What model Specialized is this??
I’d say FSR XC around 2000Posted 4 years ago
I’ve been given this bike want to identify what model it is. Obviously Specialized and it’s 4″ travel but not sure of model and year.Posted 4 years ago
Can anyone shed any light on it’s true identity??MarkLGMember
I think S-works used to come in an M2 (or at least Im sure I remember that) and probably M1 aswell! So the chances are it is an SWorks. Probably the newer ones were M5
M2 frames were only ever hardtails, made in the USA upto about 2000ish. It was a composite of aluminium and ceramic and very expensive to produce. They reverted back to regular aluminium alloy on the M4 and M5 frames. There was never an M1.Posted 4 years agocrazy-legsSubscriber
2000 S-Works FSR XC. I had a Stumpjumper from the same year.
The weak link with them was always the one bearing where the shock meets the rear triangle. Used to wear quickly cos it was subject to side loads.
The following year they changed it to a mid-way mount like this:
So long as there’s no knocking in that bearing though it should be fine.
The Bombers are a later addition.Posted 4 years agoPJM1974Member
On old bike with new cranks, suspension and transmission…probably rides far better than it did new!
Depends on whether you like riding it or not I guess. FWIW, my recently retired 2004 Enduro frame is now hanging on my living room wall. The components have been transplanted to a 2011 Camber frame and the end result is very nice, thank you…better in fact than the Enduro was.
Plus, my frame is a talking point at dinner parties.Posted 4 years agolarge418Member
I was out on my 2002 Stumpjumper FSR tonight – still a great bike. The OPs bike will hold it’s own against many modern bikes 0 the 4 link rear suspension is still very competitive.
I would ride it – maybe get a disc adaptor for the back and fit disc brakes, then you have a really great bike!Posted 4 years ago
Excellent, know exactly what it is now!
I’m going to run it with the seatpost correctly positioned and keep with the xtr rim brakes for the moment. May upgrade to disc wheels and fit disc brakes if it struggles. Will mainly be used for XC though so v-brakes should cope!
Regarding rear disc adaptor, where is the best place to find one?Posted 4 years ago
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