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    '12 Stumpy Elite 26"...thoughts?

    I started MTB'n habitually in '08 on a RH. 4-5 months ago I gave my old RH to my younger brother so he could use it for college and I bought myself a '12 RH Comp 29er.

    The 29er hasn't worked out, mostly from the weight. I began adding up the cost to upgrade the components e.g. wheels, fork and drive train and for the costs, I could just buy another bike.

    I ride XC with my girlfriend (she rides an '08 RH with decent upgrades) and AM/Trail with the guys at work. From the specifications on the Spec website it looks like this bike would be a good fit.

    What are your thoughts on this bike? Likes, dislikes, etc. My LBS has quoted me $3150 or $3390 OTD including tax. Spec advertises this bike at $3900 retail.

    Because I'll take such a large hit on the resale value of the RH I'll just keep it as a commuter and spare bike; when friends or family come over and don't have a bike for themselves.

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    No one has any input...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Call_me_Tom View Post
    No one has any input...?

    It is a great bike fastest and best handling bike Ive owned
    I'm having a few issues with mine but those could happen with any model.your out the door price is killer I paid $3990 out the door but that was in Oct and shop was not willing to negotiate cuz no one else had them in stock
    Plus+ Talas fork and the brain makes the climbs gravy for a 140mm bike this thing climbs like a dream.it down hills even better I'm doing sh*t that I never would of thought of on my older bikes.
    Minuses- with the brain not the plushest ride but its a give and take, I'm probably going to get a rp23 down the road.
    All in all I am happy with mine and can not think of a different bike I would want to have
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    How is the bike handling with the 9QR fork? That seems to be my only gripe about the bike.

    I'll be coming off of a HT, do you think the Brain will be an easier transition for me then a plush shock? I do a lot of climbing in and around my area.

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    I have an '11 Stumpy Elite. There are some upgrades to the '12 but very similar bikes. I absolutely love mine. The 9mm QR front and QR rear have not been a problem at all. Would I like a beefier setup, sure, who wouldn't. But I have nothing to compare them to. It's a trailbike, not a downhiller. I don't think you'll be disappointed if you buy one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Call_me_Tom View Post
    How is the bike handling with the 9QR fork? That seems to be my only gripe about the bike.

    I'll be coming off of a HT, do you think the Brain will be an easier transition for me then a plush shock? I do a lot of climbing in and around my area.
    Remember it is a solid 9mm not a regular QR Its plenty stiff..
    Coming off a hard tail you will like the brain.
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    Have you guys weighed the bike? I asked my LBS if they could weigh it and they said no problem but when they grabbed their scale they found that it was broken.

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    I don't have a scale to weigh it, but it's supposed to be in the neighborhood of 26lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeBurnsie View Post
    I don't have a scale to weigh it, but it's supposed to be in the neighborhood of 26lbs.
    If that's the case, I'm even more motivated to get this bike as my RH is 35lbs on my bathroom scale.

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    The LBS just got back to me about the weights, they said that the '12 Stumpy Elite is 29lbs and my current bike,'12 RH Comp 29 (all stock) is 31lbs.

    The biggest grip I have about the RH is the weight so now I'm unsure if dropping $3400 on a new bike just to save 2lbs is such a good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Call_me_Tom View Post
    The LBS just got back to me about the weights, they said that the '12 Stumpy Elite is 29lbs and my current bike,'12 RH Comp 29 (all stock) is 31lbs.

    The biggest grip I have about the RH is the weight so now I'm unsure if dropping $3400 on a new bike just to save 2lbs is such a good idea.
    I'm looking at the Stumpy FSR comp myself. I'm curious, does your shop offer any maintenance for free for the first months/year? The shop in my town only sells their bikes at MSRP but you get a year of unlimited tuning/non major maintenance.

    $3100 is pretty good though for the bike. You might want to look at the Evo Comp as well. I think either way, having a full suspension bike will make a bigger difference than saving 2-4 lb.

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    The stumpy is night and day difference in handling. Even though you are only saving a couple pounds the component package is a much better package, and that fsr will eat what ever terrain you put in front of it. On the hard tail you need to pick your lines. The fsr will go over things much easier making you faster and more comfortable. And for that price? It's a steal. That is Just my two cents; I changed over from a stumpy hard tail to an fsr this past July and never looked back

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    I own a 26" stumpy and it's the best all round bike I've ever ridden. And I've owned 10+ bikes. Doesn't excel one thing, but I can hammer up hills, and then take it to the front range and take the easy lift lines

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    Quote Originally Posted by moosington View Post
    I'm looking at the Stumpy FSR comp myself. I'm curious, does your shop offer any maintenance for free for the first months/year? The shop in my town only sells their bikes at MSRP but you get a year of unlimited tuning/non major maintenance.

    $3100 is pretty good though for the bike. You might want to look at the Evo Comp as well. I think either way, having a full suspension bike will make a bigger difference than saving 2-4 lb.
    My shop offers free life time tune ups and basic maintenance for the life of the bikes purchased from their shop. I've had my girlfriend purchase bikes under her name and they never hassled me on any tune ups over the bikes. As long as it had the sticker on it of their shop they were more than willing to work on it. I believe they have a total of 5 shops in my area, which is why I like doing business with them.

    I'm actually surprised they discounted this bike as they wouldn't budge on the RH; they only discounted me a military discount of 10% which basically covered the taxes. This WAS when the Spec released the '12 models about 4-5 months ago...

    They also weighed the '12 Stumpy Comp Carbon 29er and it came in at 28lbs. They said the difference in weight between the Elite and the Carbon 29er was the seat post. They did tell me for the riding that I do that I'd like the "Brain" and that I should stick with that; the Carbon 29er doesn't come with that...

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    Does anyone know if the stock wheels are tubeless ready?

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    yes they are tubeless ready

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    Quote Originally Posted by bushwacker72 View Post
    yes they are tubeless ready
    Awesome! Do you know if they come with removable valve steems?

    I fingered an Elite yesterday but I didn't demo it as I was at a different shop then the shop I'm going to purchase from. The bike feels light...I mean really light compared to my RH. I can't believe that it's only 2-3lbs lighter then the RH.

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    Yes they come with the stems and green caps to let the bike shop know that they are tubeless. The only thing you will want to buy is a bottle of stans no tubes to self seal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bushwacker72 View Post
    Yes they come with the stems and green caps to let the bike shop know that they are tubeless. The only thing you will want to buy is a bottle of stans no tubes to self seal.
    They are not tubeless ready they come with standard rim strips and no valves. you will have to tape them and get some valves at least that is my experience with my 2012 elite
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    My 2011 comp came with rim strips already in place as well as a bag with the stems. I already converted to tubeless. According to the specialized web site the new roval wheels come tubeless ready as well with strips in place and stems. Don't know why specialized would go backward for 2012?

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    Here's my $02...

    If I'm not mistaken the only difference in the Comp, Evo and Elite are the colors and components. The frames are all M5 technology so the weight difference in the 3 grades won't be much.

    Why not buy a 2012 Comp (entry level) and upgrade components over time to make it exactly the bike you want it to be.

    I got a heck of a deal on my 2011 Stumpy Elite which gave me the leeway customize the bike to my style of riding.

    Here are my list of upgrades:

    Thompson seat post and stem
    Carbon handlebars
    ODI Rogue grips
    2012 Shimano XT brakes
    Stans Arch wheelset w/ King hubs

    By far the brakes and wheelset have been the best upgrades and this bike eats the rocky South Texas trails up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bushwacker72 View Post
    My 2011 comp came with rim strips already in place as well as a bag with the stems. I already converted to tubeless. According to the specialized web site the new roval wheels come tubeless ready as well with strips in place and stems. Don't know why specialized would go backward for 2012?

    I converted mine also right when I got it home from the shop it had a standard rim strip that I would not trust to hold air and no stems. I went with a stans kit I like to have that double backup with tape and the rubber strip. first thing I asked the shop when I bought it was were the rims tubeless ready they said no. and they are a large Spesh dealer in so cal so it would think they know what they are talking about.
    RIMS Roval 26, alloy disc, 26mm wide, 32h
    Above taken from the spec sheet for the Elite it doesn't mention anything about being tubeless ready
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rakuman View Post

    I converted mine also right when I got it home from the shop it had a standard rim strip that I would not trust to hold air and no stems. I went with a stans kit I like to have that double backup with tape and the rubber strip. first thing I asked the shop when I bought it was were the rims tubeless ready they said no. and they are a large Spesh dealer in so cal so it would think they know what they are talking about.
    RIMS Roval 26, alloy disc, 26mm wide, 32h
    Above taken from the spec sheet for the Elite it doesn't mention anything about being tubeless ready
    Do you mind PM'n me your LBS's name? I think we go to the same place.

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    I picked her up today! I'll pop her cherry tomorrow. In the meantime here are some crappy cell phone pics.












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    Congrats! and it comes with shimano components and an XTR rear derailleur...great job!

    Let us know how the ride goes...

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    It came with an interesting mix of components on the drivetrain but they all seem to play together well. I'll post up after today's ride.

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    Congrats man,you'll love it !!

    Great bike,but consider to upgrade hubs and spokes in the future. Got a nice pair of Roval Traverse EL on my 2011 and it's been night and day. Stock wheels were crappy DT420,you should definitely do a lot better with those Rovals but there's still room for improvement in the hub area IMHO.
    Give the Brain a little bit of break in period,I used to hate it but it magically started to work wonders after a couple of months of riding.....or maybe it's just breaking down.....:roll eyes:

    What is the excursion on the stock Command Post ?? 100 mm ??
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    ^^^thanks!

    I'm coming from a RH so this bike is an improvement in every sense of the word. My plan is to ride the bike until the wheels fall off & then upgrade parts as they break. Hopefully that won't be for awhile.

    I'm not sure about the CP, the bike shop fitted me when I picked it up & I haven't really played with anything yet.

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    I took her out today & all I can say is WOW!!! I climbed faster & bombed down hill quicker then I ever did on my 29er. The Brain worked great, I didn't have any issues & it worked as it should have.

    I didn't use many of the bells as whistles (Talas, CP) because I forgot I even had them but it rode great & I'm very happy with this purchase.

    My only complaint are the grips, I miss my ODI Rogues.

    I thought that I'd be disappointed with the OS24 hubs but it held up great.

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    Don't worry about those grips,with regular use they will last you no more than a couple of months.........thank you Specialized.
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    MY WIFE JUST BOUGHT ME A 2012 STUMPY ELITE FOR MY B-DAY GET IT NEXT WEEK

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfriz View Post
    MY WIFE JUST BOUGHT ME A 2012 STUMPY ELITE FOR MY B-DAY GET IT NEXT WEEK
    Congrats, what an awesome gift! I had to buy mine...I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

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    Now that you've had your SJ for a while, let's hear your review.

    To this day, my '04 SJ FSR is still the best bike I ever had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Call_me_Tom View Post
    Congrats, what an awesome gift! I had to buy mine...I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
    I just put a 20% down payment on mine. Hoping to get within a month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    Now that you've had your SJ for a while, let's hear your review.

    To this day, my '04 SJ FSR is still the best bike I ever had.
    I wrote a review.

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    Quote Originally Posted by otsdj2012 View Post
    I just put a 20% down payment on mine. Hoping to get within a month.
    I put some money down to hold a small frame for my girlfriend. LBS is knocking $1k off the MSRP.

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    Question can you use a through axle on the Elite thx

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfriz View Post
    Question can you use a through axle on the Elite thx
    The 2013 uses a Fox fork with 15TA. Previous years have 9QR forks.

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    i dont think u can. u'ld have to replace the forks with something through axle compatible.

    i know i'm about 7 months late but congrats on the bike. i purchased mine about 4 months ago. LOL! love the bike.

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    They called me I get it 2moro where do I need to set the brain at thx

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    Quote Originally Posted by stumpy6 View Post
    i dont think u can. u'ld have to replace the forks with something through axle compatible.

    i know i'm about 7 months late but congrats on the bike. i purchased mine about 4 months ago. LOL! love the bike.
    To go 15TA, you are correct, you'd need a new fork or replace the lowers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfriz View Post
    They called me I get it 2moro where do I need to set the brain at thx
    Set all of your adjustments in the middle setting, ride & make one adjustment at a time. I've had mine for 9 months & am still adjusting. Many hard core racers take up to a year to get their bike fully adjusted.

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    Thx Did you change out the shifters to XTR or are the SLX ones ok

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfriz View Post
    Thx Did you change out the shifters to XTR or are the SLX ones ok
    No, the SLX are fine. I like them so much I'm saving up the cash to buy some for my RH.

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    RODE 20 MILES TODAY I LIKE IT ALOT

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfriz View Post
    RODE 20 MILES TODAY I LIKE IT ALOT
    I try to ride her everyday...! If I can't make a ride I love to sit & stare at her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Call_me_Tom View Post
    I try to ride her everyday...! If I can't make a ride I love to sit & stare at her.
    I have only rode this bike around the parking lot, and it is fun. Someone please tell me how much fun this bike is on the trails! I go to the shop all the time to stare at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by otsdj2012 View Post
    I have only rode this bike around the parking lot, and it is fun. Someone please tell me how much fun this bike is on the trails! I go to the shop all the time to stare at it.
    The bike is awesome, I did this ride today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Call_me_Tom View Post
    The bike is awesome, I did this ride today.

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    What sag setting do you find works best with the bike for the front fork? I know the rear shock already has the autosag feature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by otsdj2012 View Post
    What sag setting do you find works best with the bike for the front fork? I know the rear shock already has the autosag feature.
    I just use 25% for my sag fully gear up.

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    How are the stock wheels? I went to the shop today and noticed they are roval control trail? I also weighed it on the shop scale weighing 29 lbs. Not bad at all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by otsdj2012 View Post
    I have only rode this bike around the parking lot, and it is fun. Someone please tell me how much fun this bike is on the trails! I go to the shop all the time to stare at it.
    The ELITE is awesome!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by otsdj2012 View Post
    How are the stock wheels? I went to the shop today and noticed they are roval control trail? I also weighed it on the shop scale weighing 29 lbs. Not bad at all!
    Stock wheels are fine for what I do, fire roads at work & very rocky single track on the weekends. When I picked up my bike it weighed 27 or 28.5lbs, I can't remember which at the moment. I've added a few things to it so its heavier than that now.

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    The rear suspension has not been dialed in yet. I know that it comes with autosag, but the bike shop told me that once I buy the bike, they will dial in the rear suspension using auto sag. How should the rear suspension feel once it has been dialed in? I have been riding it around on the parking lot, and it feels clunky, like there is not enough air in the rear shock. Does having the rear suspension dialed in make a huge difference to the ride and feel of the bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Call_me_Tom View Post
    How is the bike handling with the 9QR fork? That seems to be my only gripe about the bike.
    Sweet bike, I remember seeing in the Specialized 2012 brochure that the stumpys have OS28 end caps which are actually stiffer than 15mm axle and they are a bit lighter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stumpynerd View Post
    Sweet bike, I remember seeing in the Specialized 2012 brochure that the stumpys have OS28 end caps which are actually stiffer than 15mm axle and they are a bit lighter.
    It has OS24, Spesh claims its equal to 15TA. The OS28 comes on RS forks & Spesh claims its stiffer than 15TA but not as stiff as 20TA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by otsdj2012 View Post
    The rear suspension has not been dialed in yet. I know that it comes with autosag, but the bike shop told me that once I buy the bike, they will dial in the rear suspension using auto sag. How should the rear suspension feel once it has been dialed in? I have been riding it around on the parking lot, and it feels clunky, like there is not enough air in the rear shock. Does having the rear suspension dialed in make a huge difference to the ride and feel of the bike?
    AutoSag is super simple to set up, don't sweat it. Just air it up above your riding weight, sit down, hit button & let air out, jump off, cycle the shock & go ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devastazione View Post
    Congrats man,you'll love it !!

    Great bike,but consider to upgrade hubs and spokes in the future. Got a nice pair of Roval Traverse EL on my 2011 and it's been night and day. Stock wheels were crappy DT420,you should definitely do a lot better with those Rovals but there's still room for improvement in the hub area IMHO.
    Give the Brain a little bit of break in period,I used to hate it but it magically started to work wonders after a couple of months of riding.....or maybe it's just breaking down.....:roll eyes:

    What is the excursion on the stock Command Post ?? 100 mm ??
    The hub comment was good advice, my rear hub started acting up a couple of months after I purchased her. My LBS rebuilt it under warranty, no issues since. The rims have been solid but I might upgrade the hubs to Hope once the stock hubs die.

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    Dont forget to set the front sag too. 25% of full travel. I wonder when specialized will have auto sag for the front?

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    I'm seriously considering this bike. But, I'm just not sure if I should buy another 26". I've disliked the handling of every 29" I've ever ridden except the 2012 epic but, I want more than 100mm. Do I wait for a 650b stumpy elite or buy this bike!? I can probably get it for $2800 CDN

    Currently riding a 2010 Trek Fuel EX 6 (26")

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    I really like mine, works well on everything

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pex View Post
    I'm seriously considering this bike. But, I'm just not sure if I should buy another 26". I've disliked the handling of every 29" I've ever ridden except the 2012 epic but, I want more than 100mm. Do I wait for a 650b stumpy elite or buy this bike!? I can probably get it for $2800 CDN

    Currently riding a 2010 Trek Fuel EX 6 (26")
    I love this bike! For my riding 29" dosent do it, so it was no choise for me. Maybe, Ill try a 650b sometimes when there is more choise in bikes and tyres?!
    For now Im super stoked with my 26" Stumpi Elite!

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    Ya it's a beautiful looking bike, I may order one next week! My LBS doesn't stock anything 26" so this would be a leap of faith.

    I've heard weights of 26lbs-29 so I don't know what to believe. I'm 6' and will be going with a large

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    Im on the large side of 6.1" (186cm) and Im on a large with 70mm stem. Maybe Ill try a 50mm for Enduroracing but I think it will be to short for me?!

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    Thanks for the comments

    I'll let you know next week if I pull the trigger

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    Hi All!

    I just got to try mine today at our local trail (cunningham park NY). This bike is ready to shred! I'm really happy about the purchased. I actually just cleaned mine up just now.

    Not to hijack your thread but does anyone here have a guide for suspension setting on the fork and rear shock?

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    Elite

    I WAS TOLD TO START IN THE MIDDLE WITH THE SETTINGS AND GO FROM THERE

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfriz View Post
    I WAS TOLD TO START IN THE MIDDLE WITH THE SETTINGS AND GO FROM THERE
    I will definitely give it a go! Thanks for the input

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    still haven't pulled the trigger on the stumpy elite 2012.......I'm so indecisive lol

    My friend who works at my LBS is convinced that I should be getting the 2013 Epic comp. I do like the Epic which I've found handles well (for a 29er) and I did think it was quite nimble which has been the reason I've stayed away from the 29ers in the past.

    My worries with the Epic is that I'm not sure it will have enough travel for all the trails I frequent. My worries with the 2012 Stumpjumper Elite is that I will be missing out on better traction and rolling of a 29er.

    As if I wasn't already indecisive throw in the possibility of a 650b stumpy elite next year and I'm just driving myself crazy!!!?!?! haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pex View Post
    still haven't pulled the trigger on the stumpy elite 2012.......I'm so indecisive lol

    My friend who works at my LBS is convinced that I should be getting the 2013 Epic comp. I do like the Epic which I've found handles well (for a 29er) and I did think it was quite nimble which has been the reason I've stayed away from the 29ers in the past.

    My worries with the Epic is that I'm not sure it will have enough travel for all the trails I frequent. My worries with the 2012 Stumpjumper Elite is that I will be missing out on better traction and rolling of a 29er.

    As if I wasn't already indecisive throw in the possibility of a 650b stumpy elite next year and I'm just driving myself crazy!!!?!?! haha
    Go with which ever one you'll ride the most. Also, if you keep waiting for the next big thing to come out you'll always be waiting...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pex View Post
    still haven't pulled the trigger on the stumpy elite 2012.......I'm so indecisive lol

    My friend who works at my LBS is convinced that I should be getting the 2013 Epic comp. I do like the Epic which I've found handles well (for a 29er) and I did think it was quite nimble which has been the reason I've stayed away from the 29ers in the past.

    My worries with the Epic is that I'm not sure it will have enough travel for all the trails I frequent. My worries with the 2012 Stumpjumper Elite is that I will be missing out on better traction and rolling of a 29er.

    As if I wasn't already indecisive throw in the possibility of a 650b stumpy elite next year and I'm just driving myself crazy!!!?!?! haha
    I got the 26 and the traction is fine. Not as much as traction on as a 29er though but it does the job. Depends on your preference also...get the elite and you won't regret it.

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    I second that! Incredible bike. It has got me addicted to trail riding.

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    My LBS doesn't really stock 26" full suspension's anymore, however a customer just ordered a Stumpy Elite so my buddy called me to come down fast and check it out before the customer picked it up. I haven't seen this bike in person yet so I think it's a sign!!

    I rode it around the store a bit even down their lobby stairs lol, he would have let me rip it outside but it was raining

    VERY IMPRESSIVE BIKE!
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    That's a sweet stumpy Pex, hope the you guys show the buyer how to pump the fork. That was only the dissapointing part when I purchased mine. He didn't know how to pump air on the fork, and told me I didn't need to...WTF? After looking at the talas manual online, I finally figured it out.
    Thanks for posting pictures. Looks real nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by otsdj2012 View Post
    The rear suspension has not been dialed in yet. I know that it comes with autosag, but the bike shop told me that once I buy the bike, they will dial in the rear suspension using auto sag. How should the rear suspension feel once it has been dialed in? I have been riding it around on the parking lot, and it feels clunky, like there is not enough air in the rear shock. Does having the rear suspension dialed in make a huge difference to the ride and feel of the bike?
    That clunky feeling might be ur brain. Make sure to adjust it appropriately. After owning my Elite for about 8 months, the brain can feel clunky like a thump under ur saddle if not set correctly. You can find out how to set the brain accordingly to the type of terrain you're riding on the Specialized web site under the support, manual section.

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    Hi Stumpy owners!

    I ride a 09 Trek Fuel ex and I can't wait to upgrade to a Stumpjumper elite. Hopefully I'll get a deal on a 2012 model and I was wondering which size to go for: M or L. I'm 5'9" and my size at Treks is 18,5". Is somebody the same height as I am? What size do you ride?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WalPP3 View Post
    Hi Stumpy owners!

    I ride a 09 Trek Fuel ex and I can't wait to upgrade to a Stumpjumper elite. Hopefully I'll get a deal on a 2012 model and I was wondering which size to go for: M or L. I'm 5'9" and my size at Treks is 18,5". Is somebody the same height as I am? What size do you ride?

    Thanks!
    I am 5'9" as well and I ride a medium. It fits perfectly for me. Hope you can get a deal on yours. I got mine for 3500.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WalPP3 View Post
    Hi Stumpy owners!

    I ride a 09 Trek Fuel ex and I can't wait to upgrade to a Stumpjumper elite. Hopefully I'll get a deal on a 2012 model and I was wondering which size to go for: M or L. I'm 5'9" and my size at Treks is 18,5". Is somebody the same height as I am? What size do you ride?

    Thanks!
    I ride a Trek Fuel EX 6 18.5" and I found that the Stumpy Elite in Large fit very well. It seemed like the reach of the Stumpy was a little bit shorter than that of the Trek but, it felt natural. I am 6'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Call_me_Tom View Post
    The LBS just got back to me about the weights, they said that the '12 Stumpy Elite is 29lbs and my current bike,'12 RH Comp 29 (all stock) is 31lbs.

    The biggest grip I have about the RH is the weight so now I'm unsure if dropping $3400 on a new bike just to save 2lbs is such a good idea.
    You will notice a huge difference in the bikes percieved weight, not because of the scale weight but because of things like wheels weight and drivetrain, etc.
    The stumpjumper is a higher quality bike, and it will feeltons faster your first few times out. The rotating weight on the bike is going to be quite a bit lower because of higher quality parts, so you won't regret the upgrade. I PROMISE

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    mate that is one nice bike! stoked for you, hope it's been treating you well! if i may ask, what has it been like after your HT?

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