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    Which 2010 Stumpy FSR???

    Hey All,

    I am just about to pull the trigger on a 10 Stump FSR.

    I rode the EXPERT but had the brain itself opened most of the ride, just using the dampen directly on the shock itself. At this point in my life (and the economy)... it might be wiser for me to buy the Elite.

    Questions:

    Is the Triad "that different", brain aside? (like I said I ran it open).
    What is the difference in the brakes ie;CR?
    Is it really work the other components?

    Id rather use the $500 I save on:

    Command Post
    New Clipless
    New Shoes
    Grips

    I don't want the Comp at 130mm.
    Been riding for 25 years and buy 1 bike every 3-5 years.

    Thoughts and experiences are welcome.

    Thanks!

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    You may want to consider the fsr29.

    I have a 2010 fsr 29 expert very happy with it. My first 29, but I'm completely sold. You may want to at least try the stumpy 29.
    TEX

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    Go with a 29er - triad or brain both work well. Brain equipped bike will climb better, but on rolling terrain they will be similar. You won't be dissapointed in the ride of a 29er.

    Talk with your lbs and tell them you are on the bubble between bikes and see if they will work with you on the price of the Expert.
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    way to go spesh

    Quote Originally Posted by goingleft
    I don't want the Comp at 130mm.
    It kinda pisses me off that they made the front 130 on the comp when the rear is 140. I'm guessing to upsell the higher $$$ models with 140 Talas forks. Makes me wonder if the Float 130 has a spacer to reduce travel like my 07 stumpy did. If so removing it to increase the travel would be pretty easy to do. I asked one of the guys at my LBS about this but he had no clue.
    holy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ver-T
    It kinda pisses me off that they made the front 130 on the comp when the rear is 140. I'm guessing to upsell the higher $$$ models with 140 Talas forks. Makes me wonder if the Float 130 has a spacer to reduce travel like my 07 stumpy did. If so removing it to increase the travel would be pretty easy to do. I asked one of the guys at my LBS about this but he had no clue.
    it has a spacer. it's a 140mm fork w/ 10mm spacer. I emailed fox about the exact thing.

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    So... back to my original question.

    The brain verses the triad?
    I ran the brain open. Liked it.

    Is the Triad a similar feel/performance in those circumstances?

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    My understanding is that full open is minimal brain effect. This should be very similar to running the rp3 in open mode. If that is the way you are going to run it then not much advantage of having the brain.

    Most people run with the brain engaged, or the propedal setting on the RP3. With the brain you get less bob when pedaling then with the propedal setting on the RP3. but both are good systems.


    Quote Originally Posted by goingleft
    So... back to my original question.

    The brain verses the triad?
    I ran the brain open. Liked it.

    Is the Triad a similar feel/performance in those circumstances?
    TEX

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    I liked the 26r but the 29r was a better bike, so that's what I bought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by texas
    My understanding is that full open is minimal brain effect. This should be very similar to running the rp3 in open mode. If that is the way you are going to run it then not much advantage of having the brain.

    Most people run with the brain engaged, or the propedal setting on the RP3. With the brain you get less bob when pedaling then with the propedal setting on the RP3. but both are good systems.
    can that brain be installed on a stumpy elite? i like that idea
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    I believe if you want a brain you need to get a bike that comes with it.

    Quote Originally Posted by adamant118
    can that brain be installed on a stumpy elite? i like that idea
    TEX

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    I think Tex is right, I'm pretty sure there are special tabs that are part of the frame that the brain mounts too. I also agree with him and the bike choice. I also have a 2010 29 expert. Great bike!

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