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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!
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    I'll be the first to say nice bike. Hope you get out and enjoy it today.

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    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.

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    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?

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    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

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    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?

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    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.

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    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.

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    I'm guessing you simply need the 142x12mm and 15x100mm endcaps. Readily available for many manufacturers.
    Death from Below.

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    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.

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    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!

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    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?

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    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!

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    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!

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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.
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    Awesome bike man

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    Sick bike!! Looking to pick one of these up as well!
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    LittleBuddy what size is the stumpy you have for sale?

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    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.

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    Whats up with the pixelated images on this new forum style?

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    Nice bikes, been wanting one of these for a while

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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?

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    30 pounds? I had a 2005 sj fsr expert and I don't remember it being that heavy.

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    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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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!

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    Nice one. Think of moving from Epic to Stumpy

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    Great looking bike. I really like those black Specialized bikes of 2013. Enjoy!

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    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!

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    that stock seat will start to squeal like a pig. otherwise its a sweet bike.

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    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!

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    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.

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    My new 2013 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp 29er!!!!-2013-03-02_15-25-59_704.jpg

    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.

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    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.

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    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?

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    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.

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    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!

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    Is on regular trails really 29er BETTER than reg? Esp on hill up ride??

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    Amazing looking bike. Enjoy and ride safely.

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    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

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    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!

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    Yeah the 2013 came in black and white I like the looks tho,it's a sharp looking bike

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    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.

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    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

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    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.

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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. My new 2013 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp 29er!!!!-photo-1-.jpg

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    Nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRDStumpy View Post
    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. Click image for larger version. 

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    Love the bike man almost got that one but my lbs gave me a deal on the comp carbon I couldn't refuse I'm in the same boat as far as the snow

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    That's an awesome bike man, congrats!

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    Well, my bike is totally done. No more upgrades on this bike haha. Here are the specs

    2013 FSR Comp 29er Stumpy frame (alloy)
    Syntace Stem
    Stans ZTR Arch Ex 29ers (tubeless)
    Easton Havon carbon bar
    S-works Carbon Cranks
    Wellgo Mg-1 pedals
    Crank Bros Kronolog Dropper (I don't recommend these, very troublesome and poor reliability).

    With dropper bike weighs 27.9 lbs, pretty light for a bike this stout.
    You will notice the dropper not internally routed, LBS didn't see the internal routing and I have since fixed that. Pretty *****in' bike so far. Have only taken it out a couple of times due it being winter, but I hope to change that soon!
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    Re: My new 2013 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp 29er!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by GnarBrahWyo View Post
    Well, my bike is totally done. No more upgrades on this bike haha. Here are the specs

    2013 FSR Comp 29er Stumpy frame (alloy)
    Syntace Stem
    Stans ZTR Arch Ex 29ers (tubeless)
    Easton Havon carbon bar
    S-works Carbon Cranks
    Wellgo Mg-1 pedals
    Crank Bros Kronolog Dropper (I don't recommend these, very troublesome and poor reliability).

    With dropper bike weighs 27.9 lbs, pretty light for a bike this stout.
    You will notice the dropper not internally routed, LBS didn't see the internal routing and I have since fixed that. Pretty *****in' bike so far. Have only taken it out a couple of times due it being winter, but I hope to change that soon!
    Looks great mate, nice list of upgrades there too. Time to get out there and enjoy it. Mine keeps amazing me what it is capable of. I took it out on some gnarly descents yesterday and blew away the guys on 6" 26ers, my decision to but a 29er want so amusing after that!

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    Just did a quick ride on the new SJ, SOB!! The thing climbs like a goat.

    I was on an entry level MTB and the difference is stunning. The good news is riding the jalopy made me a much stronger and technical rider, had too for survival.

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    I just picked up my new StumpJumper Comp FSR 29er on Friday. It's the charcoal on black version as well, and it looks great. I am 6'5" and 200 lbs, I got the XL frame and it fits perfectly. Took a short 5 mile ride this weekend and I really enjoyed the ride. Still trying to get used to the size of the bike after my 26" Rockhopper Comp hardtail. But it's lush going downhill.

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    Hey now..I had bought my son a 2012 demo specialized fsr comp 29er..
    a couple of months ago. I think the bike is awesome. This past weekend I took it to the trails cause I have never really ridden it for long periods. I ride a Santa Cruz SL29er and there pretty different rides. The fsr is a beast going over things and uphill, and just really squishy and fun.

    The FSR is a little big for me but I did feel the the front end kind of drifts to the side easily. Doesn't feel as stable as my ride and was wondering if anyone has felt this on theirs, like it was really hard keeping it straight on skinnies. It made me wonder why it felt like that. Could it be the wider handle bars? or maybe the 2.3 tire in the front?
    I feel like it could be the wider flat bars. maybe a shorter bar with a a rise will change that. Anyhow just seeing if anyone had similar experiences with this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yem999 View Post
    Hey now..I had bought my son a 2012 demo specialized fsr comp 29er..
    a couple of months ago. I think the bike is awesome. This past weekend I took it to the trails cause I have never really ridden it for long periods. I ride a Santa Cruz SL29er and there pretty different rides. The fsr is a beast going over things and uphill, and just really squishy and fun.

    The FSR is a little big for me but I did feel the the front end kind of drifts to the side easily. Doesn't feel as stable as my ride and was wondering if anyone has felt this on theirs, like it was really hard keeping it straight on skinnies. It made me wonder why it felt like that. Could it be the wider handle bars? or maybe the 2.3 tire in the front?
    I feel like it could be the wider flat bars. maybe a shorter bar with a a rise will change that. Anyhow just seeing if anyone had similar experiences with this.
    I think the "wandering" you are experiencing is maybe be due to the slackier head tube angle. After a few rides you should master it. More notice on slow uphill sections.

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    I really enjoy this bike for riding more technical trails. It is light enough to climb, but has enough cush on the front and rear to handle gnarlier trails. It is basically a "do all" bike. I took my hardtail out for a long ride yesterday and realized how much the full suspension keeps your body aches and pains in check.

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    Ok guys I need help. I just got my amazing 2013 specialized fsr comp 29er but I can't fit it on my roof bike rack. The spacers on the fork to put through the skewers are completely closed and are thick. Are there bigger skewers? I have this skewer.... ****************110ZKNZ

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    Ugh can't post link....

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    Does it use the bikes own skewer to lock in?

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    And 15x100 is the correct size?

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    Not sure if its the correct size, go to Hurricanes web site. Yes, use the 15 qr thru bolt that's on the front wheel. Easy to use, I used one for a lefty fork for years, now have two of them for 15 and a 20 thru bolts.

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    Ok guys I have a question, my front and rear shock have 3 different modes, ascend, trail, and descend. But i can't tell the difference in the at all. All three travel what looks to be the same amount and seem to have the same stiffness. Is it something that's wrong with mine or would the gate knobs make a difference? Because that's just for rebound right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasclair View Post
    Ok guys I have a question, my front and rear shock have 3 different modes, ascend, trail, and descend. But i can't tell the difference in the at all. All three travel what looks to be the same amount and seem to have the same stiffness. Is it something that's wrong with mine or would the gate knobs make a difference? Because that's just for rebound right?
    You may have too much air in the shock. You should notice a difference pretty easily. I would adjust the rebound as well. You should be able to set it using the autosag feature but you do not have to use that.

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    Your LBS will set this for you if you don't have a shock pump. Takes 3 minutes.

    I run the fork and shock rebound in the middle. Click it all the way in one direction, then count the clicks all the way in the other. Then click back half that number. It'll be 6 or 7 clicks.

    Front Fork pressure is 40% of loaded riding weight. Weigh 200lbs then 80 psi.

    Rear Shock is pumped to 300 psi then climb on the bike and hit the bleed valve to set auto sag.

    I run CTD on trail for both almost all time anyway.

    Damn good shocks.

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    I found this thread useful so I thought I'd reply with my experience.

    I have a stock large 2013 SJ FSR tubeless without a dropper post and it weighed in at about 30.4 pounds without pedals. I just installed some tubeless Stan Arch EX wheels with Hope Evo2 hubs and I came in at 29 pounds. So I dropped over 1.4 pounds loosing the stock wheelset... Which honestly wasn't bad but loosing 1.4 pounds is great!

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