You sound like your going to be riding alot. Get the best bike you can
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).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.
its ashame too, because i liked the coloring on that bikedundundata said:Sadly after this picture was taken the stumpy and the photographer were run over by a giant truck
I'm ok though.....dundundata said:Sadly after this picture was taken the stumpy and the photographer were run over by a giant truck
How much is the cost of this bike? I'm in the same shoes, my budget is about $1800/2000 dlls, first bike too!larlev said: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