|Frame||Specialized FACT IS 9m carbon,130mm travel, 142 x 12mm dropouts|
|Fork||RockShox Pike RC 29, 120mm-travel, tapered steerer, 15mm thru-axle|
|Rear Shock||Fox/Specialized Remote Brain w/AutoSag, BrainFade adjust|
|Rims/Wheels||Roval Control Carbon 29|
|Spokes||DT Swiss Revolution|
|Tires||Specialized 2Bliss-ready; Front: Purgatory Control, 29 x 2.3; Rear: Ground Control, 29 x 2.3|
|Crankset||SRAM S-2200 carbon|
|Front Derailleur||SRAM X7|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XTR Shadow Plus|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM PG-1050, 10-speed: 11-36|
|Handlebars||Specialized XC Mini-Rise, carbon|
|Tape/Grips||Specialized Sip Grip|
|Stem||Specialized XC, aluminum|
|Brake Levers||Shimano XT|
|Brakes||Shimano XT hydraulic disc|
|Saddle||Body Geometry Henge Comp|
|Seatpost||Specialized Command Post IR, adjustable height w/remote, 125mm-travel (Small: 100mm)|
|Accessories & Extras||SWAT kit: Bottle cage, EMT tool, Top Cap chain tool, Chain tensioner|
* Subject to change without notice.
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I am 45 years old, coming off of a 2008 Stumpjumper FSR Comp that I bought used in 2011. I have been an off road biker since the BMX days in the early 80's. I do the occasional race but most of my time on the bike is what I would consider trail riding. I have been shopping for the last two years and after MUCH consideration, I pulled the trigger on this one. About the bike: At first look in real life (very different than looking at pictures) you notice how tough it looks - everything looks oversized - the frame tubing, the bottom bracket, the 34mm forks. It just looks bomb proof. After riding, it feels like it looks. The 29 inch wheels seem to roll over ANYTHING. I have had many bikes over the years and have made them last longer than most people because of the way I ride - looking for the smoothest lines and unweighting and easing over obstacles. This bike has changed the way I ride. I just point the front wheel and go. Jumps and drops are like having a big pillow to land on because of the suspension. Having the dropper seat-post is like having two different bikes. In its lowest position, I feel like I am sitting between these two giant wheels and able to drop off anything. Whatever disadvantage there is to the bigger wheels compared to 26 inchers seems to be cancelled out with this seat-post. I have read some reviews about the Specialized seat-post not having the infinite adjustment but the three positions work great for me. Up all the way for my most efficient pedal position, the mid position for just about any downhill or rough terrain, and all the way down for crazy stuff. I like being able to go back to the same positions consistently. I will say I am a SRAM fan because of the shifters - I like the bigger shift contact and shifting up and down with my thumb. So I was pleasantly surprised with the dual action up-shift lever on the Shimano SLX shifters - can still do all shifting with my thumb. This purchase was a very hard sell to the Mrs. - was a lot of money to spend on a bike for me. I am not the rich jerk I keep hearing about. And I am sure the lesser SJ models would be just as capable. But one ride and you will know where your money went. So save your pennies, bag your lunch, keep driving that old car instead of buying the new one and get one of these if you can - you won't regret it!
I have been riding an older sworks carbon 26. After numerous injuries almost gave up riding. Then came the FSR. much easier on my body after ling rides no pain. 29er plus plush ride made me want to ride again. This Stumpy helps on the long Colorado Climbs and rocky downhills.
Bought this bike in Annapolis but only a few "shake-out" rides before taking it out to Marin California. There, my first major ride was the famous "Appetite Seminar", a 21 mile ride on Thanksgiving morning that includes the Pine Mountain Loop and Repack, the birth place of mountain biking. This new bike is just simply awesome! Balance, brakes, shifting, tires, suspension, all perfect! Last time I made this ride I burned 2,700 calories, this time even harder due to mud, mud, and more mud. No matter what you are riding now I would encourage you to give this bike a try to see what you are currently missing, the cutting edge of modern technology.
I test rode the camber and the aluminum version of this bike but the carbon with the brain is really great. I am not disappointed at all. I have taken on Mt [...] in [...] and [...]. fun all around.
|Option||Barcode||Manufacturer's Part Number|
|Gloss Dirty White/Black/Cyan / Small||00719676194172||93315-3002|
|Gloss Dirty White/Black/Cyan / Medium||00719676190938||93315-3003|
|Gloss Dirty White/Black/Cyan / Large||00719676184746||93315-3004|
|Gloss Dirty White/Black/Cyan / X-Large||00719676192048||93315-3005|