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    What's The Latest Thing You've Done To Your Specialized Bike?

    Picked up some Salsa Flip-Off Skewers to replace the standard Specialized skewers that haven't felt right since a muddy race in April. After my most recent ride, the skewer on the front wheel was so loose I could turn it while closed. Freaked me out a bit so I thought I'd throw on somethin fancy:

    In Red for my Silver 07 Epic Comp



    What's your latest change/upgrade?
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    Rebuilt the brake lever that I wrecked when I stacked last weekend..

    I can use my bike again now!
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    Put a brand new pair of Shimano PD-MX 30 pedals on my Crosstrail. Did that two days ago on Tuesday. Three hours later I was riding close to the curb to stay out of traffic, and scraped a pedal against the curb. Bummer! Aluminum sure is soft. Now I've got a nice, shiny bevel in the pedal where an edge used to be. Cut a nickel in half, and that's about the size of the damage. No big deal, but that first ding in something brand new is always painful.

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    I have some Time XS Carbon pedals on the way from Pricepoint.
    Mountain biking is not about how fast you go, it's about how many new friends you have at the bar after the ride.

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    wash it!
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    i recently realized other than rebound knobs on the fork and shock, i didn't have any red on my silver '06 enduro expert.
    i pulled my head out and put some red chainring bolts on.
    much faster now

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    Recently put some 24ers on my 15" 06 rh comp frame. Weighs the same(b/c I had to add discs), looks better, twitchier handling.

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    I recently bought a new wheelset. My old rear hub finally exploded on me so instead of buying a new one, I bought a new wheelset. Mavic Crossmax SX!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nachomc
    What's The Latest Thing You've Done To Your Specialized Bike?
    i rode it!

    What's your latest change/upgrade?
    oh...new drivetrain. fsa afterburner mega exos, sram xo short cage rear derailer, x9 triggers, 991 chain and sunrace juju mz ti-nitride cassette.

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    I've just bought an Easton EA70 Monkeybar Riser and some ODI Rogue Lock-On Grips

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    I recently ordered the Easton XC One wheelset to replace the OEM on my 06 Stumpy Expert. Can't wait to ride em!

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    Upgraded 07 Stumpy Expert to Crossmax SL wheels and a XTR cassette. knocked nearly a pound off.

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    Changed Rock Shox Psylo fork seals.
    Riding and loving it

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    Gold Dangerboy brake levers


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    Quote Originally Posted by swinkey
    Gold Dangerboy brake levers

    good choice...i have the red version of those and love them...so comfortable
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikefoolery
    Upgraded 07 Stumpy Expert to Crossmax SL wheels and a XTR cassette. knocked nearly a pound off.
    The XTR cassette makes a huge difference

    swinkey - can you link me to those
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    dangerboy levers....sorry swinkey...being a post whore at the moment

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...de+Levers.aspx

    http://www.ridetsgusa.com/Merchant2/...tegory_Code=RL
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    Sold it and got a 575

    (my 2004 FSR Stumpy was a great bike)
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    Just ordered a 2007 set of Avid BB 7 disc brakes, 2007 Sram X-7 derailleurs and shifters and I'm thinking about getting a 9 speed Sram cassette+ chain. Other then that .....nothing crazy..

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    Fox Float RP23 and Specialized Mudguard on my stumpy

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    RP23 on my 06 Stumpy FSR. Next move will be hydraullic discs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyRx7
    Fox Float RP23 and Specialized Mudguard on my stumpy
    Aside from ordering from the UK, where to get the FSR mudguard? Thanks.

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    Picked up a well used 99 Rockhopper last sunday, added parts bin pedals and grips last night, getting new tires and tubes tonight. My first MTB, and its a lot of fun to ride (coming from road bikes).

    Next on the list is a new bar/stem combo and ride the crap out of it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoBalance
    Aside from ordering from the UK, where to get the FSR mudguard? Thanks.
    LBS ordered it for me (I'm in Canada)

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoBalance
    Aside from ordering from the UK, where to get the FSR mudguard? Thanks.
    any local specialized dealer can get one for u....they are also on the specialized website under equipment, mtb components, fenders
    '17 Hatchet Carbon
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    Just replaced the chain rings I smashed at Moab a few weeks ago.

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    I'm trading mine in on a new Specialized. Does that count?

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    Sold it to buy a Yeti 575.

    Not hating or trying to start anything, just answering the question honestly.
    I hope you have a big trunk... 'cuz I'm puttin' my bike in it.

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    Within the last month: DT 240's/717 wheelset, XT crankset, Thompson seatpost, replaced bent brake lever (should have used Dangerboys - sweet!).
    Suspension bearing set on order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pipes10
    any local specialized dealer can get one for u....they are also on the specialized website under equipment, mtb components, fenders

    Yup found it on their website ... but they're out of stock on the FSR version.

    Man I'm just gunna have to Home Depot it.

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    DSDuke- tell us how the Yeti is
    Riding and loving it

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    A pair of 2.24 motoraptors, the front looks a bit thin though, first ride tomorrow,
    Oh and ODI loc on red, I thought it was the collars that were red, Doh! I still put htem on though.

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    SPD M520s

    My most recent upgrade on my Hardrock Pro Disc is my new set of pedals-M520s, also my first clipless pedals, so it is going to take some getting used to them (just arrived and installed this morning!). I also have a set of very slightly used Panaracer Rampage 2.35s that will be going on in the near future for our trip to Snowshoe!

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    Quote Originally Posted by catnash
    A pair of 2.24 motoraptors, the front looks a bit thin though, first ride tomorrow,
    Oh and ODI loc on red, I thought it was the collars that were red, Doh! I still put htem on though.
    I had raptors on my hardtail and really liked them. They rolled fast and had excellent traction. The only thing I didn't like about them was how soft the sidewalls were - even at 40psi I could feel them compressing under heavy loads (like fast corners). Once you get used to the feeling though, it's not a big deal and I never felt like they were out of control.
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    Replaced the LX stuff with XTR (Shifters & FD), XTR Crankset & Cassette waiting to be put on. XTR hubs on order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by profec291
    Replaced the LX stuff with XTR (Shifters & FD), XTR Crankset & Cassette waiting to be put on. XTR hubs on order.
    Which cassette are you getting?

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    sold the frame and updated it with an ellsworth moment.
    kokopelli racing

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    Finally dropped the money on a Talas

    This bike started as a stock 2002 Enduro. Lots of changes to this one.
    Get a bicycle. You will not regret it if you live. ~Mark Twain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny73
    Which cassette are you getting?
    '07 XTR, they'll be going on the XTR hubs with DT Swiss rims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pipes10
    any local specialized dealer can get one for u....they are also on the specialized website under equipment, mtb components, fenders
    only ones i saw were ones for old enduros?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BHertz
    only ones i saw were ones for old enduros?
    here

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    Quote Originally Posted by 'size
    bah i was looking at the one below. thanks

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    Just ordered a new set of Avid SD7s to replace the worn out brakes on the bike. Might find a SS conversion for the old girl too...
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    installed a Easton EC90 Zero carbon seatpost!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd97


    Finally dropped the money on a Talas

    This bike started as a stock 2002 Enduro. Lots of changes to this one.
    Hey Judd, what kind of handlebar grip ends are those blue things?

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenraptor
    DSDuke- tell us how the Yeti is
    I love it. For a single pivot, it performs just as good as my '04 Enduro did. I notice no pedal BOB or feedback of any kind. No brake-jack issues. No suspension lock up under heavy braking.

    I loved my '04 Enduro Expert and referred to it as "Baby". Over the 2 1/2 years I had it, I upgraded everything but the suspension. It had custom wheels, XT everything, Thomson post and stem. There really wasn't anything I could upgrade. I got a good deal on the 575--$1000 for the frame and an '06 TALAS, both in near new condition--and couldn't resist. I swapped my Enduro's wheels and Thomson parts over and went SRAM X0 for the 575's drivetrain.

    The 575 had more travel, a slacker HA (which was a big thing for me) and a higher BB (an even bigger thing for me). It made my Enduro obsolete (in my opinion) so I sold the Enduro frame and fork and kept the other parts (most of which are going on my SS project).

    I liked my Enduro and it was a good bike. I just like the 575 a little bit more.
    I hope you have a big trunk... 'cuz I'm puttin' my bike in it.

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    May was the month of upgrades for me:
    RP23 shock
    XT crankset
    RaceFace bashring
    Salsa singlespeed ring up front

    The seatpost is next (mine is squeaking like an old door) but that will have to wait. The wife allows me to feed my habit, but the seatpost on top of everything else I purchased would be pushing it too far
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    The last thing I've done to my Specialized? .............Bought it!!!!

    Now the truly agonizing part.... The wait

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    newly acquired hardrock sport. just took off the reflectors and bought a db4lw cyclocomputer

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    Quote Originally Posted by onegymrat
    Hey Judd, what kind of handlebar grip ends are those blue things?
    The grips themselves are ODI Rogue Lockons and they have blue lock on clamps:

    http://www.speedgoat.com/product.asp?part=42041

    But the handlebar plugs are Hope Grip Doctors:

    http://www.speedgoat.com/product.asp?part=101100

    All in all the combo makes a nice, clean handlebar set up, in my opinion
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    just had the Low Pro Mag 2 pedals put on, oh so sweet

    oh yea, and have Code's in the mail for the front and the back

    '05 p.2 by the way

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    some things are going on tomorrow... Still waiting for a set of wheels to be able to
    put the discs up,,,
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    New Reba Team fork and Eggbeater SL pedals.


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    Just ordered these babies... And getting close to ordering some I9 wheels....
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonys102
    Just ordered these babies... And getting close to ordering some I9 wheels....
    Looks good How much does a set of those derailleur wheels cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lumbee1
    Looks good How much does a set of those derailleur wheels cost?
    £24.99 on ebay shop... They do normal bearings for less money, but these are ceramic bearings, so should last longer than the derailleur!!!! Do a search for KCNC Jockey Wheels for something a little more local...
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    Had the fork on 05Expert Pushed and upgraded to Fox Talas RLC. Added Easton EA70 carbon bar ang XT Hollowtech II crank.

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    Rockhopper Comp in Red

    Bought it and then took off the reflectors!

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    Just installed a Singlespeed kit and the new Avid SD7s (feel great!), and ordered some Titec Pork Rinds and Crank Bros Smartys

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    ok here's my baby finally. 2007 Rockhopper ( base)


    upgrades
    Sram X-7 rear derailleur
    Sram x-7 shifters
    Avid BB-7 disc brakes
    Avid Speed Dial 7 levers
    Sun Singletrack rims on XT hubs wheelset
    Sram PG -970 9 speed 11-32 casette
    Sram PG-971 chain
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    Masterpiece seatpost
    Moved my road Toupe seat to mtb and rival seat to road bike.

    Thinking about replacing XT Crank with XTR since the XTR is only $350 now. XT is brandnew so all I'm doing is buying a few less grams. Probable wont happen since XT is bomb proof.

    Other than that, my 07 Epic was built from frame up so not really any mods need to be done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guppie58
    Other than that, my 07 Epic was built from frame up so not really any mods need to be done.
    There's always mods to be done....
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonys102
    £24.99 on ebay shop... They do normal bearings for less money, but these are ceramic bearings, so should last longer than the derailleur!!!! Do a search for KCNC Jockey Wheels for something a little more local...

    Those I9 wheels are sweet looking! The shop talked me into mavics, but i still drool over the I9 stuff....PICS!!!!
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    Guppie, check out the Truvativ Noir Cranks, i love them, more so than the XTR's i had.

    Last thing i did was was change the front brake rotor on my Enduro from a 185 to a 203mm....with the Avid Codes, the braking power is just sick, i love it!
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    '04 Bighit Comp frame, Almost fully upgrade at this point. Just added an 888RC with Go-ride lowers and a E13 DRS. The bike is so fun right now All it needs now is a rear hub with quicker engagement and a better rear shock.

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    Well lets see here, new pc991 chain, xt cassette, and I'm in the middle of a new wheel build. Took apart the old ones for some lighter rims, swapped my Phil Woods onto DT Swiss XR 4.2 rims with DT 14/15 gauge spokes.Got the rear done, now I just need to finish my front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny73
    ok here's my baby finally. 2007 Rockhopper ( base)


    upgrades
    Sram X-7 rear derailleur
    Sram x-7 shifters
    Avid BB-7 disc brakes
    Avid Speed Dial 7 levers
    Sun Singletrack rims on XT hubs wheelset
    Sram PG -970 9 speed 11-32 casette
    Sram PG-971 chain

    and still no clipless pedals....

    That being said how much did all that cost you to do. I own a rockhopper 07 base as well and starting to want to do some upgrades to it. Also how well is the stock frount derailure and crank working with the 9 speed chain?

    For my bike I last thing I did to it was replace the stock chain that I snap with SRAM-PC-68 and earlier I put on M-520 pedals.

    On the 2 do list is a full drive train over haul at the end of the summer to go to Sram 9.0 with X.0 gripshifters, XT 9 speed 11-32 casette, XT 08 crank and either an xt or 9.0 front derailure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timeless
    and still no clipless pedals....

    That being said how much did all that cost you to do. I own a rockhopper 07 base as well and starting to want to do some upgrades to it. Also how well is the stock frount derailure and crank working with the 9 speed chain?

    For my bike I last thing I did to it was replace the stock chain that I snap with SRAM-PC-68 and earlier I put on M-520 pedals.

    On the 2 do list is a full drive train over haul at the end of the summer to go to Sram 9.0 with X.0 gripshifters, XT 9 speed 11-32 casette, XT 08 crank and either an xt or 9.0 front derailure.
    So far the front deraileur is working ok, ( I am actually planning to replace it with an XT next week) and the crank seems to be just fine...( that would be another thing that I 'm thinking about upgrading) I think all the upgrades were somewhere around $450 or so.....but then I just sold some of my old parts so that offsets the cost of new toys. M-520 pedals......hhhm sounds interesting...
    "What we do in life echoes in eternity"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny73
    So far the front deraileur is working ok, ( I am actually planning to replace it with an XT next week) and the crank seems to be just fine...( that would be another thing that I 'm thinking about upgrading) I think all the upgrades were somewhere around $450 or so.....but then I just sold some of my old parts so that offsets the cost of new toys. M-520 pedals......hhhm sounds interesting...

    that is impressively low. Dare I ask how you pulled that off making it cost so little.

    http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=5240 are my pedals

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timeless
    that is impressively low. Dare I ask how you pulled that off making it cost so little.

    http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=5240 are my pedals
    Got he X-7 combo + BB-7 combo for a good price. Oh wait I forgot about the cassette and chain which adds another $50. I think you could actually do much better then that if you watch the classifieds section closely ....

    ps. stock stem sucks !!!! the screws are starting to rust after only about a month ... I guess I found my next upgrade...
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    Heres my 06 Hardrock Sport. Just put the rigid fork on a few days ago, then switched back to the orginal front tire to raise it up a bit.


    I still have a set of Rhynolites/Deore to put on.
    Its right at 25lbs on the bathroom scale with the stock 36 hole wheels and crappy bars, stem, and seat/post.

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    i put on a sram pg 990 cassette....red
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    2004 Stumpy FSR 100

    This winter I did the following upgrades and replacements:

    Reba Race Fork
    New wheels - DT Swiss 4.1 rims, DT Comp spokes, & Am Classic hubs
    XT cassette
    Easton monkey lite carbon bar
    Fox RP23 shock
    Eggbeater SL pedals
    WTB Rocket V SLT saddle
    25.4 lbs without any compromises to durability.
    She is now light enough for trail riding and xc racing.

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    ^You may want to do the XT cassette now while Nashbar has them from $50. Check the best deals section.

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    Latest upgrades with Pix!

    The latest greatest to the 06 stumpy are:

    Easton XC 1 wheelset
    Kenda Karma 2.0 (back) and Nevegal 2.1(front)
    Thomson seat post
    Bontrager Race Lite grips

    Upgrades over the past 6 months:

    New Triad from Specialized (the seals went caput on the original)
    Answer Pro Carbon Handlebar
    XT Cassette
    Thomson X4 Stem
    Chris King Headset (Blue)
    Shimano 540 Pedals
    WTB Rocket Pro V Ti Seat
    Hope Seat Clamp
    Maxxis Ultralight Tubes
    SRAM PC-991 Chain

    I think I am officially done with the upgrade game for now. ..
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    Just maintenance, changed fork oil and new BB. Huge difference in the fork, rode unbelievably up at Whistler.

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    2006 Stumpjumper FSR Expert Demo

    Well I've had the FSR about 6 months and I have to say that I like it a lot. My concerns for the bike are those shared by others. Namely the shock. Otherwise its reliable, strong and fast. I raced a hardtail Gary Fisher through college and picked the sport back up a couple of years ago. So far I have installed a Ritchey WCS Carbon Rizer bar and a Ritchey seat post. New Lock-on grips by Lizard Skins, I bent a brake lever and after inspecting the Juicy 7's I upgraded the brakes by putting on the 07' contact pad adjustment and changing the levers to carbon juicy levers. The cock pit is rounded out by a Thomson Elite X4 Stem with a Race Face Dues headset. Not a Chris King I know, but I had concerns after fitting one in there. Replaced the 06' Talas RL with an 07' Fox Talas RLC, took one of the ribbons off the right leg, it looks a little naked but I like it. I also went to Maxxis Crossmark tires, they are bloody fast. Egg beaters Twin Ti for pedals and a Selle San Marco ASPide Saddle. I purchased a RP23 but after a few rides it became apparent that it would not work as it kept bottoming out and the frame made contact with its self. It had a stroke of 2 in. So beware. I'm on the look out for a C'dale Rush RP23. Future upgrades include Crossmax ST wheelset, 07 XTR rear derailleur and the new XTR crank. Currently the weight is just a tad over 27lbs, with any luck the new wheels and crank could put me close to 25lbs, minus the Nite Rider Flight. Which if you haven't done night riding, its awesome. I live in Texas and the season has sucked as of yet, no dry trails so upgrades have been easy. Cheers for now!!





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    07 FSR Comp. Don't really want to change much thats important, but I got some Performance Bike Carve pedals (295grams) to swap out with my heavy shimano pedals with black platform around it.

    Replaced my old crap shoes with nice Specialized comp shoes! (does that count?)

    Really don't want to upgrade anything as long as its working fine!

    I may end up removing the 10mm spacer in the Comp's Fox fork so that I have 130 instead of 120mm travel, but there are reasons for and against ...

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    installed Hone (Hollowtech II) cranks and bb, rear hub and rear derailleur on my 2005 Enduro Expert... works well... no more derailleur hangers baby!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoBalance
    07 FSR Comp. Don't really want to change much thats important, but I got some Performance Bike Carve pedals (295grams) to swap out with my heavy shimano pedals with black platform around it.

    Replaced my old crap shoes with nice Specialized comp shoes! (does that count?)

    Really don't want to upgrade anything as long as its working fine!

    I may end up removing the 10mm spacer in the Comp's Fox fork so that I have 130 instead of 120mm travel, but there are reasons for and against ...
    the black platform is just for testing the bike out in the store...can be clipped/twisted off when u take the bike home
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    Well, if you must know...

    I bought some Profile Carbon Stubby Bar Ends (58% off at Jenson) and made myself a mudflap for my 05 Stumpy 120 Expert. I can't imagine climbing without my bars now. Regarding the mudflap, I couldn't get my LBS to order one cause' he claimed they were on back order. That was last year. Plus they were over $30 CDN. So I made one out of a plastic water jug, fastened them the same way as the real one... with tie downs. And best of all, thru on some Specialized decals. Looks wicked!!

    Check it out...
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    Hey that looks pretty good. Nice job Lungsonfire. Got any closer pics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedarkknight
    Well I've had the FSR about 6 months and I have to say that I like it a lot. My concerns for the bike are those shared by others. Namely the shock. Otherwise its reliable, strong and fast. I raced a hardtail Gary Fisher through college and picked the sport back up a couple of years ago. So far I have installed a Ritchey WCS Carbon Rizer bar and a Ritchey seat post. New Lock-on grips by Lizard Skins, I bent a brake lever and after inspecting the Juicy 7's I upgraded the brakes by putting on the 07' contact pad adjustment and changing the levers to carbon juicy levers. The cock pit is rounded out by a Thomson Elite X4 Stem with a Race Face Dues headset. Not a Chris King I know, but I had concerns after fitting one in there. Replaced the 06' Talas RL with an 07' Fox Talas RLC, took one of the ribbons off the right leg, it looks a little naked but I like it. I also went to Maxxis Crossmark tires, they are bloody fast. Egg beaters Twin Ti for pedals and a Selle San Marco ASPide Saddle. I purchased a RP23 but after a few rides it became apparent that it would not work as it kept bottoming out and the frame made contact with its self. It had a stroke of 2 in. So beware. I'm on the look out for a C'dale Rush RP23. Future upgrades include Crossmax ST wheelset, 07 XTR rear derailleur and the new XTR crank. Currently the weight is just a tad over 27lbs, with any luck the new wheels and crank could put me close to 25lbs, minus the Nite Rider Flight. Which if you haven't done night riding, its awesome. I live in Texas and the season has suck as of yet, no dry trails so upgrades have been easy. Cheers for now!!





    Before you give up on the RP23, remember that the Cannondale RP23 is a 7.5 x 2.0 shock with a plastic travel reducer on the inside. Check PUSH to see if they can convert the shock travel to 1.75 with the reducer to prevent bottoming out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyfilmboy
    Hey that looks pretty good. Nice job Lungsonfire. Got any closer pics?

    Thanks jonnyfilmboy. Here's a closer pic. Doesn't look bling like the "real" one, but it cost me nothing and works. Best of all, if it rips off (which it won't) I can make another one easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pipes10
    the black platform is just for testing the bike out in the store...can be clipped/twisted off when u take the bike home
    This is what I meant:




    Says 472 grams, tho there are a couple of models out there that are Shimano and weigh differently. The 520s are 320 grams and the Performance bike version are 295 (actually weighed them, they're total 301 grams/pair).

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    Just put on some Schwalbe Racing Ralphs for the summer!!!

    Shame it's wetter now than it has been all year....
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    05 Enduro Expert, upgraded to crossmax XL's and XT cranks/shifters

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    sold it for a new devinci ollie!!!
    hahahaha
    sx trail = not big enough for the bike park
    devinci ollie = ungodly fast and smooth!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck D. Railer
    sold it for a new devinci ollie!!!
    hahahaha
    sx trail = not big enough for the bike park
    devinci ollie = ungodly fast and smooth!
    Tell Bearclaw that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jut8
    Tell Bearclaw that.
    considering that it broke three times in two years, id say that it's not really that burly.
    Bearclaw gets free replacement frames.
    SX is good for smooth jump trails and the like, but when it gets steep and narly, it's always bottomed out. the headtube is too steep for super high speed too
    don't get me wrong.....the SX is a great bike, just not suited to high speed BC Bike Park riding. the devinci with 888 suits much better
    my 2cents

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    sold it

    i ditched the piece of junk and got a bike that is actually made for heavy duty riding. there is just something about riding a noodle that really turns you off of a bike. hope you specialized guys realize that there are bikes that are out there that don't bob when you pedal, flex when you descend and the "specialized fork" does not give out after one ride.

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    That bike doesn't sound so great according to reviews

    I'd hate to get stuck with one of these bikes


    Submitted by Anthony a Downhiller from montreal, quebec, canada
    Date Reviewed: 6/29/2005 1:36:38 PM
    Duration Product Used: 3 months
    Price Paid: $1050
    Strengths: Feels good at first
    Weaknesses: Snaped frame received bad customer service, bad welders, a good bike with a bad backround. and NO REPLACEMENT GRANTED when there weld was made wrongly
    Bottom Line: this thing is only good at the shop or if you keep your bill and sell it after a year, otherwise spend your money on a simple banshee scream. email me for pics of how badly cracked the weld is. this bike looks amazing but cant handle any drops over 18 feet. TRUST ME ull regret it now i need to go get my rear chainstay rewelded or pay to get it remade in stainless steel which is probably better worht it rather then spend 230$ for crash replacement when they were the problem in the first place.
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    Stripped the paint off...


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    just bought some rocky mount clutch sd's on the truck... not on the bike as such, but still related...
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    The latest thing I did to my Specialized bike is crash it, bending the rear wheel, flattening the tire, bending the large chainring and breaking my leg in three places. Nice!
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    1. Ellsworth Isis = stolen Monday before last.

    2. Bought 2006 S-Works Stumpy FSR on eBay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ayphotohosting

    3. Ordered EggBeater SL pedals, Thomson 100 mm/10 deg X4 stem, X.O. twist shifter, ESI grips and a Specialized mud guard for the rear. Anyone interested in mint condition Ritchey 4AXIS 100 mm stem or 2007 SRAM X.O triggers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhoopes
    1. Ellsworth Isis = stolen Monday before last.

    2. Bought 2006 S-Works Stumpy FSR on eBay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ayphotohosting

    3. Ordered EggBeater SL pedals, Thomson 100 mm/10 deg X4 stem, X.O. twist shifter, ESI grips and a Specialized mud guard for the rear. Anyone interested in mint condition Ritchey 4AXIS 100 mm stem or 2007 SRAM X.O triggers?
    Hmm... XO triggers? send me a PM with what you are selling them for.

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    Just ordered:
    -Carbon bars
    -Formula Oro's

    Supposed to get the parts today but I can't put them to use. While re-assembling my '03 Hardrock Pro I found a large crack in the non-drive side dropout.
    Quote Originally Posted by Internal14
    Ever slip a pedal and slam into the seat? That little thing would disappear until I later got to the ER.

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    I just got a new set of wheels and tires for the Enduro, i cant wait to try them out today:
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    Last thing I did to my Rockhopper ('97 base model)?

    Replaced the RST281 with a Kona P2 rigid fork, swapped the Altus CT91 Canti's for Tektro Oryx's, installed a Deore FD and the left Dura-Ace barcon to get it to a 2x9 config, swapped the Veloplus saddle for a much better WTB Speed V, and threw on an old set of VP DH SPD's to get clipless with platforms for distance riding (it's set up as a drop-bar 26" road bike right now).

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