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So First off I am not a total nube to the sport of mountain biking but it has been about 8 years since I have ridden trail and downhill. I really want to get back into it heavy. I think I am going to go FS. I found a good deal at my LBS for a StumpJumper FSR Comp for $1,800.

My question is should I spend that kind of dough on a bike when I'm essentially just starting? Should I go with a cheaper Felt FSR? Like the Redemption 3... I think I might know the answer to that but want to hear opinions on it. I am going to be doing single track and a lot of trail riding.


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If you are going to get it into it heavy and you are serious and buy something cheap you will regret it pretty soon. Like you said you are not a total noob so buy the best bike you can
 

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if youre gonna be doing mostly single track and trails mabey consider a hardtail? man 1800.00 would bye a top shelf 2nd to none hardtail. just my opinion:thumbsup:
 

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at 1800 dollars i dont think your gona have to worry about the quality of the bike, id be more worried about being out of the game for 8 years causing you to crash that 1800 dollar bike
 

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Or you could by the best possible bike and I'll trade you my Hardrock Sport for it. :D

(hey, can't blame a girl for trying, right? :cool: )
 

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Sounds Like a Sweet rig to start up with!! Go for it!!
 

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Very nice try Sweetfilly! So do you think I would be happy with a hardtail with the kind of riding I'm gonna do? Those full suspension bikes are dang nice....
 

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mrmercedes22 said:
So First off I am not a total nube to the sport of mountain biking but it has been about 8 years since I have ridden trail and downhill. I really want to get back into it heavy. I think I am going to go FS. I found a good deal at my LBS for a StumpJumper FSR Comp for $1,800.

My question is should I spend that kind of dough on a bike when I'm essentially just starting? Should I go with a cheaper Felt FSR? Like the Redemption 3... I think I might know the answer to that but want to hear opinions on it. I am going to be doing single track and a lot of trail riding.
If the Stumpjumper fits and you can afford it, I say go for it. It is an awesome bike for trail riding and you won't outgrow it as your skill level and trail difficulty increases. Even if you find out you hate it, you can sell the Stumpjumper used easily, and you'll lose $200 at most on the sale (assuming you haven't broken anything).
 

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No one ever says to themselves "This is a nice bike, I wish I had bought a cheaper one." If money is a factor, you may want to buy the cheaper one and just upgrade components over time, though this will ultimately end up costing more in the long run than if you had purchased the more expensive bike to begin with.
 

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If the Stumpy is a good fit, go for it. If you ever decide that you want to ride a ht, just lock out the rear suspension. :p It's not completely stiff, but it always makes me feel better when I start to hankerin' for my old ht.
 

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The stumpy comp will bring a smile to your face every single pedal stroke.....seriously, go for the best bike you can get. Consider it an investment.....take care of it and you'll have a great ride for years and years.

I happen to have one myself....like this
 

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I have both an 07 stumpjumper comp and an 08 felt redemption 2,. I love both bikes but the redemption is a beast meant for heavy all mtn riding light freeriding and is not very fun at all on the climbs.

The stumpy is an excellent trail bike! It climbs VERY well and is awesome on the descents too! Get the stumpy you wont regret it !
 

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Sadly after this picture was taken the stumpy and the photographer were run over by a giant truck
its ashame too, because i liked the coloring on that bike
 

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The stumpy comp will bring a smile to your face every single pedal stroke.....seriously, go for the best bike you can get. Consider it an investment.....take care of it and you'll have a great ride for years and years.

I happen to have one myself....like this
How much is the cost of this bike? I'm in the same shoes, my budget is about $1800/2000 dlls, first bike too!
 

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Im in the same boat, except i already bought my first bike and looking for a 2nd... full suspension and similar price range. I Still see 07 stumpjumpers for sale, one was 1295, others were 1300, so definitely do able. Stock the bike comes pretty good, espically if ur looking for your first bike. Im in High School and i am part of the interscholastic Socal Cycling League.. not trying to brag.. but the kids i was competing against had stumpjumpers and would get podium finishes and their bikes were completely stock.

There also other good bikes out there other than the stumpjumper. I would stick to mainstream popular brands. Trek, Giant, Santa Cruz , Intense. Hope this helps :) good luck
 
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