Just like 1988?

Yesterday I rode my rigid S-Works Stumpjumper on Picture Rock Trail in Lyons, CO.

It felt just like riding my 1988 Diamondback Apex — except …

• This S-Works Stumpjumper frame is made of highly optimized carbon fiber.

• So is the Chisel fork.

• And so are the Roval wheels.

• XT derailleur means no chain slap.

• XT hydraulic disc brakes stop on a dime.

• DX clip-in pedals are way smarter than toe straps.

• PRO 50mm stem with 29-inch bars.

• Dropper post!

OK, so riding this bike is nothing like riding a 1988 Diamondback Apex. But the stoke is the same.

There’s something so sweet about this carbon beauty. It’s a rocket on the pump track and a magic carpet in the jumps (as long as you land in the right places). On smooth sections of trail — wow — it rides with this sublime, filtered efficiency. It makes me want to ride really far.

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