Meanwhile, at the bike shop …
Glenn Bell at Bitterbrush Cycles in Lyons, CO is building two sweet bikes.
1) Ultimate badass S-Works Tricross.
I decided to rock drop bars and road-bike controls (thanks for everyone’s input).
The spec is all about rippage/dollar rato: Ultegra drivetrain, Avid brakes, Sun Wheels, WTB saddle, BBB bar/stem/seatpost and Vittoria tires (OK, not cheap, but sweet).
2) New 2010 Stumpjumper.
We’re using the same exact parts from the 2008 Stumpy, so I can provide an accurate comparison (and not spend money).
I LOVED the connected feel of the 2008 Stumpy with Specialized suspension; my new model has Fox suspension, less pedal platform, slacker geometry and more travel. I think it’ll ride like a light Enduro; we’ll see.
Sweet. Thanks Glenn!
Check out: Bitterbrush Cycles
Here’s the Mighty 2010 Stumpy.
– It’ll get my Speedball seatpost.
– I’m hoping for 2010 Fox 32 fork, but for now this 2007 32 Talas will continue to rock.
Lets go get that thing dirty soon
Dude! You’ve gotta also try the ’10 Stumpy S-Works with the new Specialized suspension. It’s great this year, definitely a big change from your ’08.
I hear that.
I *LOVE* the connected ride of the ’08 Stumpy with Brains front and rear. Was hoping for a 2010 S-Works, but that’s not what the S gods had in mind.
My new rear shock is a Fox prototype. I guess that’s part of being a Specialized test rider.
The angles from the 2008 to 2010 stumpjumper haven’t changed, save for .5 degree change on the Seat Tube Angle (Actual) – Low Setting. There is 20mm more travel and a shorter top tube. But i wouldn’t call the bike a light enduro by any stretch of the means the enduro is much slacker than the stumpjumper.
>> i wouldn’t call the bike a light enduro by any stretch of the means the enduro is much slacker than the stumpjumper.
Right you are. The current Enduro (generation 5, I believe) is a much bigger, slacker bike than the current Stumpy.
I’m thinking the curent Stumpy is like a generation 2 or 3 Enduro — only lighter/stiffer/better.
Its interesting to see metallic brown is back as a frame color. That shock and linkage looks tiny compared to my 2007 model. More like the Epic.