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    My New 2013 Stumpjumper FSR 29er

    I thought I would post some pics and first impressions of my 2013 Sumpy FSR Comp 29. I was expecting to get a closeout 2012, but Cognition Bikes in Mountain View had a killer deal on a 2013 Stumpy FSR 29er Comp, so I was happy to take the last size large off of their hands. This is my first Specialized MTB. The bike is completely stock except for the the Command Post.

    I've only done one 20 mile ride on it so far where I was making adjustments along the way. First impressions are that I LOVE the Command Post, the suspension is still getting dialed in, but the CTD settings are much easier than previous damper adjustments IMO. AUTOSAG on the shock makes setup wonderfully simple. The CTD switch on the rear shock has a bit of play in it, so I may take it back to the shop to see if they can do something about that or if it is the same on other new shocks.

    The bike feels solid, rides beautifully, and climbs perfectly on these familiar trails. According to Cyclemeter, I rode the 20 mile route faster on the Stumpy FSR faster than on my Air 9 HT, but that could have been the rest I got when making adjustments and the new bike adrenaline.

    The Elixir 5 brakes are making some warbling sounds, but I suspect that the pads need to be broken in more than anything. I also learned that the Command Post seat mount needs to be very tight, otherwise big hits may cause the seat to swing nose up.
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    i just ordered the same bike. it should be here a couple weeks. im really excited to ride this thing. i am coming of a carbon stumpy expert 29er. what do you think of the wheelset? does rear hub have decent quick engagement? are the solid of do they fell spaghetti? I was considering the evo or carbon version also but opted for the comp so i can use extra cash on what upgrades will suit me better.

    super nice bike and the best color combo also imo. i dont care for all the flat paint bikes. pics of this bike dont do it justice its way nicer looking in person.
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    The wheelset is not bad. I am coming off a bike with hubs that I loved, Hope Pro IIs, but the stock wheelset is certainly nothing I would complain about.

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    Congratulations,it's a beast !!

    Can you tell us the size ?

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    Sweet ride dude!

    Looking forward to further reports after a few more miles. I hope your brake noise goes away, mine never did.
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    Size large.

    I'll be pretty pissed off if brake noise doesn't go away. I'll give it 100 miles before I worry about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrewMaster View Post
    I'll be pretty pissed off if brake noise doesn't go away. I'll give it 100 miles before I worry about it.
    The Elixir 7s on my 2012 took at least 50-75 mile to stop being noisy. Mine made some pretty awesome turkey calls lol. I've yet to use a set of Avid brakes that were silent.

    Anyway, that thing looks sick. Good looking color scheme!

    I also became faster (and can ride longer) when I made the switch from my HT 29er to the stumpy. It feels like cheating.

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    I'm sure this is just an optical illusion, but is your fork shorter than 130mm??

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    The turkey calls are annoying but will hopefully go away.

    Yes its a 130 mm fork.

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    Very nice bike, BrewMaster. I'm picking mine up later this afternoon. Can't wait to get it on the trails tomorrow. I ordered the Matte Black/Charcoal color scheme. Once I get 10 posts, I will share a photo with you.
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    Nice bike man! My buddy has a 2013 Stumpy 9er also with same color scheme.

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    Here's mine...

    I've had it about a month... 2013 size XL, what a blast!
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    Anybody ridden both the 2012 and 2013 comp? How would you rate the suspension improvement?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spec10 View Post
    Anybody ridden both the 2012 and 2013 comp? How would you rate the suspension improvement?
    I have a 2012 I have been riding since December. I changed the wheel set to Stans Crest. I have been working non-stop on vibration issues with the rear brake that seem to come and go.

    The stock 130mm fork on this bike is actually a 140mm fork with a spacer. I found that I could not get "over-the-bar" far enough on climbs and felt like I was leaning back too much due to what I felt was too much slacker rake on the stock fork so I replaced the 130mm fork with a 120mm lowering the front end almost 2" to find the bike climbs much better with the lower front end. With the FOX 32 120 w/ FIT I have not noticed a decrease in front suspension performance.

    It seems to me that Big S is slowly converting the Stumpjumper to a "trail" bike with the Camber as their XC bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrewMaster View Post
    The CTD switch on the rear shock has a bit of play in it, so I may take it back to the shop to see if they can do something about that or if it is the same on other new shocks.

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    This is normal.

    Congrats on your new ride. Do they still come with the 142+ HiLo rear hub?

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    whats the weight on the completes?

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    Brewmaster,

    Sweet bike. I have basically the same bike on order and they tell me Red wont be available until late Sept/Oct so I am stuck with black on black. Would love to hear about the brakes, Elixir 5s right?
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    Great looking bikes!! Wish they held up to 280#

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    Nice! I'm looking into getting the same as yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toyotatacomaTRD View Post
    This is normal.

    Congrats on your new ride. Do they still come with the 142+ HiLo rear hub?
    Apparently its not normal. The switch on the shock got to a point where it no longer stopped at the "Climb" setting. It got to the point where could turn the lever 360 degrees to go around to the "Descend" setting. Bike is back at the shop while shock is sent back to Fox to fix it.

    Yes, 142+ HiLo rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowskilz View Post
    whats the weight on the completes?
    No idea on weight. I've got plenty of extra weight in my pack and on my fat ass, so the bike weight is the least of my concerns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Durango65 View Post
    Brewmaster,

    Sweet bike. I have basically the same bike on order and they tell me Red wont be available until late Sept/Oct so I am stuck with black on black. Would love to hear about the brakes, Elixir 5s right?
    Brakes are Elixir 5s. They stop great but they sound like crap so far. I have over 50 miles on the bike so far, and the brakes have not quieted down. We'll see...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrewMaster View Post
    Apparently its not normal. The switch on the shock got to a point where it no longer stopped at the "Climb" setting. It got to the point where could turn the lever 360 degrees to go around to the "Descend" setting. Bike is back at the shop while shock is sent back to Fox to fix it.

    Yes, 142+ HiLo rear.
    Sorry, i must have misunderstood how yours was acting. Mine has had play since day one and I thought that is what you were referencing. Not fun to already have your shock out of commission.

    Weird Spec is still outfitting these bikes with a hub that has such a high failure rate. Mine only made it 200 miles before I spun the guts out of it. Luckily it was upgraded under warranty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrewMaster View Post
    Brakes are Elixir 5s. They stop great but they sound like crap so far. I have over 50 miles on the bike so far, and the brakes have not quieted down. We'll see...
    Why did they downgrade the brakes for 2013? The 12's have Elixir 7's

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    Quote Originally Posted by toyotatacomaTRD View Post
    Weird Spec is still outfitting these bikes with a hub that has such a high failure rate. Mine only made it 200 miles before I spun the guts out of it. Luckily it was upgraded under warranty.
    I'm not sure they are. A lot of spec sheets I've seen say "New Specialized Disc, 4x sealed cartridge bearing" or "New Specialized Hi-Lo Disc, 4x sealed cartridge bearing"... so maybe they did rework the rear hubs a bit?

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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...
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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.
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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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    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:

    Fun Works N-Light Evo NoTubes ZTR Crest 29er Sapim CX-Ray disc 1450g Laufradsatz - Action Sports-Bike Onlineshop

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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.

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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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    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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