Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-10-05, 06:29 PM   #1
Psyko
B-Boy Style
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 111
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
:Little Intro:Been Riding for just about 3 years now. This is my first FS. Ive owned a M40 and a Moab..

Ive just gotten my 04 Stumpjumpr FSR from the shop about 2 months ago, now that i have a feel for it, I want to go at some larger things. I guess i wanna know from you guys what you think that it can handle. Im not looking to do some huge 8 foot drop, just some smaller 4 and 5 foot stuff on the local trails. The dude at the bike shop told me its not gonna hold up if i take it at those. I kinda am not believing him cause It looks stong enough to me. Like i said, this is my first FS. And right now it tapped me out buying it, so i cant really afford to fix major problems..Anyone seen what some one else has done on one of these and how well it held together..OH yea, I got mammoth rims on it, so bending rims is not an issue anymore

Linky to Bike Stumpy
Psyko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-05, 07:35 PM   #2
dirtbikedude
Gravity Is Yer Friend
 
dirtbikedude's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: "Over the Hill" and going down fast in the 805.
Bikes: Scott Gambler, Scott Ransom, Kona Bear, Bianchi 928 Carbon/Chorus, C'Dale Rize4
Posts: 2,961
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The frame should last if you are a light weight, <150lbs. If you are a clydesdale 200+lbs get a new bike
If you fall in between there and are smooth on the landings it will last for a while also. If not then I say again, get a new bike.

Your biggest problem will be the fork and shock. The air shock on that bike is not really designed for multiple drops over 3'. The fork is also not designed for hard hits either.

This is a problem a lot of riders have. They go out, buy a nice fs then realize they have made a bad choice. Not in getting a bad bike but in getting the wrong type of bike for the style they will eventually end up riding. It even happens the other way, some one buys a nice freeride or dh rig and then realize they only want a trail bike or xc bike.


dirtbikedude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-05, 08:03 PM   #3
swifferman
Senior Member
 
swifferman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 1,124
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Woah woah woah, a 5 footer on a a Stump Jumper? Don't think so. The Stump Jumper is an XC trail bike. Taking it too often off 5 footers will definitely kill it early. You want a more burly bike. Sorry dude
swifferman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-05, 08:48 PM   #4
Psyko
B-Boy Style
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 111
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yea, that was my guess..Ill have to restrain myself a bit untill i get a new bigger bike next year..Its aight, I enjoy XC riding just as much..Thanks guys
Psyko is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:22 AM.