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  1. #1
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    2010 S-works SJ 26er OR 2012 SJ 29 Comp?????

    I have a strange opportunity to get a 2010 S-Works SJ FSR 26" bike for my 2012 SJ FSR 29" Comp + about $400.

    Would you guys pull the trigger?????? I'm kinda torn.

    The Sworks doesn't have the Brain shock anymore, he replaced it with a Triad II. He replaced the original XX brakes with some XO. Fork is the original "FutureShock" from Spesh. He converted the drive train to SRAM XX 2x10 instead of 3x10. Wheels are QR vs TA. 26" wheels vs my 29" which i really do like for trail riding. Says its < 24lbs.

    I'm still not 100% sold on carbon for an MTB, i still have some bailout crashes every once and a while. But still, an S-Works for a Comp, same generation frame minus the 142+ rear.

    What would you do???

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    I would Keep your bike. I would estimate the value of both bikes to be equal. In good operable condition I think they are both worth around 2000. You however are the orig owner of the 2012 and it has a lifetime warranty. In the long run I think you will be happier with it. Save your money toward a wheelset upgrade if you are wanting to get lighter. You could hit the 24 lbs mark with your current bike with some light wheels, a cassette swap and maybe a few other things.
    While I think wheel size is very overstated by the bike media I would stick with 29 since you already have it, and it is more current. Will be easier to find tires/parts in the future for 29 then 26.
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    Ride them back to back on your favorite trail and go with the one you enjoyed best!
    14 Aurum, 16 Fuse, 17 T130

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    Wheels are QR vs TA. 26" wheels vs my 29" which i really do like for trail riding.
    I think this is the most important factor. If you aren't actively wanting a more chuckable and nimble ride, stick with the smooth rollover of wagon wheels.

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    I have a 2011 Enduro expert for the those type of trails. I like having the 29 vs 26 in my garage for different occasions.

    He says hes not down for a full ride through a trail in case i wreck it. Hoping i can change his mind.

    Pedalfaraway: Didn't even think about the life time warranty aspect that i would lose. thanks!!

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    S-works all-day, everyday. Just my opinion.. yes I own a 2010 S-works 26er. It's STILL an unbelievably amazing bike.

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