2010 Specialized FSR XC Expert £899 Delivered  @ Certini Cycles
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2010 Specialized FSR XC Expert £899 Delivered @ Certini Cycles

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Found 10th Aug 2011
FSRxc Expert

For XC Trail riders who want the highest value bike for finding adventure in varied terrain, the FSRxc™ is impossible to beat. Thanks to a lightweight M4 frame, independent FSR suspension with rocker link and top-of-the-line specs, the 120mm-travel FSRxc™ packs more than its money's worth of efficiency, durability and confident handling

Custom tuned X-Fusion rear shock with adjustable rebound, compression and lockout for personalized bump control
Avid Elixir 4 hydraulic disc brakes with G3 Clean Sweep rotors for maximum stopping power and Elixir 4 levers with reach adjust
M4 alloy frame with improved rocker design and sealed cartridge bearing pivots for confident handling and durable trail performance
Oversized 3D-forged adjustable rise alloy stem with 4-bolt clamp for extra strength and versatility
Shimano Deore XT Shadow rear derailleur delivers top-of-the-line shifting performance
RockShox Recon SLite Solo Air 120mm-travel fork uses TurnKey damping with adjustable rebound and compression lockout for set-and-forget simplicity

FRAME FSR XC M4 tubing, rocker design, bolt on cable guides, 120mm travel, sealed cartridge pivot bearings, disc only, replaceable rear derailleur hanger
REAR SHOCK X Fusion 02RC, Custom tuned for Specialized, rebound adj., compression adjust w/lock-out, 7.5x1.75", 2 bearing upper shock mount
FORK RockShox Recon SLite Solo Air, 120mm travel, alloy steerer, Turn Key damper, rebound adj. w/ LO, air spring
HEADSET 1-1/8" threadless, loose ball
STEM 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 31.8mm, adjustable rise
HANDLEBARS XC low rise,6061 butted alloy, 660mm wide, 8 degree back sweep, 6 degree up
GRIPS Specialized waffle lock on grip (S/M) Specialized thick lock on grip (L/XL)
FRONT BRAKE Custom Avid Elixir 4, full hydraulic, alloy backed pads, Clean Sweep rotor, S/M: 185mm, L/XL: 203mm
REAR BRAKE Custom Avid Elixir 4, full hydraulic, alloy backed pads, Clean Sweep rotor, S/M: 160mm, L/XL: 185mm
BRAKE LEVERS Avid Elixir 4 Hydraulic
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano FD-M590 Deore, 34.9mm clamp, top swing, bottom pull
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano RD-M772 Deore XT Shadow, long cage
SHIFT LEVERS Shimano SL-M531 Deore, trigger
CASSETTE Shimano HG50, 9-speed, 11-34t
CHAIN KMC X9 w/ reuseable Missing Link
CRANKSET Shimano FC-M521, Hollowtech, Octalink spline, replacable rings w/ alloy outer, S: 170mm, others: 175mm
CHAINRINGS 44A x 32S x 22S
BOTTOM BRACKET Shimano BB-ES25, Octalink spline, cartridge bearing, 68mm x 118mm
PEDALS None
RIMS Custom DT Swiss 445D, disc, 24mm, double wall, pin joint, eyelets, 32h
FRONT HUB Forged alloy, hi/low flange, double sealed, ground race, machined disc mount, 32h, QR
REAR HUB Disc, double sealed cartridge bearing, high/low flange w/ OS contact side, 32h, QR
SPOKES 1.8mm (15g) stainless
FRONT TIRE Specialized The Captain Sport, 26.2.2", 60 TPI, wire bead
REAR TIRE Specialized The Captain Sport, 26x2.0", 60 TPI, wire bead
INNER TUBES Ultralight presta valve
SADDLE Specialized Rival, Body Geometry, 143mm width, front and rear bumpers
SEATPOST 6061 alloy, 2-bolt micro adjust setback head, 30.9mm
SEAT BINDER Alloy collar w/ QR, 34.9mm clamp ID

67 Comments

heat added cos ive always liked specialized bikes and still got my 1993 rockhopper lol

why so much for a bike?

Original Poster

I just got mine today its better than I thought it would be lighter than I gathered and also very nice to ride , much better feel that my FSRXC Pro 2005 I had previous ..
I ordered it Monday evening and got it today ..

yoyo59

why so much for a bike?



because its not a £199 made from ex russian military tank steel and wont fall apart on you after 6 months or be so heavy to lift it gives you a hernia...
Edited by: "speedski" 10th Aug 2011

Original Poster

yoyo59

why so much for a bike?



Well its designed for real off road riding and it really works well as far as the full suspension bike go this is cheaper hard to get such a bike under 999 ..

Not bad value for the money but I'd avoid using this rear shock.

yoyo59

why so much for a bike?


£899 isn't expensive for a mountain bike
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http://www.certini.co.uk/secure/images/products/11740.jpg

Missing my Grifter...

yoyo59

why so much for a bike?


If you understand the meaning of 'quality' than you shouldn't have trouble figuring out what's the difference between a low budget and a medium category XC bike. I say medium as these're not even the expensive ones.

The more you spend the more you get of these: durability, less weight, precision, comfort, ect.

Original Poster

alien_

Not bad value for the money but I'd avoid using this rear shock.


Why do you say that is it not so good , I have the option to use a Fox Float Triad with it ?

yoyo59

why so much for a bike?



Imagine using a Vauxhall Frontera for the Dakar Rally and that would be a reasonable comparison to someone thinking a sub £200 'mountain' bike would be suitable for any kind of serious off-roading.
I've seriously been out with mates who wanted to "have a bit of a go" and completely wrecked old Emelle, Raleigh Activator (!) and the cheaper Halfords bikes within a couple of hours!

had a play with one of these and didn't think the shocks were any good. topped out hard, little control. just because it's specialized, don't assume it works well. i'd try before you buy, for this much money, or consider spending a bit more for something with better shocks (e.g. fox rp series feel a lot better imho). just my 2p..

edit: see someone above posted similar thing. yes well that's two independent people saying maybe not to this..

Edited by: "Smiff" 10th Aug 2011

Kurvz

Why do you say that is it not so good , I have the option to use a Fox … Why do you say that is it not so good , I have the option to use a Fox Float Triad with it ?



I've got no first hand experience with these but I did some digging around on some forums and there were numerous complains about this shock, many upgraded it to RP23 / Triad and said it made a huge difference.

My flatmate's got an XC FSR PRO 2010, that's equipped with Triad and does it's job really neat:)
Edited by: "alien_" 10th Aug 2011

Nice bike. I had the 1993 rockhopper as a kid and it was awesome, got the 2004 hard rock comp, now which is also excellent. IMO don't buy a mountain bike that is under £500.

I've got the model down from this (paid £1100) & I'm pretty happy with. Not done anything too serious on it TBH though. I mostly use it for either taking my 2 dogs out round the woods or riding it to work & back (14 miles each way!). Its srverd me well for both those things.

Nuwidol

I've got the model down from this (paid £1100) & I'm pretty happy with. … I've got the model down from this (paid £1100) & I'm pretty happy with. Not done anything too serious on it TBH though. I mostly use it for either taking my 2 dogs out round the woods or riding it to work & back (14 miles each way!). Its srverd me well for both those things.



that's the thing.. it's too expensive for that, or there are better bikes for this price, or for a really good FS budget another £400 or so?

Holy moly that's a cracking deal! Don't need a new mountain bike (or a downhiller), but if I did then I'd definitely buy this. Heeeeeeat from me.

Original Poster

Ill test the Shock out see how it handles if I dont like it then its going Ebay

the purple 2 tone one?

scatman69

Nice bike. I had the 1993 rockhopper as a kid and it was awesome, got the … Nice bike. I had the 1993 rockhopper as a kid and it was awesome, got the 2004 hard rock comp, now which is also excellent. IMO don't buy a mountain bike that is under £500.


I have had this bike since January, got it for the same price from Edinburgh Bikes. Fantastic bike but the one complaint is the rear shock. Its got very bad adjustment and seems to knock a lot. The rest of the bike is great, coming from an old set of Judy TT's to the air sprung Recons was crazy.

I would 100% recommend the bike.

beautiful lookin bike

Smiff

that's the thing.. it's too expensive for that, or there are better bikes … that's the thing.. it's too expensive for that, or there are better bikes for this price, or for a really good FS budget another £400 or so?



Cheap - Strong - Light : Pick two
400 does not give you even a good HT (hardtail), I would not even think about FS for 400 price,

This bike got a bad review on bike radar (2 Stars) they usually aint wrong when it comes reviewing gear. Good discount though!!!

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pistachio

Cheap - Strong - Light : Pick two400 does not give you even a good HT … Cheap - Strong - Light : Pick two400 does not give you even a good HT (hardtail), I would not even think about FS for 400 price,



Rubbish, there are plenty of entry level HT's that would do that sort of job fine. In fact, he would probably be far, far better off with a £400 hybrid (or even a £400 HT), than his £1100 XC seeing as most of his milage would be to work and back on roads. I would absolutely hate to ride to work and back on a FS.

yoyo59

why so much for a bike?



As others have said this bike aint really expensive for what you are getting, I've seen just a bike frame costing more than this whole bike, my bike is worth about £2,000 and I've seen bikes costing £5,000,

My mate said you can buy a bike for just £100 but it will be a rust bucket, heavy and a bone shaker whereas bikes like mine won't rust at all even my spokes are stainless steel.

yoyo59

why so much for a bike?


If you have to ask then this deal is not for you.

can anyone spec the best bang for your buck road bike? cheapest as pos.

monkey00

can anyone spec the best bang for your buck road bike? cheapest as pos.



Try Here
chainreactioncycles.com

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Anarchist

Rubbish, there are plenty of entry level HT's that would do that sort of … Rubbish, there are plenty of entry level HT's that would do that sort of job fine. In fact, he would probably be far, far better off with a £400 hybrid (or even a £400 HT), than his £1100 XC seeing as most of his milage would be to work and back on roads. I would absolutely hate to ride to work and back on a FS.



If this is a similar spec to my 2009 Spec FXR XR Comp then the rear shock has the ability to be locked out (as does the front) so it isn't all that bad for riding to work on... If anything its a bit heavy but then you need some strength behind a "proper" off roader... Also got some continental sports contact road tires for for the road at 1.3" thin that I swop out when the need arises.... Looks a bit strange but rides very nicely on tarmac now!

Anarchist

Rubbish, there are plenty of entry level HT's that would do that sort of … Rubbish, there are plenty of entry level HT's that would do that sort of job fine. In fact, he would probably be far, far better off with a £400 hybrid (or even a £400 HT), than his £1100 XC seeing as most of his milage would be to work and back on roads. I would absolutely hate to ride to work and back on a FS.



Get a decent FS bike and they do everything well! I got a spesh epic marathon with Fox 32 F100 on the front and Floar R rear susp. (with the spec. brain fade). You can adjust the rebound according to the weight of the rider so you don't bob as you ride/climb or just lock it out compeltely.

A bike like this is faster uphill, downhill, technical trail + RIDE TO WORK than any HT on the market so don't make such sweeping statements - its horses for courses....now if only i was'nt such a fat knacker ^^

This is a great bike for the price - heat added!
Edited by: "Tyranicus66" 11th Aug 2011

Original Poster

Well I've been out on it this morning for s few hours before work down the forest did some single track found the rear shock need more psi than recommended after stiffening it up and adjusting the rebound I'm very happy .
I think its going to be ok for me but I'm a heavier rider @ 90kg , and this FSR is lighter than my hardtail ..
After owning the 2005 FSR XC pro which I done prob about 3000ish miles of mainly single track, I can say so far this model deems like a improvement. But ill see after a some more miles

sorry to hijack the thread but i was after a bike and was thinking about paying about £400 for a scott mountain bike. are scott mountain bikes good?

work in leeds so will travel along the liverpool - leeds canal.

£800 is way too much for me but this is stunning bike.

@pistachio read what i said.. budget ANOTHER £400 (not £400) for a good FS or as Anarchist said, save some money and get something more suitable for commuting. this bike is in an awkward in between position in the market, too expensive for commuting but not really good enough for regular trail duty, imho. if you want a nice bike for under a grand there are better options from less prestigious brands.

it does look good, but you shouldn't be basing your buying decision on that. i know someone with this exact model and year and was surprised how heavy and poor the ride was. i can point to lots bad spec decisions by specialized e.g.ŧhe XT rear mech, classic move to impress newbies, but pointless and one of the first things that'll get damaged. when cutting corners the money should have been spent on wheels and shocks because they actually affect ride.

for riding around town looking like you're on a nice bike? great
for riding properly off road? you can do better.

just giving my opinion, been riding mtbs since 1996 and have ridden this bike amoung many others from £200 to £4000 (rentals!)

haven't really got time to go into this now but anyone who wants a bike like this, look at the Spesh Camber Comp for about £999 or the Trek Fuel Ex5 for around £1100 on sale as a starting point, both can be found at CyleSurgery. both manage better part mixes imho.
never heard of certini, not saying they're bad just don't know them!

Edited by: "Smiff" 11th Aug 2011

900 for a bike lol never! is it made out of gold?

ikhan1

sorry to hijack the thread but i was after a bike and was thinking about … sorry to hijack the thread but i was after a bike and was thinking about paying about £400 for a scott mountain bike. are scott mountain bikes good?work in leeds so will travel along the liverpool - leeds canal.£800 is way too much for me but this is stunning bike.



Yes Scott make great stuff - look for a front suspension bike from the likes of Specilized, Kona, Scott etc.. for £400 you wont go wrong. If you are just commuting on roads, get a hybrid or at the very least some hybrid tyres for your MTB - you will thank me in the long run.

aidewemi

900 for a bike lol never! is it made out of gold?



Have you seen what they do on these things?

I started biking back in the late 80's and the gear alone is worth the extra money, I've destroyed cheap bikes doing basic trail riding!

Eventually I blew 800 quid on a klein hardtail in 1998, recently got my hands back on it and it does the job, for my level....

It must be lovely to be able to think 900 quid is good value for a bicycle.

This is a good bike, but 30 odd % off a bike (maybe not this exacet model) at this time in the year is quite common at chain reaction cycles and similar.

Check the below out if you are considering this Specialized, as i think its a deal worth consideration.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/marin-attack-trail-6-7-mountain-bike-999-50-off/993947

If you do find more deals, especially anything on 29ers, do post I will be voting HOT.

Unfortunately shipping abroad for this cycle is £163

tomoliver20

This is a good bike, but 30 odd % off a bike (maybe not this exacet … This is a good bike, but 30 odd % off a bike (maybe not this exacet model) at this time in the year is quite common at chain reaction cycles and similar.Check the below out if you are considering this Specialized, as i think its a deal worth consideration.http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/marin-attack-trail-6-7-mountain-bike-999-50-off/993947




good point, and indeed that's a better deal (though different category of bike? AM?). easy to find deals better than OP... new bike buyers: beware uninformed HUKD voters. do your own homework (as i'm sure anyone spending a grand on a bike would..)


Edited by: "Smiff" 11th Aug 2011
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