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Im looking for a new trail bike. I can get a 2022 stumpjumper evo comp carbon on sale for 4500 or a 2022 stumpjumper comp carbon for 4700 +100 shipping (4800). Im mainly trail riding trails with lots of roots and punchy drop ins and climb outs. No long climbs or long downhill runs. I dont do big jumps/drops etc and my local trails do require quite a bit of pedaling. Would the evo be too much bike even set in the high bb and steepest hta? Is anyone riding an evo on trails that are NOT mostly downward pointing and happy with the pedaling efficiency? I pedaled the evo around the lbs parking lot and it felt like it pedaled well but its been too long since I demoed the regular SJ for me to be able compare.