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    Stumpjumper FSR ???

    I'm looking to replace my 2001 Santa Cruz Superlight and have been shopping around. I orignally intended to buy another Superlight, but started looking at Specialized. It looks like the Stumpy FSR or FSR-comp are in my price range (1800-2200). I've read the reviews, but it's not always easy to tell what year/model people are writing about. I'll buy new, so any opinions or experiences with the 2006 models would be great.

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    2006 Stumpys are top bikes. They are getting excellent reviews with most reviewers noting improvements over the previous models. If you want to stay with SC, you could look into a Heckler (price dropped a fair bit this year) if you want a do it all bike. Giant Trance would be worth considering in your price range as an option to the Stumpy.

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    i got a new 06 stumpy expert for $2300 + tax. The fork alone is worth the upgrade to the expert IMO. I've had mine for about a 2 months (300+ miles), and it's been solid. It climbs well, and descends great. It is a very plush feeling ride, which is what my back wanted. I think it will feel very different from your SL, you should definitely take a test ride. The trance is also a very solid ride, but a tad heavier.

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    Thanks for the opinions. It looks like the base model of the Epic is in the same price range. I hadn't thought about Giant, I'll swing by the dealer this evening. Do any of you happen to know weights on these bikes?

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    my 06

    Stumpy comp is 28 lb., but I changed the drive train to (lighter) XT from Truvative and the shifters to SRAM X9.

    After a Heckler and 2 Bullits, and an Enduro, I can say the Stumpy is one outstanding bike, lacking nothing IMHO, excpet the tires don't suit my terrain.

    good luck, Jim

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