- 2013 Specialized stuntjumper fsr
Hi all, just new to the forum. I started mtb riding last May on a Giant Revel 1!! I’m now looking for a full suspension bike and something I can have more fun with! I’ve been looking at the stuntjumper fsr and was wondering has anyone got one or give me and advice on it please?? Im not sure to go for 26 or 29, etc?? Any help would be great!!
NickyPosted 7 years agosharkattackMember
a stumpjumper fsr is an excellent bike. if you find climbing too hard you need a bigger engine because you won’t be any better off on any other 140mm trail bike. i hate climbing but my evo model with a 50mm stem is still tolerable when going up and it’s the best jumping/descending/fun all round mountain bike i’ve ever ridden.Posted 7 years ago
do they still do cambers? i borrowed a couple of them in 26 and and 29 inch flavours and was very pleasantly surprised. the 29 was a flying machine.NorthwindSubscriber
I didn’t like my 26er Camber, it felt too short, very front-endy. tbh I couldn’t see any point to it tbh, I didn’t think it was any quicker/better pedalling/more responsive/better climbing than a Stumpy. To be fair that’s partly because the Stumpy’s fantastic.
PS, Specialized Camber Pro frame for sale. It’s great! Other people like them.Posted 7 years agoadstickMember
Damn! FWIW you’re very unlikely to get a test ride on a Stumpy Evo. I don’t know how many Spec have brought over this year, but last year there were about 20 and they sold out very fast. They only offer the standard Stumpys as test bikes…
However I can thoroughly recommend the bike.Posted 7 years ago
Sorry got caught up in festive cheer last night 😀
For me the carbon is definitely worth the extra.
Apart from the fact I’m a tart, I wanted a bike I could do everything on including long rides, lots of climbing. The lighter weight just means I can do that more easily than on the alu version. Its pretty much a do anything bike with the CTD/Talas Shock and fork I can lock it out and it pedals pretty well and is relatively light. Drop the seat, point it down hill and it takes everything I’ll ever throw at it.
Never had the opportunity to feel the weight of Alu and carbon Stumpy side by side but its certainly considerably lighter than my mates Spicy 516 with a very similar spec.
Have to say though without a very hand PPI payout I may well have had to go for the alu as the carbon is a lot more.Posted 7 years agowurzelcubeMember
You won’t regret going for the Stumpjumper, I have a 26″ Alu Comp (not EVO) and I love it.
Carbon vs Alu I guess is a simple question of how much do you want to spend? My Alu was about 28lbs before I fitted a droppy seat post and wheels that weren’t made out of cheese.
There are a few 2012 SJs popping up in the sales – guess it depends if you want the latest and greatest or want to save a few quid! (I’m assuming if you are considering the carbon version budget isn’t a problem!)Posted 7 years agoSinglespeed_ShepMember
personally on a bike its only you that’s going be able to tell if the bigger wheels make it more fun. There’s a counter argument to everything.
Is a 29er less fun because it rolls over braking bumps for example?
Your in a lucky situation where the bike you want comes in both sizes.Posted 7 years ago
I had the same issue, couldn’t find any Evos to have a go on prior to buying. Eventually tracked down a shop whose mechanic had a 2012 Evo 26 in large that I could go and have a look at. Based on the fact I definitely couldn’t find a 29er to sit on and I wasn’t willing to spend that much money without at least trying a 29er first I went 26.Posted 7 years ago
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