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    2011 epic vs stumpjumper fsr expert carbon

    need help choosing. I ride in santa barbara where there are sick climbs and then long downhills. I am riding an old hard tail stumpy now. I am worried that with the epic i am going to end up wanting more travel to bomb down hill. With the stumpy I am worried about climbing 3 thousand vert feet.

    Does anyone have a good idea of how the stumpy climbs with brain (that is the direction I am currently leaning).

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    I'm no expert ...

    Quote Originally Posted by GRC818
    Does anyone have a good idea of how the stumpy climbs with brain (that is the direction I am currently leaning).
    I'm no expert but I went from an Epic with brain to Stumpy with brain several years ago and I am glad I made the switch. I often climb more than 3k. The brain really works. I've got a 29er Stumpy with brain coming in this week.

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    The Stumpy climbs great. I have had my '10 Expert for almost 4 months now and am sold on the Brain. It may take a while to get it dialed in for your particular needs but, after lots of hard climbs in the Rockies and the B.C. Interior, I'm totally convinced.

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    Lot's of climbing here in New Mexico.

    I've had the '10 FSR Expert for a little over 5 months now and couldn't be happier with the way it climbs. The brain is very adjustable (14 clicks from full brain to no brain).

    It climbs like a mountain goat, and that 140mm of travel, front and rear, just shreds like a mofo on the descents!


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