I have an opportunity to get a very lightly used large 05 Stumpy Expert 120 for a good price. The 2006 looks very similar, with the exception of the Triad shock. Is this shock a lot better than the Septune? I don't really know what the 07s are like, does anyone know the specs on this bike. Is it worth waiting for the 07? The 05 that I am looking at was never taken off road, and was only ridden 3 times. The only thing I don't like is that you can't lower the seatpost at all, but I guess I can shorten it. I also think the bike needs a longer stem. Any issues with the cables being run under the downtube? I got to ride the bike on the street and play around a bit, but haven't been able to ride it on the trails. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
from what ive heard about the triad on these forums is that you cant push them, im planning on pushing my septune soon, however if you dont push it its not that big of a deal. just take care of it and protect it. if you wait for the 07 you are gonna get basically the same bike for much more, and when they do another dramatic change you wont have the latest and greatest, youll have a bike that is years old and not that much invested into it. ive put alot of miles on mine and i am very happy, cut the seatpost, i had to, if it lowered any more you would be calling fox for new shocks all the time. the components on it are really bombproof, except for the stock crank, get rid of that asap, the seat hurds your nads the first few miles but as you get used to it you will only want a BG seat. fiddle with the brakes alot, they have alot of adjustments, just maintain the crap out of them and keep them clean. the cables are not an issue, except for the rear der cable housing has some gnarly scratches from chainslap but where else are they gonna put it? go tubeless as soon as you can pinchflats o plenty before. just my experience ive had with the bike, im sure everyone has their own story, but they all end the same...get the bike, you wont regret it.