Stumpjumper FSR S-Works - Coiled Goodness

Discussion in 'Post Your Ride' started by Zaf, Dec 22, 2015.

  1. Zaf

    Zaf Likes Bikes and Dirt

    So for those who don't know, I bought an ex test 2014 Stumpjumper FSR EVO S-Works earlier in the year, and cracked the seat tube above the main pivot a few months after.
    Specialized, in their glory, replaced it with a 2016 Stumpy S-Works, which was damned lucky on my part, because I got ex-test prices for a brand new bike.

    Anyway, the bike is now build up, barring a few more bits and pieces coming for it. Namely a chainguide when I find a good deal, the SWAT toolkit and EMT shock mount (didn't come with the frame), a Monarch Plus (on it's way) and SlikGraphics fork decals to match (on their way).


    Frame 2016 Stumpjumper FSR S-WORKS 29er Large
    Fork: Rockshox Pike RCT3 140mm, 3 tokens, 90PSI, 4clicks LSC, 6 clicks out rebound
    Shock:Currently the stock Fox Float CTD BV Autosag, but there is a Rockshox Monarch Plus 2016 on it's way from Germany as we speak.​
    Hubs: Hope Pro 2 EVO 15/142, 36h
    Rims: Light Bicycle 38mm Hookless AM, 36h, 3k Matte, black decals
    Spokes: DT Swiss Champion PG, Brass Nipples, black
    Tyres: Maxxis Minion DHF and SS in 2.3 EXO, TR, 3C/Silkworm​
    Crank: Specialized S-Works 175mm
    Chainring: Garbaruk Oval 32t Narrow/Wide
    Derailleur: Shimano M9000 XTR 11spd
    Shifter: Shimano M9000 XTR 11spd
    Cassette: Shimano M8000 XT 11-42t
    Chain: KMC 11 speed
    Pedals: Shimano M985 XT Trailwide
    Bottom Bracket: Specialized PF30 Ceramic
    Chainguide: none atm, but ISCG 05 tabs on frame.​
    Levers: Shimano M9020 XTR Trail Servo Wave
    Calipers: Shimano M9020 XTR Trail
    Pads: Shimano M9020 sintered Finned
    Rotors: Shimano Ice-Tech 6-bolt 203mm/180mm​
    Handlebars: Easton Havoc Carbon 35, 800mm
    Stem: Easton Haven 35, 40mm
    Seatpost: Specialized Command Post IR, 125mm, 3 position
    Saddle: Charge Spoon
    Grips: ODI X-Treme
  2. Psimpson7

    Psimpson7 Likes Dirt

    That looks awesome! nice build!
  3. moorey

    moorey Isn't flammable.

    No Zelvy wheels?
  4. Mywifesirrational

    Mywifesirrational Eats Squid

    haha, you bloody shit stirrer.
  5. Zaf

    Zaf Likes Bikes and Dirt

    Lol, you're going to get me in trouble!
  6. Rider_of_Bikes

    Rider_of_Bikes Likes Dirt

    Order a Specialized top guide. Nice and small and cheap to boot!
  7. moorey

    moorey Isn't flammable.

    I have no idea what you 2 are on about! :noidea:
  8. johnny

    johnny I'll tells ya! Staff Member

    Why do people even bother with chainguides these days?

    With a clutched derailleur and a narrow-wide chainring guides are redundant, needless weight and just an additional part to malfunction...., and cost you money to own.
  9. moorey

    moorey Isn't flammable.

    One word. Hacks.
  10. Zaf

    Zaf Likes Bikes and Dirt

    Was actually thinking of it more for the lower bash guard. The chain rings have a large tooth profile and cost me $100 a pop as well as $84 got the tool to be able to direct mount them (that needs to get rolled into the cost of it and subsequent rings).
    Given the amount of rocks out here, I wouldn't think it would be a terrible idea to spend half that to try and protect it a little more, if I can find them... That said... Its yet to be a problem with any of the other bikes. So maybe it is a waste.
  11. mitchy_

    mitchy_ Llama calmer

    the spesh guide is good. very minimal and easily flips for chain/crank removal.


    given the rocky terrain you ride, which is pretty similar to my local, it's ~50 grams i'm willing to accept on a 13+ kg bike.

    the garbaruk rings really do have a massive tooth height though.

    most important question though, what can you fit in the swat door? :lol:
  12. Rider_of_Bikes

    Rider_of_Bikes Likes Dirt

    cheap, light weight insurance.
  13. Zaf

    Zaf Likes Bikes and Dirt

    Haha! Shove stuff I the SWAT door time, photograph results!

    I might also take the chance to say that the cable routing on this thing is stunning! Full length tubes that you just feed it through and wait for it to pop out the other end.

    Let me go find stuff to put in the box.

    I have the power!!!
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2015
  14. mitchy_

    mitchy_ Llama calmer

  15. johnny

    johnny I'll tells ya! Staff Member

    Fixed it for you :dance:
  16. mitchy_

    mitchy_ Llama calmer

    go ride a proper rocky trail (and not like a girl, ala moorey). i've had the chain come off once or twice with a NW ring and clutched mech.. that's once or twice more than i want.
  17. spoozbucket

    spoozbucket Likes Dirt

    I still don't get why they need the side bits, if the chain can't bounce up it can't come off. Also if mine ever seems to drop it comes off the bottom, but that is only when something is munted or needs adjustng and that's on an AM hardtail.

    EDIT- I understand you need a bit of room for suspension movement, but do you need as much as in the pic?
  18. johnny

    johnny I'll tells ya! Staff Member

    I've ridden all sorts of trails - including constant rock gardens disguised as trails - and haven't dropped a chain in almost 3 years.

    I've been pretty shocked at how reliable the combo is and I still find it difficult to believe now. But, 3 years of riding like a hack on a plow and I'm yet to drop anything other than my bundle. Can't see me buying a guide again until that changes.
  19. Zaf

    Zaf Likes Bikes and Dirt

    I've dropped two chains since going narrow wide. One of them after popping off a curb and really smashed my leg on the handlebars when I went to put some well into them.
    That sucked! The other was after a set of steps near a storm water drain.

    But as I said, I like the idea of a bash guard to protect the chainring, the oval nature of it makes it hard to get a chain guide for anyway, at least from a top Mount perspective.
  20. teK--

    teK-- Eats Squid


    If not drop chains (without a guide) then not riding hard enough

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