2008 Specialized Stumpjumper HT

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2008 Specialized Stumpjumper HT

Postby gcwebbyuk » Sat Feb 28, 2009 22:17 pm

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Frame: Specialized M5 Aluminium
Forks: Fox F90 RL
Bars: Ritchey WCS Carbon Rizer
Stem: Thomson Elite X4 90mm 0 degree (Pictures show Race Face Dues XC (110mm)
Headset: Cane Creek S2
Grips: ODI Rogue Lock On

Front Brake Lever assy: Avid Juicy 5 SL
Front Caliper : Avid Juicy SL
Front disc: Hope SP XC3 160mm
Rear Brake Lever assy: Avid Juicy 5 SL
Rear Caliper: Avid Juicy 5 SL
Rear Disc: Hope SP XC3 140mm
Hoses: Avid Juicy

Shifters: SRAM X-0 (Matchmaker Adaptors)
Cables: Gore Ride-On Low Friction Sealed
Front Mech: Shimano XTR
Rear Mech: SRAM X-0

Seat: Charge Spoon Titanium & Leather
Seat Post: Cane Creek Thudbuster LT
Seat Post Clamp: Hope QR

Cranks: Shimano XTR
Chainring(s): Shimano XTR
Chain: SRAM PC-991 Hollowpin
Cassette: Shimano XT
Pedals: Wellgo MG-1
Bottom Bracket: Shimano XTR

Front Wheel: Hope SPXC3
Rim: DT Swiss XR 4.20
Spokes: DT Swiss Super Competition Triple Butted
Hub: Hope Pro III (SPXC3)
Tube: Bontrager Race X-Lite
Tire: Bontrager Mud-X 2.0 TLR
Skewer: Hope QR

Back Wheel: Hope SPXC3
Rim: DT Swiss XR 4.20
Spokes: DT Swiss Super Competition Triple Butted
Hub: Hope Pro III (SPXC3)
Tube: Bontrager Race X-Lite
Tire: Bontrager Mud-X 2.0 TLR
Skewer: Hope QR

Weight: 10.45 Kg (23 lb)
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Postby Steve_b77 » Sun Mar 01, 2009 14:46 pm

Very nice proper bling, understated and light 8)

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Postby gcwebbyuk » Sun Mar 01, 2009 14:46 pm

8)

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Postby gcwebbyuk » Sat Mar 28, 2009 15:55 pm

New bits and bobs - Thomson 0 deg, 90mm stem, Thomson set back seatpost and Charge Spoon Ti Leather Saddle:

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raceface gt

Postby raceface gt » Sat Mar 28, 2009 18:24 pm

My XTR Brakes would look nice on that,
after sum avid's ultimates

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Postby gcwebbyuk » Sat Mar 28, 2009 19:06 pm

am toying with the idea of some avid elixirs....

raceface gt

Postby raceface gt » Sat Mar 28, 2009 19:15 pm

Are these avid elixirs taken over the juicy series.

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Postby gcwebbyuk » Sat Mar 28, 2009 19:19 pm

I believe so. Although you can still buy Juicys too.

Did consider some of the Hope XC brakes, but I have the avid/sram matchmakers so they both bolt to the same mount on the bar.

The Juicy 5s seem pretty good to me - only ride XC, and there isnt much of a benefit to the Elixirs yet - but when I get some more money spare I may well buy them, the 5s would then go on the wife's bike and sell her 3s.

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Postby JxL » Sat Mar 28, 2009 20:04 pm

sweet ride there!

How do yo find the carbon bars? I would like to get these, but slightly afraid of snappage in trail use (or more aggressive XC)

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Postby gcwebbyuk » Sat Mar 28, 2009 22:29 pm

Havent had any problems - although I am a little worried after my stack last month - keep hearing creaks that arent really there etc :oops:

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Postby adb1006 » Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:27 pm

How are you finding the Thomson stem? I'm thinking of upgrading to a 90mm on my Lobster and Thomson is top of the list at the mo (replacing the 70mm RF Deus XC). Only thing putting me off is it's more expensive and heavier than the one it's replacing! Quality looking piece of kit though, and it'll match my seatpost. Plus i'll lose a few extra g's with some nice carbon bars to balance it out (just justifying it to myself now :wink: )

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Postby gcwebbyuk » Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:33 pm

Have had no problems at all with it.

I did spot in a mag this week a review of a Nuke Proof stem very similar to the Thomson for slightly less £££

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Postby adb1006 » Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:42 pm

Is it a lovely looking piece like the seatpost? i was serioiusly impressed when i opened that and saw the quality.

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Postby SpinningJenny » Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:47 pm

lovely bike :D

where did you take the outdoor photos - it looks vaguely familiar and was wondering if it was local - Sussex chalk and all that :wink:
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Postby gcwebbyuk » Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:56 pm

Stem is indeed as lovely as the seat post! I know its good as my wife even commented on it looking good - she doesnt usually get why some parts cost more than others!

As for the photos they are from Friston Forest and the chalky ones are the seven sisters beach

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Postby Surf-Matt » Tue Jun 02, 2009 16:24 pm

Thomson Elite stems are the dogs nads.

I have a straight one on my Stumpy HT and it's awesome - SO well made!

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I do like your Stumpy a lot GC.

Considering Formula (K24s) brakes for mine. The Juicys are fine but a right pain to replace pads for and generally look after.
1994 British Eagle Strike - ratty bike
1997 Specialized Stumpjumper - still fun
2007 Stumpjumper Comp with upgrades - main bike
2008 Rockhopper Disk - for the wife
2010 Allez Elite - for goin faaaast

http://www.cornwallmtb.kk5.org

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Postby gcwebbyuk » Tue Jun 02, 2009 16:27 pm

Have had no probs with pads

Have bled them, changed pads etc - all been easy work - what have you struggled with re pads?

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Postby Surf-Matt » Tue Jun 02, 2009 16:47 pm

gc - just replacing them. Always seems to be a right pain - they never slot in easily then rub for quite a few miles . Find bleeding them okay but they seem to slightly rub (not enough to slow the wheel) all too often, even when I adjust them correctly.

They work well but they could be a lot easier to maintain - and my LBS agrees.
XT and Formulas appear to be a lot easier to look after.
1994 British Eagle Strike - ratty bike

1997 Specialized Stumpjumper - still fun

2007 Stumpjumper Comp with upgrades - main bike

2008 Rockhopper Disk - for the wife

2010 Allez Elite - for goin faaaast



http://www.cornwallmtb.kk5.org

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Postby gcwebbyuk » Tue Jun 02, 2009 17:18 pm

They are the only disc brakes I know - wife has Juicy 3s on her bike - so cant compare to others.

They seem much easier to set up than the vbrakes i was used to on my old bike!

Let me know how you get on with Formulas etc though...

As you may have noticed, I dont stick with things for very long....

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Postby Surf-Matt » Tue Jun 02, 2009 17:40 pm

gc - so has Mrs Matt (got Juicy 3s)! They almost seem to work better.
Not getting Formulas yet - just thinking about it :wink:
1994 British Eagle Strike - ratty bike

1997 Specialized Stumpjumper - still fun

2007 Stumpjumper Comp with upgrades - main bike

2008 Rockhopper Disk - for the wife

2010 Allez Elite - for goin faaaast



http://www.cornwallmtb.kk5.org


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