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    06 S-works - what are they made of??

    Hi

    Sorry to crash this forum twice in a day

    I am looking at buying an 06 S-works SJ FSR
    I have a choice and Im confused.

    What material are they made in?

    Some are advertised as alloy and some as carbon.

    As far as I know the 07 bikes are all carbon, but again this may be wrong

    I had read (probably wrongly) that the only changes for 07 from 06 were an own brand shock, but it looks like this is also misinformation.

    Anyone help please?

    And if you have an 06 SJ please tell me what you think of it (and what its made from)

    Cheers

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    Ok heres the rub

    I can get an 06 S-works for half the price of an 07 S-works (which all seem carbon)

    I have found an 06 carbon S-works for 3/4 the price of an 07 bike

    The toughie for me is that although I am conscious of cost I wouldnt want to compromise and miss out on better tech for a few /$$$ more, I plan to keep the bike years so this would be OK if its worth it

    Whats the concensus from you guys?

    Come on someone must have an opinion or an 06 carbon vs alloy S-works Stumpy

    cheers

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    carbon is stiffer and a little lighter then alloy. if you plan to do a lot of hard riding then i'd get an alloy version. carbon if you want to race and don't do too many big drops and such. but carbon does have a bling factor
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    The 06 S-Works Stumpjumpers are available in BOTH Carbon and M5 Aluminum. I had an 06 M5 SW Stumpy and loved it. That being said, i did have the chance to ride an 06 Carbon Stumpy and loved it too.

    The weight difference is nominal, main difference was the ride quality..........Not as many vibes got into your hands and rear end on the carbon bike, and it seemed the Bottom Bracket was much stiffer. If i could do it over again i would have got the carbon one. I have seen guys on carbon Stumpy's drop off of some serious stuff without thinking twice. I dont think you can go wrong with a carbon or an M5 Stumpy, but if you can find one, and you have the $$ go carbon for sure.

    The new 07 Specialized Shocks is very nice, but if you are saving a bunch of money, there is NOTHING wrong with the Fox Brain, i ran it on my 06 Stumpy, and it worked out great.

    I believe also that the 06 Carbon Stumpy has 130mm of rear travel while the rest of the stumpy's have 120 in the rear.
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    I have an 06 s-works stumpy aluminium.
    I would get the 07 only because the 06 brain shock is a single year part
    since specsh and fox are divorcing on the shocks I would'nt count
    on the usual fox service down the road on this shock.
    It has uniquie eye-eye dim, made just for spesch .
    I have a backup because of this.

    Of course I love the bike and plan on riding it to death.

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    I have an 06 s-works stumpy aluminium.
    I would get the 07 only because the 06 brain shock is a single year part
    since specsh and fox are divorcing on the shocks I would'nt count
    on the usual fox service down the road on this shock.
    It has uniquie eye-eye dim, made just for spesch .
    I have a backup because of this.

    Of course I love the bike and plan on riding it to death.

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    Hammy!!!!!

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    Guys

    Many thanks

    I have found an 06 alloy frame in brown
    Im hoping it looks better in the flesh than in pics

    What is the difference between an S-works frame and a regular one?
    Is it geometry or materials/weight or something else?

    Cheers

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    In 06, the S-Works aluminum frames were the only M5 Alloy frames, all the rest were M4, and it was also the only one to feature the brain i believe (unless the pro did too.....not sure)

    I believe in 07 most of the frame are M5, atleast that is the way they went with the epics. You got a great frame coming to you, I didnt care for the brown at first, but it grew on me. Make sure to get a thick deal to cover up the small part on the frame where the line goes to the brain of the shock, or else that thing will rub the anodizing right off there.......learned that the hardway....
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    Hmm OK

    So is an 06 S-works the same as an 07 FSR?



    EDIT: But with an inferior shock?

    (Which is cool by me - I think)
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    Quote Originally Posted by YorksBungholio
    Hmm OK

    So is an 06 S-works the same as an 07 FSR?



    EDIT: But with an inferior shock?

    (Which is cool by me - I think)
    Very similar, I have an 07 Expert which has a Fox brain and an M5 frame.

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    M5 alloy, and Carbon

    I couldn't pass up the deal on mine either. $762.us after exchange rate. The brown wasn't my first choice but it too grew on me. I love the look, espicaly when my Saint cranks are mounted up.

    It's my project, and a slow one at that.
    (excuse the nashbar box, that is the steel commuter frame)









    can't wait till it's done!!

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    damn double post
    Last edited by corprin; 05-16-2007 at 04:46 AM. Reason: double post

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    From what I have read, carbon is actually stronger than aluminum. The carbon frame will also provide a better ride because Al tends to be a little too stiff and transfer more of the "buzz" to the rider. If you can swing the cost of the carbon, do it. That said, I would never buy a carbon handlebar. There have been way too many incidents of bikers/mechs tightening shifters and brakes lever mounts that crack carbon bars.

    Take this with a grain of salt. I is not a smart man.

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    Dubble post.

    What is the deal here? I never understood why some people suffered from double posts more than others. I have been on the forums for years now and never had a double post. Within the last week I have had three or four.

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