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    07 stumpy comp upgrades?...

    alright, im thinking of uping to a 203mm front rotor for more power ( it takes a lot to stop a 220lbs plus man) and am also thinking of getting some beefier components. I do plan on racing later this season, so I dont want to put too much weight on it, but i do want it to handle my weight. Any ideas?

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    What size frame do you have? I have the XL with the 203mm rotor. I am currently 240lbs. Everything on the bike seems very stable. the only thing that worries me is the chain braking. but the chain may be stronger than i think.

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    i've got the nineteen inch frame. does the 203 mm rotor really make that big of a difference

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    My 07 Stumpy FSR Comp came with a 203mm front rotor, and I actually want to go 185 front and 160 back. I weigh 215. The 203 would be great for freeriding and such, but for XC/light AM it's too grabby, and I keep finding I lose too much momentum on turns.

    The only other upgrade I am thinking about is dropping the Triad and getting a RP23. I haven't actually had any trouble with the shock, though (I actually kind of like it), so I should just wait until I blow it out. Wider handebars would be nice, too.

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    I ran a 203/160 combo on my 06 SW Stumpy and loved it, i am 170lbs and it was worth the little bit of extra weigh i thought, i had juicys and they worked great. A nice cassette (SRAM PG990) is a good upgrade, and maybe a carbon bar and a set of wheels would be worth looking into. The carbon bars feel sweet, and soak up alot of vibes that get into your hands from the alloy bars, i loved them on my stumpy and epic.
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    Since Specialized's in-house bars are too narrow, it might be worth going wider for better steering and comfort - carbon would be a good choice for a Stumpy. I'm contemplating on one....

    To be honest, other than the grips, bars, stem, tyres and pedals, the 07 Comp is hard to beat - everything just feels right with high quality components.

    You could have your Fox Shox RC fork ''PUSH'' to take it to RLC for more adjustability and travel (130mm)

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    what do you mean "PUSH"

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    I am 195 and run Hayes HFX-9's with 160 front and back. Stopping has never been a problem. Grip from slowing down at such high speed has

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