Friday, October 9, 2009

RIG OF THE WEEK: 99 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR XC

The name is a mouthful, and the only thing it currently has in common with the one that came from the factory is the frame, but I don't care! Yes, I choose my own ride for the first RIG OF THE WEEK.

I always dreamed of having this bike when I was younger and first started getting into cycling, so when the opportunity presented itself for me to buy the frame and rear shock, I jumped at it. I sold my previous steed to Rory, and with the proceeds from that, started to spec it out, nothing major, just what I could afford, it's running a complete Deore group, the front shock is a Judy Air, and the original rear shock was a Fox Foat RC. Sadly the location of the rear shock meant it was in the direct path of road grime and mud. I used this bike for a commuter for a while and the grit from the road eventually worked it's way into the seals and blew out the shock, now I run a Rock Shox that took some special work to make it fit but it works like a dream.

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  1. Oh.. I just noticed you can see my homemade helmet cam in this picture. Hehe

  2. You're going to have to do up an HOW-TO on building that thing...