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Hey guys,

So I was 95% set on the C'dale BBQ F3, but now i'm starting to lean towards the Stumpjumper HT. I've test ridden both and they both fit well. Well...I felt I was leaning a bit further in the Stumpjumper, but that was a size too big. So i'm assuming the correct size won't feel as stretched out. The only glaring negative about the Specialized is it has V-brakes, esp. at this pricepoint. The next level up with the discs is a few hundred more than I want to spend.

For the same price, which would you get?

C'dale F3
Pros
Better Frame(?)
Nicer welds and finish
Disc brakes
Made in the USA
Cons
2-3 lbs. heavier (28 lbs.?)

Specialized Stumpjumper HT
Pros
2-3 lbs. lighter - (25-27 lbs.?)
Componentry
Cooler paint scheme (debatable)
Cons
V-brakes
Made in Taiwan/China
 

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jiar577 said:
Get the F3, the frame is better. The weight difference is from the components, both frames should be close in weight but I'd assume the Cannondale is stiffer.
That's what I was thinking as well. I'm sure 1-2 lbs come from the absent of disc brakes on the Stumpy.
 

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Not saying that there is anything wrong with the fork on the Stumpy, but I think that the headshok on the F3 is an awesome fork. Very stiff, really light and works great.
 
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