2010 era comp opinions
Anyone have any opinions? I'm about to buy this bike.
It felt right when I tested it out-but is it just because it's more similar to what I'm used to.
It seems to suit my needs for the most part. Just wondering if anyone has ridden one. Is 100mm of travel enough for most situations? (I'm not hard core, I'm almost 50, there are a lot of hills in my area that I ride in so climbing and descending is a large part of my rides)
I'm coming from an old hardtail--specialized stumpjumper 93, the shocks don't work so well (but it's steel not aluminum) so obviously anything will be an improvement.
A little nervous about this "brain" thing --I'm thinking it's just another part to worry about maintaining and adjusting.
Disclaimer: I'm by no means an expert rider or familiar with a wide array of bikes/brands
I had a rockhopper for about 10 years and just recently decided I needed to trade up to a Stumpjumper FSR. I had read good things about the stumpjumper here, and had decided to get the comp model.
That bike is awesome however I didn't buy it. I ended up buying the 2010 Elite instead of the comp. Two things that sealed the deal for me: The front fork is adjustable between 100mm 120mm and 140mm on the fly which is super nice to drop the front of the bike for climbing. The elite also comes with the shimano derailleurs which I tend to like a lot better than the SRAMs that come on the comp.
I've taken the bike out once so far and I must say I love the bike. Very light, maneuverable pro-pedal mode on the FOX is perfect for uphill rides, and the bike just floats over rocks, roots etc. I also really like the riding position. This is a very comfortable bike. Brakes are great too.
Oh and FYI I think you have to get the top-end model not the comp to get the brain rear shock. The comp I believe comes with the triad like the elite does.
Some bike stores have a demo you can rent maybe if you're worried about liking the bike before you buy it you can take one on a ride?