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stumpjumper evo expert carbon

Postby sbd16v » Fri Oct 18, 2013 20:04 pm

Having got into mountain biking about 3 years ago I bought a specialized epic expert as my first proper bike, I then spent the next few years tailoring it to how I wanted it to ride, the epic in standard trim was not the right bike for it and my riding style but the changes made it what i wanted

this was the final result

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fast forward 3 years and I decided that I wanted more travel and a little slacker angles, but something that climbed well after looking around for a while I found a bike shop that had a load of specialized frames for sale and I decided to settle on a 26'' specialized expert evo carbon after reading a lot of positive reviews.

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most parts were used from the epic as it had a lot of ''trail'' parts fitted in the end

but It obviously needed to be treated to some new parts, i spent a lot of time thinking about what forks to get until a good friend come to the rescue with some fox 34's they are talas which he converted to floats because he wanted black floats, which fits my new frame perfect :lol: :lol:

i have had a phenom saddle since i got the epic so it was an easy choice for my new saddle

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and a new xo crank, I went for the triple so I could keep a 22 granny I get long periods off the bike so really need the granny when returning I also treated it to a kmc gold chain mostly for looks :oops: but it did need a new chain lol

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ive removed the top ring to make her a double and put in place a raceface bash guard.

got a few more bits to change but here she is atm

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end result as i rode her last night, i think it will be just under 27 when i change the tyres as i want to lose the high roller off the front for something under 1kg lol

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took it out for its first ride last night and was really happy with the result, climbs better than i expected :D and descended really well it needs some more tunning i think both ends are set a little hard atm.

but im really happy with how it has turned out

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Re: stumpjumper evo expert carbon

Postby rapid_donkey » Fri Oct 18, 2013 21:23 pm

Now that is very nice!

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Re: stumpjumper evo expert carbon

Postby Kowalski675 » Fri Oct 18, 2013 21:52 pm

Love the weave on the carbon.

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Re: stumpjumper evo expert carbon

Postby cubedean » Sat Oct 19, 2013 07:40 am

This looks lovely! I love the look of the carbon Specialized frames.

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Re: stumpjumper evo expert carbon

Postby JBA » Sat Oct 19, 2013 09:02 am

Very nice.

You really shouldn't clamp the top tube though. Those tubes aren't particularly fond of being squashed.
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Re: stumpjumper evo expert carbon

Postby Myster101 » Sat Oct 19, 2013 15:33 pm

That looks great, thinking of something similar for my next bike.
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Re: stumpjumper evo expert carbon

Postby Dick Scruttock » Sat Oct 19, 2013 16:39 pm

That looks very nice all built up. Bet you are well pleased with it.

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Re: stumpjumper evo expert carbon

Postby sbd16v » Sun Oct 27, 2013 15:42 pm

JBA wrote:Very nice.

You really shouldn't clamp the top tube though. Those tubes aren't particularly fond of being squashed.


I never ''clamp'' it as such i close the clamp then I wind on the handle so I can apply some mechanical sympathy, its not being squashed just held.

made a few changes i went to remove the wheel the other day to put into the car and i could not get it out, looking a little closer i found my cheap alloy ebay jockey wheels had both seized :? :?

this time i went with some hope ones to get a little more reliability (i hope LOL)

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also a new set of pedals were in order so i decided on some XT trails.

i wanted to revamp my wheels a bit so ordered some new stickers from SLK graphics, i like the new graphics a lot more than the older ones so that's what i ordered.

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little disappointed with there packing methods but the stickers seem to have gone one without any problems

old ones

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new ones

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and together to show the difference

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all fitted

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i also snuck in my red chainring bolts lol

im looking at tyres atm i would like to shave a little weight off the front as the high roller is a heavy old beast at 950gms, i also want to change the stem at some point soon for a 60/70mm

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Re: stumpjumper evo expert carbon

Postby ej2320 » Sun Oct 27, 2013 17:38 pm

Lovely 1st bike
Even better second bike!
Seriously awesome piece of kit, love the black and touch of red colour scheme too

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Re: stumpjumper evo expert carbon

Postby @lexD » Sun Oct 27, 2013 17:53 pm

Very nice machine, needs a shorter stem if I am honest. Is there anything you can do to tidy up the BB cable/hose routing?
I like a lot 8)

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Re: stumpjumper evo expert carbon

Postby lawman » Sun Oct 27, 2013 19:08 pm

That's not a stem its a bleedin' rudder!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: stumpjumper evo expert carbon

Postby JMcP92 » Sun Oct 27, 2013 20:18 pm

I'd agree, stem gotta go!
Other than that I'm surprised how light it is with those wheels and tyres, very impressed, good work :)
Tyres wise? Hans Dampf's, hands down! (see what I did there?) really great tyre from my experience, and not super light, but certainly lighter than what you got up front already
http://www.bike-discount.de/shop/k371/a ... -tire.html
http://www.bike-discount.de/shop/k295/a ... dable.html

Trailstar/Pacestar combo works well, much love for these tyres :D

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Re: stumpjumper evo expert carbon

Postby sbd16v » Sun Oct 27, 2013 21:28 pm

@lexD wrote:Very nice machine, needs a shorter stem if I am honest. Is there anything you can do to tidy up the BB cable/hose routing?
I like a lot 8)



BB routing is as tidy as it gets, there as short as you can make them for full rear compression (checked with shock removed) the dropper post that is hanging down in the rear I sorted after the picture with some stick on cable guides so looks tidy now.

@lexD wrote:needs a shorter stem if I am honest.


lawman wrote:That's not a stem its a bleedin' rudder!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

JMcP92 wrote:I'd agree, stem gotta go!


ok I get the feeling you all agree on a stem change lol, even thou that one is only 75mm so not that long :lol: :lol:
(sneaky edit just checked and its 90mm :oops: :oops: )

I wanted a 60mm which is what the standard SJ evo would come with in my size but I don't think they make a haven 60mm so might have to go for a 55 just a little worried this will feel to short, I do ride uphill aswell as down.

lawman wrote:Other than that I'm surprised how light it is with those wheels and tyres, very impressed, good work :)
Tyres wise? Hans Dampf's, hands down! (see what I did there?) really great tyre from my experience, and not super light, but certainly lighter than what you got up front already
http://www.bike-discount.de/shop/k371/a ... -tire.html
http://www.bike-discount.de/shop/k295/a ... dable.html

Trailstar/Pacestar combo works well, much love for these tyres :D


yeh the weight is a pleasant surprise ill have to double check it with some other scales but seems about right based on the standard figures.

ive spent a few days looking at the hans dampfs thanks for the links those prices are a lot easier to swallow, how well do they roll im guessing there quite draggy ?

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Re: stumpjumper evo expert carbon

Postby lawman » Sun Oct 27, 2013 22:36 pm

I've got a 55mm Haven stem on my hardtail and its spot on, well worth it! The Hans Dampfs are my favourite tyre atm, super grippy in all conditions, they roll well and are very tough. I recently did the Crudcatcher Coast 2 Coast challenge with a few other guys and girl on here and had zero issues with them over 6 days and 230+ miles. It's a shame they don't come in more sizes so more people can enjoy them, as the 2.35's do come up pretty damn big!

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Re: stumpjumper evo expert carbon

Postby felix.london » Mon Oct 28, 2013 08:02 am

lovely looking bike that. Yes, stem has to go! I'm climbing proper big mountains with a 50mm stem (and a 180mm fork!) with no issues.

I'd be strapping that reverb hose to the frame with some velcro cable ties myself. Wouldn't feel right riding with that flapping about next to me!

But, yeah - awesome looking bike and what, about 12kg?...very nice.
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Re: stumpjumper evo expert carbon

Postby sbd16v » Fri Nov 08, 2013 15:52 pm

so ive been for a few rides now and im really enjoying it, but I was getting fed up of being the guy with the rattling bike 2x9 without a clutch rear mech = lots of tinging, so I started looking into clutch rear mechs not knowing they were all 10 speed AHHH

that means new everything near enough to run 10 speed, which got me thinking i wonder how much more it would be to go xx1, well lets just say i was pleasantly surprised lol.

my sticking point had always been the cassette but the X01 cassette in chainreaction is £215 atm so im sure it will be cheaper when i come to renew but even at that price its not a lot more than a GL and xt cassette is new.

I then started to look at ratios and found 32/10 is near on the same as 36/11 and a 32/42 is the same as running a 22/29 now my cassette was 34-30-26 so i would only loose one and a bit of the climbing gear so that should not be the end of the world either.

i could have got xx1 for the same money as x01 from chain reaction but after reading reviews i decided to go with X01 the black and red go better than the bike and from the reviews there is no performance difference.

so for some pics

atm im using a x01 104 bcd chainring with my original bb30 spider, ill either get a proper spider or wait for wolf to release the spiderless one around Christmas

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this thing is HUGE i did try and take some pictures to show some detail but they don't come out well it is a work of arm thou and really light.

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setting up the gears was prob the easiest set ive ever done, i like the cable routing though the mech and the roller is a really nice touch, and the clamping arangment is also very good (yes i will cut the cable down :))

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ive only had a little ride around the base but being in Scotland even on the base there are some big hills lol, the shifting is really really crisp and precise and sooo light it really does take little effort ratios seem good, its going to take a little getting used to but the jumps down feel big and its nice only having to shift one end to go from climb to decend.

im hoping to get out to glentress trail center on sunday as that looks like somewhere i need to visit whilst im in Scotland so really looking forward to that :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

(oh and i know i have not changed my stem yet :oops: :oops: :lol: :lol: :lol: )

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Re: stumpjumper evo expert carbon

Postby J273 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 18:40 pm

Very nice :D

If you dont mind me asking, Where did you get the frame from?

Thanks

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Re: stumpjumper evo expert carbon

Postby sbd16v » Fri Nov 08, 2013 19:58 pm

J273 wrote:Very nice :D

If you dont mind me asking, Where did you get the frame from?

Thanks


thanks :D

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Re: stumpjumper evo expert carbon

Postby Matt-r8 » Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:46 am

That's a really nice build :)
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