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3 bikes with 3 different wheel sizes

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Turbo Monkey
Jun 20, 2005
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San Francisco
Finding a decent used bike is not proving to be to successful. Most are either a size large or not something that I'm too fond of.

I went to the bike shop today to hopefully test ride and possibly buy a Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp Evo 26" but along with none being in stock to test ride, they guessed that it would be February before they are available. That's a lot longer than I want to wait, but it is currently the bike that I want the most. It seems that it would be the most fun.

Another bike that caught my eye at the shop is the Scott Genius 740. This bike has 27.5" wheels which looks interesting and is something that I would like to give a try. I just learned of this bike today so I don't know much about it.

And the last bike, which is also significantly cheaper, is the Grand Canyon AL 29er. I am leaning towards the 8.9 version, but I could also go towards the 7.9 or 9.9 depending. This bike would be much better for getting around town and riding some of the paved and gravel bike paths. I've never had a 29er, so I'm interested in giving it a try.

Either bike would be my do everything Cross Country/ All-Mountain, 15-20min commute across the city bike. In the late Spring I would like to make a trip to the Alps to ride in the mountains, which is probably what's keeping me from just getting the 29er Hardtail... that and my favorite parts of the ride are when the trail points downhill.

The bikes:
http://www.specialized.com/de/de/bikes/mountain/sjfsr/stumpjumperfsrcompevo
http://www.scott-sports.com/global/en/products/227721006/bike-genius-740-s/
http://www.canyon.com/_en/mountainbikes/bike.html?b=3014

Thoughts, opinions, any experience with either bike?
 

Huck Banzai

Turbo Monkey
May 8, 2005
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Finding a decent used bike is not proving to be to successful. Most are either a size large or not something that I'm too fond of.

I went to the bike shop today to hopefully test ride and possibly buy a Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp Evo 26" but along with none being in stock to test ride, they guessed that it would be February before they are available. That's a lot longer than I want to wait, but it is currently the bike that I want the most. It seems that it would be the most fun.

Another bike that caught my eye at the shop is the Scott Genius 740. This bike has 27.5" wheels which looks interesting and is something that I would like to give a try. I just learned of this bike today so I don't know much about it.

And the last bike, which is also significantly cheaper, is the Grand Canyon AL 29er. I am leaning towards the 8.9 version, but I could also go towards the 7.9 or 9.9 depending. This bike would be much better for getting around town and riding some of the paved and gravel bike paths. I've never had a 29er, so I'm interested in giving it a try.

Either bike would be my do everything Cross Country/ All-Mountain, 15-20min commute across the city bike. In the late Spring I would like to make a trip to the Alps to ride in the mountains, which is probably what's keeping me from just getting the 29er Hardtail... that and my favorite parts of the ride are when the trail points downhill.

The bikes:
http://www.specialized.com/de/de/bikes/mountain/sjfsr/stumpjumperfsrcompevo
http://www.scott-sports.com/global/en/products/227721006/bike-genius-740-s/
http://www.canyon.com/_en/mountainbikes/bike.html?b=3014

Thoughts, opinions, any experience with either bike?
I cant speak to any but the Spec, so cant compare - but that bike is astounding.
 

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Turbo Monkey
Jun 20, 2005
1,685
2
San Francisco
Normally I wouldn't mind waiting a few months for a new bike, but since I only know that I will for sure be in Germany until May, I don't want to wait around until February to get the bike, especially since I don't have a mountain bike here with me. A fellow monkey may help me get my DH bike shipped over here, but DH bikes are very limited in their usefulness and I want to ride uphill as well.

But right now I'm thinking that I will just have to wait, and hope that I get a call from them on Monday saying that it won't take as long as they thought. Are the 2013 Specialized Stumpy Evo's available in the USA yet? So far I am still liking that bike more than the 650b Scott.
 

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Turbo Monkey
Jun 20, 2005
1,685
2
San Francisco
How about a Brand new 2011 Enduro Evo? I have one sitting right behind me I need to sell, too small for me.
If it weren't the Evo model Enduro I would consider it. That's another that I will ask the shop here about. I like that it includes the Fox 34 instead of the Revelation that comes on the Stumpy Comp Evo. The Enduro Evo is too DH oriented for what I want though.