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Mtn bike....... anyone got some insight for my next one

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    Re: Mtn bike....... anyone got some insight for my next one


    Quote Originally Posted by black View Post
    any feedback onthe Kona lines??
    https://www.bikemag.com/gear/mountai...rocess-153-29/
    This caught my eye.. saw one on pinkbike.
    The Process 153 is an enduro bike, heavier than a trail bike; long, low, slack. Process 134 is the droid you're looking for.

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    Re: Mtn bike....... anyone got some insight for my next one

    Devinci Django, Trek Fuel EX8 or 9.whatever.

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    Re: Mtn bike....... anyone got some insight for my next one

    looking at this puppy tomorrow

    is a womens M the same as a Male M?
    online i'm getting different info
    I"m thinking i might pass

    thoughts?
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...41058887146271
    2020 Specialize Stump Jumper
    aluminum
    29 inch size medium
    Fox 34 shocks
    Front fender
    Upgraded grips
    Bike post seat that is adjustable with a push of a button
    Hardy used
    Brand new $3200 asking $2200
    I will reject all low ball offers
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    Last edited by black; 09-22-20 at 08:18 PM.
    hmmmm......

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    I don't think that's a women's frame. Occasionally bike brands offer a couple frames specific to women, but most are gender-ambiguous and/or default men's. If it's a women's frame, then you'll need the bike's size chart or geo chart to know if their medium is the same or close.

    Pretty sure this is it:
    https://www.specialized.com/us/en/st...ext=93319-5202
    A 2020 - and I don't think Specialized has any women-specific frames in the line up this year. They have in the past though.

    Is it just the sizing that's got you thinking about passing on it? Because this seems like what you were looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aldend123 View Post
    I don't think that's a women's frame. Occasionally bike brands offer a couple frames specific to women, but most are gender-ambiguous and/or default men's. If it's a women's frame, then you'll need the bike's size chart or geo chart to know if their medium is the same or close.

    Pretty sure this is it:
    https://www.specialized.com/us/en/st...ext=93319-5202
    A 2020 - and I don't think Specialized has any women-specific frames in the line up this year. They have in the past though.

    Is it just the sizing that's got you thinking about passing on it? Because this seems like what you were looking for.
    I saw a reddit thread saying a W frame would be fine for a lighter guy but valving adjustment would be neeeded for um a heavier guy

    Gal just wrote back, selling for husband. So its on

    Seems like a good deal. only 20min from me.

    Anything to wathc out for? smooth shifts, no squeking in the rear suspension, smooth fork rebound, no leaking seals
    I expect it needing a tune up etc....depening on hard its ridden but its seems from her profile etc....nothing too crazy.

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    hmmmm......

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    Quote Originally Posted by black View Post
    I saw a reddit thread saying a W frame would be fine for a lighter guy but valving adjustment would be neeeded for um a heavier guy
    Ah, I suppose that's possibly true although I'd be surprised if it was a big difference unless the sizings aren't close to each other.
    Quote Originally Posted by black View Post
    Anything to wathc out for? smooth shifts, no squeking in the rear suspension, smooth fork rebound, no leaking seals
    I expect it needing a tune up etc....depening on hard its ridden but its seems from her profile etc....nothing too crazy.
    For mileage, look for pedal strikes, crank strikes, wear marks on the lower rear triangle / crank from the shoe rubbing on it, crank teeth and rear tire wear. From what I can see, that bike's had very little and light use.

    I'd expect it to ride like new. If anything, maybe a little dirt gritting up the RD, or the cable has stretched a bit. Usually a half turn of the barrel adjuster at the shifter will cure it.

    If those still have press-fit bottom brackets, they were infamous for creaking. Be sure to stand up and mash, put a little lateral load in too. Don't worry about the spongy lever feel - that's a SRAM factory feature. Check if the rear wheel's way out of true by watching it relative to the chainstay. It's air shocks on both ends, so they don't usually get leaky seals the way a spring-based motorcycle fork will. Shouldn't be a problem this 'young' anyway. Run your finger on the stanchion to feel for nicks though as they matter more with air. Spin the pedals backwards and feel/listen for signs of a failing freehub.

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    Re: Mtn bike....... anyone got some insight for my next one

    So I picked up the stump jumper this am
    Clean very clean.
    Was the sons. Rode it 5 times mom said.
    Mom said her fb messenger was blowing up with offers

    At least if I don't like it et. Should be easier to sell.
    But a quick spin and it rides much nicer than the last I rode.



    Now I just need to .... ride?
    No upgrades needed I think. Thoughts?
    tires maybe down the road

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    hmmmm......

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    Make sure the tires are set up tubeless, and probably a better set of pedals, something reasonable like the chesters or diety plastic platforms or whathaveyou.
    A shock pump is definitely a necessity if you don’t already have one.
    Other than that, rage on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    Make sure the tires are set up tubeless
    Tubeless is overrated.
    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    A shock pump is definitely a necessity if you don’t already have one.
    Yep and this is different from a regular tire pump in two ways: one is the pressure, but the other is the valve is typically easier to get off without bleeding air as you do it. The air volume, especially in the shock, is very little so it doesn't take much to spoil the attempt.
    Quote Originally Posted by black View Post
    Now I just need to .... ride?
    No upgrades needed I think. Thoughts?
    tires maybe down the road
    Ride it. Get comfortable on it. Then worry about changing stuff out. Get the air springs on both ends set correct though, because that'll make a big difference. If you plan to mostly do trail/xc type stuff, I would not get more aggressive/wider tires like a lot of people do. Great for downhill but not pedal power.

    From what I've been seeing lately on 2020 prices, I think you got a pretty good deal.

    Edit: I was thinking your old Blur was coil front and back but just did a google image search and seeing a lot of air shocks. So some of the above is probably old news.

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    Re: Mtn bike....... anyone got some insight for my next one

    Yup the blur was air front and back Fox talas something or other So i have the pump. Just need to set sag etc...

    Should it hit up this week/ end on a local trail


    Quote Originally Posted by aldend123 View Post
    Tubeless is overrated.

    Yep and this is different from a regular tire pump in two ways: one is the pressure, but the other is the valve is typically easier to get off without bleeding air as you do it. The air volume, especially in the shock, is very little so it doesn't take much to spoil the attempt.

    Ride it. Get comfortable on it. Then worry about changing stuff out. Get the air springs on both ends set correct though, because that'll make a big difference. If you plan to mostly do trail/xc type stuff, I would not get more aggressive/wider tires like a lot of people do. Great for downhill but not pedal power.

    From what I've been seeing lately on 2020 prices, I think you got a pretty good deal.

    Edit: I was thinking your old Blur was coil front and back but just did a google image search and seeing a lot of air shocks. So some of the above is probably old news.

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    hmmmm......

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    Re: Mtn bike....... anyone got some insight for my next one

    A shock pump is a necessity? I've never touched that shit.

    Tubeless with a thick casing is the way to go though. Weight be damned.

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    Yes, a shock pump is a necessity.
    Most forks nowadays seem to be pretty stable at holding air almost indefinitely, shocks, at higher PSI and smaller volume, not so much.

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    Interesting. Any particular ones you would recommend? I bought one on Amazon at one point and it was garbage.

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    I think mine is from fox. They’re relatively inexpensive, if I recall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    A shock pump is a necessity? I've never touched that shit.
    If you're lucky to be about the weight range for whatever PSI is in there, then you won't notice.

    For years I kinda shrugged off all the fuss on sag. Especially on an MTB where if you breath, the sag changes. But did some experimenting this spring and it's so much better now that I got it dialed in. However, I still think it's almost impossible to perfectly set sag because of stiction, body movement, bleed-off when removing the pump etc. You can get it pretty close that way though.

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    Re: Mtn bike....... anyone got some insight for my next one

    Quote Originally Posted by aldend123 View Post
    If you're lucky to be about the weight range for whatever PSI is in there, then you won't notice.

    For years I kinda shrugged off all the fuss on sag. Especially on an MTB where if you breath, the sag changes. But did some experimenting this spring and it's so much better now that I got it dialed in. However, I still think it's almost impossible to perfectly set sag because of stiction, body movement, bleed-off when removing the pump etc. You can get it pretty close that way though.
    Ahh that makes sense. I'm probably in the weight range. Meh I'll just keep sending it.

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