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    Default Catching up to the current technology.

    Although not a road bike topic per say. I've been riding the same 26" rigid steel Stumpjumper w/ canti's and 7-spd grip shift for 18+ years.

    I just had the opportunity to ride for several hours through the spectacular trails of Park City, UT on a demo bike. It was the first time I've ever ridden any of these latest specs, let alone all together on one bike; 29", carbon, full-suspension, 2x10, hydro brakes, and tubeless tires.

    Wow, aside from sucking wind at this elevation, I felt wicked fast on the trails.

    My next bike purchase will be one of these new steeds! I'm very impressed.
     

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    Default Re: Catching up to the current technology.

    its like a pontiac gto vs a new corvette.
    not close
     

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    Default Re: Catching up to the current technology.

    Quote Originally Posted by FlynRide View Post
    Although not a road bike topic per say. I've been riding the same 26" rigid steel Stumpjumper w/ canti's and 7-spd grip shift for 18+ years.

    I just had the opportunity to ride for several hours through the spectacular trails of Park City, UT on a demo bike. It was the first time I've ever ridden any of these latest specs, let alone all together on one bike; 29", carbon, full-suspension, 2x10, hydro brakes, and tubeless tires.

    Wow, aside from sucking wind at this elevation, I felt wicked fast on the trails.

    My next bike purchase will be one of these new steeds! I'm very impressed.


    a lot has changed in 18+ years.

    think about all the fun you could have had on a better bike in that time and dont make the same mistake over the next 18 years.
     

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    Default Re: Catching up to the current technology.

    Funny, I'd evolved with all the fancy new technology over the years and recently busted out my 1995 steel Stumpjumper with 8spd and cantilevers and rigid fork and had the time of my life. Doesn't mean I don't appreciate my Hope disc brakes and King hubs etc on my full suspension bike, but it sure was neat to ride an old school bike for a couple of weeks. Keeps you honest.
     

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    Default Re: Catching up to the current technology.

    I still ride my '85 stumpjumper occasionally. Fun bike. Probably should have worn it out by now.
     

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