Well, after fumbling around for a couple months now over what FS to get I ended up bringing an Epic comp home from the LBS last night I had been really torn between an Epic and a Stumpjumper FSR. I got to take the test bikes out a couple times are decided that the Epic would work well for me. (I really wanted a Stumpy Expert deep down... but they were just a bit too much $$). I loved the way the Stumpy went downhill... but I am going to be using this bike for racing, and just couldn't deal with the Triad. I figure that if I ever want to, I can slap on a little longer travel fork (Or a Talas) on the bike to slacken the head tube angle some.
I wasn't actually planning on getting one yesterday, but they made me an offer I couldn't refuse (Always nice to know the owner ) I already have a last generation XTR crank, Thompson seatpost, stem, and different saddle laying around that I am going to swap onto it. Now, I just have to come up with some lighter wheels for racing. I also need some more burly tires for general trailriding. I'm thinking either the Resolution Pro 2.1s or maybe some Kenda Nevegals.
I'm pretty excited about getting this bike. My Stumpy HT was just beating the crap out of me on rough trails. And I wanted a new toy Now I have to decide if I want to keep the HT, sell it, or maybe convert it to a SS. Seems sad to convert it to SS though, since it's a 2006 model.
Now all I need is for it to warm up a little so I can get out and ride! ugh.... HIGH tomorrow is going to be like 4*.... come on spring!
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