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    26.2" Toptube!

    We (The Path Bike Shop) just received our first shipment of Specialized Stumpjumper Comp 29er hardtails.......26.2" effective toptube on the 23" frame. They're huge.

    You tall guys in SoCal need to stop by and take it for a spin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donkey
    We (The Path Bike Shop) just received our first shipment of Specialized Stumpjumper Comp 29er hardtails.......26.2" effective toptube on the 23" frame. They're huge.

    You tall guys in SoCal need to stop by and take it for a spin.

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    How's the headtube height? Some of us don't just need long, we need long and tall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klydesdale
    How's the headtube height? Some of us don't just need long, we need long and tall.
    Spesh lists the HT height at ~5.5".

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    Quote Originally Posted by PCinSC
    Spesh lists the HT height at ~5.5".
    Yeah I saw that, but I seem to recall it being listed somewhere at 160mm so I was wondering what it actually is. Not increasing the headtube height at least a little bit between the 21 and 23 inch frames is kind of silly if you ask me

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    Quote Originally Posted by klydesdale
    Not increasing the headtube height at least a little bit between the 21 and 23 inch frames is kind of silly if you ask me
    Agreed. Maybe (hopefully) the spec is wrong on the website.

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    Op?????

    Yes show us pictures. (preferably from the OPs shop) And yes we need tall too. Why the hell are all these 29er manufacturers specing head tubes that should be way longer. I'm 6 5 and a 140 mm HT isn't going to do me much good even if it's on a 29er.

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    Who cares what the head tube length is. Just run the steerer long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagaredama
    Who cares what the head tube length is. Just run the steerer long.
    Uhm, I care.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagaredama
    Who cares what the head tube length is. Just run the steerer long.
    Who cares? Well, guys like me who need bikes with long headtubes like this:



    It's pretty hard to "just run the steerer long" if it's already cut for a 140mm headtube

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    Nice Slap On tool box there, Padre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Random Drivel
    Nice Slap On tool box there, Padre.
    It isn't mine. I don't own enough tools to use one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klydesdale
    Who cares? Well, guys like me who need bikes with long headtubes like this:



    It's pretty hard to "just run the steerer long" if it's already cut for a 140mm headtube
    What kind of bike is this, and what price range for the frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by basketballjones
    What kind of bike is this, and what price range for the frame?
    The frame says "Curtlo", so I'm going to go with http://www.curtlo.com/ as my final answer...



    Keeping in theme with the whole Millionaire thing, you see...
    Nothing to see here. Move along...

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    Oh, and as soon as someone throws a leg over the Stumpjumper, please post what you think. I'm buying a new bike early next year, and I've been looking at a Fisher 29er, but I can get better deals at the shop that sells Specialized, so I'll go with them if the bike is as good or better.
    Nothing to see here. Move along...

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmCosmo
    The frame says "Curtlo", so I'm going to go with http://www.curtlo.com/ as my final answer...

    You are correct sir.

    I paid just under $1600 for my Curtlo FS frame and the bike fits me perfectly with no stack-o-spacers, funky stem or high rise bar needed. Every time I ride that bike I'm amazed at how well it fits and how intuitively it handles.

    The only reason I'm interested in the Stumpjumper 29er is that a 29er hardtail is going to be my next bike and my favorite LBS is a Specialized dealer and I can most likely get a decent deal on a frame there. But if the headtube on it is a measly 140 mm like in the specs, it'll probably be another Curtlo for me.


    P.S. That's a 26.5" ETT on that frame in case anyone's interested.

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