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    stumpjumper fsr comp 2009 or giant anthem x2

    Hello everyone im new and from england i have a merlin malt 1 hard tail and im looking for a full suspension mtb the reason for this is my friend has a boardman comp fs and i cant keep up on the rocky down hills
    i am interested in getting either a specialised stumpy comp 2009 or a giant anthem x2 2009
    will the 100mm of travel on the giant be enough?
    and when will these 2009 bikes be at a discount price as the 2010 bikes come out and how cheaper will they be?

    Many thanks David

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    Quote Originally Posted by david hodson
    Hello everyone im new and from england i have a merlin malt 1 hard tail and im looking for a full suspension mtb the reason for this is my friend has a boardman comp fs and i cant keep up on the rocky down hills
    i am interested in getting either a specialised stumpy comp 2009 or a giant anthem x2 2009
    will the 100mm of travel on the giant be enough?
    and when will these 2009 bikes be at a discount price as the 2010 bikes come out and how cheaper will they be?

    Many thanks David
    The Trance would be comperable to the SJ.
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    yes thought about that too
    stumpy is 1565
    anthem is 1600
    trance x2 is 1400 pounds

    i like the look and the light weight of the anthem

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    Yes a factor

    Quote Originally Posted by david hodson
    i like the look and the light weight of the anthem
    but depends on what type riding you do. May not need a SJ or Trance. Take a look at this guy's comments after using his Anthem in the Downeyville Race here in Northern California. Not the smoothest of trails.

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...97796#poststop
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    How rocky are the hills? A little more travel can help to soak up the bumps. The Anthem may not have enough travel for you.

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    The riding is a mix of quite rocky moorland roads,mud,forest and road and fire roads
    well my merlin has a rockshox tora 318 with 100mm travel, but im sure its set at 80 mm
    and it just gets to bumpy and i have to slow down

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    Anthem

    Quote Originally Posted by david hodson
    The riding is a mix of quite rocky moorland roads,mud,forest and road and fire roads
    well my merlin has a rockshox tora 318 with 100mm travel, but im sure its set at 80 mm
    and it just gets to bumpy and i have to slow down
    Plenty..
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