Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp XC Full Suspension
|MSRP : $2500.00|
Product DescriptionLight on weight but loaded with technology, the Stumpjumper FSR Comp is nimble yet stable, efficient but burly, and ready for virtually any trail.
- Custom Fox Triad II rear shock tackles all trail conditions with its 3-position, on-the-fly adjuster that includes lockout, fully open, and efficient ProPedal settings
- RockShox Revelation RL 140mm Dual Air fork has Motion Control damping, rebound/compression adjustment, and external lockout for endless rock garden bliss
- DT Swiss X420SL 24mm-wide rims are sturdy and lightweight - strong enough to handle complex singletrack, yet light enough to make the climb out effortless
- Both 2Bliss Ready, the S-Works Purgatory 2.2" front tire works in concert with The Captain Control 2.0" rear tire to deliver exceptional traction for pinpoint cornering and braking in varied conditions
- Avid Elixir R SL lightweight hydraulic disc brakes/levers with alloy backed semi-metallic pads and tool-free reach adjust for superb control and modulation
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Date Reviewed: February 3, 2014
Strengths: Bike is stiff and a blast to ride. Very quiet also.
Weaknesses: Brakes are nothing special, kind of mushy even after dealer bleed them..
I bought this to replace a 2005 Stumpjumper FSR. What a difference! My 05 never felt "flexy" but when riding this it feels really ridged. A few laps at my usual 10 mile XC loop showed quicker lap times with the same effort/heart rate. Not that it really matters... The bike is just plain fun. I was worried the chain guide/dangler would be noisy but that's the case. Because of the guide and the Type 2 derailleur, the bike is very quiet. A big plus IMO. I changed the seat and put a little taller bar on it to fit me better.
Brakes are a bit mushy. They work, but the lever feel isn't really that firm unless I "pump" them a time or two. Dealer bleed them and they are a little better but again, nothing special.
Rear hub felt a little loose after a few rides. I was told it wasn't adjustable, however, I took it apart and it is. Snugged it up (had to open an old, thin Park cone wrench with a file) at it seems ok now.
No real complaints. Looks good, rides good. Would buy again.
Duration Product Used: A little over a year.
Purchased At: LBS
Similar Products Used: Haro hard tail, Trek 9000 (elastomer boinger, been on full suspension ever since!), Manitou FS (1995, with rear suspension like a front fork.Elastomer boinger also!), 2005 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR.
Bike Setup: WTB seat, Easton bars (15mm higher than stock), old style Specialized BG grips.
Date Reviewed: October 24, 2013
-3x10 drivetrain (i consider it a plus)
Weaknesses: -Stock tires
-No command post internal routing like the '12's have
All this being said, it's not perfect (at least in stock form). The captain 2.0 tire it comes with is fast, but not grippy at all, it washes out very easily, and the s-works purgatory, while being okay, was unpredictable and was way too fast on the turn in/bite on the corners, nearly threw me once or twice on the first few rides. A set of Bontrager XR4's fixed the washing issues and made the front much more stable, shortening up the stem got the control just perfect. Add a command post and clipless setup and i couldn't be happier.
I haven't missed the extra inch of travel on the fork from my enduro, and the revelation has been great, though i do miss having the climbing setting that took a couple inches out of the front. The triad rear shock is very cushy on full open, and great all-around on pro-pedal. The lockout works well, though with the pro-pedal i don't know that i'll use it much. The brakes have lots of stopping power, haven't heard a peep out of them yet, and the on-the-fly adjustable levers are nice.
Overall this bike gets a 4.7 out of 5 chili's (rounded up to 5) from me, great riding position, very decent stock drivetrain, and confidence inspiring suspension make this a great trail bike, capable of long XC rides, but a sleeper AM bike at the same time. Just set it up for your riding style and it will reward you with some of the best rides of your life.
Price Paid: $1500.00
Purchased At: Craigslist
Similar Products Used: '06 Stumpjumper FSR Comp
'07 Enduro Comp
Bike Setup: Stock except:
-60mm stem with 16 degrees rise
-Command Post Blacklite
-Bontrager XR4's (2.35) front and rear
Date Reviewed: July 15, 2013
Strengths: Geometry, comfort, weight vs. size. 140mm from a trustworthy Rock Shox Revelation RL
Weaknesses: Almost $3,000 ?? Price should come with slightly better components out the door. Would be nice for a rear lock out or brain to come on the Comp.
Duration Product Used: 5 months
Price Paid: $1500.00
Similar Products Used: 2011 Canondale Rize 5
Date Reviewed: May 5, 2013
Strengths: Bike shown above is an older model, see http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bikes/mountain/sjfsr/stumpjumperfsrcomp29 for the current spec and pricing ($3000 MSRP).
Weaknesses: Tires don't grip very well but they roll well, and the wheels and rims are all tubeless ready. Flexy front fork, grabby brakes at low speeds. Rear suspension could be a little more active.
Date Reviewed: February 14, 2013
Strengths: Fast. Amazing handling in all conditions. Looks amazing. FLAWLESS shifting (unlike any other). Durable.
Weaknesses: People like to steal this bike
Date Reviewed: February 6, 2013
Strengths: This bike has a super sturdy and beefy feel. Downhill you'll go through the bumps like a hot knife through butter~almost : ) I really like the sram shifters and cranks~so the powertrain is really good. Also some of these seem to come with the rockshox, but mine came with the Fox Forks thankfully which do a great job.
Weaknesses: Front brake noise issues are pretty bad~On the first few rides I had to deal with this turkey gobbling sound. Some 100 grit sandpaper on the pads and the front rotor seems to have solved it. The saddle leaves much to be desired. Overall the bike rides heavy, but after a few rides you adjust and will be liking the bike more.
Date Reviewed: January 18, 2013
Strengths: Tough, plush, solid, handles well
Weaknesses: not much
Purchased At: Bicycle Sport Shop
Bike Setup: Just like I bought it.
Date Reviewed: August 29, 2012
Strengths: Comfortably nimble decender and a fantastic climber. I am a larde-ass at 215lbs and this bike feels great. I can ride technical trails for 2 hours and my back feels great at the end. The 29er wheels roll over the worst root sections and rock gardens.
Weaknesses: Seat is horrible; took 20+rides to get used to it; I had to use my old seat for several first rides. The 33 tooth big ring is too small; I swapped it for a 36 tooth and that is much better. I was out pedalling my gears at 33kph and now I can go to 46kph and still pedal.
One thing absolutely for sure; I have a lot more confidence in this bike, because it rolls over everything with ease; technical climbs with loose soil, rock, and roots, the tire stays hooked up. I look forward to rough decents, the stuff that would terrify me in the past. My friends with XC full suspension race bikes are left behind. I always pick a parking area where we have to race downhill back to so that I can take full advantage of the bikes capabilities.
Date Reviewed: August 16, 2012
Strengths: Build quality, Components, Geometry
Weaknesses: Hubs, Climbing ability on extremely steep terrain
Like others have mentioned, there is a small tradeoff during steep climps. I have found this easy to overcome with good conditioning and only experience the front wheel coming off the ground (slightly) when super low gearing is used. The geometry of this bike is great. It's design compliments those who prefer to spend the majority of their rides in a more upright body position. This is coupled with good standover height, clearance and reach to the bars when seated. This is likely the most "comfortable to ride" bike I have ever owned. This minimizes fatigue and is important if a days ride exceeds 20 miles.
Duration Product Used: 1 yr
Price Paid: $1600.00
Purchased At: GoRide
Similar Products Used: GT Force
Bike Setup: Stock with ergo grips
Date Reviewed: June 14, 2012
Strengths: LIKE THE MOST POWER PACT BIKE EVER
Weaknesses: I DON'T THANK THERE IS ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date Reviewed: June 10, 2012
Strengths: great geometry, confidence inspiring, really wonderful suspension setup
Weaknesses: wheel sets are very weak, especially the specialized hi-lo hubs
The wheels were our only complaint. After only three weeks, we had to warranty both the front and rear hubs. Though Specialized was great in their turnaround with the warranty, we felt as though an all mountain bike needs to come with a stonger set. We also swapped the tires for a 2.4/2.3 setup, but that was more personal preference and riding style than a complaint about the stock tires.
Bottom line is that this bike is a great value that leaves a lot of opportunity for upgrades. It is a comfortable and confidence inspiring ride, and felt great, except for a tiny bit of rear end flex, on the wide variety of trails we sampled. Definitely recommended for those in the market for a good, solid, relatively inexpensive all mountain ride.
Date Reviewed: May 29, 2012
Strengths: Mine is a 2006 model.
design style, curved top tube allows for increased "family jewels" to top tube height. affordability, flexible platform and value, active suspension under braking and pedaling
Weaknesses: the FSR design has the rear pivot on the chainstay rather than the seat stay which drastically changes how the wheel reacts to pedaling forces. Although better than a standard 4-bar link, the suspension still suffers from pedal bob. The Fox triad Propedal does a decent job of dampening it out, but never completely unless you have it on lockout. Even then, you still get it.
This is why they had to design a shock around the suspension design. This is a very goodt suspension, but it has been superseded by other designs within the last 10 years.
Another problem I noticed, despite adjustments on the shock (rear), I got a lot of jitter on the trail and could never eliminate it completely. Perhaps a Pushed shock would have made some difference, but to me, it should be good out of the factory.
Price Paid: $1799.00
Purchased At: Cycleworks
Similar Products Used: Giant Trance X2
Bike Setup: Stock, except Thompson seat post, SRAM X-9 twist grip shifters, WTB seat.
Date Reviewed: May 3, 2012
Strengths: Great all rounder. Climbs, descents and technical sections are more than capable. I bought the bike new at the end of 2004. Got a great deal on an brand new demo bike that had been sitting in the box all year, size is XL (which was the largest at the time). Came with capable component group and top of the line XTR rear derailleur, which is still shifting crisp and smooth as day one. Bike looks nice, has durable paint and can take a beating.
Weaknesses: Rear shock and hinge location make it a dirt magnet. Had to replace the rear shock bushing a couple times now.
Date Reviewed: March 27, 2012
Strengths: -Amazing descending abilities
-Very good climber
-Specced very well for the price
-Very good suspension
Weaknesses: -Saddle could be better
Duration Product Used: Less than 1 month
Price Paid: $2000.00
Purchased At: bicyclesplus
Similar Products Used: 2007 Specialized XC Pro, 2007 Specialized SX Trail
Bike Setup: Stock 2011 Stumpy FSR Comp
Date Reviewed: December 2, 2011
Strengths: Rear shock, Crank, Brakes, Shifters
Duration Product Used: 3 months
Price Paid: $2050.00
Purchased At: AJ Bikes and Boards
Similar Products Used: 2010 Rockhopper comp
Bike Setup: Stock
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