Spark vs Stump

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Posted: Jan 23, 2022 at 15:22 Quote
So guys, I am looking for a bike to replace my girlfriend's old Rockhopper. There are basically two options (both 2nd hand):

1. Scott Spark 2017
120mm of rear travel
Carbon front triangle
27,5 Plus wheels
Fox elite 130mm
Xt brakes
Xt groupset (1x11 - the original was 2x11)
US$3.000 (after brazilian taxes)

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2. Specialized Stumpjumper 2019
130mm of rear travel
All carbon
29” wheels
Fox rythm 34 130mm
Sram guide R brakes
Nx groupset (1x12)
US$4.000 (after brazilian taxes)

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I am struggling with this decision. Both bikes are designed to do some trail riding. The stump is newer, the Spark has some good components and is cheaper. What do you guys think?

Posted: Jan 23, 2022 at 15:27 Quote
These are the links/pics for each:

1. Spark: https://nuflowshop.com.br/produto/scott-spark-c-710/

2. Stumpjumper:
https://mg.olx.com.br/belo-horizonte-e-regiao/ciclismo/bike-specialized-stumpjumper-st-comp-carbon-974917194

Posted: Jan 24, 2022 at 14:28 Quote
aug7hallak wrote:
any thoughts?

Personally, I want nothing to do with 27.5+ wheels and tires so I would go with the stumpy for that reason alone.

Posted: Jan 25, 2022 at 0:06 Quote
The Stumpjumper is a more capable trail bike 100%. The spark will have older and less progressive geometry. It was more leaning towards the xc side of thing anyway. Also I don’t really get 27.5+ tyres on a full suspension bike. For me they’re nice on a hardtail as they give you a bit more comfort and compliance at the back - but when you have suspension you don’t need that.

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