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    Follow-up on 2004 Stumpjumpers

    For those of you who have owned a 2004 Stumpjumper, how does it compare to the other FS bikes you have owned previously and/or have purchased since the SJ? What bike do you ride more?

    Curiously, I ask. I've since purchased a "fancy" low-production bike with over 5" of rear travel. Although it's a great and perhaps a more capable AM bike, I still have no desire to sell my SJ. The stumpie has 4 inches of travel so it's more tightly sprung, and for XC situations I often prefer it.
    Last edited by awai04; 07-02-2005 at 07:24 AM.

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    it would be if the shock was mounted in the main triangle and if it had top tube cable routing. Aside from that it fits like a glove.

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    Ride mine 2-3 times a week on rocky desert trails and love every ride! Sure beats the hardtails I usued to ride.
    One man gathers what another man spills....
    -Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter

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    just put 32 more miles on mine over the 4th and still love it.
    I've rebuilt my hardtail but just can't stay off the stumpy.

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    They rule

    My girl friend has one and I like just as much as my totaly pimped out ETSX 70. If I were buying a new bike for myself today it would most likely be a stumpjumper. I think their quality is on par with if not better than the boutique brands like Elsworth and Turnner.

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