb out of the box. My only upgrades have been Answer AM carbon bars which were the exact same weight, ODI Troy Lee grips, and I converted to tubeless. I have heard of guys getting them down to 25lb, but that takes more money than I have to spend at the moment!
  • 03-02-2013
    Cameyo
    Nice one. Think of moving from Epic to Stumpy
  • 03-02-2013
    dss8653
    Great looking bike. I really like those black Specialized bikes of 2013. Enjoy!
  • 03-02-2013
    tyler777
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by GnarBrahWyo View Post
    Camber is a good bike. A little more beefy than the Epic but a little more flickable than a SJ. $5500 can get you a lot of bike. I'd go carbon and get a 2013. I actually reviewed a 2013 Camber on youtube. I ended up swapping it for an SJ but overall a great bike. Might be what the doctor ordered!

    Thanks for the recommendation and video review. What modifications do you suggest for faster climbing? Cheers!
  • 03-03-2013
    b-kul
    that stock seat will start to squeal like a pig. otherwise its a sweet bike.
  • 03-03-2013
    GnarBrahWyo
    I got my S-works cranks installed. Dropped bike to a bit above 27 lbs. I am pretty happy with that considering my old Stumpy FSR Comp 26er was over 30 lbs and this is a 29er. I feel much faster and capable on this bike. I did spend a hefty amount in upgrades, but it wasn't all it once, it was when I could pony up cash when I had it over the winter. End of winter is on the horizon, now it's time to ride!
  • 03-04-2013
    dubbaduba
    Sweet bike. I am considering one myself. Can not wait till all the snow is gone so I can demo one of these and the Trance X1 29er and see which one wins my money.
  • 03-04-2013
    GnarBrahWyo
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    Attachment 777595

    Here are my new cranks at Curt Gowdy State Park a couple of days ago. I think I am done upgrading. I really like having a smaller ring, our trails have a lot of topography.
    How much can you lose by swapping rubber? Anyone know? Just curious. Will burn these ones off before I consider a new pair.
  • 03-04-2013
    brigcampbell
    Looking at the SJ FSR Comp 29 as well. Have ridden sj, trance, anthem, and next the camber.

    Question about actual purchasing a Specialized, dealers basically have the same price tag, about 10% less than MSRP. Say list is $3K, see it for $2700.

    Do they go on sale other than year end clearance in the fall? Should I hammer on them? What's the typical practice?

    TIA.
  • 03-04-2013
    GnarBrahWyo
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by brigcampbell View Post
    Looking at the SJ FSR Comp 29 as well. Have ridden sj, trance, anthem, and next the camber.

    Question about actual purchasing a Specialized, dealers basically have the same price tag, about 10% less than MSRP. Say list is $3K, see it for $2700.

    Do they go on sale other than year end clearance in the fall? Should I hammer on them? What's the typical practice?

    TIA.

    You might be able to get a little more at the end of the year. You could probably talk another $100 or so after the $2700.
  • 03-05-2013
    CraterMaker
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by brigcampbell View Post
    Question about actual purchasing a Specialized, dealers basically have the same price tag, about 10% less than MSRP. Say list is $3K, see it for $2700.

    Do they go on sale other than year end clearance in the fall? Should I hammer on them? What's the typical practice?

    TIA.

    A couple of the LBS already had the SJ Comp at 2699 and one of them was willing to eat the taxes if I paid cash, so you save a couple of hundred on the OTD price (at least in SoCal). I always ask for the cash OTD price and see what they say. For some dealers it makes no difference, some dealers really prefer it and will give you a much better deal, but most dealers will at least give you another 2-3% off which is what they eat for the option of you using credit. Doesn't hurt to ask...
    BTW, really liked the SJ Comp. Smooth, active ride and with the CTD climbed well!
  • 03-05-2013
    Mavr0
    Is on regular trails really 29er BETTER than reg? Esp on hill up ride??
  • 03-05-2013
    gks333
    Amazing looking bike. Enjoy and ride safely.
  • 03-06-2013
    Dbcomp29
    Nice bike I went with the comp carbon just because, but still snow in the ground haven't had a chance to ride other than my drive way and street
  • 03-06-2013
    brigcampbell
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Dbcomp29 View Post
    Nice bike I went with the comp carbon just because, but still snow in the ground haven't had a chance to ride other than my drive way and street

    The black and white? Looks evil!
  • 03-06-2013
    Dbcomp29
    Yeah the 2013 came in black and white I like the looks tho,it's a sharp looking bike
  • 03-07-2013
    brigcampbell
    Ok, just bought a '13 SJ FSR Comp 29 in red and black. Had the LBS swap out the elixir 5 brakes with XT and ice tech rotors for a small fee.
  • 03-08-2013
    Tsetse
    One last upgrade! A dropper post for a rig like yours will be magnificent! I'd recommend either a Rockshox Reverb or a KS Lev :D
  • 03-08-2013
    GnarBrahWyo
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Mavr0 View Post
    Is on regular trails really 29er BETTER than reg? Esp on hill up ride??



    Extensive 29er vs 26er threads on this forum. Most people here are pretty well-informed and make the wheel size choice based on their own specific biking preferences. I climb just as well on my Stumpy 29er. Having a nice, light wheel set makes lots of difference.
  • 03-08-2013
    CRDStumpy
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    Love the bike. I went with the 29 Evo last Saturday and love it. The color scheme is schweet just wish it would stop snowing in Denver so I can ride. Attachment 778869
  • 03-08-2013
    HaTred
    Nice!