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  • Premier Icon tomhoward
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    One that you like.

    1/10

    Premier Icon Bregante
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    I’d say your current bike would be about the best compromise tbh.

    What’s your current bike worth on the second hand market.?
    Subtract that amount from your budget and spend that amount on a second hand d.h bike.

    pealypro2012
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    thanks ^ yeh I’m not being to hasty in getting rid of it yet really trying to find something which will live up to the stumpy

    XC and DH = DIFFERENT BIKES

    pealypro2012
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    my budget is whatever i can get for the stumpy, so just having a dh bike wouldnt really work,

    Premier Icon BigEaredBiker
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    It’s either two new bikes or stick with the stumpy evo really. If sticking with one bike having two sets of wheels and a couple of stems you can switch between depending on what you’re riding might be a sensible compromise.

    fizzicist
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    I’d suggest looking towards a 29er with around 110-130mm travel. Should pretty much cover all bases. Cube or Canyon are within budget,

    At 6’3″ and 90kg I suspect you’ll find a 29er a very natural fit & anything with 26″ wheels will feel like a kids bike afterwards.

    I fully expect to get flamed to shit for the above comment by the STW massive. I will however be busy riding my bike rather than talking about it when it comes to defending my perspective. I have 26″ and 29″ and prefer 29″…

    Depends on whether you follow fashion or not basically, so If you do then 650b, if not then 26. Dunno what that 29 thing is all about though, unless you like riding clowns bikes.

    Premier Icon somafunk
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    Forget about the 29er, what about an Ibis Mojo HD – stiffer and more direct than the stumpy and a better climber/descender.

    Premier Icon Cheezpleez
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    You just want a new bike, don’t you? Nowt wrong with that. But why? What’s wrong with the Stumpy? Or how do you want to rebalance the compromise?

    (I’d be looking for a way to have two bikes)

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    My current bikes are great, so, it’s likely my next bike will be chosen for differentness rather than for betterness. So, long travel 29er or fatbike most likely ๐Ÿ˜‰

    pealypro2012
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    hi all im looking for some help as to what i should get next.
    i currently have a specialized stumpjumper evo comp 2012 which ive spent about ยฃ3500 new wheels, and other upgrades. im currently looking into selling it and getting myself a new bike. i do a lot of xc work but occasionally go into jumps and even some dh racing in the last years series, so as you have probable gathered i need my bikes to do everything, and to chuck this on top i am 6,3 and weigh 90kg, meaning its no easy ride for my poor bike. i was wondering if there was something i could possibly swap my bike which would do the same job, maybe in a different wheel size.
    about 2500 is my price range so i understand im looking at second hand
    thanks
    jack

    wobbliscott
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    XC + DH = AM. Though the stumpy evo is a great bike so you’re really going to struggling to find something to better it. Plenty that will equal or get into the ball park of, but nothing to really significantly better it. You’re into the realms of subjective ‘soft’ things like aesthetics and colour. Why not just keep the stumpy and ride it more?

    JCL
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    Enduro 29.

    Premier Icon takisawa2
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    Keep the Stumpy.
    I don’t know a lot though.

    Go to the NEC show & have a few test rides.

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    unless you like riding clowns bikes.

    -1/10

    wobbliscott
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    Funny, seems to me clown bikes have small wheels…


    clown_bike by wobbliscott, on Flickr

    or maybe clowns are just very big.

    mangatank
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    Everyone hates 650b in a way that they don’t hate 29ers, and 29ers involve some worrying compromises ( rear mud and mech clearance, toe overlap at the front, stand over height etc). 26ers have no apparent disadvantages whatsoever.

    My gut feeling is that 26″ is the long term bet. And let’s face it, when did you last hate riding on 26 inch wheels?

    jcnm
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    I have recently changed from 26″ full suspension to a 29″ hardtail.

    Best move I’ve made, enjoy riding again.

    Premier Icon tomaso
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    A secondhand oldish DH bike can be picked up for ยฃ5-600 and would allow real DH action

    Premier Icon Bregante
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    I have recently changed from 26″ full suspension to a 29″ hardtail.

    Best move I’ve made, enjoy riding again.

    Ditto

    big_n_daft
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    mangatank – Member

    Everyone hates 650b in a way that they don’t hate 29ers, and 29ers involve some worrying compromises ( rear mud and mech clearance, toe overlap at the front, stand over height etc). 26ers have no apparent disadvantages whatsoever.

    ????? every bike has compromises, the 29er compromises above over played, mud clearance is fine, mech issues are resolvable, toe overlap!! never known it, stand over height, not and issue on any of my frames

    My gut feeling is that 26″ is the long term bet. And let’s face it, when did you last hate riding on 26 inch wheels?

    personally I hated my 26er, but that’s just me, bikes are good or bad based on their design rather than the wheel size

    Premier Icon Normal Man
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    jcnm – Member
    I have recently changed from 26″ full suspension to a 29″ hardtail.

    Best move I’ve made, enjoy riding again.

    Same here.

    Premier Icon roverpig
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    Funny, I’ve just changed from a 29er HT back to a 26″ Full Suss and I’m enjoying riding again too. Maybe new bikes are just great ๐Ÿ™‚

    pjm84
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    No 26ers stuff in my garage.

    I used to think it was an unfair advantage but now come to realise that a big person riding a 26er is put at a disadvantage and it just readdresses the balance.

    Not like for like Roverpig!

    Premier Icon roverpig
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    Not like for like Roverpig!

    jcnm started it ๐Ÿ™‚

    Although, to be honest, I’ve still got my 29er HT. Horses for courses and all that.

    Premier Icon shortcut
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    At 6’2 and about 90kg I am loving the whole 29er hardtail thing. And las time I tried one I hated a 26er just felt sh1t, unstable and horrible.

    john_drummer
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    I’ve just changed from not riding back to a 26″ Full Suss and I’m enjoying riding again too ๐Ÿ˜‰

    having lost 3.5 stone & doing spin class 3x a week has helped, mind

    slimjim78
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    I removed my saddle and am enjoying riding again.

    TRIALS BIKE! What are you lot like!?..

    ps44
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    I’m 6’3″ too and went 29er a few months back. On hols I rode a mix of bikes and none of them felt right other than another 29er. Go big.

    Premier Icon JoeG
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    Get a fatbike! ๐Ÿ™‚

    pealypro2012
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    thanks for all advise, i have been looking a lot at all options and i think i have narrowed it up. either a ibis mojo hd, santa cruz blur ltc, santa cruz heckler 27.5 new to 2014, and saving up for a second hand talboy ltc.
    i will have to save up for all these bikes but, you get what you pay for. so i hope to get in some tests of these bikes soon, and see whats suits best.
    excuse my apporling spelling and grammar, thank you very much for any advise.

    Premier Icon johnnystorm
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    Definitely a Fatbike. It’s a 26″ wheel with a 29″ diameter. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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