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    to sell and replace, or to keep and upgrade...

    Hey guys, here is the deal...I have a 06' Stumpjumper 120 that is pretty well tricked out. My wife and I are planning on moving out west (Colorado?) in the next 6 months. I have chosen to thin the stable of bikes down and I am looking for a great all-purpose bike. I have been eyeing the Heckler, Blur LT, and 4X that would be built up with the parts off of my SJ and a new fork (Pike), wheels (Stans, King?), and a double ring chain-guide. I was wondering if you all thought I should keep the 120 and just upgrade on that, or get one of the mentioned bikes. I am going to two bikes from four...Keeping a 29er hardtail that I run either as a single speed or a 1x9, so that could be used for lighter duty.

    I ride mainly aggressive XC, technical and twisty with attention paid to fun factor. I love all-day rides when I have time, most rides are 2 hours +. I like to climb, but only to earn the decent. I also like to attempt to jump (nothing to crazy yet, but the idea excites me). I also should say that I live in the Midwest now, so pretty flat...lots of shorter up-downs. We would more than likely move back here in the future as well.

    I am about 195 with no gear...I know these types of questions have been asked a ton before, and I am sorry to post again. Just wondering what to do. Thanks for the help.

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    Your moving to some sweet trails in Colorado. On your list my choice would be the Heckler hands down. My personal picks would be the Versus Blitz II & the Ibex Atlas. The Blitz II totally rocks on the DH/FR/AM, needle bearings at all pivots with zerk fittings for no flex & ease of maintainance. The Atlas with a sweet single pivot much like the Heckler a do all bike. Ibex has had extreamly good success with there single pivot location on the Zone.

    http://www.versuscycles.com/blitz_detail.html

    http://www.ibexbikes.com/Stacks/Series_Atlas.html
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    which bike?

    I am not really looking for all that much of a travel gain, more just trying to get a burlier frame that can handle more abuse. I don't want a 37 pound bike as my only full squish bike though. Thanks for the help.

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    I'd

    keep the Stumpy, it'll do you fine. It will do it all except a little bit of air (new bike required).

    Why buy a bike for terrain you've not ridden lots?

    I'm on an '06 Stumpy Comp upgraded to Pro? and ride Vancouver/s Norshore, and except for major drops etc, I can't believe how much it will do...an excellent performer. Only my brakes need to be upgraded, but they work OK, not as well as I would like.

    Good luck in your new home, Jim
    Last edited by JimC.; 02-08-2007 at 11:10 AM.

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    What about one of these?
    http://www.ironhorsebikes.com/6POINT8.html

    Looks to be in the ball park of mid 30s...

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