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If there are no signs of a metallic wire (often colored silver) exposed anywhere near either end of the black housing "tube" connecting the lever on the handlebars and the caliper on the fork, it means that it is a fully closed hydraulic line. Another giveaway for mechanical brakes is a moving arm at the caliper which visibly reacts when pressing a lever. ...


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New chains are a standard length more or less. You’ll need to remove some links to make it the correct size. Any 10 speed MTB chain is fine. KMC is a good brand. You need a chain breaker tool to do this task. If you have used this chain for a long time there’s a likelihood that the chain rings and cassette are stretched too and need replacement at the ...


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Probably not, given that amount of riding. From a shop perspective, giving a recommend maintenance interval is trickier than it may seem, because you want to account for the rider who's riding a lot but doing absolutely no maintenance or adjustments beyond air and chain lube, and probably not even doing that consistently or well. To keep that person, and ...


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There are no thru axle FH-6800 or WH-6800 versions. The next/new Ultegra will have some, but as of now I don't think think any thru axle hubs or wheels that say Ultegra on them are really out in the wild at all. This bikes uses the SCS dropout/hub/axle system. Long story short, in the past couple years it was unclear what road thru axle standard was going ...


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That's the mount for the Flow Control valve on the Specialized AFR Shock. The shocks with flow valves came stock on the higher end models of the 2007 Stumpjumper FSR like the Expert, Pro and the S-Works Carbon frame:


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A lot of cyclists find they need motivation to train on a static trainer. It can be unrelentingly tedious to sit spinning on you bike staring at the same wall when you are used to nice scenery going by. If you are used to running on a treadmill or a similar exercise this may not be such a problem for you. As you have a smart trainer that will work with ...


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A very broad question, but i'll do my best to answer it. The way you approach it will very much depend on your general level of fitness (maybe crossing over from some other sport) and what your cycling goals may be. However you described yourself as a novice, so i'll recommend based on that. As a novice cyclist, your primary training goal should be ...


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Breaking it down: Wheels, yes, if they are rim brake wheels onto a rim brake frame Rear derailleur, yes Chain, yes Cranks, yes Front derailleur, yes if yours is a braze-on type, otherwise new one needed Brake calipers, yes (looking at the frame brake mounts here) Shifters, yes Saddle, yes All of these parts have pretty standardised interfaces with the bike,...


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As Swifty said Specialized does not have men's or women's bikes starting with the 2020 model year. Here is a link to their hyper buzz worded article on the topic "BEYOND GENDER". To illustrate the truth of no more genders go to the website for Specialized shopping for Rockhoppers Filter for MODEL YEAR 2019 Notice that men's bikes and women's bikes ...


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There are many ways to approach this problem. The WORST thing you can do is not involve the rider in the decision making process. If the rider is comfortable riding, perhaps all you need is a regular bike with a toe clip (as pictured) or a clipless MTB shoe with a cleat underneat, and a matching pedal. SPD would be the most commonly known style. There's ...


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It's a 2018 Women's Specialized Sirrus Disc. Also here, on the Specialized site


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The nice people at specialized.com have a archive section with pictures of all the models produced since 2008. Go to the web site and scroll down to the bottom of the page. There's a Support section with Bike Archive as the last item. Answer shamelessly stolen from here.


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The typical thing to do here would be pull the cranks and measure the spindle length with a caliper. You don't need to pull the BB itself, all you care about is the spindle length. (On older bikes you'd also care about whether it was symmetrical or not, but yours will be). There are some tricks you can play if that is not an option. If the spindle is ...


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Ultimately Specialized has probably decided that the sales volume is not worth it. A new Epic HT will almost certainly have better trail and downhill capability as a Stumpy of even a few years ago, be lighter and have much better climbing. Its not that they would not sell any HT Stumpy's if they had them- its more they can move a vast majority potential HT ...


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It sounds like you are having trouble downshifting from any larger gear to a smaller one. If a rear derailleur won't go from a larger gear to a smaller gear it's because: The cable is binding preventing the derailleur from getting enough slack The derailleur spring is too weak Starting from a smaller gear on a 105 rear derailleur and moving to a larger ...


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Given that Specialized tends to have distinct color schemes for different models and years, I'd say it's a 2013 Compact, which I think is the base model (higher models get 'sport', 'comp', 'elite' etc. appellations). Bicycle Blue Book 2013 Specialized Secteur Compact. Drive-train looks original except for the large chainring. Bicycle Blue Book gives you ...


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This was too long to comment so here is my input. I would be wary that it is not a knock-off, it looks off to me, I don't think that there were ever any factory produced Specialized tarmacs that looked quite like that. Hawk racing is a wheel builder but if they are legit those would be custom hand built carbon wheels worth 1800$.. but the font is not their ...


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Looking on bikepedia.com, I can only find listings from 2012 and 2013 for Specialized Tarmac SL4 Pro, or S-Works Tarmac SL4. The frame in the photo seems to have decals for both 'S Works' AND 'Pro' (on the seat tube). This seems inconsistent with any photographs I can see on google images. SWorks frames tend to have 'SL4' on the seat tube instead but I have ...


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I can't see anything wrong at all. The any vibration you may feel when the rear wheels is spinning but the cranks and chain and cassette are not moving is due to the clicking of the pawls in the free-hub. I think if you hold a pedal and spin the cranks so the rear wheel turns you will not detect any vibration or 'shaking', as the free-hub will engage. I ...


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This is an old post but it came up in Google. I had the same problem. It's worth trying a bit of heat. I used a hairdryer to gently heat the area and this helped the bolt come loose.


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Likely to be the 2011 model. Both the 2010 and 2012 have significantly different front triangles. https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/SearchListingDetail.aspx?id=21935


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I've been a one legged cyclist for 41 years (lost leg to cancer). I ride a British trike (from eBay) like the yellow one pictured above, there are also trike adapters to make standard bikes into trikes (contact Geoff at Trykit website), that are less expensive. You may need a bike shop to help you put the adapter on properly and help you build the wheels. ...


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Excessive force or frequency in front shifting habits may be able to play a role in a cable breaking, but it's very likely that it was primarily caused by factors beyond your control. Front derailleurs vary in how much bending in the cable at the anchor bolt is created as they move through their range of motion. Some recent mountain front derailleurs push ...


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A Specialized FSR XC between 2005 and 2008. See the Blue Book for variants on the pierced and forged seat tube style. Note: That’s a really low end shock on the bike. Unless Specialized did a budget coil shock for really low end versions for some markets I’m guessing that’s a replacement. The original air shock on my 2006 FSR XC Comp wore through and I had ...


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Two issues with what you are proposing: The splined freehub body that the cassette slides onto on the hub were narrower on a 7 speed drivetrains than later 8, 9 or 10 speed drivetrains. See this Sheldon Brown page. You might have a 8/9/10 speed compatible hub with a 7 speed cassette and 4.5mm spacer. If that's the case you can upgrade to 9 speeds. If not ...


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A few other considerations when considering moving components from an older bike to a new frame. An Ultegra groupset in 2009 would be a 6700 or possibly 6600 series 10 speed.That's sort-of not doing the Venge frame justice. Would you be happier buying a used complete bike with a lesser frame but a newer 11 speed 105 or Ultegra groupset? The Venge will have ...


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Apparently Specialized have stopped making women's specific bikes, see article and indeed I found no women's bikes on their website. Your bike is therefore not a women's specific bike, it is a unisex bike. The frame geometry doesn't look exactly like the Rockhopper ones on the website, but they will only feature certain sizes in the photoshoots. I wonder if ...


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As far as the pedal platform goes there are similar things available to what you have doodled. Criggie's answer covers everything pretty well.


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They will not work at all. Use an 11-speed chain. If you use the 10spd chain, there is a good chance that it can: Jam in the rear derailleur jockey wheels Increase the friction on the cassette, which will: Increase wear on the chain's side plates, dramatically increasing the chances that the chain will break right in the middle of you hammering up a hill. ...


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Inertial systems like the brain have been around for several decades, however, Specialized is probably to the first company to do them light (ish), mass produced and marketed. The real question is not "how good is it?" (is does work), but "do you want/need it as a rider?" I worked at a Specialized shop for sometime, and opinions on the brain seem to vary. ...


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