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    Specialized MTB Questions?

    Hey everyone,

    I'm part of the bike development team at Specialized and am here to talk about our mountain bikes and products. Let me know if you have any feedback or questions I can help with.
    Also, if you have wheel questions check out Roval Joe's thread in the Wheel and Tire forum here: Roval questions?

    Thanks!

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    How bout some info on the monarch plus for specialized bikes.

    Stumpy - Monarch Plus?

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    Brain on Camber : why not ?
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    Good question, I could see brain for camber on new release models.

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    S Works crank in a narrower Q for hardtail frames

    Also 650A bikes, forget 650B not enough of a difference.

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    Man this specialized rep has his work cut out for him for our wish list.

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    What did Specialized do to install the OSBB crank on a standard BB? I see the Zipp Vuka BB on there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RS VR6 View Post
    What did Specialized do to install the OSBB crank on a standard BB? I see the Zipp Vuka BB on there.
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    I did the same on an enduro with standard bb. Zipp bb. Works fine. You may have to monkey with the spacers a bit to get the S-works crank right.

    For Specialized Rep:
    1. Probably won't answer this one. But 650B on Stumpjumper/Enduro?

    2. Model overlap. Obviously more choice is more betta', but I find myself conflicted about which bike to ride. There's basically 8 model lines that fall into the realm of "trail/AM" bikes which is what 90% of us ride. Camber, Camber evo, Stumpy, Stumpy 29er, Stumpy evo, Stumpy 29 evo, Enduro, Enduro 29er. Then if you throw in the rumored 650b size in there... Frankly. I'd like to see Specialized focus their R+D into making 4-5 frame lines and work on making those frames as good as possible. Frankly I can't decide if I'm more happy on a Stumpy evo or an enduro.

    3. What do you ride?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stumpynerd View Post
    How bout some info on the monarch plus for specialized bikes.

    Stumpy - Monarch Plus?
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    What you posted in the other thread is what we know at this point. RockShox is still developing that shock for AM purchase. They aren't currently available through our service centers.

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    Was the spindle length on the older cranks longer? What did you have to do besides use the Zipp cups? I think Rotor also has 30mm BSA BB cups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devastazione View Post
    Brain on Camber : why not ?
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    The Camber was developed as a short travel trail bike without the brain in mind. We love hearing rider's feedback about what they want/don't want. Is the brain a feature you would like to have on a Camber?

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    Quote Originally Posted by peabody View Post
    S Works crank in a narrower Q for hardtail frames

    Also 650A bikes, forget 650B not enough of a difference.
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    We don't currently have plans to offer the SW crank with a narrower Q factor. However, the 156 Q XX1 crank does fit on the Stumpy HT if your looking to get the narrowest pedal stance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RS VR6 View Post
    Was the spindle length on the older cranks longer? What did you have to do besides use the Zipp cups? I think Rotor also has 30mm BSA BB cups.
    I seem to remember it would only work with 2011+ year S-Works cranks. The spindle length on the older ones was shorter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RS VR6 View Post
    What did Specialized do to install the OSBB crank on a standard BB? I see the Zipp Vuka BB on there.
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    @RS VR6
    As bhsavery mentioned, the spacers (except for a wavy washer probably) were removed from the spindle to get the extra width. Rotor also makes a BB you could probably do this with.
    I wouldn't recommend trying this with the new SW cranks as the spindle spacers are biased toward the NDS. Removing them would shift the crankarms (and chainline) too far to the driveside of the bike.

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    yes thats what I currently use

    now how about trumping everyone and bring out the proper wheel size 650A ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhsavery View Post
    I did the same on an enduro with standard bb. Zipp bb. Works fine. You may have to monkey with the spacers a bit to get the S-works crank right.

    For Specialized Rep:
    1. Probably won't answer this one. But 650B on Stumpjumper/Enduro?

    2. Model overlap. Obviously more choice is more betta', but I find myself conflicted about which bike to ride. There's basically 8 model lines that fall into the realm of "trail/AM" bikes which is what 90% of us ride. Camber, Camber evo, Stumpy, Stumpy 29er, Stumpy evo, Stumpy 29 evo, Enduro, Enduro 29er. Then if you throw in the rumored 650b size in there... Frankly. I'd like to see Specialized focus their R+D into making 4-5 frame lines and work on making those frames as good as possible. Frankly I can't decide if I'm more happy on a Stumpy evo or an enduro.

    3. What do you ride?
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    Thanks for your thoughts about the diversity of our bike lineup. If you have any specific questions I'll do my best to answer them. Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhsavery View Post
    I seem to remember it would only work with 2011+ year S-Works cranks. The spindle length on the older ones was shorter.
    S-Works carbon cranks on Mojo SL
    Is the 2011 model the only year it will work? How do I know which one to specifically look for? I see the one in the link you sent me. There are several different types of graphics through the years.

    Thanks!

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    Hey Joe,

    So I had this question about my stock headset bearings for my 2012 Camber Carbon. I think I may have answered my own question. Could you please just double check my sleuth work before I go and buy some replacement bearings. Thanks!

    Here's the link:

    2012 Camber headset bearing direct replacement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Specialized_Joe View Post
    @Devastazione
    The Camber was developed as a short travel trail bike without the brain in mind. We love hearing rider's feedback about what they want/don't want. Is the brain a feature you would like to have on a Camber?
    Yes I would love it and I'm not alone. I'm from Italy and on the italian mtb-forum.it the "I'd love the Brain on the Camber" pops out every 5/6 pages on the official Camber thread.
    I'm on the prowl for a 120ish mm 29er light trail bike as I'm about to let go my Stumpy FSR 29 and I'm currenlty looking at Trek's Fuel EX 29 (curious about the DRCV thingy altough I know it's a high bobbing machine ). If the Camber had the Brain I wouldn't even consider the Fuel EX.
    Maybe you guys should consider it on Sworks and Expert level at first and let the Comp/EVO still be a more simple machine without it.

    Just for a marketing reference : I'm 40 years old not getting any younger () stuck with the 29 wheel safety and the "like when I was 13" speed feeling and need to keep my hands on the bar all the time...because I'm not a crazy kid anymore and I know my limits. Self employed,I usually buy Expert/Elite bikes of yours and upgrade parts. I buy a new bike every year.
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    Specialized Joe,

    Thanks for coming. Love my Enduro, I've owned nothing but Specialized throughout my mountain biking life.

    1. 27.5 Enduro? If so, will be my next bike (in 4-5 years).
    2. Why do you show parts for sale on your website, that are never in stock (derailleur hangers) but the dealer always has at a higher price?
    3. Why don't you offer your base level wheels for sale on your website. I have a '13 Enduro Comp and do not see the wheels I have on my bike for sale, only the much higher end wheels.
    4. My wheels on my Enduro are holding up well (1500 miles). They all say 2bliss ready. What do I need to run tubeless? Just some sort of sealant? Do I need tape also? I can't find a clear answer from anyone. My Dealer is not knowledgeable regarding this. I was given the valve stems when I bought the bike. Is that it?

    My dealer is over an hour away so getting there for some of these parts can be a pain. I would like the option to purchase components from your website instead of going to the dealer for everything. I understand not selling complete bikes, but individual components should be available.

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    Great stuff. I've been following the Roval wheel thread for a while.

    I have a question regarding sizing. I'm thinking about getting an S-Works SJ WC HT for the 2014 race season.

    I am wondering if there are any revised sizing recommendations for the 2014 SJ HT, since they got a lot longer (reach has increased by quite a lot!). My problem is that I am 180 cm tall (86 cm inseam), and I have a feel that I fall right between the two sizes. I currently ride a Cannondale F29 with a reach of 426 mm (it's a large). I don't know which size to get. I should probably add that I am riding in the elite category.

    I will be able to demo a size M 2014 SJ WC HT later this month, but I'd like to do some research by my own first.

    I notice Christoph Sauser was riding a large SJ WC HT in the last Leadville 100. 90 mm stem, and seat post with no setback. He's about the same height as I am.

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    I drive enduro S-Works 2014. Twenty-six. And I hope to change it in a couple of years for the same new. It does not matter, it's a wish: to continue to produce 26" S-Works.

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    Similar to a few others, will we see a shortened rear end on the new Stumpy FSR 29 line up similar to the Enduro or will that longer stay remain an inherent characteristic of the Stumpy line up?

    In addition, I don't understand why I can get an Enduro Comp 29 with a Pike at $3400 but a Stumpy FSR Evo wont come with one until I dish out over $6K. I want a pike on the Evo Comp.

    Lastly, for crying out loud, can you guys partner with a decent brake company. Every thread on this entire site speaks clearly that if you buy a ANY bike from the Specialized line up you need to be ready to drop proper (XT ish) brakes on the bike. At the $3K level, that's a lot of xtra cash.

    The lack of these specifics in your line up has me considering jumping ship this spring. Any info or consideration is much appreciated.
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    Ditto that on brakes. I swap out my brakes with hopes on every stumpjumper I ever owned. Stock brakes were horrible.

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    I would love to ride a Carbon bike one day, but that day won't come for several years yet. So my question/comment is about the new technology the road department has come up with: SMARTweld.

    1. (Allez) If SMARTweld really is that much stiffer/stronger/lighter why was it only used at the headtube? Why not also at the BB?

    2. (Epic/Camber/Stumpjumper HT) SMARTweld is in at least its second MY, if it really is that much stiffer/stronger/lighter, why was it not implemented in the 14MY M5 MTB lineup?

    I love my epic, but it was hard to give up over 4 lbs over my old 26 HT. If SMARTweld could drop 1/2lb off the frameset why not use it?

    Thanks for taking the time to talk to the masses.

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    Hi i live in Sweden and i have the 2013 carbon expert Epic and i wonder as snow ice wind and in spring wet conditions are a fact.
    how often do i need to clean and grease the pivots on the epic? i havenīt ridden more than perhaps 120km or so on it.
    So do i need to consider that to clean the pivots and re-grease them now before the real season starts or say next autumn or so?

    oh and also i love the bike best MTB i have ever owned and will probably have it until i canīt ride the woods anymore

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    Quote Originally Posted by Specialized_Joe View Post
    @Devastazione
    The Camber was developed as a short travel trail bike without the brain in mind. We love hearing rider's feedback about what they want/don't want. Is the brain a feature you would like to have on a Camber?
    Yes, I'd be a buyer for sure.
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    I have/had 2 29er Cambers.
    Would not like a Brain on a Camber (only the one in my skull).
    Would buy an Epic if it had a no brain version.
    Would buy a 120 - 130mm travel 27.5/650b Camber.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazukea View Post
    Hey Joe,

    So I had this question about my stock headset bearings for my 2012 Camber Carbon. I think I may have answered my own question. Could you please just double check my sleuth work before I go and buy some replacement bearings. Thanks!

    Here's the link:

    2012 Camber headset bearing direct replacement.
    @Mazukea
    I think those bearings you linked to are incorrect. We use Campagnolo compatible 45x45 bearings in that headset, the ones you linked to are 36x45 bearings.

    The owners manual for your bike does have some info about the headset and installation, it says this:
    Specialized Camber carbon frames use a 1 1/8” (41.8mm x 8mm x 45°) Campagnolo
    Standard compatible top and 1.5” (52mm x 7mm x 45°) bottom bearing. Ensure that
    replacement bearings are compatible with the Specialized headset specification. No tools
    are needed for installation or removal of both bearings. Grease bearing surfaces before
    installation.

    The full manual is posted online if you need to refer to anything else: http://service.specialized.com/colla...FSR-Manual.pdf

    Feel free to PM me if you need anything else!

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    I think that all bikes with a one by setup should have the option of having a smaller chainring other than a 32T - CAMBER EXPERT CARBON EVO 29 for example. It is the only reason why I'm doubting to buy it. The trails I usually ride have very steep climbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by senseye1977 View Post
    I think that all bikes with a one by setup should have the option of having a smaller chainring other than a 32T - CAMBER EXPERT CARBON EVO 29 for example. It is the only reason why I'm doubting to buy it. The trails I usually ride have very steep climbs.
    XX1 can use a 28 tooth and X01 can use a 30 tooth. If you want to go smaller, look at Raceface which I think can do a 26 tooth and is compatible with the 1 by setup.
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    I just want to be able to buy dangler parts easily. Thanks Joe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikewadley View Post
    XX1 can use a 28 tooth and X01 can use a 30 tooth. If you want to go smaller, look at Raceface which I think can do a 26 tooth and is compatible with the 1 by setup.
    Yeah, but that would mean swapping out the stock cranks aside from the chainring. The bike the camber carbon evo i mentioned has SRAM carbon S-2200 cranks

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    Quote Originally Posted by RS VR6 View Post
    Is the 2011 model the only year it will work? How do I know which one to specifically look for? I see the one in the link you sent me. There are several different types of graphics through the years.

    Thanks!
    Hmm...I did some digging and can't find any evidence that the older spindles were narrower. We did use a wider 84.5mm bb shell in 2010 before moving to a 73mm shell.
    Aside from the newest 2014 crank, I am pretty sure any of the older ones will work. Although they changed a bit cosmetically over the years, they should all have a 91mm spindle length.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock View Post
    Specialized Joe,

    Thanks for coming. Love my Enduro, I've owned nothing but Specialized throughout my mountain biking life.

    1. 27.5 Enduro? If so, will be my next bike (in 4-5 years).
    2. Why do you show parts for sale on your website, that are never in stock (derailleur hangers) but the dealer always has at a higher price?
    3. Why don't you offer your base level wheels for sale on your website. I have a '13 Enduro Comp and do not see the wheels I have on my bike for sale, only the much higher end wheels.
    4. My wheels on my Enduro are holding up well (1500 miles). They all say 2bliss ready. What do I need to run tubeless? Just some sort of sealant? Do I need tape also? I can't find a clear answer from anyone. My Dealer is not knowledgeable regarding this. I was given the valve stems when I bought the bike. Is that it?

    My dealer is over an hour away so getting there for some of these parts can be a pain. I would like the option to purchase components from your website instead of going to the dealer for everything. I understand not selling complete bikes, but individual components should be available.

    Rock
    Lets see what I can answer here...
    1. In regards to 650B/27.5 bikes, I can only really comment about bikes we are currently making. We certainly are aware of whats happening in the market though and you're not the only rider who is itching for a 650B bike from Specialized!
    2. I'll try and research this further, however I'm not too involved personally in that side of things around here.
    3. Let me get back to you on this one...
    4. The wheels and tires that came on your bike are 2bliss ready and the rims should have the brown rim strips already installed. I'd highly recommend giving it a try! All you need to do is install the valve stems and add some sealant. We use the Stan's sealant most of the time with great results. And just fyi, you might need a compressor to help inflate it the first time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_marsbar View Post
    Great stuff. I've been following the Roval wheel thread for a while.

    I have a question regarding sizing. I'm thinking about getting an S-Works SJ WC HT for the 2014 race season.

    I am wondering if there are any revised sizing recommendations for the 2014 SJ HT, since they got a lot longer (reach has increased by quite a lot!). My problem is that I am 180 cm tall (86 cm inseam), and I have a feel that I fall right between the two sizes. I currently ride a Cannondale F29 with a reach of 426 mm (it's a large). I don't know which size to get. I should probably add that I am riding in the elite category.

    I will be able to demo a size M 2014 SJ WC HT later this month, but I'd like to do some research by my own first.

    I notice Christoph Sauser was riding a large SJ WC HT in the last Leadville 100. 90 mm stem, and seat post with no setback. He's about the same height as I am.
    I'll start by saying that bike sizing is highly personal and there's no certain rules for height and bike size. With that said, when we redesigned the SJ HT for 2014 each size got about a 5mm longer TT than the previous generation.

    I try and look at both stack and reach together when determining size for a bike. The SJ HT has a lower stack than the F29 so it will seem to have a longer reach as well. If you continue up the headtube on the SJ HT to a stack of 641mm (your current bike's reach) the reach on a large SJ becomes 431mm, only 5mm longer than your Cannondale.

    I personally am about your same height and am waffling between a Med and Large on the HT. Let me know if you want to discuss the fit and sizing between bikes some more, I'll try my best to help!

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    Well I'm no Pro but I LOVE to ride off road! in the late 80s..88 I think... I bought Specialized tires, can't recall but I think they were Ground Controlls, and rims that came with Spec Sealed Bearing hubs..big deal then lol
    Anyway..17+ years later..
    My point THank You ALL for keeping the Hardrock alive. For the recreational MTBer it's an awesome bike..I ride the Sport frame 19", love it...it's taking aftermarket upgrades well and keeping the smile from ear to ear..
    It's worked great for me 12 mos as new owner and MTB re-do-er lol
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    Hi Joe,
    I have 2013 epic marathon and the decal on the downtube is getting pretty torn up with rocks, which means it's doing it's job, but is there a way to get a new one?

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    When will you offer a replacement shock option for the various Stumpjumper FSR 29ers that are stuck with the Triad shock because of your stupid proprietary mounting method?

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    Specialized_Joe - I'm picking up my Epic Expert WC today. What additional accessories come with the bike? I am assuming tubeless valve stems and rim tape? Does a shock pump come with it? Thanks!
    Enjoy the ride!

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    Specialized Joe, I have a 2013 Epic Comp. I weight about 220 geared up. Whenever I use the Autosag, it puts the rear shock at 270. Is this normal for my size? If it's not I am pretty sure it's due it user error, ie something I am not doing correctly. Thanks
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    Please could you advise the best aftermarket 142 x 12mm QR thru axle, for an Epic Expert WC? Is it the Syntace X12 axle?
    Thanks

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    I am looking to upgrade the fork on my Medium frame 2012 Camber Comp and I am really interested in the Fox Float 32 120mm. I found a demo for a really great price but the steering tube has already been cut down to 6in. The fork was on a XL 2013 Camber. Does anyone know if this fork will work on my bike? Thanks for the insight!

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    Joe -

    Riding an S-Works Epic World Cup. Any way to run a dropper post without using Zip Ties to secure the cable?

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    If you really want honest feedback- here's mine.
    Dump the proprietary shock shaft. There are a bunch of other manufactures that have yokes on the rear of the shock, but the yoke is designed to bolt to a normal off the shelf shock.

    Your proprietary shock and absolute zero support in trying to upgrade from the traid is a large part of why I sold my Stumpjumper and won't be buying another Specialized.

    Just have a look at this thread and the buzz generated by seeing a Monarch plus on a SJ, but par for the course, not available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoTone View Post
    If you really want honest feedback- here's mine.
    Dump the proprietary shock shaft. There are a bunch of other manufactures that have yokes on the rear of the shock, but the yoke is designed to bolt to a normal off the shelf shock.

    Your proprietary shock and absolute zero support in trying to upgrade from the traid is a large part of why I sold my Stumpjumper and won't be buying another Specialized.

    Just have a look at this thread and the buzz generated by seeing a Monarch plus on a SJ, but par for the course, not available.
    Stumpy - Monarch Plus?
    Agree with this -- unless Specialized can supply a reasonably priced and readily available Specialized specific shock shaft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoTone View Post
    If you really want honest feedback- here's mine.
    Dump the proprietary shock shaft. There are a bunch of other manufactures that have yokes on the rear of the shock, but the yoke is designed to bolt to a normal off the shelf shock.

    Your proprietary shock and absolute zero support in trying to upgrade from the traid is a large part of why I sold my Stumpjumper and won't be buying another Specialized.

    Just have a look at this thread and the buzz generated by seeing a Monarch plus on a SJ, but par for the course, not available.
    Stumpy - Monarch Plus?

    X3 here. Between said point, and the brake upgrade issues I am looking elsewhere if I don't like what I see at Sea Otter.
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    X3 here. Between said point, and the brake upgrade issues I am looking elsewhere if I don't like what I see at Sea Otter.
    Don't get me starting on the howling Avid brakes on my Stumpy.
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    i really donīt have any obvious issues with my 2013 Epic Expert Carbon, not that is has been though any ruff terrain, not sure it ever will for obvious reasons.
    But again my question is:
    I Live in Northern Sweden we have snowy,icy,and on the spring icy/wet roads.
    how vulnerable are the Pivot for this kind of weather do i need to grease them before summer season starts or am i good to letīs say September?
    it hasnīt been ridden hard per say for XC rider.
    So am i good for the season and do some maintenance on it later in the autumn?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serzh View Post
    I drive enduro S-Works 2014. Twenty-six. And I hope to change it in a couple of years for the same new. It does not matter, it's a wish: to continue to produce 26" S-Works.
    Thanks for your feedback. That bike rips, I love it too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad andy View Post
    I just want to be able to buy dangler parts easily. Thanks Joe.
    What model bike do you have? And are you looking for the whole dangler/chainstay protector assembly or just the dangler bit?
    I can try and find some part numbers for your LBS to order if I know the specifics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by senseye1977 View Post
    I think that all bikes with a one by setup should have the option of having a smaller chainring other than a 32T - CAMBER EXPERT CARBON EVO 29 for example. It is the only reason why I'm doubting to buy it. The trails I usually ride have very steep climbs.
    Thanks for the solid feedback! I totally understand needing some lower gears at times. As some others might have mentioned already, RaceFace makes a 30t ring that is compatible with the spider on the SRAM S2200 crankset. For reference, a 30t ring with a 10-42 cassette provides a slightly easier gear than a 26t ring with 11-36 cassette.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burt4x4 View Post
    Well I'm no Pro but I LOVE to ride off road! in the late 80s..88 I think... I bought Specialized tires, can't recall but I think they were Ground Controlls, and rims that came with Spec Sealed Bearing hubs..big deal then lol
    Anyway..17+ years later..
    My point THank You ALL for keeping the Hardrock alive. For the recreational MTBer it's an awesome bike..I ride the Sport frame 19", love it...it's taking aftermarket upgrades well and keeping the smile from ear to ear..
    It's worked great for me 12 mos as new owner and MTB re-do-er lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by RCMTB View Post
    Specialized_Joe - I'm picking up my Epic Expert WC today. What additional accessories come with the bike? I am assuming tubeless valve stems and rim tape? Does a shock pump come with it? Thanks!
    The brown 2bliss rim strips should be installed on your rims already. The tubeless valves are the main thing I can think of to look out for. It doesn't come with a shock pump. Enjoy the new bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatone View Post
    Please could you advise the best aftermarket 142 x 12mm QR thru axle, for an Epic Expert WC? Is it the Syntace X12 axle?
    Thanks
    You are correct. Our 142x12 bikes are designed to the Syntace X12 standard. We make a QR one as well as DT Swiss and Syntace. I'm sure a few others do also. I don't think I could definitively say which one is "best" though as that is quite subjective.

    Do you have a bolt on axle currently and are looking to change it for something else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heath27 View Post
    Hi Joe,
    I have 2013 epic marathon and the decal on the downtube is getting pretty torn up with rocks, which means it's doing it's job, but is there a way to get a new one?
    The bike should have come with an extra mylar downtube protector in the small parts box when it was new. Otherwise, check with your local dealer to see about getting a replacement from the Specialized service department.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottesq View Post
    Specialized Joe, I have a 2013 Epic Comp. I weight about 220 geared up. Whenever I use the Autosag, it puts the rear shock at 270. Is this normal for my size? If it's not I am pretty sure it's due it user error, ie something I am not doing correctly. Thanks

    I would guess thats actually an appropriate psi for your shock at that weight. That generation Epic used a bit higher shock pressure than some other bikes do so don't be alarmed by the high pressure.

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    Specialized MTB Questions?

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    Hi Specialized Joe

    i to have a question about the rear shock on my 2013 epic carbon expert, whenever i use the autosag it tneds to come some kind of fluid from it as the air comes out is that normal? As it also puts the Psi at 50??
    Then if i put in about 270PSI it seems ok as the O ring never hits bottom IE falling of the shock shaft.
    However when i connect the Floor pump that is for the rear shock on Specialized FSR bikes it shows 150PSi when i connect the pump.
    is my Shock Normal or is it malfunctioning?

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    Specialized Joe,

    I have a 2013 S-Works enduro 26"

    I was thinking of running an MRP AMG with the guide removed so that it is just a "taco" style bashguard.

    Is it ok to run a "taco" style bashguard on the ISCG 05 mount of this frame?
    I see that Matt Hunter uses a set-up like this, but wanted to make sure the frame was not at risk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raptorguy89 View Post
    I am looking to upgrade the fork on my Medium frame 2012 Camber Comp and I am really interested in the Fox Float 32 120mm. I found a demo for a really great price but the steering tube has already been cut down to 6in. The fork was on a XL 2013 Camber. Does anyone know if this fork will work on my bike? Thanks for the insight!
    The best thing to do would be to measure the steer tube on your current fork by pulling it off the bike. You could get a really close measurement (within 5mm or so) by measuring from the bottom of the headtube to the top of the stem on your current setup to see if you're close.
    6" is just over 15cm and so based off of that I'd guess it will be too short. Is the bike a 26" or 29"?
    If its a 26", then it certainly wouldn't work as the headtube is already 14cm long.
    If its a 29", the headtube on that bike is 11cm. Adding 4cm for the stem and 8mm for the headset cone gets right about to that 6" mark.
    Your local Specialized dealer should be able to help you out too. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuch View Post
    Similar to a few others, will we see a shortened rear end on the new Stumpy FSR 29 line up similar to the Enduro or will that longer stay remain an inherent characteristic of the Stumpy line up?

    In addition, I don't understand why I can get an Enduro Comp 29 with a Pike at $3400 but a Stumpy FSR Evo wont come with one until I dish out over $6K. I want a pike on the Evo Comp.

    Lastly, for crying out loud, can you guys partner with a decent brake company. Every thread on this entire site speaks clearly that if you buy a ANY bike from the Specialized line up you need to be ready to drop proper (XT ish) brakes on the bike. At the $3K level, that's a lot of xtra cash.

    The lack of these specifics in your line up has me considering jumping ship this spring. Any info or consideration is much appreciated.
    Thanks for all the good feedback!

    I can't comment in regards to the geometry and features of any bikes that aren't out yet. However, we are continually testing different geometry configurations in order to deliver the best riding bikes we can.

    We'd love to put a Pike on the SJ Comp Evo also. Unfortunately, between adding a Command Post and having a $200 lower MSRP than the Enduro Comp, some compromises had to be made. We felt that the Pike was a necessity on the Enduro so we made other sacrifices to get it on that bike, including the lack of a Command Post.

    We have gotten lots of feedback from riders and dealers about brake spec. For the future, we're working to make as many riders possible with the bikes as they come and not have to change out expensive parts. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_marsbar View Post
    Great stuff. I've been following the Roval wheel thread for a while.

    I have a question regarding sizing. I'm thinking about getting an S-Works SJ WC HT for the 2014 race season.

    I am wondering if there are any revised sizing recommendations for the 2014 SJ HT, since they got a lot longer (reach has increased by quite a lot!). My problem is that I am 180 cm tall (86 cm inseam), and I have a feel that I fall right between the two sizes. I currently ride a Cannondale F29 with a reach of 426 mm (it's a large). I don't know which size to get. I should probably add that I am riding in the elite category.

    I will be able to demo a size M 2014 SJ WC HT later this month, but I'd like to do some research by my own first.

    I notice Christoph Sauser was riding a large SJ WC HT in the last Leadville 100. 90 mm stem, and seat post with no setback. He's about the same height as I am.
    SJ HT top tube length was shortened 5 mm from '13 to '14 models.

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    2 things:

    -Converted my SJ Expert Carbon HT to 1x and have an empty, open internal cable guide fitting. Where do I get the closed cable guide fittings like on the WC models?

    -What bolt size do I need to replace the SWAT headset with a normal top cap? It's a long bolt.

    Thanks!

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    As Specialized_Joe says, it's all about stack and reach. You can't compare top tube lengths.

    EDIT: Sorry, this post didn't end up where it attended. It was a reply to dypeterc's comment.

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    It would be nice if fellow mtbrs could help with design & implementation. Maybe test new equipment and report back flaws and areas needed for improvement. We all have alot of ideas however its best to hear from riders and get real results to improve future product lines.

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    I just wanted to say I love the new style 2bliss rim strips, but I'm not fond of the new valve stems. The cores unscrew WAY too easy. Just removing the cap a lot of times will unscrew the core. Reverse threads on the valve core would probably fix that.

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    As mentioned by others, what is the reason for deciding to use a proprietary shock mount for the stumpys, epics and enduros? There are many other bikes that use a clevis to reach seatstays from the rear shock and still employ a standard shock mount. My guess would be that the mount you use is intended to reduce lateral flex at the shock, but I could be wrong as to the reasoning..


    I know that the upgrade to the CCDBA is possible for enduro owners, but i have had a few customers that were unhappy with the shocks on their stumpys. It would be nice to be able to order a monarch or something that would better cater to their riding style.. I really have a desire for a vivid air on my new enduro 29, but it's going to require machine work and lots of fab to make something that would work.. Are you working with shock manufacturers in hopes of making more aftermarket options available for people who own these bikes that use the clevis?

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    Maybe I'm paranoid, but I have this fear that future enduro or SJ frames might not accomodate a front derailleur. Please don't let that happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_marsbar View Post
    As Specialized_Joe says, it's all about stack and reach. You can't compare top tube lengths.

    EDIT: Sorry, this post didn't end up where it attended. It was a reply to dypeterc's comment.
    I hear ya. Reach actually decreased 4 mm from '13 to '14. Stack wasn't changed too drastically - 2mm drop in the '14, which should increase reach. They also increased handlebar width from 680 to 700mm further increasing reach.

    I swapped out the 700 to my 680mm SW Prowess and the bike was way to short. I dropped the stack by a further 5mm and added 15mm to my stem length to get it within the ball park (18mm increase in reach, 10mm from my '13 bike).

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    Please make more frames without front derailleur locating tabs to allow for shorter wheelbase and cleaner look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dypeterc View Post
    Reach actually decreased 4 mm from '13 to '14. Stack wasn't changed too drastically - 2mm drop in the '14, which should increase reach. They also increased handlebar width from 680 to 700mm further increasing reach.
    Not according to the geometry charts on Specialized's website.

    2014 geo: Specialized Bicycle Components
    2013 geo: Specialized Bicycle Components

    Reach increased by 3.5 mm for medium and 7 mm for large frame sizes.

    Also, this reach measure is a property of the frame geometry alone. It has nothing to do with handlebar width.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_marsbar View Post
    Not according to the geometry charts on Specialized's website.

    2014 geo: Specialized Bicycle Components
    2013 geo: Specialized Bicycle Components

    Reach increased by 3.5 mm for medium and 7 mm for large frame sizes.

    Also, this reach measure is a property of the frame geometry alone. It has nothing to do with handlebar width.
    Sorry I was just looking at Small frames. My bad. Interesting that they increased reach on Med and Lg but decreased it on Small.

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    Specialized_Joe - Will using a 120mm fork on a non evo camber void the warranty? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Specialized_Joe View Post
    You are correct. Our 142x12 bikes are designed to the Syntace X12 standard. We make a QR one as well as DT Swiss and Syntace. I'm sure a few others do also. I don't think I could definitively say which one is "best" though as that is quite subjective.

    Do you have a bolt on axle currently and are looking to change it for something else?
    Thanks. I'm looking for a replacement QR axle that doesn't require a tool to remove it. Light'ish would be nice. Could you advise which I should purchase, please?

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    Hey joe just got an s work stumpy ht frame. Question about front der cable routing.
    There is a plastic piece that guides the cable under the bb but it doesn't guide it up
    out of the frame like on my s works carbon crux. So basically the cable will saw thru
    the carbon as it comes out of the hole in the frame. Am I missing something on how this is supposed to work?

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    Joe-- Currently running a '13 Epic Carbon Comp, with a Reverb. I use the attachment next to the head tube on the right side to run the Reverb hydro line; is there a suggested way to run the line when you get to the shock? Looks cleaner running between the frame and shock, but is there any risk in doing that?

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    Hi Specialized Joe, nice to see you here!

    I have two questions!

    1) Why is SJ FSR Elite way more expensive than the SJ FSR comp carbon where I live in Europe/Sweden, but not in the US?

    2) Is it possible to order a SJ FSR comp carbon with the brain shock, and what would a reasonable price be for that upgrade?

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    Wish list: Being able to adjust the head tube angle on stumpy and enduro like the Trek Slash or Rocky Mountain Altitude. This is currently possible on stumpys and enduro but you have to buy an evo link and manually swap it out. Trek has a neat approach where you just turn a nut on the link and it adjusts HA & bb height.

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    Hey Specialized Joe,
    I was originaly considering an Epic and after more research and considering my needs and wants I bought a Camber Expert Carbon Evo. It's a great ride. What attracted me to it was the simplicity and lack of maintenance on the brain. Can't get much easier than setting the auto sag. I wouldn't have bought it if it had the brain. I don't understand all the complaints about the Formula T1S brakes properly bedded I am very happy with mine.
    Last edited by TomW in KC; 03-07-2014 at 10:56 AM.

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    Specialized_Joe, how about a carbon fatboy? Frame and fork option?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHSAD View Post
    Your complete silence would lead me to believe that A. You can't comment on what doesn't exist and B. That come July I may be smiling...
    He comes on here every once and a while and answers in bulk. I'm sure you'll get a response soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PekkaS-works View Post
    i really donīt have any obvious issues with my 2013 Epic Expert Carbon, not that is has been though any ruff terrain, not sure it ever will for obvious reasons.
    But again my question is:
    I Live in Northern Sweden we have snowy,icy,and on the spring icy/wet roads.
    how vulnerable are the Pivot for this kind of weather do i need to grease them before summer season starts or am i good to letīs say September?
    it hasnīt been ridden hard per say for XC rider.
    So am i good for the season and do some maintenance on it later in the autumn?
    Hey there,
    Sorry for my delayed response....
    The pivots/bearings are pretty durable and shouldn't need much maintenance. Its hard to give an exact timeline for service but what you can do is pull a pivot bolt out to check that it still has a thin layer of grease on it. If they start to creak when riding that is a good sign to pull and grease them. The bearings should be replaced when they feel gritty and notchy, although they should last a pretty long time. I've been using the same bearings on my SJ FSR for 1.5 yrs and they still feel fine.
    Enjoy your ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zmccool View Post
    I would love to ride a Carbon bike one day, but that day won't come for several years yet. So my question/comment is about the new technology the road department has come up with: SMARTweld.

    1. (Allez) If SMARTweld really is that much stiffer/stronger/lighter why was it only used at the headtube? Why not also at the BB?

    2. (Epic/Camber/Stumpjumper HT) SMARTweld is in at least its second MY, if it really is that much stiffer/stronger/lighter, why was it not implemented in the 14MY M5 MTB lineup?

    I love my epic, but it was hard to give up over 4 lbs over my old 26 HT. If SMARTweld could drop 1/2lb off the frameset why not use it?

    Thanks for taking the time to talk to the masses.

    Hey there, you ask some great questions.
    1) Smartweld makes use of the large welding surface that the toptube and downtube have where they meet the headtube. Its not used at the BB since that area is a lot smaller and the tubes joining it are smaller in size.
    2) For MTB, we are still looking at how to best utilize this technology. If you look at a normal hardtail 29er you see the headtube is very short and the toptube and downtube usually meet each other before intersecting the headtube so implementing Smartweld can be somewhat challenging.
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OffCamber View Post
    He comes on here every once and a while and answers in bulk. I'm sure you'll get a response soon.
    ^^ This is correct. I'll do my best to come on here at least once a week and answer all the new questions. If I miss anyone's questions feel free to PM me with a reminder... sometimes a question can get lost in the thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomW in KC View Post
    Hey Specialized Joe,
    I was originaly considering an Epic and after more research and considering my needs and wants I bought a Camber Expert Carbon Evo. It's a great ride. What attracted me to it was the simplicity and lack of maintenance on the brain. Can't get much easier than setting the auto sag. I wouldn't have bought it if it had the brain. I don't understand all the complaints about the Formula T1S brakes properly bedded I am very happy with mine.
    Hey Tom,
    Glad to hear the new bike is working for you. We here at the office love that bike too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stumpynerd View Post
    Wish list: Being able to adjust the head tube angle on stumpy and enduro like the Trek Slash or Rocky Mountain Altitude. This is currently possible on stumpys and enduro but you have to buy an evo link and manually swap it out. Trek has a neat approach where you just turn a nut on the link and it adjusts HA & bb height.
    Good to know. If possible, would you change HTA during a ride? For different trails? Or would you just leave it in a slacker (or steeper) setting all the time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rularn View Post
    Hi Specialized Joe, nice to see you here!

    I have two questions!

    1) Why is SJ FSR Elite way more expensive than the SJ FSR comp carbon where I live in Europe/Sweden, but not in the US?

    2) Is it possible to order a SJ FSR comp carbon with the brain shock, and what would a reasonable price be for that upgrade?
    Hey there, I'll do my best to answer your questions...
    1) Pricing between countries varies mainly due to different taxes and fees, many of which I don't fully understand.
    2) The SJ FSR Comp Carbon doesn't come stock with the brain shock. If you wanted the brain shock on that model you would have to purchase it separately. You would also need a different shock mount that is designed for the brain hose. That model should have a hole in the seatstay for the brain part to mount but if not you wound need to get a different seatstay also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by padrefan1982 View Post
    Joe-- Currently running a '13 Epic Carbon Comp, with a Reverb. I use the attachment next to the head tube on the right side to run the Reverb hydro line; is there a suggested way to run the line when you get to the shock? Looks cleaner running between the frame and shock, but is there any risk in doing that?
    I used to run my command post between the shock and TT Epic with no issues and its what I'd recommend here. But to be extra sure, since the Reverb hose is 5mm (as opposed to 4mm gear housing) you could deflate your shock and cycle thru the suspension to make sure it doesn't interfere with the shock body or get pinched.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peabody View Post
    Hey joe just got an s work stumpy ht frame. Question about front der cable routing.
    There is a plastic piece that guides the cable under the bb but it doesn't guide it up
    out of the frame like on my s works carbon crux. So basically the cable will saw thru
    the carbon as it comes out of the hole in the frame. Am I missing something on how this is supposed to work?
    There is just the one small piece that goes down there. It is both a housing stop and a cable guide. It should be positioned right below and up against that cable tube. I checked one of the bikes here and the cable travels thru the hole and up to the front derailleur without rubbing the carbon in that tube at all. We haven't seen any issues with this before so let me know if there is still an issue when you build the bike up. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatone View Post
    Thanks. I'm looking for a replacement QR axle that doesn't require a tool to remove it. Light'ish would be nice. Could you advise which I should purchase, please?
    The DT Swiss axle is this: DT Swiss - RWS for X-12
    It might be easier to find aftermarket than the Specialized QR axle. The Specialized axle is part# S114400001. They should both be very similar in weight and function.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacksheepcycles View Post
    Specialized_Joe - Will using a 120mm fork on a non evo camber void the warranty? Thanks
    Good question,
    In general, using any fork longer than specced with the bike can void the warranty. However, the 2013 and newer alloy Camber or 2014 carbon Camber are both compatible with a 120mm fork. Thanks for asking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Lynch View Post
    I just wanted to say I love the new style 2bliss rim strips, but I'm not fond of the new valve stems. The cores unscrew WAY too easy. Just removing the cap a lot of times will unscrew the core. Reverse threads on the valve core would probably fix that.

    For 2015 I'm dreaming of a full carbon Stumpjumper Evo FSR 27.5 with a CCDB air shock, xx1 and a Pike fork!
    I'm sorry to hear that you're having issues with the valve cores. If you haven't already, try tightening the core by grabbing the flat part with some pliers to get more torque. You could also use a small bit of plumbers tape to keep it from loosening up.
    Also, don't be afraid to leave off the cap all together; it isn't necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deoreo View Post
    Specialized Joe,

    I have a 2013 S-Works enduro 26"

    I was thinking of running an MRP AMG with the guide removed so that it is just a "taco" style bashguard.

    Is it ok to run a "taco" style bashguard on the ISCG 05 mount of this frame?
    I see that Matt Hunter uses a set-up like this, but wanted to make sure the frame was not at risk.
    That guide will work just fine. The frames are designed to handle the impact. Thanks for checking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PekkaS-works View Post
    Hi Specialized Joe

    i to have a question about the rear shock on my 2013 epic carbon expert, whenever i use the autosag it tneds to come some kind of fluid from it as the air comes out is that normal? As it also puts the Psi at 50??
    Then if i put in about 270PSI it seems ok as the O ring never hits bottom IE falling of the shock shaft.
    However when i connect the Floor pump that is for the rear shock on Specialized FSR bikes it shows 150PSi when i connect the pump.
    is my Shock Normal or is it malfunctioning?
    Its normal for a few drops of fluid to squirt out when you use the autosag button. Its just lubricating oil from the shock. However, you should end up with more than 50psi once its all set up. Gauges on shock pumps don't always accurately reflect how much air is/was actually in the shock. For instance, when you connect the pump, air fills the hose until it reaches a valve at the gauge (so you end up with a lower psi reading than you originally had in your shock).
    If you're getting proper sag and not bottoming out the shock then I'd assume the shock is working correctly. You could always check with your LBS to confirm in person though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dypeterc View Post
    2 things:

    -Converted my SJ Expert Carbon HT to 1x and have an empty, open internal cable guide fitting. Where do I get the closed cable guide fittings like on the WC models?

    -What bolt size do I need to replace the SWAT headset with a normal top cap? It's a long bolt.

    Thanks!
    The different ICR bits should be available as service parts from your LBS. Part# is S146500003 for the kit it includes a blank, 4mm, 4/4mm, and 4/5mm entry bits.

    The bolt you will need is M6 x 1.0. A hardware store should have what your looking for but some bike shops may not since its so long. Also, be sure to check that the bolt head fits into the new top cap you're going to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swan3609 View Post
    As mentioned by others, what is the reason for deciding to use a proprietary shock mount for the stumpys, epics and enduros? There are many other bikes that use a clevis to reach seatstays from the rear shock and still employ a standard shock mount. My guess would be that the mount you use is intended to reduce lateral flex at the shock, but I could be wrong as to the reasoning..


    I know that the upgrade to the CCDBA is possible for enduro owners, but i have had a few customers that were unhappy with the shocks on their stumpys. It would be nice to be able to order a monarch or something that would better cater to their riding style.. I really have a desire for a vivid air on my new enduro 29, but it's going to require machine work and lots of fab to make something that would work.. Are you working with shock manufacturers in hopes of making more aftermarket options available for people who own these bikes that use the clevis?

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    The square shock mount design we use is probably a bit stiffer than a different mounting system but it isn't the main reason we use it. By connecting the shock directly to a link we eliminate the need for a lower DU bushing so the system lasts longer. Additionally, the shock is much more sensitive to small bumbs as its rotating on bearings instead of a bushing.

    We certainly understand that many customers want to run different shocks on their bike and customize the ride/tune to their needs. We are working with other suspension manufacturers to make this style shock more widely available for AM purchases in the future. From what we've heard, Rock Shox is close to having the Monarch Plus available for SJ Evo bikes. I wouldn't be surprised if more shocks are available in the future.

    As always, if a rider's shock doesn't work as it should, the best thing to do is have your LBS contact the nearest Specialized Service Center or Suspension manufacturer for warranty/service evaluation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshF View Post
    Joe -

    Riding an S-Works Epic World Cup. Any way to run a dropper post without using Zip Ties to secure the cable?
    I can't think of a good way to run an external dropper post cable on that bike, sorry! If you had an internally routed post you could route it thru an ICR port like the other cables and then up the seat tube from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Specialized_Joe View Post
    I used to run my command post between the shock and TT Epic with no issues and its what I'd recommend here. But to be extra sure, since the Reverb hose is 5mm (as opposed to 4mm gear housing) you could deflate your shock and cycle thru the suspension to make sure it doesn't interfere with the shock body or get pinched.
    Thanks Joe! Actually did some maintenance this weekend and gave it a shot. Worked like a charm (for me, and my XL frame). Thanks for getting back to me (us).

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