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    Quote Originally Posted by Tech420 View Post
    Why did they downgrade the brakes for 2013? The 12's have Elixir 7's
    I assume so they could keep the same $3000 MSRP point. I would bet going to new Fox CTD fork and shock increased their costs. As far as I could tell all other specs are the same from 2012 to 2013.

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    Picking up bike tomorrow. I will update on the shock lever fix and brakes once I have a chance to sneak in some rides.

    The shop called and said the large chain ring had a missing tooth, so they replaced it as a warranty fix on SRAMs dime. I've never run SRAM cranks/rings; is this crankset going to be a problem or is it just a freak thing? Thoughts?

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    Congrats on the bike. Must admit I'm a bit chagrined that all levels of SJ's are coming with the red stripe that I thought was unique to my '12 S-works. Even the demo bikes look like my s-works now !

    I put a 110/140 Talas 29'er fork on mine. I run it lowered 90% of the time and its perfect, and of course I have the 140 when its time to get rowdy. I definitely wouldn't want to climb with it in the 140, and my personal opinion is that 130 fork is too tall for normal XC on these bikes, at least if you like to climb.

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    Hi all,
    This is my first post ...
    Hope you don’t mind me asking the below questions on your thread....
    I currently have a 2009 Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon and looking at upgrading (?) changing it the new 2013 Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon 29er....

    My queries are:

    • As Specialized UK are not importing the EVO model, can the standard model be adjusted to a similar geometry to the EVO, ie slacker head angle etc – if so how,
    o And secondly is it worthwhile doing so?
    • What are the key riding differences between the 26” and 29” models,
    • Are the Custom Formulae T1 breaks any good, (my current steed has Avid Elixir)
    • Are the Roval Control Trails any good for a heavier rider (230lb), or are the Stan Hopes Flow a better choice?

    Thank you in advance...
    Last edited by ritchief; 09-11-2012 at 12:51 PM.

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    Good looking rig, keep us upto date as you get more time on it.

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    I have that same bike, I fricken love it. My brake sounds went away after 50 to 100 miles. This bike has such a great ride.

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    Command Post Tilts Up - Use carbon fiber seatpost paste in the clamp. It's a gritty paste and it will stop the seatpost from tilting if you smear some into the red cups. That one-bolt sytem sucks, but it can be made to stay put. Mine hasn't moved in over a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John View Post
    Command Post Tilts Up - Use carbon fiber seatpost paste in the clamp. It's a gritty paste and it will stop the seatpost from tilting if you smear some into the red cups. That one-bolt sytem sucks, but it can be made to stay put. Mine hasn't moved in over a year.
    Good advice to put the seatpost paste on the red cups. That's a better solution that trying to get the single bolt super tight. It hasn't moved lately, but next time I loosen that bolt I will try this. Thanks again.

    Oh, and my brakes have quieted down. The rear still makes some noise and gives some vibration if I am really squeezing it tight, but the front is quiet.

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    Took delivery of stumpjumper comp carbon fsr XL last week, took for a tough trail first outing and it smoked it! Tackled many uphill technical sections I wasn't able to on my HT 26 er with some ease. Normally feel knackered after this route and felt I could do again Straightaway on the stumpy. I have had zero issues so far, fingers, etc, crossed. The command blacklite seatpost is phenomenal - inspiring a confidence downhill i never had - riding to a different level it feels. I am a competent climber according to my friends, usually in front, i climbed quicker with this than my hardtail - with ctd set- If in doubt buy it.

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    I am ordering the same bike soon! I can hardly wait!
    I'm thinking of switching out brakes upon ordering though
    Maguras?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ritchief View Post
    Hi all,
    This is my first post ...
    Hope you don’t mind me asking the below questions on your thread....
    I currently have a 2009 Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon and looking at upgrading (?) changing it the new 2013 Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon 29er....

    My queries are:

    • As Specialized UK are not importing the EVO model, can the standard model be adjusted to a similar geometry to the EVO, ie slacker head angle etc – if so how,
    o And secondly is it worthwhile doing so?
    • What are the key riding differences between the 26” and 29” models,
    • Are the Custom Formulae T1 breaks any good, (my current steed has Avid Elixir)
    • Are the Roval Control Trails any good for a heavier rider (230lb), or are the Stan Hopes Flow a better choice?

    Thank you in advance...
    I guess this helps some: Lee Likes Bikes

    You can't convert the links to EVO but it seems like 140mm fork is OK? (EDIT: actually, I am not sure about the conversion...it might be possible)

    Lots of info on the link about the benefits of big wheels...

    Waiting my FSR Evo 29er to arrive! It is taking too much time and just got to ride a loaner bike from the shop owner, the older Stumpy FSR 29er (w/110mm of travel)...that one is kind of train, too large frame for me (xl) and looooong chain stays but I am still pretty stoked about the magic carpet ride wagon wheels and full suspension gives! Can't wait to ride the right size frame (L) and the more modern geometry of EVO version.
    Last edited by JJN; 11-17-2012 at 06:45 AM.

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    After a couple of months I can confirm what a fantastic bike this is. I have only changed the front tyre to maxxis ardent - big difference in grip. Breaks are fine as standard I find. Just takes a few weeks to get used to the longer wheelbase on tight switchbacks, you can't turn sharply and lean into it like with a 26er if moving slow over rough ground. I find I don't fight it, I make up for the speed gain on the rest of the route. Have fun with your new one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpupthing View Post
    After a couple of months I can confirm what a fantastic bike this is. I have only changed the front tyre to maxxis ardent - big difference in grip. Breaks are fine as standard I find. Just takes a few weeks to get used to the longer wheelbase on tight switchbacks, you can't turn sharply and lean into it like with a 26er if moving slow over rough ground. I find I don't fight it, I make up for the speed gain on the rest of the route. Have fun with your new one!
    Do you have the comp? Or a different model? Ive heard some negative stuff about the avid elixirs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tech420 View Post
    Why did they downgrade the brakes for 2013? The 12's have Elixir 7's
    Doesn't matter they're still are noisy as hell. Just replace them with XT and be done.
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    Stump jumper comp carbon 29er fsr

    Tyrich88, have had no problems with the avid elixirs (5 sl), no noise whatsoever so far. I weigh 213lbs and descended some tricky downhill at speed and these have done the job fine. On the L and XL, you get the bigger 200mm rotor, so maybe this helps? What's the issue you have heard?

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    This is my ride. I'm considering to include a dropper post, is it better?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpupthing View Post
    Tyrich88, have had no problems with the avid elixirs (5 sl), no noise whatsoever so far. I weigh 213lbs and descended some tricky downhill at speed and these have done the job fine. On the L and XL, you get the bigger 200mm rotor, so maybe this helps? What's the issue you have heard?
    You hit the lotto then. It's been an issue for a while, tons of complaints about them
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpupthing View Post
    Tyrich88, have had no problems with the avid elixirs (5 sl), no noise whatsoever so far. I weigh 213lbs and descended some tricky downhill at speed and these have done the job fine. On the L and XL, you get the bigger 200mm rotor, so maybe this helps? What's the issue you have heard?
    You did hit the lotto I guess
    I've heard complaint after complaint about avid
    I work at a bike shop and people are always saying how unpredictable they are and how awful avids brakes are. I thinking of buying the comp and putting either shimano or Magura brakes on it right off the bat.
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    Thanks for the warning guys, I will report back any issues if they arise. I did speak t the specialised hq in England and they mentioned some upgrade or change t the brakes had happened but didn't say what.
    Re the seat post, I have the spesh command and its brill - no question the right move for me

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    I just picked up a new 2013 Stumpy FSR Comp.today. I really hope it doesn't have brake noise issues. I had the loud brake noise issue on my 2009 Stumpy HT Comp. Nothing would fix it. I tried all sorts of combinations of rotors and brake pads. I even tried Formula brakes. It had something to do with the frame. If I have the same issue on this bike I will return it.

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    I just rode the black one yesterday on my local trails. This was my first time on a 29er also. One of the guys just bought one. It was a really solid feeling bike. The new fox shocks felt great. The shocks were set on trail mode and it was a flat area mostly i was riding on. The bike was heavier than my Trek Fuel EX8...probably due to the 29" wheels. He also had the command post. The X7 shifters were alittle different to my SLX shifters. His Elixer 5's were silent (my elixer 5's took a few rides to break in). Too bad I did not SPD shoes to clip in to really give it a go.
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    Anyone have a weight of the 2013 stumpjumper 29 FSR comp in a med?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stygz1 View Post
    Anyone have a weight of the 2013 stumpjumper 29 FSR comp in a med?
    Well, today I went to an LBS to see a 2012 Spz Stumpjumper fsr comp 29, and it weighed 13,2 kgs, without pedals in a large size bike.

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    That is about 1 pound more than my Fuel EX8 (depending on the scale error). I saw the frame has a tapered head tube but is the fork steerer also tapered? Some models have a tapered head tube but not the steerer on the fork. I found a dealer not far from me that has a red/black for $2600. He said it was a black friday price but I am sure they would honor the price or get real close to it. I may take a look at it next week.

    I have been poking around looking for a 29er. Not sure if it will be a HT or a FS. Or even if it will be another "trail" bike or a more XC bike. If it is a FS it will most likely replace my Fuel.

    On my list of bikes is Cannondale F29-2, Trek Stache 8, Specialized SJ FSR comp. Kind of a wide range of bikes on the list.
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    My 2013 XL comp carbon 29er is 13.7kg with vault deals and command post.

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