2017 Spec Stumpy Expert 27.5 vs 2019 S Works 27.5 Enduro

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2017 Spec Stumpy Expert 27.5 vs 2019 S Works 27.5 Enduro
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Posted: Jul 18, 2019 at 4:24 Quote
hey guys...

i am currently running 27.5 expert stumpy and am considering getting a 19 sworks enduro 27.5 frame w float x2 in back... matching it with a fox 36 factory grip 2 up front, and some i9 i already own.

i am seeking a bike that can climb well, i love tech climbing and a fitness challenge... but at the same time i am bike parking every weekend, sometimes 2x a weekend... i live in colorado and ride FR trails mostly.

I ride my stumpy everywhere and feel it cani handle things but there are def times where when i am aggressively DHing, i can feel my bike wasn't designed for this... i am not a stud rider by any means but i can hit double blacks at bike park and would love a more dh capable bike especially w better suspension. some say stumpy may be a better idea to hang onto as it climbs better, but i spoke with specialized and asked a very subjective question.. if you rode the same climb with same rider with same fitness and technical skills how much slower would you say an enduro over a stumpy, we taking 1-2m or talking more like 5-6m... he said no way is it 5-6m slower. said it can climb well, not as well as stumpy but when you're bombing DH it is truly comes alive, which i like. just as much as i love getting up the climb i LOVE coming down, but i do love hte nimbleness of my stumpy as i can throw it around in air or whips or even pop it around the trail as needed..

at times when rowdy is when i am know what to expect w stumpy in terms of ride and get away with it but i still think it could be better as it is not as slack as some other enduro long travel bikes and I've been told they can still keep their snappiness and nimbleness.. not quite as much as a stumpy but the bike doesn't feel "dead" by any means either..

thoughts??? or anyone ponder this question or made the switch?

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