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Stepped into my lbs today and they had a good deal on a Specialized stumpjumper pro 2007 for $2750. Previously i was deadset on getting a blur lt2. I need opinions probably going to decide soon.
 

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NO WAY...do what I did 3 years ago...

I picked up a last year model top of the line Giant AC1 freeride bike for 50% plus off.

Sold the frame, kept the parts. Ordered myself a nice bullit frame at regular price, install all the parts from the Giant. All of a sudden, I have a XT built kit bullit for almost $1000 less.

With that same amount of money, I prob. could only pick up a entry level bullit.

Repeat my sentence with Specialized and BLT2 frame and you got yourself a heck of a deal on a really really cherry bike.
 

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I rode my LT2 over to a demo day where there were they were demoeing Speshies. My bike became the demo bike. I couldn't get it back for 15 minutes. It was too funny. LT for sure. Speshies are nice though. Either way, you are in.
 

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Those Stumpjumpers are great bikes. We sell 'em, and I've liked all of the last 3 years of that bike. I don't, however, think it really compares directly with the BLT2. The BLT2 s a little burlier IMO. I would actually rate the Stumpy closer to a classic Blur. Regardless, these are all very good bikes.
 

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Obviously biased, but I think the BLT2 is possibly the best trail bike ever designed. Had to sell my first one but built up number two with a Pike and oh my gosh and golly, holy sh%t does it make me jolly!!!
 

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TNC said:
Those Stumpjumpers are great bikes. We sell 'em, and I've liked all of the last 3 years of that bike. I don't, however, think it really compares directly with the BLT2. The BLT2 s a little burlier IMO. I would actually rate the Stumpy closer to a classic Blur. Regardless, these are all very good bikes.
I have to agree. I have thoroughly enjoyed my '07 Stumpjumper for the past 8 months. It has performed outstanding in many different types of riding. However, I'm now craving a little more travel and thus am awaiting my LT2 to arrive from SC.... :D IMHO, you'll be most pleased if you match which bike fits your style of riding and terrain.
 

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I own a 2008 Enduro SL Expert. Great bike. But this is why if I were you I would go with the BLT2. This past summer when I first got my Spec. I went down very hard in a rock garden.Put a big dent in the frame- lower tube to the point in the middle of the dent was a hole. Spec was great AKA the crash replacement program.I had a Enduro SL comp they Spec ask my LBS if I wanted to up grade to a Enduro SL Expert note the complete bike. I feel the S/C BLT2 is a stronger bike a lot stronger than the Stumpjumper Pro 2007. Like the other guys have said there are ways to build a nice bike and save a lot of money. Plus between E/Bay and all these on line shops, plus the economy being as bad as it is. There are lots of great deals out there.I got a killer deal on my Spec Enduro comp, But if my LBS carried the S/C line I would have gone with the BLT2 or the Nomad2. From all the stuff I have read plus people I know who own S/C bikes they are bullet proof.
 

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word. like i stated in the other thread, i had an 07 stumpy with some killer parts (king wheels, talas, xt/thomson, ect...) that I ended up selling on craigslist. bought a brand new rp23 blt1 when the lt2 came out, a new thomson post, and xt front der. the entire package cost me 150 once said and done, quite a deal for a new frame.

go that route, try it out, buy an lt2 frame on ebay or craigslist, and swap and try.that would be my rec.
 
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