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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.

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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.

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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
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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

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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.
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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.
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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.

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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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    nice, absolutely LOVE dangerboys, I have red as well and they are coooomffy and responsive. Anyways I swapped the crappy vanilla R for a Fox DHX 5.0 coil, I love it, threw on a silver progressive 300 lb. spring and that baby is plluuussshhh, matches my 66r very nicely and preloads awesome, just need to adjust the bottom out a bit, because it will bottom on the harder hits.

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    I just put SRAM X9 triggers and rear derailleur on the new Rockhopper.

    I'll also put my trusty ol' Reba fork on it tomorrow. Heck, maybe i'll even take a pic.

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    Dangerboy brake Levers
    twisted spokes on both wheels
    went clipless (candy sl)
    ODI lock on grips
    bar end caps

    and cleaned her







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    I'm not one to upgrade components much, but here goes:

    Bike: 2005 SJ 120 Comp.

    Most recent changes (last week):
    -> New derailleur hanger; 3rd in last twelve months!
    -> Reinstalled the original Adrenaline 2.0 tires to replaced the Cinder 2.25 that I had been running for the last year. The Adrenalines are actually a larger volume tire and I'm prettry sure they're lighter... they can't be much heaver than the Cinders!

    On order and due this week:
    -> B-Axle Assembly for XTR rear derailleur; 2nd in the last 9 months!
    -> XT Shifters (751 series with cable assemblies) to replace the stock Deore; rear one is no longer functionning properly.
    -> PG980 11-34t cassette to replace the stock Deore, I think.
    -> Salsa (silver) steel skewers. I wanted new wheels, but just couldn't justify them, so it's a small bling to compensate.

    On the radar, maybe this Winter:
    -> Continental Mountain King 2.2 PT tires.
    -> PUSHed Septune Shock.
    -> Revelation 426 Dual Air fork to replace the stock Black Super 90-120 - big maybe!!
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    Did the following upgrades over the last few months on my 2003 Rockhopper:

    New 2007 Marzocchi MX PRO ETA fork
    New Sun Rynolite Rims with Deore Disc Hubs
    New 2008 BB7 160mm Disc brakes
    New Bontrager Crowbar handlebars
    New IRC Mythos XC tires
    New 100mm Bontrager Stem
    New 8-Speed Shimano Cassette

    New Streamers, Bell, and basket with flowers. J/K
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    Chain-Stay Guard... No more slap!
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    I have just rebuilt my 2005 SX trail.
    New Marzocchi All Mountain SL 1 forks
    New Sun Singletrack wheelset
    Replaced rear shock on waranty for Fox DHX 5 Coil
    New Hayes nine DH Brakes with Goodridge hoses
    New Cane Creek headset
    New Raceface Bottom Bracket
    New XT rear Mech
    New Stem and Bars

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    Had my 05 Stumpy FSR for a while, but finally decided on some upgrades.

    So far:
    BARS: Specialized XC low rise --> 06 Easton Monkeylite XC ($113, -128g)
    CASSETTE: Shimano HG-50 LX --> 06 SRAM PG-980 ($70, -103g)
    SEATPOST: Specialized something --> 07 Easton EC70, cut down ($86, -86g)

    ~0.70 lbs so far for $269.

    Next is:
    SADDLE: Specialized Rival --> Sette Nyx? ($40, -130g)
    STEM: Easton Alumacrap --> Sette Edge 90mm ($25, -44g)
    PEDALS: Shimano M-505 SPD --> Eggbeater SL ($85, -168g)
    CRANKSET: Custom Shimano Hollowtech + ES-30 --> Race Face Deus X-Type ($225, at least 100g saved)

    That will give me a grand total of about 1.7lbs saved at a cost of $644.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akira27
    Dangerboy brake Levers
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    went clipless (candy sl)
    ODI lock on grips
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    those bar end caps are sweet!
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    thats what I did today :/

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    ouch^^^
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    Today I upgraded my 07 Stumpjumper FSR Pro Carbon with:

    -Crossmax SLR wheels
    -Hitch Python UST tires
    -XTR cranks
    -SRAM 990 Cassette
    -SRAM 991 Chain
    -Garmin Edge 301 (on it's way from Mr. Geoman)

    My special lady is feeling sweet and looks extra fabulous! And with no SWMBO there's no one to complain.

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    i upgraded my brakes and wheels i ordered a set or martas and mavic wheels fro my 08 hopper

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    Swissstop 4 Season Brake pads. So far no squealing.

    Next?

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    Put the rear shock mudflap on my 04 enduro s-works.

    Works great and looks good

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    On my enduro SL Expert I have donr the following;

    RaceFace Diabolus Lock-On's
    DMR V12's (ditched SPD'd due to ligament trouble, dont wanna be clipped in no more)
    Hope Pro 2 rear hub in red on the standard DT wheel

    I also recently got an ex hire 2007 hardrock Sport (red) for 150 and added;

    Rock Shox Tora 318
    RaceFace Diabolus Lock-On's
    DMR V8's (white)
    RaceFace Evolve Stem (White)
    RaceFace Prodigy XC Riser Bar
    Rodi Excalibur Freeride wheelset (white)
    Halo Twin Rail Tyres
    Tentro Mechanical Disc Brakes
    RaceFace Chain Stay Protector

    Also got myself a pair of Five Ten Impact 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by robfairbrother
    I have just rebuilt my 2005 SX trail.
    New Marzocchi All Mountain SL 1 forks
    New Sun Singletrack wheelset
    Replaced rear shock on waranty for Fox DHX 5 Coil
    New Hayes nine DH Brakes with Goodridge hoses
    New Cane Creek headset
    New Raceface Bottom Bracket
    New XT rear Mech
    New Stem and Bars

    Did you get the DHX through the Specialized replacement program that they offered for the 05 Enduros due to the 5ths blowin up? If so how much did you pay yo? Oh, and how is the fitment on that coil? Is it a 8.75x2.75 or what?

    Oo chyea, u gots any pics?

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    I think I've lost my mind...

    Ordered way too many small parts in the past couple days...

    New parts for 04 s-works enduro:

    - Juicy 7s to replace the BB7s (swapping the BB7s to my Dean Colonel)
    - Dangerboy gripped levers - Blue
    - Dangerboy handlebar end caps - Blue
    - Salsa flip off skewers - Blue
    - Salsa seatpost collar - Blue
    - ODI lock on clamps - Blue

    Guess you could say I got the blue bug. Something about being almost all black was starting to bore me just a little (or that's how I justified it in my head...)

    Here's a pic of the bike when I first built it up. It has since changed a bit (bigger tires almost immediately) so I'll try to post another pic once I get everything installed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vreihemnotor6


    thats what I did today :/
    Oooph. By the look of that front chainstay is that an 06? That's where they all break. And what has Spec had to say about it? Still waiting for mine to go.

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    5th element and blue frame - i'd say it's an '05.

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    Added 2007 MZ Pro ETA forks, XT dual control levers, Titec Oversize stem, carbon spacers, RaceFace Evolve riser bar, and RaceFace Deuce XC AHead head set to my 1996 Rockhopper Comp A1 FS. The thing just won't die!!!!!!

    Before it had Sram 600 gripshifts, diacomp levers, Rockshock noname fork with quill stem

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    Upgraded to the 07 SJ FSR Elite from nothing.

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    Just fitted two new sets of EBC brake pads (hope these last a little longer than last time) and re-fitted my Seputne shock thats just been serviced and had the "PUSH" mod

    Can't wait till Satuday to give her a run out, but due to work etc... I'm going to have too

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    Bonking ... not feelin' well

    I got some black spray paint and painted out everything specialized on my S-Works hardtail. Being so overpriced I am ashamed of myself. I think bike prices are going to do what the stock market is going to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bleednmad
    I got some black spray paint and painted out everything specialized on my S-Works hardtail. Being so overpriced I am ashamed of myself. I think bike prices are going to do what the stock market is going to do.
    You do know the warranty will not be valid after u do that, right?
    Well, it doesn't matter if you don't buy from authorize anyway....

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    07 Enduro SL Expert

    Here's what I've done....

    - Mavic 819 rear wheel with Hope Pro II (red) hub, super comp spokes with, yes, red nipples
    - PG 990 cassette, 32 teeth (also red alloy inside)
    - FSA bash guard, no 3rd ring
    - Rocket V SLT
    - Maverick Speed Ball (I know it's heavy but keeps the flow going)
    - Kenda Blue Groove and Nevagal (thinking about trying new ones)
    - Candy 4 Ti's

    I've got it right at 30lbs with big heavy tires 2.35's; or 29.2lbs with a chopped post (instead of speedball) and 2.1 Resolution in the back
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    Heres those red grips, and she's all wet and muddy.
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    Pushed the Talas rl to talas rcl on my 05 FSR Expert.Sure feels nice.Also XT Hollow techII, cassette and Eston Monkeylite carbon bar.

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    Here goes, finally bit the bullet and went for it...

    Carbon S-Works XC low rise bar
    Thomson X4 stem (I have small easton stem at the mo)
    New Grips, Cane Creek MOAB lock-on's
    Juicy 7's 185mm front, 160mm rear
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    Ordered:
    Hope Pro 2 - DT Comp - Mavic XC-717 Disc + American Classic Ti QR
    Avid FlacJacket + Middleburn Cable Oilers
    Selle SLR TT
    2008 XT 11-32 cassette
    7701 DA/XTR chain
    Formula Oro Puro 180/160 mm brakes
    Avid Matchmaker clamps
    Continental SpeedKing 2.1 Supersonics
    Thomson Stem Cap (to replace the current Chris King)
    Xpedo Mountain Force MagSl pedals

    -> 26,5 lbs

    ...would be sub 26 with Crank Bros Cobalt SL crankset

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    Just threw on a 07 XTR fd I got for my bday. Otherwise, new 185 rotor in the back from crashing too much and took the stickers off my brain and shock, solid black. Looks sick, post pix soon!

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    '07 XT cassette 11-32
    Bought an '05 SJ FSR frame off the classifieds section with a Fox F100 RL and XT front derailleur. Photos when I get it...

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    bought an 07 demo 7 and have been tuning the suspension
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    For me the latest thing I done to my 07 Rockhopper is replace the crank set with an XT M770 Crank set. (I bent the middle chain ring on the stock one) and replace the damage chain to a PC-68.
    Pedals where replace right after I got the bike to m520's I will get pictures after I get new batts for the camera

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    The latest addition on my SXT is a CK headset. Before that it was a 07' Z1RC2 & a CCDB.
    Outside of the fork, I'm only replacing things as they break.

    If I could just taco the wheels.....
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    I just picked up a fox vanilla rlc for my 08 hopper


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    I replace my 03 enduro with a new SJ Eite 07 M a week ago...sweet ride!!! I replace the cassette to 07 SRAM 990, replace the stock saddle to Rival SL, changed front derailer to XT. and grip to ODI. also changed the Disc Rotor to 185mm / R 203 F. All I can say! this is an awesome bike!!

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    - added a gravity dropper seatpost to my 2004 s-works enduro. Remote handle-bar lever too. Sure is nice. I ordered a left-hand remote switch and mount it upside-down on the right-hand side so it acts as a thumb switch. I am still running the original dual-control levers so my thumb needed something to do

    - Changed to an Eskar control 2.3 tire in the rear. Best rear tire ever. I still have a supply of the oversized Adrenaline 2.2's for the front (More like a 2.5). I love big tires!!!

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    green lightening

    sx.jpg

    so here's my SX and what i've changed is:

    the front fork- Fox Vanilla 36 (the new one with the QR thru axle) cool fork
    the headset- King
    the cranks-Saint
    the seatpost-Thompson
    the Cassette-XTR
    the brakes-Hayes
    the tires-some Specialized slick tire for urban, i love the tires actually... if i could only remember what they where called...

    I did all the changes at pretty much the same time and it dropped the weight by a large amount, to say the least. I want to get some shimano stuff to replace the sram stuff (i just prefer shimano, sorry sram). I was thinking about a new saint derailluer and shifter... maybe, or maybe the new xt shadow der and shifter... we'll see.

    Man I love this bike! I've had more fun trying to kill myself on this thing then i've had in a long time with just about anything else. I never did any urban riding before i bought this bike and i bought it on a whim. Now its one of my favorite bikes of all time... hurray for whims!
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    The last thing I did to my 06' p.3 was, sold it to buy a Rocky Montain Flow Dj.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Locoman
    The latest addition on my SXT is a CK headset. Before that it was a 07' Z1RC2 & a CCDB.
    Outside of the fork, I'm only replacing things as they break.

    If I could just taco the wheels.....
    Did you install an oversized CK headset? Your warranty is voided if you did'nt.

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    I bought One......and then went all XTR and Avid Juicy's
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    Added a hollow Ti Phenom saddle and Alligator Serated disc rotors to my 07 Epic Marathon build! Phenom is awesome!

    About to try some Rotor Q-rings (2x9?) and order up some Roval Controle wheels w/Captain 2Bliss tires.

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    I just bought shimano xt shifters and a 9 speed shimano cassette for my 08 hopper.

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    Took it for it's maiden voyage.
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    I just replaced the Sram thumbshifters to XO Grip Shifters. Also replaced my front derailer to XTR.


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    Changed the tires to Speed King SS 2.3" and put Ti axles to Xpedo Sl/Cr pedals. Weight went down to 25,8 lb / 11,7 Kg


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    My 06 Demo 9

    gold chris king headset
    gold dangerboy levers
    gold dangerboy seat clamp
    wonderful new chunder 2.5 tires

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    Quote Originally Posted by demorider232
    gold chris king headset
    gold dangerboy levers
    gold dangerboy seat clamp
    wonderful new chunder 2.5 tires
    pics??
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    pics??
    ill be glad to put some up when I get home tonight. I'm at work right now.

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    All of these stumpies make my hopper look like a walmart bike lol, sweet bikes guys

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    SRAM 990 Cassette, shock fender, S-works UST tires, and egg beaters SL. Next will be XTR shifters and Crossmax rims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by union_op
    All of these stumpies make my hopper look like a walmart bike lol, sweet bikes guys
    doubt that...besides u more than likely have the nicest hopper around with all those sweet upgrades....maybe time to add some color to it??....skewers, bar end caps, levers, seat collar, etc.......
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    ... and if we just ... My SL

    07 SL Expert:

    Industry 9 Enduro Wheels w/ 1st 25mm front I9 hub ever made
    small block 8's
    salsa skewer
    Monkey DH carbon bar shaved 1 inch each side
    lock on grips
    matchmakers
    Thomson straight post
    sram 990 cassette/chain

    Next:
    Red King headset on order (large skirt)
    Red Dangerboy levers
    New 08 XT front derailleur

    To say i love this bike is an understatement, current set up is just under 27 lbs (not with pedals shown thow) These wheels are the stiffest, lightest wheels around and they machined the 25mm Spesh cones because I asked them to. Great guys at I9, just be prepared to wait and wait and wait, but worth it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIK SD
    07 SL Expert:

    Industry 9 Enduro Wheels w/ 1st 25mm front I9 hub ever made
    small block 8's
    salsa skewer
    Monkey DH carbon bar shaved 1 inch each side
    lock on grips
    matchmakers
    Thomson straight post
    sram 990 cassette/chain

    Next:
    Red King headset on order (large skirt)
    Red Dangerboy levers
    New 08 XT front derailleur

    To say i love this bike is an understatement, current set up is just under 27 lbs (not with pedals shown thow) These wheels are the stiffest, lightest wheels around and they machined the 25mm Spesh cones because I asked them to. Great guys at I9, just be prepared to wait and wait and wait, but worth it!
    I suppose that's I9 Enduro hubs with stiffer front and rear.
    Why not convert or purchase the rear hub with 10mm axle instead of QR? Then use DT-Swiss RWS 10mm skewer.
    My 10mm axle on SJ. But my front hub is convertible 20mm/QR.
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    I feel your thought process there and agree completely and considered it but ultimately i find myself having to throw my bike inside my car a lot (from the rack) for an hour here and there (so-cal if it aint bolted down it will be ripped off) i can fit it with one wheel off and considering the front it is easier to just pop off the back wheel. The hub is convertable and an easy switch so if I can in the future I will definately do exactly what you said. I went back and forth on it but stuck with the qr in the end.

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    Wait, that 10mm DT ratchet is QR isn't it? Yeah probably make that switch soon, I didn't even think of that, at first, I was thinking that the 10MM option could only be bolt on! Dammit! Probably have to wait another 3 months for the conversion kit but thanks for your suggestion!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd97
    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
    Those bar plugs are 28 bucks....lol....what a rip off!!!!!!!!!!

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    well, i just threw on some new grips (lizard skins lock on) and a 120 bonty stem... Stoked to see how it handles/climbs on the local run, otherwise I'm going to a 110...!

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    Heres some pics of my Demo 9 with more gold than Fort Knox.
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    "New and improved" Tricross Expert! http://www.xanga.com/Single_track_mind then scroll down just a bit...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by union_op
    All of these stumpies make my hopper look like a walmart bike lol, sweet bikes guys
    yeah tell me about it. All the stumpies and higher is making my 07 base Rockhopper feel like well a good walmart bike but still a walmart bike.

    My Rockhopper has had the crank replaced to an M770 and has had M520 pedals put on it.

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    latest thing i have done is ...

    sell it for 1400$
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    I upgrade the grips and barend plugs a few weeks ago

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    Switched half the parts... About 26 lbs. Really good to ride, and nothing superlightweight to worry about. Light and efficient in uphill, plush and easy to handle in downhill. Fast. Perfect!

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    jeppe - so what all do u have on ther now?
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    Fork: Fox Talas RL
    Brakes: Formula Oro Puro 180/160 mm (/w Formula Mixxmaster)
    Front derailleur: Shimano XTR FD-M960
    Rear derailleur: SRAM X.0 (2005) long cage
    Triggers: SRAM X.0
    Cassette: Shimano XT CS-M770 11-32 (2008)
    Chain: Shimano DA/XTR CN-7701
    Crankset: Shimano XTR FC-M970
    Wheels:
    Hubs: Hope Pro II Disc
    Rims: Mavic XC-717 Disc
    Spokes: DT Competition 2.0-1.8
    Skewers: American Classic Ti
    Headset: ChrisKing NoThreadSet
    Spacers: 4xCarbon
    Seatpost: Thomson Elite 30.9 mm
    Stem: Thomson Elite X4 90 mm
    Handlebar: Specialized S-Works Carbon OS XC-riser 640mm
    Grips: ODI Cross Trainer lock-on
    Tires: Continental SpeedKing 2.1 Supersonic
    Tubes: Continental MTB 26 Supersonic
    Saddle: Selle Italia SLR TT
    Pedals: Xpedo Mountain Force MagSL

    to be changed when new parts arrive:
    Avid Flak Jacket -cables /w Middleburn Cable Oilers, and Extralite 34.9 mm seatclamp.

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    I trashed the XTR rear derailleur of my 07 Elite, does that count? Although it wasn't intentional. I should have a new XT Shadow later today.
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    I ordered an 08 Stumpy FSR Pro Carbon, and set of Roval Controle XC wheels to go along with it

    Maybe a Truvativ Noir crank and some Carbon Lever blades for the Martas may complement it nicely also.
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    08 Epic Expert

    put tubeless tires on. Oh yeah, and replaced the brain shock with a new one since the orig broke within a month of riding.

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    Just fitted the 08 rear shock to my SL, refitted the serviced fork. Saving up for another Specialized. Oh and it's 6 months old today.
    Last edited by catnash; 09-24-2007 at 09:24 PM.

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    I just bought my Rockhopper Comp Disk in Feb 07, the chain that came stock broke,so the 2 year warrantee took care of that,1 1/2 months later the chain broke again. The new link was still there and broken in a new area, after the 1 mile jaunt to the store, they replaced it free adding that the new chain was 3 times stronger than stock. The new chain is silver in color, stock was black. It seems to me there are going to be a few problems with any new bike, and being 250 lbs, I can dish out the punishment.
    I have read many a post where the pedals are the achilies tendon of this bike, and recommendations? Mostly used for commute to work offroad a bit on the way, but have noticed the pedals under me a bit unusual.

    Thanks

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    Stripped paint from Talas fork... The paint was scratched all over so I decided to give it a new look. As soon as the surface oxidizes a little bit more, it will match even better to the primer gray color of the frame

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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    Just fit a new Trigon carbon handlebar, XTR shifters & Polar computer.







    I love black color in bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catnash
    Just fitted the 08 rear shock to my SL, refitted the serviced fork. Saving up for another Specialized. Oh and it's 6 months old today.

    which one...dont keep us in suspense!
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    Almost there...

    Today I got on my Stumpy a pair of 07 XTR pedals and rear cogs. Now it's only missing the XTR wheelset to have a complete 07 XTR groupset. Man, those parts are shinny. Specially the cassette. I'm trying to get some Resolution Pro 2.0 tires, but it's nowhere to find.

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    Why not go Sram...ive had both XTR and XO and i gotta say Sram WINS hands down

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    I run Shimano for a long time. I kinda like the SRAM rear derailleur, but overall, I don't quite like the group as whole (if we consider Truvativ and Avid as parts of the same group). Shimano seems to be more reliable and way more polished and conected as a component set to me, but hey, that's my opinion. I understand some like SRAM and others prefer Shimano, so I don't really mind fans' opinions on their preferences, because they will always say that the one they like is the best! Anyway, I'd probably go for a X0 if they where compatible with my XTR shifters. But I'm now waiting for the XTR Shadow. That's some major improvement for Shimano RDs. But really, there's NO WAY I put down my slick and trustfull XTR off my bike now! It's still fresh and nice, and it's serving me pretty well! And you gotta love those brakes! And the rotors... Oh, those rotors are sweet.

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    Yeah, I wouldn't get rid of XTR stuff if I had it as well for anything else, including SRAM (yeah, I've ridden X0 as well). I trashed my XTR rear derailleur though, and just got the 08 XT Shadow unit and man is that thing amazing down rocky descents. It moves WAY less than the Shimano AND SRAM stuff, but is quiet like a Shimano XTR derailleur during normal riding. The shop manager and I were commenting on how loud the X0 is during our night ride while my previous XTR and this new XT Shadow is barely noticeable. The only downside is that it's a little slower on upshifts versus the XTR but I hope the pivots are breaking in and will improve. The real fun is when you compare the Shadow with other derailleurs side-by-side as it makes them all look huge.

    Next stop on my list will be the XTR shifters. I was about to go SRAM because of the stupid XTR banging on my pivot, but since the Shadow works so well I can now get the shifters I really wanted to begin with.
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    I just installed an RP23! yahooooo!

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    So have you noticed much improvement with the rp23 over

    the triad?

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    Good job!

    My 2000 Rockhopper A1 Comp FSR

    Titec RIP 3D XC Stem (silver faceplate)
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    LX Hollowtech II chainset and bottom bracket
    LX cassette & chain
    XT brakes
    XT dual control levers
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    XT rear mech
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    Nope not the Triad , that's the RP 3, I got the RP 23. the latest rear shock from Fox.

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    Took off the XTR triggers and rear derailleur and did the switch to XO twisties and long cage derailleur that I picked up on E-bay.

    Love the twisties and the hard click of the shift changes.

    This added to the 620 Carbon S-Works straight bar I put on when I got it makes for a mean race machine!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grnhrnt
    Nope not the Triad , that's the RP 3, I got the RP 23. the latest rear shock from Fox.
    I think what adcampo meant was just that: how good is the RP23 over the Triad shock.

    I rode a SJ Comp with the Triad and never notice much difference from the RP3. But since the RP23 kinda has more tuning options and it's newer, that should surpass the Triad for sure!

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    The Triad was an RP 3 w/ three settings thus the name. I haven't tried it as my old shock was the Septune, an RP 3 likewise but this time it had 7 propedal settings (plus one "open") and again its name.

    The septune had too many settings and I only used 3 the # 1 for regular rides, # 7 when racing xc races and open whenever going south.

    The RP 23 has four settings, open and 3 settings of propedal. I've tried the firmest setting (#3) and it was stiffer than the #7 (firmest) setting of the septune. Plus the septune was a little delayed in openning when I'd hit a bump, i could feel a jolt from the saddle. I didn't feel this in yesterday's ride going over the same course w/ the RP23.

    The RP 3 was no push over way better than the Float R or RL, but I can feel a more refined ride w/ the 23. Firmer propedal and smoother transition and small bump sensitivity. The ride feels like you've got soft (semi-flat) tires but the pedals are responsive when you apply force. you won't have that soggy feeling but a sharp and immediate reaction when you hammer down. This is the best description I can think of.

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    Added some gold bling... and finally solved Juicy 7 stuttering problems!
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    Quote Originally Posted by plussa
    Added some gold bling... and finally solved Juicy 7 stuttering problems!
    Oooo, now that is worth checking out.. Hmmm red rotors.... ...drool... But are they not 183mm and not 185mm which is what Avid specifiy????
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonys102
    Oooo, now that is worth checking out.. Hmmm red rotors.... ...drool... But are they not 183mm and not 185mm which is what Avid specifiy????
    Red rotors would suit red hubs fine... I almost ordered mine black but after some photoshopping I found out that gold actually would be a better choice... What a bike geek I am!

    The 2 mm difference in size doesn't make any difference. I only had to file a bit from the front mount, took maybe 5 minutes. The rivets in the disc touched the adapter slightly.
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    On my 2001 Enduro Pro I extended the Psylo's travel to the 125mm setting. Removed my Hopey steering damper, and got rid of the headset spacers to compensate for the taller front end.

    The Hopey is a cool device, but not really needed in Minnesota.

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    I have Chunder Control 1-ply 2.2 tires on it, along with my Shimano XT Shadow. Oh, and I changed the band on the Rib Cage bottle holder to a black one but that was after the pic. One shows the whole bike, while the other shows the clearance (a fair amount) with these new tires.
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    Installed a more protective mudflap, made from inner tube.

    It also covers the lower shock eyelet because the flap goes underneath the shock link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grnhrnt
    The Triad was an RP 3 w/ three settings thus the name. I haven't tried it as my old shock was the Septune, an RP 3 likewise but this time it had 7 propedal settings (plus one "open") and again its name.

    The septune had too many settings and I only used 3 the # 1 for regular rides, # 7 when racing xc races and open whenever going south.

    The RP 23 has four settings, open and 3 settings of propedal. I've tried the firmest setting (#3) and it was stiffer than the #7 (firmest) setting of the septune. Plus the septune was a little delayed in openning when I'd hit a bump, i could feel a jolt from the saddle. I didn't feel this in yesterday's ride going over the same course w/ the RP23.
    The Triad is not a RP3. The Triad was a low budget custom shock built for Specialized by Fox with three settings: lockout, propedal (aka half-open), and open. The RP3 has three levels of propedal: high, medium, and low. While the propedal on a Triad caused the bike to squat, the RP3 and RP23 do not suffer from this and apply power to the wheel.

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    You guys have some sweet bikes! I'm hoping to pick up a new wheelset when I start riding again (June/July hopefully) and some other bits to get me going again.
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    recently added some new flat pedals to my Enduro elite 06, Shimano DX

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