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    Hardrock to Stumpjumper - worth the frame upgrade?

    I have a 2012 Hardrock that I've been riding for a while now and I've been pretty happy with it since I've upgraded literally everything on the bike once the original stuff broke. The only thing keeping it resembling the original bike is just the frame itself. I have an opportunity to pick up a 2011 Stumpjumper frame locally for a reasonable price but I'm concerned about spending the money if it's just going to be the same bike in the end.

    I've never ridden a different frame so I suppose I'm just asking - is there enough difference between the Stumpjumper and Hardrock frames to actually notice any kind of an overall difference in weight, rigidity, handling, etc.?

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    Is your HR a "Sport" model?
    When I bought my '13 HR the non-sport model had a totaly differnt frame. The HR Sport model uses the frame that "looks" more like a SJ but still non-tapered front.

    So depends what you have and what the SJ is...same frontend? 1 1/8 vs 1.5?
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    Are you going from a hardrock 29er to a stumpy 29er?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burt4x4 View Post
    Is your HR a "Sport" model?
    When I bought my '13 HR the non-sport model had a totaly differnt frame. The HR Sport model uses the frame that "looks" more like a SJ but still non-tapered front.

    So depends what you have and what the SJ is...same frontend? 1 1/8 vs 1.5?
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    Are you going from a hardrock 29er to a stumpy 29er?
    It's a 2012 29er Sport Disc. My bike is 1 1/8" and so is the Stumpjumper.

    This is right after I got it, almost totally stock at this point:


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    I'm no expert but I don't see frame swap would do much, other than maybe a geo change? Still a Specialized hardtail A1 alum frame...
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    I don't think you'd see much difference, except for the frame being a little lighter. If I were you I'd save and buy an FS Trail bike or an FS XC bike if you want to race. I know what you mean about upgrading. I've swapped out quite a bit on my Stumpy.

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    Stumpjumper frame is lighter, stiffer laterally, and more compliant vertically.

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    What year Stumpjumper frame? You'd get the m5 over the a1, so theres a start. Geometry would be a bit different.
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