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Liked a comment on the item Specialized Stumpjumper EVO vs. Stumpjumper - See How They Compare 2/25/2019 1:41 PM

Both Graves and Keene were on Stumpys.

Added a comment about feature Specialized Stumpjumper EVO vs. Stumpjumper - See How They Compare 2/22/2019 1:39 PM
Matt Dogg

That's the plan, Roots. The wheelset I have built and ready already has an xd driver so I'll throw a gx cassette on there because why pay for a $120 project321 standard driver just to be able to run a boat anchor cassette, would rather drop $200 on a gx cassette right out of the gate. And yes, I'm stoked that Tranny is offering a carbon Sentinel at a reasonable cost.... i rode the Sentinel in both alu and carbon and the alu is offensively heavy. The NX Ripmo is $4200 but I've ridden both and like the Sentinel better.

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Liked a comment on the item Specialized Stumpjumper EVO vs. Stumpjumper - See How They Compare 2/22/2019 1:35 PM

Sounds like you'll be happier with the Sentinel. My gut feel.

Liked a comment on the item Specialized Stumpjumper EVO vs. Stumpjumper - See How They Compare 2/22/2019 1:35 PM

Nx sentinel is a killer deal. I would recommend saving up a few bucks and finding an xd driver or wheelset (atleast rear wheel) with an xd driver and getting a gx cassette for it. That nx cassette is a boat anchor

Liked a comment on the item Specialized Stumpjumper EVO vs. Stumpjumper - See How They Compare 2/22/2019 1:33 PM

Yup - my 27.5" S3 with a 170 fork and effective high position has a BB height of 335mm, 11mm higher than stock of 324(!) which is just too low.

Liked a comment on the item Specialized Stumpjumper EVO vs. Stumpjumper - See How They Compare 2/22/2019 1:33 PM

I agree 100% on integrated HS. We lose so much geometry flexibility with integrated, it sucks. I think a longer travel fork with the rear in the High position would make a big difference in BB height. Could probably gain close to 10 mm. Can't wait for the carbon version in the next...more

Liked a comment on the item Specialized Stumpjumper EVO vs. Stumpjumper - See How They Compare 2/22/2019 1:27 PM

First off great review. I have both of the bikes tested plus an HTLT as well and would echo your experiences in climbing. The Evo is very underrated in this area and it absolutely crushes the climbs. I find that the steep seat tube means that I don't have to fight to keep the front...more

Liked a comment on the item Specialized Stumpjumper EVO vs. Stumpjumper - See How They Compare 2/22/2019 1:23 PM

Put a 170 fork and run it in the high position with a 55 stroke shock and you will have a long travel weapon with a higher BB

Liked a comment on the item Specialized Stumpjumper EVO vs. Stumpjumper - See How They Compare 2/22/2019 1:23 PM

I have a 29er with a 160mm fork and its great. The 29er has a shock stroke of 50mm, it will clear a 52.5mm giving it a rear travel of 150mm and from the looks of it will clear a 55mm stroke giving it 160mm rear travel, but im not sure about how low that will put the BB at full...more

Liked a comment on the item Specialized Stumpjumper EVO vs. Stumpjumper - See How They Compare 2/22/2019 1:23 PM

Would be interested to know how much difference a coil would make on the back of the Evo. Is there scope to add a coil with a bit more travel and a longer fork (thus raising the BB a bit in the process). Seems like the base is there for an epic bike - just needs some tweaking.

Liked a comment on the item Specialized Stumpjumper EVO vs. Stumpjumper - See How They Compare 2/22/2019 1:23 PM

Your dog is very sporty.

Liked a comment on the item Specialized Stumpjumper EVO vs. Stumpjumper - See How They Compare 2/22/2019 1:23 PM

Lol. Short headtube = lots of spacers for Jeff.

Liked a comment on the item Specialized Stumpjumper EVO vs. Stumpjumper - See How They Compare 2/22/2019 1:23 PM

Holy spacer stack, Batman.

Liked a comment on the item Specialized Stumpjumper EVO vs. Stumpjumper - See How They Compare 2/22/2019 1:23 PM

210 eye to eye is the same as factory so static angles are unchanged. 57mm stroke means the back end just compresses deeper, but even in low there is safe clearance at bottom out, obviously there is even more clearance in high mode so you could run a longer stroke still for maybe...more

Liked a comment on the item Specialized Stumpjumper EVO vs. Stumpjumper - See How They Compare 2/22/2019 1:22 PM

Came here to see if anyone has tried a a coil! Good to hear it improves the Evo.

Is that longer stroke shock also longer from eye to eye; does it raise the BB and steepen the HTA?

Liked a comment on the item Specialized Stumpjumper EVO vs. Stumpjumper - See How They Compare 2/22/2019 1:22 PM

210x57mm DHX2 on mine giving ~160mm rear travel. Rear end feels super supple - to the point that the 36's up front now feel like they need an upgrade to balance things out. I also got on with the factory DPX2 though, but am only 160lbs.

Liked a comment on the item Specialized Stumpjumper EVO vs. Stumpjumper - See How They Compare 2/22/2019 1:22 PM

Omg that dog is fast

Liked a comment on the item Specialized Stumpjumper EVO vs. Stumpjumper - See How They Compare 2/22/2019 1:22 PM

Ordered my evo 29 S2 3 days ago. I wasn't very very relaxed when I saw the title of the review... But finally everything is fine. Just have to wait for the delivery!

Liked a comment on the item Specialized Stumpjumper EVO vs. Stumpjumper - See How They Compare 2/22/2019 1:22 PM

You'll dig it!

Liked a comment on the item Specialized Stumpjumper EVO vs. Stumpjumper - See How They Compare 2/22/2019 1:14 PM

Yeah it's an adjustment for sure. My last bike was at 339mm (2016 SJ 27.5 - 335mm with the standard 150mm fork. I ran the bike at 160mm) and I had no issues with it at all, even with 175mm cranks. The Evo 29 is 328mm in low mode, 334 in high mode, and now 338mm with adding 10mm to the...more