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    Review of the SJ FSR ELITE 29er - 2014

    Hi,

    as i had promised weeks ago i am back for the review of this bike. For those who love all-mountain rides (including lot of uphills -road & dirt) this bike will be your best friend. Brain setting is so useful. U want to go up. So all u have to do is press the lever for the extended position of the dropper post, climb mode on fox fork and full firm setting on the brain. Yes my friends, now u ride a hardtail. And yes the bike is light. Go full tubeless and a pair of of 350-400 gr flat pedals and u are in paradise. Of course dont expect it to climb like a hardtail of 9 kg.

    Now lets move onto the downhill section. It was my 1st time on a full-suspension bike and a 29er. Will i go back to 26er? NO !
    The traction is amazing. This bike eats everything. Descend mode on fork and soft setting on brain. Now u can do whatever the f@@@ u want. This bike belongs to the trail category, in the specialised site. And this is where it should be. When i rode my old hardtail in the local trail, many times i thought i would go over the stem and thats why i used a lot of braking. Now i think i am riding on a smooth road, ahahah. The SLX brakes of shimano do such a great job. And yes i had full icetech set of XT on my hardtail and i can't tell the difference. So many rock sections in my trails and i ride over them so easily. Unfortunately, for those who want to ask about how the bike is in tight corners, i cannot tell, as the trails here have none. So u have finished going down. Can u go top again or do u need a friend with a car to carry u back ? Believe me u can.

    The only thing that is disturbing i would say (not bad necessarily), is that after a few rides the dropper post seems to lose the air. So after 2-3 days, i must go to the LBS again to fill it. Don't be afraid of the dropper post. All u have to do is very slightly move your ass up. U are in charge and not the seat. If u suddenly stand up and press the lever, then your gonads will hurt. U should 'lighly' stand on the seat and with your body movement let the seat come in top.

    Sorry for my english. I am not an experienced guy in reviews. I hope i helped in my way. Unfortunately the pics posted, are from the first day the bike was set up. I haven't any other.
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    You have never ridden a 26er full suspension but you wont go back to one?

    Reviews are most credible when you have ridden other similar bikes to compare against.

    Nice special-ed....

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    He didn't specify whether the 26er that he will not go back to is full suspension or not.

    I assume he was talking about his Ht.

    Way to d!ck-out a thread. Good job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlx john View Post
    He didn't specify whether the 26er that he will not go back to is full suspension or not.

    I assume he was talking about his Ht.

    Way to d!ck-out a thread. Good job.
    So you are assuming the comparison then is between a 26" hardtail and a 29" full suspension?

    Reviews are most credible when you have ridden other SIMILAR bikes to compare against.

    The AM thread is starting to become facebook. Barely any factual information, just meaningless opinions...

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    Yeah, the internets are serious business
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrniceguy42 View Post
    So you are assuming the comparison then is between a 26" hardtail and a 29" full suspension?

    Reviews are most credible when you have ridden other SIMILAR bikes to compare against.

    The AM thread is starting to become facebook. Barely any factual information, just meaningless opinions...
    NO MORE MR NICE GUY!!!!

    Ha. Obviously the guy is more stating an opinion of his new bike more than an actual review. No need to be a tool about it though.

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    i have ridden a 26'' FS. but i never owned one. I am sure though that a 26er cannot behave the same in my trails. if u are interested in turning fast in corners, then i cannot express an opinion or if u want to make jumps. All i tell is that if u ride in rocky and steep trails, then this is your bike

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