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    SWAT Compartment

    You know what? This thing is worth the extra money for a carbon fiber frame. Not only do I hate carrying a pack but I also don't like those under-seat packs.

    I can easily fit a tube, patches, plugs, a multi-tool, a small pump, and some small parts. And these things stay clean and dry.

    It came with a little multi-tool which I have since removed and replaced in the compartment with a big multi-tool.

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    I insulated mine to keep my burritos hot.

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    It's no awesome strap, but it's alright.

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    Awesome, always wanted the camelback in the downtube
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    Love the idea although I always wondered if it created a weak area in the frame. Anybody know of any frame failures in the area of the compartment?
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Not everyone loves the concept (an oldie but a goodie from Drunkcyclist)

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    I think they sell those at Trader Joe's. I'ma have to get some for my SWAT box.

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    "You're either SWAT or you're not" - Samuel L. Jackson, 2003.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Love the idea although I always wondered if it created a weak area in the frame. Anybody know of any frame failures in the area of the compartment?
    If that flap is open, that box is gonna get banged around ; )
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    Lol...some funny comments. I just picked up a Stumpjumper with the Swat compartment and really like it. It might no be for everyone, but I like the idea of having a tube and some air on the bike if I wanna gonout doe a quick ride. One less thing to forget at the house when Iím in a hurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deerhill View Post
    If that flap is open, that box is gonna get banged around ; )
    Tee, Hee, Tee, Hee..
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ailuropoda View Post
    You know what? This thing is worth the extra money for a carbon fiber frame.
    Good, because now that's the only thing that makes the carbon better than the aluminum. When they put a hole in the downtube the carbon front triangle became the same weight and stiffness as the aluminum. Call it a heavy box, call it a flexy box, or call it an expensive box, so long as you like it enough to justify the upgrade to carbon.
    Keep the Country country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Love the idea although I always wondered if it created a weak area in the frame. Anybody know of any frame failures in the area of the compartment?
    Haven't heard of any. They added a lot of carbon to the downtube to make up for the hole.
    Keep the Country country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lelandjt View Post
    Good, because now that's the only thing that makes the carbon better than the aluminum. When they put a hole in the downtube the carbon front triangle became the same weight and stiffness as the aluminum. Call it a heavy box, call it a flexy box, or call it an expensive box, so long as you like it enough to justify the upgrade to carbon.
    Really? Interesting. My friend always complains how much lighter my '17 Enduro Elite is compared to his '17 Enduro Comp. I never tried to pick up both bikes, but now I might just weigh them both to see if it's all in his head. Unless of course the difference in forks is why mine might be lighter (Lyrik vs Yari), since I think everything else is just about identical.

    EDIT: Went ahead and weighed them right now since I just so happen to have his bike in the garage. His bike weighed in at 33.6 pounds and mine is 35 pounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lelandjt View Post
    Good, because now that's the only thing that makes the carbon better than the aluminum. When they put a hole in the downtube the carbon front triangle became the same weight and stiffness as the aluminum. Call it a heavy box, call it a flexy box, or call it an expensive box, so long as you like it enough to justify the upgrade to carbon.
    How about a jewel box?
    At least you got a nice boat out of the deal.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lelandjt View Post
    Good, because now that's the only thing that makes the carbon better than the aluminum. When they put a hole in the downtube the carbon front triangle became the same weight and stiffness as the aluminum. Call it a heavy box, call it a flexy box, or call it an expensive box, so long as you like it enough to justify the upgrade to carbon.
    I like it that much. It's worth the extra money. It's not one of those things I need to enjoy riding but after the first, maybe, three thousand bucks what really is? For the sheer pleasure of building a cool bike I have about six grand in my expedition bike when I could have easily built a decent bike for a couple of thousand.

    That's why mountain biking is a hobby. I actually like spending money on it.

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