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TIRE UPGRADE FOR 2012 STUMPY EXPERT 29?


Lee
I have the same Stumpjumper Expert 2012 you have. Mine has original shocks and has carbon Roval rims Been riding a 2.3 Ground Control front and 2.1 Captain rear. I have a 2.4 Purgatory I could put on front and move the Ground Control to rear.

My friends have 27.5 Nomads etc. We ride freeride. Could get Maxxis DHR front and DHR rear. Is that a good setup for my Stumpjumper 29? Roots and freeride with dry hardpack and loose pine needles.

Riding in Hawaii. Whats the best thing to upgrade this bike in tire handling to 2016 standards? Thanks, Jason

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March 12, 2016 : Posted In: 29ers,Ask Lee,Equipment : Comments (4)


2014 STUMPJUMPER FSR EXPERT CARBON EVO


I just spent the weekend teaching on a 2014 Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon EVO 29. The bike rips up and down, and you can get a screaming deal on it.

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March 4, 2015 : Posted In: 29ers,Equipment : Comments (3)


S-WORKS STUMPJUMPER HARDTAIL WITH FOX TERRALOGIC FORK

Meet my new friend. We’ve only hung out a few times, but we’re starting to get along pretty well.

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February 2, 2015 : Posted In: 29ers,Reviews : Comments (1)


EARLY IMPRESSIONS: SPECIALIZED SLAUGHTER TIRE


Many of you are running Specialized Butcher tires on the fronts of your all-mountain/enduro bikes.

The Butcher is a versatile and dependable choice. But what do you run in back, especially if you want faster rolling?

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July 22, 2014 : Posted In: 29ers,Reviews : Comments (14)


DIALING IN THE 2014 SPECIALIZED STUMPJUMPER EXPERT CARBON HT WORLD CUP


Specialized aims its 2014 Specialized Stumpjumper Expert Carbon HT World Cup straight at hardcore XC racing on smoother tracks.

I have other ideas for mine.

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February 1, 2014 : Posted In: 29ers,Equipment,Reviews : Comments (2)


FIRST RIDE: 2014 SPECIALIZED S-WORKS ENDURO 29


We know this bike is made for serious DH shredding, but Ride #1 was all about climbing.

Not bad, not bad …

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January 17, 2014 : Posted In: 29ers,Reviews : Comments (5)


FIRST RIDES: 2014 SPECIALIZED STUMPJUMPER EXPERT CARBON HT WORLD CUP


I have been blessed with the ultimate tool for an aspiring MTB ninja:

2014 Specialized Stumpjumper Expert Carbon HT World Cup
FACT IS 10m carbon frame
• Chisel carbon fork
• Roval Control Carbon 29 142+ carbon wheels
• Less than 20 pounds

This is surely a serious tool for XC racing on smoother trails, but how does it shred?

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January 16, 2014 : Posted In: 29ers,Reviews : Comments (14)


HOW TO RIDE A 29ER FULLY ON A PUMPTRACK?


Hi Lee,

Reading your book on MTB skills and have just taken the plunge and swapped out my Stumpy Elite 26 inched with a Stump Comp Evo 29er (arrives next week).
Thing is we have a nice pumptrack near us and i still want to ride it with my two boys.
It got me thinking that there’s going to be some differences now that i’m on a 140mm travel 29er! Any suggestions would be welcome – I’m guessing I can’t be the only person in this situation :)

Cheers
Jase

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November 7, 2013 : Posted In: 29ers,Ask Lee,Pump tracks,Skills/training : Comments (3)


IS A FOX 34 BURLIER THAN A 32?

Hey Lee,

I have repeatedly read your articles about the Stumpjumper FSR 29. I own a 2012 model and I’m quite happy with it. The only problem is my stock fork (Fox 32 Float 29). My crown always got “loose” and starts cracking (more or less always after 3 to 6 months of use). The 1st and the 2nd time I got a new crown/steerer tube. Now it’s the 3rd time I have to visit my local bike store and ask for replacing it.

I’m pretty disappointed with this fork and I would like to change it to something with thicker legs and more travel (140) but will my problem then being solved? Is the crown/steerer part of a Fox 34 more stable than mine?

I started biking 2 years ago in Austria (Alps), I don’t think my riding style is too aggressive for this bike (I have no problems with the frame, the rear suspension or the wheels, just with the fork).

Thank you very much for helping…

Daniel

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June 25, 2013 : Posted In: 29ers,Ask Lee : Comments (5)


SO CLOSE IN UTAH


After the Saturday coaching session in Utah (see Radness in Salt Lake City, UT), I was exhausted but we had to rock a trail ride. Chris is a seasoned XC racer. Judd is a new-school ripper. The three of us made a perfect platoon of braaap!

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April 5, 2013 : Posted In: 29ers,Coaching,Reviews : Comments (2)


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