Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-11-03, 12:37 PM   #1
Ganja
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Bikes:
Posts: 19
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thinking of SPECIALIZED GROUND CONTROL FSR

Anyone riden it before ? have an opinion?
Ganja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-03, 12:37 PM   #2
Ganja
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Bikes:
Posts: 19
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
P.S. sorry for the uppercase in the thread
Ganja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-03, 12:54 PM   #3
a2psyklnut
NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
 
a2psyklnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
Bikes: Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
Posts: 7,964
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What year?

What Model FSR? There are many different ones. There is the XC, the Rockhopper, the older FSRs had expert, comp, pro....etc.

Do you have a picture of it?

Regardless, the Horst 4-bar linkage suspension design that Specialized uses is IMO one of the best, if not THE best design. It's fully active, meaning it works regardless of pedalling, braking, coasting...etc.

It has minimal amount of pedal induced bobbing, which can be negated with a smooth pedal stroke or a lock-out on the rear shock.

I feel you can't go wrong with a FSR design.

L8R
__________________
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW, What a Ride!" - unknown
"Your Bike Sucks" - Sky Yaeger
a2psyklnut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-03, 01:05 PM   #4
Ganja
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Bikes:
Posts: 19
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Here is a pic
Ganja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-03, 01:06 PM   #5
Ganja
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Bikes:
Posts: 19
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
what do you think?
Ganja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-03, 01:11 PM   #6
a2psyklnut
NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
 
a2psyklnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
Bikes: Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
Posts: 7,964
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That's about a '97 model.

Although a great bike, it's still 6 years old. That model does have the MAX backbone frame which is definately a sweet bike.

Most other components look stock. The fork looks like a Manitou FS-Ti, I had one of those on my FSR. I had a '98 Model FSR Extreme. Same bike, but my frame was tubular pieces welded together as opposed to the monocoque like this one.

Definately a sweet bike, but remember the age. Is it local or eBay? Ask if there is any slop in the rear end. The rear linkages were bushings, not bearings like current models and they tended to wear out. I don't know if you can still get replacements from Specialized.

How much are they asking? I wouldn't pay more than $500 depending on parts, probably less if all stock.

It's a good bike, and if the rear isn't sloppy, I'd consider it as it's worthy of many upgrades.

Heck, if you decide not to buy it, let me know, I may as I love this frame!

L8R
__________________
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW, What a Ride!" - unknown
"Your Bike Sucks" - Sky Yaeger
a2psyklnut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-03, 01:11 PM   #7
Ganja
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Bikes:
Posts: 19
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Its a 19 inch frame, I'm 5ft8 do you think it'll be too big?
Ganja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-03, 01:15 PM   #8
a2psyklnut
NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
 
a2psyklnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
Bikes: Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
Posts: 7,964
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hey Ganja,

If you want the same design, but a newer bike, the shop down in North Port has a FSR for sale. Brand new, old stock, it's either a '99 or a '00. It's bottom of the line, but brand new. I'm sure the old guy down there is willing to deal on it.

PM me and I'll fill you in on more info.

Like I said, I wouldn't bid more that $500, maybe $600 due to the XT/XTR components.

L8R
__________________
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW, What a Ride!" - unknown
"Your Bike Sucks" - Sky Yaeger
a2psyklnut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-03, 01:17 PM   #9
a2psyklnut
NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
 
a2psyklnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
Bikes: Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
Posts: 7,964
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Also, figure about $40 - $50 shipping from Denver!

L8R
__________________
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW, What a Ride!" - unknown
"Your Bike Sucks" - Sky Yaeger
a2psyklnut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-03, 01:35 PM   #10
a2psyklnut
NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
 
a2psyklnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
Bikes: Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
Posts: 7,964
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ganja, I think a 19" would be too big for you. What is your inseam, that's a more critical measurement.

Lean against a wall with feet shoulder width apart. Stick a book in your crotch and press it tight agains your crotch and the wall. Have your girlfriend or very good friend measure the distance from the floor to the top edge of the book.

That'll be your inseam.

L8R
__________________
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW, What a Ride!" - unknown
"Your Bike Sucks" - Sky Yaeger
a2psyklnut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-03, 01:48 PM   #11
Ganja
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Bikes:
Posts: 19
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
inseam is 33.25 inches, what does that tell me ?
Ganja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-03, 02:06 PM   #12
a2psyklnut
NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
 
a2psyklnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
Bikes: Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
Posts: 7,964
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You've got long legs!!!! I'm 6'0", but only have a 30.5" inseam (I'm short legged/long torsoed)

You could probably ride the 19", but you'd have to swap out the stem for a shorter one!

Personally, due to my BMX background, I like a smaller frame than I should be riding. I should ride a Large, but stick with a medium.

L8R
__________________
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW, What a Ride!" - unknown
"Your Bike Sucks" - Sky Yaeger
a2psyklnut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-03, 02:21 PM   #13
Ganja
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Bikes:
Posts: 19
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I sent you a PM but my explorer window shut down just after I sent it so I don't know if you got it. Definatley get me more info on that North port FSR for sale. If you can send me a link or the pics and details of what the bike has. Just let me know all you can about it. Thanks m8
Ganja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-03, 07:50 PM   #14
Ganja
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Bikes:
Posts: 19
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Does this look like the FSR in North Port ? I was looking around on the internet and saw this pic. The components are Shimano XT, with what looks like Rudy Rock Shox forks. Is this one better or worse as far as components go compared with the North Port FSR?

Thanks m8, I appreciate your help
Ganja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-03, 06:45 AM   #15
a2psyklnut
NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
 
a2psyklnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
Bikes: Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
Posts: 7,964
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That's pretty much it! Except I think the wheels were all black! Maybe a newer model.

Like I said, I don't know what he's asking, but it's been in his shop for a LONG LONG time. It's probably about the most expensive bike in his shop as well. If you took him CASH, I'm sure he'd make you a deal!

L8R
__________________
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW, What a Ride!" - unknown
"Your Bike Sucks" - Sky Yaeger
a2psyklnut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-03, 10:46 AM   #16
Ganja
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Bikes:
Posts: 19
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The north port shop said $800 cash +tax.

How would this quote regarding RockShox Judy TT Long Travel 80/100mm forks below affect me? I am 145lbs.
"The seals are good it has some bounce on the top end but I have yet to bottom it out and I weigh 200 lbs. But then again I bought the bike when I weighed 180 so has some bob on the climbs and hammering."
Ganja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-03, 12:33 PM   #17
euroa4
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Bikes:
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have a 98 FSR Comp with Judy XL's, and XT components. Also has the
eggplant colored chamelion(color changing) frame. The bike has been babied, and not ridden more than 10-15 times. I spend more time on my car these days...does anyone know if I can get $800 for it? Great condition!
euroa4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-03, 06:38 PM   #18
Ganja
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Bikes:
Posts: 19
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Anyone have any opinions on this FSR ?

Its a 2001 Specialized FSR Enduro sport, Fox Float Air Shock, RockShox Judy TT Long Travel 80/100mm, Xt Derailur, XTR Brak Pods w/ LX Dear rapid fire shifters, Cane Creek Head Set, Sun Ringle Lite Red Anodized Rims, WTB VolciRaptor treads, Ritchey Post, Specialized Body Geometry Seat.
Ganja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-03, 06:50 AM   #19
a2psyklnut
NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
 
a2psyklnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
Bikes: Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
Posts: 7,964
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
This is their XC model with a bit more travel, got very good reviews when if first came out. This design was copied by many other companies, and "imitation is the greatest form of flattery".

This is a good "All Day" bike, more racing geometry, (quicker handling) and from the looks a pretty good set-up.

L8R
__________________
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW, What a Ride!" - unknown
"Your Bike Sucks" - Sky Yaeger
a2psyklnut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-03, 08:11 AM   #20
troie
:\ ping of death
 
troie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: La$ Vega$
Bikes:
Posts: 1,381
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Can someone explain what FSR means?
troie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-03, 09:53 AM   #21
a2psyklnut
NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
 
a2psyklnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
Bikes: Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
Posts: 7,964
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Fricking Super Ride!

True, but I don't think that's what it means.

According to the Specialized website, it means "Future Shock, Rear"

L8R
__________________
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW, What a Ride!" - unknown
"Your Bike Sucks" - Sky Yaeger
a2psyklnut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-03, 06:39 PM   #22
cidmort
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Ojai, CA
Bikes:
Posts: 30
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Nice frame, and strong too, but tiny travel. DH frame with XC travel... weird!
cidmort is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-03, 09:24 PM   #23
Raiyn
I drink your MILKSHAKE
 
Raiyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Bikes: 2003 Specialized Rockhopper FSR Comp, 1999 Specialized Hardrock Comp FS, 1971 Schwinn Varsity
Posts: 15,061
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Time to let an old thread die.
__________________
Raiyn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:07 AM.