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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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    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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    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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    FSA xc300sl wheels
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    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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    Wow, awesome bikes, can’t stop drooling over them. Not sure if my FSR belongs with such beauties. Currently riding road while waiting for the trails to reopen.

    1999 Stumpjumper FSR XC Pro
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    MRP FSR XC X Rated Shock Link Kit.
    Rock Shox 80mm SID Team with Pop Lock.
    DT Swiss Hugi 240S Wheelset.
    Salle Italia SLR Gel Flow Saddle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teders
    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?
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Sinkoski
    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?
    Thanks a lot, Teders and Mike!

    You're right Mike! I actually built the bike from the frame, and assembled the rest of it themed with the frame's red and white... The frame size is Small.

    Teders, the K24 Formula is my hydro brakes set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saldivo2
    Here is my 09 with a couple upgrades. Avid Elixer's, XTR rd and a 2010 RS Revelation that I just put on.

    Hi,What travel do you run your revelations at?

    Thanks

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    clean classic

    dayten, this rig is super clean given its vintage. Other than the tires I love it. Nice rear link, I had a 2000 rockhopper fsr like this and rode it until this year, with upgrades it was always a blast to ride. I hope my new one lasts as long and is as fun. Do you commute on this or cross race?

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    Quote Originally Posted by norcosam
    Hi,What travel do you run your revelations at?

    Thanks

    I haven't been able to run it yet with all the snow and cold. I was hoping to get out this weekend, it's supposed to warm up. I currently have it dialed down to 120mm, but will prob increase gradually to see how the handling is affected. I can't get over how light this thing is compared to the stock Tora, almost 3 pounds I believe.

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    Have a set of air u-turns on order for mine.I will run mine at 120mm.Brought longer forks so if i upgrade my frame to a 140-150mm frame i still have forks to fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norcosam
    Have a set of air u-turns on order for mine.I will run mine at 120mm.Brought longer forks so if i upgrade my frame to a 140-150mm frame i still have forks to fit.
    I was thinking the same thing, possibly going to a 2010 stumpy the end of next year. We will see how the cash flow is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Sinkoski
    dayten, this rig is super clean given its vintage. Other than the tires I love it. Nice rear link, I had a 2000 rockhopper fsr like this and rode it until this year, with upgrades it was always a blast to ride. I hope my new one lasts as long and is as fun. Do you commute on this or cross race?

    Mike,

    Thanks for the kind words. I try to maintain my bike the best I can. I rebuilt the bike two years ago and the only original part on the bike is the frame, rear shock, seat post, and handle bar. Everything else has been replaced. I am thinking of getting a new ride at the end of summer and passing this on to my co-worker's 11 year old son (the next generation of mountain bikers). What did you replaced your Stumpy with?

    I do not commute with it yet. I am thinking of commuting twice a week with it, but that is when the weather gets better. I do not do any races at all, I just ride on the weekends with a group from work. Right now we are riding road stuff so I changed my tires to some semi slicks. When they re-open the trails, I'll have trail tires back on her.

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    old fsr

    Dayten, that is cool indeed to give that rig to someone who could use it. I replaced mine with a 2009 FSR XC pro frame that specialized warranteed to me, I posted a pic about 3/4 way through this thread. I had to buy about everything new as the old fsr parts could not be reused due to fittment/ size issues. I have many things that would work on yours, including a Manitou swinger 3way air shock with a adjustable platform and rebound that I used for 2 seasons. My old frame cracked so I didn't have a choice on the replacement and like many others cannot afford whatever bike I see, but If you can swing it, a 2010 stumpjumper is just dead sexy and @140mm travel twice the original travel of yours

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    Mike, nice ride. An FSR is one of four bikes that is on my short list. I will have a small budget to work from, so I will be limited on the bikes that I can choose. I would have liked to build a bike and buy the components that I want, but it will be more cost effective to purchase a complete bike. I like the fact that Specialized has a great warranty on there bikes.

    Yeah I have components that I still havenít installed on the bike. I do have the disc brake adapter kit for the rear triangle, but my ridding buddy gave me a free DT Swiss rim brake wheelset so I abandoned my plans on getting a disc wheelset.

    I canít wait to demo a 2010 model once the trails open up again.

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    Is it possible to install an AFR brain shock from a stumpjumper onto one of these XC's?

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    On a newer model XC that is

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    For those of you on a tight budget and are using the Tora 302 SL, I recommend the Motion Control Upgrade. It's made a major difference on my fork....

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    ive got a stock 09 fsr xc pro and will have pics up soon (its that wood color people seem to like) what psi should i run my fork and rear shock at? something like 50% of your body weight up front and 70% in back sounds familiar but not sure. i do ride fast so i'd imagine i would want to go a little stiffer

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedtrash
    ive got a stock 09 fsr xc pro and will have pics up soon (its that wood color people seem to like) what psi should i run my fork and rear shock at? something like 50% of your body weight up front and 70% in back sounds familiar but not sure. i do ride fast so i'd imagine i would want to go a little stiffer
    That actually depends on your weight. There's a chart in your owner's manual, and/or the Specialized website, and/or a chart on the back side of your forks (well mine does anyways).

    For me, i'm 190 lbs and i run my psi's at:
    Front = 120 psi (63% of my bodyweight)
    Rear = 150 psi (79% of my bodyweight)

    Your sanity check is your sag. Once you've topped up the air in your shocks, ensure the ring is at the top of the shock, sit on your bike as though you were about to ride it i.e. make sure all your weight is on the bike, then get off the bike and measure the distance the ring has travelled. It should be somewhere around 20% of the way down. If that's roughly where you're at, then you've prolly got the right amount of air in the shock. This works better for the rear shock rather than the front. Also, keep an eye on the ring when you've completed your rides and see how much of the shock's travel you're actually blasting through. If the ring is consatnly at the bottom of the shaft (pardon the poor vocab) then you may need to increase air pressure. I generally watch this closely as i tend to put my weight into the bike as i ride.

    If you ride faster, you'll also want to set the rebound (if applicable) on the faster side as well. Generally, slow, steep rides require slower rebound and fast, rolling rides require faster rebound.

    Like a blind man at an orgy, you'll have to feel things out

    Hope this helps
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    can you install a stumpjumper afr shock into one of these late model FSR XCs?

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    2010 FSRxc Comp

    Get one and have fun!
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    Here is my 2010 FSR XC Comp from a recent ride.

    Does anyone know why some FSR's have a gap between the head tube and downtube but some don't?


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    Quote Originally Posted by saldivo2
    I haven't been able to run it yet with all the snow and cold. I was hoping to get out this weekend, it's supposed to warm up. I currently have it dialed down to 120mm, but will prob increase gradually to see how the handling is affected. I can't get over how light this thing is compared to the stock Tora, almost 3 pounds I believe.
    Cool, I'm planning on fitting my Revelations too so would be interested in your findings. They are very light - was one of the main reasons I got my revelations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asta
    Here is my 2010 FSR XC Comp from a recent ride.

    Does anyone know why some FSR's have a gap between the head tube and downtube but some don't?

    It's based on the frame size. The gaps increase as the sizes increase:
    Small = no gap, tubes look blended together
    Medium = no gap and tubes look layered
    Large = small gap
    XLarge = larger gap

    You ride a medium size?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2_WD
    It's based on the frame size. The gaps increase as the sizes increase:
    Small = no gap, tubes look blended together
    Medium = no gap and tubes look layered
    Large = small gap
    XLarge = larger gap

    You ride a medium size?
    Ah, cheers for that. I was quite confused.

    Yeah - mines a medium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asta
    Ah, cheers for that. I was quite confused.

    Yeah - mines a medium.
    I like the colour btw...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2_WD
    I like the colour btw...
    cheers, the graphite colour is pretty smart.

    Your red and white combo looks pretty smart too. I'd have gone for the white if I had a choice but it was only the Pro that was in white.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 00sable
    Mine with new Kendas
    what size did you get? Nevegals?

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    I went with 2.1 to keep the weight down but in hind sight I wish I would have gotten 2.35. Does great with the 2.1 but after seeing the Captain 2.2 on the front for months the 2.1 Nevegals look small. But it sure bites better now in the turns. I feel like I can really lean into them now with out worrying about washing out. What size Panaracers did you go with? Ijust noticed the rear on yours was 2.1 but can't see the front.
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    tire size

    Do you guys think that a 2.25 tire is worth the weight over the same kind of 2.1 in terms of traction? I'm about to get some new skins and haven't ever run anything over a 2.1.

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    Running 2.35 ignitors on mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 00sable
    I went with 2.1 to keep the weight down but in hind sight I wish I would have gotten 2.35. Does great with the 2.1 but after seeing the Captain 2.2 on the front for months the 2.1 Nevegals look small. But it sure bites better now in the turns. I feel like I can really lean into them now with out worrying about washing out. What size Panaracers did you go with? Ijust noticed the rear on yours was 2.1 but can't see the front.


    2.1 on both. I believe that is the largest size available in FIRE XC's. A friend has the 2.1 Nevegals and they're at least a 1/4" wider. The FIRE XC have worked well but I want to go with a bigger volume tire.

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    Im going to ask for the 4th time... Will a stumpy AFR shock fit my 09 FSR XC????

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    afr shock

    99mikegt, I looked at specialized web archives and saw the 09 stumpys w/afr and brain attached, It appears that the actual afr shock body will bolt right up but the brain(remote platform vave) has a lug on the chain stay that is not present on a fsrxc. If you have a afr shock and brain, I think something could be fabed up real cheap to mount the brain(think adel clamp)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bgfthntr
    2.1 on both. I believe that is the largest size available in FIRE XC's. A friend has the 2.1 Nevegals and they're at least a 1/4" wider. The FIRE XC have worked well but I want to go with a bigger volume tire.
    Seriously considering a 2.35 for the front soon. I'll let you know If I feel a big difference. Your Panaracers look as wide as Kenda 2.1 In the pics.
    Disclaimer: Always get a second opinion cause I'm just guessing

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    Here are my FSRxc, i recently put a Fox
    RP2 7.5x2 (ebay) and the change was
    HUGE it comes with a Xfusion shock from
    factory and it performs like a pogo stick....
    but with the Fox RP2 its like a whole new bike!

    Here the pics... sorry for the pics... iphone pics





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    Fsr Xc

    Toasty, I was wondering about the Fox RP2, the X-Fusion came as a 7.5 x 1.75. Since the Fox is a 7.5 x 2, did it mount easily. I know its only a 1/4" difference. I just bought an 09 and was looking into changing the rear shock but wasn't sure what would fit.

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    The shock fits perfectly and the bike performs like a whole new one... i found it on ebay in less than $175 shipped. You just only need to change the shock bushings my LBS do a wonderful job on it.

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    Toasty hows that Talas working on it. Nice Bike I just wish I had the money to upgrade right NOW! Your right on about the X-Fusion it just doesn't like small bumps at all. I felt like I was going over the bars at any moment. Does OK on the big hits or out of the saddle.
    Disclaimer: Always get a second opinion cause I'm just guessing

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    Fsr Xc 2009

    FSR XC 2009
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    Hey toasty, what travel are you running in your bike? Your travel seems larger than mine, is just the picture or are you running more than 120mm Fork Travel?
    Thanks!!!
    Good Luck!!!

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    Nicoswit, Excellent picture, very nice contrast and lighting against the backdrop. How do you like that Reba?

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    Been having problems with my fsrxc.Paint is flaking off and i blew the Reba forks last weekend.
    Specialized are replacing the frame and rockshox are sorting the forks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Sinkoski
    Nicoswit, Excellent picture, very nice contrast and lighting against the backdrop. How do you like that Reba?
    Thanks Mike!
    The Reba feels really good, I can't imagine it better, but as I just posted on another thread I think I am not getting full 120mm travel on it, it bottoms out when theres still a remaining 2cm on the tubes, don't know if this is normal?
    This is my first real bike and suspension though, so I have no other comparison.
    Good Luck!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicoswit
    Thanks Mike!
    The Reba feels really good, I can't imagine it better, but as I just posted on another thread I think I am not getting full 120mm travel on it, it bottoms out when theres still a remaining 2cm on the tubes, don't know if this is normal?
    This is my first real bike and suspension though, so I have no other comparison.
    Good Luck!!!

    Release the air from the forks and load the forks to make sure they can get full travel.I had a set of revelations that were overfull with oil and this stopped me from getting the last 27mm of travel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicoswit
    Thanks Mike!
    The Reba feels really good, I can't imagine it better, but as I just posted on another thread I think I am not getting full 120mm travel on it, it bottoms out when theres still a remaining 2cm on the tubes, don't know if this is normal?
    This is my first real bike and suspension though, so I have no other comparison.
    Good Luck!!!
    if you release all the air you can see how far they should compress

    bikes looks fab!

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    Sam, you gotta be kidding me. That white was real slick looking-thats a shame. When I got my 09 pro frame from a warranty they couldn't guarranty a color-I recieved dark blue which I've never seen anyone else with. Good luck getting that mess sorted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Sinkoski
    Sam, you gotta be kidding me. That white was real slick looking-thats a shame. When I got my 09 pro frame from a warranty they couldn't guarranty a color-I recieved dark blue which I've never seen anyone else with. Good luck getting that mess sorted.

    Replacement frame should be here end of this week/beginning of next.
    Hopefully it will be the same colour.

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    Its not he same colour.It will be blue and white.
    I cannot find any pictures of a blue and white 2010 fsrxc.
    The picture they have sent me looks like Mike Sinkoski frame

    Fork is on the way back from repair.Appears to be a leaking seal between the 2 chambers.

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    norcosam, I as figuring that you would recieve a diffrent colored frame, In all honesty, my frame looks much better in person than the photo shows- not sure how you will dress it out but a white wheelset like CRASH 4 has would be pimp on the blue, good luck

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    I dont think the blue is available in the UK.
    They said its a 2010 frame but in blue and white.
    I will probably sell this frame .

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    hey norcosam, did you have to rebuild your bike with the original parts or did you send back the frame and forks only?

    just curious as i've changed several parts too.

    2009 Revelations
    XT shifters and Rear mech
    Hope and Mavic Wheels
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    Asta-I have replaced everything on the bike except forks(changed lowers to 20mm) frame and brakes and front mech
    I have stripped the bike as i have all the tools.My new frame will be here next week,I am unsure if i will rebuild the frame or sell it as new.

    I have set of revelations on order should be here in a few weeks.Team u-turn airs.
    I am running all XO shifters and mech.
    Thomson masterpiece seatpost and sdg bel-air saddle
    Mavic sx wheels
    Thomson stem.
    Truvativ noir carbon bars.
    Odi grips.
    Chris king headset
    Xo cassette and chain
    Xtr cranks

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    2007 FSRxc Comp - This was taken in July 2007




    Since then I've upgraded

    Shock : From X-Fusion 02 RC to Fox RP2
    Shifters : From Shimano Deore to SRAM X9
    Rear Derailleur : From Shimano XT to SRAM X9
    Cassette : From Shimano Deore 34-11 to Shimano SLX 28-11
    Wheels : From Mavic X117 Disc to Mavic Cross Rides
    Handle bar : Easton EA70
    Grips : Changed to ODI Rogue Lock-ons and now Lizard Skins Peaty Lock on grips
    Pedals : From Shimano 505's to Crank Brother Egg Beaters
    Tyres : Continental Race King Super Sonics

    I've mostly been riding my Enduro SL the last couple of years but have dusted this off and plan to enter a couple of XC races this year.

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