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 Post subject: Stumpjumper 1996
PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 12:16 am 
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 12:36 am 
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Cool! I had a thing for Specialized bikes when i was a kid... It's taken me 20 years to become an owner of one!!!

Is that a telescopic seatpost? how does it feel? I get the feeling they'd be very flexible... :?


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 Post subject: seatpost
PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 12:42 am 
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It's a U.S.E suspension post and not that flexy even though I weigh in at 220Lbs. Still have the rigid forks for this living happily in a box in the workshop for that just in case I want to sell it moment of madness. Currently has slicks on it but bought a proper road training bike that I don't use instead.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:21 am 
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always liked that Specialized Stumpjumpers. Yours looks really 8)

one remark: those SIDs are known to be very flexy - try out the rigid fork - I guess it will transform the whole ride :)


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 Post subject: fork flex
PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:37 am 
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I have the Specialized Stout hub and oversize QR that helps a bit with flex. Not a huge fan of fully rigid off-road as I have had a previous shoulder op that prefers front suss.


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