dooms101 COMMENCALbicycles's article
Nov 4, 2016 at 12:17Nov 4, 2016
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Same story here! I went through several FS bikes before I got a good deal on a Fuse. I liked it so much that I sold my other bike and upgraded to lighter wheels, carbon bar, and a RS Pike up front. It's so much fun that I don't care if its fast or not.
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Aug 29, 2016 at 6:10Aug 29, 2016
Aug 29, 2016 at 6:07Aug 29, 2016
This fork came on my brand new 2016 Specialized Fuse 27.5+ bike. It rides really well, it's super stiff with 35mm stanchions and the 110x15mm boost axle. The fork is pretty light at 2250g and has exactly 6in of steerer tube. This can be used with either a 29in or 27.5+ wheel. I just toke this off after very low use because I got a new Pike instead. $250 is a steal, buyer pays shipping. I can also bundle in a wheelset for a bit extra.
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Aug 19, 2016 at 7:14Aug 19, 2016
Aug 19, 2016 at 7:12Aug 19, 2016
Built up from a frame in 2014 with all new parts and a custom built fork. When I got the frame I had the shop upgrade all of the suspension pivots with Enduro bearings and replaced the RP23 with a RockShox Monarch Plus RC3 HV. I also had them replace the stock shock eyelet bushings with the much better Fox polyurethane bushings. The fork was originally a RockShox Sektor but the rebound and compression dampers were upgraded to Motion Control so it's basically a Revelation RLT. The bike has been well looked after and never crashed. Everything is in great condition with the expected scratches and scuffs here and there. The fork and rear shock were just fully serviced and both tires were recently replaced. The brakes were also just bled and serviced, and the shifter cable and housing were also replaced. It basically rides like new. The bike has been a blast to ride the past 2 years but I've got a new bike that I ride more often so I'm selling it. The frame is nice and stiff but still lightweight even with the meatier 2.3in tires on. I haven't weighed in a while, but it should come in around 27lbs without pedals. It totally rips both uphill and downhill; I have no problem keeping up with the XC guys on the climbs at the local trails. The climb switch on the rear shock makes all the difference and is easy to reach while riding. Downhill is where this bike really shines though, it has plenty of travel and a super smooth and active rear end. I have a 760mm wide Easton Havoc bar with a Specialized 50mm short stem on right now. But if you'd like to go more XC then I can throw in a 90mm Giant stem and a Bontrager RXL carbon 680mm bar instead. The frame is a large and should fit someone from 5' 9" to 6' 2". I'm only 5' 11" and it fit me well with a short stem. Full Specs: 2010 Commencal Meta 5.5 Carbon frame size L RockShox Sektor/Revelation Fork 140mm RockShox Monarch Plus RC3 HV 140mm Shimano SLX 11-34t 10-speed cassette Shimano Zee 10-speed shifter Shimano SLX 10-speed clutch rear derailleur Shimano SLX Hollowtech II 175mm crank SRAM PC-1070 chain RaceFace 32t narrow wide chainring Shimano Deore brakes with 160mm rear rotor and 203mm front rotor Shimano XT rear wheel and Specialized Roval front wheel setup tubeless with Specialized Butcher 2.3in tires Giant Contact Switch dropper post with Specialized Henge seat Specialized 50mm stem with Easton Havoc 760mm bars with ODI lock-on TLD grips I built the bike up for $3300, not including the labor cost for upgrading all the suspension parts and the recent service. I'm asking $1300, and I'd prefer to sell locally but I'm willing to ship. Buyer covers shipping cost.
dooms101 ollyforster's article
Jun 24, 2016 at 6:15Jun 24, 2016
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@mikealive: I just picked up a Specialized Fuse the other day and it's a total blast for the same reasons you mentioned. On my normal trail bike, I gotta pick my lines carefully and actually try to be a good rider. But on the Fuse, you just point and shoot. I think people are getting confused here, 27.5+ bikes are mega fun but not really mega fast. I'm much faster on my regular bike and it's great for it's own purposes but the mid-fat bike is just plain fun. I agree that you don't need as much skill to ride one and I think that's the point.
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Jul 6, 2014 at 9:15Jul 6, 2014
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