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    Making my stumpjumper 120 bigger

    Hi, I'm wondering if there's anything that can be done to make a small frame of a specialised stumpjumper fit a 6ft 2ish 18yr old. The only option I can think of is making the stem longer and risen buying don't think that would be enough. Can I do anything with the wheels, forks? Any suggestions would be helpful, cheers

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    You're pretty much screwed, unfortunately. The mods you suggest would be a not-so-good solution even on a medium frame, let alone a small. The fixed dimensions that you can't avoid with the front triangle - - reach and stack - - are the limiting factors.

    Since (IIRC) the chainstays/seatstays, swing-link, etc. are the same for all the sizes of FSR frames, the best you might be able to do is turn up a large front triangle on eBay and swap everything over to. At worst, you may find a whole frame, leaving you with tons of nice spares for 'someday.'


    Edit= just found this; heckuva buy if the price stays down: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Specialized-...#ht_177wt_1399
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    ^^^BINGO! for the price of a quality stem and seat post you get a whole frame with the rear shock!

    What is ebay anyway, that looks pretty cool?
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    I'm a tad over 5'8" and ride both a small frame Stumpjumper hardtail and dual sus. I had to make some changes to make the hardtail work, including buying the longest seatpost Thompson makes. I don't see how its possible for someone 6'2" with long legs can ride a small frame Stumpy, no matter what changes are made.
    My 6' son is able to ride my old 17" frame Rockhopper, but his legs are shorter than yours (30"). I think you're going to have to sell the Stumpy frame and buy another to fit. Fortunately for you, small Stumpy frames are in demand.
    BTW I buy slacks with 29" inseam or 30" inseam and lift them 1/2 inch. No way you can add to a seatpost that's already pretty much maxed out. I'm just trying to prevent you from spending money on a lost cause. I'm away on business, but I'll check when I get home to see what's left on the seatpost.
    Last edited by roccobike; 04-03-13 at 08:30 PM.
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    ^^ Seatpost is the least of his worries. Cockpit length trumps all.

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