Custom Spesh FSR -- 2013 updates

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Re: Custom Spesh FSR -- Almost done...

Postby 1mancity2 » Mon May 28, 2012 15:49 pm

DCR00 wrote:pedals are white

they have been cleaned up so they look ok, but agreed on them looking tired

thanks for the heads up on the Nanos, if they were black i may well have taken you up on that


Look at my Reign, I had white nanos and recoated them black :wink:
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Re: Custom Spesh FSR -- Complete 30/05

Postby DCR00 » Wed May 30, 2012 09:34 am

Bike is finally finished

Its been a labour of love, but ultimately worth it

Spec (as a bit diff from first post)

Frame - 2009 Specialized FSR XC w custom paint job (Ultra Marine Blue) & decals (from DHfive)
Forks - 2011 Rockshox Sektor RL 15QR (reduced to 130mm)
Shock - 2012 Fox RP23 w Kashima
Headset - Cane Creek S3
Wheels - Superstar Switch hubs on AM490 rims
Tyres - Maxxis Minion DHF Single ply Wire bead Maxxpro 60a
Stem - Easton Havoc (90mm, 5 degree rise)
Bars - Answer Pro Taper AM (shortened to 710mm)
Grips - Superstar
Brakes - Formula Oro K18 with ti bolts (160mm both ends)
Shifter - Shimano XT (M770) (RHS only)
Crankset - Shimano SLX (running 1x9)
Pedals - Gusset Pinheads
Chain Guard - Superstar XCR BB mount
Rear Mech - Shimano XT 9 speed (M770)
Cassette - Shimano SLX (HG80)
Seatpost - Rockshox Reverb
Seat - Charge Spoon

Now for the pics

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Whilst i think the pedals look quite good (now they are clean), they will be going. Apart from that im pretty chuffed with it.

taking it to Healey Nab on Sat morning for a test run 8)

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Re: Custom Spesh FSR -- Complete 30/05

Postby pastey_boy » Wed May 30, 2012 10:23 am

looks nice and its one of a kind, picking my cannondale up this afternoon and will probably get it built later.
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Re: Custom Spesh FSR -- Complete 30/05

Postby DCR00 » Wed May 30, 2012 10:30 am

pastey_boy wrote:looks nice and its one of a kind, picking my cannondale up this afternoon and will probably get it built later.


in the same chrome colour as the Giant ?

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Re: Custom Spesh FSR -- Complete 30/05

Postby pastey_boy » Wed May 30, 2012 10:43 am

DCR00 wrote:
pastey_boy wrote:looks nice and its one of a kind, picking my cannondale up this afternoon and will probably get it built later.


in the same chrome colour as the Giant ?

not quite the same, its gonna be more silvery yet liquidy :P
will find out later how its turned out. i think more people should personalise their bikes in this way so when you turn up at trail centres you dont see 10 other people on the same bike.
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Re: Custom Spesh FSR -- Complete 30/05

Postby IT66T » Thu May 31, 2012 21:53 pm

I new your bike would look the part when you finished it and those yellow decals and gold bars certainly are great contrast with the blue .
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Re: Custom Spesh FSR -- Complete 30/05

Postby appy » Fri Jun 01, 2012 07:22 am

Great stuff im liking that

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Re: Custom Spesh FSR -- Complete 30/05

Postby DCR00 » Sat Jun 02, 2012 19:13 pm

first proper ride today at Cannock. Sessioned the Monkey for a couple of hours.

I adjusted the sag last night to 20% from around 27%. Made a massive difference to the way the bike pedalled. Needed some more rebound adjustment, but once i had it dialled in it just felt right.

Fork def needs the RCT3 damper tho as it was struggling after multiple hits

Apart from that, i am tres happy :D

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Re: Custom Spesh FSR -- Complete 30/05

Postby sanchez89 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:39 am

i was over cannock yesterday. shame i didnt see you. what time was you over the monkey?
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Re: Custom Spesh FSR -- Complete 30/05

Postby raceface gt » Sun Jun 03, 2012 14:05 pm

Very nice like the paint job

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Re: Custom Spesh FSR -- Complete 30/05

Postby DCR00 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 19:56 pm

sanchez89 wrote:i was over cannock yesterday. shame i didnt see you. what time was you over the monkey?


God knows. I sessioned the 1st proper descent for a while, then did the last one twice. Was there for about 2.5 hours.

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Re: Custom Spesh FSR -- Complete 30/05

Postby CitizenLee » Wed Jun 06, 2012 09:43 am

Looks soooo nice, like it just rolled out of the factory!

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Re: Custom Spesh FSR -- 2013 updates

Postby DCR00 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:57 am

Some updates to the Spesh (some were actually done last year)

How it looks now

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Changes made to suspension

Travel increased to 140mm. RLT comp damper and dual flow rebound damper fitted (which you obviously cant see from this angle). Also removed the Sektor decals for some generic RS decals. The forks are no longer Sektors, but not really Revs either, so it seemed appropriate.

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PUSH tuning for the shock

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This is probably the best upgrade ive done to this bike. Totally changed the way it handled. Worth every penny.

180mm rotors (for the next trip to Antur)

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E13 chainguide, E13 34T chainring and Superstar nano pedals (looking a bit mashed now)

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Very happy with it now

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Re: Custom Spesh FSR -- 2013 updates

Postby DCR00 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 07:56 am

Some titanium damper goodness arrived this morning

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Blackbox compression damper. I was under the impression that the RLT has a HS circuit, but after much discussion with Supersonic and Jairaj, it would seem that it does not...

Forks and shock need an oil change, so will be fitting at the weekend

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Re: Custom Spesh FSR -- 2013 updates

Postby IT66T » Wed Apr 17, 2013 22:39 pm

I love that rear shock and i'd really be interested on how the new titainium damper feels out on the trail ...
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Re: Custom Spesh FSR -- 2013 updates

Postby DCR00 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 14:12 pm

Ive had to return that one as it was the wrong one - didnt fit

Will be ordering the correct one from Loco once i have my refund

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Re: Custom Spesh FSR -- 2013 updates

Postby IT66T » Thu Apr 18, 2013 21:13 pm

Oh dear that's not good so i'll just wait until you've got the correct one :wink: ..
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Re: Custom Spesh FSR -- 2013 updates

Postby garnib » Thu May 09, 2013 20:54 pm

Thats one very sweet build :wink:


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