Jeffsy 27 AL Comp vs base Carbon model?- Mtbr.com
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    NedwannaB
    Reputation: JMac47's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    11,941

    Jeffsy 27 AL Comp vs base Carbon model?

    Is it worth the $600 more for carbon frame with same components or save it and put towards some upgrades?

    Discuss.
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Posts
    44
    I just spent $500 on some DT Swiss M1700 wheels. Huge difference in terms of acceleration, responsiveness, and overall enjoyment vs the stock wheels. I would really be surprised if a carbon frame would be a more noticeable upgrade over nice wheels. I think that bike comes with the M1900's. They're just okay. Heavier and without the star ratchet design I believe.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation: slimphatty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    755
    spend it on some nice wheels

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation: OneTrustMan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Posts
    344
    Quote Originally Posted by La Nada View Post
    I would really be surprised if a carbon frame would be a more noticeable upgrade over nice wheels.
    I kind of disagree.
    My Carbon frame feels really comfortable and it's light.
    The whole impacts feel less stressful on the carbon frame compared to my AL Capra.

    My CF XL 27 weights 13kg and I could easily save another kilogram by switching to Newman wheels and lighter tires.

    But I do prefer AL frames when it comes to park riding, or for casual stuff, because it's cheaper an trustful.

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Posts
    44
    Fair enough. I like Clint Gibbs' youtube page. He has some really good videos where he tests the various carbon/aluminum frame and wheels combos. Worth checking out, but everyone's preferences are different of course.

    QUOTE=OneTrustMan;13864776]I kind of disagree.
    My Carbon frame feels really comfortable and it's light.
    The whole impacts feel less stressful on the carbon frame compared to my AL Capra.

    My CF XL 27 weights 13kg and I could easily save another kilogram by switching to Newman wheels and lighter tires.

    But I do prefer AL frames when it comes to park riding, or for casual stuff, because it's cheaper an trustful.[/QUOTE]

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation: OneTrustMan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Posts
    344
    Quote Originally Posted by La Nada View Post
    Fair enough. I like Clint Gibbs' youtube page. He has some really good videos where he tests the various carbon/aluminum frame and wheels combos. Worth checking out, but everyone's preferences are different of course.
    I know his channel. Really like it.
    Still, the way the carbon frame feels compared to the aluminium is more than noticeable.
    It just feels nicer on long rides with lots of climbing.

    I test rode high end carbon bikes by other brands like Scott and the carbon quality of YT is on pair with them. You just pay half the price for your new rig.

    For long trail riding/climbing I do definitely prefer carbon.

  7. #7
    jrm
    jrm is online now
    mtbr member
    Reputation: jrm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    11,181
    If you have the funds, i say do it and upgrade down the line.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-23-2018, 10:11 AM
  2. Stumpjumper Carbon Comp 29 vs Jeffsy cf 29
    By lrdchaos in forum 29er Bikes
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-01-2018, 07:35 PM
  3. Sizing for Jeffsy 27 - 2017 model
    By dkthomas in forum YT
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-20-2017, 09:12 AM
  4. Stumpjumper fsr weight? base model to Carbon
    By Jonnydanger in forum Specialized
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 07-02-2007, 08:16 PM
  5. 2007 Stumpy - base model vs Comp
    By tiki21 in forum Specialized
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-11-2007, 04:46 PM

Members who have read this thread: 4

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2019 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.