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    2014 Stumpjumper FSR Comp Carbon 29er vs 2019 Stumpjumper Alloy ST 29er

    I recently purchased a used (but in great condition) 2014 specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp Carbon 29. Right after I bought that bike I saw another good deal come up for a 2019 Stumpjumper ST Alloy 29 that has barely been used. My question is which bike is a better buy? Is having a newer alloy bike with modern geometry and other trends but lesser components better than having a 5 year old carbon bike that might have some better components? I paid $1200 for the 2014 bike and the seller wants $900 for the 2019.

    What does everyone think? Would it be worthwhile to get the 2019 model and upgrade it over time and sell the 2014 or should I just keep the 2014 bike?

    https://www.specialized.com/us/en/stumpjumper-fsr-comp-carbon-29/p/49812


    https://www.specialized.com/us/en/mens-stumpjumper-st-alloy-29/p/154985

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    2019 all the way. Though isn't $900 pretty cheap for it? I'm suspicious, but that's just me.

    Though it would be cool in many ways, I'm not bent on having a carbon bike (easy to say when I have an alloy bike) so if you take that out of it, the 2019 wins and the extra $300 can go to good upgrades. That's IF you even feel you need it.

    I paid $1200 for my 2013 Stumpjumper with brake upgrades and few others things and I upgraded the forks, and am totally happy with it. For $900, I'd seriously be looking at that as a replacement.

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    I'd buy the 2019 and ride it to make your own decision. It'll resell for a profit in the spring.

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    I think that both bikes would be good to upgrade over time. The difference would be the need to upgrade a lot of major components (fork, shock, wheels) on the 2019 vs upgrading smaller things on the 2014. I'm wondering if it would be in my best interest to get the 2019 because I intend on keeping whichever one I choose for a while. What will an upgraded 2014 model look like in 5 years vs an upgraded 2019 model in 5 years?

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    The components on the 2019 st arent all that bad. It has thru axles front and back for god sakes. And the components on the 2014 comp carbon arent all that good. These are both good deals but at 900 cant go wrong with the 2019. 2014 is getting old

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    Specialized 29er wheel and frame and fork stiffness has come a long way since 2014 spec sj 29er. You would be suprised how much stiffer the 2019 will be due to thru axles and wider hubs. I dont think 2014 has thru axles? Kind of unacceptable this days really. I was consider 2014 sj comp AL29er in 2014 but had to pass based on lack of thru axles alone, not to mention ancient components (x5 rd etc)

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    What about the Rockshox Recon RL on the 2019? How does that compare to the Revelation that is on the 2014? It seems to me like the Recon is a pretty low level fork and it would be pretty expensive to put something like a Pike or a Fox 34 on there.

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    Recon not the best but not the worst. As long as is air fork and not stainless steel stanctions it isnt worth upgrading in my opinion....not when you have got full up decent bike at sub $1k...that is rediculous cheap really...wouldnt contaminate that victory buy buying 500 fork that might introduce new issues

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    Quote Originally Posted by eb1888 View Post
    I'd buy the 2019 and ride it to make your own decision. It'll resell for a profit in the spring.
    This is right on, 1100 next day sale if it is legit.

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    Probably stolen also correct unfortunately

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevbeer View Post
    Specialized 29er wheel and frame and fork stiffness has come a long way since 2014 spec sj 29er. You would be suprised how much stiffer the 2019 will be due to thru axles and wider hubs. I dont think 2014 has thru axles? Kind of unacceptable this days really. I was consider 2014 sj comp AL29er in 2014 but had to pass based on lack of thru axles alone, not to mention ancient components (x5 rd etc)
    Actually the 2014 (as it is pretty much the same bike as my 2013) has thru axles, though more than likely not boost. I ride mine hard over rock gardens and it is solid.

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    I have a 2013 and have done lots of upgrades. I hope to get another year or two out of it. Things a brand new stumpy gives you are boost front 110 and back 148, slacker head angle 66.5 vs 69 , threaded bottom bracket vs press fit Pf30 and shorter chainstays 437 vs 450.

    All things considered I personally would forgo the carbon and buy the 2019. If you're anything like me you will be doing upgrades no matter which bike you stick with and the newer bike will be the viable solution for long-term.

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    The 2019 is definitely a scam or stolen. Ask them for a picture of the serial number/copy of the sales receipt and see if you ever get a response.

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