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    looking forward to seeing this. Im saying not a chance. the front mount is very close to the frame and the rear already offset.

    Im amazed you cant get an angle set to fit with a spacer ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by andybrad View Post

    Im amazed you cant get an angle set to fit with a spacer ?
    Who said this is possible? I’d love it if it was!

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    no one said it was possible but im curious as to why you cant have an enlarged bearing sat in the integrated cup but externally. Yes it would increase the stack height

    btw just orderd a 160mm shaft for this reason

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    Quote Originally Posted by andybrad View Post
    no one said it was possible but im curious as to why you cant have an enlarged bearing sat in the integrated cup but externally. Yes it would increase the stack height

    btw just orderd a 160mm shaft for this reason
    What fork do you have? If you have the 27.5 PIKE from expert model, can you please share the part number? Thanks!

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    Im on the 29er

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    Hey 19 stumpy crew. about 4 months in with my 29er ST and loving it.

    Anyone do anything with the space towards front of frame? i've been tying a layer in there when I warm up into a ride but it's not a very elegant solution. wondering if you are doing any custom webbing or even fitting a frame bag in there to fit a packable layer?

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    I miss 27.5. anyone want to trade for the 29er?

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    Hello there !

    I own a Specialized Stumjumper 29 2019 in cameleon since last november. I put 7 rides on it since.

    The bike comes in size Large (I'm 1,83m tall).

    For the context, I'm coming from a XC 2014 BMC FS02 size M with some upgrades to make it a trail bike : better DT swiss XM1501 wheels, bigger tyres, 125mm dropper post.

    I will give you my feedback, first part is my "static review", and I will then give you my ride impression.

    1. Garage Check

    Look & Frame color

    Basically, I was not at all attracted by the cameleon (blue) model based on the specialized website pics.
    But in flesh, the bike has very nice blue/purple tint to it and I changed my mind quickly (even more after knowing that a cameleon size Large was available right away in another partner LBS).


    New Stumpjumper has been launched-642d9dc5-51b2-4977-b5a9-32f6f6c9485e.jpg


    So two days after the visit at my LBS, it was new bike day .

    Specs & Geo

    The bike is stock except for the cassette & hub that I changed for a GX cassette & xD hub (my LBS did the wheel rear hub modification).

    The idea was to have the full 500% eagle ratio with the lower 10 teeth cog and saves around 130g with minimal price increase.
    The tires are tubeless.

    I ride in factory geometry setup (low).
    My LBS performed the body geometry positioning and I'm well installed on the bike. Front end is not too far, front/rear balance is great and the 780mm bar works well for me.
    Those static's feelings do match with the ride experience !

    One very understated point in the spec (that is "Spe only"): the SWAT door !
    It enables me to ride without a backpack.
    WHAT a difference ! No more sweaty back, backpack undesired weight, movement, … LOVE it.


    Weight

    13,75Kg (w/o pedals in tubeless setup with sealant and swat multitool).
    Remember that I do change the cassette for a GX model (lighter that th stock NX).

    14,4kg with the SWAT full (spare tube, pump, levers, chain dériver, …).

    My previous XC bike was quite on the low side of weight (11,8kg) and I was worried that the weight of the stumpjumper might be very noticeable. Particularly concerned indeed by the stock wheels that are way too heavy compared to my former DT swiss XM1501.

    But ride feelings are very different and weight is not an issue even with the heavy wheel set.
    See next post for my ride experience.


    Suspension settings

    I'm 1,83m and 70kg. I'm still experimenting but so far I go with this :
    - Front Fox 34 rythm : 60psi & 12 clicks of rebound (from fully closed) leading to 25% SAG
    - Rear Fox DPS shock : 195psi and 8 clicks of rebound from fully closed leading to 30% (warning : the shock has a total course of 50mm on the 65mm that are physically available).



    I'm curious to know your settings and suspensions feelings.


    Come back later for the ride experience !

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    I have the 27.5 in medium and kind of wish I went 29er.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zsavage View Post
    I have the 27.5 in medium and kind of wish I went 29er.
    I'd trade you if it was a large

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    Post E150 (mud150) race pictures from yesterday. Fun event, but it never got over 42 degrees and the trail was 30% nasty mud holes.




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    Has anyone used 27.5 wheels on the 29er frame? I was just told this is possible without changing linkage, shock or fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tantrum007 View Post
    Has anyone used 27.5 wheels on the 29er frame? I was just told this is possible without changing linkage, shock or fork.
    Message #1147

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0p3x View Post
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    Thanks. Does anyone have a real life weight of the alloy 29 roval wheels on the stumpy?

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    I'm currently riding a medium and I think it is too small for me. I'm considering swapping frames to a large. Anyone out there potentially interested in swapping a Large LT 29" Alloy frame for my Medium black LT 29" Alloy frame?
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    Quote Originally Posted by agolz View Post
    I'm currently riding a medium and I think it is too small for me. I'm considering swapping frames to a large. Anyone out there potentially interested in swapping a Large LT 29" Alloy frame for my Medium black LT 29" Alloy frame?
    How tall are you

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    I'm 5'9 and 3/4. With a 31" inseam

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    I'm 5'10"...your going to love the Large.
    I'm currently running a slightly shorter 40mm stem, but the original 50mm also works.

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    I'm 6'0. Large feels better than XL but would prefer a size between the two.

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    Anyone know if there 2019 stumpy has 6bolt or center lock ?

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    6bolt

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    Quote Originally Posted by agolz View Post
    I'm 5'9 and 3/4. With a 31" inseam
    I’m 5’ 7” and felt the medium was too small. You’ll for sure love the large more.


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    Quote Originally Posted by michaeldorian View Post
    I’m 5’ 7” and felt the medium was too small. You’ll for sure love the large more.


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    I think you are right, now I just gotta find someone to trade!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tantrum007 View Post
    Anyone know if there 2019 stumpy has 6bolt or center lock ?
    mine was 6bolt
    Quote Originally Posted by HamfisT
    I understand that engineering has value in and of itself. But in the end, it's still just a pile of aluminum tubes.

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    6'5" or 195cm and would love a XXL. Look at this seat post when throwing my leg over one at the lbs.

    With a 150mm dropper, 175mm cranks, running only in high position, 80mm stem, maybe just maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StumpyXXL View Post
    6'5" or 195cm and would love a XXL. Look at this seat post when throwing my leg over one at the lbs.

    With a 150mm dropper, 175mm cranks, running only in high position, 80mm stem, maybe just maybe.

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    Might wanna wait for a S4 or maybe look at a Pole Machine?

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    I have a Stumpy 29 for sale. click the link for more details

    https://classifieds.mtbr.com/showpro...product=116119

    BIKE HAS BEEN SOLD
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    Quote Originally Posted by tantrum007 View Post
    Thanks. Does anyone have a real life weight of the alloy 29 roval wheels on the stumpy?
    Just weighed my front wheel (27mm width wheel) with no rotor or tire from the Alloy 29 SJ and it was 1050 grams.

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    In my garage waiting for it's maiden voyage....

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    Quote Originally Posted by tantrum007 View Post
    Thanks. Does anyone have a real life weight of the alloy 29 roval wheels on the stumpy?
    2.3 kgs

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    Quote Originally Posted by wired00 View Post
    "Dumb question, but how do you removal the rear thru axle on the alloy comp 29? I haven't seen that type of thru axle before."

    Simply unwind the lever counter clockwise on the non drive side
    Anyone replace the stock rear thru axle with something else? What did you go with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthShoreDude View Post
    2.3 kgs
    you can't be serious can you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tantrum007 View Post
    you can't be serious can you?
    Probably more like 2250 grams...but what the heck, after 2000 what does it matter anyway? They are attractive wheels, just bricks in disguise.

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    Yep they are crazy heavy. Especially the hubs. I'm getting my LBS to build me up a set of 30mm internal alloy wheels which should save around 500grams will report back when I get em

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    Is anyone familiar with the black rubber 2bliss rim strips? My base st came with them and they are basically like an old school but say 2bliss tubeless ready. No adhesive at all, but I threw a valve stem in and they hold.
    Quote Originally Posted by HamfisT
    I understand that engineering has value in and of itself. But in the end, it's still just a pile of aluminum tubes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick d View Post
    Is anyone familiar with the black rubber 2bliss rim strips? My base st came with them and they are basically like an old school but say 2bliss tubeless ready. No adhesive at all, but I threw a valve stem in and they hold.
    They work just fine, but I've found several times that if you fit new & tight tires, they can mess up the strip if you're not careful. And if they get curled/warped, you're better off fitting a new strip or using tape.

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    ive just taken mine out for this reason. i found that they would leak a little bit under the strip. Ok to start with but its eventually filled my wheel with sealant.

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    Hi,
    is there a possibility to convert a Stumpjumper "ST" into a "normal" Stumpjumper?
    I like the colors better on the ST model.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schmusetiger86 View Post
    Hi,
    is there a possibility to convert a Stumpjumper "ST" into a "normal" Stumpjumper?
    I like the colors better on the ST model.
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    Yes, but you'd need the long travel yoke, longer shock, and pretty much a longer travel fork.

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    Pro is on their website https://www.specialized.com/us/en/me...ro-29/p/170396

    Upgrades over the Expert:
    1. suspension
    2. rear hub
    3. ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schmusetiger86 View Post
    Hi,
    is there a possibility to convert a Stumpjumper "ST" into a "normal" Stumpjumper?
    I like the colors better on the ST model.
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    That's exactly what I did! I got the rear shock and yoke from someone on this forum, and a longer travel Fox 34 from someone on pinkbike. Cost about 500 total.
    Quote Originally Posted by HamfisT
    I understand that engineering has value in and of itself. But in the end, it's still just a pile of aluminum tubes.

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    Pink Bike is your friend. I just got this never ridden on Fox 34 off a guy from CO.
    Super good deal on it too. And it matches.





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    Is it possible to convert a Fox Float 34 from 130mm to 150mm with a new air shaft?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RubiconDude View Post
    Pro is on their website https://www.specialized.com/us/en/me...ro-29/p/170396


    Upgrades over the Expert:
    1. suspension
    2. rear hub
    3. ??

    Guide R to Guide RS brakes. That's it...

    $1300 more for that? Didn't even give you a 54t star ratchet and leaves you with 36t.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StumpyXXL View Post
    Guide R to Guide RS brakes. That's it...

    $1300 more for that? Didn't even give you a 54t star ratchet and leaves you with 36t.
    Fox 36 Factory fork and FOX FLOAT DPX2 Factory shock, and DT Swiss 350 Star Ratchet, 36t engagement rear hub.

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    Action pic from the weekend. No snow in Squamish means riding season never really ended. The gf is loving her new Stumpy!

    Lyrik 160mm swapped in.
    Magura MT7 Pro brakes.
    X01 Drivetrain

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    Finally pulled the trigger and got a new ride. Thought I would post this since I haven't seen this color posted anywhere before. ST Carbon Comp 12 speed.

    Very impressed with the build, specs, and I'm in love with the color. Blends right into the local landscape. I need to throw a longer stem on to try and get it to work for my frame but I'm stoked.

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    Do i understand it correcly: for "low" position i need a hole being closer to rear wheel. And for high hole - closer to front wheel?

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    Is anyone out there running their 29er with a reduced offset fork? Any feedback on how it has changed the handling from the standard 51mm offset?

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    Yeah, I run a 44mm on mine. I also run the fork at 160 and have been playing with an offset bush in the shock.

    I have run a 51mm as well, but the bike felt too slow and “floppy” in the steering. So I went back to the 44 and it’s better.

    More weight on the front wheel when cornering, bike feels easier to throw around in switchbacks and I don’t think there are any drawbacks so far.

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    Very happy with the upgrades i've done so far. Next upgrade will be a Fox 36 Factory and a XG-1299 cassette when spring comes
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    Anyone around 6 foot having trouble sizing between L and XL on the 29er? I've been on both and can't decide.

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    How was the reach on your previous bikes?

    If I was 6', I would be leaning towards an XL...
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    I think the Specialized size guide recommends size large for 5' 10" to 6' 2". I am 6' 1" with a 34" inseam and I ride a large. I think it is perfect. YMMV...

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    Here's my 2019 Stumpy carbon comp looking lonely in Moab this week...

    New Stumpjumper has been launched-stumpy_moab.jpg

    Bike is OK so far but needs some work as it feels really sluggish and heavy (to be fair, I am a roadie and my primary MTB is a Stumpjumper XC World Cup HT carbon bike).

    • Swapped bars and stem for Enve carbon
    • Maxxis Aggressor/Minnion DHF tires coming soon
    • Stans Flow wheels coming soon

    The crank arms are spec'd at 1700mm which seems really short for someone 6'3". Anyone having issues or replaced with something longer? Any ideas for dropping a few lbs so the bike feels a little more lively?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlankSpanker View Post
    Here's my 2019 Stumpy carbon comp looking lonely in Moab this week...

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    Bike is OK so far but needs some work as it feels really sluggish and heavy (to be fair, I am a roadie and my primary MTB is a Stumpjumper XC World Cup HT carbon bike).

    • Swapped bars and stem for Enve carbon
    • Maxxis Aggressor/Minnion DHF tires coming soon
    • Stans Flow wheels coming soon

    The crank arms are spec'd at 1700mm which seems really short for someone 6'3". Anyone having issues or replaced with something longer? Any ideas for dropping a few lbs so the bike feels a little more lively?

    Thanks!
    Maxxis Forekaster 29x2.35 front and rear on LB AM 928. Its an absolute rocket ship and I almost sold it before upgrading due to tsaid sluggish feeling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tantrum007 View Post
    Maxxis Forekaster 29x2.35 front and rear
    Thanks - never even heard of those before.

    I have Maxxis Ikon's and/or Ardent's on my HT XC bike so was hoping to find a high volume WT tire (2.5ish) that still rolls well for the trail bike. Sorta disappointing that I've had to replace every Specialized stock wheelset I've ever bought...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlankSpanker View Post
    Thanks - never even heard of those before.

    I have Maxxis Ikon's and/or Ardent's on my HT XC bike so was hoping to find a high volume WT tire (2.5ish) that still rolls well for the trail bike. Sorta disappointing that I've had to replace every Specialized stock wheelset I've ever bought...
    Yeah I'm not buying another specialized anything. I'm transitioning to transition bikes now.

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    CCDBCoil IL installed....
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    Quote Originally Posted by PlankSpanker View Post
    The crank arms are spec'd at 170mm which seems really short for someone 6'3". Anyone having issues or replaced with something longer? Any ideas for dropping a few lbs so the bike feels a little more lively?
    Unlike road bikes the crank length for mtb isn't only determined by rider height. the shorter crank arms are a huge benefit for pedal clearance with low bb. I was hesitant to move over to 170mm cranks, thought it would mess up my climbs. Turns out it helped my techincal climbing.

    For losing weight wheels and drivetrain are the anchors on the Carbon Comp.

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    anyone knows if 73.7 deg seat tube angle is correct for XL? seems its a typo, with everyone going with steep seat tube angles these days. would hate to order one and then realize the angle is a bit slack. hard to go back to anything slacker than 75 deg, especially after being on 76 deg smuggler for last few months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavo View Post
    anyone knows if 73.7 deg seat tube angle is correct for XL? seems its a typo, with everyone going with steep seat tube angles these days. would hate to order one and then realize the angle is a bit slack. hard to go back to anything slacker than 75 deg, especially after being on 76 deg smuggler for last few months.
    Feels around 74* to me when compared to my Stumpjumper Evo. Only two rides on it so far, but climbs well. I do prefer the SA on my Evo though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calhoun View Post
    Unlike road bikes the crank length for mtb isn't only determined by rider height. the shorter crank arms are a huge benefit for pedal clearance with low bb. I was hesitant to move over to 170mm cranks, thought it would mess up my climbs. Turns out it helped my techincal climbing.

    For losing weight wheels and drivetrain are the anchors on the Carbon Comp.

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    Thanks, you're right on both - once I got my position dialed in, the 170 cranks seem fine and maybe even better due to clearance and the ability to spin a higher cadence. Replacing the wheels with Spank Oozy 350's and Maxxis rubber this week so hopefully that gets me something.

    Anyone know if it's pretty straightforward to go from SRAM Eagle NX up the Eagle range? I read something about the low end stuff being based on a Shimano freehub but haven't really looked into it yet. Would be nice to ditch the heavy cassette and cranks but those suckers are ASSPENSIVE.

    After being on a XC hardtail for a few years, the Stumpy feels like a motocross bike without the engine, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlankSpanker View Post
    Thanks, you're right on both - once I got my position dialed in, the 170 cranks seem fine and maybe even better due to clearance and the ability to spin a higher cadence. Replacing the wheels with Spank Oozy 350's and Maxxis rubber this week so hopefully that gets me something.

    Anyone know if it's pretty straightforward to go from SRAM Eagle NX up the Eagle range? I read something about the low end stuff being based on a Shimano freehub but haven't really looked into it yet. Would be nice to ditch the heavy cassette and cranks but those suckers are ASSPENSIVE.

    After being on a XC hardtail for a few years, the Stumpy feels like a motocross bike without the engine, lol.
    You will need a new driver on the rear wheel. I would start with that and the cassette because it is your biggest weight savings. From what I remember it was close to 1 lb difference. The best bang for the buck is replace the front ring. It is steel and a boat anchor relative to an aluminum ring.

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    Here is my completed build

    20190206_161905 by Sales Punk, on Flickr

    Fairly stock SWorks build, added Renthal bar and stem, X Fusion dropper from my Evo, oval ring and CushCore in the rear tire. Weight is 29.5 lbs with pedals and Garmin mount. Only two rides so far, but it feels good!

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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by Salespunk View Post
    You will need a new driver on the rear wheel. I would start with that and the cassette because it is your biggest weight savings. From what I remember it was close to 1 lb difference. The best bang for the buck is replace the front ring. It is steel and a boat anchor relative to an aluminum ring.
    Cool, thanks!

    My new wheels should come with SRAM XD drivers so I should just be able to use any compatible SRAM Eagle XD 12sp cassette and the same drivetrain, right?

    Based on the specs, it seems like it may be worthwhile to spend a bit extra on a X01 cassette ($350 = yilkes!, but half the weight of the NX) and then just replace parts with GX as I break and wear them out.

    Would be stoked to get this pig down to 28#-ish without throwing too much more money at it

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlankSpanker View Post
    Cool, thanks!

    My new wheels should come with SRAM XD drivers so I should just be able to use any compatible SRAM Eagle XD 12sp cassette and the same drivetrain, right?

    Based on the specs, it seems like it may be worthwhile to spend a bit extra on a X01 cassette ($350 = yilkes!, but half the weight of the NX) and then just replace parts with GX as I break and wear them out.

    Would be stoked to get this pig down to 28#-ish without throwing too much more money at it
    This is what I did. Wheels and cassette. Those
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    Quote Originally Posted by Salespunk View Post
    Here is my completed build

    20190206_161905 by Sales Punk, on Flickr

    Fairly stock SWorks build, added Renthal bar and stem, X Fusion dropper from my Evo, oval ring and CushCore in the rear tire. Weight is 29.5 lbs with pedals and Garmin mount. Only two rides so far, but it feels good!
    Wow, beautiful! I'd better weigh mine again if yours is S-Works and still that much. What size (sorry if there was an earlier post)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavo View Post
    anyone knows if 73.7 deg seat tube angle is correct for XL? seems its a typo, with everyone going with steep seat tube angles these days. would hate to order one and then realize the angle is a bit slack. hard to go back to anything slacker than 75 deg, especially after being on 76 deg smuggler for last few months.
    I haven't rode anything that has a steeper STA than my medium stumpjumper. Does it really make that big of a difference? I haven't really had any difficulty climbing, but then again maybe I dont know what I'm missing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlankSpanker View Post
    Wow, beautiful! I'd better weigh mine again if yours is S-Works and still that much. What size (sorry if there was an earlier post)?
    I posted this already months ago in this thread but my Large S-Works LT 29er weighed 29lbs stock, tubeless, empty SWAT, no pedals...

    FWIW

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salespunk View Post
    Here is my completed build

    20190206_161905 by Sales Punk, on Flickr

    Fairly stock SWorks build, added Renthal bar and stem, X Fusion dropper from my Evo, oval ring and CushCore in the rear tire. Weight is 29.5 lbs with pedals and Garmin mount. Only two rides so far, but it feels good!
    What led you from your evo to this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by agolz View Post
    I haven't rode anything that has a steeper STA than my medium stumpjumper. Does it really make that big of a difference? I haven't really had any difficulty climbing, but then again maybe I dont know what I'm missing.
    IMO yes, it makes a huge difference when climbing

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlankSpanker View Post
    Wow, beautiful! I'd better weigh mine again if yours is S-Works and still that much. What size (sorry if there was an earlier post)?
    I upsized to an XL

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    Quote Originally Posted by ac1000 View Post
    What led you from your evo to this?
    I still have the Evo and love it. The LT definitely has a lot more pop and is easier to move from line to line on the trail. Evo is more smash and grab. As of right now if I had to pick one bike it would be the Evo, but that is just down to riding style. I tend to ride a lot of steep, fast and or chunky trails which is where the Evo excels. On more mellow trails I think the LT will be more fun, but still need to dial in some of the settings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salespunk View Post
    I upsized to an XL
    Nice. Do you feel the stack is too much on the XL even stem slammed? Seems like that is the issue people are having when upsizing the regular Stumpy. Sorry if you answered this before but how tall are you? Looking to do the same setup as you and trying to decide M or L Stumpy ST for the more mellow stuff. Currently on an S2 29 EVO with a 40mm stem and fit is dialed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by michaeldorian View Post
    Nice. Do you feel the stack is too much on the XL even stem slammed? Seems like that is the issue people are having when upsizing the regular Stumpy. Sorry if you answered this before but how tall are you? Looking to do the same setup as you and trying to decide M or L Stumpy ST for the more mellow stuff. Currently on an S2 29 EVO with a 40mm stem and fit is dialed.


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    I took a risk on it at 5'10", but here is a picture that shows the difference between my S3 Evo and my XL SJ

    20190201_134542 by Sales Punk, on Flickr

    Evo has 15 mm of spacers under the stem. The SJ does feel a little taller when you get on it for some reason, but they are nearly identical height from the ground. Evo is actually taller relative to the BB since it is significantly lower.

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    I'm also 5'10", and the 480 reach of an XL seems to push the limits.
    Are you running your Seat all the way forward? 35mm stem?

    Maybe I need to think outside the box, and try something this long before my next bike. I have time...as I'm really enjoying my Large ST
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    Does anyone have the weight of the alloy frame with the shock?

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    After 3 months of ride, I give you my riding thoughts on the stumpjumper 29 comp carbon LT.
    In a previous post I gave a "garage check" of the bike.

    2. Ride Experience

    Climbing

    I was skeptical that the stumpy can be a good climber given the weight of the bike, its 2.6 tires, the heavy wheels and the amount of travel.
    Coming from a light XC full suspension bike with good wheels, I was not hoping too much.

    But indeed, the feel of the bike in climbing (shock full open) is supportive and the rear gives LOT (I do mean a LOT :O) of traction and never had the front wheel wandering.
    So the combo of the tires, suspension and position on the bike (even if the seat tube is pretty slack - saddle has been moved all the way to the front), does a very good job and make climbs look easy. Note that I climb seated on the saddle and spin gently and it works very well.

    I was surprised when comparing my climb segments time on Strava between the two bikes to find that the stumpjumper climbs 10% time faster even if it is full winter with lot of mud !

    So for people not climbing full power out of the saddle, the stumpjumper is a great climber that rarely loses traction and allowing the pilot to put its skill in techy climbs at test and improve it.
    It is a little surprise to me that the bike climbs so well with such great manners.

    Turns

    I never felt the bike too long in the twisty sections of my local trails. Balance is fine and the direction has a calm feeling to it. I never had issue with the front wheel wanting to pass under the bike in the tightest turns (I did experience it with the BMC).

    On more fast turns, I can load the front wheel more easily than with my previous BMC Fourstroke (on which I crashed hard a couple of time due to a front wheel that was not enough loaded …).
    I feel more confident in cornering. The combo of the geometry and good types surely help a lot !

    Descent

    Lot of fun & smiles .
    2.6 tyres, dial in suspension and tall front ensure that you are well helped when the slope points downward.

    In the easiest parts of the descents, speed are equivalent between the 2 bikes but the stumpy is more in control.
    When the trail becomes more rowdy, the grippy tyres and bike suspension & handling allow the rider to stay calm and to choose the line at will (as I pretty lightweight the 34 fork is well enough for me).
    If you like to use the pop of the bike to play with the terrain, you won't be disappointed neither has the bike has plenty of it.

    Basically, I now do stuff I was not clearing with the XC bike and I feel able to engage in what previously scared me. So th bike makes me happy .

    Braking

    I cannot tell for sure if the bike brakes better or not than other bikes. It does brake even with the low-rated SRAM Guide R.
    I have the feeling that the rear wheel is well planted on the ground so braking should be better than on other bikes with other suspension design.
    For sure the 2.6 tires and good rubber should also participate in braking efficiency.

    Geometry

    Being tall (1,83m) but with pretty short upper body, the size L suits me well.
    I needed to move the saddle all way to the front to have nice climbing balance with efficient pedaling and enough weight on the front wheel.
    The tall front end is very nice in descent but does not compromise the climbs. It is not necessary to be folded in half with the chin on the bars when the climb gets very steep.

    Even with the low setting, I never felt like having a "too big bike" difficult to manœuvre or hard to push in tight turns. However, I do now experience pedal strikes, but it is not a big deal given my overall local playground (conclusion can be different according to your type of riding).

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    Very impressed with the climbing capabilities of the bike.
    Also, the tires are very good and despite their larger size you don't feel that they drag too much.
    Those two points are good surprise to me.

    Globally, I love the bike because it makes me more confident, put a smile on my face and helps me to clear stuff I was scared at before.
    Beyond the spec, the weight and the commercial bla-bla-bla, I'm a happy rider on this bike .

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    When does Specialized usually come out with new colors for their bikes? I'm looking at getting into a Comp Carbon LT 29er but I don't like the Chameleon or the matte black. It looks like it has been about a year since last release so I'm curious to know when they will do a new line of colors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaack77 View Post
    After 3 months of ride, I give you my riding thoughts on the stumpjumper 29 comp carbon LT.
    In a previous post I gave a "garage check" of the bike.

    2. Ride Experience

    Climbing

    I was skeptical that the stumpy can be a good climber given the weight of the bike, its 2.6 tires, the heavy wheels and the amount of travel.
    Coming from a light XC full suspension bike with good wheels, I was not hoping too much.

    But indeed, the feel of the bike in climbing (shock full open) is supportive and the rear gives LOT (I do mean a LOT :O) of traction and never had the front wheel wandering.
    So the combo of the tires, suspension and position on the bike (even if the seat tube is pretty slack - saddle has been moved all the way to the front), does a very good job and make climbs look easy. Note that I climb seated on the saddle and spin gently and it works very well.

    I was surprised when comparing my climb segments time on Strava between the two bikes to find that the stumpjumper climbs 10% time faster even if it is full winter with lot of mud !

    So for people not climbing full power out of the saddle, the stumpjumper is a great climber that rarely loses traction and allowing the pilot to put its skill in techy climbs at test and improve it.
    It is a little surprise to me that the bike climbs so well with such great manners.
    I have the exact same bike also in large, and I couldn't agree more.

    I have switched out the stock wheel set and 2.6 tires for a set of DT Swiss carbon wheels (25mm inner) and 2.3 tires which makes the bike feel a lot faster.

    I would like to add one thing to your excellent review... I prefer to ride in the high mode and love that I almost never get a pedal strike... conpared to my 120mm travel 2017 Scott Spark which was just too low for my riding style... I really like to "pedal through" rough and tight sections and I just couldn't do it on the Scott Spark.
    2019 Specialized Stumpjumper Carbon 29
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    - RaceFace Next Cranks
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    - ODI Rouge Grips

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    Vital MTB. Evo vs LT.

    https://m.vitalmtb.com/features/Spec...aign=spotlight


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hesher123 View Post
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    Which Race Face cranks did you get (Next R, SL, etc..)?

    Wheels made a huge difference so looking at cranks as way to lose a little more weight. Still running the stock SRAM NX cranks, but already upgraded everything else to SRAM X01 so just trying to decide on SRAM X01 cranks vs Race Face vs something else to allow Stages power meter on left side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlankSpanker View Post
    Which Race Face cranks did you get (Next R, SL, etc..)?

    Wheels made a huge difference so looking at cranks as way to lose a little more weight. Still running the stock SRAM NX cranks, but already upgraded everything else to SRAM X01 so just trying to decide on SRAM X01 cranks vs Race Face vs something else to allow Stages power meter on left side.
    They are the Race Face Next SL G4 (170mm), I also used them on my Scott Spark.

    My only complaint so far is the preload collar screw is easily stripped if not careful. Mine is stripped but I was still able to get it tight and have over 5000km since I installed them on my Stumpy with no issues so far.

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    Cool thanks - I need to decide on Race Face Next SL for weight or R for strength. I was probably going to go with R since that seems line up more with SRAM X01, i.e. enduro vs XC.



    Honestly, I'm still lost in all the "dub", "cinch", "30mm G spindle" marketing jargon... ugh.

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