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The wait is over finally.

2010 Specialized Stumpjumper Expert 29er Frame Large (With brain)
Full XT gruppo
Magura Marta SL Brakes
Fox F29 RLC FIT
XTR pedals
Roval Control El 29er wheels
Specialized Fast Trak 29 x 2.0 tires (I might change to the Captain 2.2 in the rear)
Rocca Locking grips
Phenom saddle
Thomson Masterpiece Seatpost
Thomson X4 stem
Easton Monkeylite SL bar

Grand total of 28.04 lb

Sorry I can't post pics, hopefully by this weekend I can post the pics. I'm really happy how it turned out. Still haven't had time for a ride, hopefully this weekend. I can't wait for ya'll to see the pics though.
 

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Intencity said:
The wait is over finally.

2010 Specialized Stumpjumper Expert 29er Frame Large (With brain)
Full XT gruppo
Magura Marta SL Brakes
Fox F29 RLC FIT
XTR pedals
Roval Control El 29er wheels
Specialized Fast Trak 29 x 2.0 tires (I might change to the Captain 2.2 in the rear)
Rocca Locking grips
Phenom saddle
Thomson Masterpiece Seatpost
Thomson X4 stem
Easton Monkeylite SL bar

Grand total of 28.04 lb

Sorry I can't post pics, hopefully by this weekend I can post the pics. I'm really happy how it turned out. Still haven't had time for a ride, hopefully this weekend. I can't wait for ya'll to see the pics though.
I'm guessing you bought just the frame yes? From who and how much? (if you don't mind of course) sounds great looking forward to some pictures....CF.
 

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Yeah, I got the frame and then pieced it together from there. I paid msrp on it.

Why the 2.2 in the front? What does that do to the bike?
 

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Because its full suspension you don't need fat and heavy tires, they just makes the bike feel slow. Having the front lifted by a larger tire can also hinder you on climbs. The hardcore guys on here ride rigid single speeds with fat low pressure tires. If you do that on your FSR you'll just pinch flat and roll unnecessary weight. Pressure a bit on the low side does help make them roll easier but running your front fork a bit on the low pressure side does the same thing. Full suspension also encourages you to go faster than you probably should sometimes. On my FSR I think 2.0 front and 1.8 rear is a reasonable combo. I like to keep the front fork with barely enough pressure and run the rear shock around the recommended or higher pressure. This kind of setup is good for long climbs, keeping the front end down (and locked) and the back high and efficient. Someone on the board recommended you should adjust your fork pressure so that it bottoms out once every on every ride. That sounds like good advice to me.
 

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Please forgive my ignorance, but I don't really understand your answer. Articles I've read concerning the science of rolling resistance and such have suggested that wider tires actually improve rolling resistance (for mountain riding) and increase speed. From what I understand the wider tires gives more contact to the ground, equalling more energy moving you forward. Have I misunderstood?
 

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Full suspension also encourages you to go faster than you probably should sometimes.
WTF? No such thing.

On my FSR I think 2.0 front and 1.8 rear is a reasonable combo.
What do you ride, Mr. Reasonable, buffed-out raked trails with no roots or rocks? Wussy XC courses? The FSR is a sweet AM bike, deserving of some big meats.

Throw some 2.4's on there, tubeless, at 20-25 psi (max), then shred like it's 1984.
 

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No way, man. I hate broken bones. I face long climbs everywhere I go here in the mountains, and I like it. I take it easy downhill. Live to ride another day.
 
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