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    Why don't you donate it to community bike program, pass it along to a nephew or friend that could use a decent bike to get started in MTB. I doubt you can bring enough money to offset the PITA that listing it on craigslist will bring.

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    My wife says I need to clear out some bikes, and I'm afraid that my 97 M2 may the one. It's in great shape and honestly didn't get much abuse. Anyone know how much I should ask for this classic bike?

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    I worked at Specialized in design, mfg and distribution during the M2 period and beyond. It was loads of fun. The frames were made and assembled in the USA and the reception by the biking public was great. It seemed we doubled manufacturing every year for a couple of years and it was very "challenging" to keep up with the demand. The company was going through tough times and this was one of the programs that brought them back to profitabillity and now, stardom. Good to see so many folks remember the bikes. I still have a black, M2 hardtail Stumpy in the herd and it's fun to ride her.
    If it doesn't include a hike a bike, it isn't a ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creaturefear View Post
    this is my '93 (?) stumpy with full lx. haven't been riding it as consistently as i would want because i ride solo =/
    but its an awesome ride nonetheless! planning on switching the fork and going threadless. any recommendations?
    and also seatpost, saddle and shifters.
    im fairly new to the mtb game, but im already very passionate and eager to learn!
    wow blast from the past! I had this same bike and color, pretty rode back and forth to work. Had a mag 21 on it and lx/xt parts. Couple years after I got it being a diabetic I got eye problems and was afraid I wouldnt be able to ride again since I could not drive a car so watched it sit in my garage being picked apart like a chicken bone very sad! Now many years later a friend has talked me into getting a bike again, has been around 16 years or so since I have been on a bike.
    On CL I came across a seller with a 06 stumpjumper fs, mag 21 xt parts, says pretty much been garaged no damage and year ago maintenced so can anyone tell me can these older bikes still get replacement parts? later on can disks be added? If I go look at this bike what are good things to check out or ask?
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    I assume it is a 1996 (not 2006) model and it looks to be in excellent shape. You will not be able to add disc brakes in any sensible way since it doesn't have any disc brake mounting points on either fork or frame. The good news is parts are available and relatively inexpensive. Congrats to you on getting back on a bike after so many years!
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    oops sorry yea 96 lol. Well being house bound so long ive gotten a bit heavy and just need to get out and excercise so this might good I am howwever a bit scared since my eyesight wont ever improve( I have no perifial sp? vision) so to start will stick with safe areas to ride to get used to it all over again then try simple dirt roads or something but least I got a buddy who will go with me just in case
    To bad on the disks I really liked that on the bikes now, I was leaning towards a cannondale trail 6 for like $530 but saw this and now debating, the money savings is hard to pass up since I need a helmet and misc. other stuff.

    Thanks for the reply

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    I mountain bike with a diabetic who is basically blind in her left eye and limited in her right (similar to you with little peripheral vision) so she has honed other senses and keeps the speed down when needed to help keep the rubber side down. I have learned to always let her know when I am coming up on the left side. Best wishes to you and I hope to read about your revitalized interest continuing.
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    Now that is incouraging to hear! Thank you for sharing that makes me feel a little better. Be sure to let you know how things go once I get a bike

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    Wanted to thank you for your help but over the labor day weekend I decided to go with a new bike with all the sales. I ended up with a 2013 Trek wahoo gary fisher 29er really like it!
    Still miss the old stumpjumper tho

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    Congrats to you Savage03. Time to go forth and ride that bike!
    If it doesn't include a hike a bike, it isn't a ride.

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    So, just because I'm feeling a bit frustrated, I have to ask why on earth did Specialized use a 1" steerer on it's 1994 S-Works M2 frame? Wasn't 1 1/8" the standard for higher end by that point or am I off? And don't even get me started on the 73mm bb, I'm hating this build!

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    1" was still the standard at that point and 73 mm BB's are still being done on bikes today! The only other option in '94 was 1 1/4" from Manitou and Yeti.

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    For those of you wanting to see pics of old and new together. 1998 Stumpy Comp and 2010 Stumpy Carbon Expert 29er.

    2010 is 17.5" frame and 98 is 17" frame. 17.5" was the smallest offered in that model in 2010. It has slightly taller stand over, but nothing unworkable for my height and inseam.






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    1998 Stumpjumper M2 Comp

    Picked this up on Craigslist about a month ago. The original fork was shot - replaced it with a Manitou Axel. New tires. Cleaned it / Lubed it. Just 1 trail ride so far, Love it.

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    It's good to hear how much the M2 is still appreciated. I have one of these flat gray color in excellent condition and want to start using it for commuting to work but I need some full fenders which have in the past been impossible to find because of the brakes and shock. Does anyone know where I can find full fenders? Thanks for any help, its been a few years since I last searched so there may be something out there now. If I can't find fenders I will have to sell the bike or trade it in.

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    I regret selling mine

    Not my bike or picture but I had one exactly like it. Sold it because I stopped riding, got fat and it took me years to get back on a bike. Wish I had never stopped


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    Quote Originally Posted by beshannon View Post
    I regret selling mine

    Not my bike or picture but I had one exactly like it. Sold it because I stopped riding, got fat and it took me years to get back on a bike. Wish I had never stopped

    Its a nice looking bike, with all the pictures of M2's I thought I should share mine too, not a good picture but quick one, I really need some fenders for it or it has to go, I don't have room for three bikes, has anyone else found fenders that will work? I know I get caught in the rain and its no fun, I can wear a raincoat and cover my shoes but fenders help alot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pearsth View Post
    For those of you wanting to see pics of old and new together. 1998 Stumpy Comp and 2010 Stumpy Carbon Expert 29er.

    2010 is 17.5" frame and 98 is 17" frame. 17.5" was the smallest offered in that model in 2010. It has slightly taller stand over, but nothing unworkable for my height and inseam.





    I would be curious to see the results of a time trial between these two on an XC loop.

    The differences are really striking. Even beyond the obvious wheel size difference. Look at the bar width, stem length, and difference between bar and saddle height between those two bikes!

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    I had one like that....it was tough on the cornering on the switchbacks. I think the wheelbase was just too long for me. But it was better than the GT with the rest of the riding. The GT however was much better on cornering.

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    have you looked at the Topeak fenders that mount to the seatpost and the inside of the fork tube? Might work for you...

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    what a beautiful color...classy.

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    1994 m2 fs ...still rollin' strong. 100 percent original except for the maxxis larsen tt tires. I have the grey shockmaster s/more extreme s, umma gumma tires, but i dont want to wear em out too much...nothing has ever been adjusted...not one screw turned since new.
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    Cool to see this thread still going! I recently acquired what I think is a 1994 Stumpjumper FS as well, XDEADGOATX. It's in great shape, almost like new, but yours sure looks brand-new! Sweet!
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    Wow, i thought i knew every color...that color is awesome...

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    Thanks! I've looked everywhere online. I've found all kinds of shades of green in the Stumpjumpers, except for this one. So, it's kind of a unicorn.
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    SAVE THOSE FORKS !!! Do not get rid of them... have them rebuilt...

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    my 1994 m2 fs is standard with 1 1/8 ...i think only the steel frames were 1"

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    I will most definitely not get rid of the RS FS fork -- carbon and titanium fork in 1994?! And, they hold air just fine after 20 years. Yes, you're right -- the steer tube is 1" on this steel framed Stumpy.
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    How much are these oldies but goodies worth now a days ? After reading through this thread and seeing all the great pictures I WANT one .
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    Check your local Craigslist ads. The older, the cheaper. I bought my 1994 chromoly Stumpy a few weeks ago for $175. Two years ago, I bought a 1998 Stumpjumper Pro with XTR in outstanding shape for $250 (sold to my neighbor for same price), and my friend sold me his wife's 1997 Stumpjumper Comp for $200, also in great condition (see pics).
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    Mine is an M4, I got in about '98. It was on sale for about $800. Getting rid of the crappy Judy T2 that came on it was a nice upgrade to keep it useful. I abused that bike for almost 10 years. I BROKE two bottom bracket axles jumping that bike. My wife used it for a few years, till upgraded to FS, now father-in-law has it. It's still going strong.



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    I wish I never got rid of mine. Big mistake
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    Quote Originally Posted by _Neo View Post
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    Awesome bitd pics!

    I can't believe that thing is still around - I and a couple buddies had Stumpies in the late 90s and used to crack crack them pretty regularly, specially the S-Works versions. Luckily Spec had a great warranty, had a lot of good times on those bikes.
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    A guy is selling one just like mine here in Salt Lake, UT. This one is an 18" frame.
    Here's the description:

    This bike is primarily a parts bike but would be easy to get riding again. The frame is an 18". Here's what it comes with:
    *Fox X80 terralogic fork- needs rebuild
    *XT/ Mavic 517 wheelset in great condition
    *Very good working 9 speed rear/shifter/cassette/chain/Deore derailleur
    *super nice Specialized frame in great condition
    *other parts are mostly nice: Easton mg stem, Prologic Ritchey bar, Raceface Crankset and BB.

    Whole bike as is weighs 23lbs.

    Anyone want it?




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    I started riding again earlier this year, I decided my old GT RTS 19" was too big and bought a "new" 2000 Stumpjumper M2 15.5" from a local pawn shop for $200. Fork was junk and it needed a tuneup, so I picked up a Manitou Skareb Super for $30 and slapped it on there and have ridden the crap out of it since. Only the snow is keeping me off of it now, it is a great bike and definitely sturdy as I am no doubt a clydsedale in the biking world and it hasn't let me down yet! I let my wife ride it and now we have a 2001 Womens Stumpy Comp and we picked up a 1995 Stumpy for her friend as well for $65, we all love them!

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    Got this in ~1996
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    DS chainstay cracked in ~2004
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    The Big S came through with a free replacement M4 (one of the few times I've been so lucky)
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    Not a current pic, but I still ride it at Ray's Indoor MTB Park
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    This is an awesome thread. All I ride are pretty much 90s Era hardtails and while I don't have a stumpjumper I can relate. Most all of the trails now that people ride the latest and greatest 29ers and full suspension setups were once dominated by this old technology and we had just as much fun if not more doing it!

    A good friend recently went to skip barber racing school and when I asked him, he said that everyone liked driving the Hyundai Genesis over mustangs and porsche because you could really drive flat out and toss it around but the other cars were just too much for the track they were on. I feel that way about a lot of bikes these days

    Just may have to look for one of these bikes now even though I'm up to 27 mostly 90s hardtails frames :/

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    I bought my 1996 StumpJumper M2 FS Comp new as a left over year and it's in real good condition. My son wanted it so I gave it to him last year and he loves it.

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    Updated Stumpjumper Stable

    Found a green 1998 Stumpy M2 on Craigslist yesterday which the owner turned into a deal that I couldn't refuse. So, now I have 3 Stumpjumper hardtails (1998 M2, 1997 M2, 1995 FS) and a 2007 Stumpjumper FSR Comp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by parkmeister View Post
    ...does this mean you're gonna change your screen name back to 'M2'?




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    Ha! Dude, you're behind by a few handles! But, yeah, I suppose going back to "M2" is even more appropriate NOW than ever! LOL!

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    Does anyone have a link to the geometry charts for these Stumpjumpers? Looking to pick one up locally, fork is blown so I am trying to determine what it was designed around from an A-C length perspective.

    I too had a 1993 Stumpjumper cro-mo and regret selling it often. I am on a mission to get an old 90's - early 2000's era and build it up into a fun SS. All this new **** & standards are getting old and unnecessarily expensive.

    I'm tired of engineered obsolescence.

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    Upgrade the fork to a FOX !

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    wrong... my 1993 was an M2 frame ,and came with a one inch diameter threaded headset , stock. But it changed the next year to 1 1/8" , and 1 inch died out.

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    I kind of dig the older ones. I have a 2000 M2, having a lot of fun upgrading it, mostly used as a commuter bike right now. I still can't believe how light it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FSR.Dude View Post
    Cool to see this thread still going! I recently acquired what I think is a 1994 Stumpjumper FS as well, XDEADGOATX. It's in great shape, almost like new, but yours sure looks brand-new! Sweet!
    WOW, love that green....that looks great....I love em all...but that color really pops....

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    Man, I love my vintage Specialized Stumpjumper M2!-img_6651.jpg Alright I got another one... 1990 Specialized Stumpjumper ... In Black Pearl ....didnt realize its purple in the sun after a week of polishing....with pink glitter....everything is Shimano DX...the pedals were as well but i put clipless to ride it...yes i ride this too everyday...all of my Stumpjumpers are ridden daily...everyday... the bike was new...and the rims had never had the brakes applied...im the first one to wear down the black on the rim brake strip...only the back though....I've never applied the front brake so the rim brake sidewall is flawless in front and the back i usually try to coast it down a bit or even drag my old vans rather than tear up the rim brake surface....ill post more pics in the light tomorrow

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    she is going through a mid life crisis
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    I cant find red 100mm or 4 inch grips that are vintage anywhere....or gray-grey.....can anyone help? will buy or trade....

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    thats a nice rig....keep it.

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    1997 Stumpy Pro

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    Man I wish this was my size! 15.5 sold to a local man for his wife, she has no idea how cool of a bike she just got! He does though, he called me back and told me if I find a 19 to let him know... he had the yellow Stumpjumper within a year of this one.

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    dang thats hot.....my size....always looking for smalls....can never find em...or if i do they are ragged out....sweet...

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