Ok, so I have already reserved myself to the idea of having to buy another bike. My current ride is a 2012 carbon Epic Comp 29 with I9 wheels. I love the bike. It is light, agile, fast and climbs like a champ. The only problem is that I am now riding on more aggressive trails with bigger hits, jumps, drop offs. I want to keep my Epic for normal single track, but am thinking about picking up a Stumpjumper FSR29 for those more aggressive trailers. Here is my question. I am a bit of a weight weenie. My Epic is slightly over 25lbs. I weighed a new aluminum SJ at the bike shop and it was slightly over 29lbs. I know I can drop a lbs with carbon, then a little more with wheels, but I am concerned that carbon might not hold up to jumps, drops, etc. Please understand, my jumps, etc, aren't huge, but they are enough to make me worry.
What are your thoughts? Should I just deal with the weight penalty and go AL, or is carbon strong enough to stand up?????
Thanks in advance,
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