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    So what was the conclusion on the loose CTD lever on your rear Fox shock?? I just picked up a new SJ FSR Comp, and the lever has positive stops in Descend and Trail, but when you try to put it in Climb, it just wobbles all over the place. Asked the LBS about it, and they say that it's normal.... I just figure for 3000 bucks it should be perfect??

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    Anyone know of a good wheelset to cut out some rotational weight on these for $500 or under?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GnarBrahWyo View Post
    Anyone know of a good wheelset to cut out some rotational weight on these for $500 or under?
    I have these on my S-Works Epic:

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    Stopped by my local LBS. She arrived today. A major tease because I cannot take her home until next week!
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    My 2013 arrived at my LBS today. Was a major tease since I couldn't take it home yet. Still needs assembled!
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    Come on, assembly takes 15 minutes! Take her home

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirkinho View Post
    Come on, assembly takes 15 minutes! Take her home
    Haha I know, right? It was 15 min before closing time. Also waiting for m paycheck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirkinho View Post
    Come on, assembly takes 15 minutes! Take her home

    I wish my 2013 FSR Elite 29er was just 15 minutes. 2 full hours including swapping wheels and going tubeless.Skipped lunch too and went riding right away,I was exhausted.
    Worst part ? Command Post. If that day someone would have timed me as a test to land a job in a a bike store I would be living under a bridge right now.
    Also correct cable routing is a pain in the @ss but this time was nothing compared to Command Post. The next day I still had a couple of tune ups to make it perfect.
    Epic 29 was fast,so was my new Flash 29 carbon a week ago,but again I needed to review cable routings the next day.

    Wheels ? Sun Ringles Black Flag Pro 29er. Beating the heck out of them and they're still perfect,very happy about them 440 Euro,I'm sure they come cheaper in the US.
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    Bike Shop just e-mailed me this and told me it's ready. Got my work bonus a week earlier than I had thought. Any guess as to where my next stop will be?
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    Nice rig, wrong rug ;-) (who is Trek?)

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    UPDATE on my SJ that you see in the pic above. When I picked up this bike, I am not gonna lie, it felt like a tank.
    I put some ZTR Arch Ex 29ers and a newer light weight cassette and also went tubeless. I am sitting around 28 lbs,4 oz. My Kronolog already pooped the bed so I had to take it off (hope my LBS can fix that for me).
    I got bike plans for this bike. Might take a while since it will spendy but I plan on putting a carbon bar on it, lighter weight pedals and carbon cranks eventually.
    Eventually it'll be about as top spec as you can get without the carbon frame. Here is an initial review I made for it on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLQDkkiUUTI

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    Since you've got the dropper post, save another ounce or two and get a standard seat clamp instead of the quick release. Something like a Thomson, Hope or Salsa. That Specialized quick release adds a bit of weight.

    What hubs did you get with the Arches, the Stan's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GnarBrahWyo View Post
    UPDATE on my SJ that you see in the pic above. When I picked up this bike, I am not gonna lie, it felt like a tank.
    I put some ZTR Arch Ex 29ers and a newer light weight cassette and also went tubeless. I am sitting around 28 lbs,4 oz. My Kronolog already pooped the bed so I had to take it off (hope my LBS can fix that for me).
    I got bike plans for this bike. Might take a while since it will spendy but I plan on putting a carbon bar on it, lighter weight pedals and carbon cranks eventually.
    Eventually it'll be about as top spec as you can get without the carbon frame. Here is an initial review I made for it on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLQDkkiUUTI
    Your money, but I'm sure there are better places to put your money before carbon cranks. I really like what putting a Fox 34 Float at 140mm did to mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoTone View Post
    Your money, but I'm sure there are better places to put your money before carbon cranks. I really like what putting a Fox 34 Float at 140mm did to mine.
    A 140 mm fork would be nice, but not sure I need it. Just putting the bike on a diet so far. Will upgrade gradually as I get $$. Gonna be my rig for the next five years or so I am gonna make it as nice as possible without the carbon frame. Thanks for the suggestion though.

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    Am looking to fit ztr stans flows on my XL comp carbon - think this should give a reasonable improvement for the money - quoted £250 for the wheelset with halo spin doctor hubs and go tubeless. Update on my rides, no regrets buying it, all pretty good - am faster over rough ground and up hill over obstacles, roots, steps, etc, just need to get used to tight turns and ensure pick line and stick to it, find it doesnt like to be leant into turns at slow speed ( I come off) - dropper post best upgrade so far - maxxis ardents improved traction and confidence on loose hard packed trails over ground control tyres.

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    I have gotten my bike down to 27.5 lbs +/- an ounce or two. After I get my carbon cranks on it it should be in the low 27's. Not bad for a bike with this much travel/

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    Actually carbon cranks seem like a good investment to me. The specialized carbon cranks are only $250 + spider + rings and weigh significantly less (3-4 oz) than XTR cranks. Havent' heard of anyone breaking them either. This is based on my research last year so maybe something has changed but I was shocked how cheap and good these cranks were.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Preston View Post
    Actually carbon cranks seem like a good investment to me. The specialized carbon cranks are only $250 + spider + rings and weigh significantly less (3-4 oz) than XTR cranks. Havent' heard of anyone breaking them either. This is based on my research last year so maybe something has changed but I was shocked how cheap and good these cranks were.
    I ordered a pair. They are on back order so it will be a couple months but I will get them before Spring riding starts. I heard a guy on this forum who owns a bike shop say they can take up 6-7 ounces of your bike. He said the real beneift was the added stiffness. Never heard of S-works cranks breaking. I plan on putting the rubber boots on just for good measure though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GnarBrahWyo View Post
    Bike Shop just e-mailed me this and told me it's ready. Got my work bonus a week earlier than I had thought. Any guess as to where my next stop will be?
    Dude, someone is selling you bike on Craigslist in New Haven CT. No joke I was scoping for a Spec Hardrock 29 commuter bike on craigslist and I saw this picture. I knew right away I had seen it here on MTBR...

    NEW NEW 2013 stumpjumper FSR 29 29er

    Should this be reported a scam? You are in Wyoming right??

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    Quote Originally Posted by John View Post
    Dude, someone is selling you bike on Craigslist in New Haven CT. No joke I was scoping for a Spec Hardrock 29 commuter bike on craigslist and I saw this picture. I knew right away I had seen it here on MTBR...

    NEW NEW 2013 stumpjumper FSR 29 29er

    Should this be reported a scam? You are in Wyoming right??
    Hey John,
    Thanks for warning. Looks like whoever that was just stole my picture. I do live in Wyoming and my bike is very much safe and sound! Perhaps he just wanted a picture of a bike that is similar to his. Either that or he is a serial killer looking to get an MTBR member!

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    ...but that price is crazy low for a 2013 FSR, even if it is slightly used. I would be wary about it too...

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    I have reported the listing to the cragslist people and flagged the ad.. I hope they can track they guy and bag him. It would be sweet if the New Haven police could "buy" the bike and take the guy into custody. Even though he's only asking $1900, it's grand theft. Hopefully the guy gets caught. Hate to see someone send money and get scammed.
    Or worse, go to see the bike and get mugged or worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John View Post
    I have reported the listing to the cragslist people and flagged the ad.. I hope they can track they guy and bag him. It would be sweet if the New Haven police could "buy" the bike and take the guy into custody. Even though he's only asking $1900, it's grand theft. Hopefully the guy gets caught. Hate to see someone send money and get scammed.
    Or worse, go to see the bike and get mugged or worse.
    I was gonna inquire to the poster about the bike but there was no info or a link to contact him at. Really weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John View Post
    Dude, someone is selling you bike on Craigslist in New Haven CT. No joke I was scoping for a Spec Hardrock 29 commuter bike on craigslist and I saw this picture. I knew right away I had seen it here on MTBR...


    Should this be reported a scam? You are in Wyoming right??

    I don't know what these guys are up to - or what type of scam they are running, but I have run into a couple of similar shady deals over the last few months. I exchanged several text messages with one guy. Once I said I would pay cash in person they stopped responding.

    It seems to me they are trying to pull some sort of mail fraud... In both instances the were selling Stumpjumper FSR Comp 29ers, I later found the exact same pictures on other websites being sold from different parts of North America.

    I guess they know the SJ FSR Comp 29ers are a popular model.

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    Can't wait to ride mine still have lots of snow on the ground picked my comp carbon 29 three weeks ago very nice bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by The1spuicymeatbal View Post
    So what was the conclusion on the loose CTD lever on your rear Fox shock?? I just picked up a new SJ FSR Comp, and the lever has positive stops in Descend and Trail, but when you try to put it in Climb, it just wobbles all over the place. Asked the LBS about it, and they say that it's normal.... I just figure for 3000 bucks it should be perfect??
    I bought one a month ago and mine does the same thing. No problem...I usually leave it in Trail mode anyway. I am more worried about the squeaky front shock and super loud front brake. I have put a couple hundred miles on it and the brake is still really loud. The shock has quieted down a little but next week when I take it in for my check up/adjust I will find out what is up with it.

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    I forgot to add that I replaced the tires with Bronson WTB 2.2 tires. I ride in Annadel State park and think they are better for the dry hard trails in the summer. I will put the originals back on and see how they are this winter in the wet season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irideon View Post
    I bought one a month ago and mine does the same thing. No problem...I usually leave it in Trail mode anyway. I am more worried about the squeaky front shock and super loud front brake. I have put a couple hundred miles on it and the brake is still really loud. The shock has quieted down a little but next week when I take it in for my check up/adjust I will find out what is up with it.
    I haven't had problems with my forks but after about 50km my brakes began to make all sorts of awful noises and vibrated like an SOB. Took it in for service last week and they cleaned them up, new pads, and bedded them in properly. Rode three hard rides since, no problems at all now, they are working very well. Hopefully they stay this way.

    As for the CTD - mine is loose in trail mode too. Works just fine.

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    Hey GnarBrahWyo,

    Any updates? I assume the snow has melted in Wyoming and you've had time to do some riding on the new sled. I have my sights on the same bike, with similar ideas on upgrades. I have ZTRs on my 26er and for the most part I love the feel of them. My friend has the carbon stumpy with carbon wheels and I'm trying to imagine how heavier the alloy bike will be in stock spec.

    Thx.
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    Wouldn't you know it, I go to buy a '13 Stumpy FSR Comp Evo 29 on Tuesday after seeing it on Saturday and making up my mind that is what I wanted and they sell it on Monday . Also, they say that is the last '13 Evo until the '14 comes out and they do not have a release date yet.

    Now to decide if to go with the comp 29 or wait for the '14 Evo. Decision decisions....

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    Quote Originally Posted by fcrider View Post
    Hey GnarBrahWyo,

    Any updates? I assume the snow has melted in Wyoming and you've had time to do some riding on the new sled. I have my sights on the same bike, with similar ideas on upgrades. I have ZTRs on my 26er and for the most part I love the feel of them. My friend has the carbon stumpy with carbon wheels and I'm trying to imagine how heavier the alloy bike will be in stock spec.

    Thx.
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    I have ridden it quite a bit actually. My bike with upgrades (new wheels, carbon bar, carbon cranks, dropper) weighs a touch over 28lbs. Quite light for what the bike has. The carbon frame will get you less than a pound of weight savings. Your call on whether the extra $1k is worth that 1lb. I said no and have my bike lighter than most of the stock carbon models from my other upgrades. Bike has a learning curve I have found but I don't think it can be beat when it comes to chunky single track riding. It loves to carve too.

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    Was the learning curve related to wheel size, suspension design or other? This will be my first 29er and first time using 2x10 drive but I'm stoked and excited. As this will be my first new bike in 7 years, I think it will inject some new passion in the ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fcrider View Post
    Was the learning curve related to wheel size, suspension design or other? This will be my first 29er and first time using 2x10 drive but I'm stoked and excited. As this will be my first new bike in 7 years, I think it will inject some new passion in the ride.
    Yeah it took me a while to get used to the 29er and 2x10. The bike will feel slower at times because the wheels are more stable at speed. You will use the smaller gear up front more and think you are a wuss for doing so, but when I rode with my 26er buddies I realized I was keeping up just fine (or better) but just not always in the big ring. Glad you are thinking of getting a light wheelset because I think having a heavy stock wheelset can kill the 29er experience a bit. Dialing in suspension takes some time too. At times I miss the snappy feel of a 26er but I really love the bike for the chunky and somewhat technical trails I ride out here.

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    Has anyone seen the '13 Stumpy FSR in the retro blue color? Deciding whether to buy it in the all black they have at the shop or order the retro blue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubbaduba View Post
    Has anyone seen the '13 Stumpy FSR in the retro blue color? Deciding whether to buy it in the all black they have at the shop or order the retro blue.
    Here's a pic of my new SJ Comp 29er in Blue/Gray. It was so worth waiting a week to get it in Blue. So far it's been riding great in the trails. Just completed a 36 mile ride last weekend through a lot of mud, grass, dirt roads and asphalt and the bike never had a problem. I have not riden it in the trails since I washed it after the ride, but it appears that everything is still working fine. It is also my first 29er and with a 2x10 drivetrain. I'm still trying to get used to it, but I'm pretty sure it won't take to long to fully enjoy the new set up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxrider71 View Post
    Here's a pic of my new SJ Comp 29er in Blue/Gray. It was so worth waiting a week to get it in Blue. So far it's been riding great in the trails. Just completed a 36 mile ride last weekend through a lot of mud, grass, dirt roads and asphalt and the bike never had a problem. I have not riden it in the trails since I washed it after the ride, but it appears that everything is still working fine. It is also my first 29er and with a 2x10 drivetrain. I'm still trying to get used to it, but I'm pretty sure it won't take to long to fully enjoy the new set up.
    Thank you for the pic. The retro blue does look great and think that is what I will end up getting. Was thinking of waiting for the '14 Stumpy EVO models to come out but do not think I can wait that long for them to be released.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DEALAH View Post
    I haven't had problems with my forks but after about 50km my brakes began to make all sorts of awful noises and vibrated like an SOB. Took it in for service last week and they cleaned them up, new pads, and bedded them in properly. Rode three hard rides since, no problems at all now, they are working very well. Hopefully they stay this way.

    As for the CTD - mine is loose in trail mode too. Works just fine.
    After a bunch of riding, The front shock quit squeaking. I also lube and clean the forks before each ride now at the suggestion of the LBS. Now, the front brakes are very quiet but seem to have glazed over and really don't stop me anymore. I am scheduled for my warranty tune up next week and will have them look at them.

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    my new FSR Comp 29er

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    Are you sure this is a Comp? did not know that they come in all black. How does it ride? What are your first impressions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tadem View Post
    Are you sure this is a Comp? did not know that they come in all black. How does it ride? What are your first impressions?
    2013 FSR Comp comes in 3 colors, the 2-tone black/gray above being one of them.

    Only 2 colors for 2014 that I can see in the new dealer catalog, none of which do I like as much as my 2013 blue/silver.....

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    Hey y'all, unforeseen circumstances have caused me to put my bike on the market. Same bike in my photos on this thread. Selling with two wheelsets (stock and ztr arch ex 29ers), cassette upgrade and carbon cranks/bar for $3k. Will go lower if I can keep the carbon cranks. PM me if interested. (I am keeping the dropper for my next bike).

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