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    New question here. 29" FullSus. Stumpjumper when?

    I ma interested in Stumpjumper full suspension have you heard anything on this topic?

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    Hopefully never.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by RMXtreem
    Hopefully never.....
    ...and why not a 29" Spesh FS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RMXtreem
    Hopefully never.....
    You know, thats what specialized said about building a 29er - NEVER. Well, isn't that special! MBAction said the 29er was dead. Yes they are all enjoying a serving of humble pie, which you should probably have a helping of.

    In MI, all the major races are being won on 29ers. As much as you would hate to acknowledge, there is most likely a 29er in your future .

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    how many are being won by FS 29rs

    none

    all singlespeed and mostly rigid.

    29 inch wheels are for the same things as suspension. use either get a good bike, use both and you get a noodle. see how flexy a gary fisher caliber 29r is and you'll know what im talking about.

    what would be better about a 29" wheel on an SJ

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    Couple things to learn:
    The 29er has its place. I enjoy it as a rigid SS, but would not choose to use it as a geared or FS bike, however thats my personal opinion and I do not look down on anyone that does by any means!

    Number two: mountain bike action is absolute garbage. If you would like I can take out my latest issue and show you where they are factually wrong, they obviously don't believe in proofreading. Not to mention their opinions are garbage.

    As for 29, just cuz you don't simply bad mouth them for everyone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikebowyer
    how many are being won by FS 29rs

    none

    all singlespeed and mostly rigid.

    29 inch wheels are for the same things as suspension. use either get a good bike, use both and you get a noodle. see how flexy a gary fisher caliber 29r is and you'll know what im talking about.

    what would be better about a 29" wheel on an SJ
    They are being won on geared HT's with front suspension - I never said F/S.

    There is too much ignorance and ingrained myths circulating amongst the armchair critics. This is my 3rd season racing 29ers in the semi/pro class. F/S or HT, 29ers are definitely coming to the cycling community in a big way.

    Lets revisit this thread after 07 interbike shall we !

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    i race mountain bikes too, collegiate.

    and i have just as many 29rs as 26 full suspension bikes.

    shoot i bought two different rigid 29" bikes last year
    GT peace 9r
    Redline Monocog 29

    the races being won around here (central indiana) are being won by guys on rigid 29s

    look out for a madman this year on a 69 btw

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    More pics here..

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    I talked to the Spec guy at SO

    Quote Originally Posted by Davidcopperfield
    I ma interested in Stumpjumper full suspension have you heard anything on this topic?
    and he said something about neither confirming or denying such rumors. He said probably not based on the SJ platform because next year its going to be 6" of travel, which I took as a load of krapp. No reason not to have less travel in the FS SJ 29er.

    I also heard a rumor that it was going to be based on the Epic, which I think would be a mistake.

    Man, I would be all over a 4" SJ 29er. I have a Monocog 29er and love it. I also have an '03 SJ and love it, but would love big wheels even more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pimpbot
    I also heard a rumor that it was going to be based on the Epic, which I think would be a mistake.
    That's funny as shit -- I roughly equate the Epic to the NRS, and my 29" hardtail is the bike that made me sell my NRS. I felt they were redundent rides.

    A "safe" entry for Specialized would be a 4"-5" FSR.

    Then they can play with that fancy hydro-forming and figure a way to cram 6" into one of their pretty frames.
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