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EXACTLY - Look at Broc Tickle's case on the moto side. He tested positive at the San Diego supercross over a year ago ans STILL has not received a hearing date.

Added a comment about feature Specialized Stumpjumper EVO vs. Stumpjumper - See How They Compare 2/22/2019 12:16 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 fork and in high mode (HA went to 63.5ish with the added travel). When I bought the bike I figured a bb that was a few mm lower wouldn't be a huge deal, but I quickly learned that wasn't the case. With that said, this bike in high mode with the fork travel increased (and 170mm cranks) is MONEY. The bike hauls ass!! AND, is incredibly fun on the fun stuff. AND, actually climbs better then my previous SJ. It's proving to be a better all around trail bike then my previous bike which kind of blows my mind given the geo. It took some tweaks and some getting used to, but I'm mega pumped with the bike now.

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Liked a comment on the item Specialized Stumpjumper EVO vs. Stumpjumper - See How They Compare 2/22/2019 12:02 PM

Totally unrelated, but I just realized how positive of an environment the vital comments section usually is. I wonder why that is..sure would make social medias more fun if it were more often like this.

Liked a comment on the item Specialized Stumpjumper EVO vs. Stumpjumper - See How They Compare 2/22/2019 7:46 AM

Few comments here...

1) I ran it in both modes, and honestly if you are good enough to tell 1/2 degree of HTA then good on ya. I can't really tell...or if I can my body immediately adapts to it. That said, I ran mostly in the high position just because I needed every mm of crank...more

Added a comment about feature Specialized Stumpjumper EVO vs. Stumpjumper - See How They Compare 2/22/2019 5:56 AM

Great review! I own a S3 Evo 29 and I'm curious how a more weight/pedal friendly spec'd build would change your mind on it being an "Enduro Race Weapon"? Also, did you run the Evo in High or Low mode?
Although the stock build is excellent for the price, it leaves a lot of opportunity to cut weight and tweak to your liking IMO. It took me a bit of time to mesh with the bike out of the box. Let me add the disclaimer that my last bike was a 28lbs 2016 S-Works SJ 27.5. So with the geo and weight differences I had a lot on my plate in terms of learning the new bike. That being said my biggest struggle was the BB height. I race Enduro in TX, so it can be pretty pedaly at times, making having a bike you can put the power down on ultra-important. When I first set this bike up in high mode I was pedal striking pretty regularly and my confidence pedaling the bike was super low. With that said, I’ve got this bike dialed now with an added 10mm to the fork for extra BB height and the much needed weight cutting additions (drivetrain, carbon wheels, and other carbon options where I could add them). These changes (mainly carbon wheels and the fork adjustment) made the bike feel 10x better. I now feel like I can pedal it confidently and the reduced spin weight on the wheels was mega!!
Is your opinion on the rig not being Euduro Race friendly more along the geo/feel side? Or do you think adjustments from the stock spec/settings would have left you with a different opinion?

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Liked a comment on the item Specialized Stumpjumper EVO vs. Stumpjumper - See How They Compare 2/22/2019 5:04 AM

I own both of these bikes right now plus a HTLT. My builds are a little different since I have the SWorks SJ and have put XO1 on the Evo along with SC carbon wheels so take my comments with a grain of salt that it is not an exact comparison.

My experience is that the Evo SLAYS steep...more

Liked a comment on the item Specialized Stumpjumper EVO vs. Stumpjumper - See How They Compare 2/22/2019 5:03 AM

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

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Liked a comment on the item 2019 Specialized Stumpjumper EVO 29 1/1/2019 6:20 PM

Funny, this is almost exactly my build as well!

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oh hellyeah \m/

Liked a comment on the item 2019 Specialized Stumpjumper EVO 29 1/1/2019 6:20 PM

Bike of the Day New Year's Day, 2019!

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RAD!! Thanks Guys!

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Added a comment to Dano_mtb's bike check 9/7/2016 12:44 PM

Rad bike!!! I have a 17 alloy build on the way..

2 questions: 1. Do you prefer 140mm or 150mm? 2. Do you prefer the Fox or the Pike?

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