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    stump jumper 2019 expert or SC Bronson v3 s 2019

    Both bikes similar price range.

    I really want a bike that pedals well on flats & ups too..

    With the Bronson as far as I can see nothing needs changed immediately if at all on the spec.

    Stumpy needs a few tweaks.

    If its possible to put a number on it, I want to keep the bike for at least 5yrs minimum.

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    I think the stumpy loses out on climbing ability, but that's just me.


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    The Stumpy is no slouch when it comes to pedal efficiency. The shop I work at demos them and having ridden them quite a few times since launch, I have to say that it's a really impressive climber and an even better descender. With that said, Santa Cruz has always taken a very pedal oriented approach when designing their bikes. The Bronson's linkage means that it's undoubtedly the better climber.

    Also, what components do you not like on the Stumpy? The spec is solid with the exception of the Guide brakes.

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    I had a look at the spesh expert yesterday and really like it. But as all rounder and the warranty Sc Bronson seems to have edge.. yeah it cost s more but long term looks like a better investment

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    SC is definitely the better pedaling bike, Specialized is better at going downhill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coming_in_hot View Post
    I had a look at the spesh expert yesterday and really like it. But as all rounder and the warranty Sc Bronson seems to have edge.. yeah it cost s more but long term looks like a better investment
    Yeah, free replacement bearings, plus Santa Cruz carbon bikes hold their value really well.

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