So I stopped at the shop late morning today to drop off my trusty ol' 2004 Stumpjumper FSR, sold on eBay, and I want the bike shop to get it boxed up for shipment.
Well, my new 2013 Stumpjumper FSR had finally came in!! They had just taken it out of it's box to start assembling, and it was still all wrapped and zip tied together. Couldn't stay and coach them (haha) had to get back to work.
So, I just picked it up after work, got it home, weighed it up (without the plastic pedals). 27.3 lbs. Not too bad. And it still has tubes. Better than my 2011 Stumpjumper Elite 26er (29.4 lbs - with TIME ATAC XS Carbon pedals).
I am going to do some swapping of parts before riding (and I have to wait anyway, too much snow, bummed)... Wheels are going tubeless with a little Stans Sealant, going to single MRP 30T Bling Ring and losing the crank spider and dual ring front derailleur and front shifter and cable. Also installing a MRP G2 SL Micro Chain Guide. This bike has the ISCG 05 tabs. Sweet.
Also slapping on my new spare SRAM PG 1080 cassette instead of the stock PG 1050 cassette that came with the bike. Seems like 130 grams weight saving right there.
Also have to sell the Black Lite 100mm dropper post that came witht the bike, it's just about an inch too tall and I can't insert it far enough into the frame (small) to get the saddle low enough. So I am putting my 75mm Black Lite dropper from the 2011 Stumpjumper into it instead. I have run into this problem before.
I am also installing my old Easton Carbon EC90 handlebar, and my Thomson Stem from my old bike. The 2013 came with a super WIDE aluminum handlebar. Crazy wide. So soon I will need to sell some parts. More eBay in my future...
My hope was to somehow re-use the beautiful Red Chris King disc hubs from my 2013 Stumpy wheelset. I might hold onto those and build up some carbon 29er wheels myself in the future, but for now not parting with them just yet.
My final concern is the Formula brakes. I have been a big Shimano XT brake guy since 2004. I have had 3 different varieties of XT, and they were all great. All the AVID systems tham came on my bikes SUCKED they were so horribly loud. I will wait and see if the Formulas are any goood after a few rides to break them in. I may install my old XT brakes onto the new bike too. Ah well. We'll see.
GO AWAY SNOW!!!!
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