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    2008 26 Specialized Tumjpumper Elite or Giant Talon 3 29 2020

    So I'm trying to decide between a used 2008 Stumpjumper Elite 26 and a brand new giant Talon 3. I really want the Stumpjumper because it's full suspension with fox suspension but is it a bad idea to buy an old bike rather than new? Also is 26er still good for trail rides?
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    I'd go as far back as buying a 2yr old bike but that's just me. No way I'd even look at a 11yr old bike unless it was stupid cheap and I wanted a project bike rebuilding it. If it was well ridden, dunno if it has any structural fatigue setting in, if the shocks all need upgrading etc.

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    That stumpy is worth $200-$300 tops. Not to mention you could easily spend that much on suspension services and repair/ replacing beat up components. If you’re on a tight budget you may want to save a bit more for a newer full squish bike. A hard tail is the wallet friendly choice, plus if you buy new you would hopefully get some shop service and be covered by a warranty if anything fails early.
    Also if you would like more advice provide as much info as you can. Skill level, total budget, type of trails you ride, and so on.



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