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    2013 Stumpjumper EVO pics...

    IS here! (well, at the LBS at least) She should be in my hands very shortly, My Precious

    Anyone else who has received their 2013 evo, please feel free to add pics to this thread. I've started this thread from my obsession of the bike and for the general benefit of the community, of course.
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    Just built one for a customer

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad andy View Post
    IS here! (well, at the LBS at least) She should be in my hands very shortly, My Precious

    Anyone else who has received their 2013 evo, please feel free to add pics to this thread. I've started this thread from my obsession of the bike and for the general benefit of the community, of course.
    why does the box say black and lime. i thought the 13s were black and orange.

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    Believe thats the Expert thats black and orange not the comp.....

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    Here she is... Her name is HARMONY. Because everything on this bike just works together so beautifully. 2013 Stumpjumper EVO pics...-imageuploadedbytapatalk1346092713.773017.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by bad andy View Post
    Here she is... Her name is HARMONY. Because everything on this bike just works together so beautifully. Click image for larger version. 

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    looks awesome! When is the maiden voyage?! Found out mine didn't get delivered today but my lbs said it should still be early this week. I guess early this week must mean Tuesday? Cause Wednesday is mid week in my book.

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    gah .. I want my carbon expert ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedracers4 View Post
    gah .. I want my carbon expert ..
    your going to love it. i feel like i am cheating on mine if i am riding one of my other bikes. the bike is pure heaven

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    I want to see the hardtail Evos man...the hardtails!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mzorich View Post
    your going to love it. i feel like i am cheating on mine if i am riding one of my other bikes. the bike is pure heaven
    You already got yours? My LBS said late September for my expert carbon to get in

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    Big shipment coming late September/early October.

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    I still haven't heard any rumor of the Evo HTs beyond the carbon one will be a rigid. Anyone know what the aluminum version will look like this year?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TiGeo View Post
    I still haven't heard any rumor of the Evo HTs beyond the carbon one will be a rigid. Anyone know what the aluminum version will look like this year?
    I work for reps

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    Found specs for the 2013 Stumpjumper Evo HT(alloy)



    Full spec at 2013 Specialized Stumpjumper EVO 29 | Babylon Bike Shop

    Cliff's Notes on changes from 2012 model...

    Fox Float CTD Evolution fork
    Magura MTS brakes
    Sram X0 Type 2, mid cage

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    Looks like the grips are different than the 2012 and the front tire is now a 2.3 vs. 2.2 on this year's model. Finally, they have 28mm rims where this year I believe they were 26mm. Looks great!
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    Anyone know what the MSRP on the 13 FSR Evo Comp 26 is going to be?

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    Beauty! Need detailed ride report!

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    Quote Originally Posted by toyotatacomaTRD View Post
    Anyone know what the MSRP on the 13 FSR Evo Comp 26 is going to be?
    I'm pretty sure it's unchanged at $3300

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    when can we expect to see a far evo expert on here.

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    2013 Stumpjumper Comp evo size

    What size would or should I order. I'm 5.5" and my old stumpy comp 2006 was small

    This felt alittle tiny but when riding a medium this felt to big.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beerglass View Post
    What size would or should I order. I'm 5.5" and my old stumpy comp 2006 was small

    This felt alittle tiny but when riding a medium this felt to big.
    i am just under 6ft tall and ride a med with a 50mm stem and the bike is perfect. when i had the 60mm stem the bike actually felt to big.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzorich View Post
    i am just under 6ft tall and ride a med with a 50mm stem and the bike is perfect. when i had the 60mm stem the bike actually felt to big.
    Thanks

    So does the small and medium come with same stem (60mm)

    If so going on what you say me at 5.5 I'll be better on a small

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beerglass View Post
    Thanks

    So does the small and medium come with same stem (60mm)

    If so going on what you say me at 5.5 I'll be better on a small
    im not sure about the small. btw i ride a 2012 evo expert not the comp. i know the frame geo is the same just different components

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzorich View Post
    im not sure about the small. btw i ride a 2012 evo expert not the comp. i know the frame geo is the same just different components

    Ok thanks

    How is the bike ?

    Good ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beerglass View Post
    Ok thanks

    How is the bike ?

    Good ?
    best bike ever hands down. i have a dh bike and a 4x bike and i have barely touched them this summer. i am on the stumpy 2 or 3 times a week and the bike is a complete beast. it helped me fall in love with riding again. my only my only complaints are i didn't like the bars and stem so i changed them. i am going 1x10 this week and the tires are not the best. but other then that the bike is a blast.

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    I've only got 2 rides on mine so far but I can tell I am starting a love affair. My wife is going to be jealous. Love the ride so far, still tweaking adjustments and ride characteristics but such an improvement over my 08 stumpy, simply by design. Swapped stem for a 50mm Thomson x4, cuz I had one, swapped grips for oury's cuz I love them, swapped saddle for charge spoon cuz my ass appreciates it, and went 1x10 with a bbg bash guard sandwich setup.... with a 32t front ring. Really psyched about that, rides awesome and is super quiet. I might even remove the pulley/stinger setup since I don't think it would be necessary and could reduce weight/ friction even further. Will have to evaluate its necessity over the next few rides. Still awaiting carbon bars, and not sold on the purgatory rear tire - though I do like the butcher in front. Have done tubeless conversion as well. Really happy to find spec included removable core valve stems for that. Nice touch.

    Will post pimped pics in a few days.

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    Just finished putting mine together tonight...I'll give it a thorough thrashing tomorrow.

    Swapped the bars and stem for Renthals and a 1x10 setup with XO Carbon Cranks and an E13 LG1 guide w/ 34t chainring.
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    I want to see someone buy this fully rigid carbon Evo and give some feedback. Looks ballsy but fun!

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    @ Bad Andy and Mzorich. Are you both riding 150 mm forks without travel adjustment? I am asking because it seems my potential build and your builds/riding styles may be similar to mine and I am unsure of going fixed travel. My options would be a 160/120 mm talas or a float reduced to 150 mm.

    Do you ever find yourself wanting to be able to drop the front? And do you think 160 mm would be too slack for the handling characteristics? thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by scn View Post
    @ Bad Andy and Mzorich. Are you both riding 150 mm forks without travel adjustment? I am asking because it seems my potential build and your builds/riding styles may be similar to mine and I am unsure of going fixed travel. My options would be a 160/120 mm talas or a float reduced to 150 mm.

    Do you ever find yourself wanting to be able to drop the front? And do you think 160 mm would be too slack for the handling characteristics? thanks in advance
    No travel adjust on the stock rockshox fork. I find it fine for climbing, doesn't seem to wander any. In comparison with my 08 stumpy fsr, which was what I rode pre-EVO (that bike was less slack and more steep by design, so the fact that) this bike is no worse climbing, maybe even marginally better, is a true testament to the excellence and balance in the current stumpy's design. Some people may feel it necessary for travel adjust up front, but I feel it works fine, at 150mm at least. Any taller up front though and you might find wandering tendencies come out more and front travel adjustment may be more useful in overcoming that. I'd think going over the 150mm travel and having a longer axle to crown length may truly put the already excellent handling in jeopardy. YMMV though - to each his own.

    By the way, friend of mine just got the same bike, in size small.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scn View Post
    @ Bad Andy and Mzorich. Are you both riding 150 mm forks without travel adjustment? I am asking because it seems my potential build and your builds/riding styles may be similar to mine and I am unsure of going fixed travel. My options would be a 160/120 mm talas or a float reduced to 150 mm.

    Do you ever find yourself wanting to be able to drop the front? And do you think 160 mm would be too slack for the handling characteristics? thanks in advance
    i have no problems with it. i got the lock out on mine so if i come to something really steep i will lock it. i also may not know the difference as well. this is my first am bike and my first bike thats capable of going up hill. i used to ride my dh bike that weighed 38lbs up everything so having my evo that weighs 26lbs is a dream.

    as far as running running 160mm on the bike is something i am pretty against. i changes the way the bike rides a lot and it will actually void your warranty. i know a lot of people in the 2012 forum were putting the 36 on the bike and i thought it was stupid and they were ruining everything this bike was about. this winter i am going to put the 34 float on mine. not a huge fan of the 32 that came stock but i wanna give the 34 some time to work the kinks out

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    34 160mm 2013 and love it!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcjonessnp175 View Post
    34 160mm 2013 and love it!!!
    i just don't see the point of needing the extra travel and voiding the warranty as well. the axell to crown height on the 34 when its set to 150mm is still taller then the recommended so having another inch on top of that. the bike must be close to a 65 degree HA

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    I thought the same way as you until i rode it, all questions are answered with hands on testing thats for sure. From what i understand the 34 at 150 has the same axle to crown length as the 150 factory i put on it.

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    Right on, RCJones. I am not opposed to 150 mm travel, but would rather keep a 36 mm stanchion and 20 mm axle like my current setup. I run my current 36 at 120 most of the time but its a 4X bike. So you like the 34 with the 15 mm axle? Any comparisons to having ridden a 36 in the past?

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    Ya i had a 36 on my 2011 enduro pro and honestly i can't perceive any difference between the 36 and 34 as far as stiffness. I do think the 34's should have a 20mm axle but really the 15mm has been great and the 34 is a huge improvement over the 32's. Im happy i put it on the evo and have no complaints thus far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad andy View Post
    No travel adjust on the stock rockshox fork. I find it fine for climbing, doesn't seem to wander any. In comparison with my 08 stumpy fsr, which was what I rode pre-EVO (that bike was less slack and more steep by design, so the fact that) this bike is no worse climbing, maybe even marginally better, is a true testament to the excellence and balance in the current stumpy's design. Some people may feel it necessary for travel adjust up front, but I feel it works fine, at 150mm at least. Any taller up front though and you might find wandering tendencies come out more and front travel adjustment may be more useful in overcoming that. I'd think going over the 150mm travel and having a longer axle to crown length may truly put the already excellent handling in jeopardy. YMMV though - to each his own.

    By the way, friend of mine just got the same bike, in size small.

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    Hi

    What size bike have you got ? Is it a medium ?

    Whats the difference between the small and medium/large ? Did you sit on your friends bike and compare reach and stuff ?

    Just asking as i'm 5.5 and just about to order a small I think

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcjonessnp175 View Post
    I thought the same way as you until i rode it, all questions are answered with hands on testing thats for sure. From what i understand the 34 at 150 has the same axle to crown length as the 150 factory i put on it.
    its 4mm taller. i still feel like the bike would be unbalanced once you put that extra 10mm on it. just don't see why you would need it for what the bike is built for

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    I put a 160mm Lyrik on my 2012 Evo. Definitely stiffer than the 32mm stanchions that came with the bike and so far no harsh bottom out on some of the drops I like to take on some of my trails. I cannot tell a difference in geo with the extra 10mm. I measured the a to c on my 150mm Revelation and my Lyrik. It is exactly 10mm more. The bike rides the same once I fiddled with the saddle height and handlebar position. I dont notice any difference going up hill at all. Bike rides great with a 160 in my opinion, but to each their own. Also, it is my understanding that you wont void your warranty with a 160 fork. I test rode a 2012 evo with a 160 fork when Specialized came to town for a demo. The bike I rode was the personal bike of the Specialized employee running the demo. He said your warranty is fine with a 160 fork. A call to Specialized confirmed what he said... but sometimes not everyone at Specialized is on the same page. Good thing was my bike shop guys were right there when I was told this information so if I ever have a warranty claim, they'll back me up.

    I think there are many fork configurations that will work for this versatile bike. I think you should go with what your gut tells you and makes you happy. I know I'm glad I did.

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    I got to ride one on various trails today and really liked the handling, but I found that even after increasing the shock air pressure about 20 psi over the auto sag setting that I was blowing through travel while pumping berms and transitions. The auto sag function seemed to provide close to 40% sag. Anyone have any similar experience? Or feel that the compression is a tad light? No harsh bottom outs on my ride, but I felt like I wasn't getting the snap out of turns, and maybe even losing some speed. It was a stock 2012 evo.

    Has anyone had additional tuning more specific to their riding style and if so did it help?

    I am getting close to pulling the trigger on a 2013 but want to figure out a couple more things.
    thanks for all the responses!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scn View Post
    I found that even after increasing the shock air pressure about 20 psi over the auto sag setting that I was blowing through travel while pumping berms and transitions.
    Get the Fox float air chamber tuning kit.

    I did this on my Enduro. It's significant and it works:
    Tech Tuesday - How to Install a Fox Float Air-Volume Spacer - Pinkbike

    $25 at your LBS.

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    I second Mr. P's advice. I did the same and it helps.

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    Anyone know the difference between the small and medium setup ?

    Seen a few pictures above, was that the small on the right ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.P View Post
    Get the Fox float air chamber tuning kit.

    I did this on my Enduro. It's significant and it works:


    $25 at your LBS.

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    Is this still an option with the 2013 CTD Fox float shocks?

    Also would there be an equivalent mod for the fork? A RockShox Revelation RC3 on 2013.

    I just got my 2013 SJ FSR Evo Comp on Thursday and so far I am loving it! But I can see possibly wanting a firmer ride than the descend mode but more active than trail but I really haven't spent enough time on it to know that yet. I'm more just curious as to what my options for upgrading are in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beerglass View Post
    Anyone know the difference between the small and medium setup ?

    Seen a few pictures above, was that the small on the right ?
    I am 5' 10" and ordered a medium without riding the bike. I was a bit nervous that I might have preferred the large but now that I have it I think that they are quite roomy bikes. I can't imagine riding a large. Hope that is of some help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by someguy4747 View Post
    I am 5' 10" and ordered a medium without riding the bike. I was a bit nervous that I might have preferred the large but now that I have it I think that they are quite roomy bikes. I can't imagine riding a large. Hope that is of some help.


    Thanks mate

    I'm 5.5 and ordered a small. Just worried that its too small. As my old Norco SIght 2 SE 2012 was a medium

    Roll on the 19th now then 8)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beerglass View Post
    Thanks mate

    I'm 5.5 and ordered a small. Just worried that its too small. As my old Norco SIght 2 SE 2012 was a medium

    Roll on the 19th now then 8)
    I was doing the exact same thing when I was waiting for mine. I found this though (a size chart)it seems you are right inbetween sizes just like me. Hopefully you will feel the same way I do. Also one of the reasons to get a. 26 bike is the more flickable nature so a smaller frame emphasizes that where a bigger frame would hinder that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by someguy4747 View Post
    I was doing the exact same thing when I was waiting for mine. I found this though (a size chart)it seems you are right inbetween sizes just like me. Hopefully you will feel the same way I do. Also one of the reasons to get a. 26 bike is the more flickable nature so a smaller frame emphasizes that where a bigger frame would hinder that.
    Here is the link Specialized Bike Size Guide | Cyclestore.co.uk it wouldn't let me post a link until I had 10 posts. The previous post was my 10th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beerglass View Post
    Anyone know the difference between the small and medium setup ?

    Seen a few pictures above, was that the small on the right ?
    If you're referring to the pic of my bike and it's sister... that is my buddy's small on the right. I think he's about 5'5" and he says it fits perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad andy View Post
    If you're referring to the pic of my bike and it's sister... that is my buddy's small on the right. I think he's about 5'5" and he says it fits perfect.
    Excellent

    So how tall are you on the medium

    I just borrowed my mates Stumpy FSR expert 2010 in a medium tonight and it felt perfect

    So worried a EVO small will be too small now

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    I'm 5'9" and my medium fits great. I did swap the stock stem (60mm) for a Thomson x4 (50mm, just cuz I had it) though really, either way it is comfortable for me. FWIW, I have a 30" inseam. I didn't hop on my buddy's small to check it out, I will next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad andy View Post
    I'm 5'9" and my medium fits great. I did swap the stock stem (60mm) for a Thomson x4 (50mm, just cuz I had it) though really, either way it is comfortable for me.

    Ok cool

    I see the standard stem is 60mm on the small and medium

    I'm more worried about the compact space and shorter wheel base

    I don't want to me squash and over the front wheel.

    I had a Norco in a medium and it was quite long, felt very stable in the air

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    my 2012 stumpjumber fsr evo carbon comp is for sale. let me know if interested

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    Quote Originally Posted by tim208 View Post
    my 2012 stumpjumber fsr evo carbon comp is for sale. let me know if interested
    what you gonna buy next ?

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    It's here! Should be built up within the next week. 2013 Stumpjumper EVO pics...-imageuploadedbytapatalk1346719436.824576.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by c-wal View Post
    It's here! Should be built up within the next week. Click image for larger version. 

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    are they finally selling the carbon frame only? and that all black is super sexy. very nice!

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    @C-wal. Very nice! The frame I am considering. What size is that? Also, can you confirm if the shock is the factory CTD? The Specialized website indicates Evolution in the 'features' but Factory in the specifications.
    thank you

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    It's "factory". I think the factory series are the only series that come kashima coated. Hopefully it's as good as the rp23 was last year on this bike (at least I liked it).
    BTW, it is a large. The weight posted includes the axle, chainstay protector, downtube protection, seat collar, and all the cable guides. Only mentioning this because I have found that some companies publish weights of only the frame, no extra bits.
    I rode the 2012 model for a couple weeks this year and it was great. After being on a Mojo HD for a while, and buying/returning a TBLTa frame I am looking forward to getting back on an EVO 29.

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    Came in week before last. Stoked. Parts should be here by this weekend, hoping I didn't forget anything.
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    porn! Looks like my previous Epic Marathon Carbon frame!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Castle View Post
    Came in week before last. Stoked. Parts should be here by this weekend, hoping I didn't forget anything.
    that's badass.... leather pants and you are set!

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    I have questions on sizing too.
    I am between a medium and a large.
    I have a large in a 26" S-works Epic. I like the way it fits. I am 5'10 with 73cm saddle height, and reach from tip of saddle to center of stem clamp just over 59cm.
    What would be better? A medium or a large?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Castle View Post
    Came in week before last. Stoked. Parts should be here by this weekend, hoping I didn't forget anything.
    What's up with the weave? Mine is unidirectional. Is that a Euro or Au spec frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmdrbike View Post
    What's up with the weave? Mine is unidirectional. Is that a Euro or Au spec frame?
    I'm honestly not sure, I'm in Virginia. Got a pic?

    Mr Lynch's build thread is showing his has the weave but has a white stripe, mine has no white stripe?

    Is your's the 26" version also?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Castle View Post
    I'm honestly not sure, I'm in Virginia. Got a pic?

    Mr Lynch's build thread is showing his has the weave but has a white stripe, mine has no white stripe?

    Is your's the 26" version also?

    Funny, I'm in Charlottesville.

    Didn't realize the 26 and 29ers had different finishes for the carbon.
    I have the 29er.
    Be cool to see yours when its done.
    Mine should be finished tomorrow when the fork gets in.

    Cheers

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    I would go for medium,as you wnt to thow it around the corner and might look for an easier handling. Give it a try at you LBS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Castle View Post
    I'm honestly not sure, I'm in Virginia. Got a pic?

    Mr Lynch's build thread is showing his has the weave but has a white stripe, mine has no white stripe?

    Is your's the 26" version also?
    My build is white and black so I added the white stripe with 1/8" automotive pinstriping.

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    Got mine finished and took it on its first ride Friday after work, the bike is a shredder for sure! Having a real blast on it! The EVO's just up the fun factor so much:
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    Very nice! What did you have before?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jut8 View Post
    Got mine finished and took it on its first ride Friday after work, the bike is a shredder for sure! Having a real blast on it! The EVO's just up the fun factor so much:
    Dude sweet! Did you put a lyric on that??

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    Thanks! i was on a stumpy evo 26, and a regular brained stumpy 29 from 2012. I had a 36 on my previous stumpy evo and decided to try the lyric on there this time around. It makes it a super capable bike, I ride a lot of DH on my demo, and this setup compliments the DH bike/riding style on the trails, its a real shredder.
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    I have had mine on 4 decent rides and have been mostly impressed with a few things to figure out before complaining too much. So far I really like the geometry and stiffness but I am not sure about the shock tuning. It seems to blow through the mid stroke and not provide a great platform for snapping turns. While I haven't felt any harsh bottoming, the shock uses all of the travel and I haven't really hammered on it yet. I have mostly been setting the air spring with about 10 to 15 psi over what the auto-sag feature provides and then riding compression in the firmest trail setting even for rocky descents. I am considering a volume reducer for the shock but will get some more rides in prior to trying that.

    I am able to hold a line in turns very well and the bike isn't tossed around too much in the fast rough stuff that I have ridden with it. I am hoping that after some adjustment in riding style/timing I will get more out of trying to pump turns, and pop lips and rollers as that is what I enjoy most in my riding right now.

    Upgrades in the works include a new 36 Float RC2 lowered to 150mm and switching to from 9 speed to 10 speed utilizing some shadow plus technology. Brakes are also in the works. Sorry for the poor photo quality, I wasn't able to get the correct file size.
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    Not a 2013, but an updated pic of my 2012 Evo with a 2013 RS Lyrik. Love the Stumpy Evo and I definitely like it more ever since going to a bigger fork.

    Jut8, just curious why you changed from the 2012 to 2013? I'm assuming you did for the CTD on the updated rear shock? Does the factory CTD system work and feel better than the old RP23 compression settings? I think that is the only differences between the 2 frames unless some of the geo changed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by castle View Post
    came in week before last. Stoked. Parts should be here by this weekend, hoping i didn't forget anything.

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    Just over 5 lbs for the frame, shock, ect. is quite impressive. The difficult part will be justifying the $$$ to my wife. jut8, what did the final weight turn out to be?

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    '13 evo9r

    Just about finished building up my first niner that I named Onyx.
    Believe it or not I opted to step off the carbon demo list(yer 1 step closer jut) to join the circus bike club...I just turned 40 after all.
    I'll let you know how we get along.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laterilus View Post

    Jut8, just curious why you changed from the 2012 to 2013? I'm assuming you did for the CTD on the updated rear shock? Does the factory CTD system work and feel better than the old RP23 compression settings? I think that is the only differences between the 2 frames unless some of the geo changed.
    I am right in between a medium and large. I rode the medium last year, but I decided it felt a tad small and decided to go for the large this year, so far so good. The CTD is nice I guess, but I really hate flipping switches when I ride, I ride it mostly in the Trail 1 setting, I do not think of it as an "upgrade" from from the 2012 shock, as that shock treated me very well, and this one is just a bit different.

    TShred, not sure who you are, but thanks for getting me one step closer to the sw carbon demo I lust after
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    Quote Originally Posted by jut8 View Post
    I am right in between a medium and large. I rode the medium last year, but I decided it felt a tad small and decided to go for the large this year, so far so good. The CTD is nice I guess, but I really hate flipping switches when I ride, I ride it mostly in the Trail 1 setting, I do not think of it as an "upgrade" from from the 2012 shock, as that shock treated me very well, and this one is just a bit different.

    TShred, not sure who you are, but thanks for getting me one step closer to the sw carbon demo I lust after
    Thanks for the reply! I too am right in between a medium and a large. I used to ride a large Pitch, but that was way too big for me. I noticed the sizes on the Pitch were somehow much larger than normal (i.e. the large Pitch would have been an XL for other bikes). I over did it with my change, and now I think I have a bike slightly too small. I still really like the medium, but I wonder if the large would fit better? Oh well, I'm stuck with the medium for awhile... unless I really want to upset the wife.

    Interesting info. on the shocks. I was curious if the whole CTD thing was just a gimmick and was just a re-naming of the different propedal settings. I guess it isn't if it feels different to you. Seems like some folks on here still think it blows through its travel way too easily just like the 2012 RP23. I weight 220lbs. and that shock just doesn't hold me up regardless of the pressure I use. Gonna send it to Push this winter since we aren't allowed to change the shock on the Stumpy.

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    2013 Stumpy FSR Comp Evo

    Here's my 2013 Stumpy FSR Comp Evo, upgraded a few things such as wheels, bars/stem and tires. I do mainly cross country in the winter, but will be taking this baby out to do other trails once I feel more comfortable. I'm a roadie (so tend to be a weight weenie), so having a bike 10 lbs+ heavier under me going down a ravine full of rocks and roots seem daunting for the first few weeks. I love the bike though. Bike as it is is 25 lbs with XTR race pedals. I'm running S-Works Ground Control 2Bliss 2.1, but will be going with a wider set up when I get used to the bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yodajuice View Post
    I want to see someone buy this fully rigid carbon Evo and give some feedback. Looks ballsy but fun!
    I purchased the rigid EVO and really like it. It's super light and climbs beautifully. When I first started riding it, it felt very small in comparison the the other 29ers I've owned. I'm having a small issue with lower back pain after an hour or so in the saddle that I need to sort out but other than that I have no complaints. The "chisel" fork feels similar to the Niner carbon fork to me. Love the Magura brakes and the Sram drivetrain. Will be throwing some Ergons on it very soon.

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    My carbon evo should be here next week as well as XX1. Expert EVO drivetrain for sale if anybody wants anything.

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    Hey just wondering how some of you others are faring with the RockShox Revelation up front? Mine felt (feels) good and is nice and smooth, but the Motion Control doohickey is blown. Adjusting it results in no change to fork feel/performance. (It used to, just not anymore) I never really used this feature anyway but realized it was broken a few months ago.

    It gave me a good excuse to get a Fox 34 on her though

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    My new Stumpy Evo

    Upgrades:

    -Renthal Fatbars 740mm 20mm rise.
    -Renthal Chainring 32t
    -e13 LS1 Chain Guide

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    UPDATE, bling and things...

    Figured I'd update the steed. My stumpy evo has seen a few changes and upgrades since purchase last August. She now dons the following:

    1x10, with 32T e-thirteen ring up front
    BBG bashwich; BBG bashguard in 32T w/BBG innerguide 64bcd
    Specialized Dangler (removed roller guide)
    Easton Havoc Carbon bars (750mm)
    Thomson x4 stem (50mm)
    Oury grips
    Fox 34 Float fork (lowered to 150mm)
    Light-Bicycle.com carbon rims w/hope pro 2 evo hubs & dt spokes
    Avid Trail XO brakes
    Po1nt Podium pedals
    various green painted bits (chainring bolts, valve caps)
    Kenda Excavator 2.35f/2.10r (tubeless with bonty rhythm strips)

    Overall weight is down to 27lbs 15 oz.

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    Very nice! My original got stolen, but i rebuilt it!



    Roval Traverse SL Carbon wheels
    SRAM XX1 drivetrain
    Continental Trail King 2.2 tires
    Simano Zee 4 piston brakes
    Fox 34 float 150
    MRP AMG (cut off top guide)
    Enduro Carbon bars
    Syntace f109 75mm stem
    ODI grips
    Specialized Command Post blacklite

    25.6lbs
    14 Aurum, 16 Fuse, 17 T130

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    what was the fork travel did you use? was it 140 mm or 130 mm? i am planning of building like that. i am confused either to use a 130 mm or 140 mm please help me decide..

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    i need help:
    i bought this frame a week ago in a bike store with a great deal price.
    i am 5'5" 30" inseam. this is a medium frame. my superlight 29 is a medium size with 100mm fork travel and i feel very comfortable with an xc type rider, so i guess there is no problem with the stumpjumper fsr expert evo carbon 29, on my research the frame is a 2013 model, and mostly the web says that the best set up suited for the said frame is 140 mm.,. im not convinced, and i am planning either i will go to 140 mm or just 130 mm fork. any advice will be of great help,... cheers!!!

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