Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Specialized Trail Crew

Do I want a 2010 S-Works Stumpjumper FSR?  YES!

I've been riding and racing a 2008 Stumpy FSR Pro for almost 2 years and love it.  Here's a picture of my baby:


That bike rocks; it's proven to me time and time again that I am the weak link in our relationship, but it inspires me and gives me confidence to ride harder and farther and faster than I used to think I was capable of.

BUT, Specialized has taken the Stumpy in a new direction.  From what I've read there's a lot to love about the new design.  The bike is lighter yet has more travel and comes with a significant component upgrade.  Would I forsake my current bike for the new one?  I don't know.  I think I'd ride both.  Granted my old Rockhopper hasn't seen the trails since I got my Stumpjumper (other than when I take someone with me), but until I have a chance to ride the new one I don't know how it would handle the trails I often ride.  Which one would be better at Sac, Busiek, Chubb, or Castlewood?  I can't say.

I do know I'd race the new ride though.  Everything points to it being a screamer and I'd love to find out.

So, people of Specialized; if you're reading my humble blog please feel free to look around and check out my other posts.  Would I pimp the new Stumpy?  Yes.  Would there be anything wrong with that?  No.  Am I a tool?  Possibly.

I hope you pick me.

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