Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Fort Payne, AL
Bikes: Used to ride Trek rigid and hardtails, soon to have something new.
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My first expensive moutain bike, what do I need to know about maintenance?
Well It looks like I'm gonna go make the deal on the 07 Specialized StumpJumper FSR Comp.
Coming from a Trek 800 Rigid I didn't have to deal with much maintenance, just the basic stuff. The Stumpy is in a whole different ballpark, what should I know about maintenance, and the suspension so I prolong the life of the components. What kind of tools and lubes should I buy? Do I need a Fox Shock Pump? How often should I inspect things? I want to make sure I do everything by the book so I get the most out of this awesome machine.
Sorry for the 20 questions, I just don't want to mess anything up. And I'd like to do the maintenance myself rather then the dealer doing it and charging me a lot.
EDIT: Also I don't know anything about hydraulic disc brakes, the FSR Comp has Avid Juicy 5's
Last edited by Tweek; 08-07-06 at 01:39 AM.