I’ve had my Specialized Stumpjumper FSR 29 S-WORKS for 3 seasons and it’s time to get the suspension serviced. I’m fortunate enough to live close enough to PUSH Industries in Loveland, CO. If you need to service, rebuild, tune or upgrade your suspension there isn’t a better option (that I’m aware of) than getting it PUSHed. If you don’t live near the front range you can also ship to push for service. As you can see above I have some rubbing on my upper stanchions due to the bushings wearing down over a few seasons of heavy riding. I opted to go with the PUSH factory tune and replace the uppers. This is a costly rebuild/tune but it is cheaper and much more satisfying than a used fork! Check out their online suspension service order form to get started: http://www.pushindustries.com/pages/order-suspension-service

You will need to remove your fork (unless you want to pay PUSH $20 to do it for you). If you are unfamiliar have a look at the GMBN video that guides you through removing your fork and servicing your headset and you’ll be happy you did it yourself:

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My bike has the Fox/Specialized Brain and unfortunately PUSH does not service this shock. It will need to be sent to specialized via your local specialized dealer. I haven’t ventured down this path yet but there are numerous threads on MTBR about issues with servicing the Brain. I’ll provide an update to this post when I cross that bridge.

It was also time for new tires. I like the Maxxis Minion DHF 2.3 upfront and the Maxxis High Roller 2.3 in the rear. Both 3c for added sidewall tear protection, it’s worth the extra weight to me and is offset by the tubeless setup.

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And I was also due for new brake pads. I highly recommend TruckerCo for affordable quality pads, especially if you are buying more than one pair.

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After a few hours in the garage this rig is ready for the season!