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    15 Stumpjumper Fsr Expert Carbon Evo

    I have a chance to but a leftover 2015 and was wondering if anyone could give me a little insight into this bike. Obviously the price has been reduced and was wondering if this deserves my money.

    I have read online reviews and everyone seems to like it from major magazines, etc. However, that's the problem, I wanna know what you guys think and your reviews if you have ever ridden one or own one and your thoughts. I greatly appreciate any help.

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    I'd rather have 2016, if you want a 650b. Better design. 2015 29er would be a better option

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpec29 View Post
    I'd rather have 2016, if you want a 650b. Better design. 2015 29er would be a better option
    Thanks for your honest opinion. It's what I am looking for.

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    The 2015 29er Evo is a great bike. However, the '15 650B is considered a "hack job" with the 29er front triangle and a spacer under the head tube. Bottom bracket is super low, some like that, but many have a lot of pedal strikes etc. The 68° head angle would be too steep, so I'd ride it with a longer fork.

    On the plus side, I'd actually prefer the longer rear center to the new version.

    Here's a review: Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp EVO 650b - Tested

    I had a test ride on the 2016 650B which felt a lot shorter than its geo numbers suggest, so you may want to make sure you don't have to upsize.

    I own the 2016 29er and find it to be the much better bike.

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    Own a 2014 29er evo (same as the 2015). I've test ridden a 2016. Like other have said I didn't notice a huge difference between the 2014 evo and the 2016 29er. 650b might be a different story. Then again I have mine pretty dialed.

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    Thanks for all the replies. Appreciate it. Most certainly helping me.

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    I have the 2014(like the 15) expert evo. There are so many things it does well. It is a very stable bike at speed. Going fast on tight turns, it is a little slow on the exit unless you set it on the middle shock setting front and rear. It feels more balanced than the 2016 to me in that the front and rear seem to match and put me in the middle of the bike. The 2016 front end is much easier to loft and throw around, but the additional 1/2 degree of headtube angle makes the wheel feel floppier to me. That said, the same headtube angle on the Fuse doesn't feel floppy at all to me. It feels really well balanced. I feel like I can initiate a sharp turn better on the 2014, but if you are a really aggressive rider, I think the rear end will come around more quickly for you through a turn on the 2016 and you will feel a little lighter on the bike. If you are a wheels planted carver kind of rider, I like the 2014. Stability: 2014 Playful: 2016

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