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    Post your FSR XC's

    Just about to get one and would like to see others.
    Including weight and any modifications that you have done.

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    Smile 2009 Fsr Xc Expert

    Here is my 2009 FSR XC EXPERT size large
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    2009 XC FSR Expert
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    2010 FSRXC Pro
    Fitted my mavic sx wheelset.(had to change fork lowers)
    Thomson seatpost and sdg bel-air saddle.
    Thinking about X0 shifters and mech.Not liking the shimano its not positive enough.
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    2009 FSR XC Comp
    Upgrades:
    Hope Skewers, seat post release and bar plugs
    old school Ringle' bottle cage
    ODI / Yeti grips
    Metallic Pads
    Blue spacers (steerer tube)
    WTB Pure V saddle
    XT RD
    Panaracer Fire XC Pro 127tpi tires
    FSA DH 38T big ring (seen in below picture)
    30.1 lbs
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    i like the way you transport your bike so it's locked. everything looks like a great setup
    2009 XC FSR Expert
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    Quote Originally Posted by ijason
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    i like the way you transport your bike so it's locked. everything looks like a great setup
    Thanks,

    It's a cool design I found online but seems to be unavailable anymore. It's made from PVC and can hold three bikes. It is held into the bed with ratcheting tie down, the bike is held in by the front tire and the left pedal up under the lip of the bed. Then I take a bungee cord and pull the right pedal forward to lock it in. $35 bucks to build.

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    09 Stock XC Comp 32 lbs.
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    08 comp
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    2006 FSR XC Pro
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    Quote Originally Posted by bgfthntr
    2009 FSR XC Comp
    Upgrades:
    Hope Skewers, seat post release and bar plugs
    old school Ringle' bottle cage
    ODI / Yeti grips
    Metallic Pads
    Blue spacers (steerer tube)
    WTB Pure V saddle
    XT RD
    Panaracer Fire XC Pro 127tpi tires
    FSA DH 38T big ring (seen in below picture)
    30.1 lbs

    Very nice.Like the transport rack

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    bluefsr, what fork is that?

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    bgfthntr
    Upgrade List (major):
    Fox Talas
    Fox RP23
    Shimano XT Drivetrain
    Hope Pro II/Mavic 819

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluefsr
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    Upgrade List (major):
    Fox Talas
    Fox RP23
    Shimano XT Drivetrain
    Hope Pro II/Mavic 819


    What size shock does your fsr use? Mine has 7.5 x 1.75 and is not available as a RP23.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bgfthntr
    What size shock does your fsr use? Mine has 7.5 x 1.75 and is not available as a RP23.

    Also curious, I have a 2007 (same model as bluefsr) which I believe is 7.5x1.6 and no one makes a shock available in that size. Did you have it made one-off?
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    From what i have been told Push will do you an RP23 and they can reduce the travel for you.

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    The 2006 model was the last year with stock shock size (6.5x1.5). The Triad wasn't bad; I had the same issues as everyone else. But The RP23 is just so much better at controlling the travel.

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    Few changes to mine.X0 shifters and mech and a mango chris king headset.
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    Quote Originally Posted by norcosam
    Few changes to mine.X0 shifters and mech and a mango chris king headset.

    Sweet ride!

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    does anyone have a suggestion of which fox fork would work best with a 2010 fsr xc?

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    The reba's on mine are excellent.They are dual airs and are infinitely adjustable via the dual air system.
    Reba's are also available in Qr and 20mm so you wouldnt need a new wheelset.
    I had a set of fox's on my flux and i didnt like them could never get them plush and to take reasonable size hits with the same pressure,i could never find a happy pressure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norcosam
    The reba's on mine are excellent.They are dual airs and are infinitely adjustable via the dual air system.
    Reba's are also available in Qr and 20mm so you wouldnt need a new wheelset.
    I had a set of fox's on my flux and i didnt like them could never get them plush and to take reasonable size hits with the same pressure,i could never find a happy pressure.


    I'm currently looking into Manitou Minute.... a friend has one and it's sweet and plush

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    <a href="http://s953.photobucket.com/albums/ae15/LS2379/?action=view&current=IMG_0683.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae15/LS2379/IMG_0683.jpg" border="0" alt="Specialized FSR XC Pro"></a>

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    Tell us something about your FSR XC. Is that wood color? I saw one like it last year at LBS, it had XC Test Bike written on it and it had a wood grain paint job. NEAT!!

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    It was an XC Test Bike, unridden before I came in the door of the LBS. It was the only FSR in stock so I left with it. It's the FSR XC Pro, I took the test bike sticker off. Now has a Thompson seatpost and I have replaced the saddle since this picture with a WTB Shadow V.

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    Would have gotten the test bike at my LBS but it was a large. I like things that are unique. That bike will sure draw attention.

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    Nice ride! I picked up the same test bike at a LBS in Fort Collins, CO, unridden as far as I could tell. The woodgrain never fails to get a comment on the trail, plus it looks sweet when muddy!

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    I'm liken that brown paint scheme....

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    It does get alot of attention on the trail.

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    2009 FSR XCpro

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    FSA xc300sl wheels
    FSA v-drive exo crankset
    sram x-9 group
    raceface post,bars,stem
    manitou minute absolute 120mm

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    Mine with new Kendas
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    First post to the forum....

    ....Old school.
    1999 S-Works M4 FSRxc. Bought it in 2002 in like new condition for $800. Put about another $1000 into it (carbon this and that, thomson this and that, avid this and that, marzocchi Z1 Bomber, BETD link, Mavic Crossmax UST rims....plus lots of stuff I forget). Had visions of riding the heck of it back then but....Athsma decided to call on me (that and 30+ years of smoking). It's been sitting in a unheated garage for about 5 years. I recently quit smoking and curiously....the asthma symptoms are going away Part it out or bring it back to life is my question?


    PS....Sorry if this was the wrong thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Sinkoski
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    Blue size large
    FSA xc300sl wheels
    FSA v-drive exo crankset
    sram x-9 group
    raceface post,bars,stem
    manitou minute absolute 120mm
    How's that Manitou working out?

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    manitou minute

    so far so good, it seems real smooth but to be honest I have yet to really get any serious miles on it so time will tell, I hope I don't get the dreaded "clicking" in the platform damper. but if it breaks in and gets any smoother I will definately be stoked. Are you gonna get one? I think its a good match with the fsr rear sus. By the way your rig is durty..I was hoping to get a black frame as mine was a warranty replacement, and didn't have a choice. nice truck rack too
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    fsr

    Tom, congrats on quiting smoking and your improving health! Man, I can't believe you had a BETD link and it sat for 5 years...I always wanted one on my 2001 Rockhopper a1 FSR XC. Keep your rig, it is a excellent xc bike and will get you back into mountain biking without spending a couple grand.

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    Thanks for the kind words. Yup, I think I'll keep her Now I gotta dig out the wifes bike and spruce it up also (it's been keeping my FSRxc company in the garage). I know this is a Specialized thread so please forgive me

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    that is one to never get rid of

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainier_Tom
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    Thanks for the kind words. Yup, I think I'll keep her Now I gotta dig out the wifes bike and spruce it up also (it's been keeping my FSRxc company in the garage). I know this is a Specialized thread so please forgive me
    I agree. Have less than $1000 invested in the wifes bike. A Primo Y-22. It's a keeper also. Time for her (wife) and I to get back into shape

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Sinkoski
    so far so good, it seems real smooth but to be honest I have yet to really get any serious miles on it so time will tell, I hope I don't get the dreaded "clicking" in the platform damper. but if it breaks in and gets any smoother I will definately be stoked. Are you gonna get one? I think its a good match with the fsr rear sus. By the way your rig is durty..I was hoping to get a black frame as mine was a warranty replacement, and didn't have a choice. nice truck rack too

    Been thinking about the Manitou or an X-Fusion.... "Durty"???

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    have to admit that i am not a fan of those frames... the old school ones i mean

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    x-fusion price

    How much can you get a X-fusion fork for? I know that they a relatively new to fork manufacture, but that doesn't mean to rule it out. How do you like the rear shock? It makes sense that it would be a match. Remember a 120mm fork tends to be more flexy and can comprimise your steering stiffness-the manitou tracks very well. "durty" means I likes it alot

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    Quote Originally Posted by teders
    have to admit that i am not a fan of those frames... the old school ones i mean
    No problem I'll soon be 56 years old. I got the jackrabbit out of my system years ago. I tend to take things slow and easy nowadays

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    i still have a y best thing trek ever made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Sinkoski
    How much can you get a X-fusion fork for? I know that they a relatively new to fork manufacture, but that doesn't mean to rule it out. How do you like the rear shock? It makes sense that it would be a match. Remember a 120mm fork tends to be more flexy and can comprimise your steering stiffness-the manitou tracks very well. "durty" means I likes it alot

    ditto on the "durty"

    X-Fusion seems to have a lot to offer based on my research at a reasonable price. Their Velvet and Velour forks look nice and retail no more than $400 US.

    The rear shock is OK. Has some stiction but works well as expected for a lower end model. Their customer service is great and they get back to you quickly. The thing with Spesh is that they spec odd size rear shocks, reducing replacement options.
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    Here is my 09 with a couple upgrades. Avid Elixer's, XTR rd and a 2010 RS Revelation that I just put on.
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    Here's my '09 XC Pro. 26.89 lbs.

    2010 Fox F-Series RL
    XT Groupset
    K24 Formula Hydro/ R1 Floating rotors 160mm
    American Classic Wheelset
    FSA Carbon pro stem and handlebar
    FSA Orbit Xtreme headset
    Fizik Gobi Saddle
    Xpedo Face-off pedals

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    dood thats a siiiick bike. I love the red and white, same as mine. Why did you change out the headset and handlebars? And what is a k24 formula hydro?

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    nice

    Crash, sweet rig. Is it a small size frame? that thing is light! I love the american classics in white, did you add all the upgrades or build from the frame?

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    Here's mine...

    09 XC Expert - stock except for the seat which i replaced with the upgraded model (Pro i think)

    Sorry about the blurry shots - i was hoping they'd turn out better too!!
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    hahah.... 2_WD, i get it. i like that

    Dood cool pics man, im jelous of where ever that is that you took those pics, it looks warm.

    Also, loooove the red and white

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    Quote Originally Posted by teders
    hahah.... 2_WD, i get it. i like that

    Dood cool pics man, im jelous of where ever that is that you took those pics, it looks warm.

    Also, loooove the red and white
    Thanks dude. Those were actually taken in Toronto, Canada (actually Richmond Hill, just north of TO) in the summer. Yeah, it's quite chillier now tho. I envy the southern/western States dudes who get reasnable riding weather year round...so not fair lol

    Funny but I didn't like the red/wht the first time i saw it, and the day i bought, i was actually going in to buy a Giant Trance X3 (blu/slvr). When I saw the XC again, the colour didn't bug me as much, and of course after test riding it, there was no question about which was the better bike IMO. I test rode ~ 8 different bikes, of which at least 3 were specalized and none of the other bikes compared (Giant Trance/Trek Fuel/GT ??/Jamis HT)...FSR ftw!
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