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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 7:05 am 
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This was a bit of an impulse buy, but something that has worked out quite nicely. Initially I was after a set of suspension forks for my Giant XTC. However, by the time I had weighed up buying some forks it worked out that by stripping the Giant I could get a complete new bike for very similar money. So that's what I did!

On a day off from work I popped in to my local bike shop and they had a 17.5" Specialized Stumpjumper in stock from 2010. A deal was struck and it was mine. I'd bought the same model from them back in 2002/3, so it's a bit of history repeating itself. I kept the 02/03 Stumpy for three or four years and did lots of miles on it. It was a great bike that never felt out of its depth. So I knew the more modern version would meet my expectations.

The 2002/3 model I bought (after a bit of tinkering):

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And many bikes later its 2010 replacement:

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It weighed 24.8lbs out of the box. I've since changed the cassette to an SLX one and the front mech to an XT one, and it's now 24.6lbs.

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Frame: M5 manipulated alloy frame, curved TT, SS w/ disc brake mount
Fork: Fox Float F90 RL, 90mm travel, air spring, compression and rebound adj. w/ LO, alloy steerer
Head Set: 1-1/8" Threadless, 10mm insertion alloy cups, sealed cartridge bearing
Stem: 3D forged alloy, adjustable rise, 31.8mm clamp
Handlebars: Specialized XC low rise bar, 7050 butted alloy, 31.8mm, 660mm wide, 8 degree back sweep, 6 degree up
Grips: Specialized thin lock on grip
Front Brake: Custom Avid Elixir R SL, alloy backed organic pads, 160mm rotor
Rear Brake: Custom Avid Elixir R SL, alloy backed organic pads, 140mm rotor
Brake Levers: Custom Avid Elixir R SL Hydraulic, tool-less adj. reach
Front Derailleur: Shimano M770 XT, 34.9mm clamp, top swing, top pull
Rear Derailleur: SRAM X-9, 9-speed, mid cage
Shift Levers: SRAM X-7, aluminium trigger
Cassette: Shimano HG80, 9-speed, 11-32t
Chain: SRAM PC-971, 9-speed w/Power Link
Crank Set: Custom Shimano FC-M542, 175mm
Chainrings: 44A x 32A x 22S, 4-bolt, 104/64mm
Bottom Bracket: Custom Shimano, outboard bearing
Pedals: Shimano M520 SPD - Black
Rims: Custom DT Swiss X420SL, 24mm w/ eyelets, 28h/32h
Front Hub: Specialized Hi Lo disc, CNC flange, sealed cartridge bearing, 9mm DT RWS, alloy QR, 28h
Rear Hub: Custom Shimano M525 SL, alloy QR, 32h
Spokes: DT Swiss 1.8mm stainless
Front Tyre: S-Works The Captain, 26x2.0", 120 TPI, tubeless ready Kevlar bead, dual compound
Rear Tyre: S-Works Fast Trak LK, 26x2.0", 120 TPI, tubeless ready Kevlar bead, dual compound
Inner Tubes: Ultralight presta valve
Saddle: Specialized Phenom, hollow Cr-Mo rails, thin foam, 130mm
Seat Post: 2014 butted alloy, single bolt setback, 30.9mm
Seat Post Clamp / Binder: 7050 hard anodised alloy collar, 34.9mm clamp ID, black


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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 10:06 am 
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Nice Buy. Which local bike shop do you use - I didn't realize there was a decent one in that part of the world?


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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 11:05 am 
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There's a few good ones in the Lakes! I use The Bike Bank, who stock Giant and Specialized bikes, amongst others. Biketreks in Ambleside and Keswick Mountain Bikes are two other good ones. There's Wheelbase too, in Staveley :)


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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 11:39 am 
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Thanks for that - I meant West Cumbria i.e Whitehaven, Egremont etc. Good to see Workington has someone decent.


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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 7:39 pm 
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Sure the ride will be superb, but modern Specialised's colour matching is certainly a marmite thing I reckon - love it or hate it. Not subtle at all!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:31 am 
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Should have an SLX chainset arrive today for it :)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:29 pm 
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SLX Chainset and B/B have arrived :)

Now down at 23.8lbs 8)

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:57 pm 
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Two very nice bikes.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:24 pm 
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Started a little bit of tweaking now on the Stumpy. Thinking of going 2 x 9 to help avoid trail centre related big ring bashing (ow er!). Also just bought a set of Hope wheels. Was original thinking of getting a Hope rear hub, but ended up buying a pair of wheels. May look to fit the Hope hubs to the Red DT/Specialized rims already on the bike, but will see how I feel. Got a decent jig at work so wouldn't be too bad to do. Nice pair of Red Hope QR levers will add some bling too.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:13 am 
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Hope wheels and qr's added:

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