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07/08 Speccy stumpy FSR Comp and XC Comp/Expert/Pro upgrades

Davy-gDavy-g Posts: 401
edited May 2009 in MTB buying advice
I know that the 09 model rear suss design was changed, but what rear/front shock(s) would I be able to upgrade to if I decided to go for a 2nd hand 08 Speccy FSR XC Comp/Expert/Pro.

would it be possible to go up to a rear shock with pro pedal and 3 settings?

hope i have made sense... :roll:

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  • yoohoo999yoohoo999 Posts: 940
    yes, get a Fox RP23.

    wonderful bit of kit!
  • Daz555Daz555 Posts: 4,040
    FSRxc has non-standard shock and stroke lengths so make sure to check before you buy.
    You only need two tools: WD40 and Duck Tape.
    If it doesn't move and should, use the WD40.
    If it shouldn't move and does, use the tape.
  • Davy-gDavy-g Posts: 401
    Daz555 wrote:
    FSRxc has non-standard shock and stroke lengths so make sure to check before you buy.

    and how would I go about checking that then????? :? :shock: :roll:
  • CheshleyCheshley Posts: 1,448
    If you buy from TFTuned they custom tune the shock to the bike, your weight and riding style.

    http://www.tftunedshox.com/Catalogue/Sh ... ear-Shocks
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  • Daz555Daz555 Posts: 4,040
    Davy-g wrote:
    Daz555 wrote:
    FSRxc has non-standard shock and stroke lengths so make sure to check before you buy.

    and how would I go about checking that then????? :? :shock: :roll:
    RTFM? :wink:

    http://cdn.specialized.com/OA_MEDIA/pdf ... ual_r1.pdf

    Shock Stroke: 40.6mm (1.6”)
    Eye to Eye: 177.8mm (7.0”)
    You only need two tools: WD40 and Duck Tape.
    If it doesn't move and should, use the WD40.
    If it shouldn't move and does, use the tape.
  • Davy-gDavy-g Posts: 401
    thanks for all the replies... I have read on the web that the rear shocks for the likes of the 2007 stumpy fsr comp and other models can't be upgraded cos of the fact that they are custom made to fit.... is this correct??? :(:(
  • Daz555Daz555 Posts: 4,040
    They can be upgraded it's just your options are more limited and costly. Have a word with someone like TFTuned or Mojo, and of course Specialized.

    If you think about it, 'upgrades' are available in withing the range anyway. The Comp has a X-Fusion 02RLA but the Pro comes with a Fox Triad II.
    You only need two tools: WD40 and Duck Tape.
    If it doesn't move and should, use the WD40.
    If it shouldn't move and does, use the tape.
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