I just picked up a '06 Stumpjumper Hardtail frame, it replaced my '97. I rode for the second time Saturday. It handles great. For now my build is scraps from around the garage. I love this bike. The big plus is Specialized warranty and service. They are fantastic.Prosecutor said:Which of the two would be more fun for XC-based singletrack riding. Racing is not really an issue. Just looking for a really fun hardtail on the singletrack.