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    Help Identify this bike?

    Can anybody tell me what year/model this bike is? He says it's a
    2006 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp. But when I look at
    bicycle blue book, that year/spec bike is blue. Did they make
    frames that were different colors in the same year? Any help
    would be greatly appreciated
    (bicyclebluebook.com link would be perfect!)






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    I'm pretty sure that's an 06 modle. Have a friend that used to have one, same colour.

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    Looks like Specialized has made frames in different colors for same model. Optional or different market areas. In the Specialized Archives, they show that model in black and blue. 2005 looks grey to me. More detailsed spec might pin it down, except that there were different specs for the same model too, for different market areas.

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    The decals match with the 2004 photo in the Specialized archive, but I don't know enough about Specialized to know if that's relevant or not. Saddle, too.

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    Looks to be a 2004 Stumpjumper FSR

    http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bik...stumpjumperfsr

    http://www.bicyclebluebook.com/Searc...41&model=42287

    The disc brakes could of been added on later.

    The specs for that model indicate that it had disc compatible hubs and the silver sidewalls on the rims could indicate that it used to have rim brakes on it.

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