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    New 2016 Stumpy FSR Redesign?

    My LBS said the 2016 Stumpjumper FSR 29 was going to have a major redesign but wouldn't comment on details. Anyone else hear this too?

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    It would make sense. The current bike is on it's 4th year. I'd guess that we'll see a properly designed 650b frame as well as a new 29 frame. Boost 148 or maybe a Specialized 148+. 1x11 for the masses with Sram's new GX groupset. Possibly a little slacker, longer front center, and shorter rear center.

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    When do '16s usually hit the LBS usually? I am close to pulling the trigger on a Camber EVO. But if there is something even better right around the corner I might wait.

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    I'm actually finding it very difficult to find a stumpjumper fsr (non evo) anywhere. I've called at a bunch of shops up to 50 minutes away, and been to two bike festivals on back to back weekends, and a test ride is just not possible.

    Meanwhile, evo's and cambers are everywhere.

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    I heard from a rep "new Stumpjumper with 3 wheel size options." I would assume 650b, 650+ and 29.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Lynch View Post
    I heard from a rep "new Stumpjumper with 3 wheel size options." I would assume 650b, 650+ and 29.
    So, they basically killed off the 26 in '15 to simplify the line (the 15 wasn't a redesign, so they could have easily offered one even if demand wasn't high, special order), then they end up going with 3 wheel sizes anyway.

    This whole tire size thing seems crazy to me. How are bike shops supposed to carve out shelf space for all of these tire options? It was tough enough to find the tire I want at my LBS when there was just 2 options. Now there must be 7-8 due to the explosion the last couple years. Not to mention tubes, compatible components etc. Not complaining, but I like to support my LBS, chances are if I want something specific it'll be special order. There really isn't a "mainstream" right now.

    I'll definitely check out all 3 wheel sizes and am excited to have the choice, but a little overwhelmed by the options.

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    The fact the the 650+ and the 29er can share everything other than wheels/tires makes it a pretty easy option to come out with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bk_mtb View Post
    When do '16s usually hit the LBS usually? I am close to pulling the trigger on a Camber EVO. But if there is something even better right around the corner I might wait.
    Typically speaking shops will find out full details on the new line of bikes in June or so and the bikes become available to order shortly after. If I were in your shoes, I would wait to see what 2016 has to offer since it's only a couple of months away from finding out.

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    May 22 is the date my LBS told me we would know about the new StumpJumper. He also said there was talk of a Camber 650B...


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    Quote Originally Posted by owensjs View Post
    Typically speaking shops will find out full details on the new line of bikes in June or so and the bikes become available to order shortly after. If I were in your shoes, I would wait to see what 2016 has to offer since it's only a couple of months away from finding out.
    Yeah and if I am still hell bent on the '15 I should be able to score an even better deal.

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    27.5+ sparked my interest. Most series in the specialized line up have been revamped except the stumpy. 2016 might be the year. But thats what we all said last year. Ha.

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    The 2016 SJ will be a redesign and come in 3 wheel sizes, 650b, 650b+ and 29. The 650b+ and the 29er should be identical bikes with just different wheels/tires spec'd on it.
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    Any other details? Geometry changes?

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    All I got was "new design, 3 wheels sizes", nothing else.

    Since it is so easy to change geometry via different links and shock sizes, I really hope the new SJ comes from the factory with different choices. I'd love to be able to steepen the HT for XC type stuff, or slackening it for the steeps.
    13 Stumpy Evo, 14 Fatboy, 15 P.3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Lynch View Post
    All I got was "new design, 3 wheels sizes", nothing else.

    Since it is so easy to change geometry via different links and shock sizes, I really hope the new SJ comes from the factory with different choices. I'd love to be able to steepen the HT for XC type stuff, or slackening it for the steeps.
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    The Pike DP rides like crap compared to the soloair.
    13 Stumpy Evo, 14 Fatboy, 15 P.3

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    So probably no complete redesign of the Camber? Was hoping they would give it the 430mm chainstays of the Enduro with longer top tube and slightly slacker head angle. Wishful thinking.

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    Personally, I would hope they wouldn't change the camber. (especially the evo) The Stumpy and camber are too close to each other in terms of geo anyway. Change up the Stumpy to be the in between of the camber and the enduro. That way you have three distinct designs to choose from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Lynch View Post
    The Pike DP rides like crap compared to the soloair.
    We've had this discussion. Agree to disagree on that one

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    Camber Evo probably won't see a redesign. Slight changes maybe and possibly a 650b spec. Rumors of 2016 Stumpy with integrated swat storage and concentric bb. To address the first question, I have been on a Camber Evo for a season now. Hands down best trail bike I have ridden. I consider the carbon version a current design but who knows.

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    Going over the specs for the 16 Fuse, it'll be interesting to see if the 16 SJ FSR goes with Sram brakes also. I'd prefer Shimano brakes myself...

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    Camber is getting a full redesign. Including a Brain!

    Hope they don't ruin it. The Evo is so close to perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCL View Post
    Camber is getting a full redesign. Including a Brain!

    Hope they don't ruin it. The Evo is so close to perfect.
    Agree, The Comp Evo from this year is the best bike they have made at that price since the old Pitch. Hopefully they still have an aggressive spec one without a brain.

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    Any rumors about 650b Epic?

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