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    my M2 Stumpy SS

    this thing kick so much butt.....check it out, hope you enjoy

    Stumpy M2 Metal Matrix frame
    Sid Race fork with poplock
    Avid Elixer CR front
    Avid Singledigit 5 V brake rear
    RaceFace Deus XC stem and bar
    KMC coolblue chain
    Truvativ stylo crankset
    Panaracer FireXC's
    Mavic 317 front rim w/ XT hub
    Easton Ea70 seatpost
    Crankbros SMRTY pedals
    Oury grips
    some generic rear ss conversion hub w/ Surly Singleator tensioner
    total weight: 21 pounds
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    Nice! 21 lbs? Awesome!

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    Good job. I had a '96 Matte Grey M2 that was my favorite bike. I wish I had that frame to to SS it.
    Quote Originally Posted by dangmtb
    this thing kick so much butt.....check it out, hope you enjoy

    Stumpy M2 Metal Matrix frame
    Sid Race fork with poplock
    Avid Elixer CR front
    Avid Singledigit 5 V brake rear
    RaceFace Deus XC stem and bar
    KMC coolblue chain
    Truvativ stylo crankset
    Panaracer FireXC's
    Mavic 317 front rim w/ XT hub
    Easton Ea70 seatpost
    Crankbros SMRTY pedals
    Oury grips
    some generic rear ss conversion hub w/ Surly Singleator tensioner
    total weight: 21 pounds

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    Nice! 21 lbs? Awesome!

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    yes, 21 pounds haha. its so light i need to re-gear it with a smaller cog!

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    Nice! I'd roll that!

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    i love this bike so much i hardly ride my full suspension anymore. i'm all for SS now

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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected]
    Good job. I had a '96 Matte Grey M2 that was my favorite bike. I wish I had that frame to to SS it.
    I had, and still have, a black '93 M2 FS (future shock). It only moves out of the basement when an extra bike is needed (friend visiting or broken primary bikes among us)...but is still going with a lot of it's original equipment. 'have a trailer in the garage for trail maintenance, so it will be getting a new role as tow vehicle this year.

    Great bikes!

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    I had a faded red M2 from the same era. Took that bike everywhere. Still regret the day I sold it.

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    What year is yours...maybe '97? I definitely remember that sweet blue M2 hanging in the shop display window. I have a matte black '95 Stumpy M2 that I converted to SS last year. Very cool frame for SS conversion, for sure. I will try to post a new pic this weekend, after I switch-over the Kelly steel fork.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EL_MATADOR
    What year is yours...maybe '97? I definitely remember that sweet blue M2 hanging in the shop display window. I have a matte black '95 Stumpy M2 that I converted to SS last year. Very cool frame for SS conversion, for sure. I will try to post a new pic this weekend, after I switch-over the Kelly steel fork.
    its either a 96 or 97. cant wait to see what it looks like with a rigid fork, i've been looking into it but dang i love my Sid

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    Hey gjenkins,
    I have the same matte grey M2 you are talking about.
    I took it out today for the first time on it's maiden SS voyage.
    Needless to say it rode awesome. Unfortunately there was way to much mud for a good ride
    Happy trails to all

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    Dang it! I can't even find photos of the frame I am talking about. Can you post a pic to make sure? I think the one I had was a an S-Works frame. The team frames that year were red, and I always tried to get the team frame in the alternate color ... that year it was a light matte grey. I really wish I still had it. I had very fond memories of that year and racing season.
    Quote Originally Posted by hairyharris
    Hey gjenkins,
    I have the same matte grey M2 you are talking about.
    I took it out today for the first time on it's maiden SS voyage.
    Needless to say it rode awesome. Unfortunately there was way to much mud for a good ride
    Happy trails to all

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    I also have an old M2 sitting in the shed. 1998 stumpy comp i think.
    I converted it to SS two years ago just to try it out. I liked it so much i went out and got a SS specific 29er ride.
    I have been thinking of building it up as a extra ride for friends and what not.
    awesome bike... i dont see myself selling it any time soon. even if it needs a little help right now.
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    Another Stumpy M2 SS...black on black....

    ...and black to be exact.

    Current build, as follows:
    - '95 Stumpjumper M2 FS frame
    - Kelly True Temper Ox Platium steel fork
    - Cane Creek S-8 headset
    - Titec cro-mo stem, Race Face Diabolous riser bar w/ Oury grips
    - XTR brake levers and Avid SD7 V-brakes
    - WTB SST.98 saddle w/ Specialized seatpost (by Nitto)
    - Race Face Turbine cranks w/ Blackspire Mono Veloce 34T chainring, Eggbeater pedals
    - White Industries ENO eccentric rear hub w/ ENO 19T freewheel laced to Syncros rim

    Things that I need to change or swap before spring...
    1) front brake needs some pads.
    2) tires...I will either run Conti Vertical ProTections or Kenda Nevegals. can't decide which (yet).
    3) seatpost might get swapped for a straight Syncros.
    4) grips - the Oury grips are favorite for many folks, just not me.
    5) front wheel...I have a White front hub that needs to be laced-up.
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    EL_MATADOR

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    sorry guys

    Hadn't had the chance to get the pics.
    Anyway, the 96 matte grey i have is very original.
    I'm using the original stem, handlebar, seatpost, crankset,
    frame and fork which is a double butted, cro-moly that matches the frame. The frame and fork are powder coated(matching). I'm also using the original wheelset which is LX Parallax hub w/straight gauge spokes w/mavic 221 rims w/ubcontrol??
    I'm using 8-speed Shimy chain w/a 32-20 drivetrian. The spacers and cog and chain tensioner are the Forte kit available at performance. The system worked great despite all the mud that I dealt with.
    I use Avid Speed dial 7 handles and v-brakes that have ceramic pads. those were a ebay item and they work great. I still have the original LX brakeset with all the parts needed if someone wants to buy them. They are in excellant shape with new pads.
    It's great seeing some interest in the old M2's They are great bikes if not one of the best XC frame ever made.
    OH cane creek grips

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    I had the red Team back then. Totally loved riding that bike! It was a sad day when I found out that the chainstay had cracked. That was after more then 10 years of trouble free riding though.
    I had a much later M4 too. Frame lasted about 3 years before giving up, did and will not get another one.

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    I have that same M2 DangMTB. I built for cheap in 99 and rode it a lot of the next 7 years. Great frame. Right now my fiancee is using it as I recently built a new Soul Cycles Hooligan. Hmm......maybe I need to take it back.

    Found an old photo...maybe 2005-06

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4384720841/" title="Good ol' Stumpjumper by mata-lećo, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4063/4384720841_a71338c82e_o.jpg" width="725" height="544" alt="Good ol' Stumpjumper" /></a>
    Last edited by DavidATX; 02-24-2010 at 11:20 AM.

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