As some of you may know I had a specialized epic which I loved but always wanted more travel, I got the opportunity to get a stumpjumper expert carbon frame and 120 fox f120 forks and transfered all the gear from my epic. Love the slightly more upright position than the epic, the only problem i foundwith it was while going up hill it felt like the front was too high up. So i found some talas forks that went from 100mm upto 140mm which has made climbing alot better, since building this up my girlfriend who has a Scott contessa has always wanted a full sus bike so I found a spesh xc far frame for 60 quid I reduced the travel of the f120 to 100mm and built it up using the parts from my Cannondale, now as I've got quite a bit of ano blue hope components on my stumpy she wanted ano on hers too. I went on the superstar web and she loved all the ano purple they did, so bought headset rotors spacers etc built it up and it wasn't till I had both bikes together it looked very his and hers
she loves riding it and has started coming off road with me and she has no fear!
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