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Epic Stumpjumper or Camber
Epic Stumpjumper or Camber
Posted: Jun 25, 2012 at 4:15
I'm Mike, 5'4'', 110lbs, doing a lot of trails, 2 to 3ft jumps every now and then.Recently I've been reading a lot on how to choose the right FS bike for me, this is going to be an all-in-one bike. Currently, I'm using a Giant XTC with my trail rides but would like to try FS.
At first I fell in love with the Stumpjumper, until I was able to borrow a friend's Santa Cruz Superlight and realized that the travel of the Stumpy might be too much. Should I go for the Epic instead? Is the 100mm travel enough or should I consider the 120mm of the Camber for future rougher trails?
I would appreciate your inputs and comments to help me decide. Please help me choose between the three, Specialized fan here,
Posted: Jun 27, 2012 at 2:14
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Posted: Aug 22, 2012 at 9:15
If you say the Stumpy might have too much travel I would definitely go for the camber. Although the stumpy is also a good option. If you have the extra money go for the Stumpy
Posted: Jan 4, 2013 at 10:11
i also came from a Giant XTC 29er 2 Hardtail to a 2011 Stumpjumper FSR Expert 29er... LOVE LOVE LOVE the stumpy... 5" travel front and rear... amazing bike, climbs well, descends well, hell ive even hit a few descent sized drops to flat, i ride it urban assault style, light freeride style, i even use mine as a commuter... STUMPY ALL THE WAY, unless u plan on full on DH riding the stumpy wont dissapoint. and if u want a more capable DH ride with it buy the cane creek adjustable headset and it slackens the head angle by 1.5 degrees like the stumpy evo!!
Posted: Jan 4, 2013 at 10:12
if you think the stumpy has too much travel just air up the shocks, i like to have the travel there for when it gets rough but i usually keep it aired up to just above my rider weight to keep it a little stiffer on smoother trails
Posted: Feb 21, 2013 at 17:56
I really wanted a Stumpy but could not muster the $$$$$$$ for one so I settled on a 2012 Camber Comp 26er and FREAKN LOVE IT! Not as much travel as a Stumpster but a fantastic rider none the less! I was gonna pick up a used Stumpy on CL but decided on the Camber because it cost just as much as a used Stumpy plus I have a warranty. I got about a month ago and put about 125 miles on it. Great climber and OMG going DH. Im smoking all my buddys on their 4K bikes! The sticker was $2100.00 and it was marked down to $1600.00 so I snapped it up with ZERO regrets! Get One!!!! BTW the Camber rite in the middle of the Epic and Stumpy as far as travel goes............with Epic having less the Camber and the Stumpy having more than the Camber - just saying its a GREAT BIKE!
Posted: Apr 24, 2013 at 10:53
But what about this people... It's not just about how long the legs are it’s also about the geometry of the frame.
The Epic is a shorter wheel base bike with a steeper head angle than the Camber or the Stumpy. The Epic is great for tight turns/trails and for climbing compared to the other two. However, it might prove “Twitchy” (or downright scary) on the steeper downhill trails.
I hope that this helps.
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