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    2013 Stumpjumper ht comp vs 2013 Carve Pro

    Hi all, I have found a store pretty close to me, and I can get a 2013 sj ht comp for $1,780 and the Carve Pro for $1,650! I mostly ride the trails close to me which are not to hilly but do have some steep climbs, not to much down hill either. however there are a lot of roots and rocks. which bike do you think would be better for me?

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    I went with the 2012 Stumpy HT and Love it
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    2013 Stumpjumper ht comp vs 2013 Carve Pro

    I'd go for the one with better components. Initial opinion is the Stumpy may be better equipped.
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    If your trail are more twisty the SJ. The steering is a bit quicker than the Carve due to the lower front end and XC geo.

    More straights and wide open cruising...the Carve. Its more upright and super stable at speed.

    I went with the 2013 Carve Pro (made a few upgrades)...no regrets.

    For 2014...the SJ Comp (price drop from 2200.00) and Crave Pro are both the same price at 2k.

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    old thread question..

    but i now want to try a HT 29er... but i feel i suck at descending, so i think i want a slacker front end.. the geo spec on Spec website says both the Stumpy and carve are @71,5...?

    does the Carve somehow have less XC oriented geo? thx

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